Becoming Community “The Politics of Trauma” Virtual Book Group

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18 and 25

Sign up: Virtual Book Group

Join a virtual book discussion group of “The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice” by Staci K. Haines. Explore the field of “politicized somatics,” at the intersections of mindful embodiment and social change. Twelve spots with a book provided at no cost to you! (Others welcome to attend and purchase their own copy.)

This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Anna Mercedes.

Racist and Racialized Language in the Classroom: A Virtual Panel Discussion

3:30-5 p.m.
Monday, April 11

Sign up: Panel Discussion

How should instructors approach class content that includes racial slurs or outdated racial terms? What do students want to build their critical awareness of language about race? Panelists will share their practices and invite broader discussion in Q & A.

For questions or more information, please contact Yvette South, English Department ([email protected]).


  • Ted Gordon, Anthropology
  • Ken Jones, History
  • Terri Rodriguez, Education
  • Shannon Smith, History
  • Malik Stewart, Multicultural Student Services

Safe Space Training for Faculty and Staff

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23, Gorecki 204C, CSB
Wednesday, March 30, Quad 264, SJU
Zoom option is also available

Sign up: Safe Space Training

It’s an introductory level training to prepare attendees to be more effective allies to members of the LGBTQIAA+ community. This training will consist of 1-2 hours of readings and videos to be completed prior to the 2-hour training. This training counts towards the Becoming Community Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner Certificate. It will be facilitated by Jean Keller (chair of Gender Studies), Sheila Nelson (retired faculty from Sociology Department), Janelle Hinchley (faculty from Gender Studies), and Sarah Gewirtz (Social Sciences Librarian).

Please contact Sarah Gewirtz ([email protected]) if you have any questions.