Lunch and Learn

The purpose of Lunch and Learn’s is to create a safe space for faculty, staff, and students to engage in critical dialogue around issues pertaining to diversity and equity. The goal is to move from theory to practice and ensure our department actively takes steps towards understanding how to create inclusive and safe academic spaces for students of color and students with marginalized identities.

 Fall 2021 Lunch and Learn Schedule

Aug. 20, 2021 – Positionality Presentation, presented by Gina Erato, M.S.

Aug. 27, 2021 – Discussion regarding Women in Academia in honor of Women’s Equality Day and Women’s Suffrage

Sept. 3, 2021 – Brief Review of Safe Zone Training and Discussion About Biphobia, presented by Irissa Baxter-Luper, M.S.

Sept. 10, 2021 – Weight Stigma Discussion, presented by Harley Layman, M.S. and Natalie Kierns, M.S.

Sept. 17, 2021 – Discussion & Presentation for Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 24, 2021 – Documentary and Discussion – Drug Law Discrimination

Oct. 1, 2021 – ABLE Tech Information & Disability Status on Campus, presented by Brenda Unruh-Dawes, M.S. in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Oct. 8, 2021 – Follow-up Discussion about Disability Status – “Person-First Language, Helpful or Hurtful?” Oct. 15, 2021 – Discussion in honor of International Pronoun Day

Oct. 22, 2021 – “How Ethnic Groups Became White”, presented by Gina Erato, M.S.

Oct. 29, 2021 – Presentation on Black Psychology, presented by Dr. LaRicka Wingate, Ph.D.

Nov. 5, 2021 – American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Month – Honoring Indigenous Cultures & Histories Discussion

Nov. 12, 2021 – Discussion in honor of Trans Day of Remembrance Nov. 19, 2021 – NO LUNCH AND LEARN THIS WEEK DUE TO ABCT


Dec. 3, 2021 – This Year in Review, Lunch and Learn Style – During this L&L, we will briefly review each Lunch and Learn held during the Fall 2021 semester and open up the conversation to suggestions, likes, and dislikes from all of the L&L events during the semester.