The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has announced the Fall 2019 schedule of Diversity Ally workshops for OU faculty and staff. Developed by OU Faculty and Staff, the “Unlearning” series is intended to help our campus community have safe and meaningful conversations about differences, to increase awareness of personal and community bias, and to promote inclusion at work and in the classroom. These workshops may be completed in any order and give you the opportunity to earn the Diversity Ally certificate. To sign up, visit the Human Resources training calendar.

The following workshops are now open for enrollment:

Unlearning Sexism
September 10, 2:00-5:00 PM
October 8, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
November 5, 2:00-5:00 PM
December 4, 2:00-5:00 PM

Unlearning Racism
August 26, 9:00-12:00 PM
September 4, 9:00-12:00 PM
October 3, 9:00-12:00 PM
November 25, 9:00-12:00 PM

Unlearning Classism
August 29, 2:00-5:00 PM
September 24, 2:00-5:00 PM
October 23, 2:00-5:00 PM
November 20, 2:00- 5:00 PM
December 16, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Unlearning Ableism
August 20, 9:00-12:00 PM
September 19, 9:00-12:00 PM
October 17, 9:00-12:00 PM
November 13, 9:00-12:00 PM
December 10, 9:00-12:00 PM 

What is Unlearning?
The concept of unlearning is based in the theory that with constant learning, we must unlearn and relearn certain principles and practices. The workshops assist in demonstrating how common practices and behaviors can systematically harm and marginalize others.Unlearning may be formidable sounding, but the actual process brings about positive growth. The Diversity Ally workshops serve to challenge detrimental behaviors and encourage positive growth within our university community. 

Earn Your Diversity Ally Certificate
If you complete each of the four Unlearning workshops you will earn the Diversity Ally certificate.

Questions?
Contact the Dr. Teara Lander, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Phone: 405-325-7687
Email: tlander@ou.edu