Pride in STEM Conference – 11/18

This is a repost of an email sent by VP for Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Alison Williams on Nov. 6th.

Pride in STEM Virtual Conference

“Join Pride in STEM to celebrate the third annual LGBTQ+ STEM Day at the LGBTQ+ STEM Day Virtual Conference on 18th November, 2020!

To commemorate American Astronomer and gay activist Frank Kameny’s US Supreme Court fight against workplace discrimination, the conference is about what motivates and challenges us – in our professional lives, in our personal lives, in our practice as researchers, in our lived experiences as members of plural, intersecting, communities, in our pasts and in our futures.”

Learn more at

https://prideinstem.org/lgbtstemday/lgbtq-stem-day-virtual-conference/

 

Wesleyan Town Hall: Coping in Crisis: A Discussion about Race, Faith, and Mental Health – 10/12

When: October 12, 2020,Indigenous People’s Day 
 
Town Hall Description:Racial injustice and COVID-19 are exacerbating the mental health crisis in communities of color and on college campuses. This Town Hall webinar brings 4 prominent and outspoken leaders to the Wesleyan community to talk about their life journeys and explore issues about mental health, faith, culture, and brain science, with Wesleyan students, staff, and faculty. We will set this discussion amidst the background of systemic racism, the global pandemic, police brutality, social justice marches, uncertain job market, and struggling economy. 
 
Town Hall Panelists: Former NBA star, Olympic Gold medalist, and non-profit founder Allan Houston, Yale Professor of Psychiatry Nii Addy, Pastor Marichal Monts, leader of the Ebony Singers, and Angie Makomenaw, Mental Health Education and Prevention Coordinator at Wesleyan University. 
 
Moderator: Demetrius Colvin, Director of the Student Resource Center at Wesleyan University.
 
Audience Discussion Leader: Dr. Smith Kidkarndee from CAPS at Wesleyan.
 

Post-Town Hall Breakout Rooms at 7:00 PM:

From 7:00-7:30, we invite the audience to continue discussions and interactions with the panel speakers and moderator in breakout rooms

Room 1: Professor Nii Addy

Room 2: Dr. Angie Makomenaw

Room 3: Rabbi David Teva – Meditation Session*

Room 4: Demetrius Colvin

*The Meditation Session, entitled “From Theory to Practice: Cultivating Wholeness and Well-Being Through Contemplative Mindfulness”, will be led by Rabbi David Teva, with Tyla Taylor ’21 and Jada Reid ’22. Tyla is the Mindfulness Intern on campus; she leads the group Mindful Wes, a student group working to bring conscious awareness to ourselves, our community, and our environment by offering spaces to learn and practice meditation. She also helped start the SOC Healing Space on campus. Jada is a Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality intern at the Resource Center. She founded and leads the SOC Healing Space, which focuses on creating a community for students of color to explore journaling and meditation practices.

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.

Salud,

Fitzroy ‘Pablo’ Wickham

Head Resident Foss Hill

Senior Class President

Wesleyan c/o ’21

Town Hall Coping in a Crisis

“Don’t Hate Communicate” with Dr. David Campt Event Tomorrow – 10/8

This is a repost of the email sent by Dr. Alison Williams on October 7th.

Join us on Thursday, October 8, at 6:30 pm for the next installment of Don’t Hate…Communicate! led by Dr. David Campt  (as seen on Trevor Noah). 

This is an interactive experience designed to help people better understand how to navigate many of the challenges of modern day political polarization. With the election approaching and polarization increasing, many people do not know how to have a civil conversation with others who might disagree with them (as demonstrated in Tuesday’s candidate ‘debate’).  Participants will learn about what they can personally do within conversations to turn moments of difficulty into moments of dialogue.

This event is cosponsored by Wesleyan University’s Office for Equity & Inclusion, E2020, The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, Department of Government and the Department of American Studies.  

The event is open to all, but preregistration is required as space is limited.  To reserve your space, Preregister Here.  

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