Soup and Stories: QueerCore with QueenEarth March 17

The Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup would like to invite students, faculty and staff to the upcoming LLCC Student Life Soup and Story program: QueerCore with QueenEarth (Melissa Smith) on Tuesday, March 17, 11 a.m. to noon in the Robert H. Stephens Room. An open mic will follow until 12:45 p.m.

Lunch is $5 for faculty/staff. (Students are free.) Be sure to register by Monday, March 16 if you would like lunch!

QueerCore: Behind the Music is an educational concert series that highlights Queer stories through art. Hosted by QueenEarth (Melissa Smith), this traveling open mic features her coming out stories and invites community members to share their own. Since 2012, QueerCore has been a catalyst for community conversations about identity and inclusion. With discussion and Q&A, participants will be given tools to imagine their path beyond college. They will leave this event with answers about how to navigate the world as creative leaders for themselves with a roadmap for equity to influence tomorrow. #imagineifyoumadeyourownway

View a preview of what to expect here: https://youtu.be/-HTQayoIVjU.

A community event, through performance art, creative expression, and storytelling, QueerCore seeks to give a voice and visibility to artists of the often underrepresented GLBTQA community. This show is also meant to encourage  community members to “come out” and share stories and triumphs, and to celebrate the parts of ourselves that make us unique. For some that “different” part is our sexuality. For others, it may be their skin color, religion, accent, etc. Aren’t we all, always, coming out?

If you have any questions, contact studentlife@llcc.eduRegister now!

Inclusivity Series presentation today at noon

LLCC Inclusivity Speaker Series. Diversity, Inclusion, Identity, Community.The second speaker in the Inclusivity Series, Dr. Stephen John Quaye, is facilitating sessions on intergroup dialogue today, Jan. 28, starting at noon in the Robert H. Stephens Room. The event will also be available via livestream. The sessions for faculty and staff include:

  • Noon-1 p.m. – Keynote presentation
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Facilitated workshop

The event is co-sponsored by the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup, Student Life and TRIO.

Dr. Stephen John Quaye

In this presentation, participants will learn different terminology (e.g., privilege, power, oppression, intersectionality). In the workshop following the presentation, participants will learn dialogic skills for enabling them to engage in healthier cross-racial dialogues.

Dr. Quaye is associate professor in the higher education and student affairs program at Ohio State University and an associate editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Quaye focuses on understanding how students can engage difficult dialogues honestly and productively, as well as how storytelling is used as an educational tool to foster reflection and learning across differences. He also is interested in the strategies educators use to facilitate these dialogues and what they learn about themselves in the process.

Register for Jan. 28 Inclusivity Series presentation

LLCC Inclusivity Speaker Series. Diversity, Inclusion, Identity, Community.The second speaker in the Inclusivity Series, Dr. Stephen John Quaye, will be facilitating sessions on intergroup dialogue on Jan. 28 in the Robert H. Stephens Room. The event will also be available via livestream. The sessions for faculty and staff include:

  • Noon-1 p.m. – Keynote presentation
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Facilitated workshop

Registration for the event (whether attending in person or via livestream) is requested. It is co-sponsored by the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup, Student Life and TRIO.

Dr. Stephen John Quaye

In this presentation, participants will learn different terminology (e.g., privilege, power, oppression, intersectionality). In the workshop following the presentation, participants will learn dialogic skills for enabling them to engage in healthier cross-racial dialogues.

Dr. Quaye is associate professor in the higher education and student affairs program at Ohio State University and an associate editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Quaye focuses on understanding how students can engage difficult dialogues honestly and productively, as well as how storytelling is used as an educational tool to foster reflection and learning across differences. He also is interested in the strategies educators use to facilitate these dialogues and what they learn about themselves in the process.

Register for Jan. 28 Inclusivity Series presentation

LLCC Inclusivity Speaker Series. Diversity, Inclusion, Identity, Community.The second speaker in the Inclusivity Series, Dr. Stephen John Quaye, will be facilitating sessions on intergroup dialogue Jan. 28 in the Robert H. Stephens Room. The event will also be available via livestream. The sessions for faculty and staff include:

  • Noon-1 p.m. – Keynote presentation
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Facilitated workshop

Registration for the event (whether attending in person or via livestream) is requested. It is co-sponsored by the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup, Student Life and TRIO.

Dr. Stephen John Quaye

In this presentation, participants will learn different terminology (e.g., privilege, power, oppression, intersectionality). In the workshop following the presentation, participants will learn dialogic skills for enabling them to engage in healthier cross-racial dialogues.

Dr. Quaye is associate professor in the higher education and student affairs program at Ohio State University and an associate editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Quaye focuses on understanding how students can engage difficult dialogues honestly and productively, as well as how storytelling is used as an educational tool to foster reflection and learning across differences. He also is interested in the strategies educators use to facilitate these dialogues and what they learn about themselves in the process.

Register for Jan. 28 Inclusivity Series presentation

LLCC Inclusivity Speaker Series. Diversity, Inclusion, Identity, Community.The second speaker in the Inclusivity Series, Dr. Stephen John Quaye, will be facilitating sessions on intergroup dialogue Jan. 28. The event will also be available via livestream. The sessions for faculty and staff include:

  • Noon-1 p.m. – Keynote presentation
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Facilitated workshop

Registration for the event (whether attending in person or via livestream) is requested. It is co-sponsored by the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup, Student Life and TRIO.

Dr. Stephen John QuayeDr. Quaye is associate professor in the higher education and student affairs program at Ohio State University and an associate editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. He is also past president of ACPA: College Student Educators International. Stephen focuses on understanding how students can engage difficult dialogues honestly and productively, as well as how storytelling is used as an educational tool to foster reflection and learning across differences. He also is interested in the strategies educators use to facilitate these dialogues and what they learn about themselves in the process. Most recently, his work explores student activism, as well as how black educators work to heal from racial battle fatigue. His work is published in different venues, including the Journal of College Student Development, The Review of Higher Education, Race Ethnicity and Education, and Teachers College Record. His Ph.D. is from Pennsylvania State University, his master’s degree is from Miami University and his bachelor’s degree is from James Madison University.

Inclusivity Series speaker Jan. 28

LLCC Inclusivity Speaker Series. Diversity, Inclusion, Identity, Community.The second speaker in the Inclusivity Series, Dr. Stephen John Quaye, will be facilitating three sessions on intergroup dialogue Jan. 28. The sessions include:

  • 11-11:50 a.m. – Student presentation and facilitated activities
  • Noon-1 p.m. – Keynote presentation for faculty and staff
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Facilitated workshop with faculty and staff

The event will also be available via livestream. It is co-sponsored by the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup, Student Life and TRIO.

Dr. Stephen John QuayeDr. Quaye is associate professor in the higher education and student affairs program at Ohio State University and an associate editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. He is also past president of ACPA: College Student Educators International. Stephen focuses on understanding how students can engage difficult dialogues honestly and productively, as well as how storytelling is used as an educational tool to foster reflection and learning across differences. He also is interested in the strategies educators use to facilitate these dialogues and what they learn about themselves in the process. Most recently, his work explores student activism, as well as how black educators work to heal from racial battle fatigue. His work is published in different venues, including the Journal of College Student Development, The Review of Higher Education, Race Ethnicity and Education, and Teachers College Record. His Ph.D. is from Pennsylvania State University, his master’s degree is from Miami University and his bachelor’s degree is from James Madison University.

Be a part of the next “Language of Inclusivity” video

Would you like to be featured in the next “Language of Inclusivity” video? This video series is an initiative organized through the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup and aims to create a shared language surrounding the words and phrases used to discuss inclusivity. Participants will read or recite a definition provided by the workgroup (30-60 seconds in length) for the third episode in the series. Filming typically takes 15 minutes and will be held following winter break. For reference, a previous video can be viewed online.

We are interested in sharing a wide representation from across the college. All individuals are welcome! Those interested should contact Shelby Bedford, workgroup lead, at shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

Next speaker in Inclusivity Series

LLCC Inclusivity Speaker Series. Diversity, Inclusion, Identity, Community.Save the date! The second speaker in the Inclusivity Series, Dr. Stephen John Quaye, will be facilitating three sessions on intergroup dialogue Jan. 28. The sessions include:

  • 11-11:50 a.m. – Student presentation and facilitated activities
  • Noon-1 p.m. – Keynote presentation for faculty and staff
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Facilitated workshop with faculty and staff

The event will also be available via livestream. It is co-sponsored by the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup, Student Life and TRIO.

Dr. Stephen John QuayeDr. Quaye is associate professor in the higher education and student affairs program at Ohio State University and an associate editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. He is also past president of ACPA: College Student Educators International. Stephen focuses on understanding how students can engage difficult dialogues honestly and productively, as well as how storytelling is used as an educational tool to foster reflection and learning across differences. He also is interested in the strategies educators use to facilitate these dialogues and what they learn about themselves in the process. Most recently, his work explores student activism, as well as how black educators work to heal from racial battle fatigue. His work is published in different venues, including the Journal of College Student Development, The Review of Higher Education, Race Ethnicity and Education, and Teachers College Record. His Ph.D. is from Pennsylvania State University, his master’s degree is from Miami University and his bachelor’s degree is from James Madison University.

“Language of Inclusivity” episode II

LLCC Inclusivity Speaker Series. Diversity, Inclusion, Identity, Community.If you have not yet had a chance to view the latest “Language of Inclusivity” video, the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup encourages everyone to do so. The video is part of the continuation of efforts to infuse the language of inclusivity into our campus conversations, and focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism. It follows the series debut that was featured during Institutional Improvement Day and connects with the Inclusivity Speaker Series.

NOTE: Use a browser other than Internet Explorer to watch this video.

Thank you to Dr. Vern LindquistDr. Taiebeh HosseinaliDr. Deborah Brothers and Patrick Moore for taking part in this video. If you are interested in learning more or if you would like to participate in our next video, please contact Shelby Bedford, workgroup lead, at shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.