The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is excited to announce our 2018-19 ODEI Dialogue Series!

This year, we plan on hosting 6 events in the series, aimed at bringing students, faculty and staff together to hold discussions and meaningful community dialogue around various topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The overall goal of this series is to have productive and honest discussions, oftentimes about challenging subject matter, to continue to build and foster a healthy campus climate. We hope to provide our UCSC community with tangible “takeaways” and “best practices” that they can put to good use.

The ODEI Dialogue Series has been developed to achieve the following learning objectives for participants:
  • Experience interacting respectfully with members of the campus community whose approaches to issues differ
  • Identify potential partners and collaborators across campus
  • Explore creative solutions to concerns, questions and issues
  • Understand how individuals’ experiences at UCSC are complex and multilayered
  • Hone critical skills to build communities of support
  • Learn about various support resources on and off campus

ODEI Dialogue Series Events
Got Your Six: Creating an Inclusive Environment for Veterans 
May 8 2019, noon - 1:30pm, Namaste Lounge
Do you want to learn more about working with student veterans and veteran coworkers? Veterans are a growing population at UCSC, with distinct needs that are not always transparent to civilians. This cultural competency talk will enhance your knowledge of veterans’ physical, psychological, professional, and academic needs so that you can welcome this diverse and dynamic group to campus.
Brenda Sanfilippo
Faculty Lecturer, Stevenson College

Recognizing and Creating an Inclusive Environment for Retaining Diverse Employees
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12-1pm, Scotts Valley Center room 1101

Learn the subtle (and not so subtle) ways supervisors and colleagues create non-inclusive work environments that often lead to employee turnover. Through discussion, receive tips and strategies for managing and maintaining a welcoming work environment for ALL employees. Based on the book, Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce; New Rules for a New Generation by Natalie Holder-Winfield.
Facilitated by Stacey Faulk, MA
CRE, Stevenson College