5 Ways that the Center for Diversity and Inclusion Can Benefit Faculty/Staff
(1) The Gender and Sexuality Library
The Gender and Sexuality Library is a satellite branch of the AU Library. This allows students, staff, and faculty to access our collection through the ALADIN catalog. We offer a wide variety of resources on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and LGBT history/culture that could be reserved for a class or could be used for student papers. Additionally, if you know of books/DVDs that would be good additions to the library, please let us know.
(2) Educational Trainings/Workshops
The Center can provide multiple trainings or workshops for a classroom or department including our Rainbow Speakers Bureau (RSB), Safe Space Training, GLBT 101 workshop, or Trans 101 workshop. Each can be tailored to the needs of the classroom or department.
(3) Educational Events
In addition to our annual programming, we also sponsor and co-sponsor one-time programming each semester. These events range in topic and presentation, but can be a welcome addition to any class that can reinforce class discussions and readings or enhance the mission of a department. If you have an idea for an event that we can help sponsor, please contact us.
If you want to get the word out about a course you are teaching, a program you are sponsoring, or a book you have written, you can publicize in one of our newsletters (the Gay Gab, Cultural Connections, or the Women and Gender Equity Newsletter). To post announcements, please send us an email by noon on Wednesdays. The newsletters are also a good way to stay up to date with all the events that the Center is sponsoring, as well as other events in the DC area. Sign up for one of our listservs!!
(5) Expertise on LGBT, Multicultural, First-Generation, and Women's Issues
If you would like someone to come into your classroom or department to give a discussion about sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, or first-generation issues/concerns, we can help facilitate a discussion or use our local connections to find someone to facilitate that discussion.