Calendar of Events

UPCOMING EVENTS  |  WORKSHOP SERIES  |  SPEAKER SERIES  |  COMMUNITY FORUMS

 

DEI Workshop Series

DEI 101 WORKSHOP SERIES

Want to learn about topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, but aren’t sure where to start? DEI 101 workshops provide a free, low pressure space to learn the basics about different issues and ask questions.

Click here to sign up for any of our workshops, then stop by the Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in-person (MA Building, Room 1150) or join us online for a free new workshop every other Wednesday and Thursday. Below are some of the offerings you can expect:

Wednesday, February 2  |  12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Understanding My Identities
Thursday, February 3  |  5 – 6 p.m. – Understanding My Identities

Wednesday, February 16  |  12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Race, Ethnicity & Colorism
Thursday, February 17  |  5 – 6 p.m. – Race, Ethnicity & Colorism

Wednesday, March 2  |  12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Disability, Ableism & Accessibility
Thursday, March 3  |  5 – 6 p.m. – Disability, Ableism & Accessibility

Wednesday, March 23  |  12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Gender & Sexuality
Thursday, March 24  |  5 – 6 p.m. – Gender & Sexuality
Participants will learn definitions and fundamental concepts around gender, sex, and sexual identities, and explore how these relate to their own lives and work.

Wednesday, April 6  |  12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Recognizing & Responding to Microaggressions
Thursday, April 7  |  5 – 6 p.m. – Recognizing & Responding to Microaggressions

Wednesday, April 20  |  12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Poverty in the U.S.
Thursday, April 21  |  5 – 6 p.m. – Poverty in the U.S.

Mark your calendar and click here to register today!


speaker series

VISITING VOICES, POWERFUL PERSPECTIVES

In fall 2021, GateWay launched Visiting Voices, Powerful Perspectives, an annual speaker series that aims to expand the college community’s understanding of various subjects in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice by inviting content experts to share uniquely informative and impactful lectures. 

 

 

 

Melissa Denizard

Tuesday, March 8
MELISSA DENIZARD
Building a Campus Climate that Addresses Anti-Blackness
4 – 5 p.m

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Either In-Person: IE Building | Copper Room
or Online: Join Here

 


let's talk about

LET'S TALK ABOUT __________!

Are you a student who is looking for a place to ask questions and share your thoughts? Then stop by Let’s Talk About ________! every other Wednesday at 12 p.m.

You can join in-person in the DEI Center or online.

Wednesdays  |  12 – 1 p.m. 
DEI Center 
 |  Room MA 1150

 

Women's History in Film!

As part of recognizing Women's History Month, we are exploring some incredible women through FREE movies brought to you by GateWay’s Library streaming services. Watch the movie whenever you can, then stop by the DEI Center in MA 1150 or join online during the following dates to share your thoughts and hear from other viewers!

 

Ohero: Kon – Under the Husk

Wednesday, March 9, 12 p.m. – Ohero: Kon – Under the Husk
Ohero: Kon – Under the Husk (28 min.) follows two Mohawk girls on their journey to become Mohawk women. Friends since childhood, Kaienkwinehtha and Kasennakohe are members of the traditional community of Akwesasne on the U.S./Canada border. Together, they undertake a four-year rite of passage for adolescents, called Ohero:kon, or "under the husk." The ceremony was nearly extinct due to colonialism and intergenerational trauma, but was revived in the past decade by two traditional leaders and continues to grow back.
 

 

 

Sonita

Wednesday, March 30, 12 p.m. – Sonita
The award-winning documentary, Sonita (92 min.), follows the life of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran who strives to become an independent musical artist. Threatening this dream is the reality that her family plans to arrange a marriage for her that will provide them with a dowry of $9,000. This story tells the struggle of navigating different desires and goals between generations.

 

 


PAST SPEAKERS

We invite you to view recordings of our past speakers using the links below. If you wish to use these for classroom learning or other educational purposes at GateWay, please contact dei@gatewaycc.edu

YOSIMAR REYES
Undocujoy: Shifting the perspective in undocumented representation 
Click here to watch the event recording. The password to view is: VisitingVoice2021

WENDI LEWIS & RANDY KAYE
Hopi Relief: Providing aid and preserving culture through the pandemic
Click here to watch the event recording. The password to view is: VisitingVoice2021

CHRIS CRASS
Becoming a Better Ally: Finding your place in movements for justice
 

PHOENIX COMMUNITY FORUM: The Impact of Gun Violence on Women's Lives in America
Click here to watch the event recording. The password to view is: EndGunViolence2022

 

The speaker and topic selection for the series are driven by the mission, vision and values of GateWay's DEI Center, however we invite you to send suggestions for future speakers to dei@gatewaycc.edu.


Engage with DEI

Our calendar includes information on upcoming events, workshops, and more opportunities to engage with DEI at GateWay. If you want to feature an event on our calendar, please email zachary.romo@gatewaycc.edu