July 2020 Diversity Opportunities
PlayMakers Repertory Company has partnered to share an archival recording of the Bulldog Ensemble Theater and Street Signs Co-production of “The Talk.” In Sonny Kelly’s one-person show, the playwright, performer, and dad finds that the information his son needs to survive has radically expanded. And it’s up to him to give THE TALK. A virtuosic one-man show about the difficult conversation a father must have with his son in a racially-divided America. July 1–10. View.
“Space for Dialogue for Black Postdocs” is an open Zoom discussion designed for Black postdocs to come together as a community and share thoughts and concerns, and receive support. The discussion will be moderated by Charla Blumell, Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Prevention, Office of Student Wellness, and will feature Dr. Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Special Advisor to the Provost and Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion, and the Interim Chief Diversity Officer. Sponsored by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion. July 2, 1–2 p.m. Register.
NC Museum of Art will present “A Musical Journey through American Race Relations.” Equal parts live performance, lecture, and revival meeting, this presentation is a way of experiencing the impact of Black music on American culture, identity, and social progress. Through his wealth of experience working with groups of all ages and his unique blend of down and dirty blues, socially conscious soul, and spirit-fueled gospel music, cultural activist and musician Eric Dozier shines a light at the crossroads of music and American race relations. He performs songs and discusses key musical figures and themes from the abolition, civil rights, labor, and antiwar movements, as well as other contemporary voices of change. The one-hour presentation will be followed by 30 minutes Q&A. RSVP to join the discussion. Capacity for the webinar is limited, but the discussion will be streamed on YouTube as well. For questions regarding registration or logistics for the event, please email Janette Hoffman. July 2, 7–8:30 p.m. Register.
The National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy (NIXLA) will host “Diversity and Community Policing on Campuses in Unpredictable Times,” a dialogue around the role of leadership in times of uncertainty and unrest, including DEI crisis management, community policing and promoting a campus culture of everyday inclusion. The session will be led by Dr. Damon A. Williams (Chief Catalyst, CSDLSI) and include Frank H. Wu, JD (President-designee, Queens College, CUNY), Karol Mason, JD (President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice) and Sue Riseling (Founder, the Riseling Group). July 9, 4 p.m. Register.
The National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division will present the Virtual Achievement Awards. This year’s theme is “The Solution to Inclusion…Women Empowering Women,” which will celebrate the achievements of women lawyers of color. Gretchen C. Bellamy, Senior Director of Education, Operations and Initiatives in the University Office for Diversity & Inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill, will be among the women honored. July 23, 6–9 p.m. Register.
The Virtual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference: Creating a Welcoming and Equitable Campus, presented by NCCU Department of Diversity and Inclusion, will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Leslie Locklear (UNC-Pembroke). $50 for faculty/staff/community, $25 for students. July 30 and 31, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Register
Racial Literacies is looking for co-conveners to help organize the monthly discussion sessions. Interested parties can contact Michael Palm (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Susan Griffin (email@example.com).