News & Events Archive

Bias, Beliefs, & Behaviors : Union 328 , 11:00 am - 12:30 am

This 90-minute workshop, led by a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator prepares participants to identify their sphere of influence and how bias impacts society. ·Participants will be able to identify the basic concepts of bias and microaggressions and identify how they influence our...

How Cultural Competency & Inclusion Drive Teamwork : Union 328 , 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This 90-minute workshop, led by a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator helps participants to grow their foundational knowledge of the theory and practices of cultural humility, explore microaggressions, and create an action plan. · Participants will be able to connect at least one of the...

Jesmyn Ward: Keynote Address : Bettersworth Auditorium , 8:00 pm

Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation becoming the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for fiction. Join the MSU community on April 12, 2022 at 7pm for a live keynote from Jesmyn Ward. “[A] tour de force ... Ward is an attentive...

How To Engage A Civil Dialogue : Union 328 , 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This 90-minute workshop, led by a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator helps participants identify and practice techniques to have meaningful and productive conversations with people from differing backgrounds. · Participants will be able to identify practices to engage in conversation on...

Ally Training: "Building Allies & Supportive Environments" : Old Main 1220 , 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This training is interactive and focuses on what it means to be an ally, increasing ally confidence in ability to support the LGBTQ+ community, and discussing ideas for creating a safe environment for LGBTQ+ people.

Queer Health Panel & Discussion : Old Main 3300 , 6:00 pm

During this year’s LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week, Safe Zone facilitates a panel with health professionals from various areas to discuss LGBTQ+ health issues and resources and practices to overcome them.

Transform Your Class: Inclusive Pedagogy Best Practices : Virtual , 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This 90-minute workshop, led by a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator helps participants to define and examine inclusive pedagogy, discuss best practices, and draw knowledge from their peers. ·  Participants will be able to comfortably write a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement for...

Safe Zone Ally Training: QTPOC : Virtual , 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Safe Zone training where allies can learn about experiences of QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) and data, practices, and resources to advocate for them. Please register here: https://tinyurl.com/QTPOC2022

Words Are Powerful: Diversity Terminology Simplified : Colvard Student Union 231 , 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This 90-minute workshop, led by a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator allows participants to more deeply understand identity-centered terms and build confidence in their use of inclusive practices. ·       Participants will be able to identify and define at least two terms and phrases that...

Reading Group : , 12:00 pm

Join your colleagues to read & discuss Sing, Unburied, Sing, by two-time National Book Award winner, Jesmyn Ward. Participants will meet 4 times between February 20, 2022 and April 10, 2022. A group poll will be utilized to determine the best regular meeting times. Faculty & Staff Reading...

Screen & Discuss: The Art of Saying "No" : virtual chat , 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you find yourself feeling stressed or resentful because you've said "yes" too often?Learn some strategies to strategically prioritize and say “no” when needed. Step One: sign up https://msstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/...

Screen & Discuss: Moving from Resistance to Writing : virtual chat , 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Set yourself free from the dread and guilt cycle of academic writing, and learn techniques to power throughresistance to increase your writing. Shake off or prevent the writing funk with us. Step One: sign up https://msstate....

Allyship & Action Round Table Discussion : virtual chat , 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

So many of us want to help or create social change but just don’t know how!  Help create that change with the help of others with this honest, facilitated virtual discussion on being an effective ally. Click here to sign up

Reframing Deficit Thinking Around First-Generation Scholars : virtual chat , 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Dr. Georgianna L. Martin for lunch and consider how to re-frame the deficit talk and attitudes towards first-generation college students.  Follow-up discussions will be held in-person and online for further dialogue on inclusive teaching practices. See listings below. This series is a...

Picture A Scientist: The Mississippi Experience : virtual , 4:00 pm

Follow up & take action on the challenge set in Picture A Scientist with a statewide partnership of colleges & universities. Featuring a virtual keynote on diversity in science, a panel of MS scientists, & ways we can all make science more inclusive....