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Diversity Week 2019: Recognize. Value. Act.

Diversity Week 2019

To celebrate, more than tolerate, all types of human differences. 

Recognize: to realize and acknowledge the identities, privileges, and differences in our community. 

Value: to celebrate, more than tolerate, all types of human differences. 

Act: to take specific actions to improve our community's climate of inclusiveness. 

During Diversity Week students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to participate in a variety of daily activities and panel discussions. Diversity Week is sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Black Student Association, Liberated Bodies, Student Government Association, Residence Life, Club Unity, Office of Admissions, and Academic Affairs.  

 

Diversity Week Calendar

February 11, 2019

Let's Talk Race

Diversity Week Reception to kick off this weeklong celebration. Food will be provided. 

Location and Time: 

Markland House 

7:30-9:00 p.m. 

Join us for conversations about race and diversity. The Race Cards include 40 questions to spark authentic discussion around race and diversity issues.

Sponsored by SGA, Public Service Committee, Black Student Association, and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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February 12, 2019

Survivor Love Letters 

Understand Sexual Violence 

Location and Times: 

Ponce Breezeway 

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Understand the disproportionate impact of sexual violence on various communities. Join us for a trivia game related to recent laws and movements
around the world. Paint, draw or write messages to support survivors.

Sponsored by the Liberated Bodies.

Valuing Diversity 

Join the Conversation 

Location and Times: 

Jay's Place, Student Center 

12:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Reflect on how your relationship with diversity influences your valuing systems. You will have an opportunity to share your opinions and experiences in a safe space through drop-in discussions with students, faculty, and staff.

Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Breaking Barriers 

First Generation Students 

Location and Times: 

Kenan, K-300 

7:00-8:00 p.m. 

Join a panel discussion consisting of faculty, staff, and students who are first-generation students. Recognize the obstacles they have faced and discuss methods they have utilized to be successful in achieving their goals.

Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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February 13, 2019

How Do You Value Diversity? 

Location and Hours:

Ponce Breezeway 

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Join us for an interactive activity to reflect on how you value diversity in your community. Simply write in your answer on one of the provided whiteboards and be sure to stop by throughout the day to watch the answers grow as more people participate!

Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Meet the Clubs 

Diversity Day Welcome 

Location and Hours:

West Lawn 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Please visit the West Lawn to get to know the diverse clubs available on campus. Clubs include the BSA, Black Student Association, Club Unity, Deaf Awareness Club, and more.

Sponsored by SGA, Student Government Association, and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

LGBTQ+ & Me

Let's Be Politically Incorrect 

Location and Hours:

Kenan, K-300 

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Come ask the LGBTQ+ community questions that would normally be inappropriate to ask in an everyday setting. The panel discussion is a
judgment-free environment to encourage an open dialog about identity.

Sponsored by Club Unity and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

 

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February 14, 2019

Gender Unicorns 

They Do Exist 

Location and Times: 

West Lawn

1:00-3:30 p.m. 

Understand the spectrum of gender and sexuality through a Gender Unicorn activity developed by the TSER, Trans Student Educational Resources. Students will fill out and anonymously submit a “Gender Unicorn” that explores their gender identity, gender expression, and levels of physical and emotional attraction to any gender.

Sponsored by Jess Kobryn, Title IX Coordinator and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Defining Gender 

Understanding the Unicorn 

Location and Times: 

Student Center, Rm 202 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Join a discussion on the different "Gender Unicorns" from the earliest event and explore different types of identity and attraction. The focus is on creating a more trans-friendly, understanding environment through education.

Sponsored by Jess Kobryn, Title IX Coordinator and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Micro-Aggressions 

What Are They? 

Location and Times: 

Kenan, K-300 

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Understand the impact of everyday verbal or nonverbal signs or gestures, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.

Sponsored by Black Student Association and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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February 15, 2019

Looking Forward 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Location and Times: 

Gamache-Koger Theatre 

7:00pm - 8:00 p.m. 

Join a panel discussion with our QEP, Quality Enhancement Plan committee to speak on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion and our plans for the future.

Sponsored by the QEP, Quality Enhancement Plan, Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 

Open Mic- Diversity Theme 

Location and Times: 

Relámpago Coffee Lab at 74 Spanish Street 

7:00pm - 9:00 p.m. 

Join the English Dept. for our first Open Mic of the semester, in the back garden at Relámpago Coffee Lab. The theme for February is Diversity. Participants are allotted five minutes each to share short fiction, poems, and other creative work, or to perform musical pieces; alternatively, you can just come by to cheer on some really great presenters! 

Sponsored by the Flagler College English Department

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