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Diversity Matters Professional Development Series

Diversity Matters is a brown bag luncheon series which assists faculty and staff in increasing their cultural competence and the benefits of diversity and inclusion on campus.

Fall 2022 Workshops

Some conversations about bias and inequities seem to always go in circles. The talks start, but rarely is the issue addressed. Diversity Matters this semester will explore what role do we play and how we address disparities and inequities that we see in our work. Each workshop will offer tools to be proactive in reducing bias in our work and how to combat bias when they occur.

Date Time Location Topic
October 4 1:00 p.m. Zoom

Uncovering Bias with conversations around race

October 25 1:00 p.m. Zoom

Uncovering bias with socioeconomic disparities

November 29 1:00 p.m. Zoom

Uncovering bias with ablism 

Past Workshops

Missed the workshop? Click the link to watch on YouTube! 

If you would like a workshop presented to your unit or department please contact us.

Incorporating DEI into Position Descriptions
Moving Forward: What do after attending a DEI workshop?
How do we assess and measure DEI competencies?
Strategies to incorporate DEI competencies into your work
DEI Competencies: What are the DEI Competencies of your department or unit? How to identify DEI Competencies?
Cultivating Empathy by Listening to Experiences 
with Dr. Kimberly Seibles
Future of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity at UofSC 
with Dr. Julian Williams
Identifying Privilege: Making Your Privilege Your Platform
with Dr. Warrenetta Mann and Dr. Sarah Wright
Sniffing Out Bias
with Dr. Kimberly Seibles
Speaking out Against Injustice
with Caroline Wallace
Taking Action with Tayler Simon
Teaching/Learning the 4th "R"- Racial Literacy Part 2
with Dr. Michelle Bryan
The Illusion of Solidarity: Why the term BIPOC can be problematic 
with Dr. Shay Malone
Making Equitable Room at the Table 
with Dr. Kimberly Seibles

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