In recognition of the importance of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, the Office of Student Life is proud to present a three-part workshop series exploring these dimensions of diversity. We have asked experts from across our campus community to facilitate these workshops in a safe environment for our students to explore these important topics.

Ally Training (PG CLUE)

Thursday, Mar. 16

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Campus Center (Building 1C), Room 227

Ally Training will help students learn about the terminology used by the LGBTQ+ community, participate in self-examination, and learn ways to be an ally. This interactive workshop will provide opportunities for conversation and questions. This event is facilitated by Jeremiah Jurkiewicz, LGBTQ Resource Center/Social Justice Coordinator, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Promoting Disability Awareness, Inclusivity, and Allyship  (PG CLUE)

Tuesday, Mar. 21

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Campus Center (Building 1C), Room 211

Please join members from the Office of Accessibility Services for a presentation on reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services that are available to support students with disabilities at the College of Staten Island (CSI). This presentation will also help to promote disability awareness by providing effective strategies to increase campus-wide inclusivity and allyship. This event is facilitated by Danielle Lopez.

Race and Racism (CC CLUE)

Thursday, Mar. 23

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Campus Center (Building 1C), Room 211

Race and the harmful effects of racism are common topics of conversation for many here in our campus community. When we stay ignorant and silent, we send the message that racism doesn’t matter or that it’s someone else’s problem. To help put an end to racism, everyone has to take an active role, no matter who they are. In this workshop, we will talk about the importance of understanding these concepts and show how a deep understanding of both is required for leadership in the 21st Century to help lead and transform the U.S. and our world. This event is facilitated by Robert King Kee, Office of Student Life.

Students who attend all three workshops will get credit for four (two PG and two CC).

By Carol Brower