The Conference will be highly interactive and results oriented. It will build on the College's ongoing efforts to create a College Environment that is supportive of all. This conference provides a forum for Faculty and Staff to provide suggestions, recommendations and action items to help move us forward with our Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Equality efforts.
Download the flyer to the Conference --> Faculty and Staff Virtual Conference Nov 25 2020
COUNTDOWN TO THE CONFERENCE
We are in week TWO of our Countdown to the Conference. This week we are excited to feature yet another invigorating and thought provoking TED Talk titled "The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian author of many novels and short stories.
Have you ever wondered how stories can affect your perspective on how you view the world? In this video, Adichie shares “how impressionable and vulnerable we are in the face of a story” she goes on to explain that “the danger of only knowing one story about a group creates stereotypes.” She professes that the rejection of the single story allows one to “regain a kind of paradise” and see people for who they truly are.
As you watch the video, please note a few takeaways you have learned that you might want to share with us during the conference. Perhaps we can talk about the concept of a “single story” and the power that narratives has in shaping our perception of one another.
We hope that this Ted Talk will encourage us all to broaden the scope of stories we hear about other people and cultures as well as help us to continue to learn, build and maintain a work and learning environment where different perspectives are valued and embraced.