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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

Our Sponsors: Gender and Sexuality Coalition |  Multicultural and Gender Studies |  Associated Students


Spring 2021 CODI events. Please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for more information.

Spring 2021 Program Schedule

February 3
#AdultingWhileBlack on Campus: A Discussion About Identity and Black Student Success in College
Facilitated by Sarah Kutten, University of Oregon

#AdultingWhileBlack on Campus Zoom Discussion(opens in new window)

#AdultingWhileBlack on Campus flyer

February 17
Muerte Silenciosa (film and discussion)
Translation: Quiet Death
Facilitated by Jesse Dizard, Department of Anthropology

Muerte Silenciosa Zoom film and discussion (opens in new window)

Muerte Silenciosa flyer

March 10
The Alchemy of Whiteness: Race, Immigration, and Identity in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Facilitated by Peter Owens, Office of Institutional Research

The Alchemy of Whiteness Zoom Discussion(opens in new window)

Alchemy of Whiteness event details. Please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for more information.

April 7
Designing Confidence: Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome
Facilitated by the First-Gen Faculty and Staff Association

Designing Confidence event flyer. Please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for more information.

April 28
The Foster Youth Experience
Facilitated by Marina Lomeli-Fox and Dawn Carini, PATH Scholars (Foster Youth Program)

May 5
16th Annual Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion Awards
Facilitated by Tray Robinson, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

  • 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

    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
    Zoom Event(opens in new window)

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

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 the 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.