Dr. Barrett’s Open Office Hours ● 1:30 to  4 p.m.  

  • January 24, 2019
  • February 22, 2019
  • April 2, 2019
  • May 13, 2019

No appointment needed. Just stop in at her office on 2nd Floor in Sampson House during these times to chat with Dr. Barrett. 


Upstander Trainings with FIT Oshkosh

January 24, 2019 ● 5 to 9 p.m. ●  WCC, Esch Studio

Upstander Training prepares participants to intervene safely and appropriately when witnessing incidents of discrimination, harassment or harm. Participants engage with real-life scenarios to enable them to effectively identify and challenge negative narratives and behaviors. Become an agent for change and foster a positive of culture of safety and respect in your places of influence.


Navigating Conflict on the Journey Toward Reconciliation

February 8, 2019 ● 9 am to 5 p.m. ●  WCC, Esch Studio

aculty, staff and students are invited to attend. This interactive workshop will provide skills for understanding and working through conflicts. Participants are invited to attend either the full workshop from 9-5 or just the morning portion from 9-12. The morning session will provide some introductory skills for navigating conflicts and handling tense moments in conversations around identity. The afternoon will provide an opportunity for further learning around understanding and navigating conflict situations including those that impact an entire community. Anyone looking for substantial skill building about deescalating conflict should plan to attend the full 8 hours. The Sustained Dialogue Institute will facilitate the training. For additional information or to register to attend contact Emily Wilson, emily.r.wilson@lawrence.edu.


Cultural Competency Lecture - Islam in America: The Success Story of Dearborn, Michigan

February 13, 2019 ● 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ● WCC, Hurvis Room

Presenter: Martyn Smith
Topic: Islamphobia

For the past eight years Prof. Martyn Smith has taken students to visit mosques and speak with Muslim leaders in Dearborn, Michigan. This small city just outside Detroit is home to one of the largest concentrations of Arabs outside the Middle East. The population of Dearborn is comprised largely of immigrants from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. The City stands as an American success story in religious pluralism. Prof. Smith along with some students who have made the trip to Dearborn will discuss the history of the city and provide a firsthand view of the welcome received at the religious institutions of the city. The story of Dearborn is one that will renew our sense that the American vision of community is still working.


Cultural Competency Lecture - Environmental Justice – Global Movement, Local Actions

April 9, 2019 ● 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ● WCC, Hurvis 225

Presenter: Jason Brozek
Topic: Environmental Justice and Its Intersections with Social Justice

The environmental justice movement, briefly, is built on the idea that negative environmental consequences are disproportionately felt by vulnerable, marginalized communities. To understand key environmental issues like climate change, deforestation and freshwater scarcity, therefore, we need to understand intersections with race, gender, and class. This discussion will explore the origins of the global environmental justice movement and connect it to local projects from students in the ENST 300 Environmental Justice symposium.


Upstander Trainings with FIT Oshkosh

April 12, 2019 ● 5 to 9 p.m. ●  WCC, Cinema

Upstander Training prepares participants to intervene safely and appropriately when witnessing incidents of discrimination, harassment or harm. Participants engage with real-life scenarios to enable them to effectively identify and challenge negative narratives and behaviors. Become an agent for change and foster a positive of culture of safety and respect in your places of influence.


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