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Under the auspices of the President, the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OIDEI) provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse and inclusive work and learning environments at The College of New Jersey Community. OIDEI serves as a partner with all campus offices as each area makes its unique contribution to the overall inclusivity of the campus community.

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Featured Events

Film Screening: Harriet

Join OIDEI this Martin Luther King Day for a viewing of 2019's "Harriet", a biopic of renowned slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Film starts at noon, with hot dogs, hamburgers, and other snacks available from 11:30am onward. All members of the campus community are welcome. Hope to see you there!

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Cultured Cafe Fall '19

December 10  |  Education 212  |  3pm Take a break from finals and see the world at OIDEI's Cultured Cafe! Back and bigger than ever, this semester's Cafe will feature Chinese, Indian, Puerto Rican, Turkish, Thai, & Soul food offerings. All members of the campus community are welcome. All are encouraged to bring a dessert or other sweet item from their own culture. Food served from 3pm until we run out - which won't be too long! 

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An Afternoon with Yusef Salaam

November 20 | Kendall Hall | 12:30pm Spend an afternoon with Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the "Central Park Five", as he shares his story and hopes for the future. Q&A session to follow his keynote. If you have not yet engaged with the story of the Five, now is the time; do not miss this event, the biggest of its kind this year.

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Third Annual Veteran Appreciation Brunch

November 11 | BSC 225W | 11-12:30pm Join OIDEI in honoring the members of our campus community who have served in the US Armed Forces at our third annual Veterans Appreciation Brunch. Will feature a presentation of colors, a rendition of the National Anthem, and an address by Major General Maria Falca-Dodson of the TCNJ Board of Trustees.

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Campus Dialogue Day Fall 2019

November 11, 2019 | BSC 100 | 9-10am Come together as a campus community to hear from President Foster and VP Cruz as they discuss the progress of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the College, as well as to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have to a diverse panel of campus leaders. Be there. Be aware. Be heard.

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Safe Zone Training

November 21 | BSC 225E | 12:30-1:50pm This workshop will give participants opportunities to learn about gender and sexuality, and to examine how oppression hinders the creation of welcoming environments for LGBTQ+ people. We will also explore some of the enduring societal limits placed on empathy for LGBTQ+ people, and the steps non-LGBTQ+ people can do to reframe unjust social narratives about sexuality that damage everyone.

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Diversity Ed Series - Testing Your Diversity Skills

Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to assess their diversity skills in five areas essential to living and working in diverse environments. The workshop will include a discussion of how individuals can improve their diversity skills over the long term.

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