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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.

Fall 2020 Semester Events:

 

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), Ohio University Southern will be posting content to honor the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans and to recognize their contributions to the US.
DATE: September 15-October 15, 2020
CONTACT: Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, 740.533.4608

 

Campus Conversation: Being Black

Across the country, Americans are grappling with the killing of George Floyd and confronting the legacy of racism. It is against this backdrop of dual crises of public health and racial justice that members of the Bobcat family will share experiences, discuss racial inequities, and explore what we can collectively do as a community to effect positive, lasting change. This event is open to Ohio University Southern students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  
Panelists include Alan Brown, Ohio University Southern Alumnus, Walt Mayo, Instructor, Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy, Dr. Teresa McKenzie, Coordinator of Accessibility and Veteran Services, and Dr. Salome Nnoromele, Associate Dean of Student and Academic Affairs.
DATE/TIME:  Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION:    Register Here to receive information about how to join this virtual conversation.
CONTACT:  Robert Pleasant – pleasanr@ohio.edu or 740.533.4600
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Constitution Day

In honor of Constitution Day, Ohio University Southern will recognize the importance and impact of the Constitution: our governing document.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 17, 2020
CONTACT: Deborah Marinski, marinski@ohio.edu, 740.533.4637 or Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, 740.533.4600

Pink Week

This week will focus on the celebration of cancer survivors, and the remembrance of loved ones who have been lost to cancer, raising awareness of breast cancer, and nurturing hopes for the prevention and eradication of the disease.
DATE/TIME: October 5–9, 2020
CONTACT: Robert Pleasant – pleasanr@ohio.edu or 740.533.4600

OUS SafeZone Training

SafeZone is a workshop presentation for students, staff, faculty, and community members designed to help raise awareness about the dynamics of gender and sexual orientation. This interactive workshop will explore different ways to embody inclusive allyship for people of all genders, identities, sexualities, and levels of being out. By exploring diverse real-life scenarios and learning about terminology, SafeZones focuses on using inclusive language, examines strategies for dialogue, and opens pathways of communication about the experiences of LGBTQ+ people.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Jan Huebenthal, Assistant Director, Ohio University LGBT Center
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 11:00am
LOCATION: Virtual Event
REGISTRATION: Register Here to receive information about how to join this training.
CONTACT: Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, 740.533.4608

Campus Conversation: A Freedom Rider in 2020

Joan C. Browning has dedicated her life to fighting for equality. As a Freedom Rider, Joan was an active part of the Civil Rights Movement. In the decades since, Joan has continued her activism and shared her experiences to inspire others to do the same. Joan will discuss how social activism continues to play a critical role in ensuring racial equality in our communities today.  
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12:00pm–1:00pm
LOCATION: Virtual Event
REGISTRATION:  Register Here to receive information about how to join this conversation.
CONTACT:  Robert Pleasant – pleasanr@ohio.edu or 740.533.4600
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¡Conversemos! Lunch & Learn

Join us as we explore the history and importance of Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexican culture.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 29, 1:00pm- 2:00pm
REGISTRATION:  Register Here to receive information about how to join this virtual event.
CONTACT: Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, 740.533.4608; Tim Mollett, Professor of Instruction - mollett@ohio.edu

Veteran and Military Tribute Wall

The Veteran and Military Tribute wall will be displayed on the lobby walls of the Bowman Auditorium to recognize the service of Ohio University Southern connected veterans, active duty, reserve members, and guardsmen.
DATE/TIME: Friday, October 30, 2020 – Monday, November 16, 2020
LOCATION: Bowman Auditorium Lobby-Collins Building
CONTACT: Dr. Teresa McKenzie, mckenzt1@ohio.edu, 740.547.3875

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Throughout November, Ohio University Southern will be posting content to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories, and to acknowledge the contributions of Native people.
DATE: November 1-30, 2020
CONTACT: Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, 740-533-4608

Missing Man Table

The Missing Man Table is decorated at the entrance of the café. It acts as a memorial that is set up in honor of fallen, missing, or imprisoned military service members.
DATE: Monday, November 2, 2020 – Monday, November 16, 2020
LOCATION: Bowman Auditorium Lobby-Collins Building
CONTACT: Dr. Teresa McKenzie, mckenzt1@ohio.edu, 740.547.3875

I AM…Hunter Dane Schafer

The 2020 I AM Speaker Series features Hunter Dane Schafer. Hunter is a Veteran and student worker at Ohio University Southern. He will be sharing his personal experiences about being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, his transition out of the Army, and the importance of seeking help, along with taking control of your quality of life.
DATE/TIME: Monday, November 2, 2020, 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, 750.533.4608

Veterans Day Tribute

To celebrate and honor OUS Veterans, active military, National Guard, and Reserve members, we will host a celebration ceremony. The celebration will include a presentation of the colors by Ashland Paul G. Blazer High School JROTC and a guest speaker: Tim Hill. The program is open to the public.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 11:30am–1:00pm
LOCATION: Virtual Event—more information to come.  
CONTACT: Dr. Teresa McKenzie, mckenzt1@ohio.edu,740.547.3875

Campus Conversation: Being Black Adjacent

In a world that is becoming increasingly divided, it is easy to miss those who straddle the line between groups. In Campus conversations: Being Black Adjacent (being close to or connected to someone Black), we invite members of the community who are married to, dating, or raising Black and Brown children to have a conversation about their experiences. This Campus Conversation panel asks the question, “how are you doing right now, and how does being Black adjacent affect you?” Panelist includes MaShawna Hamilton, Associate Professor/Associate Director OUS Nursing, OU Southern, Katrina Keith, Minister, Ironton, Ohio, and Paul McKenzie, Principal, Boyd County Central School.  
DATE/TIME:   Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00pm–1:00pm
LOCATION:   Virtual Event
REGISTRATION:  Register Here to receive information about how to join this conversation.
CONTACT:  Dr. Teresa McKenzie, mckenzt1@ohio.edu, 740.547.3875 or Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, 740.533.4600
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I AM...An Appalasian

The 2020 I AM Speaker Series features Dr. Miki Ward Crawford. Dr. Crawford is the daughter of a Veteran who served in Occupied Japan. Her father was born and raised locally, and her mother is from Sapporo, Japan. As a child from the ’50, she will share her life’s journey from “passing” to celebration.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 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, 750.533.4608

Gateway to Success

The Gateway to Success program aims to help area high school students with disabilities that may be considering or could benefit from college or additional training after their high school graduation. The Gateway to Success Program is designed to assist students with disabilities in preparing for the transition from high school to post-secondary education. Staff from OHIO’s Student Accessibility Services office will facilitate the Gateway to Success program with assistance from students with disabilities currently attending Ohio University Southern. We hope to encourage a better understanding of the process of selecting a career and identifying post-secondary programs, getting financial assistance, and how-tos on supporting services for students with disabilities work. This program is open to participating secondary schools.
DATE/TIME: December 2020 - TBD
LOCATION: TBD
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.