Online Sexual Misconduct Training Released to UD Community

Online Sexual Misconduct Training Released to UD Community

The University of Delaware community will once again be engaging in online sexual misconduct policy and response training, provided by UD partner Everfi, and overseen by the Office of Equity & Inclusion. This introductory and ongoing training is part of the university’s commitment to provide all faculty, staff, and students with timely and relevant information and resources related to the university’s sexual misconduct policy, and sexual harassment and discrimination more broadly. All faculty, staff, and students receive a separate invitation directly from Everfi with instructions for access and completion.

All first-year undergraduate and graduate students complete the course entitled “Sexual Assault Prevention”. All new university employees complete the course entitled “Bridges: Building a Supportive Community”. Current university employees will complete the course “Bridges: Taking Action” during the Fall 2019 term as part of a biannual training requirement instituted with the passage of Delaware H.B. 360.

Questions about this online education opportunity can be directed to knowmore@udel.edu.

Fall 2019 Book Club Announced!

Fall 2019 Book Club Announced!

OEI’s ongoing book club returns this fall with a powerful and timely collection of essays addressing a wide array of multicultural feminist topics! We will be reading Roxane Gay’s New York Times Bestseller “Bad Feminist” and engaging in a timely discussion about a variety of issues along the way. In the era of #metoo, voices are no longer silent, stories are being told, and challenging conversations are no longer being avoided. This deeply personal, profoundly influential, and easily accessible collection of essays touches on everything from pop culture to politics. Along the way, Gay breaks down barriers and allows us to engage in the dialogue we so clearly need to be having today!

Buy on Amazon: http://www.udel.edu/006188

Find it at the Library: http://www.udel.edu/006189

Listen to the audio book free: https://www.audible.com/pd/Bad-Feminist-Audiobook/B00LMGI81O

Learn More: http://www.roxanegay.com/bad-feminist/

We will meet three times over the course of the Fall Semester:

10/16/19: 3pm-4:30pm, Perkins Ewing (pp. 1-120)
11/20/19: 3pm- 4:30pm, TBA (pp. 121-217)
12/11/19: 3pm- 4:30pm, Perkins Collins (pp. 218- 318)

Refreshments will be provided based on RSVPs. We have a limited number of complimentary copies available, and you can indicate below if you would like to be considered for a copy. All questions can be directed to Adam Foley at foley@udel.edu.

Location details will be emailed out prior to discussion sections.

We look forward to having you join us for what will prove to be an engaging and worthwhile conversation about race, gender, and sexuality in America!

OEI to Host Spring Diversity Book Club- “What Truth Sounds Like”

OEI to Host Spring Diversity Book Club- “What Truth Sounds Like”

Please join us as we read Michael Eric Dyson’s What Truth Sounds Like and come together as a UD community to engage in meaningful dialogue around issues of race in America. It is of the utmost importance, now more than ever, that we continue to look for opportunities to engage in dialogue as we look to shape the world around us with inclusive excellence in mind. UD’s commitment to inclusive excellence calls on each of us to thoughtfully consider the role we play in our community as educators and leaders. Our time together will provide an opportunity to engage with folks from all corners of the university and consider where we’ve been and where we are going.

Registration is open to anyone at the University of Delaware, and a limited number of books are available for those in need.

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/G4JR82GFvlXF6zId2

We will meet on the following dates:

2/28/19 3PM- 4:30PM- Perkins Ewing Room (Chapters 1-3, pp. 1-86) 

3/27/19 12PM- 1PM- Perkins Gallery Room (Chapters 4-6, pp. 87-184)

5/1/19 3PM- 4:30PM- Perkins Collins Room (Chapters 7-9, pp. 185-278)

OEI to Host Book Club: “Stamped From the Beginning”

OEI to Host Book Club: “Stamped From the Beginning”

As part of the historic 50th anniversary of the considerable Civil Rights events in 1968, the Office of Equity & Inclusion, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion, will be hosting a facilitated book club conversation during the Fall 2018 Semester. We will be reading Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award Winning text, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/3RV0aWhdYlxnfk4l2

Meeting times over the course of the Fall Semester: 9/27 @ 3 P.M.: Chapters 1-12 (Perkins Gallery Room)
10/23 @ 12 P.M.: Chapters 13-26 (Perkins Collins Room)
12/3 @ 3P.M.: Chapters 27-37 (Perkins Collins Room)

Buy on Amazon: https://goo.gl/TZ5jBc
Learn More: https://www.ibramxkendi.com/stamped-from-the-beginning/

Fatimah Stone Appointed Interim Director

Fatimah Stone, assistant general counsel at the University of Delaware, has been appointed interim director of the University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI), Alan Brangman, executive vice president and University treasurer, announced today. Her appointment was effective April 27.

Stone, who previously served as senior associate director of OEI, is filling in for Sue Groff, who is currently on leave.

Fatimah Stone is serving as interim director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

“I am grateful to Fatimah Stone for taking on this interim assignment with our Office of Equity and Inclusion,” Alan Brangman, executive vice president and University treasurer. “Her extensive knowledge of the University and of the work of OEI, coupled with her experience in higher education human resources, will serve the University well. I look forward to working with her as she takes on this important task.”

During this assignment, Stone will continue to serve as the senior legal counsel for NIIMBL (the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals), a Manufacturing USA institute headquartered at UD and funded by the federal government to advance United States competitiveness in advanced manufacturing innovation.

Stone joined UD in 2015 as senior associate director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Before coming to Delaware, she served as a human resources consultant at the University of Notre Dame, where she was responsible for conducting staff investigations in response to employees’ discrimination and sexual harassment complaints filed with that university’s Office of Institutional Equity. Earlier, she was a transactional attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Association of Corporate Counsel, Stone earned her undergraduate degree at Fairleigh-Dickinson University and a law degree from Tulane Law School.

Source: https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2018/april/fatimah-stone-interim-director-oei/

Listening & Learning

Listening & Learning

Learning is a lifelong process, and adding to your social justice toolkit is something we can all continue to do. Here at OEI, we love our podcasts, and would like to share a few you may find of particular interest as you enhance your skills. Go ahead and add them to your list for the drive home!

Intersection, with Jamil Smith

Another Round

About Race

Latino USA

We Want the Airwaves, by Nia King

Conversations with People Who Hate Me

Pod Save the People with DeRay

Hidden Brain

Backtalk

Code Switch – NPR