Diversity and Inclusivity Month

March 2 - April 6, 2017
Diversity & Inclusivity Month began as Disability and Diversity Awareness Days in 1999 and transformed into Disability and Diversity Awareness Week in 2000. These activities were co-sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity Programs and the Office of Disability Services. These events were designed to promote heightened awareness, acceptance, and understanding of persons with diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities within the Georgia Tech Community.

Diversity Week debuted in 2008 with the theme, “Latitude Adjustment,” and the Office used the theme for several years. Stephen Covey writes, “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.” Sometimes we have to move to different place to see the world as it really is.

In 2016, the office transitioned  Diversity Month to Diversity & Inclusivity Month. One major goal of the Office of Student Diversity Programs is the prepare students to live, learn and work in a global world. Each year the Office sponsors and co-sponsors several workshops, programs and trainings to prepare our students to be global citizens and global leaders. We would like to thank General Motors for being our corporate partner the last three years.

This year's events: 

Seoul Searching (Movie)
Thursday, March 2 at 6PM, Student Center Theater

In 1986, a group of foreign-born Korean teenagers attend a summer camp in South Korea. Told as an Asian update to the Breakfast Club, come view this  lm about self-discovery. Co- sponsored by the Counseling Center & Student Diversity Programs.

GT Unite
Monday, March 6 from 4 - 7PM, Campanile and Tech Walkway

GT Unite is a gathering of the amazing student organizations that we have on campus! Each organization will host tables where participants will engage is specially designed activities. These activities will showcase the organizations and give members of the GT community the chance to get a taste of the great diversity we foster on campus. Participants will visit tables to redeem for a GT Unite t-shirt. Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association.

Night of Diversity
Tuesday, March 7 at 7PM, Student Center Ballroom

Night of Diversity is an annual event hosted by Delta Phi Lambda, where various cultural organizations across Georgia Tech’s campus will perform in order to celebrate culture and diversity. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Delta Phi Lambda.

Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Workshop
Friday, March 10 from 11AM - 2PM, Women's Resource Center

AAUW’s Start Smart program is designed to empower women with the skills and con dence to successfully negotiate their salary and bene ts packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives. RSVP at womenscenter.gatech.edu/rsvp. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center (Women’s Awareness Month).

Persian New Year (Nowruz)
Monday, March 13 from 6 - 8PM, Klaus Atrium

Celebrate this cultural event and learn about the Persian New Year by decorating eggs and growing Sabzeh for a haft seen. A haft seen will be on display in the Student Center on the second  oor. Sponsored by Residence Hall Association & BuzzFunds.

Human Library
Tuesday, March 14 from 5 - 8PM, Student Center, Ferst Place

The Human Library project was started to foster understanding in the community and to chal- lenge stereotypes. How does it work? Simple. Fill out the interest form below. We will then send you a follow up questionnaire to learn more about you. You are now a book that can be checked out! We will then pair you with a book of a different genre (another attendee) to read over a buffet of delicious free food. We hope you will join us! RSVP. Sponsored by the Culture and Diversity Committee (CDAC), SGA.

Safe Space Peer Education
Tuesday, March 14 from 5:30 - 9PM

Safe Space: Peer Education (SSPE) is Tech’s LGBTQIA allyship program for students. In this training, participants will learn inclusive language, skills, and resources for practicing allyship and supporting LGBTQIA peers who come out to them. Free dinner provided. Register at safespace.gatech.edu. Sponsored by the LGBTQIA Resource Center.

Taking Action, Making Change: How to Engage in Effective Activism
Wednesday, March 15 from 5:30 - 7PM, Flag Building, Room 117

Join the Diversity Ambassadors and SLS as they explore the ins-and-outs of activism. They will discuss the multifaceted methods one can use to  ght for social justice causes and affect positive change within your community. There will also be a discussion of how to get involved with local Atlanta organizations. Co-sponsored by Serve Learn Sustain and the Of ce of Student Diversity Programs.

Trans 101
Thursday, March 16 from 2 - 4:30PM

Trans 101 is the LGBTQIA Resource Center’s introductory education program designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to support transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning individuals at Georgia Tech. Register at http://lgbtqia.gatech.edu/content/trans-101-registration-fall-2016-and-spring-2017. Sponsored by the LBGTQIA Resource Center.

Safe Space Training
Tuesday, March 21 from 12:30 - 4:30PM

Safe Space is Georgia Tech’s LGBTQIA ally training program for faculty, staff, and af liates.
In this training, participants will learn inclusive language, skills, and resources for practicing allyship and supporting LGBTQIA students and colleagues who come out to them. Register at safespace.gatech.edu. Sponsored by the LGBTQIA Resource Center.

LGTBQIA Interfaith Lunch & Learn
Friday, March 31 from Noon - 1PM, Wesley Foundation

A joint initiative of the LGBTQIA Resource Center and the Wesley Foundation, the LGBTQIA Interfaith Lunch & Learn series encourages conversation around the intersection of gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, and faith traditions. Free lunch provided to those who RSVP. RSVP at http://lgbtqia.gatech.edu/content/interfaith-lunch-and-learn-rsvp-march-2017. Co-sponsored by the LGBTQIA Resource Center & the Wesley Foundation.

Women's Leadership Conference
Saturday, April 1 at the Historic Academy of Medicine

The conference is a gathering of women who have sought to become leaders in the classroom and the boardroom as well as the communities where they reside. Registration Required (www.wlc.gatech.edu) Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center.

Diversity and Inclusivity Seminar
Sunday, April 2 from 5 - 6:30PM, Ferst Center for the Arts

The purpose of the annual Diversity and Inclusivity Seminar is to give student leaders from different communities the opportunity to interface with the common goal of fostering a stronger, deeper, broader sense of community at Georgia Tech. Student leaders will be empowered to think about how they, both as individuals, as well as representatives for their respective organizations, can help create an environment that is actively inclusive of Yellow Jackets from communities outside their own. This conference is invite-only, so please contact Anju Suresh at shilpa.anju.suresh@gmail.com if leaders from your student organization would like to be invited. Sponsored by Culture and Diversity Committee (CDAC, SGA), Institute Diversity, Student Diversity Programs.

Take Back the Night
Monday, April 3 at 7PM, Campanile

ake Back the Night is the annual candlelight vigil and speak-out for the survivors of sexual violence. Sponsored by VOICE, the Women’s Resource Center and PAUSE.

Israel Festival
Thursday, April 6 from 11AM - 2PM, Campanile

Come join over 1000 other GT students at the Campanile to experience a showcase of Israeli life and culture. This event is open to all students and there will be free food, t-shirts, giveaways, live music, and a real camel! Sponsored by Hillel.

For more information call the Office of Student Diversity Programs at 404-894-2561 or TDD 404-894-1664.