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June 30, 2022
Let's Talk About DEI in Your Courses
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1:30 - 3:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/84500736462?pwd=UUY4WkRGQWdvRmVFc1FtU1NoYi9YUT09

This conversation is to assess where faculty find it most difficult to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion. "Let's Talk About DEI in Your Courses" is designed to gauge faculty members experiences and reservations toward DEI in their courses. Utilizing the DEI pillars laid out by the Equity Rubric, we will be able to measure where faculty are thriving in terms of DEI and where they may need assistance. This conversation will open the door to further training centered on DEI in your courses as the implementation of DEI is proven to increase success rates among students by engaging them on a personal level. If you attended this session on March 25, you do not need to attend this one.

July 5, 2022
Why I Celebrate 4th of July and Why I Believe All Blacks Should Celebrate It
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1:30 - 2:30 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/81188429639?pwd=ZVBpQ1crN2lnVFJGeHZWUVpleEJLdz09
MEETING ID:   811 8842 9639

PASSCODE:     391248

Join Michael Carter as he looks at American history past and present to make his case.

July 19, 2022
Article Discussion: College Basketball’s Jackie Robinson Moment
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2:00 - 3:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/82977796156?pwd=dGZoQ3QwZE1PNWlsMVVLV2JkWXVXZz09
MEETING ID:   829 7779 6156
PASSCODE:     035998

PRE-REQUISITES:   Read the April 18, 2022 Guardian article by Andrew Lawrence @ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/apr/18/basketballs-jackie-robinson-moment-was-more-complex-than-it-first-appears

Join Michael Carter in a discussion on the article “Basketball’s Jackie Robinson Moment was more complex than it first appeared”.

September 6, 2022
Dr. King’s Legacy of Open Housing – Inside the Struggle against Redlining
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2:00 - 3:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/83195063869?pwd=Lip54JAkTTB3Q-Jt3JgmeZ9v9UGBSk.1
MEETING ID:   831 9506 3869
PASSCODE:     652485

Join guest speaker, John Zimmerman, Vice President of the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center in Dayton, Ohio for a digitized photographic history of Dr. King’s struggle in Chicago for two years while advocating for Open Housing,  the predecessor of today’s Fair Housing legislation. The photo collection is owned by the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center. Artist Bernard Kleina took these photos in 1966 and 1967. Much of Kleina’s work is at the Smithsonian. His work of producing high quality large color photographs of Dr. King and his civil rights marches is very rare. This private collection is called “The Chicago Freedom Movement” and was on display at the Sinclair campus Library in 2018.  More recently it was on display the summer of 2022 at the International Peace Museum on Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton. Mr. Zimmerman’s review of this collection sets the backdrop for a discussion of the legacy of fighting redlining and how, through that legacy, the Dayton Metropolitan area is the 15th most segregated Metro area in the United States today. Mr. Zimmerman will wrap up with a contemporary video expressing the views of today’s younger people who are advocating for continued change.

September 8, 2022
S8P - Religion, Culture, and Practices of Jainism & Sikhism: Origin and Key Facts
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1:00 - 2:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87282112838?pwd=ZUR0UDJQSUpsRGZLSWgzQmFoSjNxdz09
MEETING ID:   872 8211 2838
PASSCODE:     639019

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.

September 15, 2022
Article Discussion: Why The Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid
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10:00 - 11:00 AM

ZOOM ROOM:   https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/82951616621?pwd=ME9xaXk1OGlNSFlxUCtteFFxTS9IQT09
MEETING ID:   829 5161 6621

PASSCODE:     742790

PRE-REQUISITES:   Read The Atlantic April 11, 2022 article by Jonathan Haidt @ https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/05/social-media-democracy-trust-babel/629369/

Join Michael Carter and Jared Cutler for a discussion on The Atlantic article by Jonathan Haidt, and how he describes the story of Babel as the best metaphor he has found for what happened in the 2010s, and for the fractured country we now inhabit.

 

September 21, 2022
Article Discussion about Religious Faith
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2:00 - 3:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/88958410071?pwd=ck9GM0ZTWU0vdzVUbFJMb3FqeE1Cdz09
MEETING ID:   889 5841 0071
PASSCODE:     829756

PRE-REQUISITES:   Read the April 24, 2022 DeseretNews article by Jennifer Graham @ https://www.deseret.com/2022/4/23/23013578/perspective-young-adults-are-losing-their-religion-are-their-parents-to-blame-gen-z-generation-x  

Join Michael Carter in a discussion on the article “Perspective: Young adults are losing their religion. Are their parents to blame?”.

 

September 22, 2022
S22A - People, Customs, Language, and Religion: How India is Diverse in Itself
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/81372930770?pwd=VmtDczBpRlNlNWw5OGZXeXRzVVBnUT09
MEETING ID:   813 7293 0770
PASSCODE:     409427>

Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm as you join Vandana Rola, Surinder Jain, and Swapna Purandare, for a discussion on India, a diverse country comprising 28 states, 8 Union territories, 22 spoken languages and hundreds of dialects, and 8 religions practiced in India (4 originated there). This presentation will take you through a journey of India’s history and its harmonious diversity as practiced by 1.3 billion of its people. You will hear about personal experiences, family tales, and some unique cultural aspects of daily life in India from the presenters (not found on Google!).

November 9, 2022
N9P - Not Your Indian Princess: Native American Women in Modern Life
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2:00 - 3:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/83459131894?pwd=ZFZJUEI2b0RwUGpGUnNQTDFCYTM3dz09
MEETING ID:   834 5913 1894

PASSCODE:     253201

Join Sinclair’s Poet Laureate, Amanda Hayden, M.A., RYT, as she discusses stereotypes of Native women, both as "in the past" and in current circumstances, with topics of the epidemic of missing/murdered Native woman as well as Native women in positions of power and influence. 

November 16, 2022
N16A - Not Your Indian Princess: Native American Women in Modern Life
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10:00 - 11:00 AM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/86076733151?pwd=R1NCNVpRdEtmaHJZdWlwaU9vRCtiQT09
MEETING ID:   860 7673 3151
PASSCODE:     997547

Join Sinclair’s Poet Laureate, Amanda Hayden, M.A., RYT, as she discusses stereotypes of Native women, both as "in the past" and in current circumstances, with topics of the epidemic of missing/murdered Native woman as well as Native women in positions of power and influence. 

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