Online Discussion Groups

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

December 9, 2020
D9A - Article Discussion of The False Promise of Anti-Racism Books
Zoom link in the description

10:00 - 11:00 AM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Please read the The Atlantic article: https://sinclair.edu/www/assets/File/Hom-StuLif-DivCam/The%20False%20Promise%20of%20Anti-Racism%20Books.pdf

Texts that seek to raise the collective American consciousness are rendered futile without concrete systemic changes. In today’s cultural moment—during which hundreds of mainstream institutions in the U.S. are acknowledging systemic racism—books and other content about race and discrimination have surged in popularity.

Zoom link: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/96013902385 

December 9, 2020
D9A - Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect is an opportunity for Sinclair employees to meet other employees. Participants meet with another employee for a 10-minute conversation; then pairs will switch several times during the hour-long session. You could talk with someone you have known for a long time or you might meet someone new but you will have a chance to listen and be heard, network, intersect and connect. Join us!

January 6, 2021
J6P - Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, and Connect
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect is an opportunity for Sinclair employees to meet other employees. Participants meet with another employee for a 10-minute conversation; then pairs will switch several times during the hour-long session. You could talk with someone you have known for a long time or you might meet someone new but you will have a chance to listen and be heard, network, intersect and connect.

January 8, 2021
J8A - Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man Series: “White Allergies?” with Matthew McConaughey
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Registrants to view video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwiY4i8xWIc

Discussion on the YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, who started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool.  In this episode, academy award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey sits down with Emmanuel to have an uncomfortable conversation about race in America.

January 12, 2021
Diversity Film Series - John Lewis: Good Trouble
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

1:30 - 2:30 PM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Registrants to view the film before the discussion.  Streaming link: https://kong.sinclair.edu/record=b2111034

This discussion will explore Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) fight for social activism and legislative on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform and immigration.

More information on John Lewis' life and work can be accessed at https://libguides.sinclair.edu/diversityinclusion/johnlewis

January 13, 2021
The Violent Defense of White Male Supremacy
Please register to receive the Zoom room link

10:00 - 11:00 AM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Registrants to view The Atlantic article:  https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/09/armed-defenders-white-male-supremacy/616192/

2020 has seen a resurgence of racist-fueled violence.  But what may seem to some like a new phenomenon in our time is really a centuries old, oft-repeated pattern that has emerged time and again throughout America’s history whenever the dominance of the white male majority has felt threatened.  White supremacy was born in violence, and has always sought to maintain itself through violence.  Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s Atlantic article “The Violent Defense of White Male Supremacy” explores how this phenomenon is playing out in our time in response to an anti-racism movement that has become the “largest movement of any kind in American history”, and provides a framework for understanding the tension and unrest we see around us today in the context of historical white supremacy in America.  Please join us for a discussion of how the events of today are related to the violence that white supremacy has always employed to push back against efforts to make America more just, inclusive, and equitable.

January 14, 2021
J14A - Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

(EP6) - "White Parents Raising Black Children" with Aaron & Jamie Ivey + Kids

PRE-REQUISITES:   Please view video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONTXrsvenUY

Discussion on the TEDTalk by Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, who started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool.  In this episode Emmanuel sits down with Aaron & Jamie Ivey and their kids, to have an uncomfortable conversation about the struggles, differences and what they have learned in raising black, white and mixed children.  Emmanuel asks the Ivey’s if they fear for their black children’s lives and if the kids would rather have black parents raising them.     

January 15, 2021
J15A - Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man Series: “White Allergies?” with Matthew McConaughey
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Registrants to view video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwiY4i8xWIc

Discussion on the YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, who started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool.  In this episode, academy award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey sits down with Emmanuel to have an uncomfortable conversation about race in America.

January 21, 2021
J21A - Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

(EP6) - "White Parents Raising Black Children" with Aaron & Jamie Ivey + Kids

PRE-REQUISITES:   Please view video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONTXrsvenUY

Discussion on the TEDTalk by Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, who started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool.  In this episode Emmanuel sits down with Aaron & Jamie Ivey and their kids, to have an uncomfortable conversation about the struggles, differences and what they have learned in raising black, white and mixed children.  Emmanuel asks the Ivey’s if they fear for their black children’s lives and if the kids would rather have black parents raising them.     

January 22, 2021
J22P - Book Discussion - Begin Again: Calls on James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for our Own
Zoom link in the description

1:00 - 2:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:   https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/85711958778?pwd=NGUyc0FuVTZwRUYwdnRoZkc1b1VnZz09
MEETING ID:    857 1195 8778
PASSCODE:       886392

By weaving the story of James Baldwin into a narrative about America today, Eddie Glaude challenges us to find our better selves, individually and collectively. This book is not a biography of Baldwin in the literary sense of the word. Instead the book permits us to see today through the eyes of Baldwin as he struggles with both the trauma the nation has confronted and grit the nation has demonstrated. It allows us to see the interconnectedness of history using the Civil Rights Movement as the dominant backdrop. We will spend our time together exploring these aspects of this thought-provoking work of art.

Read the book if possible, and view the Youtube interview with Professor Glaude on Morning Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGziNxwFMew and this one on The Daily Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcLII_3IRxk.

January 26, 2021
Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man (EP8:PT1) - "National Anthem Protests" with NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell
Please register to receive the Zoom room link

2:00 - 3:00 PM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Participants to view video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljgkEcc4B1k

Discussion on YouTube by Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, who started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool.  Episode 8 is a 2-part conversation.  This discussion will be on Part 1 where Emmanuel asks Commissioner Goodell what he would say to Kaepernick and how he feels about the National Anthem Protests in the NFL.  Registration for Part 2 of this session is scheduled for Febrary 1 at 2:00pm and is also set up through CTL.

January 29, 2021
J29P - Book Discussion of "Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote"
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

1:00 - 2:30 PM

In commemoration of the 2020 Suffrage Centennial, please consider joining a discussion group focused on the struggles of ALL American women to gain the right to vote. The book Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote will be the focus of our three discussions (see description below). The first fifteen folks to sign up will receive a free copy of the text! The history of Dayton-area suffrage will also be discussed.


Looking beyond the national leadership of the suffrage movement, an acclaimed historian gives voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions whose local passion and protest resounded throughout the land.

For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. But Susan Ware uncovered a much broader and more diverse story waiting to be told. Why They Marched is a tribute to the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.

Ware tells her story through the lives of nineteen activists, most of whom have long been overlooked. We meet Mary Church Terrell, a multilingual African American woman; Rose Schneiderman, a labor activist building coalitions on New York’s Lower East Side; Claiborne Catlin, who toured the Massachusetts countryside on horseback to drum up support for the cause; Mary Johnston, an aristocratic novelist bucking the Southern ruling elite; Emmeline W. Wells, a Mormon woman in a polygamous marriage determined to make her voice heard; and others who helped harness a groundswell of popular support. We also see the many places where the suffrage movement unfolded?in church parlors, meeting rooms, and the halls of Congress, but also on college campuses and even at the top of Mount Rainier. Few corners of the United States were untouched by suffrage activism.

Ware’s deeply moving stories provide a fresh account of one of the most significant moments of political mobilization in American history. The dramatic, often joyous experiences of these women resonate powerfully today, as a new generation of young women demands to be heard. 

February 1, 2021
Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man (EP8:PT2) - "National Anthem Protests" with NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell
Please register to receive the Zoom room link

2:00 - 3:00 PM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Participants to view video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljgkEcc4B1k

Discussion on YouTube by Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, who started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool.  Episode 8 is a 2-part conversation.  This discussion will be on Part 2 where Emmanuel asks Commissioner Goodell if players will be punished for taking a knee during the National Anthem.  Registration for Part 1 of this session is scheduled for January 26 at 2:00pm and is also set up through CTL.

February 2, 2021
Diversity Film Series - Rosie
Zoom link in the description

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Registrants to watch the film before the discussion:  https://kong.sinclair.edu/record=b2079324~S1?_ga=2.67312081.1559621246.1600864634-1495896546.1594642930

Discussion on the Irish film of a mother and her four children who find themselves homeless after their landlord sells their house. Over the next 36 hours, Rosie desperately searches for a place to live while trying to shield the kids from the reality of the situation.

To learn more about the movie and its themes: Rosie Resources

ZOOM ROOM: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/86014507582?pwd=MVdURGg2VGM4K2UzdmdGWkhpeFB0Zz09

MEETING ID: 860 1450 7582

PASSCODE: 210202

 

February 10, 2021
Diversity Film Series: Discussion of Harriet
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

3:00 - 4:30 PM

PRE-REQUISITES:  Please watch the film before the discussion. Click on this streaming link: https://kong.sinclair.edu/record=b2114996~S1

We will explore the life of Harriet Tubman and the film overall. The movie sparked controversy for a few reasons, and we will discuss as many as our time together allows!

February 16, 2021
F16A - Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, and Connect
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

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 see how you can Listen, Intersect, Network and Connect at Sinclair LINC.

March 11, 2021
Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man Series (EP9): “A Conversation with the Police” with Police Officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

2:00 - 3:00 PM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Please view this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM-HpZQWKT4

Zoom discussion on YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, who started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool.  In episode 9 Emmanuel sits down with police officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA, to discuss polarizing topics like defunding the police, Black Lives Matter, and accountability in the police force surrounding the tragic deaths of black civilians

March 18, 2021
M18A - Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man Series (EP9): “A Conversation with the Police” with Police Officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Please view this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM-HpZQWKT4

Zoom discussion on YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, who started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool.  In episode 9 Emmanuel sits down with police officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA, to discuss polarizing topics like defunding the police, Black Lives Matter, and accountability in the police force surrounding the tragic deaths of black civilians

March 22, 2021
M22P - Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, and Connect
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Wonder how the Sinclair staff and faculty you don’t see on Zoom are doing? Feel a bit embarrassed that you never really did catch the name of that person you smiled at in the hallway every morning? Meet old friends and new people during Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network and Connect. A one-hour zoom session where employees will be paired with another employee for a 10-minute conversation, and then we switch pairs. Depending on the number of participants, we expect 3 – 5 pairings during the one-hour session. Don’t miss it!

March 22, 2021
Diversity Film Series - Kareem: Minority of One
Zoom link in the description

4:00 - 5:00 PM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Please view the film which will be available on the Diversity webpage soon www.sinclair.edu/diversity .

Discussion on the documentary of the life and career of the NBA’s all-time leading scorer; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

ZOOM ROOM: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/82168370223?pwd=Y3QzZDhXemk3WExRUjBoSHE5WGg0dz09

MEETING ID: 821 6837 0223

PASSCODE: 210322

April 8, 2021
A8P - Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, and Connect
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Take time to Listen to your co-workers. See if you can Intersect with their interests and ideas. Find ways to Network to improve the Sinclair experience. Connect with people you know or people you might not have met yet. Join us for Sinclair LINC (Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect). Join a one-hour Zoom meeting and see who you meet or reconnect with. Employees will be randomly paired with another employee for a 10-minute chat and then the pairs will be switched several times during the hour. You’ll have time to listen, intersect, network and connect!

May 3, 2021
Y3A - Reflections Of My Mother
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 Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3rd. Each session limited to 10 participants)

May 3, 2021
Y3P - Reflections Of My Mother
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 Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3rd. Each session limited to 10 participants)

May 4, 2021
Y4A - Reflections Of My Mother
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 Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3rd. Each session limited to 10 participants)

May 4, 2021
Y4P - Reflections Of My Mother
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 Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3rd. Each session limited to 10 participants)

May 5, 2021
Y5A - Reflections Of My Mother
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 Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3rd. Each session limited to 10 participants)

May 5, 2021
Y5P - Reflections Of My Mother
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 Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3rd. Each session limited to 10 participants)

May 6, 2021
Y6A - Reflections Of My Mother
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 Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3rd. Each session limited to 10 participants)

May 6, 2021
Y6P - Reflections Of My Mother
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 Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3rd. Each session limited to 10 participants)

May 7, 2021
Y7A - Reflections Of My Mother
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 Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3rd. Each session limited to 10 participants)

May 7, 2021
Y7P - Reflections Of My Mother
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 Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3rd. Each session limited to 10 participants)

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

2:00 - 3:00 PM

PRE-REQUISITE: Please view the film before the discussion.  A streaming link to view the film will be available beginning March 2021 on this registration page and on the Diversity Office webpage: www.sinclair.edu/diversity.

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 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 - 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)