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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • We are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting for: Food Apartheid and Community-Led Solutions | 12:00 Noon
    Facilitated by amaha sellasie
    The underlying implication of the phrase “food desert” is that some series of natural events has inadvertently led to a scarcity of nutritious options for a particular community. That is why many scholars and activists chose “food apartheid”, instead. This phrase calls attention to the intentional social processes that lead to a community having few or no viable local options for purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables, and other minimally processed food. In this session, we will explore the ways that a food apartheid came to exist in the area to the northwest of downtown Dayton, and how community members have come together to bring an audacious vision to fruition. The Gem City Market is a cooperatively-owned grocery store and community center located just north of Downtown Dayton, at the heart of the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor, opening in April 2021.

  • Music Trivia with Coach Price | 12:00 Noon
    Gather your team and join the fun!  Questions will cover five categories of ten songs each: iconic intros; movie soundtracks; from the grave - artist that have passed; all female; Coach Price's Playlist. Contact christine.yancey@sinclair.edu to register.

  • How to Beat Winter Blahs and Seasonal Affective Disorder | 2:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by De’Shawna Yamini
    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is real. How are you taking care of your mood this winter? With so much going on in the world, we may be feeling sadder than in years past. During this session, we will discuss some coping strategies on how to feel better.

  • Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) for Faculty and Staff | 4:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Amanda Hayden
    In this one-hour session, you are invited to be guided through a traditional Yogic Deep Relaxation (Nidra). This session utilizes sound meditation, guided breathwork, full body relaxation, pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) and mindful observation of breath, body and mind. We will be going all in, using the whole of the hour to fully surrender into deep relaxation in order to maximize the benefits for stress reduction.

    “Full-time employees attending this class are eligible to earn up to 1 wellness point (“Attend Mind/Body Class” category) in the LIVEWELL@Sinclair Health Activity Tracker. For automatic attendance submission, a full-time employee must be identifiable at the beginning of the class by the class facilitator (e.g. full name must appear on screen during Zoom meeting).”

Friday, February 26, 2021

  • WILL: Running a Fempire: Women-Owned Small Business Panel | 12:00 Noon
    Featuring Lindsey Deck, Sarah Smith and Charlynda Scales
    Have you ever been interested in learning more about owning a small business or wondered how our local business owners are doing during the pandemic? Are you hoping to support more local small businesses in Dayton? Join this WILL session to hear from women in our community as they share all things small business and what it means to be a BOSS and Run a Fempire!

  • Safe Space, an Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum (A 4-part Training Workshop) | 12:00 Noon
    Facilitated by Larry Lindstrom and the SAGE team?
    Safe Space Training seeks to create an inclusive and welcoming campus community by equipping staff and faculty to identify and recognize signs of prejudice against LGBTQIA+ persons, use words and actions that demonstrate respect for all persons, and lead the way in fostering respectful interactions among individuals and groups on the Sinclair campus and in the larger community.  Participants will learn to:

  1. Use empirical data to build an LGBTQIA+ advocacy toolkit;
  2. Identify and use appropriate vocabulary related to the LGBTQIA+ communities;
  3. Promote an LGBTQIA+ inclusive culture

Participants need to be prepared to attend all four sessions. A glossary and a survey will be sent to participants about a week before the first workshop.

  • Advanced Zoom Training | 1:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by Chuck Jones and Tim Richardson
    This training is for experienced Zoom users. Topics include Annotations, Recording Options and Settings, Moving Recording from Zoom to One Drive for storage, Reports, and Polling.
     
  • Name that Tune – R & B Edition | 3:30 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Michael Carter
    Whether you are an expert or novice, join us for this virtual event for FUN and PRIZES while testing your knowledge on R&B music.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • Examining Digital Equity In eLearning Practices | 11:00 a.m. 
    Facilitated by Melissa hart
    The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it many challenges to instruction as a whole, but also presented many opportunities to grow. With the influx of courses shifted to remote, online, and other eLearning delivery modes, the need for growth and awareness of digital equity as part of DE&I clearly emerged. In this workshop, come learn about the projects and practices under early efforts focused in digital equity including the digital equity rubric for courses. Then, participate in a discussion and idea sharing session on best practices to promote and support DE&I and digital equity in the virtual world.

  • Sinclair TALKS: Founding Mothers | 11:00 a.m.
    JOIN US for a conversation presented by Tom Roberts, Ohio Fellows Advisor, which will begin with a look at the hit Broadway musical Hamilton to help create a dialogue around the role of the Founding Mothers such as Eliza Hamilton, Dolley Madison, Martha Washington, and others, and how they helped shape a nation. (Same presentation also at 1 P on same day.) No registration required; join Zoom Meeting ID: 824 8285 1291 

  • Sinclair TALKS: Founding Mothers | 2:00 p.m.
    JOIN US for a conversation presented by Tom Roberts, Ohio Fellows Advisor, which will begin with a look at the hit Broadway musical Hamilton to help create a dialogue around the role of the Founding Mothers such as Eliza Hamilton, Dolley Madison, Martha Washington, and others, and how they helped shape a nation. (Same presentation also at 11 A on same day.) No registration required; join Zoom Meeting ID: 824 8285 1291 

  • Yamauba: A Benevolent and Malevolent Mountain Witch | 3:30 p.m.
    Presented by Noriko Reider.
    A yamauba is an enigmatic woman living in the mountains, and one of the most popular y?kai (weird or mysterious creatures). She is generally anthropophagous. However, she is not entirely negative or harmful as she is also credited with some nurturing aspects. She can give a principal good character useful advice and treasures. By the end of the seventeenth century, yamauba came to be considered the mother of Kintar?, a legendary child with Herculean strength raised in the mountains. The presentation considers some major characteristics of yamauba, her image, and what a yamauba is.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021

  • Illuminated: Ancestors Love Kinship | 7:00 p.m.
    Sinclair College’s Theatre Department and Diversity Office present a virtual production showcasing Black voices.
    Directed by Dayton’s own poet, healer, teaching artist, and entrepreneur, Sierra Leone, the video contains 15 selections of creative theatre, expression, spoken word, and poetry by Black authors, compiled by Sinclair’s Poet Laureate Furaha Henry-Jones. Authors include Lucille Clifton, Nikki Giovanni, Sunni Patterson, and pieces from director, Sierra Leone. Cast includes Sinclair Theatre acting majors Leia Gaddis, Kasaahn Johnson, Mackenzie Moore, Cormari Pullings, and Saul Salaam. Video director is Rodney Veal. Photos by Rodney Veal. Join this Facebook Live Event here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

  • Desegregation of Marines at Camp Lejeune NC Training Camp | 2:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Robert “Woody” Woodruff
    Executive Orders in 1941 and 1948, integration of non-white USMC personnel proceeded in stages from segregated battalions in 1942, to unified training in 1949, and finally full integration in 1960. This presentation will be informative as to what took place to make that integration happen.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

  • Begin Again: Calls on James Baldwin’s America and It’s Urgent Lessons For Our Own | 2:30 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Vonya Lewis-Thornton
    By weaving the story of James Baldwin into a narrative about the Black experience today in America, Eddie Claude challenges us to find our better selves, individually and collectively. This book is not a biography of Baldwin in the literary sense.  Instead, the book permits us to see today through the eyes of Baldwin as he struggled with both the trauma he and the nation had experienced and the grit he demonstrated just to survive. It allows us to see the interconnectedness of history using the Civil Rights Movement as the backdrop. Before the session, do 1 of the following: attended the Black Unity Conference; Watch Morning Joe; Watch The Daily Show; Read the book Begin Again

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021

  • Cultivate a Growth Mindset: Virtual Mentoring & Re-Engagement Summit | 9:00 a.m.
    Sponsored by the Mentoring Collaborative of Montgomery County and the Fast Forward Re-Engagement Center.  Featuring Dr. Steve Perry
    Registration details to come.

  • Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man Series (EP9):  “A Conversation with the Police” with Police Officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA | 10:00 a.m.
    Facilitated by Michael Carter
    Zoom discussion on YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, who started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool.  In episode 9 Emmanuel sits down with police officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA, to discuss polarizing topics like defunding the police, Black Lives Matter, and accountability in the police force surrounding the tragic deaths of black civilians. Please watch the video before the session: Conversation with the Police

  • Creating and Maintaining Healthy Work and Home Life Boundaries During COVID and Beyond | 2:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Amanda Hayden
    Even before this year of COVID and political challenges, separating our work and home life was challenging.  We have increasingly become accustomed to an unhealthy "always on" and "instant response" set of expectations in our digital culture that has had a tremendous effect on our mental, emotional, and physical health.  For many of us, this has been compounded by our year working from home.  In this hour session, we will explore specific ways we can take some control to create and maintain healthy boundaries for ourselves, so we can be our most grounded, healthy and present.

Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Diversity Film Series:  Coded Bias | 11:00 a.m. 
    Facilitated by Trish Burke-Williams
    Discuss the documentary directed by Shalini Kantayya, who interviews leading experts in technology (computer scientists, data scientists, cybersecurity and marketing experts) to explore how technology—specifically AI, machine learning, and algorithms—is susceptible to socioeconomic, gender-based, and racial bias. The standout among the interviewees is MIT-based computer scientist and digital activist Joy Buolamwini, who founded the Algorithmic Justice League.  She discusses how digital bias impacts all sorts of technology, from the way facial recognition software can fail to accurately detect darker-skinned faces (or incorrectly match faces to criminal databases) to the manner in which some digital scanners reject job, loan, credit card applicants, and so forth. Other data scientists and experts weigh in on how social media usage and copious saved user data create such highly targeted ads that the poor are subject to predatory practices while the wealthy are bombarded with the latest luxury items. Please watch the documentary before the event. Will be available soon on the Diversity webpage.

Monday, March 22, 2021

  • Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect | 3:00 p.m.
    Wonder how the Sinclair staff and faculty you don’t see on Zoom are doing?  Feel a bit embarrassed that you never really did catch the name of that person you smiled at in the hallway every morning?  Meet old friends and new people during Sinclair LINC : Listen, Intersect, Network and Connect.  A one-hour zoom session where employees will be paired with another employee for a 10-minute conversation, and then we switch pairs.  Depending on the number of participants, we expect 3 – 5 pairings during the one-hour session. Don’t miss it!

  • Kareem: Minority of One Film Discussion | 4:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Jeff Price
    Discussion on the documentary of the life and career of the NBA’s all-time leading scorer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • Let’s End Ageism | 1:00 p.m.
    Discussion Facilitated by Carlina Figueroa
    Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. "Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured, it is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all."  Join Carlina in a discussion on ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves, and each other.  Watch the video before the session: Let's End Ageism

  • Discussion: Not the Same 24 Hours | 3:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by Amber McCurdy
    Join Amber McCurdy in a discussion based on the recent comments and research discussing the role of economics in those 24 hours.  The discussion will focus on how worldview (such as "I believe your ability to be rich or poor is not luck, it is based on choices"), and the basis for such thoughts (such as: stoicism, religion, privilege, victim-blaming, and others), or the idea of "luck" in socio-economic status impact the same 24 hours in day we each have.  Discussion will include how we as faculty can recognize this and how it plays into the lives of our students and impacts their success. Read before the session: twitter feed on those 24 hours:  https://twitter.com/shailjapatel/status/1020158618350571520?lang=en

Thursday, March 25, 2021

  •  Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man Series (EP9):  “A Conversation with the Police” with Police Officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA | 2:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by Michael Carter
    Zoom discussion on YouTube video by Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker, who started an online series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” as an educational tool.  In episode 9 Emmanuel sits down with police officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA, to discuss polarizing topics like defunding the police, Black Lives Matter, and accountability in the police force surrounding the tragic deaths of black civilians. Please watch the video before the session: Conversation with the Police

  •  Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) for Faculty and Staff | 4:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by Amanda Hayden
    In this one-hour session, you are invited to be guided through a traditional Yogic Deep Relaxation (Nidra). This session utilizes sound meditation, guided breathwork, full body relaxation, pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) and mindful observation of breath, body and mind. We will be going all in, using the whole of the hour to fully surrender into deep relaxation in order to maximize the benefits for stress reduction.

    “Full-time employees attending this class are eligible to earn up to 1 wellness point (“Attend Mind/Body Class” category) in the LIVEWELL@Sinclair Health Activity Tracker. For automatic attendance submission, a full-time employee must be identifiable at the beginning of the class by the class facilitator (e.g. full name must appear on screen during Zoom meeting).”

Monday, March 29, 2021

  • Diversity Film Series: Waves | 11:00 a.m. 
    Facilitated by Kelly Smith
    The conversation about an unforgettable emotional journey of a suburban African American family as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the wake of a tragic loss…where they learn (and teach us) that “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not rude; it doesn’t boast. Love also forgets wrong.” Please view the the film before the discussion: Waves film.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Diversity Film Series: The Great American Lie Discussion | 3:30 p.m.
    Facilitated by Michael Carter and Amaha Sellassie 
    Join Michael Carter and Amaha Sellassie in a discussion on the documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, examining how a US value system built on the extreme masculine ideals of money, power and control has glorified individualism, institutionalized inequality, and undermined the ability of most Americans to achieve the American Dream. Before the session, watch the movie The Great American Lie

Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Discussion:  Diversity of The Word vs The Idea | 11:00 a.m. 
    Facilitated by Amber McCurdy
    Join Amber McCurdy in a discussion often based on a misunderstanding or 'popular' understanding of a term or idea, buzz words can elicit a response that shuts down education or discussion before it ever gets started. Teaching the idea without the words can lead to a better understanding for students, without the political/social backlash that the words illicit.

  • Sinclair LINC: Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect | 12:00 Noon
    Take time to Listen to your co-workers. See if you can Intersect with their interests and ideas. Find ways to Network to improve the Sinclair experience. Connect with people you know or people you might not have met yet.  Join us for Sinclair LINC (Listen, Intersect, Network, Connect).  Join a one-hour Zoom meeting and see who you meet or reconnect with.  Employees will be randomly paired with another employee for a 10-minute chat and then the pairs will be switched several times during the hour.  You’ll have time to listen, intersect, network and connect!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • How the Nazis were Inspired by Jim Crow | 11:00 a.m. 
    Discussion facilitated by Jared Cutler
    The atrocities committed against Jews in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s are well-known.  What is less well-known is that when initially developing the discriminatory laws intended to disenfranchise German Jewish citizens, German government officials researched the laws of a country they knew had a long history of legal racial discrimination: The United States of America.  Many of Germany’s laws were inspired by and modeled on the discriminatory laws passed against Black Americans in the United States, particularly in the South.  Please join us for a discussion of the role the United States played in informing German legislation that would eventually lead to the Holocaust. Read before the session: May 20, 2019 History.com article by Becky Little at How the Nazis were Inspired by Jim Crow article

Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Why We Need A Black Women’s Agenda? | 12:00 Noon
    Presented by Charmaine Webster
    Please join Charmaine Webster, Founder and Board President for Black Girl Strategies: Womanish Projects, to discuss Black women’s leadership and labor.  For decades, Black Women have worked to build political and economic power for various groups. Black women have picked up the moral banner to save our children, community, men, and democracy. Furthermore, Black women are so accustomed to building for everyone else that at times we fail to consider what specific demands we should make of others. In this webinar we will discuss why we need a Black Women’s agenda and what will it take to build collective power for and with Black women and girls.

Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Stronger Together 2021 | 2:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Daniel Greene, Russell Paquay, Frederick Blackwell
    Musical performances by members of Sinclair’s Chorale, guest speakers/presenters, panel discussion with various Sinclair CC student groups, and interactive activities meant to promote togetherness and inclusion among Sinclair students and faculty.  This program is presented by Sinclair’s Choral Music Association (CMA) in collaboration with Sinclair Student Clubs and sponsored by Sinclair’s Diversity Office.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Discussion: Advocates Backlash | 3:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Amber McCurdy
    Join Amber McCurdy in a discussion of what happens when an advocate speaks up. What the fear of reprisal and actual backlash looks like when you open up in a place that is not receptive. This discussion will also focus on recognizing your own bias against advocates.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • People, Customs, Language, and Religion: How India is Diverse in Itself | 1:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Vandana Rola, Surinder Jain and Swapna Purandare
    Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm for a discussion on India, a diverse country comprising 28 states, 8 Union territories, 22 spoken languages and hundreds of dialects, and 8 religions practiced in India (4 originated there). This presentation will take you through a journey of India’s history and its harmonious diversity as practiced by 1.3 billion of its people. You will hear about personal experiences, family tales, and some unique cultural aspects of daily life in India from the presenters (not found on Google!).

Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Why We Need A Black Women’s Agenda? | 12:00 Noon
    Presented by Charmaine Webster
    Please join Charmaine Webster, Founder and Board President for Black Girl Strategies: Womanish Projects, to discuss Black women’s leadership and labor.  For decades, Black Women have worked to build political and economic power for various groups. Black women have picked up the moral banner to save our children, community, men, and democracy. Furthermore, Black women are so accustomed to building for everyone else that at times we fail to consider what specific demands we should make of others. In this webinar we will discuss why we need a Black Women’s agenda and what will it take to build collective power for and with Black women and girls.

  • Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) for Faculty and Staff | 4:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by Amanda Hayden
    In this one-hour session, you are invited to be guided through a traditional Yogic Deep Relaxation (Nidra). This session utilizes sound meditation, guided breathwork, full body relaxation, pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) and mindful observation of breath, body and mind. We will be going all in, using the whole of the hour to fully surrender into deep relaxation in order to maximize the benefits for stress reduction.

    “Full-time employees attending this class are eligible to earn up to 1 wellness point (“Attend Mind/Body Class” category) in the LIVEWELL@Sinclair Health Activity Tracker. For automatic attendance submission, a full-time employee must be identifiable at the beginning of the class by the class facilitator (e.g. full name must appear on screen during Zoom meeting).”

Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Reflections Of My Mother | 10:00 a.m. 
    Facilitated by Michael Carter
    Share a story or memory during the week of Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3. Each session limited to 10 participants)

  • Reflections Of My Mother | 3:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Michael Carter
    Share a story or memory during the week of Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3. Each session limited to 10 participants)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Reflections Of My Mother | 10:00 a.m. 
    Facilitated by Michael Carter
    Share a story or memory during the week of Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3. Each session limited to 10 participants) 

  • Reflections Of My Mother | 3:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by Michael Carter 
    Share a story or memory during the week of Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3. Each session limited to 10 participants) 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Reflections Of My Mother | 10:00 a.m.
    Facilitated by Michael Carter 
    Share a story or memory during the week of Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3. Each session limited to 10 participants) 

  • Reflections Of My Mother | 3:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Michael Carter 
    Share a story or memory during the week of Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3. Each session limited to 10 participants) 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Reflections Of My Mother | 10:00 a.m. 
    Facilitated by Michael Carter
    Share a story or memory during the week of Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3. Each session limited to 10 participants) 

  • Reflections Of My Mother | 3:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Michael Carter
    Share a story or memory during the week of Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3. Each session limited to 10 participants) 

Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Reflections Of My Mother | 10:00 a.m.
    Facilitated by Michael Carter
    Share a story or memory during the week of Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3. Each session limited to 10 participants) 

  • Reflections Of My Mother | 3:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Michael Carter
    Share a story or memory during the week of Mother’s Day. Join us to give your personal 10-minute reflection of what your mother has meant to you. (Choose one of the 10 separate Zoom sessions the week of May 3. Each session limited to 10 participants)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

  • The Farewell Film Discussion | 2:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated by Meng Riddle
    Discussion on the film The Farewell about a Chinese family who discovers their beloved grandmother has a short while left to live and decides to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather the family before she dies. Please watch the film before the session. The movie will be available beginning in March 2021 on the Sinclair Diversity Office and Library sites.