EIC Events

Diversity Awareness Calendar - A list of the widely recognized awareness months and day(s) for a specific group, culture or cause intended to help raise awareness, promote understanding, and celebrate achievements.

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Upcoming Events & Professional Development

The Equity and Inclusion Council invites you to participate in the following events. These events are open to all faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided at these events please sign up by June 7th in order for the lunch orders to be placed.

Beyond Diversity: Building Racial Justice Parts I-III

Topics include: Differing Identities, Empathy, Equity, Race, Why talk about race?, the Heat Index as it relates to racial literacy, privilege, Code Switching, Racial Justice, Racism, Bias, the Racial Wealth Gap, Proximity and the Racial Empathy Gap, Racial Inequity Data, Psychological Safety and Inclusion, and Racial Battle Fatigue. 

Outcomes: Participants who attend these sessions will be able to:• Examine differing realities and lived experiences outside of their own. • Become comfortable with being uncomfortable in courageous conversations. • Consider racial inequities with empathy through a lens of equity. • Communicate an extended understanding of race and racial justice. • Extend their knowledge of barriers related to racial inequities that affect our student success and belonging.  

Beyond Diversity: Building Racial Justice Part I

            Date: Tuesday, June 14

            Time: 10:30 pm to 2:00 pm

            Location: Rotary Auditorium

Please register at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084eabac23a7f85-beyond4

Beyond Diversity: Building Racial Justice Part II

            Date: Wednesday, June 15

            Time: 10:30 pm to 2:00 pm

            Location: Rotary Auditorium

Please register at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084eabac23a7f85-beyond5

Beyond Diversity: Building Racial Justice Part III

            Date: Thursday, June 16

            Time: 10:30 pm to 2:00 pm

            Location: Rotary Auditorium

Please register at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084eabac23a7f85-beyond6

Outside Professional Development Opportunities

Past Events & Development

2022

January

  • Virtual MLK Jr. Celebration, featuring guest speaker Dr. Pamela Senegal, President of Piedmont Community College.

February

  • Black History Month display, Huskins Library
  • Race: The Power of Illusion screenings

March

  • Beyond Diversity Professional Development Series

May

  • Course Inclusivity Professional Development

2021

January

February

  • Black History Month Workshop - Hannah Scott, Dr. Beverly Brown, presenters
  • Women's History Month Discussion

April

  • Passion versus Paycheck Webinar - Man2Man - Dr. Dale Rader, presenter; George Clark, facilitator
  • The Importance of Networking Webinar - Man2Man - Gregory Cain, presenter
  • From Maleness to Manhood Webinar - Man2Man - Skip McCall, presenter
  • Holistic Advising: Aligning Students' Academic and Life Goals Workshop

May

  • Intersectionality Training
  • Safe Zone Training 101

2020

January

  • Striving towards Cultural Competency through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • MLK Jr. Celebration

February

  • Toni Morrison Speaker Series
  • Cultural Competency faculty & staff discussion group
  • The Colorful Collage:  A Celebration of African-American Literature and Music

March

  • Let’s Talk: Microaggressions & Unconscious Bias faculty & staff roundtable

August

2019

March

  • Doris Betts Literary Festival featuring North Carolina Poet Laureate Jackie Shelton Green 
  • Inclusive Advising professional development

May

  • Safe Zone Project
  • Women in Higher Education Conference at NC A&T

August

September

  • NCCCS Equity Report emailed and reviewed by campus (Review of gender and race/ethnicity)
  • Community Resource Fair- Main Campus Circle

October

  • NCCCS Conference presentation, "Developing Diversity that Is Embedded into the Fabric of the College
  • "Let’s Talk" Mentoring & Diversity & Inclusion faculty & staff roundtable
  • EIC representatives attend “Deficit Minded to Equity Minded,” a NCCCS Equity Session, to better support underserved students

2018

  • Unconscious Bias professional development
  • EIC representatives attend Black Minds Matter webinar series
  • Courageous Conversations, Communicating with the LGBTQ Community, facilitated by student SAFE Club members

January

  • Equality or Equity? professional development
  • Inclusion professional development
  • MLK Jr. Celebration

February

  • African American Literature Reading

March

  • Inclusive Advising professional development
  • Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey
  • Equity, Part II professional development
  • Unconscious Bias professional development
  • Law Enforcement Open Forum

May

  • I Am Not Your Negro film screening and Lunch & Learn

August

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion slides/video included in new student orientation and new faculty/staff orientation
    LGBTQIA+ workshop- SAFE Zone
    Equity and Inclusion presentation with Student Government Association

2017

  • Bimonthly educational e-mail "blasts" sent by EIC

January

  • MLK Jr. Celebration

August

  • Campus-Wide Read, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, followed by book club discussions

October

  • Safe Zone workshop, facilitated by Kayla Lisenby