Monday, 01 Oct 2018
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday for celebrating and honoring those who have passed. One tradition includes building ofrendas (altars) honoring the deceased using brightly colored skulls, marigolds, and possessions of the departed. Instead of sugar, our skulls are paper mache, but we invite you to decorate them in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos using paint, glitter, gems, flowers and other adornments.
How can an evidence-based approach to implicit bias promote greater equity and inclusion within STEM teaching and learning? Join us on Mondays in October to explore this question in depth alongside future faculty from all disciplines, levels, and roles within STEM.
While the current bodies of literature on implicit bias are extensive, fewer studies focus on its scope in STEM teaching and learning. In the first session of this CIRTLCast series, invited speakers will discuss the prevalence of implicit bias in STEM, particularly in the context of higher education. We will define and discuss key terms, such as equity, oppression, privilege, and microaggressions.
Wednesday, 03 Oct 2018
Create a cross stitch project inspired by the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Learn to read a pattern, get the hang of working with a needle and thread for stitching and leave with all the supplies (and the know-how!) to finish on your own.
Constitution Day Event - Join a discussion on recent Supreme Court rulings and a possible shift in the balance of the court following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Friday, 05 Oct 2018
"From Adversity to Empowerment" - Elizabeth Smart has transformed from kidnapping and sexual assault victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire, and foster change.
Sunday, 07 Oct 2018
This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.
Monday, 08 Oct 2018
Online event, How Can We Identify Implicit Biases in Ourselves and Others? (CIRTLCast Series - Part 2 of 4)
Most often, implicit bias is subtle and unconscious, both of which pose challenges to fostering awareness. The STEM community's resistance to evidence of implicit bias compounds these challenges further (Handley, Brown, Moss-Racusin, & Smith, 2015).
National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA awareness day observed on October 11. Celebrate with us by making a throwback craft - a Perler bead keychain - brought to modern day by using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies.