When we fight, we win: Lessons from the 2018 DEI Conference
A look at the speakers, ideas, and issues instroduced to attendees at the 13th College of Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was developed in response to voices of College of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni who asked for increased support in attending to multicultural and social justice issues. The guiding principle of the DEI office is "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action."
Within our office, multicultural and social justice efforts are broadly defined, attending to issues of race/ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, class, first-generation students, family-building, and other salient identities and experiences for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College of Education.
We offer a number of groups to help you find community, support, and mentorship within the College of Education and UGA. We are also a place where anyone is wecome to come, ask questions, and learn from one another.
Along with taking part in community and support groups, our office serves faculty and staff through various training and educational opportunities. We also serves as a sounding board for questions and issues you may have.
Our office works throughout the College of Education to consult on issues concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage and promote courageous conversations among students, faculty, and staff concerning multicultural and social justice issues, which includes programming and training in areas such as:
We are committed to working with students, faculty, and staff to be an advocate, and also empower others to be advocates. Through programs that encourage community building in the College, as well as collaborations across campus, we are working to help others participate and be empowered. This includes programs such as:
The theme of the 14th College of Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference is "No Body and No Mind Left Behind: Disability Justice and Collective Intersectional Action."