The Diversity and Inclusion Council is excited to announce a series of programs for students, faculty and staff. We are featuring short films and will then have a discussion on how they impact you.
Since each session stands on its own, you may attend any session without having attended prior sessions. Members of the Council will be facilitating the discussions. Sharing will be encouraged but not required. We hope you can join us!
If you would like to attend one or more events, fill out the form below. Indicate which event(s) you would like to attend, and we'll email you with further instructions prior to the start of the session.
Whose Streets?: An Unflinching Look at the Ferguson Uprising
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters.
As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. WHOSE STREETS? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.
Nominated for Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.
March 10th at 10 am on Teams
Please note for this session that you will need to view the film in advance of the meeting time. Dr. Jeremy Holland will be facilitating discussion on the film.
TEDTalks: Kristie Overstreet - What Doctors Should Know About Gender Identity
Kristie Overstreet is on a mission to ensure that the transgender community gets their health care needs met. In this informative, myth-busting talk, she provides a primer for understanding gender identity and invites us to shift how we view transgender health care -- so that everyone gets the respect and dignity they deserve when they go to a doctor.
April 14th at 10 am on Teams
Please note that this is a short video which we will watch together on Teams and then discuss.