The OIDI is pleased to announce the Spring Diversity and Inclusion Professional Development Lunch Series. The first session will be held on February 8th. Registration is required for each event. 

Dates:             Every Wednesday from February 8 to April 19, 2017

Time:              Noon to 1:00 pm

Where:          Chancellors Dining Room in the Sharpe Refectory (The Ratty)

Contact:        Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion 401-863-2216, [email protected]






February 8

Understanding and Navigating White Privilege

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Marc Peters, Health Promotion Specialist and Interim Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Undergraduates Students 

February 15

Understanding Microaggressions and their Impact

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Lynn Hernandez, Director of University Inclusion Programs and Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

March 1

Challenging Times... Challenging Days...Are You Able to Walk in My Shoes? 

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Wendy McRae-Owoeye, Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion

March 8

Supporting Undocumented and DACAmented Students and Staff

Kevin Escudero, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies

March 22

Navigating the Queer Spectrum: Sexual Orientation 101

Meeting materials:

Taking Action - Becoming an Ally

Spectrum of Sexual Orientation

Some Examples of Cultural and Institutional Heterosexism

Professional Development PPT

Glossary of Terms 2017

Ace spectrum

Kelly Garret, LGBTQ Center Director

Je-Shawna Wholley, LGBTQ Center Program Coordinator

April 5

The Changing Demographics of International Students at Brown and in the U.S. 

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Shontay Delalue, Assistant Provost for Global Engagement and Director of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

April 12

What is Race?

Joshua Segui, Director for the Brown Center for Students of Color

April 19

Engaged Scholarship and Inclusion

Mathew Johnson, Director of the Swearer Center and Associate Dean for Engaged Scholarship


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