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This Year’s Diversity Education Week Themes Include Social Identity and Social Positionality

Diversity Education Week at NC State (DEW 2018) will feature five days of interactive workshops, activities and speaker events surrounding critical local and global social justice topics. DEW 2018 events, taking place from October 15 – October 19, 2018, offer an opportunity for all NC State students, faculty and staff to explore and develop their sense of social justice at the personal and practical levels.

This Year’s Theme

The theme for this year’s Diversity Education Week, “Who Are We? Defining the Wolfpack,” relates directly to its mission of reinforcing NC State’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity by highlighting the importance of diversity and the role it plays in our daily lives and personal worldviews. Workshops and events will cover three major topical areas: social identity development and expression, social positionality and policy and practice.

DEW 2018 events will not only provide students with an opportunity for internal identity exploration, but also an opportunity for the development of applied, real-world social justice and political practice. Ask at each event for the possibility of credit on your co-curricular transcript.

Be sure to use the DEW 2018 mobile or web guides for full descriptions of every event happening around campus. The guides are color-coded to show which thematic topic a DEW workshop covers.

Here is the full lineup of Diversity Education Week 2018’s events:

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • “Protected Class” WKNC Broadcast | 7:00-8:00 a.m. | anywhere with a radio or phone
  • Lunch and Learn: Menstrual Care and the Diva Cup | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Women’s Center, Talley Student Union, Suite 5210
  • Responding to Microaggressions: Individual and Institutional Responses | 2:00-4:00 p.m. | Witherspoon Student Center, Room 356
  • Accessibility Excursion | 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 4101
  • Periods Aren’t Just for Women: Redefining Who Menstruates with Cass Bliss | 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 3210
  • Men’s Mental Health in Sports | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Caldwell Lounge
  • Panoramic Dance Project: Open Rehearsal with Afro House Dancers and Choreographer Kim Holmes | 7:00-8:00 p.m. | Carmichael Gym, Dance Studio 2307
  • Botewa Dance Workshop | 9:00-11:00 p.m. | Carmichael Gym, Dance Studio 2307

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • “Protected Class” WKNC Broadcast | 7:00-8:00 a.m. | anywhere with a radio or phone
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Town Hall Meeting: Black Lives Matter | 12:00-1:30 p.m. | Caldwell Hall Lounge
  • Supporting Queer Undocumented Students | 2:00-4:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 3222
  • Policy Speaks: Language Diversity in Practice | 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 3221
  • Hidden No More: STEM Women of Color Tour | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Mountains Ballroom, Talley Student Union
  • Race and Schools: The Need for Action | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Poe Hall, Room 512
  • Global Skills Workshop: Foundations for Cultural Competence | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | 920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 450 (GTI Office)
  • African Diaspora Film Series: “Out in the Night” | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126
  • Diversity in Varying Experiences (DIVE) | 7:00-8:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 4101

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • “Protected Class” WKNC Broadcast | 7:00-8:00 a.m. | anywhere with a radio or phone
  • Identity Compass Workshop | 10:00-11:30 a.m. | Caldwell Hall Lounge
  • Exploring the Influence of Microaggressions on African American Student Persistence | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 4280
  • Faculty/Staff Talk: “(Un)Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBTQ Muslims” with Faisal Alam | 3:00-5:00 p.m. | Witherspoon Student Center, Room 201
  • Death By a Million Papercuts Workshop | 6:00–7:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 3223
  • Artivism: Advocacy and Activism through Art | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | African American Cultural Art Gallery
  • DEW Keynote: “Being Queer and Muslim in the Trump Era” with Faisal Alam | 7:30-9:00 p.m. | Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126
  • In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | The Kennedy-McIlwee Studio, Frank Thompson Hall

Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • “Protected Class” WKNC Broadcast | 7:00- 8:00 a.m. | anywhere with a radio or phone
  • Going Global: Increasing Access and Support In Study Abroad Programs for Underrepresented Student Communities | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 4101
  • Lunch and Learn: Support for Domestic/Dating Violence Survivors in the Military Community | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 4280
  • Faculty/Staff Diversity Dialogue: “Examining the Complexities of Identity and Inclusivity” | 2:00-4:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 4210
  • GLBT History Month Art, Activism and Resistance Workshop | 3:00-5:00 p.m. | African American Cultural Center Art Gallery
  • A Brief History of Chinese-Jamaicans and the Impact of Cultural Bonding in the Western World | 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 3223
  • COMx: “Women Driving Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship” | 5:00-8:00 p.m. | Google Fiber Space, 518 West Jones Street
  • Crucial Conversations: “Free Speech. Free Society” | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Mountains Ballroom, Talley Student Union
  • Inclusion and Intersectionality: A Muslim Identity | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 4280
  • In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | The Kennedy-McIlwee Studio, Frank Thompson Hall

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • “Protected Class” WKNC Broadcast | 7:00- 8:00 a.m. | anywhere with a radio or phone
  • Exploring the Future Implications of Race | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Park Shops, Room 201
  • Keep it Real Game/Workshop | 12:00-1:30 p.m. | Poe Hall, Room 512
  • Nontraditional Student Focus Group | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 4251
  • Student Diversity Dialogue: “Examining the Complexities of Identity and Inclusivity” | 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 4210
  • Islam Fair | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Room 3221

Learning outcomes for DEW 2018 include the ability to define individual and personal social identity, the ability to articulate the relation between social identity and worldview, and the ability to examine how social identity relates to diversity at NC State. With over two dozen different workshops and activities to choose from, there are events for every student, faculty and staff member to attend.

Leah Block is a communications intern in the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity.