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February 15, 2023
Black Love Day: A Book Discussion
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12:30 - 1:45 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/82697929992?pwd=UGVrWHk4Vk9NYWNVUjVUK011ZnVMQT09
Meeting ID: 826 9792 9992
Passcode: 504530

Please join us to discuss The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path to Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu. The first 40 people to register will be receive a copy of the book. Email Vonya to make arrangements to receive your copy at: vonya.lewis-thornton@sinclair.edu

February 15, 2023
In His Words: What Dr. King Would Say About Critical Race Theory
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3:00 - 4:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/85463834815?pwd=MTMxS2Q3bXIzMGVTUjV5akUwcm5ndz09
MEETING ID:   854 6383 4815

PASSCODE:     783432

We often go no further than Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, when discussing his legacy.  In this discussion, we will examine his world view on a deeper level by examining some of his other quotes and speeches.

February 16, 2023
F16P - Tips, Tricks & Hidden Gems: WhichWay, the Financial Literacy App
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2:00 - 3:00 PM

Please register to receive the Zoom room link before the meeting.

Learn about a new and FREE financial literacy tool for our students, WhichWay.org! The site has mini activities and videos to teach students about important personal finance topics, including budgeting, goal setting, their credit score, saving tips, and many more. See how to access the tool and an example activity for students! Presented by the Sinclair Financial Literacy Committee.

February 21, 2023
Discussion of “Composite Nation” Speech by 19th-Century Leader, Frederick Douglass
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12:00 - 1:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/88633578554?pwd=aC9JV2FSR3ROOXlYc0NZdUJjbTROUT09
MEETING ID:   886 3357 8554
PASSCODE:     269138

PRE-REQUISITES:   Read the CNN article by John Blake @  https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/11/us/frederick-douglass-speech-blake-cec/index.html

Join Sinclair’s Chief Diversity Officer, Michael Carter, and Assistant Provost, Jared Cutler, in a virtual discussion on the speech called “Composite Nation” by the 19th-century leader Frederick Douglass.  It’s one of the most radical and prophetic speeches in American history, and hardly anyone knows about it.

February 24, 2023
Book Read and Discussion - The Dyslexic Advantage: A Strengths-based Approach to Neuro-Divergence
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The Dyslexic Advantage1:00 - 2:00 PM

PRE-REQUISITE: Participants will be encouraged to read the book during the weeks between meetings and view a video interview found on YouTube: https://youtube.com/watch?v=SkYFw4qQUsw&feature=shares

Join Zoom Meeting: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/9202767220
Meeting ID: 920 276 7220

This book read/discussion will dig into the potential assets associated with persons with dyslexia rather than focus on their deficits. Individuals with dyslexia—share a unique perspective that can create advantages in a classroom, at a job, or in society. Lorrie and David will facilitate discussion related to the often overlooked benefits associated with dyslexia which may include spatial reasoning, problem-solving, analytic insight, and creativity. The emphasis will be to focus on a strengths-based approach to looking at Neuro-divergence broadly and dyslexia specifically.

February 24, 2023
You Can’t Read That! Discussion 8: Out of Darkness
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1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87237879678?pwd=WitoclV4THhuWlN4NjVqRFhKTldZZz09
Meeting ID: 872 3787 9678
Passcode: 364152

Join your Sinclair Librarians for monthly discussions around censorship and book banning. Each month, we will gather to discuss either a current issue surrounding censorship or a specific banned or challenged book, film, or resource. Please note, this is a participatory event and you will be expected to read the book/article or review the resource before we meet.

This month, we will meet to discuss one of the top 5 banned books of 2021, Out of Darkness, by Ashley Hope Pérez. Dealing with themes of racism, classism, and sexism, Pérez award winning YA novel has been banned in at least 24 school districts.

To prepare, please read the book as well as the following article. Limited copies of the book are available in the Sinclair and Ohio Digital Libraries for checkout:

Discussion questions and supplemental material will be sent to all who register before the event.

Co-sponsored by the Diversity Office

February 27, 2023
F27P - Student Affairs Book Read: “What’s Your Pronoun? Beyond He and She”
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Student Affairs Book Read

1:30 - 2:30 PM

ZOOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87161097111?pwd=a0dHY0hqcFRxaDk2VUJLNnVqOWlxZz09
MEETING ID:  871 6109 7111
PASSCODE:  894712

Join Larry Lindstrom for a discussion on the book “What’s Your Pronoun?  Beyond He and She” by author Dennis Baron, providing historical context and analysis to the debate around what we call ourselves.  The author illuminates how – and why – these pronouns are sparking confusion and prompting new policies in schools, workplaces, and even statehouses.

Please plan to attend both sessions:

March 1, 2023
M1P - Black Love Day: A Book Discussion
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12:30 - 2:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/82697929992?pwd=UGVrWHk4Vk9NYWNVUjVUK011ZnVMQT09
Meeting ID: 826 9792 9992
Passcode: 504530

Please join us to discuss The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path to Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu. The first 40 people to register will be invited to pick up a copy of the book from the Diversity Office.

March 24, 2023
M24A - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum (1 of 2)
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/82711078697?pwd=RHJVWjFyWHd3cjlndTcvVGNCOUJaZz09

PREREQUISITE: Please plan to attend both sessions (March 24 & 31). 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 31, 2023
M31A - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum (2 of 2)
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Zoom meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/82711078697?pwd=RHJVWjFyWHd3cjlndTcvVGNCOUJaZz09

PREREQUISITE: Please plan to attend both sessions (March 24 & 31). 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 31, 2023
You Can’t Read That! Discussion 9: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
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1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87237879678?pwd=WitoclV4THhuWlN4NjVqRFhKTldZZz09 
Meeting ID: 872 3787 9678 
Passcode: 364152
 

Join your Sinclair Librarians for monthly discussions around censorship and book banning. Each month, we will gather to discuss either a current issue surrounding censorship or a specific banned or challenged book, film, or resource. Please note, this is a participatory event and you will be expected to read the book/article or review the resource before we meet.

A critically acclaimed coming of age story about two Mexican-American gay teenagers, "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe," has been on banned lists due to depictions of homosexuality and references to drugs and sex. Set in the 1980’s, the novel explores their struggles surrounding struggles with racial and ethnic identity, sexuality, and family relationships.

Discussion questions and any additional supplemental material will be sent to all who register before the event.

Author interview: https://www.msnbc.com/ali-velshi/watch/-velshibannedbookclub-benjamin-alire-saenz-and-the-secrets-of-the-universe-149706309951

Co-sponsored by the Library and Diversity Office

April 17, 2023
Book Discussion: Autism in Heels
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1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87670411652?pwd=WnUrYVV2TkE3WURyR21yenAyM0c1dz09&from=addon
Meeting ID:  876 7041 1652
Passcode:   998631

Please join Alicia Schroeder, Director of Student Affairs, and Dr. Lorrie Spivey, Manager of Accessibility Service to discuss the Wall Street Journal Best Seller, Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum.

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