The Clemson University Division of Inclusion and Equity is launching a series of virtual workshops to help faculty, staff and graduate students explore the COVID-19 crisis from various perspectives to better navigate changes associated with the virus.

The workshops are designed to examine the impact of the pandemic and how a host of communities, differentiated by status, socioeconomics, health, age, gender and religion, are affected. They also aim to help explore ways to apply equitable and inclusive leadership practices while navigating COVID-19 and beyond. Each class will have a featured speaker and moderator from Clemson who is a subject matter expert.

“In this time of crisis, it is essential we continue to discuss equity and inclusion,” said Moryah Jackson, director of diversity education for the Division of Inclusion and Equity. “We have an opportunity to reflect, collaborate and innovate in ways that foster more inclusive and equitable cultures and systems. That’s why we’re launching the Equity, Inclusion and COVID-19 Summer Series.”

Crisis often moves society forward, said Jackson, adding she thinks this moment gives the nation an opportunity to reflect, collaborate and innovate in ways that foster more inclusive and equitable cultures and systems.

“Post-COVID-19 recovery will require the collective networks, capacities, knowledge and skills of our organizations,” she said. “Together, we will explore ways to apply equitable and inclusive leadership practices while navigating COVID-19.”

A list of classes, dates, featured experts (scheduled so far) and times is below.

Each class can be joined at this Zoom link.

 

May 26, 2 – 3 p.m.

Equity, Inclusion and COVID-19 Series Introduction

 

May 28, 10 – 11 a.m.

A History of Viruses

 

 June 1, 10 – 11 a.m.

Racial Equity

 

June 3, 2 – 3 p.m.

The Impact on Rural Communities 

Blake Lanford 

Cooperative Extension

District Extension Director – Coastal District

 

June 9, 10 – 11 a.m.    

Mental Health and Coping  

Krystal Stephen, Ph.D.  

Psychologist 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Marcia Edwards, Ph.D.

Post Doctorate Fellow

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

 

June 11, 2 – 3 p.m.  

The Impact on Global Learning and Engagement 

Sharon Nagy, Associate Provost for Global Engagement

Kyle Anderson, Senior Director of Global Engagement

 

June 15, 2 – 3 p.m.

The Impact on Veterans 

Brennan Beck

Director of Military & Veteran Engagement

Lynne Cory

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

David Sargent

Director of Information Technology/Career Counselor

 

June 17, 10 11 a.m.

Racism, Stigma and Xenophobia

Brian Chad Starks, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

 

June 23, 10 – 11 a.m.

Health Equity 

Juana Slade 

Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Diversity and Language Services for AnMed Health

 

June 25, 2 3 p.m.

Socioeconomic Implications

 

June 29, 10 – 11 a.m.

Interfaith Responses in South Carolina 

Adrian Bird, President Interfaith Partners of South Carolina

 

July 1, 2 – 3  p.m. 

Ethics 

Tracy Fasolino

Associate Professor

School Of Nursing

 

July 7, 2 3 p.m.

The Impact on Persons with Disabilities

 

July 9, 10 – 11 a.m.  

The Impact on the LGBTQ+ Community 

Ciera Durden 

Associate Director for Multicultural Community Development

 

July 13, 10 – 11 a.m.

Media and Communications 

Wanda Johnson 

Director of Student Media

 

July 15, 2 – 3 p.m. 

The Impact on Agriculture

Julian Nixon 

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

 

July 21, 10 11 am

Gender Equity

 

July 23, 2 3 p.m.

Empathy: Why It Matters and How to Get It

 

July 27, 10 11 a.m.

Inclusive Leadership

 

July 29, 2 3 p.m.

Bridges Across Every Divide: Life After COVID-19