Online Discussion Groups

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

July 28, 2021
Campus Life After COVID-How to Cope with a New Norm
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10:00 - 11:00 AM

 

August 25, 2021
Article Discussion of Our New Postracial Myth by Ibram X. Kendi
Zoom link in the description

10:00 - 11:00 AM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/85336470667?pwd=OG5OSWI1MWQ1RHJCSThob3N3Z042Zz09
MEETING ID: 853 3647 0667
PASSCODE: 265634

PRE-REQUISITES: Registrants to read the article before the discussion @ https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/our-new-postracial-myth/619261/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=masthead-newsletter&utm_content=20210626&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_term=Subscriber%20Only%20Weekly%20Newsletter

The postracial idea is the most sophisticated racist idea ever produced. The signposts of racism are staring back at us in big, bold racial inequities, but some Americans are ignoring the signposts, walking on by racial inequity, riding on by the evidence, and proclaiming their belief with religious fervor. Join Chief Diversity Officer, Michael Carter, for a discussion on this article.

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.

 

August 27, 2021
G27A - A Tour of Sinclair’s Diversity Office Webpage
Zoom link in the description

10:00 - 11:00 AM

ZOOM ROOM: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/84560349191?pwd=N011NzlyZ2I2dVcrS21EdEw3Ry9Ydz09
MEETING ID: 845 6034 9191

PASSCODE: 508636

Do you wish you knew more about the issues surrounding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, but you don't know where to start? Do you want to find articles, book recommendations, videos and webinars so you can learn more? Are you looking for inspirational stories and messages related to diversity? Do you have a basic understanding of issues surrounding equity, but are looking for more advanced learning? Do you want to find out what activities and events Sinclair offers related to DEI?

Sinclair's Diversity Office has developed a remarkably robust and comprehensive library of resources for everyone, regardless of how far along they are in their equity journey. Join us for an opportunity to explore these resources and develop a better understanding of the exceptional opportunities for DEI education that the Diversity Office provides.

 

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 8, 2021
S8P - A Tour of Sinclair’s Diversity Office Webpage
Zoom link in the description

3:00 - 4:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/81690842012?pwd=S09LSGw3Mjh0czcvOFFmNURBMkUzdz09
MEETING ID: 816 9084 2012

PASSCODE: 325128

Do you wish you knew more about the issues surrounding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, but you don't know where to start? Do you want to find articles, book recommendations, videos and webinars so you can learn more? Are you looking for inspirational stories and messages related to diversity? Do you have a basic understanding of issues surrounding equity, but are looking for more advanced learning? Do you want to find out what activities and events Sinclair offers related to DEI?

Sinclair's Diversity Office has developed a remarkably robust and comprehensive library of resources for everyone, regardless of how far along they are in their equity journey. Join us for an opportunity to explore these resources and develop a better understanding of the exceptional opportunities for DEI education that the Diversity Office provides.

 

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 13, 2021
S13A - Understanding the Beauty and Importance of Diverse Stories
Zoom link in the description

10:00 - 11:00 AM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/88339158333?pwd=VCt0blRJV0Jjcm5UT3lhZFJmNGg2dz09
MEETING ID:   883 3915 8333
PASSCODE:     894457

The wonderful and diverse stories of Americans should not be seen as a threat, but as a strength to our national fabric. Telling them is not divisive but unifying.

September 16, 2021
S16P - Sinclair 101: Foundation
TBD

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join Zach Beck for a discussion about the Foundation and the work that they do to help students.

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 21, 2021
S21P - Understanding the Beauty and Importance of Diverse Stories
Zoom link in the description

3:00 - 4:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/88259457306?pwd=cmVMQVhrd3ArYzk0V3MxSFJRNnY0Zz09
MEETING ID:   882 5945 7306
PASSCODE:     857962

The wonderful and diverse stories of Americans should not be seen as a threat, but as a strength to our national fabric. Telling them is not divisive but unifying.

September 23, 2021
S23P - Diversity Film Series: The Great American Lie
12-116

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Join us for a FREE in-person viewing of the documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, examining how a U.S. 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. Discussion immediately following the film.

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

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.

October 8, 2021
O8P - Discussion of TEDTalk by Alex Gendler - History vs. Christopher Columbus
Zoom link in the description

12:00 - 1:00 PM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Participants view video before the discussion:  https://www.ted.com/talks/alex_gendler_history_vs_christopher_columbus/transcript?language=en#t-3895

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3973949439

Many people in the United States and Latin America have grown up celebrating the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's voyage, but was he an intrepid explorer who brought two worlds together or a ruthless exploiter who brought colonialism and slavery? And did he even discover America at all? It's time to put Columbus on the stand in History vs. Christopher Columbus.

October 11, 2021
O11P - Discussion of TEDTalk by Alex Gendler - History vs. Christopher Columbus
Zoom link in the description

12:00 - 1:00 PM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Participants view video before the discussion:  https://www.ted.com/talks/alex_gendler_history_vs_christopher_columbus/transcript?language=en#t-3895

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3973949439

Many people in the United States and Latin America have grown up celebrating the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's voyage, but was he an intrepid explorer who brought two worlds together or a ruthless exploiter who brought colonialism and slavery? And did he even discover America at all? It's time to put Columbus on the stand in History vs. Christopher Columbus.

October 14, 2021
O14P - Sinclair 101: Starting Young - Tour of Early Childhood Education and Mini-University
TBD

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Mini University, a high quality childcare and preschool program located on Sinclair's campus, serves children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. All teachers hold degrees in early childhood education, and the classrooms have low teacher-to-child ratios for a more individualized approach. Research-backed methods of learning such as Creative Curriculum and Conscious Discipline are utilized to ensure both academic and social-emotional skills are developed. Sinclair faculty, staff, and students are priority status for enrollment and have access to various funding and discount opportunities. The center is open year-round and has rolling enrollment so families can tour and enroll at any time. The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at Sinclair provides the knowledge, skills and competencies important to an entry-level teacher working with, or planning to work with, young children. The program includes the academic preparation required by the Ohio Department of Education to meet Pre-Kindergarten Associate Teacher Licensure standards. Graduates may work as pre-kindergarten associate licensed teachers, child care center administrators, infant-toddler teachers, and paraprofessionals in public schools or as school age child care coordinators. Join us for a tour of Mini-University and a discussion of their program presented by Natalie Corral and Nicole Mystic and an introduction to the ECE certification offered by Sinclair by Dr. Swapna Purandare.

October 21, 2021
O21P - Sinclair 101: Help Desk
TBD

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join Julie O'Brien for a discussion about the Help Desk and the work that they do to help students, staff and faculty.

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.