* denotes workshops that count towards the GCPR requirements.
The Graduate Student Community Engagement Information Session at Carolina:
January 18 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Offered through the graduate school in tandem with the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS), this workshop is designed for those interested in incorporating community engagement in their work.
NC State’s Trans 101:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM; Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Trans 101 is a two-hour workshop open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop is designed to introduce participants to the spectrum of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and gender-questioning identities and expressions. This workshops addresses common issues faced by trans students and strategies campus community members can use to be trans inclusive.
Working Group in Feminism & History (WGFH):
Offers presentations and workshops year round. Participants can join the group or may attend sessions occasionally. Upcoming events include: Co-Sponsored Event with TEAHS: Deborah Hamer January 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, WGFH Meeting: Tiffany Holland February 17, 2017 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm, and WGFH Meeting: Amanda Hughett March 3, 2017 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm.
NC State’s Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions:
Monday, February 13, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 3222. The term ‘microaggressions’ is used to refer to the “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, the communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults” towards members of marginalized communities (people of color, women, GLBT people, people with disabilities, etc.). This three-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop will help participants learn how to identify microaggressions, understand their impact, and respond appropriately when they occur. Register as community member here: http://goo.gl/forms/AmXUyFLY01xMryyz2
March 10 and 11. Durham, NC. Designed to help leaders and organizations who want to proactively understand and address racism, both in their organization and in the community where the organization is working. To register for this workshop: http://www.dismantlingracism.org/trainingsworkshops.html
NC State’s Sitting with Privilege:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 3222. We all have multiple identities that impact the way we view the world and the way we are viewed by others. Our lived experiences differ based on what our identities are: our race, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic class, sex, religious/spiritual affiliation (or lack thereof), ability status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, nationality, immigration status, etc. Some of our identities make it easier for us to be accepted and successful in our society, while other identities make it more difficult. This two-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop will help participants critically examine the impact of their identities on their experiences, recognize the barriers they may (or may not) face depending on their identities, identify common behaviors that can perpetuate barriers for others, and explore ways to use their access and opportunity to create space for others. Register as community member here: http://goo.gl/forms/AmXUyFLY01xMryyz2
NC State’s Interpersonal and Sexual Violence in the GLBT Community:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 4280. This two-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop is designed to help participants understand the ways that interpersonal and sexual violence is experienced by members of the GLBT community, reasons why GLBT people are less likely to report, and ways to support GLBT survivors. Register as community member here: http://goo.gl/forms/AmXUyFLY01xMryyz2
Feminist Geography Conference:
May 18-20, 2017 at UNC. Proposals for presentations, workshops, short courses, etc. are now being accepted.
Duke’s Summer Institute for Reconciliation:
June 5, 2017 – 3:00pm to Friday, June 9, 2017: Come expand your theological imagination, grapple with practical problems, and be equipped to continue a journey of reconciliation within a wider community. Our focus on reconciliation is grounded in a distinctively Christian vision and a framework that is richly practical, contextual, and theological. Rooted in Duke Divinity School’s conviction that reconciliation is at the heart of the gospel, the Summer Institute for Reconciliation draws on the strengths of a faculty of world-class scholars and practitioners. The institute is nurtured by the deepening formation, teaching, and content of a biblical vision of reconciliation that inspires and ferments a movement of transformed communities and relationships. This formation of communities is nurtured by each other’s witness that Christ is strengthening us to the end, affirming us so that we do not “lack any spiritual gift” in our life together (1 Corinthians 1: 4-9). Scholarships available.
TBD 2017, an intensive 4-day workshop series designed to support leaders and the leadership development of people committed to integrating an anti-racist lens into their work. http://www.dismantlingracism.org/trainingsworkshops.html
The Racial Equity Institute is an alliance of trainers and organizers who have devoted themselves to the work of anti-racist transformation. In our contemporary society, racism shapes the outcomes of all institutions. It pits entrenched patterns of power against what are often faint images of equity. The trainers and organizers of the Institute help individuals and organizations evelop tools to challenge patterns of power and grow equity.
For more information, see the link attached: Racial Equity Institute.