Online Discussion Groups

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

September 24, 2020
S24A - 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 

September 24, 2020
S24A - A Matter of Respect: Using Preferred Pronouns
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

"Preferred Pronouns" is a term that we all need to know--and use. Larry Lindstrom, Liaison for Sinclair's office of LGBTQ+ Support, will facilitate a presentation and discussion regarding what preferred pronouns are and why they matter to all of us. 

September 24, 2020
Comforting a Grieving Child: Resources for Students Helping Children Deal with Loss
Zoom room

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Many Sinclair students are parents raising children, and especially now, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of those children are grieving a lost loved one. Learn what you can do to connect parents and other adults to websites, books, videos, organizations, and other resources to help children of all ages cope with bereavement.

PREREQUISITE: Please watch the (roughly four-minute) video before our session titled, "What Do People Need to Know about Childhood Grief?", https://www.facebook.com/NAGCnews/videos/1415565151816847/

September 25, 2020
Article Discussion - We Can’t Ignore This Issue: How to Talk with Students About Racism
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

2:00 - 3:30 PM

PRE-REQUISITES:   Please read the article from The Chronicle of Higher Education by Beth McMurtrie:  https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-Can-t-Ignore-This/249001

DISCUSSION: 

  • What to do when you do not know what to do in talking with students about Racism?
  • Share your experiences about classroom, email, discussion posts, and even social media in talking about Racism.
  • More than a writing assignment for Teaching in Higher Education at Franklin University.
September 28, 2020
All In To Vote Challenge
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The All In To Vote Challenge is a nationwide competition to increase student voter registration and discuss civic engagement. 

Help Sinclair mark the map of most students registered to vote! Learn more at this special session with Coach Jeff Price.

The challenge is sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and our own Coach Jeff Price is a member of the NABC task force for student voter engagement nationwide. Coach Price challenges Sinclair students, faculty and staff to get as many individuals within the Sinclair community to register and take the ALL IN Pledge. The more individuals that take the Pledge and list Sinclair, the higher we will move up the national leaderboard.

To take the pledge, visit www.allintovote.org

September 29, 2020
You Can't Read That: Conversation on Censorship and Banned Books
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Do you know what books have been banned or challenged in US libraries or why they have been banned or challenged? Find out about books that have been banned because of ethnic, racial or LBGTQ related content. Be part of the conversation: are there reasons books should be banned? What are the implications of banning books?

October 9, 2020
O9A - What You Need to Know about Women's Suffrage
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:30 AM

“Women's suffrage" refers to the right of women to vote and to hold public office. The "women's suffrage movement" (or "woman suffrage movement") includes all the organized activities of reformers to change laws that kept women from voting or to add laws and constitutional amendments to guarantee women the right to vote.

PRE-REQUISITE: Please view this video before the session.

October 9, 2020
Article Discussion - How Higher Ed Can Fight Racism: Speak Up When It's Hard
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

2:00 - 3:30 PM

PRE-REQUISITE:  Please read the article posted in The Chronicle of Higher Education by Francie Diep:  https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Higher-Ed-Can-Fight/248897

DISCUSSION:

  • What Can I Do to Fight Racism?
  • Please share your journey and plans for fighting racism in and out of the classroom
  • More than a writing assignment for Teaching in Higher Education at Franklin University
October 12, 2020
O12P - Discussion of TEDTalk by Alex Gendler - History vs. Christopher Columbus
Please register to receive the Zoom room link

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

October 14, 2020
O14P - Diversity Film Series: Discussion of The Peanut Butter Falcon (Students only)
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

Discussion of Film, The Peanut Butter Falcon

12:00 - 1:00 PM

The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak, 22, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler, a 32 year old, small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally.   This thought provoking film will allow us to process how we may be challenged to strengthen our disability awareness and embrace the diversity that this population brings to our communities.

Please watch the film:  https://login.sinclair.ohionet.org/login?url=https://digitalcampus.swankmp.net/sinclair311909/play/11C53A9197E3294A

October 15, 2020
O15A - Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man: Race vs. Religion
Register to receive the Zoom room link and password before the session

10:00 - 11:00 AM

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, Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong East Coast, sits down with Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about the role religion plays in fueling and/or killing racism.

Participants to view TEDTalk:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BCScklTfs0

October 15, 2020
O15P - Diversity Film Series: Discussion of The Peanut Butter Falcon
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

 

5:00 - 6:00 PM

The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak, 22, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler, a 32 year old, small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally. This thought provoking film will allow us to process how we may be challenged to strengthen our disability awareness and embrace the diversity that this population brings to our communities.

Please watch the film:  https://login.sinclair.ohionet.org/login?url=https://digitalcampus.swankmp.net/sinclair311909/play/11C53A9197E3294A

October 16, 2020
O16P - What You Need to Know about Women's Suffrage
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

1:00 - 2:30 PM

“Women's suffrage" refers to the right of women to vote and to hold public office. The "women's suffrage movement" (or "woman suffrage movement") includes all the organized activities of reformers to change laws that kept women from voting or to add laws and constitutional amendments to guarantee women the right to vote.

PRE-REQUISITE: Please view this video before the session.

October 21, 2020
O21P - Systemic and Institutional Racism Under the Law
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

This discussion will focus on the laws in both the past and present that continue to aid in the institutionalization of racism that bars access to resources and opportunities for people of color. 

October 21, 2020
Unpacking Racism: Bridging the Gap
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

1:00 - 2:00 PM

This workshop will provide information dissecting the racial climate of today through a lense of African American Studies to unpack what racism is and how to bridge the gaps within our society.

October 30, 2020
O30A - 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.

10:00 - 11:30 AM

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.

November 2, 2020
Book Discussion of Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me by Charlamagne tha God
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Please join us for a discussion on the best seller book: Shook One. As the author, Charlamange tha God, described in the book "Fear is holding you back. It's time to turn the tables and channel your fears to actually fuel your successes."

PRE-REQUISITES:   Please read the book Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me

November 5, 2020
N5A - Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man: Race vs. Religion
Register to receive the Zoom room link and password before the session

10:00 - 11:00 AM

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, Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong East Coast, sits down with Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about the role religion plays in fueling and/or killing racism.

Participants to view TEDTalk:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BCScklTfs0

November 9, 2020
N9A - Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man: Seeing Color
Zoom link in the description

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool at a time when the racial divide between white and black Americans is at a peak. In this episode, Chip & Joanne Gaines sit down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about teaching their kids to "see color" and Acho is asked, "if he's afraid of white people."

View the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfo1XJDJKSU

November 10, 2020
Article Discussion: Help Veterans by Taking Them Off The Pedestal
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Join the Military Family Education Center (MFEC) as they discuss supporting veterans during the military-to-civilian transition back to school. Learn more about the best practices and support that is provided to assist our Sinclair veterans on their educational journey.

PRE-REQUISITES: Please read the article in The Atlantic | Nov 10, 2013 | by Alex Horton

November 18, 2020
N18A - Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man: Seeing Color
Zoom link in the description

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool at a time when the racial divide between white and black Americans is at a peak. In this episode, Chip & Joanne Gaines sit down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about teaching their kids to "see color" and Acho is asked, "if he's afraid of white people."

View the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfo1XJDJKSU

November 20, 2020
N20A - 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.

10:00 - 11:30 AM

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. 

December 3, 2020
1966, The Year that Forced Integration in College
Please register to receive an email with the Zoom room link the day before the session.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

We will discuss how 5 coaches and their teams unwittingly sped up the integration of college athletics. Adolph Rupp, Don Haskins, Ara Parseghian, Duffy Daugherty, and Bear Bryant, all Hall of Fame coaches had unique roles in the landscape of college athletics being changed forever.

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