Inclusive Illinois: one campus, many voices
Inclusive Illinois: one campus, many voices is about the campus community -- faculty, staff, and students -- valuing and respecting the many voices, ideas, and perspectives we each bring to Illinois. It is about creating, building, and sustaining spaces, places, and environments that are welcoming, inclusive, and affirming, whether in the classroom, the office, the lab, or the athletic field. It is about building communities, relationships, and friendships that cross the traditional boundaries of identities. It is about crossing the invisible borders, boundaries, and walls that create separate communities. These can be boundaries based on academic interests, majors, hobbies, and fields of specialty. They can also be based on values, beliefs, lifestyles, and life experiences. They can even be based on identities, such as religion, ability, race, ethnicity, national origin, Veteran Status, and sexual orientation.
Inclusive Illinois: one campus, many voices is about creating one campus of many voices. Our goal is to work towards an image of Illinois as a multi-patterned quilt -- weaved together cohesively, yet incorporating and respecting the distinct cloths and pieces of our unique identities.
Campus Conversation on Diversity Series - Videos
View the complete videos of some of our keynote speakers:
- Prof. Terrell Strayhorn - Real Talk about Culture, Belonging, and Safe Spaces in Higher Education
Professor Stacy Harwood
March 31st, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Spurlock Museum
Co-author of numerous articles about Racial Microaggressions at the University of Illinois Urbana campus, including two reports with testimonials from students of color about their experiences in the resident halls and classrooms.
Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke
April 9th, Beckman Institute Auditorium, 4:00-6:00PM
Associate Chancellor, Associate Provost, and Associate Professor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Affiliated with Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology, Education, African Studies, and African-American Studies, her work focuses on transdisciplinary analysis of diversity issues in higher ed.
She talk is entitled, "Transdisciplinary Applied Social Justice and Reflections on the Campus Climate Conversation."
Women in STEM fields
April 16th, 3:00-4:00 p.m., NCSA Auditorium
Prof. Karen McDonald, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Associate Dean of Engineering, University of California Davis Director, NSF CREATE-IGERT (http://create-igert.ucdavis.edu) Co-Director, NSF RESOURCE STEM Graduate Fellows in K-12 Education (http://resource-gk12.ucdavis.edu) Co-Director, NIH Biotechnology Training Program.