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Our Commitment to Diversity

Calendar of Religious and Cultural Events and Holidays


Diversity Workgroup Monthly Conversations

Open to faculty, staff and students!

September
The Impacts of Families and Mass Incarceration
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: 115 Stillman Hall
Facilitator: Dr. Carla Curtis

October
Being Approached by an Officer
Thursday, October 18, 2018
12 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: 115 Stillman Hall
Facilitator: Stephen Moore
Speaker: Sgt. James Fuqua

November
The O’Leary Lecture
Thursday, November 15, 2018
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Fawcett Center
Speaker: Dr. Ibram Kendi

January
“Diversity” Discussion
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Location: 115 Stillman Hall
Facilitator: Sharvari Karandikar

February
Political Correctness
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Location: 115 Stillman Hall
Facilitator: Brittany Ward

March
Diversity in the Workplace
Thursday, March 28, 2019
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Location: 115 Stillman Hall
Facilitator: Melanie Dheel

April
Trials and Tribulations of the Refugee Community
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Location: 115 Stillman Hall
Facilitator: Shantha Balaswamy


Guided by our vision to “Embrace Difference. Seek Justice. Be the Change.” we are charged to teach our students about diversity, oppression, marginalized populations and social justice.

In early 2016, the college appointed Dr. Carla M. Curtis as its Chief Diversity Officer in an effort to further demonstrate its commitment to diversity. Curtis is leading the college, with the aid of a Diversity Workgroup, in continuing to create a supportive climate that not only reflects a focus on diversity, but also enables the college to achieve the aspirations articulated in its Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan.

We recognize that our efforts are not a “one and done” approach but a commitment to consistent, ongoing engagement and action to create change. As a college, we proudly accept this as a significant part of our mission.

For more information about the college’s commitment to diversity, contact our Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Curtis at Curtis.60@osu.edu.


Check back regularly for upcoming events that advance our commitment to diversity.

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK EVENTS ARCHIVE 

 Music and Racial Justice, April 4, 2018

 Social Workers and “Just Mercy”  October 24 & 30, 2017

 Personal Values and Social Work Ethics November 29, 2017

Know Your Rights September 14, 2016

Speak Out July 18, 2016
Continuing the Conversation  July 13, 2016