Other Events & Initiatives
- Wed., January 27, 6:30pm-8:00pm
- Debo Adegbile '91 & Ronald L. Davis
Conversations on Race: Policing in the U.S. and New London
As an extension of the Elevate conference, Connecticut College is pleased to present the next installment of the Conversations on Race series which launched in 2019 as a collaboration with local newspaper The Day and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. This event will feature opening remarks from Debo Adegbile '91, partner at WilmerHale Law, and Ronald Davis, former director of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) under the Obama administration. Adegbile and Davis worked together with the U.S. Mayors Conference to produce an extensive report on police reform and racial justice. Their remarks will be followed by a panel discussion about police reform in New London. A Public Safety Review Committee was appointed by Mayor Michael Passero ’79 M’89 in June 2020 and chaired by John McKnight, dean of institutional equity and inclusion. Members of the committee will discuss their recommendations for strengthening police accountability and police-community relations. This event is free and open to the public.
- January 28-29, 9am-12pm
- Erin Duran, John McKnight & Rachel Stewart
Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation: A Workshop for Faculty and Staff
Erin Duran, director of gender and sexuality programs, Rachel Stewart, director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy, and John McKnight, dean of institutional equity and inclusion, will offer a virtual workshop for up to 45 Connecticut College faculty and staff participants to provide foundational information about dialogue facilitation as a tool for helping students or colleagues navigate through difficult topics. This workshop will be useful for those who want to gain knowledge of the intergroup dialogue framework, increase self-awareness about their social identities, and begin practicing intergroup dialogue facilitation. Advanced registration is required.
- Launching in January 2021
- USC Race & Equity Center
USC Racial Equity Leadership Alliance
As previously announced, Connecticut College has joined more than 50 other institutions as inaugural members of the Liberal Arts Racial Equity Leadership Alliance–an initiative led by the University of Southern California’s (USC) Race and Equity Center. There will be opportunities for Conn faculty and staff on a limited basis to participate in virtual workshops which will be publicized in January. If you would like to be added to the list of possible participants, please express interest using the registration form below at your earliest convenience. Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Due by February 1, 2021
- Complete Training
EverFi Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training
As a reminder, all Connecticut College students, staff, and faculty are required to complete the EverFi online training program which covers foundational information about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. You should have received an email directly from EverFi on or around Nov. 19, 2020. The training program will remain open until February 1, but we highly encourage you to complete the training before Jan. 25, 2021, in preparation for the Elevate Social Justice Conference.