Diversity and Social Justice 

March 2021

Dear DSJ Colleague,

I hope you're enjoying the sunshine, carving time for self-care, and inviting your students to do the same. 

It's lovely running into colleagues on campus as its beauty continues to blossom, reminding us that we can rise from a dark winter. 

Speaking of blossoms, new DSJ courses sprouted in the past couple of months and we'll highlight those as the semester unfolds.

In this update you'll find some tips for advising, an opportunity to contribute to a (co)-curricular diversity mapping; a series of events and resources to continue enriching our classrooms, particularly around issues affecting women worldwide; and advocacy/action steps that can be taken to work towards justice.

Continue reaching out and sharing materials, we always welcome new ideas; and if I can be of any support or assistance at any point, please let me know. If you haven't been able to join us yet, consider signing up for our upcoming DSJ Hangout on April 12 at 9:00 a.m. Hope to see you there!


Youssef Farhat
Diversity and Social Justice Coordinator
Common Academic Program | 

Financial Markets: It is Not What They Are, But What You Do With Them 
The financial systems’ ability to pool resources to fund projects and share risks is unparalleled and has shaped the world we live in. Maria Vivero reflects on how CAP 305/FIN 200, a new DSJ course offered by the Department of Economics and Finance, combines discussions on finance, diversity & social justice.

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
DSJ and Advising 
Here's a series of quick links to get you started!
Spring 2021: (Co) Curricular Diversity Offerings Survey 

The Diversity ILG Working Group invites you to help us audit current curricular courses and co-curricular offerings in conjunction with Diversity ILG Learning Continuum dimensions. 

Complete the Survey by Friday, April 2, 2021.
Inclusive Pedagogy Toolkit: Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship
21 key strategies for making classrooms inclusive, equitable, and meaningful, laying out concrete ways to implement the strategies as well as the key scholarship behind these ideas. If you're a podcast fan, check out these episodes.
Women’s Human Rights Teaching, Learning, and Advocacy Resource
A group of contributors from civil society, higher education, including Natalie F. Hudson, prepared this collection of resources, activities, and guidance to help educators explore issues affecting the lives of women and girls. 

“A Voice Out of the Past”: Old Ventura and Indigenous Masculinities in California Missions ft. Deborah Miranda
A series of opportunities to learn more about ongoing relationships between Indigenous people and the Catholic church. Sessions on April 13:

Email for short reader for student and faculty/staff sessions.

Hate is a Virus: Open Dialogue
Organized by UD Asian American Association

This open forum is hosted in light of the recent rise of hate crimes against people of Asian descent; a meaningful opportunity and dialogue space to share or listen to the experiences and perspectives of the UD Asian and Asian-American community.

April 5 | 7:30 pm
KU Ballroom or Zoom | Speak | Attend


"A Tribute to Women in the Church"
Dr. Burnley offers an expression of thanks, appreciation, and affirmation to women in the Church, while pointing to the violent expressions of abusive patriarchy that has and continues to be informed by distorted biblical interpretations and theological formations. Read blog.

Legacy Keeper, Change Maker: Terri Lee Freeman ‘81 | Wednesday March 31 | 6 pm
A discussion about the role and responsibility museums play in today’s society. Freeman ‘81 is the former president of the National Civil Rights Museum and current  executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. Register to attend.

Opportunities for Students 

Summer 2021: Global Learning Opportunities Focused on Racial Equity & Social Justice
Register for one of these summer CAP courses that are a part of the Global Learning Academy -- RCE 200, PHL 364, HSS 302, HSS 384, SSC 200 --  and participate in the build-in two-week virtual field study on Racial Equity and Social Justice. There is no additional cost to the reduced summer tuition rate and scholarships are available. Apply by May 1, 2021 
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Opportunities for Educators 

Call for Submissions Extended: Inclusive Pedagogy Workshops | Thursday May 13
Sponsored by: CAP, Academic Senate, LTC, ODI, CAS, LAW, LIB, SBA, SOE, SEHS
Faculty and staff are invited to share their experiences and practices to advance inclusive pedagogy. Submit by March 31 via this this form.

UD Men for Gender Equity Isidore site goes live
UD Men for Gender Equity Advocates launched a new virtual education site on Isidore providing self-paced modules, resources and spaces around issues of gender equity. Opt in using this link. Log in to Isidore and select “Add Me” when prompted to join the site.

Inclusive Excellence Academy IEA
IEA sessions focus on action and advocacy. Register at HR CE Portal.

Grants: Experiential Learning in Courses
ELIFF supports the implementation and integration of EL programs. ~ 5-10 grants of up to $750 will be awarded for FA 21. Apply by May 3.

Symposium: Imagining Community: Shaping a More Equitable Dayton
October 28-29 | The Hub at Dayton Arcade | In partnership with "UnDesign the Redlineexhibit.
Submissions requested by May 24. 

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Science and Human Rights Coalition

2021 Conference | Call for Proposals
Urgent Responses, Emerging Challenges: Collaborations to Advance Human Rights (October 21-22, 2021)

Scholars, students as well as human rights practitioners and community organizers, are encouraged to submit a proposal. 
Feel free to contact with any questions.
Submit by April 23


Related Links

Artwork used in this newsletter is a courtesy of FineActs; artists in order of appearance: Safwat Saleem (Rise), Alex Tait (We is Me Spelled Differently), Viktoria Nesheva (The Simplest Equation), Ed Dingli (We Are Closer Than We Think), Studio PUNKT (Stop Hate Speech)

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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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