January 2021: Faculty Affairs: Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Faculty DEI workshops have been scheduled as follows for Understanding Identity & Combating Oppression: An Introduction to Building Socially Just Professional Practice by Avi Edelman, Office of Multicultural Affairs:

Full-time Faculty: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 12:00pm-2:00pm – REGISTRATION CLOSED

Adjunct Faculty: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/132278736261
Monday, February 1, 2021 | 6:00pm-8:30pm – FILLED
Monday, February 8, 2021 | 6:00pm-8:30pm
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 9:30am-12:00pm
Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 9:30am-12:00pm

NOPM: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Thriving in Turbulence: Leading Immigrant Communities Through a Pandemic and Societal Upheaval

NOPM: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Nonprofit Policy and Advocacy in Action: The Path Ahead

HCM: Thursday, April 8, 2021
The Challenges of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education

Multicultural Affairs invites all students, staff, and faculty to join us for our upcoming workshops:

Identity & Inclusion Series: Unconscious Bias
Thursday, January 21, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EST
Through presentation, discussion and interactive dialogue exercises, this workshop offers an overview of unconscious bias; the neural processes that guide our snap judgments; and strategies for mitigating implicit assumptions. This workshop is appropriate for individuals and cohorts of all levels of experience.

Understanding Antisemitism
Wednesday, January 27, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EST
This new workshop from Multicultural Affairs explores antisemitism, an often misunderstood form of oppression, and how it manifests on campus and beyond. Through interactive exercises and group dialogue, this workshop will examine strategies for navigating contentious dialogue around antisemitism and discuss ways to act in solidarity with Jewish students and communities.

CU Safe Zone
Friday, February 12, noon–2:00 p.m. EST
CU Safe Zone is a training session that provides foundational knowledge needed to support and act in solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities at Columbia University. This campus-wide program was designed to educate and visibly identify students, faculty and staff who support the LGBTQ+ community; provide an overview of LGBTQ+ communities and some of the issues these communities face; and share various LGBTQ resources available to folks on campus.

Please reach out to diversityed@columbia.edu with any questions.

The SPS Faculty DEI committee is meeting January 21st. This is our 5th meeting where we hope to discuss a Shared Language handbook, future workshops for faculty, how we can access the student perspective, what does the new Biden-Harris administration means for DEI work.