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Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series

All autumn 2020 sessions will be held in a virtual format. Spring 2021 sessions are scheduled to be held in-person in the Ohio Union. In the event COVID-19 requires the university to close all sessions will be moved to a virtual format, via Zoom. The spring 2021 schedule will be released in November 2020.

The Council of Graduate Students' Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series provides opportunities for Ohio State graduate students to have intentional conversations about relevant issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and much more. 

These conversations are designed to be an informal gathering, over lunch, to allow participants to learn from and educate one another. Although each event has a theme, the goal is to encourage participants to determine where the conversation goes. The Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series is meant to be a catalyst for discussion on difficult topics, as it relates to diversity and social justice. 

Due to the nature of the conversations, each event will be limited to 10-15 graduate students, registration is on a first come first serve basis. 

Lunch will be provided for each participant.

Please contact DaVonti' Haynes (haynes.242@osu.edu) for additional information.

Autumn 2020 Schedule:

Register here!

DATE SPEAKER TITLE COLLEGE/UNIT TOPIC
9/17 Kimberly Spears-McNatt Chief of Police Ohio State University Police Community Policing with Diverse Populations
9/24 Tom Gregoire, PhD Dean College of Social Work Supporting Students in Recovery
9/30 Mo-Yee Lee, PhD, MSW Professor and Doctoral Program Director College of Social Work Being An International Scholar in America's Academia
10/6 Kris Devine Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer Office of Business & Finance Leadership and Disability in the Workplace
10/15 James Prysock III Director, Office of Social Justice & Activism Otterbein University Racial and Social Activism
10/21 Nicole Nieto, PhD Assistant Vice Provost Office of Outreach and Engagement Food Identities: Migrant and Immigrant Communities
10/27 Shawnté Elbert, EdD, MCHES, CHWC Associate Dean of Health & Wellness Central Washington University, Division of Student Success Empowering Black Women
11/10 Ramona Denby-Brinson, PhD Professor and Associate Dean College of Social Work Importance of Diverse Perspectives and Populations in Research
11/12 Rustin Moore, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS Dean College of Veterinary Medicine Appalachian in 2020: Who We Are, What It Means, and Where We're Going
11/12 Elizabeth C. Brown President Pro Tempore
Executive Director
Columbus City Council
Ohio Women's Public Policy Network
Being a Woman in Politics
11/17 Hasan Jeffries, PhD Professor College of Arts and Sciences Unpacking a History of Whiteness

2019-2020 Academic Year Schedule:

11/6 Don Pope-Davis, PhD Dean College of Education and Human Ecology Diversifying the Professoriate
11/18 Janine Oman Deputy Director of Athletics The Ohio State University Athletic Department Women in Sports and Sports Administration
12/5 Lori Patton Davis, PhD Chair Department of Educational Studies Being a Woman in Academia
12/5 Shannon Hardin President Columbus City Council Intersectionality of Being a Minority and Gay in Politics

1/16

Lanla Conteh, MD, MPH Assistant Professor

Director of Quality and Patient Experience and Director of GHN Hepatobiliary Tumor Program
College of Medicine

Wexner Medical Center

Diversity in Medicine: What Does It Mean, What Does It Look Like & How Do We Achieve It

Marium Husain, MD Clinical Assistant Professor College of Medicine
1/28 Sean Decatur, PhD President Kenyon College Leading as a Minority
1/28 Talisa Dixon, PhD Superintendent/ CEO Columbus City Schools Being an African American in a High Position of Leadership
2/12 Rustin Moore, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS Dean & Professor College of Veterinary Medicine Appalachian in 2020: Who We Are, What It Means, and Where We're Going
2/12 Laura Justice, PhD Executive Director and Professor College of Education and Human Ecology Dealing with Biases Against the 'Soft Sciences'
2/13 Beth Hume, PhD Vice Provost Student Academic Success Supporting and Promoting a Linguistically Diverse Population
2/24 Mary Rodriguez, PhD Assistant Professor College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Being a Woman in a Male Dominated Field of Study
3/4 Treva Lindsey, PhD Associate Professor College of Arts and Sciences Feminism in 2020
3/18 Kimberly Spears-McNatt Chief of Police Ohio State University Police Community Policing with Diverse Populations
3/23 Mo-Yee Lee, PhD, MSW Professor and Doctoral Program Director College of Social Work Being An International Scholar in America's Academia
3/31 Kris Devine Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ohio State Office of Business & Finance Leadership and Disability in the Workplace
3/31 Nicole Nieto, PhD Assistant Vice Provost Outreach and Engagement Food Identities: Migrant and Immigrant Communities
4/6 Elizabeth C. Brown President Pro Tempore
Executive Director
Columbus City Council
Ohio Women's Public Policy Network
Being a Woman in Politics