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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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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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Strategic Diversity Leadership Institute

Join Dr. Damon Williams for this question-driven dive into issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they manifest in student organizations, the classroom, residence halls, and beyond. Dr. Williams is a longtime partner of the College who authored last Spring's report on Developing a Dynamic Diversity Infrastructure at TCNJ. Do not miss this chance to learn from the best!

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Diversity Ed Series - Star Power: A Group Simulation

Participants in this workshop will participate in a simulation called Star Power. The simulation focuses on how societal power is used and how the perception of power varies according to the position of individuals and their reference groups. Star Power is a unique, eye-opening experience that will help participants gain new insights into the dynamics of social authority and dominance.

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