Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Find information for the Wednesday, October 21st sessions of the Diversity Symposium below.

9:00 – 10:30am Sessions

Presented by Madigan Turnquist and Jenny Kim

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Session Description: This session will cover current research on gender inequity in U.S. workplaces, including differences in parental leave, discrimination against trans* folx, and of course, the gender pay gap. We will also look at how women with intersecting marginalized identities experience these inequities differently and simultaneously. We will talk about multiple compounding reasons and theories for workplace gender inequity, and invite participants to share their personal experiences. Lastly, we will offer some tangible resources and discuss as a group what we can do to minimize gender inequity in our current and future places of work.

Session Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Session Tags: Gender, Intersectionality, Queer & Trans, Race

About the Speaker(s): Jenny and Madigan are both Career Education Coordinators in CSU’s Career Center. Both Jenny (17’) and Madigan (19’) are alumni of CSU’s Student Affairs in Higher Education program, identify as young women in the workplace, and are passionate about social justice topics. Outside of CSU, Jenny co-owns Karnos Kim Taekwondo LLC, and teaches the traditional martial art at AXIS International Academy; Madigan sings in choir, kickboxes, and loves to travel.

Presented by Kyle Oldham and Pamela Graglia

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Session Description: The need to evaluate and explore our role in sustaining systems of oppression in the workplace is a necessity. We must truly shift our narrative and purpose to center the most underrepresented population experiences to truly create an equitable and inclusive workplace that upholds the CSU Principles of Community.

Session Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators

Session Tags: Bias, Education, Self Awareness

About the Speaker(s): Dr. Pamela Graglia works as the Assistant Director for University Housing Apartments, in addition teaches qualitative research methods and leadership development for higher education administrators and leaders. As a true believer in transformational learning and education, Pamela utilizes research, critical analysis and reflective praxis to engage scholar practitioners in building resiliency as future leaders and change agents in dismantling oppressive systems of white supremacy.

Dr. Kyle Oldham serves as the Director Workplace Inclusion & Talent Management for Housing & Dining Services. As a trainer and facilitator Kyle believes that everyone should learn about themselves in relation to others, and realize the impact our actions and thoughts have on others. Education & Awareness are the tools we need most in an ever changing world, where we are challenged to be our best selves. In addition Kyle is an avid and passionate follower of all things Marvel Comics.

CSU Inspire

10:30 – 11:00am CSU Inspire Viewing

Time to view the CSU Inspire videos on your own.

1:00 – 2:30pm Keynote – Claudia Rankine

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2:30 – 4:00pm Sessions

Presented by the Graduate Students of ERHS 693A, Epidemiology Section

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Session Description: Racism and environmental pollution are inextricably linked. We will review the state-of-the-science regarding the disproportionate environmental health risks faced by black, indigenous, and other people of color. Adjusting for race/ethnicity in epidemiology, though common practice (as opposed to characterizing e.g., social position, material resources, experiences of racism), can perpetuate harmful narratives around the biological basis of racial differences in health. The environmental justice movement seeks to address the concerns of communities exposed to myriad pollutants. We will discuss the role of epidemiology within environmental justice including the integration of research methods to help promote data quality and support community mobilization.

Session Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Session Tags: Race, Environmental Justice, Epidemiology 

About the Speaker(s): We are epidemiology graduate students enrolled in the Epidemiology Seminar (moderated by Drs. Andreas Neophytou and Maggie Clark) for the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at CSU. This student-led seminar will be designed with a focus on effective science communication and audience-engagement.

Presented by Aly Welker, Hannah Caballero, and Kelly Bradbury

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Session Description: This presentation will introduce rhetorical empathy (a new theory put forth in Dr. Lisa Blankenship’s 2019 Changing the Subject: A Theory of Rhetorical Empathy) and discuss how teaching this concept in classrooms across the disciplines can help create more equitable learning environments. Our live presentation will include break-out sessions to identify marginalized populations within various disciplines and discuss how we can communicate across differences using the strategies of rhetorical empathy. When taught in various classrooms, rhetorical empathy strategies can help to enhance the Principles of Community and promote allyship among faculty, students, staff, and our overall campus culture.

Session Audience: Faculty

Session Tags: Allyship, Education, Principles of Community

About the Speaker(s):  Hannah Caballero Bonilla is a Senior Instructor of English at Colorado State University. She has an MA in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language and primarily teaches Composition 300. She also teaching Composition 150-ESL and Composition 130.

Dr. Kelly Bradbury is an instructor in the English Department and the gfPathways Director of Writing Integration. She has a PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies from Ohio State University and teaches upper-division composition courses and a graduate class on integrating writing across the curriculum.

Aly Welker is a Senior Instructor in the English Department. She has a PhD in Education, Equity, and Transformation from Colorado State University and an MA in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing from the University of Colorado Denver. She teaches a variety of undergraduate composition courses.

4:00 – 6:30pm Career Center’s Diversity Connect

  • Pre-Event Workshop – October 19 (4:30-5:30 p.m.) on Zoom
  • Presented by Lokana Reed, Lead Executive Recruiter for Target Cooperation
  • Diversity Connect: Summit Event – October 21
    • 3:30 p.m. – Virtual Student Check-in
    • 4:00 p.m. – Event Begins via Zoom

Welcome Keynote presented by Patrice Palmer (they/them/theirs) – Director, Social and Cultural Inclusion, College of Business

  • Student Organization Panel 
  • Employer Panel 
  • 5:30 p.m. – Virtual Open Networking (Session 1) via Handshake
  • 6:00 p.m. – Virtual Open Networking (Session 2) via Handshake

Please Note: This event is invite only and anyone interested in attending must first register through Handshake. Reserve your spot here:

Diversity Connect