Featured Events

Diversity Lecture Series: Grace Kao "Interracial Friendship and Romance from Adolescence to Adulthood"
Grace Kao is Professor of Sociology, Education, and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
July 27, 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Online
Diversity Lecture Series: Urban Preparation
A discussion on Urban Preparation: Young Black Men Moving from Chicago’s South Side to Success in Higher Education will take place on Tuesday, July 28, from noon-1:30 p.m. in The ARCH. It is sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity (OAAEOP). Chezare A. Warren, a career educator, Chicago native and a former Penn post-doc in GSE, brings fresh perspectives to conversations of race and equity in American public education. A founding teacher at Urban Prep, Dr. Warren offers a detailed exploration of what this single-sex public high school on the South Side of Chicago has managed to accomplish amid profoundly challenging circumstances. He is an assistant professor in the department of teacher education at Michigan State University.  
July 28, 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Online, Zoom
Diversity Lecture Series: Sexual Assault in America
Susan B. Sorenson, professor of social policy at SP2 and executive director of the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse  in Relationships, will discuss From College Campuses to #MeToo: Sexual Assault in America on Wednesday, October 24 as part of The Diversity Lecture Series at Penn. The noon lecture at the second-floor meeting room of the Penn Bookstore is free and open to the public. Dr. Sorenson will discuss how views on sexual assault have changed during the past 50 years with a particular focus on the role of college campuses. The hour will be split between her talk and a conversation about what might be next. The Diversity Lecture Series is intended to give insight and understanding of multicultural issues and is designed to introduce an essential component of education in helping to encourage civil debate, broaden the basis for critical thought and promote cultural understanding.  
July 29, 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Online
Diversity Lecture Series: Sustaining Women’s Progress in STEM
Students, Staff & Faculty: Share Voices, Keynote: Vijay Kumar, Ph.D., Nemirovsky Family Dean, Penn Engineering, Introductory Remarks: Mecky Pohlschroder, Ph.D., Undergraduate Chair and Professor of Biology.
July 30, 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Online
Lecture Series: Urban Preparation
A discussion on Urban Preparation: Young Black Men Moving from Chicago’s South Side to Success in Higher Education will take place on Tuesday, July 28, from noon-1:30 p.m. in The ARCH. It is sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity (OAAEOP).
August 3, 2020 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Online, Zoom
Lecture Series: Sustaining Women’s Progress in STEM
Students, Staff & Faculty: Share Voices, Keynote: Vijay Kumar, Ph.D., Nemirovsky Family Dean, Penn Engineering, Introductory Remarks: Mecky Pohlschroder, Ph.D., Undergraduate Chair and Professor of Biology. 
August 4, 2020 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Online
Lecture Series: Sexual Assault in America
Susan B. Sorenson, professor of social policy at SP2 and executive director of the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse  in Relationships, will discuss From College Campuses to #MeToo: Sexual Assault in America on Wednesday, October 24 as part of The Diversity Lecture Series at Penn. The noon lecture at the second-floor meeting room of the Penn Bookstore is free and open to the public. 
August 5, 2020 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Online
Critical Race Theory and DEI: From Theory to Practice
Join us as we examine the language switch from Critical Race Theory to Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and what each term means and what DEI means and looks like at Penn. Presented by the African-American Resource Center & Office of Affirmative Action. Panelists: Beverly A. Crawford, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences; Captain W. Nicole McCoy, Commanding Officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Public Safety; ]Monica Monroe, Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion, Carey Law School Moderator: Valerie Dorsey Allen Director, African-American Resource Center Keynote Speaker: Chaz L. Howard Penn’s Vice President for Social Equity and Community 
November 4, 2021 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The Online: African-American Resource Center & Office of Affirmative Action
Virtual Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony
Featuring: Penn's NROTC Midshipmen and the Presentation of Colors from the Hollenback Center. Col. Vincent John Ciuccoli, USMC -- Commanding Officer, Philadelphia Consortium NROTC; Guest Speaker: Lynn Manuel, Veterans & Military Affiliated Coordinator, Penn Student Records & Financial Services.  The program has been pre-recorded and will go live at 9:00 a.m. You can view anytime after 9 a.m. The lnk will remain available on YouTube after Veterans Day. 
November 11, 2021 9:00am to 9:30am
Virtual YouTube
Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
As part of the MLK Symposium on Social Change, join OAA•EOP and AARC in "Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion."  Featuring Jeanne Arnold, Ed. D, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) St. Francis College, NY. ---- Jeanne J. Arnold has served as the inaugural Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer and Chief of Staff at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY, since July 2021. She also serves as First Vice President and Chairperson of the annual conference planning committee on the Board of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.  Prior to joining St. Francis, Jeanne established the Vice President for Inclusion and Equity role at Grand Valley State University and the Chief Diversity Officer role at Gettysburg College. While at Grand Valley State, she co-authored an article, The journey to an inaugural chief diversity officer:  Preparation, implementation and beyond.  Jeanne earned her doctorate in Higher Education Management and a master’s degree in Social Work from Penn and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Penn State.  In addition to Jeanne’s academic connection to Penn, she is a former Penn administrator who served as Director of the African American Resource Center and Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action.  She is most proud to be the daughter of the first black tenured faculty member at the School of Social Work (now SP2)—the late, Howard Arnold.
January 31, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Online

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