INTRODUCING THE DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION WEBSITE
Dr. Curtis Byrd, Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), delivers a warm welcome and introduction to the DEI website, a digital hub that brings together information about DEI programs, initiatives and resources from across the university. Click on the video box above to learn more. Visit dei.gsu.edu to explore the website.
ANDREW YOUNG SCHOOL OF POLICY STUDIES GARNERS 2020 DIVERSITY AWARD FROM THE NETWORK OF SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC POLICY, AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATION
The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration has awarded Georgia State’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies its 2020 Diversity Award, recognizing the school’s research, service and teaching for exemplifying the highest standards in promoting and supporting diversity.
INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN’S, GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Georgia State’s Institute for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, recognizing the legacy of its founding director, Dr. Diane L. Fowlkes, and highlighting faculty and student experiences, research, events and programs.
DIVERSITY DIALOGUES: POLICING AND THE
GEORGIA STATE COMMUNITY
The third installment of the Presidential Diversity Dialogues series was on Thursday, Oct. 29. This discussion was an extended conversation on policing, the Atlanta community, and intersections with protests and politics. Discussants included Georgia State scholars, community leaders and Georgia State police officials.
Watch all three Diversity Dialogues by clicking the button below. Previous conversations included discussions about the Georgia State community and campus climate and underrepresented minority faculty COACHE survey data.
- Freedom School 101: Fighting for Home Sweet Home - Nov. 13
- 15th Annual Sources of Urban Educational Excellence Conference– Nov. 14
- The Kreuter Katz Lecture on Health Equity ft. Angela Glover Blackwell - Nov. 19
- Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Policy and Best Practices – Dec. 1
- Diversity Dialogues 4 - History of Atlanta, Georgia State, and Civil and Human Rights – January 2021 (Date TBD)
For more DEI events visit the events calendar on the DEI website here. For other events visits the Georgia State main calendar here.
If you have suggestions for additional diversity, equity, and inclusion related news stories, events, or observances to share with the Georgia State community, please complete the DEI assistance form here.
MONTHLY OBSERVANCES AND CELEBRATIONS
Click here for additional observances and celebrations.
Native American Heritage Month
- All Saints Day - Nov. 1
- Veterans Day - Nov. 11
- Diwali, "Indian Festival of Lights"- Nov.14
- International Students' Day - Nov. 17
- Transgender Day of Remembrance - Nov. 20
- Thanksgiving Day - Nov. 26
- World AIDS Day - Dec. 1
- International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Dec. 3
- International Human Rights Day - Dec. 10
- Hanukkah - Dec. 10 - 18
- Christmas Day (Western calendar) - Dec. 25
- Kwanzaa - Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
- New Year's Day - Jan. 1
- World Braille Day - Jan. 4
- Christmas Day (Orthodox and Coptic) - Jan. 7
- World Religion Day - Jan. 19
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Jan. 18
- Chinese New Year - Jan. 25
- Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27
If you would like more information about other observances, we have provided additional resources:
- https://www.diversitybestpractices.com/2020-diversity-holidays (Diversity Holidays)
- Interfaith Calendars
To have additional religious observances included in the Student Center holiday display, visit the Panther Involvement Network website and enter your campus ID and password. Select "Forms" at the top of the screen, and a form marked "Student Center Holiday Recognition Request Form" will be listed.
- Funding Opportunity: Provost’s Visiting Scholars Program
The Provost’s Visiting Scholars Program brings promising and leading faculty from underrepresented minority groups for short visits, and the program accepts proposals from Georgia State departments on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more and apply.
- Professional Development for Staff & Students: Women at Work
The Women at Work Series is a professional development program designed to educate, motivate and empower Georgia State University staff and students. This year’s series is Obtaining the Keys to Success.
HIGHLIGHTED PROGRAMS FROM THE
- Community Connections Mentoring Program
The Community Connection (C2) Mentoring program provides an opportunity for participants to create meaningful relationships on our campuses through personal and professional development, and connection with the Multicultural Center as well as other GSU resources.
- Digital Learners to Leaders Program
The Digital Learners to Leaders program increases digital literacy of Georgia State and high school students, focusing on female and minority students, and creates a path for more diverse students to pursue studies in computer science and technology.
CONTRIBUTE TO THE
- The Diversity Database brings together diversity, equity and inclusion-related initiatives, programming and policy from across Georgia State into one searchable information hub. Contribute to the database or change your existing entry here.