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Diversity Events

Ohio University Southern

Council on Diversity and Inclusion

2020-21 Schedule of Events

 

Throughout the year at Ohio University Southern there are a variety of diversity and inclusion events. For more information about any of the events, please contact:
 
Robert Pleasant
Associate Director, Office of Student Services
740.533.4608
 
*To request an ASL interpreter or other accommodation, to attend any of these events, please contact Teresa McKenzie at mckenzt1@ohio.edu or Robert Pleasant at pleasanr@ohio.edu no later than one week before the event.

Spring 2021 Semester Events:

MLK Interfaith Dialogue: Finding Our Common Ground

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ohio University Southern will host an annual dialogue with faith leaders.  The aim of the InterFaith Dialogue is to create and strengthen a sense of community by bringing together individuals and organizations of various religions.  This dialogue will focus on the role of faith communities in embracing racial diversity, establishing relationships, and enhancing understanding of diverse beliefs and traditions.
PANELIST:  Rev. Margaret Tyson, Pastor, Quinn Chapel AME Church; Nasir Abdussalam, Imam of the Islamic Association of West Virginia,
MODERATOR:  Dr. Kristi Barnes, Associate Professor, Psychology
DATE/TIME: February 4, 2021, 4:00pm
LOCATION: Virtual
REGISTRATION:  Register here to receive information about how to join this event.
CONTACT: Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, 740-533-4600 or Teresa McKenzie, mckenzt1@ohio.edu

I AM… Micah McCarey

Micah McCarey currently serves as the director of Ohio University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center, part of Ohio University’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion. He has been a part of the Ohio University and Athens communities since beginning undergraduate studies in communication in 2003. He proudly shares the story of his Ohio University transformative learning experience with emphasis on the topics of identity development, well-being, diversity, inclusion, social justice, personal strengths, and decision-making.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION: Virtual
REGISTRATION:  Register here to receive information about how to join this event.
CONTACT: Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, 740-533-4600

I AM…Oreatha Murray 

The 2020-21 I AM Speaker Series features Oreatha Murray, the recruiter for Ohio University Southern. She will be sharing his personal experiences about overcoming adversity, the challenges and benefits of being a non-traditional, first generation student and growing up in a strong application culture. She will share encouragement and motivation that helped her press through stereotypes and traditions.  For more information visit:  www.ohio.edu/southern/about/diversity-inclusion
DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION:  Virtual Event
REGISTRATION:  Register here to receive information about how to join this event.
CONTACT: Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, 740.533.4600

Campus Conversation: What Would You Do?

James Baldwin said, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  We have all been there… You hear or see something from a friend, coworker, or family member that your gut tells you is racist, and no matter how badly you want to respond, you don’t know how.  This campus conversation will provide tools for personal reflection and strategies to engage in meaningful and effective dialogue in addressing uncomfortable situations.
FACILITATOR:  Mr. Marcquis T. Parham, Assistant Director, Career and Leadership Development Center for Hospitality, Merchandising, and Recreation, Career Services
DATE/TIME: April 14, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION: Virtual
REGISTRATION:  Register here to receive information about how to join this event.
CONTACT: Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, 740-533-4600 or Teresa McKenzie, mckenzt1@ohio.edu

Campus Conversation:  Understanding Bias

We all have biases which affect the way we live and work in the world.  During this conversation we will define terms like unconscious bias, implicit bias, microaggressions and discuss steps to overcome biases and reject stereotypes. Understanding our own biases, whether conscious or unconscious, is the key to creating a more inclusive community.
FACILITATOR:  Dr. Shelvy Campbell-Monroe, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine & School of Pharmacy
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, February 24, 12:00pm
LOCATION:  Virtual via Zoom
REGISTRATION:  Register here to receive information about how to join this event.
CONTACT: Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, 740-533-4600 or Dr. Teresa McKenzie, mckenzt1@ohio.edu

 

 

 



Veterans Day Tribute (Thursday, November 5, 2020)

To celebrate and honor OUS Veterans, active military, National Guard, and Reserve members, we hosted a celebration ceremony. The celebration included a presentation of the colors by Ashland Paul G. Blazer High School JROTC and a guest speaker: Tim Hill. The program was open to the public.

LOCATION: Virtual Event 
CONTACT: Dr. Teresa McKenzie, mckenzt1@ohio.edu,740.547.3875

 

 

 

*To request an ASL interpreter or other accommodation, to attend any of these events, please contact Dr. Teresa McKenzie at mckenzt1@ohio.edu or Robert Pleasant at pleasanr@ohio.edu no later than one week before the event.