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Enhancing Diversity Seminars

The 2019-2020 Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series is designed to engage the campus community in dialogue around topics and issues related to diversity, campus climate, equity, and inclusion. The Office for Diversity has invited Texas A&M students, faculty, and staff to present their research to the campus community. A list of past Enhancing Diversity Seminars is available here.
 
Because of the diversity in experience, motivation, and knowledge in the campus community, the Office for Diversity offers sessions for participants with a variety of skill levels and knowledge about diversity. To help participants find presentations that match their interests and facilitate their personal and professional development, presenters have indicated experience and knowledge level(s) for their sessions: 
 
  1. Novice - Limited or no experience, training, and/or personal reflection discussing racism, privilege, and other social justice issues and identifying personal biases, prejudices, and identity.  
  2. Intermediate - Some to moderate experience, training, and/or personal reflection identifying and recognizing personal bias and prejudices, how power and authority are distributed within organizational systems, and forms of privilege, oppression, and discrimination. 
  3. Advanced - Substantial experience, training, and/or personal reflection resulting in a willingness to engage in respectful discussions and discourse about power, privilege, oppression, and discrimination; the ability to function effectively in a multicultural society; the ability to understand conflict from multiple viewpoints; and the willingness to explore personal bias and prejudices.
 
Presentations are structured to encourage participants to engage in self-reflection and to interact with peers and the presenter(s). Please check with your supervisor to determine whether any presentations count towards your specific training and professional development requirements. 

March 17, 2020 in Rudder Theatre | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Title: Making Texas Better: Racial Profiling and Human Rights
The event features presentations and a panel discussion by Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young; Prairie View A&M President Ruth Simmons; Professor Fatma Marouf, Texas A&M School of Law; and moderated by Dr. Robin Means Coleman, Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity

Audience Knowledge Ranking: Novice – Limited or no experience, training, and/or personal reflection discussing racism, privilege, and other social justice issues and identifying personal biases, prejudices, and identity.
 
Registration: To include everyone in Texas A&M’s campus and community, we offer three types of registration.

  1. For Texas A&M employees (student and staff), registration is available through TrainTraq - Click Here.
  2. For people (students, the community) who do not work for Texas A&M - Click Here
  3. If you are not able to attend in person, please register to LIVESTREAM. We will email the session URL to you the day of the event.