Employee Resource Groups
Employees of Color Resource Group
The mission of the Employees of Color ERG is to promote an inclusive community for faculty and staff who self-identify as people of color. Through networking and socializing, this groups shall serve as forum in which employees of color can share experiences and expertise, raise awareness, and address institutional campus climate issues. Through fellowship, we strive to build connections that support and encourage our various career aspirations, make us feel valued and respected, and instill a sense of belonging at Lawrence University.
For more information please contact Jaime Gonzalez, Diversity, Inclusion & Access Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Carla Daughtry, Associate Professor of Anthropology, at email@example.com.
Pride Resource Group
The Faculty/Staff Pride resource group is for faculty and staff who identify as LGBTQ+ and for faculty and staff with family who identify as such. This group will provide a space to build community and identify resources. In addition, the group will host opportunities for networking and socializing for those who identify as LGBTQ+ (or are family) in and outside of the Lawrence community. For more information please contact Helen Boyd Kramer, Instructor of Gender Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Executive Assistant, at email@example.com.
Meeting Time: 5-7 PM Happy Hour
Location: Dr. Jekyll's Bar on College Avenue
Frequency: Second Thursday of the month
Emerging Professionals Resource Group
The Emerging Professionals employee resource group will provide a support network for professionals that are new to Lawrence and/or new to a career in higher education. Through personal outreach and social events, the group will strive to build a stronger sense of connection to the Lawrence community. We will also aspire to help facilitate personal growth and professional development for each individual by maintaining a space for developing our unique skill sets, troubleshooting personal challenges, exploring shared experiences, and reiterating the value of what we bring to our work and the broader community.
Global Employees of Lawrence Resource Group
Global Employees of Lawrence is a resource group for faculty and staff with global backgrounds and/or identities. The goal of this group is to bring our global employees together, sharing culture and experience while also locating/creating resources that will help bring to life a community of support on campus.
LIFT UP (Low Income, First-Generation Talent Unpacking Privilege)
LIFT UP is a group designed to support employees who identify as having been (or still are) low-income and/or first-generation through connection within these experiences. Through meet-ups, reach-out efforts, and programming, LIFT UP works to dismantle silence and stereotypes surrounding these identities and the issues they face on campus in order to make progress towards systemic changes. Our hope is also to provide students and others who identify as low-income and/or first-generation with positive models of strength, resilience, and success.
Anti-Racist White Affinity Group
ARWAG is a gathering of Lawrence staff and faculty seeking to understand and challenge racism. Recognizing that anti-racist work is disproportionately borne by people of color, ARWAG is a setting for white people to take responsibility for educating themselves about racism and for challenging white supremacy from the inside. Organized as a study group, ARWAG will read and discuss materials that help us understand how racism operates, especially in its insidious forms that are harder for white people to notice in action---white privilege, unconscious / implicit bias, and structural racism.
For more information, please contact Jenna Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.