Upcoming Events on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
As graduate students, we must educate ourselves in order to create an environment that is supportive and welcoming to all people, both here at the Graduate School and throughout our careers. While we acknowledge that this is difficult and unending work, one step we can take is to attend workshops and seminars at the University. To make this information easier to find, we have created this permanent column of the Grad Gazette to compile events related to diversity, equity and inclusion taking place in the upcoming month.
This page will be updated regularly, so feel free to stop back here over the course of the month for newly announced events!
The following list has been compiled by the GSA; we have tried our best to find all related events, but we acknowledge we may have missed something. Feel free to reach out to Sydney Ashton, GSA Public Relations Officer and editor of the Grad Gazette, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, concerns or info about an event that should be included in this list.
November 9-13: Transgender and Non-Conforming Week
Join us for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Week starting Nov. 9, 2020. The college experience of TGNC students differs from their cisgender peers. TGNC students experience higher rates of mental health issues, intimate partner violence (IPV), and sexually transmitted diseases. Join us as we explore allyship, relationships, navigating the health care system, and self-care.
November 9 @ 12 PM EST: LGBTQ+ Allyship Trivia
Join us for a fun and interactive trivia game that will hone your skills as an LGBTQ+ ally and allow you to learn tips, terms, and best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusion in everyday life.
November 9 @ 4 PM EST: Understanding and Navigating Healthy LGBTQ+ Relationships
Participants will explore and understand the 10 signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and learn how to support a friend in an unhealthy relationship through discussion and activities. This event is open to sexual and gender minority students only.
November 10 @ 12 PM EST: A Firsthand Look: Navigating the Health Care System as a Transgender Patient
Participants will seek to understand transgender patient experiences, analyze the limitations of current discriminatory practices in the health care system at the expense of transgender patients, and apply new knowledge to improve the experiences of transgender patients.