Diversity & Inclusion Calendar of Events

A collaborative effort of Auxiliary & Business Services, Corporate Controller, Office of Physical Plant

November

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is observed in November.  The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York.  The event culminated an effort by Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfeet Nation who rode across the nation on horseback seeking approval from 24 state governments to have a day to honor American Indians.  More than seven decades later, then-President George H.W. Bush in 1990 signed a joint congressional resolution designating the month of November "National American Indian Heritage Month."  Similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994 to recognize what is now called "American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month."

Historic Fact

November 25, 1832- American physician and women's rights leader, Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) was born in Oswego, New York.  She was the first female surgeon in U.S. Army, serving during the Civil War.  She was captured and spent four months in a Confederate prison.  In 1865, she became the first and only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.

Penn State History

In 2000, Penn Sate and the Dickinson  School of Law merged.  In 2015, two Penn State law schools, known as Dickinson Law (in Carlisle, Pennsylvania) and Penn State Law (on University Park campus) began operating independently.

 

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion encourages all Finance and Business staff and community members to practice responsible physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As such, until further noted, the Diversity and Inclusion Calendar of Events will only list virtual Diversity & Inclusion Events.

D&I Calendar of Events
Date Time Location Event Details
Wednesday, December 2 , 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Virtual

HOW SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED BEHAVIOR CREATES A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

By PSU HR Talent Management. This session provides basic guidelines for understanding and preventing sexual and gender-based harassment in the workplace.

Wednesday, December 9 , 2020 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM Virtual

DIVERSITY WORKOUT: MICROAGRESSIONS: FROM CONFUSION TO CLARITY AND COMPETENCY AND THE CAPACITY TO REDUCE WORKPLACE CONFLICT

By PSU HR Talent Management. This session will cover 2 different but related diversity topics: Session 1: Microaggressions: From Confusion to Clarity - 45 minutes. This session clarifies some confusion associated with the concept of microaggressions in hopes of improving overall understanding and communication between members of the Penn State community. Session 2: Competency and the Capacity to Reduce Workplace Conflict - 45 minutes This training is designed to address the many ways employees either promote respect and belonging or contribute to workplace conflict.