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Under the auspices of the President, the Division of Inclusive Excellence provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse and inclusive work and learning environments at The College of New Jersey Community. The division serves as a partner with all campus offices as each area makes its unique contribution to the overall inclusivity of the campus community.

Critical Conversations

A student focused forum that takes place weekly designed to provide students with a brave space to engage in unfiltered dialogue about topics which emerge in contemporary society.

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Featured Events

P.O.P Culture

September 10 | 5:30pm This series of lectures and discussions will explore cultures of power, oppression, and privilege (P.O.P Culture) by first examining concepts of power and how they are wielded within systems of power. The remainder of the series will examine the systems of power in our own society, and their impact on culture, economics, and politics. All are welcome to join and contribute to this ongoing series!

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Our Voice - Our Movement

September 9 | 11am We no longer have the option to do nothing, but must collectively stand in opposition to all forms of discrimination and injustice nationwide and in our community. TCNJ takes a stand in solidarity with the communities we live and serve.

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Hate Crime or Bias Incident?

Please join the Office of Institutional Equity & Compliance, Campus Police Services, and the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office for an overview of bias crime law, how hate crimes differ from bias incidents, and what TCNJ is doing to reduce both.

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Diversity Ed Series - How to Dialogue across Political Divides in a Polarized Time

March 11 | Education 115 | 12pm The 2020 election season is a time to practice the essential skills of democratic engagement, but many of us have been taught to avoid talking politics at nearly any cost. But important conversations can’t only be had every four years. Do you want to maintain relationships with those you care about, even as the world feels increasingly divided? If so, join OIDEI and the Sustained Dialogue Institute for a highly interactive and fun 2-hour workshop focused on learning how to share and respond across serious political differences – without losing your colleagues, peers, friends and family. 

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Diversity Ed Series – Skills for Facilitating Conversations Across Difference

March 10 | Education 115 | 12pm Have you ever witnessed a conversation go from debate to argument because of conflicting identities, opinions, or backgrounds in the room? This workshop focuses on the key "traps" that groups fall into when discussing topics like race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, regional divides, and socioeconomic status. If you are a student leader, student facing staff member, or faculty member who wants to ensure that you can direct these vital conversations towards productive ends, please join this interactive workshop facilitated by the Sustained Dialogue Institute.

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Women's History Month Speaker: Michelle Duster

March 4 | BSC 100 | 6pm Michelle Duster is the great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, the famous anti-lynching activist and suffragist, and will be speaking on her ancestor's role as an activist and historical figure.

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First Gen Student Mixer

February 26 | Ed 212 | 3pm Please join the Division of Equity and Inclusion and Academic Affairs for TCNJ's inaugural First Gen Student Mixer! Intended to both celebrate the contributions of first generation community members and bring them together for networking and socialization, we hope such events will become a regular occurrence. We invite all students, staff, and faculty who identify as first generation college students to attend. Pizza and other refreshments will be provided.

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