December 2019 Diversity Newsletter
TEAM ADVANCE is proud to announce the Women in STEM Series to promote the visibility and achievements of women of color and white women in STEM fields across the University. Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith will be the first Women in STEM Featured Guest. She will be interviewed by Dr. Patricia Parker, followed by Q&A with the audience. Dec. 4, 5:30–7 p.m. Bondurant Hall, G100. Register.
DOCSpeaks will feature “Social Media or Anti-Social Media: An Exploration of Civility, Culture and Trust,” presented by: Dr. Deb Aikat, associate professor, Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and Dr. Vaia (Yioula) Sigounas, graduate student, Department of Anthropology. DOCSpeaks is a TEDTalk-length cogent talk that intersects with cultural competence and healthcare. The 20-minute talk is followed by a 30-minute breakout session. Lunch will be provided for those who apply and are selected to be part of the DOCScholars cohort, but all are welcome to attend. Dec. 9, 1:05–1:55 p.m., Kirkland Auditorium, Koury Health Sciences Building. Apply.
The Association for Women Faculty and Professionals (AWFP) will hold their Winter Social. Please join them for fellowship, merriment, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and the presentation of the Mary Turner Lane Award. Free/members, $15/non-members. Dec. 11, 4–6 p.m., Campus Y. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Your Workplace Workshop and Webinar, hosted by Global Citizen, LLC, features an engaging presentation on making the case for EDI in your workplace, guidance on assessing your company’s current state and needs, a panel presentation and in-depth roundtable discussions with EDI champions and working sessions for you to think through, develop and/or advance your company’s EDI goals and strategies. $275-475. Dec. 12, 8:30 a.m–4 p.m., RTI International (3040 E. Cornwallis Rd., Bldg. 09-137, RTP, NC 27709). Register.
The Office of the Dean of Students invites all military-affiliated graduates – veterans, active duty, National Guard, Reservists and ROTC Commissioners – to participate in the Red, White, and Carolina Blue (RWCB) Graduation ceremony. The ceremony includes the presentation of colors, remarks from students and administrators and the presentation of Military Honor Cords. Light refreshments will be served. Dress is business casual or uniform optional (service dress/ Class A). Dec. 13, 4–5 p.m., Carolina Veterans Resource Center. Graduates: RSVP. Guests: RSVP.
The Carolina Black Caucus (CBC) is celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a brunch, featuring keynote speaker Martina Ballen and special remarks by Representative Robert Reives. $45 General Admission/$35 Students. Proceeds will support the Umoja Celebration of Black Graduates and future CBC programming. Dec. 14, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., FedEx Global Center. Purchase Tickets.
HAVEN (Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now) is a collaboration between the Equal Opportunity & Compliance Office, the Carolina Women’s Center, the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Wellness. It provides students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows with tools to be an ally to someone who has experienced sexual or interpersonal (relationship) violence or stalking. The three-hour training emphasizes the importance of listening, responding compassionately, and connecting survivors to resources on campus and in the community. Staff and Faculty Training (including Graduate students): Dec. 16, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., location TBA.Register.
The Connect, Engage, Transform: Rural Community Partnerships conference will bring together stakeholders from North Carolina’s rural communities and UNC-Chapel Hill to highlight and encourage authentic, effective and sustainable collaborations for the public good. Dr. Dorian Burton, assistant executive director for the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust will deliver the keynote. Faculty & Staff/$60, Community partners/$30, Students/$20. Jan. 24, 2020, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday Center. Register.