Educational Programming

OID currently offers four educational series, designed for the entire campus community to engage with critical topics and key issues, as well as build content knowledge.

All workshops take place from 12:15 – 1:15 pm in Hoch Aviation Room, unless otherwise indicated. Visit the Events page for detailed information.

All are welcome!

Identity Intersections:  Faculty Leading Holistic Lives

Get to know HMC faculty in unique ways!  Hear about their journeys, what matters, and how they integrate identity, purpose, and passion into their work!

Chew on This!:  A Lunchtime Learning Series

Engage with hot topics, learn something new, and build your intercultural competence!

Through Another Lens

See everyday norms in a new perspective through media clips and lively discussion!

Voices: Real Life, Real Perspectives

OID’s newest series presents panel discussions and more, featuring the voices and counterstories of students and other campus community members.

Additional Programming

Additional programming includes film screenings, discussions, trainings, workshops, the book club, and more.  In Spring 2014, OID will be piloting a multi-week social justice seminar training program.

What attendees are saying about OID’s educational programming:

“The idea that stuck with me the most, particularly given I’m in the privileged majority across most social dimensions, is that of “coming out as an ally.”  The idea that silence is not advocacy has always rung true, but I was challenged by the idea that being an ally means being proactive in my various communities.”

“Privilege is a complex topic with my intersectionalities. I already had this idea, but Sumi did a great job of unpacking it in a professional, approachable, and non-threatening manner.”

“Seeing a single idea or topic from all perspectives and getting involved in the idea in multiple ways is amazing and really cool, and I want to do that.”

“Listening and not labeling.  I thought I was pretty sensitive, but didn’t realize how I think in binary terms without even knowing it.”

“How science and society are very much intertwined and that you need both in order to truly understand why you are living your life the way you are.”