Events

Welcome to our listing of events that support our institution's efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

January
27

January 27, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual via Zoom

Finding the Way Forward through Racial Justice in Action

Issues of social justice and equality have made their way to the headlines this past year, due in large part to the summer’s Black Lives Matter protests and the ongoing health disparities brought to light by the pandemic. But these are not new issues, nor will they go away after they fade from the news.



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January
28

January 28, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Virtual via Zoom

iCons Faculty Development Workshop: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

You are invited to join UMass iCons for an upcoming faculty development workshop:



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January
28

January 28, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Virtual via Zoom

Why are AI Systems Racist, Sexist, and Generally Unfair, and Can We Make Them Fair?

Q&A with Philip Thomas, Assistant Professor and Director of the Autonomous Learning Lab, College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts.



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February
18

February 18, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Virtual via Zoom

Unconscious Bias at Work: Creating a Culture Where Everyone Belongs

We are taught not to discuss sex, religion, or politics, but what we should have been taught was how to discuss sex, religion, and politics, especially in the workplace. No one likes conflict. We naturally avoid "ruffling feathers" and having the necessary tough conversations. However, when you’re a leader at work, what do you do when your employees look to you to facilitate uncomfortable conversations? In this insightful webinar, participants will be equipped with tools to move from a space of comfort into curiosity proactively, and ultimately to embracing being uncomfortable.



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