Online Discussion Groups

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October 7, 2022
O7A - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum (1 of 2)
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9:00 - 11:30 AM

Join Zoom Meeting  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/81720491603?pwd=TXdSbWVoN0cvQkdwQW9PanNUWjhQZz09
Meeting ID: 817 2049 1603
Passcode: 686325

PREREQUISITE: Please plan to attend both sessions (October 7 & 14). 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

 

October 7, 2022
You Can’t Read That! Discussion 5: Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe
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book cover of Gender Queer: A Memoir

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.

In this fifth session, we will meet to discuss

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

In this graphic-memoir, Maia Kobabe, who uses the pronouns e/em/eir, explores eir personal journal to discovering eir gender identity.

The books honest discussions about sexuality and gender identity have lead to numerous book bans/challenges and even obscenity lawsuits.

You can read more about the challenges the book has faced, in the following articles:

Co-sponsored by the Library and Diversity Office

October 14, 2022
O14A - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum (2 of 2)
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9:00 - 11:30 AM

Join Zoom meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/81720491603?pwd=TXdSbWVoN0cvQkdwQW9PanNUWjhQZz09
Meeting ID: 817 2049 1603
Passcode: 686325

PREREQUISITE: Please plan to attend both sessions (October 7 & 14). 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

 

October 24, 2022
Article Discussion: Why The Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid
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2:00 - 3:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:   https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/82951616621?pwd=ME9xaXk1OGlNSFlxUCtteFFxTS9IQT09
MEETING ID:   829 5161 6621

PASSCODE:     742790

PRE-REQUISITES:   Read The Atlantic April 11, 2022 article by Jonathan Haidt @ https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/05/social-media-democracy-trust-babel/629369/

Join Michael Carter and Jared Cutler for a discussion on The Atlantic article by Jonathan Haidt, and how he describes the story of Babel as the best metaphor he has found for what happened in the 2010s, and for the fractured country we now inhabit.

 

October 26, 2022
Article Discussion about Religious Faith
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1:00 - 2:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/88958410071?pwd=ck9GM0ZTWU0vdzVUbFJMb3FqeE1Cdz09
MEETING ID:   889 5841 0071
PASSCODE:     829756

PRE-REQUISITES:   Read the April 24, 2022 DeseretNews article by Jennifer Graham @ https://www.deseret.com/2022/4/23/23013578/perspective-young-adults-are-losing-their-religion-are-their-parents-to-blame-gen-z-generation-x  

Join Michael Carter in a discussion on the article “Perspective: Young adults are losing their religion. Are their parents to blame?”.

 

October 27, 2022
O27P - Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) for Faculty and Staff
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3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87436608526?pwd=RFZqYnloUWJHb3NWdDYxRUZ6TFJoQT09
Meeting ID: 874 3660 8526
Passcode: 480934

In this one hour session, you are invited to be guided by certified Yoga and meditation teacher, Prof. Amanda Hayden, through a traditional Yogic Deep Relaxation (Nidra). This session utilizes sound meditation, guided breathwork, full body relaxation, pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) and mindful observation of breath, body and mind.

We will use the whole of the hour to fully surrender into deep relaxation in order to maximize the benefits for stress reduction.

Full-time employees attending this class are eligible to earn up to 1 wellness point (“Attend Mind/Body Class” category) in the LIVEWELL@Sinclair Health Activity Tracker. For automatic attendance submission, a full-time employee must be identifiable at the beginning of the class by the class facilitator (e.g. full name must appear on screen during Zoom meeting).

November 9, 2022
N9P - Not Your Indian Princess: Native American Women in Modern Life
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2:00 - 3:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/83459131894?pwd=ZFZJUEI2b0RwUGpGUnNQTDFCYTM3dz09
MEETING ID:   834 5913 1894

PASSCODE:     253201

Join Sinclair’s Poet Laureate, Amanda Hayden, M.A., RYT, as she discusses stereotypes of Native women, both as "in the past" and in current circumstances, with topics of the epidemic of missing/murdered Native woman as well as Native women in positions of power and influence. 

November 16, 2022
N16A - Not Your Indian Princess: Native American Women in Modern Life
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10:00 - 11:00 AM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/86076733151?pwd=R1NCNVpRdEtmaHJZdWlwaU9vRCtiQT09
MEETING ID:   860 7673 3151
PASSCODE:     997547

Join Sinclair’s Poet Laureate, Amanda Hayden, M.A., RYT, as she discusses stereotypes of Native women, both as "in the past" and in current circumstances, with topics of the epidemic of missing/murdered Native woman as well as Native women in positions of power and influence. 

November 17, 2022
N17P - Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) for Faculty and Staff
Zoom link in the description

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/87436608526?pwd=RFZqYnloUWJHb3NWdDYxRUZ6TFJoQT09
Meeting ID: 874 3660 8526
Passcode: 480934

In this one hour session, you are invited to be guided by certified Yoga and meditation teacher, Prof. Amanda Hayden, through a traditional Yogic Deep Relaxation (Nidra). This session utilizes sound meditation, guided breathwork, full body relaxation, pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) and mindful observation of breath, body and mind.

We will use the whole of the hour to fully surrender into deep relaxation in order to maximize the benefits for stress reduction.

Full-time employees attending this class are eligible to earn up to 1 wellness point (“Attend Mind/Body Class” category) in the LIVEWELL@Sinclair Health Activity Tracker. For automatic attendance submission, a full-time employee must be identifiable at the beginning of the class by the class facilitator (e.g. full name must appear on screen during Zoom meeting).

November 23, 2022
N23A - Things Only Baby Boomers Remember Firsthand
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9:30 - 10:30 AM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/86474297457?pwd=WVQvVnd2Z1oyWGZSZG94ZTFnbFVmUT09
MEETING ID:   864 7429 7457
PASSCODE:     597371

The baby boomer generation is often defined as people born from 1946 to 1964, during the post-World War II baby boom. Boomers may no longer be the dominant generation, but there are still plenty of them around who remember what it’s like to grow up during a completely different era. Join Sinclair’s Chief Diversity Officer, Michael Carter, for a fun discussion on things only baby boomers will remember firsthand.

November 23, 2022
Things Only Baby Boomers Remember Firsthand
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1:30 - 2:30 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/83651506658?pwd=RzEzZ0NTMkZVTkZqVVZiZVQwN0lvUT09
MEETING ID:   836 5150 6658
PASSCODE:     189655

The baby boomer generation is often defined as people born from 1946 to 1964, during the post-World War II baby boom. Boomers may no longer be the dominant generation, but there are still plenty of them around who remember what it’s like to grow up during a completely different era. Join Sinclair’s Chief Diversity Officer, Michael Carter, for a fun discussion on things only baby boomers will remember firsthand.

February 7, 2023
Pew Report: Black Americans Have a Clear Vision for Reducing Racism but Little Hope It Will Happen
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2:00 - 3:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/85345307634?pwd=OXVXTTk5R3p4cElNRHJDOUtyNTE2Zz09
MEETING ID:   853 4530 7634

PASSCODE:     358368

PRE-REQUISITES:   Read the August 30, 2022 Pew Report by Kiana Cox and Khadijah Edwards @  https://www.pewresearch.org/race-ethnicity/2022/08/30/black-americans-have-a-clear-vision-for-reducing-racism-but-little-hope-it-will-happen/

Join Sinclair’s Chief Diversity Officer, Michael Carter, and Archives & Reference Librarian, Lajmar Anderson, MLS, for a discussion on the August 30, 2022 Pew Report. Many say key U.S. institutions should be rebuilt to ensure fair treatment.

February 15, 2023
In His Words: What Dr. King Would Say About Critical Race Theory
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10:00 - 11:00 AM

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 15, 2023
Black Love Day
In-person and on Zoom

12:30 - 1:45 PM

This year's theme is forgiveness, and we invite you to join us as we hear several speakers addressing the various elements of forgiveness that Bishop Desmond Tutu authored in Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path to Healing Ourselves and Our World.

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