Center for Faculty Innovation

Faculty and Staff Amid Political Violence: How Do We Respond? (Roundtable)

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This virtual session is intended for JMU faculty and staff only.
The meeting link will be sent at 9 AM on 1/19. Registration closes at 8 AM on 1/19.

 

As the presidential inauguration approaches, white supremacist political violence has increased, culminating (for now?) in an attempted overthrow of Congress that got five people killed. In the midst of these attacks and attack threats, there is still a pandemic going on. This online session invites JMU faculty and staff to participate in an open conversation about what this situation implies for our lives as teachers, scholars, administrators, and academic (and non-academic) citizens working at a Predominantly White Institution, all the while recognizing that we are part of a diverse group of professionals whose different backgrounds lead to different responses and experiences in this crisis. While participants are welcome to share any expertise they have on the topics at hand, the main focus will be on connecting with each other by raising questions, exchanging experiences, and sharing responses.

This online session is open to JMU faculty and staff only. The session link will be sent to participants on Tuesday, January 19, at 9 AM.

Facilitator: Andreas Broscheid, CFI and CAL

Faculty participants will make progress toward

  • Determining the implications of recent political violence for their work and lives, and
  • Establishing and strengthening relationships with colleagues.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us personally at Tiffany Runion, runiontt@jmu.edu or (540)860-0524.

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