Today's Update: Wednesday, April 14

April 14, 2021

Dear Student Life Team, The Student Life Commitment and Action Planning Team (CAPT) is offering more in their series of programs that help us fulfill our commitment and dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and racial justice. 

Please consider signing up for these discussions.  

Land Acknowledgements and the Importance of Territory Recognition   

Learn more about the importance of acknowledging Native American and Indigenous lands and the best practices involved with creating intentional and non-performative land acknowledgements.      

Date: 04/21/21  
Start Time: noon   
End Time: 1 p.m.  

How to Facilitate Dialogue   

This workshop is designed for student organizations in particular, but other groups may request it as well. The presentation, through videos, activities and group discussions, will explore the ways in which organizations and members can work to be more inclusive. It will cover social identity, safe space vs. brave space and tips for becoming a more inclusive organization.   

Date: 04/20/21 
Start time: 4 p.m. 
End time: 5 p.m. 

Open Safe Zone  

The Safe Zone Training aims to create a more welcoming and safe campus for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. The workshop is recommended for faculty, staff and students. Through this workshop, participants will (1) gain a greater understanding of LGBTQ identities and the systems of oppression that affect the community, (2) learn tools for incorporating LGBTQ-inclusive practices into your daily life and (3) strengthen their skills in recognizing and interrupting anti-LGBTQ bias. 
Date: 04/26/21 
Start time: 2 p.m. 
End time: 3:30 p.m. 
Zoom Link: go.osu.edu/opensafezone 

These are Scarlet and Great programs as we promote a culture where everyone is included, valued and empowered to succeed. 

Melissa