Online Discussion Groups

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

May 11, 2021
Catch Up Convos : Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect
Please register to receive the Zoom link

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Feeling lonely? Miss seeing your work acquaintances? Join us for a networking hour. One hour to connect with 3 – 5 other Sinclair employees. Maybe it will be someone you know well but haven’t talked with lately; maybe someone you used to wave to in the hallway but didn’t know that well; or maybe someone you’ve never met. Be part of the mix and catch up with colleagues

May 20, 2021
Y20P - Sinclair 101: Tartan TOPS
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tartan TOPS is a new program at Sinclair offered to students with Intellectual Disability.  The program culminates in an industry recognized academic credential and offers unique supports to assist the students in the program be successful while at Sinclair and beyond.   Join Lorrie Spivey and Tristan Chaput to learn about Tartan TOPS.

May 24, 2021
Y24A - Sinclair Book Read: Caste, The Origins Of Our Discontents
Please register to receive the Zoom link

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM on May 24 and June 7

You are invited to participate in a Sinclair Community College "Book Read" and two-part discussion sessions of Isabel Wilkerson's best-selling book Caste,The Origins of Our Discontents which examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Caste was NAMED THE #1 NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME, ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People

All participants will receive a copy of the book, but registration is limited to 50 people per session, so don't delay signing up for this wonderful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion opportunity.

  • Pre-work for May 24 is pages 1-257
  • Pre-work for June 7 is pages 258-377

Please email michele.marcum@sinclair.edu and provide her your mailing address for your copy of the book and to receive an outlook invite for both dates with the zoom details

Additional resources on this Library Guide: https://libguides.sinclair.edu/diversityinclusion/caste

May 24, 2021
Redefining How Students Come to College

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Faculty and staff working in higher education will need to be ready for the next big disruption to higher ed. How and why students will come to college will look very different in the near future. Student’s priorities have shifted, expectations are different, and we need to be ready for this new brand of students. Come discuss what this shift will look like and what can we do to be better prepared.

Pre-requisite:  Please read thsee articles -- https://www.forbes.com/sites/brandonbusteed/2019/04/30/this-will-be-the-biggest-disruption-in-higher-education/?sh=6fe03fa8608a and https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/google-plan-disrupt-college-degree-university-higher-education-certificate-project-management-data-analyst.html

 

May 24, 2021
Y24P - Sinclair Book Read: Caste, The Origins Of Our Discontents
Please register to receive the Zoom link

book cover of Caste, The Origins of Our Discontents

3:30 - 5:00 PM on May 24 and June 7

You are invited to participate in a Sinclair Community College "Book Read" and discussion sessions of Isabel Wilkerson's best-selling book Caste,The Origins of Our Discontents which examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Caste was NAMED THE #1 NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME, ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People

All participants will receive a copy of the book, but registration is limited to 50 people per session, so don't delay signing up for this wonderful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion opportunity

  • Pre-work for May 24 is pages 1-257
  • Pre-work for June 7 is pages 258-377

Please email michele.marcum@sinclair.edu and provide her your mailing address for your copy of the book and to receive an outlook invite for both dates with the zoom details

Additional resources on this Library Guide https://libguides.sinclair.edu/diversityinclusion/caste

May 25, 2021
Diversity Film Series: The Farewell
Please register to receive the Zoom room link

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/83897658816?pwd=QWpZRHdXM1lOb0lCNnRYZHl1T200UT09
Meeting ID: 838 9765 8816
Passcode: 052521

PRE-REQUISITE: Please view the film at https://kong.sinclair.edu/record=b2181894~S1 before the discussion.

A group discussion on a film that sheds light on Chinese culture and philosophy.  A Chinese family who discovers their beloved grandmother has a short while left to live and decides to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

June 3, 2021
Diversity Film Series: The Great American Lie
Zoom link in the description

3:30 - 5:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87176522221?pwd=UE9sWkNBbUdwWVFkMjBrZlhQZGFHZz09
MEETING ID:   871 7652 2221
PASSCODE:     294458

PRE-REQUISITES: Please view the film before the discussion: https://kong.sinclair.edu/record=b2173399~S1

Join Michael Carter and amaha sellassie in a discussion on the documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, examining how a US value system built on the extreme masculine ideals of money, power and control has glorified individualism, institutionalized inequality, and undermined the ability of most Americans to achieve the American Dream.

Additional Library resources page: https://libguides.sinclair.edu/diversityinclusion/greatlie

June 4, 2021
U4P - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQ+ Spectrum (Part 1 of 4)
Zoom link in the description

Safe Space Training

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/83363199077?pwd=UERYaVJtS3VKRHE2Sld4a3N4S25kdz09
Meeting ID: 833 6319 9077
Passcode: 528028

PRE-REQUISITES:  Please plan to attend all four sessions.  Those who register will receive a glossary and a survey about a week before the first workshop.

Safe Space Training seeks to create an inclusive and welcoming campus community by equipping staff and faculty to identify and recognize signs of prejudice against LGBTQIA+ persons, use words and actions that demonstrate respect for all persons, and lead the way in fostering respectful interactions among individuals and groups on the Sinclair campus and in the larger community. 

Participants will learn to: 

1.  Use empirical data to build an LGBTQIA+ advocacy toolkit 

2.  Identify and use appropriate vocabulary related to the LGBTQIA+ communities 

3.  Promote an LGBTQIA+ inclusive culture

June 11, 2021
U11P - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQ+ Spectrum (Part 2 of 4)
Zoom link in the description

Safe Space Training

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/89562786162?pwd=NTVrV0dyaGJ0RmFOWkFiZWsvVi9wUT09
Meeting ID: 895 6278 6162
Passcode: 808742

PRE-REQUISITES:  Please plan to attend all four sessions.  Those who register will receive a glossary and a survey about a week before the first workshop.

Safe Space Training seeks to create an inclusive and welcoming campus community by equipping staff and faculty to identify and recognize signs of prejudice against LGBTQIA+ persons, use words and actions that demonstrate respect for all persons, and lead the way in fostering respectful interactions among individuals and groups on the Sinclair campus and in the larger community. 

Participants will learn to: 

1.  Use empirical data to build an LGBTQIA+ advocacy toolkit 

2.  Identify and use appropriate vocabulary related to the LGBTQIA+ communities 

3.  Promote an LGBTQIA+ inclusive culture

June 14, 2021
U14A - Reflections Of My Father
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Share a story or memory during the week of Father’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your father has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of June 14. Each session limited to 10 participants)

June 14, 2021
U14P - Reflections Of My Father
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Share a story or memory during the week of Father’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your father has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of June 14. Each session limited to 10 participants)

June 15, 2021
U15A - Reflections Of My Father
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Share a story or memory during the week of Father’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your father has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of June 14. Each session limited to 10 participants)

June 15, 2021
U15P - Reflections Of My Father
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Share a story or memory during the week of Father’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your father has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of June 14. Each session limited to 10 participants)

June 16, 2021
U16A - Reflections Of My Father
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Share a story or memory during the week of Father’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your father has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of June 14. Each session limited to 10 participants)

June 16, 2021
U16P - Reflections Of My Father
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Share a story or memory during the week of Father’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your father has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of June 14. Each session limited to 10 participants)

June 17, 2021
U17A - Reflections Of My Father
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Share a story or memory during the week of Father’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your father has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of June 14. Each session limited to 10 participants)

June 17, 2021
U17P - Reflections Of My Father
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Share a story or memory during the week of Father’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your father has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of June 14. Each session limited to 10 participants)

June 18, 2021
U18A - Reflections Of My Father
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Share a story or memory during the week of Father’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your father has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of June 14. Each session limited to 10 participants)

June 18, 2021
U18P - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQ+ Spectrum (Part 3 of 4)
Zoom link in the description

Safe Space Training

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/81036849780?pwd=K005TnNDbG9sUmUrbmZwY0JLbEFtdz09
Meeting ID: 810 3684 9780
Passcode: 831212

PRE-REQUISITES:  Please plan to attend all four sessions.  Those who register will receive a glossary and a survey about a week before the first workshop.

Safe Space Training seeks to create an inclusive and welcoming campus community by equipping staff and faculty to identify and recognize signs of prejudice against LGBTQIA+ persons, use words and actions that demonstrate respect for all persons, and lead the way in fostering respectful interactions among individuals and groups on the Sinclair campus and in the larger community. 

Participants will learn to: 

1.  Use empirical data to build an LGBTQIA+ advocacy toolkit 

2.  Identify and use appropriate vocabulary related to the LGBTQIA+ communities 

3.  Promote an LGBTQIA+ inclusive culture

June 18, 2021
U18P - Reflections Of My Father
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Share a story or memory during the week of Father’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your father has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of June 14. Each session limited to 10 participants)

June 21, 2021
The Windy Chicken Farm: Market Garden and Animal Rescue

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What happens when an Environmental Ethics Professor and Master Gardener start a family business to help support the local community?  The Windy Chicken Farm! Learn about the ins and outs of market organic gardening, planting, harvesting, repurposing, sustainability, DIY farm projects and more. Hear the stories of the farm rescues (goats, pot-bellied pigs, and chickens) who came from previous situations of neglect and abuse to now living a happy, safe life. Visit the Windy Chicken website at http://windychicken.com/.

June 25, 2021
U25P - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQ+ Spectrum (Part 4 of 4)
Zoom link in the description

Safe Space Training

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/86391910825?pwd=VzdaUmlDQ1lZcWtudEp0dXNuRUZGQT09
Meeting ID: 863 9191 0825
Passcode: 845079

PRE-REQUISITES:  Please plan to attend all four sessions.  Those who register will receive a glossary and a survey about a week before the first workshop.

Safe Space Training seeks to create an inclusive and welcoming campus community by equipping staff and faculty to identify and recognize signs of prejudice against LGBTQIA+ persons, use words and actions that demonstrate respect for all persons, and lead the way in fostering respectful interactions among individuals and groups on the Sinclair campus and in the larger community. 

Participants will learn to: 

1.  Use empirical data to build an LGBTQIA+ advocacy toolkit 

2.  Identify and use appropriate vocabulary related to the LGBTQIA+ communities 

3.  Promote an LGBTQIA+ inclusive culture

August 26, 2021
G26P - A Matter of Respect: Preferred Pronouns and Why They Matter
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/89594830258?pwd=K1FkWTFidUJoZExiS2tBOHQyK0JpUT09

2:00 - 3:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/89594830258?pwd=K1FkWTFidUJoZExiS2tBOHQyK0JpUT09
MEETING ID:   895 9483 0258

PASSCODE:     631233

In this session, Larry Lindstrom and Professor Nadine Cichy will present the latest information on preferred pronouns as part of a larger conversation around LGBTQ+ Awareness. They will focus on the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as how using appropriate pronouns reflects Sinclair’s strategic priorities of equity, alignment, and growth. Opportunity for discussion will follow the presentation.

 

September 7, 2021
S7P - Hinduism: A Tour of Story and Space
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/84331776792?pwd=QSthQmxZb0ZWWEJLZUl4MTY4Y0J6UT09

3:30 - 4:30 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/84331776792?pwd=QSthQmxZb0ZWWEJLZUl4MTY4Y0J6UT09
MEETING ID:   843 3177 6792
PASSCODE:     165344

We will focus on an overview of Hindu history, belief and practice, with an emphasis on sacred story and sites throughout northern India, including the Ganges River in Varanasi (the Holiest City), Rishikesh (The Yoga Capital of the World) and Gandhi's Ashram and Memorial Site.

September 10, 2021
S10A - Hinduism: A Tour of Story and Space
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/86753501621?pwd=TUVDTHBLZWxBUDBSbWFoZTlGR2taUT09

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/86753501621?pwd=TUVDTHBLZWxBUDBSbWFoZTlGR2taUT09
MEETING ID: 867 5350 1621
PASSCODE: 070189

We will focus on an overview of Hindu history, belief and practice, with an emphasis on sacred story and sites throughout northern India, including the Ganges River in Varanasi (the Holiest City), Rishikesh (The Yoga Capital of the World) and Gandhi's Ashram and Memorial Site.

September 17, 2021
S17A - A Matter of Respect: Preferred Pronouns and Why They Matter
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/82252701886?pwd=cXRMNDN6eWRWbS9CcUJqWGNuRW4vQT09

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/82252701886?pwd=cXRMNDN6eWRWbS9CcUJqWGNuRW4vQT09
MEETING ID:   822 5270 1886
PASSCODE:     176992

In this session, Larry Lindstrom and Professor Nadine Cichy will present the latest information on preferred pronouns as part of a larger conversation around LGBTQ+ Awareness. They will focus on the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as how using appropriate pronouns reflects Sinclair’s strategic priorities of equity, alignment, and growth. Opportunity for discussion will follow the presentation.

 

September 24, 2021
You Call It Professionalism, I Call It Oppression In A Three Piece Suit
https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/83250418173?pwd=eTFNZ1F4K0dTY29adUxTU0ZnT25Fdz09

12:00 - 1:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/83250418173?pwd=eTFNZ1F4K0dTY29adUxTU0ZnT25Fdz09
MEETING ID:   832 5041 8173
PASSCODE:     837448

PRE-REQUISITES:   Participants to read the article from everyday feminism by Carmen Rios before the discussion at:  https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/02/professionalism-and-oppression/

Have you ever found yourself wondering, “is this ok to wear to work?”  What constitutes professional attire can vary across cultures, workplaces, and departments. Concepts such as dress codes and professionalism can raise questions about self-worth, respect, and self-expression. Join Kathleen & Lajmar as we explore together how clothing can enforce hierarchies in the workplace based in class, race, and gender.