Online Discussion Groups

Please register for the online discussions listed below that you would like to attend and participate.

October 27, 2021
O27P - Introduction to Genealogy
Please register to receive room information

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Want to find out how to search your family history? Join us for an engaging 2-hour session to help you learn the basics of tracing your ancestry. Genealogy expert Barb Williams will share some tricks of the trade and provide you with a "roadmap" on how to get started researching your family tree.  This session will be held at the Sinclair Dayton Campus Conference Center.  Once registered, Michele Marcum will send you an outlook meeting invite with the room information for the session for which you registered.

October 28, 2021
O28P - Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) for Faculty and Staff
Zoom link in the description

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87436608526?pwd=RFZqYnloUWJHb3NWdDYxRUZ6TFJoQT09
Meeting ID: 874 3660 8526
Passcode: 480934

In this one hour session, you are invited to be guided by certified Yoga and meditation teacher, Prof. Amanda Hayden, through a traditional Yogic Deep Relaxation (Nidra). This session utilizes sound meditation, guided breathwork, full body relaxation, pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) and mindful observation of breath, body and mind.

We will use the whole of the hour to fully surrender into deep relaxation in order to maximize the benefits for stress reduction.

Full-time employees attending this class are eligible to earn up to 1 wellness point (“Attend Mind/Body Class” category) in the LIVEWELL@Sinclair Health Activity Tracker. For automatic attendance submission, a full-time employee must be identifiable at the beginning of the class by the class facilitator (e.g. full name must appear on screen during Zoom meeting).

October 28, 2021
O28P - Critical Perspectives on Teaching In Prisons: Emotional Boundaries and Trauma-Informed Pedagogy
Zoom link in the description

book cover of Critical Perspectives on Teaching in Prison

7:00 - 8:30 PM on three Thursdays, September 23, October 28 and December 2

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87174849593?pwd=MmllTGtYUWx3WWZyNCtneDVyWkxmQT09
Meeting ID: 871 7484 9593
Passcode: 245486

PREREQUISITE: This book dialogue is for anyone working with our students in incarcerated settings or who may have in interest about equity and the criminal justice system in the United States.

Critical Perspectives on Teaching in Prisons: Emotional Boundaries and Trauma-Informed Pedagogy This series of three dialogues will explore readings in the new book "Critical Perspectives on Teaching in Prisons." Once a month, participants will be asked to read 2 to 3 essays in the book and they will be invited to participate in a deep dialogue about what it means to be a socially justice minded educator in what some would say is an unjust system. Topics explored will include issues of systemic racism and the prison system in the United States, the construct of "time" and its meaning to those who are on the "inside", the importance of hope and resilience, and finally, an exploration of working with students through trauma informed pedagogy. Although this dialogue is specific to teaching those living in incarcerated settings, this dialogue also covers issues of systemic racism and the importance of pedagogical mindfulness in working with students from marginalized communities.

October 29, 2021
O29P - Film Discussion: Paris is Burning
Zoom link in the description

12:00 - 1:00 PM

ZOOM: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/89461870926?pwd=ZWVaQm0wK3FNVDdMNEtWMDFMTlM2UT09
MEETING ID: 894 6187 0926
PASSCODE: 128661

PREREQUISITE: All registrants will be expected to have watched the film which can be streamed via the Sinclair Library @ https://kong.sinclair.edu/record=b2180700~S1?_ga=2.154003256.1420574379.1631257184-484494830.1619450422

As with many parts of history, BIPOC individuals are often times erased from the LGBT+ movement. Paris is Burning, an acclaimed documentary, takes a look specifically at ballroom culture among Black and Latin communities in the late 1980’s.

Please join us for what we hope will be a lively conversation about topics that include: the role ballroom culture has played in the lives of LGBT People of Color, the relevance of this film today, chosen families, and homelessness among LGBT youth.

Please note, this is a discussion-based event, there will be no lecture so your participation is essential. Questions and supplemental material to guide discussion will be sent closer to the event, but you will be expected to have watched the film and to contribute to the conversation.

November 3, 2021
N3A - Article Discussion of The Fall of Rome All Over Again?
Zoom link in the description

10:00 - 11:00 AM

ZOOM ROOM: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/81642646190?pwd=amRVenlrMzFVYi9HTGt5Z2VNL3Z5Zz09
MEETING ID: 816 4264 6190
PASSCODE: 804400

PREREQUISITE: Registrants to read The Atlantic article by Cullen Murphy @ https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/04/no-really-are-we-rome/618075/

Is our Country's current state of divisiveness and partisanship a sign? This article by Cullen Murphy poses some thought-provoking ideas of where our country is dangerously heading.

November 3, 2021
N3P - Introduction to Genealogy
Please register to receive room information

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Want to find out how to search your family history? Join us for an engaging 2-hour session to help you learn the basics of tracing your ancestry. Genealogy expert Barb Williams will share some tricks of the trade and provide you with a "roadmap" on how to get started researching your family tree.  This session will be held at the Sinclair Dayton Campus Conference Center.  Once registered, Michele Marcum will send you an outlook meeting invite with the room information for the session for which you registered.

November 16, 2021
International Poetry
Zoom link in the description

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/81648868283?pwd=REUwSmx0cUFKeStvN0w3NW53dmhLZz09
Meeting ID: 816 4886 8283
Passcode: 526920

Sinclair’s poet laureate, Professor Amanda Hayden will read several of her poems that have been inspired by her international travel. Following Professor Hayden’s poetry, international and domestic students are invited to read a poem of their own or one from an international poet.

November 16, 2021
N16P - Article Discussion of The Fall of Rome All Over Again?
Zoom link in the description

3:00 - 4:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/88981889491?pwd=cHFHS2lLZUUydjB0eW1RN1lzT1FNdz09
MEETING ID: 889 8188 9491
PASSCODE: 307021

PREREQUISITE: Registrants to read The Atlantic article by Cullen Murphy @ https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/04/no-really-are-we-rome/618075/

Is our Country's current state of divisiveness and partisanship a sign? This article by Cullen Murphy poses some thought-provoking ideas of where our country is dangerously heading.

November 17, 2021
The Shadow Pandemic: Violence and Women Around the World
1st floor, Stage

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/85813256302?pwd=Rm9CeG5BWEROa3F4M2tVRUdsT2hGdz09 
Meeting ID: 858 1325 6302
Passcode: 299887

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it. As COVID-19 cases continue to strain health services, essential services, such as domestic violence shelters and helplines, have reached capacity. More needs to be done to prioritize addressing violence against women in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Come learn about the growing crisis from Dr. Katherine Rowell  nd ways that you can become involved in local and global response efforts.

November 17, 2021
Blue Lives Matter: Identity and the Internet
Zoom link in the description

1:00 - 2:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/89335377832?pwd=RTFWWnQ1cVIvZ2xQYXExRHlkRHhVdz09
MEETING ID:   893 3537 7832
PASSCODE:     160402

Social movements are generally organized efforts of activism that are the result of some type of injustice, mistreatment or abuse. We have seen students walk out of classrooms to demand political action against gun violence. Others have protested and pushed for action against climate change and same-sex marriage. Recently, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement as emerged to bring attention to disproportionate numbers of police brutality against people of color, particularly African Americans.  In response to BLM, another social movement has surfaced-Blue Lives Matter, which is a pro-policing movement formed in part to counter the efforts of Black Lives Matter.

This presentation will provide a general backdrop of the development of both BLM and Blue Lives Matter and focus on how Blue Lives Matter, as pro-policing social movement, utilizes messaging and marketing from their various social media platforms to achieve their movement goals. This possibly creates a larger divide between police and the communities where they are employed as public servants and how that may create a conflict between the collective identity and individual identity for officers.

 

November 18, 2021
N18P - Sinclair 101: Payroll
TBD

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Presenter and details coming soon.

November 19, 2021
Book Discussion of Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/88935806204?pwd=aGNhTmhVMjFtZElvS3lqNmZZTmJIdz09

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens the Democracy by Cathy O’Neil

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/88935806204?pwd=aGNhTmhVMjFtZElvS3lqNmZZTmJIdz09
MEETING ID:  889 3580 6204
PASSCODE:  706316

PRE-REQUISITE: Please read or listen to the book linked here at

Weapons of Math Destruction is a book by Cathy O'Neil that examines the dangers of using “Big Data” to make decisions that can alter the course of people's lives. “Weapons of Math Destruction” (or WMDs) are Big Data models that use algorithms to make decisions. WMDs ignore nuance and often rely on flawed data.

December 2, 2021
D2P - Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) for Faculty and Staff
Zoom link in the description

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87436608526?pwd=RFZqYnloUWJHb3NWdDYxRUZ6TFJoQT09
Meeting ID: 874 3660 8526
Passcode: 480934

In this one hour session, you are invited to be guided by certified Yoga and meditation teacher, Prof. Amanda Hayden, through a traditional Yogic Deep Relaxation (Nidra). This session utilizes sound meditation, guided breathwork, full body relaxation, pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) and mindful observation of breath, body and mind.

We will use the whole of the hour to fully surrender into deep relaxation in order to maximize the benefits for stress reduction.

Full-time employees attending this class are eligible to earn up to 1 wellness point (“Attend Mind/Body Class” category) in the LIVEWELL@Sinclair Health Activity Tracker. For automatic attendance submission, a full-time employee must be identifiable at the beginning of the class by the class facilitator (e.g. full name must appear on screen during Zoom meeting).

December 2, 2021
D2P - Critical Perspectives on Teaching In Prisons: Emotional Boundaries and Trauma-Informed Pedagogy
Zoom link in the description

book cover of Critical Perspectives on Teaching in Prison

7:00 - 8:30 PM on three Thursdays, September 23, October 28 and December 2

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87174849593?pwd=MmllTGtYUWx3WWZyNCtneDVyWkxmQT09
Meeting ID: 871 7484 9593
Passcode: 245486

PREREQUISITE: This book dialogue is for anyone working with our students in incarcerated settings or who may have in interest about equity and the criminal justice system in the United States.

Critical Perspectives on Teaching in Prisons: Emotional Boundaries and Trauma-Informed Pedagogy This series of three dialogues will explore readings in the new book "Critical Perspectives on Teaching in Prisons." Once a month, participants will be asked to read 2 to 3 essays in the book and they will be invited to participate in a deep dialogue about what it means to be a socially justice minded educator in what some would say is an unjust system. Topics explored will include issues of systemic racism and the prison system in the United States, the construct of "time" and its meaning to those who are on the "inside", the importance of hope and resilience, and finally, an exploration of working with students through trauma informed pedagogy. Although this dialogue is specific to teaching those living in incarcerated settings, this dialogue also covers issues of systemic racism and the importance of pedagogical mindfulness in working with students from marginalized communities.

January 27, 2022
Sinclair Book Read of The Sum of Us, Chapters 1-5, 9a
Please register to receive the Zoom link

9:00 - 10:30 AM

You are invited to participate in a Sinclair Community College “Book Read” and discussion sessions of Heather McGhee’s best-selling book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Author Heather McGhee draws on a wealth of economic data to make the case that discriminatory laws and practices that target African Americans also negatively impact society at large. New York Times best-seller, ‘The Sum of Us’ Tallies the Cost of Racism for Everyone by Jennifer Szalai (Feb. 23, 2021) All participants will receive a copy of the book, but registration is limited to 67 people per session, so don’t delay signing up for this wonderful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion opportunity.

  • Pre-work for January 27 – read Chapters 1 thru 5
  • Pre-work for February 3 – read remaining Chapters 6 thru 10

After you have registered for a session for both days you will receive an outlook invite with the zoom details. You will be able to pick-up a copy of your book at the “Our American Journey” exhibit from Sept 27 through Oct 1, located in room Library-001 on the top floor of the Library.

January 27, 2022
Sinclair Book Read of The Sum of Us, Chapters 1-5, 11:30a
Please register to receive the Zoom link

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

You are invited to participate in a Sinclair Community College “Book Read” and discussion sessions of Heather McGhee’s best-selling book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Author Heather McGhee draws on a wealth of economic data to make the case that discriminatory laws and practices that target African Americans also negatively impact society at large. New York Times best-seller, ‘The Sum of Us’ Tallies the Cost of Racism for Everyone by Jennifer Szalai (Feb. 23, 2021) All participants will receive a copy of the book, but registration is limited to 67 people per session, so don’t delay signing up for this wonderful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion opportunity.

  • Pre-work for January 27 – read Chapters 1 thru 5
  • Pre-work for February 3 – read remaining Chapters 6 thru 10

After you have registered for a session for both days you will receive an outlook invite with the zoom details. You will be able to pick-up a copy of your book at the “Our American Journey” exhibit from Sept 27 through Oct 1, located in room Library-001 on the top floor of the Library.

January 27, 2022
Sinclair Book Read of The Sum of Us, Chapters 1-5, 3:30p
Please register to receive the Zoom link

3:30 - 5:00 PM

You are invited to participate in a Sinclair Community College “Book Read” and discussion sessions of Heather McGhee’s best-selling book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Author Heather McGhee draws on a wealth of economic data to make the case that discriminatory laws and practices that target African Americans also negatively impact society at large. New York Times best-seller, ‘The Sum of Us’ Tallies the Cost of Racism for Everyone by Jennifer Szalai (Feb. 23, 2021) All participants will receive a copy of the book, but registration is limited to 67 people per session, so don’t delay signing up for this wonderful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion opportunity.

  • Pre-work for January 27 – read Chapters 1 thru 5
  • Pre-work for February 3 – read remaining Chapters 6 thru 10

After you have registered for a session for both days you will receive an outlook invite with the zoom details. You will be able to pick-up a copy of your book at the “Our American Journey” exhibit from Sept 27 through Oct 1, located in room Library-001 on the top floor of the Library.

February 3, 2022
Sinclair Book Read of The Sum of Us, Chapters 6-10, 9a
Please register to receive the Zoom link

9:00 - 10:30 AM

You are invited to participate in a Sinclair Community College “Book Read” and discussion sessions of Heather McGhee’s best-selling book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Author Heather McGhee draws on a wealth of economic data to make the case that discriminatory laws and practices that target African Americans also negatively impact society at large. New York Times best-seller, ‘The Sum of Us’ Tallies the Cost of Racism for Everyone by Jennifer Szalai (Feb. 23, 2021) All participants will receive a copy of the book, but registration is limited to 67 people per session, so don’t delay signing up for this wonderful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion opportunity.

  • Pre-work for January 27 – read Chapters 1 thru 5
  • Pre-work for February 3 – read remaining Chapters 6 thru 10

After you have registered for a session for both days you will receive an outlook invite with the zoom details. You will be able to pick-up a copy of your book at the “Our American Journey” exhibit from Sept 27 through Oct 1, located in room Library-001 on the top floor of the Library.

February 3, 2022
Sinclair Book Read of The Sum of Us, Chapters 6-10, 11:30a
Please register to receive the Zoom link

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

You are invited to participate in a Sinclair Community College “Book Read” and discussion sessions of Heather McGhee’s best-selling book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Author Heather McGhee draws on a wealth of economic data to make the case that discriminatory laws and practices that target African Americans also negatively impact society at large. New York Times best-seller, ‘The Sum of Us’ Tallies the Cost of Racism for Everyone by Jennifer Szalai (Feb. 23, 2021) All participants will receive a copy of the book, but registration is limited to 67 people per session, so don’t delay signing up for this wonderful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion opportunity.

  • Pre-work for January 27 – read Chapters 1 thru 5
  • Pre-work for February 3 – read remaining Chapters 6 thru 10

After you have registered for a session for both days you will receive an outlook invite with the zoom details. You will be able to pick-up a copy of your book at the “Our American Journey” exhibit from Sept 27 through Oct 1, located in room Library-001 on the top floor of the Library.

February 3, 2022
Sinclair Book Read of The Sum of Us, Chapters 6-10, 3:30p
Please register to receive the Zoom link

3:30 - 5:00 PM

You are invited to participate in a Sinclair Community College “Book Read” and discussion sessions of Heather McGhee’s best-selling book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Author Heather McGhee draws on a wealth of economic data to make the case that discriminatory laws and practices that target African Americans also negatively impact society at large. New York Times best-seller, ‘The Sum of Us’ Tallies the Cost of Racism for Everyone by Jennifer Szalai (Feb. 23, 2021) All participants will receive a copy of the book, but registration is limited to 67 people per session, so don’t delay signing up for this wonderful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion opportunity.

  • Pre-work for January 27 – read Chapters 1 thru 5
  • Pre-work for February 3 – read remaining Chapters 6 thru 10

After you have registered for a session for both days you will receive an outlook invite with the zoom details. You will be able to pick-up a copy of your book at the “Our American Journey” exhibit from Sept 27 through Oct 1, located in room Library-001 on the top floor of the Library.

February 15, 2022
F15P - Black History Trivia – “I Didn’t Know That”
12-116

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Have fun with your colleagues for this FREE in-person session of Black History Trivia “I Didn’t Know That”!  Whether you are an expert or novice, go deeper than the typical black history questions, answering some you may know, while learning facts that you may not know.  Featuring all new questions!  Open to the public and snacks provided!

  • Registration required - Friends and family welcomed.  Anyone without a Sinclair ID, please email Michele.marcum@sinclair.edu for registration
February 16, 2022
F16P - Religion, Culture, and Practices of Jainism & Sikhism: Origin and Key Facts
Zoom link in the description

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/s/83308609547
Meeting ID: 833 0860 9547
Passcode: 547268

PRE-REQUISITES:   Registrants to watch the following videos to familiarize yourself with the two religions and prepare to participate in the conversation

Do you know both Jainism and Sikhism were born out of Hinduism and rejected the Vedas or the main scripture of the Hindu faith? Jainism is one of the oldest religions, while Sikhism has a very recent origin. Both religions have a lot in common and some differences. In this hour-long discussion, the presenters will share short histories, key concepts, and practices of two of the four Indian religions, Jainism & Sikhism, and many personal examples.

February 17, 2022
F17P - Black History Trivia – “I Didn’t Know That”
12-116

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Have fun with your colleagues for this FREE in-person session of Black History Trivia “I Didn’t Know That”!  Whether you are an expert or novice, go deeper than the typical black history questions, answering some you may know, while learning facts that you may not know.  Featuring all new questions!  Open to the public and snacks provided!

  • Registration required - Friends and family welcomed.  Anyone without a Sinclair ID, please email Michele.marcum@sinclair.edu for registration
March 3, 2022
Diversity Film Series: Hillbilly
12-116

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Join us for a FREE in-person viewing of this documentary by Sally Rubin and Ashley York, examining the iconic hillbilly image in media and culture.  Explores the evolution of the uneducated, promiscuous “hillbilly” stereotype in media and culture, linking with corporate exploitation of Appalachia’s natural resources.  Examines the experience of rural voters and seeks to expand understanding of the region by featuring diverse communities in Appalachia.  Discussion immediately following the documentary, facilitated by Nora Stanger, Coordinator/ Appalachian Outreach, Sinclair College.  Registration required.  Free and Opened to Public - Snacks provided!