Online Discussion Groups

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

January 21, 2022
J21P - Introduction to Religious Literacy and Awareness
Zoom link in the description

1:00 - 2:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/88299932722?pwd=VEZzUDUycUtGYXRkRDAxRzNCR0Mzdz09
MEETING ID:   882 9993 2722
PASSCODE:     679836

An interactive introductory exploration into basic religious literacy, discussing a diverse array of worldviews, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Indigenous beliefs, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, storytelling for visual concepts, inclusion/connection, tools for active listening, and learning to be mindful of when we assume our religious view is the "norm."  

January 24, 2022
It's the Fish who can't See the Water
Zoom link in the description

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:   https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/85088540027?pwd=cU1IVStDY1h1cWJ2V005Y0xoOVpzUT09
MEETING ID:   850 8854 0027

PASSCODE:     925709

"It isn't just the people burning crosses we need to worry about - it's also the fish who can't see the water."

There is a commonly used metaphor that fish don’t know they are swimming in water – illustrating, as one writer put it, “that the most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about”.  In a nation where only one of 46 presidents has been a person of color, and where none have been women, why is it so difficult to recognize, let alone talk about, the obvious reality of everyday white male supremacy culture?  How might we be swimming in waters that we don’t realize disadvantage those not in the dominant group?  How does this pose a greater threat to equity than overt, easily identifiable racism?  And why is there so much resistance to even talking about it?  This session is designed to promote active discussion among participants of these and other issues surrounding white male supremacy culture.

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 1, 2022
F1P - Race & History: 1619 Beyond
Please register to receive the Zoom link

5:00 - 6:50 PM

Join us virtually to discuss the history of race in the United States using Carter G. Woodson's The Miseducation of the Negro as the foundational text to launch our review of historical and modern events.

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 4, 2022
F4P - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum (1 of 4)
Please register to receive the Zoom link

12:00 - 1:00 PM

PREREQUISITE: Please plan to attend all four sessions (February 4, 11, 18 and 25). Registration links for the other dates can be found on the CTL calendar. 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

 

February 8, 2022
F8P - Race & History: 1619 Beyond
Please register to receive the Zoom link

5:00 - 6:50 PM

Join us virtually to discuss the history of race in the United States using Carter G. Woodson's The Miseducation of the Negro as the foundational text to launch our review of historical and modern events.

February 11, 2022
F11P - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum (2 of 4)
Zoom link in the description

12:00 - 1:00 PM

PREREQUISITE: Please plan to attend all four sessions (February 4, 11, 18 and 25). Registration links for the other dates can be found on the CTL calendar. 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

 

February 15, 2022
F15P - Black History Trivia – “I Didn’t Know That”
Please register to receive the Zoom link

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

UPDATE:  After careful consideration regarding the Omicron COVID-19 situation we are now experiencing, we have made the decision to present the Black History Trivia as a virtual event.

Have fun with your colleagues for this FREE virtual 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!

  • Registration required - Friends and family welcomed.  Anyone without a Sinclair ID, please email Michele.marcum@sinclair.edu for registration
February 15, 2022
F15P - Race & History: 1619 Beyond
Please register to receive the Zoom link

5:00 - 6:50 PM

Join us virtually to discuss the history of race in the United States using Carter G. Woodson's The Miseducation of the Negro as the foundational text to launch our review of historical and modern events.

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 18, 2022
F18P - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum (3 of 4)
Zoom link in the description

12:00 - 1:00 PM

PREREQUISITE: Please plan to attend all four sessions (October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd). Registration links for the other dates can be found on the CTL calendar. 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

 

February 21, 2022
F21P - Black History Trivia – “I Didn’t Know That”
Please register to receive the Zoom link

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

UPDATE: After careful consideration regarding the Omicron COVID-19 situation we are now experiencing, we have made the decision to present the Black History Trivia as a virtual event.

Have fun with your colleagues for this FREE virtual 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 22, 2022
The Inventors of America's Most Dangerous Idea
Zoom link in the description

2:00 - 3:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/89777716600?pwd=WC8yRkxSbEwyVEx2QmQyb1d1WXBOdz09
MEETING ID:   897 7771 6600
PASSCODE:     658823

PRE-REQUISITES:   Registrants to read The Atlantic article by Gene Slater @ https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/11/freedom-residential-segregation/620709/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share

Discussion on The Atlantic article by Gene Slater.  Freedom was once a rallying cry for justice, but the country’s Realtors had a better use for it.

February 22, 2022
F22P - Race & History: 1619 Beyond
Please register to receive the Zoom link

5:00 - 6:50 PM

Join us virtually to discuss the history of race in the United States using Carter G. Woodson's The Miseducation of the Negro as the foundational text to launch our review of historical and modern events.

February 22, 2022
F22P - 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.

February 25, 2022
F25P - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum (4 of 4)
Zoom link in the description

12:00 - 1:00 PM

PREREQUISITE: Please plan to attend all four sessions (October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd). Registration links for the other dates can be found on the CTL calendar. 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

 

March 1, 2022
M1P - Race & History: 1619 Beyond
Please register to receive the Zoom link

5:00 - 6:50 PM

Join us virtually to discuss the history of race in the United States using Carter G. Woodson's The Miseducation of the Negro as the foundational text to launch our review of historical and modern events.

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!

March 8, 2022
M8P - Race & History: 1619 Beyond
Please register to receive the Zoom link

5:00 - 6:50 PM

Join us virtually to discuss the history of race in the United States using Carter G. Woodson's The Miseducation of the Negro as the foundational text to launch our review of historical and modern events.

March 9, 2022
M9A - 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.

March 14, 2022
Tolerance, Adaptability, Compromise: A Few Shades of the Indian Women
Zoom link in the description

1:00 - 2:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/85080819989?pwd=WnZXY1Q0SEs2M2RjYVVHM3lQQ3JvQT09
MEETING ID:   850 8081 9989
PASSCODE:     130043

When we think of Indian women, what picture conjures in our mind? Brown-skinned woman, draped in a saree, with a red dot on her head, with merciful-looking kids around her, traditional, domesticated, and vulnerable. If so, you are not alone in this thinking. It is definitely one exterior facet of the Indian woman but there is more to this very same woman that can be identified with her. Indian women are vulnerable but strong. They hold the position of power and take care of their family. In this presentation, we will share different shades of Indian women. You will find some similarities with the “Western” or “developed countries” women and how each has their mettle that is all from the same thread that holds the society/community together.  Discussion facilitated by Viji Narayanan, Principal Architect, KBR Inc., and Arthi Rathi, CFO, BookandStreet.

March 15, 2022
M15P - Race & History: 1619 Beyond
Please register to receive the Zoom link

5:00 - 6:50 PM

Join us virtually to discuss the history of race in the United States using Carter G. Woodson's The Miseducation of the Negro as the foundational text to launch our review of historical and modern events.

March 22, 2022
M22P - Race & History: 1619 Beyond
Please register to receive the Zoom link

5:00 - 6:50 PM

Join us virtually to discuss the history of race in the United States using Carter G. Woodson's The Miseducation of the Negro as the foundational text to launch our review of historical and modern events.