Four things you need to know about the CALS Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Series

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Diversity and Inclusion

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee, chaired by Ursula Schuch, organized this fall’s Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series.

What is the Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series?
The speaker series is one way the CALS Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee promotes a culture of understanding and inclusiveness within our college and throughout the university. This fall speakers will address some of society’s toughest topics including attitudes toward sexual and gender minorities, how to have productive conversations about race- and sex-based discrimination in the classroom, and overcoming imposter syndrome.

Why should I attend the speaker series?
It’s an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to increase your cultural awareness and learn best practices to address social challenges on campus and in your personal life. In just one hour you can enhance your understanding and enjoy free pizza and soda (on a first come, first served basis). 

What topics will be covered during the fall series?
The following four presentations are scheduled for October, November and December:

  • October 4: Ready, Set, Gay? Sexual and Gender Minority Prejudice in Collegiate Athletics. Dr. Russ Toomey will present the topic.
  • November 1: Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom. Dr. Jill Williams will present the topic.
  • November 15: Beyond Lip Service: Moving from Diversity Work to Equity/Justice Work on College Campuses. Dr. Zachary Hunter will present the topic.
  • December 6: Combating Imposter Syndrome in Academia. Dr. Laura Hunter and Dr. Mika Galilee-Belfer will present the topic.

How do I register to attend the speaker series?
If you’re attending in person, all you have to do is show up from noon to 1 p.m. in the Forbes Building basement, Room 124A, on the day of the talk. If you can’t attend in person, you can register for the webinar ahead of time at

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If you can’t attend in person, you can register for the webinar ahead of time at