Welcoming Diversity Forum

The Welcoming Diversity Forum aims to create a setting in which the graduate community can actively engage in dialogue and continued education surrounding topics of diversity as they relate to current events, community climate, and interdisciplinary relations. The forum provides an environment in which students, staff, and faculty members can collaborate to inform, foster inclusion, cultivate cultural humility, and self-reflect.

The Welcoming Diversity Forum convenes one Friday each month from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. in room 206 of the Psychology Building. 

Archive of Previous Welcoming Diversity Forum Meetings

Yassmin Abdel-Magied What Does My Headscarf Mean to You?

Cynthia Coupe Neurodiversity: The New Normal

Alyson Seale Purposeful Steps Away from Ableism

Janae Due You Don’t Have to Love Your Body: Alternatives to Body Positivity

Dr. Jill Fish – Honoring Indigenous Cultures and Histories

Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez – What’s Missing from the American Immigrant Narrative

Catalina MoralesWhy We Need to Stop Talking About DACA and Start Talking about Immigrants

Dr. Robin DiAngeloDeconstructing White Privilege  

Canwen Xu I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype 

Jess FongWhere Do We Fit?

Dr. D-L StewartScenes from a Black Trans Life

Professor Kimberlé CrenshawThe Urgency of Intersectionality 

Rachel CargleComing to Terms with Racism's Inertia: Ancestral Accountability 

Dr. Ibram X. KendiAn Argument Between Racist and Anti-Racist Ideas

Dr. Susan David How to be Your Best Self in Times of Crisis 

Özlem CekicWhy I Have Coffee with People Who Send Me Hate Mail 

Dr. Brittney CooperThe Racial Politics of Time 

Geena Rocero Why I Must Come Out 

Jenni Chang & Lisa Dazols – This is what LGBT Life is like Around the World

Yoruba RichenWhat the Gay Rights Movement Learned from the Civil Rights Movement 

Dr. Marilyn Sanders MobleyThe Paradox of Diversity 

Melinda Epler3 Ways to be a Better Ally in the Workplace 

Zachary R. WoodWhy It's Worth Listening to People You Disagree With 

Lee Mun WahThe Secret to Changing the World

Dena SimmonsHow Students of Color Confront Impostor Syndrome

Ivan CoyoteWe All Need a Safe Place to Pee

Vernā MyersHow to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them

Bryan StevensonWe Need to Talk About an Injustice

Adam GalinskyHow to Speak Up for Yourself

Deborah LipstadtBehind the Lies of Holocaust Denial

Meliha GrbicCalling In, Not Calling Out

Dalia MogahedWhat it's like to be Muslim in America

Stella YoungI'm Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much

Reshma SaujaniTeach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

Dr. Michael KimmelWhy Gender Equality is Good for Everyone — Men Included

Laura BatesEveryday Sexism

2016 I Am Psyched American Psychological Association Panel Discussion What Psychology Means to Me

SafeZone Ally Training