Performative Activism is a term that has been coined to refer to activism conducted to merely increase one's social capital rather than out of true devotion to a cause.
The Visible campaign represents our continued efforts to elevate the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University. The campaign’s creation is not solely a reaction to any particular global, national, or local event that it’s launch may coincide with and reflect efforts started when the Diversity and Inclusion units were elevated to a Division, a new Vice President position was created, and the areas in the Division began reporting directly to the President.
Our vision for Diversity and inclusion is to celebrate all members of our University community and to broaden our collective understanding by uplifting diverse identities, cultures, experiences and perspectives. We recognize that this requires a willingness to have hard conversations, to recognize and call out prejudice, to hear and respect vastly different points of view, and to do all this with respect and grace.
One way this campaign is centralizing all diversity, equity, and inclusion work on campus is by updating www.ohio.edu/diversity. The new website will become a central repository for all diversity, equity, and inclusion work happening across the University. Many new elements have been developed including a dashboard providing data related to diverse populations at OHIO and the site will ultimately include a space where progress on campus-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion action items related to the University’s Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan will be displayed for public view.