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February 8th, 2021

February is Black History Month

Black History Month

Below is the Center for Inclusive Excellence's Lineup for Black History Month.

E-mail inclusivex@framingham.edu for questions or registration information.

February 10th at 4:30 p.m. Black History Month Discussion opening event with a discussion on Vice-President Kamala Harris Leadership & Civil Rights in the Era of Black Lives Matter.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B-NAHOo78x1kxB2MuHtJbP2IwBJIV2DYruNwnS9OSNg/viewform?edit_requested=true

February 12th at 4:30 p.m. Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Documentary and Discussion. Collaboration with Henry Whittemore Library.

February 17th, Meet & Greet at 1:30 p.m., lecture at 4:30 p.m. Dr. Eddie Moore Olivia A. Davidson Voices of Color Speaker for 2021. In collaboration with Arts and Ideas Series.

February 18th at 1:30 p.m. Black Boys Documentary sponsored by Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of MetroWest at Framingham State University.

February 18th at 7 p.m. Shana Gibbs will be sharing her experience as the President of Massachusetts Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MassRID) and Vice President of Community Relations for the Massachusetts State Association for the Deaf (MSAD)’s.
In collaboration with the American Sign Language Club (ASL).

February 23rd at 4:30 p.m. Domingo Guyton, “The N Word from Slavery to Hip Hop.”

February 25th at 2:30 p.m. Black Boys Documentary debrief with Dr. Patricia Sanchez-Connally, Associate Professor, Sociology and Patty Birch, Director of Inclusive Excellence Initiatives, CIE

Socioscientific Issues-Based Instruction for Scientific Literacy Development

The Scholars in Action Series: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/96924877218#success

A presentation of cutting-edge studies by researchers who collectively implement socioscientific issues practices with students at the elementary, secondary, tertiary, and pre-service science teachers in the United States, South Korea, and Turkey. The findings and implications discussed will provide a blueprint on how pre-service teacher educators and researchers can further science literacy by focusing on contemporary, issues-based approaches to teaching and learning in the science classrooms.

Student Engagement Virtual Fair

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

For one afternoon you will have the opportunity to engage with members of the myriad of organizations, departments, and other groups we have on campus. There will be a lot of representative from these groups present, and they will be prepared to answer any questions about what their group does and how to get involved with their group.

Learn more on Ram Link: https://ramlink.framingham.edu/event/6622101

Black Boys Beyond Stereotypes: A Call to Action

Thursday, Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-boys-beyond-stereotypes-a-call-to-action-registration-136312260641

As part of our commitment toward becoming an anti-racist institution, in recent months members of the FSU community have been encouraged to watch the documentary film Black Boys. The film takes a powerful look at the dehumanization of black males in the United States through "an intimate, intergenerational conversation at the intersection of sports, education, and criminal justice." We now have an opportunity to have an important discussion about the film with students, faculty, and staff in the FSU community, as well as members of the public. This panel discussion will include two of the film's commentators: Dr. Travis Bristol, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and Mr. Conan Harris, former Executive Director of My Brother's Keeper Boston. Also speaking as a panelist will be FSU Mathematics and Secondary Education student Dan Karanja '21.

Prior to the event, be sure to watch the film, free of charge at: https://www.blackboysfilm.com

This event will take place over Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link after registering.

Olivia A. Davidson Voices of Color Lecture: Eddie Moore, "America is Changing, Are You Ready?

February 17, 2021, 4:30-6 p.m.

Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vehLYSdUROaFHSq7BtD0mg

The keynote will challenge the audience to examine and explore issues related to bias, privilege, supremacy and belief systems. Additionally, we learn how to take action against individual and systemic bigotry, privilege and oppression. We need #MooreLeaders committed to justice, equity and change across America. Are you ready? Now Is The Time for us to be #MooreWoke and #MooreFocused on inspiring #MooreGoodTrouble

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege, leadership and #BecomingAntiRacist training/workshops. Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top speakers and educators. His interview with Wisconsin Public Radio won the 2015 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association's Best Interview in Medium Market Radio, 1st Place, he is featured in the film “I’m not Racist….Am I?” and in the article "5 Clear Ways to Tell Whether You'll Be a Good Leader in 2021." Dr. Moore was recently named one of Wisconsin's 51 Most Influential Black Leaders and he is also the Founder/Program Director for the national/international White Privilege Conference (WPC). In 2014, Dr. Moore founded The Privilege Institute (TPI) which engages people in research, education, action and leadership through workshops, conferences, publications and strategic partnerships and relationships.

This event is co-sponsored by Arts & Ideas and the Center for Inclusive Excellence.

Study Abroad Events

Check out the following Study Abroad Events: #ramsabroad

Study Abroad Fair: Partner Schools in Europe and the UK
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.
Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecozIIzD-67jtH9aLF02PNfKWevnC_xbW-hdxSletOpaZDWg/viewform

Study Abroad Fair: Programs Around the World
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1:30 p.m.
Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecozIIzD-67jtH9aLF02PNfKWevnC_xbW-hdxSletOpaZDWg/viewform

Drop in Study Abroad Advising
Wednesday at 1:30 throughout the semester
Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-xATEjFDAfaVYOyna911WvwvAzD7do7mfeqliRTO1Y5BPmg/viewform

(Un)Documents: A Solo Theater Performance by Jesús Valles

February 24th at 4:30 p.m.

Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GXWeEQhRSCWEAKpv3qPpHA

In their acclaimed solo show, (Un)Documents, award-winning actor and poet Jesús I. Valles journeys across both sides of a river with two names, moving between languages to find their place in a nation that demands sacrifice at the altar of citizenship. In doing so, they create a new kind of documentation written with anger and fierce love.

The McAuliffe Center: AstroNights Live

Friday, Feb. 19th, at 7 p.m.

Register here: https://cm-center.org/events/astronights15

AstroNights is a live, family-friendly exploration of your night sky that you can join from the comfort of your home. View live on YouTube or join the Zoom Webinar for extra interactive features! Our educators leave audiences with simple advice for observing your real night sky when the program is over. From the colorful characters in our own solar system to the weird and wonderful things far beyond, each program is sure to contain something of interest to armchair astronomers of all ages.

Collegiality: So you think you’re collegial?

February 10th and February 24th, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

RSVP to Professor Joe D'Andrea: jdandrea@framingham.edu
ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82111161494

FSU is committed to the development of a collaborative community, so how should university members go about creating an environment in which behavior like collegiality is both expected and developed in the classroom, in the library, and in the office?

Please join us in a lunchtime discussion series about collegiality: Feb. 10 and Feb. 24, on Zoom. Discussion facilitated by Shin Freedman, Jim Freedman, and Joe D’Andrea.

Career Services Virtual Events

Visit Career Services at the Virtual Engagement Fair on Wednesday, February 10, from 4:30PM to 6:30PM on Ramlink:

https://ramlink.framingham.edu/event/6622101

(Zoom link will be provided when you log into Ramlink).
Come visit the CSER Booth and stop by to learn about how the CSER office assists with: job/internship search strategies, resumes & cover letters, mock interviews, advising majors/minors, soft skills, networking & career connections, career readiness skills, and more.
For one afternoon you will have the opportunity to engage with members of the myriad of organizations, departments, and other groups we have on campus. There will be many representative from these groups present, and they will be prepared to answer any questions about what their group does and how to get involved with their group.

Upcoming events

Regenerative Agricultural Business Practices to Domestic Plants for Responsible Products with Mario Garcia Quesada

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Virtual

Organized by: Dept of Biology, McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C

Spanish: Regenerative Agricultural Business Practices to Domestic Plants for Responsible Products, Mario Garcia Quesada

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Virtual

Organized by: Dept of Biology, McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C

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