At ODEI, we know the importance of empowering and supporting our diverse students as they navigate their educational journey. At ODEI, we’re launching a monthly program, ODEI Affinities, for our On-Grounds and our Virtual students to connect across their intersectional identities and community-build across their programs and department.
ODEI Affinities is for students who identify across the intersectional spectrum of affinities and are looking for a space to create solidarity amongst their fellow EHD students. On the 3rd Thursday of each month, we will hold an On-Grounds Gathering, from 4:30-5:30 pm with light refreshments, and a Virtual Gathering from 6:00-7:00 pm on Zoom. At our gatherings, we’ll build community with one another, invite speakers from on and off Grounds to share about a thematic topic, and offer opportunities for socioprofessional growth. Each month’s theme will focus on (1) affinity expression (sexual identity, gender identity, race, ethnicity, etc., first-generation, socioeconomic background, religious identity, etc.), as each of us engages in learning and sharing in a space of cultivated mutual respect. The goal is for students to feel supported in their minoritized identities within EHD and to create connections with others who may have had parallel or similar experiences in educational contexts, on and off Grounds.
Join us if you’re curious, craving community, and coming to connect! Register below, and please reach out to [email protected] with questions!
Please RSVP for our Online Gathering!