Diversity & Inclusion Calendar of Events

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

October brings Global Diversity Awareness Month to remind us of the positive impact a diverse workforce of men and women can have on a society.

 

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This observance was launched in 1945 when Congress declared the first week in October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1998, the week was extended to a month and renamed. The annual event draws attention to employment barriers that still need to be addressed.

 

October 2 marks the date Thurgood Marshall was sworn into the Supreme Court. In 1967, Judge Marshall became the first African American to sit on the highest court in the land. Opposing discrimination and the death penalty, he championed free speech and civil liberties.

 

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion encourages all Finance and Business employees and community members to follow CDC and event guidelines for maintaining health and savety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

D&I Calendar of Events
Date Time Location Event Details
Thursday, October 6 , 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 130 Garden Room, Pasquerilla, University Park campus

BASICS ON BELIEFS: RELIGIOUS LITERACY CHATS

Ever want to know about a a belief system more in depth? Well, come by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development for a monthly chat where spiritual and religious leaders from our community talk about their tradition and give us some basic knowledge. it's a great way to build your knowledge, be inclusive, and learn about your neighbors! A Zoom Link will also be provided for virtual attendance. Please register to receive a link.

Thursday, October 6 , 2022 4:00 PM Webinar

PSU PRESS PRESENTS: DIMYONOT

Join PSU Press and the authors of four exciting new and recent books in the Dimyonot: Jews and the Cultural Imagination series for a free virtual discussion on Thursday, October 6th @ 4pm ET! The authors will present their work and answer your questions.

Saturday, October 8 , 2022 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM MLK Plaza - 127 South Fraser Street, State College

LATIN FESTIVAL OF HAPPY VALLEY

Bring your family and friends for a celebration that is free and open to the public. There will be live music, artistic performances, children's activities, arts & crafts vendors, cultural/artistic displays, product/service exhibitors, food/beverage vendors, and much more!

Sunday, October 9 , 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park

MENTAL HEALTH IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Mental Health in Higher Education highlights the complexities of mental health and neurodivergence of faculty members at Penn State. Intertwined with the artworks are stories from current students of how COVID19 has impacted their academic life and wellness. Addressing both student and faculty experiences, the exhibition celebrates the ways in which student and faculty process through art and communication. Every day through October 31, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Sunday, October 9 , 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park

FUTURE RETURN

An exhibition in two parts, Future Return curated by Jeremy Dennis brings together beadwork, woodcarving, photography, and Shinnecock written books to share Indigenous stories. Artist and curator Jeremy Dennis creates cinematic images and places of belonging that center BIPOC artists. From Dennis' artist statement, "nowhere have Indigenous people been more poorly misrepresented than in American movies." Future Return brings together mediums of art where the creation is to continue their ancestors' tradition of storytelling and showcase the sanctity of their land. As racial divisions and tensions reach a nationwide fever pitch, it's more critical to Dennis than ever to offer a complex and compelling representation of Indigenous people. Every day, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Will close at 2:00 PM on the final day, November 6, 2022.

Wednesday, October 12 , 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Zoom (Must register)

MICROAGGRESSIONS AND LANGUAGE, WHAT IS THAT? POLICIES AND PRACTICES? WHAT IS THE CULTURE? MY ROLE AS A LEADER. THREE-PART SERIES.

As we celebrate a new school year that approaches now is always a good time to challenge ourselves around change management and our own bias, we all have. The workshop will engage participants how to have a conscious of inclusion. This three-part series will be fun, interactive, engaging and most important show participants how to be lead or be a leader when it comes to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion no matter your background, to create a culture of care with a focus on improving polices, practice, belonging, use of language, understanding difference, workplace culture and creating a conscious of inclusion for leaders. To register please email Erin Morton at [email protected] by September 9.

Sunday, October 16 , 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park

MENTAL HEALTH IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Mental Health in Higher Education highlights the complexities of mental health and neurodivergence of faculty members at Penn State. Intertwined with the artworks are stories from current students of how COVID19 has impacted their academic life and wellness. Addressing both student and faculty experiences, the exhibition celebrates the ways in which student and faculty process through art and communication. Every day through October 31, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Sunday, October 16 , 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park

FUTURE RETURN

An exhibition in two parts, Future Return curated by Jeremy Dennis brings together beadwork, woodcarving, photography, and Shinnecock written books to share Indigenous stories. Artist and curator Jeremy Dennis creates cinematic images and places of belonging that center BIPOC artists. From Dennis' artist statement, "nowhere have Indigenous people been more poorly misrepresented than in American movies." Future Return brings together mediums of art where the creation is to continue their ancestors' tradition of storytelling and showcase the sanctity of their land. As racial divisions and tensions reach a nationwide fever pitch, it's more critical to Dennis than ever to offer a complex and compelling representation of Indigenous people. Every day, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Will close at 2:00 PM on the final day, November 6, 2022.

Sunday, October 23 , 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park

FUTURE RETURN

An exhibition in two parts, Future Return curated by Jeremy Dennis brings together beadwork, woodcarving, photography, and Shinnecock written books to share Indigenous stories. Artist and curator Jeremy Dennis creates cinematic images and places of belonging that center BIPOC artists. From Dennis' artist statement, "nowhere have Indigenous people been more poorly misrepresented than in American movies." Future Return brings together mediums of art where the creation is to continue their ancestors' tradition of storytelling and showcase the sanctity of their land. As racial divisions and tensions reach a nationwide fever pitch, it's more critical to Dennis than ever to offer a complex and compelling representation of Indigenous people. Every day, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Will close at 2:00 PM on the final day, November 6, 2022.

Sunday, October 23 , 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park

MENTAL HEALTH IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Mental Health in Higher Education highlights the complexities of mental health and neurodivergence of faculty members at Penn State. Intertwined with the artworks are stories from current students of how COVID19 has impacted their academic life and wellness. Addressing both student and faculty experiences, the exhibition celebrates the ways in which student and faculty process through art and communication. Every day through October 31, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Thursday, October 27 , 2022 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Zoom (Must register)

BEST PRACTICES FOR INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE INTERVIEWING

Best Practices for Inclusive and Equitable Interviewing" is a workshop designed to examine some root causes of injustice in hiring practices and identify ways to mitigate those issues in the interviewing process. This is an interactive workshop beginning with an overview of compliance requirements and reminder of general training materials available at the university. We will explore and discuss specific tools such as motivational questions (OARS and STAR methods), inclusion of students on interviewing teams, equitable candidate assessment measures, and lightning round question blocks. The main session activity will be an opportunity for participants to pressure test 2 scenarios with the tools they have explored. Participants will have opportunities to work small groups to create and share personal statements of responsibility regarding upcoming search committee roles and procedures.

Thursday, October 27 , 2022 4:00 PM State Theatre. 103 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801

JAMELLE BOUIE: "WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH AMERICAN DEMOCRACY?"

The missing ingredient in American democracy is political equality, the idea that all citizens are of equal weight, even if they aren't of equal voice. It's not just that political equality is essential if Americans ever hope to realize the potential of their democracy, but that the absence of political equality from our institutions is part of what has warped our political system into something which struggles to express our democratic values. Jamelle Bouie, a columnist for The New York Times and political analyst for CBS News, covers U.S. politics, public policy, elections, and race. His political instincts provide audiences with unique insight on the past, present, and future of our national politics, policy, and the state of race relations. This event is sponsored by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy and the Richards Civil War Era Center.

Sunday, October 30 , 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park

FUTURE RETURN

An exhibition in two parts, Future Return curated by Jeremy Dennis brings together beadwork, woodcarving, photography, and Shinnecock written books to share Indigenous stories. Artist and curator Jeremy Dennis creates cinematic images and places of belonging that center BIPOC artists. From Dennis' artist statement, "nowhere have Indigenous people been more poorly misrepresented than in American movies." Future Return brings together mediums of art where the creation is to continue their ancestors' tradition of storytelling and showcase the sanctity of their land. As racial divisions and tensions reach a nationwide fever pitch, it's more critical to Dennis than ever to offer a complex and compelling representation of Indigenous people. Every day, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Will close at 2:00 PM on the final day, November 6, 2022.

Monday, October 31 , 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park

MENTAL HEALTH IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Mental Health in Higher Education highlights the complexities of mental health and neurodivergence of faculty members at Penn State. Intertwined with the artworks are stories from current students of how COVID19 has impacted their academic life and wellness. Addressing both student and faculty experiences, the exhibition celebrates the ways in which student and faculty process through art and communication. Every day through October 31, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Thursday, November 3 , 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 130 Garden Room, Pasquerilla, University Park campus

BASICS ON BELIEFS: RELIGIOUS LITERACY CHATS

Ever want to know about a a belief system more in depth? Well, come by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development for a monthly chat where spiritual and religious leaders from our community talk about their tradition and give us some basic knowledge. it's a great way to build your knowledge, be inclusive, and learn about your neighbors! A Zoom Link will also be provided for virtual attendance. Please register to receive a link.

Sunday, November 6 , 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park

FUTURE RETURN

An exhibition in two parts, Future Return curated by Jeremy Dennis brings together beadwork, woodcarving, photography, and Shinnecock written books to share Indigenous stories. Artist and curator Jeremy Dennis creates cinematic images and places of belonging that center BIPOC artists. From Dennis' artist statement, "nowhere have Indigenous people been more poorly misrepresented than in American movies." Future Return brings together mediums of art where the creation is to continue their ancestors' tradition of storytelling and showcase the sanctity of their land. As racial divisions and tensions reach a nationwide fever pitch, it's more critical to Dennis than ever to offer a complex and compelling representation of Indigenous people. Every day, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Will close at 2:00 PM on the final day, November 6, 2022.

Tuesday, November 8 , 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 104 Harshbarger, Pasquerilla, University Park Campus

RELIGIOUS, SPIRITUAL, AND SECULAR WORKSHOP

Join us for an open workshop on September 29th at 1-2:30pm and November 8th at 10-11:30am! We are offering our Religious, Spiritual, and Secular Inclusion workshop where participants will learn how to act more inclusively toward others of different beliefs and understand inclusion around the many belief systems present in our community. This workshop is a great way to build your skills, advance your knowledge of other belief systems, and offer your expertise to others. It will be held in person and virtual. Please register for a link to the Zoom. In person sessions held in Pasquerilla 106 Harshbarger Room.

Thursday, February 2 , 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 130 Garden Room, Pasquerilla, University Park campus

BASICS ON BELIEFS: RELIGIOUS LITERACY CHATS

Ever want to know about a a belief system more in depth? Well, come by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development for a monthly chat where spiritual and religious leaders from our community talk about their tradition and give us some basic knowledge. it's a great way to build your knowledge, be inclusive, and learn about your neighbors! A Zoom Link will also be provided for virtual attendance. Please register to receive a link.

Thursday, March 2 , 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 130 Garden Room, Pasquerilla, University Park campus

BASICS ON BELIEFS: RELIGIOUS LITERACY CHATS

Ever want to know about a a belief system more in depth? Well, come by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development for a monthly chat where spiritual and religious leaders from our community talk about their tradition and give us some basic knowledge. it's a great way to build your knowledge, be inclusive, and learn about your neighbors! A Zoom Link will also be provided for virtual attendance. Please register to receive a link.

Tuesday, April 4 , 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 130 Garden Room, Pasquerilla, University Park campus

BASICS ON BELIEFS: RELIGIOUS LITERACY CHATS

Ever want to know about a a belief system more in depth? Well, come by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development for a monthly chat where spiritual and religious leaders from our community talk about their tradition and give us some basic knowledge. it's a great way to build your knowledge, be inclusive, and learn about your neighbors! A Zoom Link will also be provided for virtual attendance. Please register to receive a link.