You are cordially invited to Solutions in Action: Counteracting Divisiveness, a summer brown-bag series developed by UMD faculty and staff for UMD faculty and staff. Held weekly on Wednesdays from 12 to 1:15 PM through the summer in 0201 Edward St. John (the TLTC multipurpose room), this series offers and interactive forum for understanding and working together to address acts of hatred and intimidation. More information can be found at http://www.ugst.umd.edu/solutionsinaction.html.
Faculty and staff are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis, although it would help to RSVP so that the organizers can get an accurate count to ensure a sufficient number of drinks and desserts each week.
Solutions in Action Tentative Topic Schedule:
“What’s happening on campus and across the U.S.?” An honest dialog about hate incidents at UMD and campuses across the country
“But I don’t feel privileged”: What is identity privilege and how does it affect us?
To be determined by participants
Free speech versus hate speech: How do we balance these at a public university?
“But what do these issues have to do with my class?” Teaching strategies
“But that wasn’t my intention…” Intentions, impact, and restoring relationships
Managing stress: A self-care workshop
“Where are WE now?” What can we do as faculty and staff?