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Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Hosts Workshop Exploring the Complexities of Self

Published: 03/03/2021

Statue of Jesus with Students on Gannon's Campus

Statue of Jesus with Students on Gannon's Campus

Gannon’s Steering Committee for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion held the first of a series of workshops this past weekend, titled Who Are You? Exploring the Complexities of Self. Facilitators Donna-Marie Cole-Malott and Karen Parker Thompson led 68 participants representing 38 areas across campus in discussions of cultural identity, personal identity, social identity and implications for relationships with students and colleagues. 

“It was very interactive and prompted great discussion among colleagues across divisions,” said Dr. Lori Lindley, dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Science and co-chair of the GU Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee Team. “The focus was on the first of the Cultural Relevant and Sustaining Education Framework competencies, Reflect on One’s Cultural Lens. The framework is useful to everyone who interacts with students.” 

The committee plans to make more experiences and resources like this available in the near future, hoping to offer five more workshops on different competencies. If you’re interested in attending, you are encouraged to watch for future announcements and information even if you were not able to attend the first session.