Diversity and Social Justice 

May - June 2021

Dear DSJ Colleague,

As we wrap up an academic year and look forward to a new one starting in August, I am very grateful for your endless and persistent efforts shaping our diversity and social justice education in and around the classroom. It has been an absolutely amazing first year in this role and I hope we continue to chart this journey together. 

In this newsletter, we celebrate new DSJ courses, share our first DSJreads Summer list, and highlight some events, resources and tools that could be useful to support our students and course development. 

Over the next couple months, please do not hesitate to reach out especially if you are teaching a DSJ course in Fall 2021, or developing a new DSJ course over the summer and upcoming year. CAP Team is here to support, and I am more than happy to collaborate and assist with any project.  

I wish you well, and hope you will make every effort to practice self-care, find time to rejuvenate, carve space for creativity, do something that brings you joy, and take a deep breath in a natural space. 

Youssef Farhat, he him, his
Diversity and Social Justice Coordinator
Common Academic Program | 

New DSJ Courses
In Spring 2021, CAPC approved these courses to count for DSJ among other CAP Components: 

CHI 355: The Language of Food in East Asia
Judy Yang

CLA 330: Classical Mythology
Carola Daffner

ENG 341: Asian American Literature
Shazia Rahman

FIN 200: Finance for the Common Good
Maria Vivero

GER 330: Norse Mythology
Carola Daffner

GER 331: Fairy Tales
Carola Daffner

HST 321: History of France
Laura Sextro

HST 356: History of Transnational Feminism
Caroline Waldron and Laura Sextro

HST 390: History of Human Rights
Caroline Waldron 

HST 357: Modern Latin America
Tracey Jaffe and Juan Santamarina  

HST 358: Social & Cultural History of Latin America
Tracey Jaffe and Juan Santamarina 

HST 383: History of the Caribbean
Tracey Jaffe and Juan Santamarina 

MIL 302: Leading Small Organizations I
John Zaehringer

Summer 2021 CAP DSJreads
Thanks for submitting recommendations and helping us populate an inspiring list of DSJreads
Shout out to our collaborators: UD Libraries, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center, Center for International Programs, and the Diversity ILG Working Group. 

CAP is seeking stories to promote the exciting work taking place in and around the classroom, especially in DSJ courses. Feel free to pitch stories and share this opportunity with students. Blog Guidelines
A Podcast by CAP Course - SOC 329

Sexual Identity, Inclusion, and Community
on Campus

SOC 329 students conducted research on these questions and created a podcast episode in their “Sex, Crime, and Law” course.
What does community mean for undergraduate students at the University of Dayton? What does the college experience look like for students who identify as LGBTQ+? How does sexual identity shape how students interact both inside the classroom and out?

LBGTQ+ Student Services  
LGBTQ+ and Allyship Ministry
Marianist Social Justice Collaborative MSJC 

Living Our Marianist Charism: Embracing the LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBT Initiative offers a collection of stories and perspectives from LGBTQ+ persons, family members, and allies affiliated with the Marianist family.
English and Spanish subtitles are available in this video; as well as resource guide to help facilitate dialogue. 


10 Things Faculty Can Do to Advance Inclusive Excellence and Anti-Racism in the
Classroom >>

University of Dayton LTC Equity Fellows; ODI; LTC; MEC; CIP; CAP-DSJ; ECAS; Department of English’s Anti-Racist Pedagogy Group; and many faculty and staff at the University of Dayton.

10 In the Moment Responses for Addressing Micro and Macroaggressions in the
Classroom >>

The Scholarly Teacher 

Traditional Teaching May Deepen Inequality. Can a Different Approach Fix It? >>
The Chronicle of Higher Education

AY 2020-2021 CAP DSJ updates
April 2021 | March 2021 | February 2021 | January 2021 | December 2020 | November 2020

Fall 2021: BookRead & Workshop Series 
A collaboration between the CAP-DSJ, LTC, ODI, and Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences.

The series will consist of five workshop sessions focusing on students, instructors, and classroom dynamics, and culminating in a potential author-engagement event as part of the Learning Teaching Forum 2022.

A number of books will be made available for participants. | Complete Interest Form


Summer Development Opportunities 
SOCHE posted a list of summer development opportunities. Several relate to DEI. Since UD is a member institution, all webinars (live and on-demand) are free. Create an account.

Inclusive Excellence Scholar Residency
September 21-22 
Office of Diversity & Inclusion is hosting the Inclusive Excellence Scholar's Residency featuring sociologist Dr. Sylvia Hurtado.

The UnDesign the Redline Exhibit
On display for October 2021 at Roesch Library
The interactive exhibit explores the history and legacy of racial segregation in Dayton, and the impact on employment, education, policing, health care, wealth, etc. The traveling exhibit will be at the Dayton Metro Library in August & September. Student-led events are planned for October; please consider incorporating a class activity/assignment for your Fall classes as virtual docent tours will be available. 

Roesch Social Science Symposium
November 19, 4-8 p.m. | Kennedy Union
This is an opportunity to showcase undergraduate and graduate student research in the social sciences. For social science colleagues, please consider having your students contribute with a poster session, panel discussion, or presentation of research.    

Symposium: Imagining Community: Toward a More Inclusive Dayton
CHANGE OF DATE April 7-8, 2022 at the Hub
(Please note that the event will NOT take place October 28-29--the change of date is regrettable, but necessary out of an abundance of caution for COVID-restrictions). The symposium explores the impact and legacy of redlining, racial segregation and inequality, as well as how to move toward a more just, equitable, and inclusive Dayton. The symposium is free and open to the public, and open to all community members, activists, artists, students, scholars, and academics. The call for proposals is now due in October 2021. 


Related Links

Artwork used in this newsletter is a courtesy of FineActs; artists in order of appearance: 
Maria Krusteva (It's Not Rocket Science)

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Michelle C. Pautz
Assistant Provost for CAP |

Judy Owen
CAP Coordinator | 

Youssef Farhat
CAP DSJ Coordinator |
Mailing Address
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Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-1302

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