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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion

The Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) series focuses on the complexities of group and individual identities and how they influence one another. Each year, individuals committed to equity, diversity and inclusion are given Diversity & Inclusion Achievement Awards.

Featured PowerPoint
Confronting Whiteness (PDF) by Alicia Trider and Micah Lehner

Confronting Whiteness

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Fall 2020 COD Poster

Fall 2020 Program Schedule

Novermber 18
Decolonizing Thanksgiving: Combating Discriminatory Practices
Facilitated by: Browning Michael Neddeau, Education and Multicultural and Gender Studies

December 2
Beyond Symbols and Statues: The Fight Over Public Memory and Memorials
Facilitated by: Ali Meders-Knight, Member of the Mechoopda Tribe, Artist, and Educator
Nathan Heggins Bryant, English

  • Past CODI Events 2020

    September 2
    CODI Kickoff: Confronting Racial Injustice
    Facilitated by: CODI Planning Committee

    September 16
    Confronting Whiteness
    Facilitated by: Alicia Trider, Multicultural and Gender Studies, and Micah Lehner, Graduate Studies

    September 30
    Home is Here: The DACA Experience
    Facilitated by: Teresita Curiel, Latinx Equity and Success; Jesse Ramirez, Wellcat Counseling Center; and Elli Alaniz, Financial Aid and Scholarship

    October 14
    Check-in | The Marathon Continues
    Facilitated by: CODI Planning Committee

About COD

For several years interested faculty and staff have collaborated to host a variety of sessions on diversity topics for the campus community. The Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion series (CODI) focuses on the complexities of group and individual identities and how they influence one another.

CODI has been the committee's attempt to expose and treat the various ills we see reflected on our campus and in our community--xenophobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, classism, ignorance, apathy, etc., as well as celebrate our differences. In providing a forum for the many voices on our campus to be heard, we hope that, through education and conversation, we can bring about enlightenment, understanding, and acceptance.

Semester Themes

Each semester has had an overall theme so that the conversations are related to or build on one another over the semester.

Themes from previous semesters include:

  • highlighting collaborations between faculty/staff, students, and community members to create change
  • teaching diversity in the university classroom and
  • revealing and combating stereotypes.