Diversity and Inclusivity Month debuted in the spring of 2008 with the theme, “Latitude Adjustment,” and the Office has been using this theme every year.
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.
This event helps us achieve one of our major goals of preparing our students to live, learn and work in a global world.
Diversity Week began as Disability and Diversity Awareness Days in 1999 and transformed into Disability and Diversity Awareness Week in 2000. Both were co-sponsored by the Office of 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.
Each year the Diversity and Inclusivity Month offers an exciting program that includes workshops, conferences, panel discussions, meet and greets, trivia nights, DJ battles, and more.
Wednesday, March 30
Clary Theatre, Student Success Center, 6 – 8:00 PM
This documentary investigates the bias in algorithms after Georgia Tech graduate and M.I.T. Media Lab researcher, Joy Buolamwini, uncovered flaws in facial recognition technology. The system holds in its hands your hope of a better life -- and there's no appeal if the computer says no.
Friday, April 1
Super Geek Trivia Fight Night facilitated by Atlanta’s Geekiest Geek – Abe Grier
Smithgall Student Services Building, Room 117, 6 – 8:00 PM
Get Your Geek On! Think you have what it takes to be the Champion of the Geeks? Then gather your geekiest friends and join the ultimate battle of wits. Register as a team of 5 or register as 1 and be randomly assigned to a team.
Monday, April 4
Take Back the Night
Harrison Square, 7:00 PM
Georgia Tech’s candlelight vigil and survivor speak-out to support survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center and VOICE in Health initiatives.
Tuesday, April 12
Implicit Bias for Student Leaders
Ford ES& T Building, Room L1176, 6 – 7:30 PM
Join us for a conversation about implicit bias. Participants will learn about the sources of implicit bias and how microaggressions are the actions resulting from bias. Finally, participants will learn how to mitigate bias and how to make their organizations more inclusive.
Facilitators: Stephanie Ray, Julian Oliver, & William Britto
Thursday, April 14
Lavender Celebration (Sponsored by the LGBTQIA Resource Center)
Academy of Medicine, 5 – 6:30 PM
All members of the campus community plus family and friends of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and ally graduates are invited to attend Lavender Celebration.
RSVP is required.
VERZUZ through the Decades with DJ J-Smoov
Online: Zoom Link, 3 – 4:00 PM
Since the pandemic Verzuz webcast series has gained the attention of music lovers all over the nation. We are reinventing and putting a twist on our own! Please join us for a virtual DJ battle.