CORE Workshops

CORE Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Workshops

There are foundational elements that should be understood when working to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) across campus.  At Syracuse University, we believe in the power of DEIA to ignite innovation, foster creativity, and enrich the educational experience.

The CORE DEIA Workshops provide fundamental information that not only creates awareness about key DEIA aspects but also its importance with staff, faculty and students. These workshops are open to all staff and faculty members committed to fostering an inclusive campus community.  Registration for all workshops is required, please review the full schedule below:

From Performance to Purpose: Engaging in the Creative Process to Reimagine Allyship – April 17, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Hinds Hall 347

What does it truly mean to be an ally? We see the word and think that wearing or displaying a sign of our commitment to equity and inclusion for minoritized groups is sufficient; when we may not know why we choose to be an ally. Or, that it is a process that requires not only knowledge acquisition, but purposeful action. The 5 Stages of the Creative Process is a model used by artists to describe taking a concept and bringing it life through various mediums. Similarly, this model can serve as a framework to take the concept of allyship through a process that results in a work that we all can participate in.

“But I Didn’t Mean It That Way”: Unpacking the Impact of Microaggressions 

April 24, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Hinds Hall 347

While some may believe the road to equity and inclusion is “paved with good intentions,” language that is left unchecked can have a destructive impact. Microaggressions are more than just words; they are subtle acts of exclusion. Not only do we need to identify what they are, we need to unpack why they cause harm, and how they differ from other acts of discrimination. This interactive workshop will allow participants to critically reflect on their intentions vs impact with regard to language and learn strategies to intervene when they observe microaggressions occur.