Summer 2020 Programming Schedule

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White Allyship Part 1

An introductory conversation between Dr. Katie Stygles and Dr. Kacee Ferrell Snyder on what it is like to be White women doing diversity and inclusion work, being allies, and being intentional about being anti-racist. Click here to check out their conversation. Part 2 will be a WebEx discussion in mid-July. Register for more information on the date and time. 

Black Queer Lives Matter

A WebEx discussion between students and staff from LGBTQ+ Programs on the killings of Black queer and trans folxs that goes largely unaddressed. Participate live on June 30, 2020 at 4pm, or watch the recording of the program after July 1st. Complete the registration form above to receive the WebEx information.  


Self-Guided Learning

Reading for Racial Justice is a LibGuide created by staff at the University Libraries.

Just Mercy Film Discussion

Utilizing the various platforms currently sharing this film for free, participants would watch the movie and join a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Jolie Sheffer, featuring panelists: Ana Brown, Dr. Thomas Mowen, Dr. Steve Demuth, and Tonya Rider. Participate live on July 17, 2020 at 12pm, or watch the recording of the program after July 20th. Complete the registration form above to receive the WebEx information.   

Black and Blue

A conversation on the relationship between Black Men and the Police, featuring Chief Mike Campbell, Dr. Marvin Whitefield, and Coach Micheal Huger

BLM Collaborative Public Art Project

Join us on Monday, July 27 anytime between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as we social distance and paint canvases on campus with the words “Black Lives Matter.” Canvases and some painting supplies will be set up on campus. Contributors should feel free to also bring their own brushes and paint. Collaborative Art is artwork that is accomplished by teamwork. However, each contributor may end up altering what another artist painted, so it is a process where artists must be more focused on the group outcome than they are their individual contribution to it.

Race in the Academy

A conversation between President Rogers and Provost Whitehead on the importance of diversity within the academy and why colleges and universities struggle to recruit and retain Faculty of Color

What I Was Taught About Race 

A conversation between Anthony King and Atonn Smeltzer ‘10 on what they heard growing up and how it formed their beliefs about race.

Between Friends

A Frank Conversation on Racism and Injustice - A conversation between Dr. Sandy Earle and Sonia Whitehead

White Allyship Part 2

July 16th, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

As a follow-up to White Allyship Part 1, this will be a collective dialogue between Dr. Katie Stygles, Dr. Kacee Ferrell Snyder, and members of the Bowling Green State University community.  The focus will be on white allyship and anti-racism in action on campus – this will be a collective call to action with participants helping to generate ideas for the promotion of anti-racist practices, procedures, and policies in our campus community.  Please feel free to submit questions and/or hopes for the conversation by emailing Dr. Stygles (kstygle@bgsu.edu) and/or Dr. Snyder (kaceef@bgsu.edu).  Complete the registration form above and information will be sent closer to the date. 

Rest in Peace. Why Can’t We Live in Peace?

A panel discussion on the history of Black people’s fight for justice. With the recent deaths of Atatiana Jefferson, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and others, we often see hashtags like #RIP #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter. Yet, these hashtags are generally associated with death. This program will explore what justice looks like instead of the reactions to injustices that have plagued us for centuries. 

CWGE Book Club

Registration open in June. Hood Feminism:Notes from the Women that the Movement Forgot. 

  • The Center for Women and Gender Equity is excited to host a summer book club where we will be reading and discussing Mikki Kendall's "Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot" (2020), a book focusing on the failings of mainstream feminism and the Black, Brown, and Indigenous women left behind in "feminist conversations." Kendall moves us to consider a truly intersectional feminism.

Please express interest via the google form, and we will contact everyone to set up a time that will work for everyone. The book club will be held via weekly discussions through WebEx. Sign up online today. 

1619 Podcast Discussion

1619,’ is an audio series on how slavery has transformed America. This is a Podcast from the New York Times. Register to join members of Diversity and Belonging as we discuss the themes of past and present.

We’ll Rise Up!

An insider’s look at the thoughts of current and former BSU and BAC leaders on the rise of Black people as business owners, educators, and innovators.

A Day of Dialogue 

A campus-wide discussion, tentatively set for Friday, September 18th, on our responsibility as a public university for the public good to address the difficulties we face with race. If you are interested in participating in programming take place, please email diversity@bgsu.edu by August 3rd with your intent to participate and your proposed contribution. We are looking for videos, poetry, artwork, panels, and any other avenue to get discussions flowing.

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