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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awareness Week

SAVE THE DATES: January 16-20, 2023, for a week of diversity awareness events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings, sponsored by Purdue University’s College of Agriculture and College of Health & Human Sciences. All events are open to the public and will be held in-person in the Dean’s Auditorium in Pfendler Hall. Full details and virtual options will be available on the Dr. MLK Jr. Diversity Awareness Week web page.

Share these events with anyone who may be interested by using the Dr. MLK Jr. Diversity Awareness Week web page and #PurdueAgMLK #PurdueHHSMLK.

Contact Linnette White lcwhite@purdue.edu if you require special accommodation for any of the events.

Monday, January 16: Dr. MLK Jr. Annual Day of Service - various times
Annual day of service for Purdue students, faculty, and staff to connect with the community and provide support to new and ongoing service projects.

Tuesday, January 17: “REJECT” Documentary screening, followed by discussion, 11:30am - 1:30 pm
REJECT takes a science-based and solution-oriented look at the roots of bullying behavior and violent behavior against the self or others.

Wednesday, January 18: “Sense of Belonging” with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Keynote Speaker, 12-1:30 pm
Dr. Strayhorn will spend the day engaging audiences to “explore how belonging differs based on students’ social identities, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, or the conditions they encounter on campus. Additional events with Dr. Strayhorn include: Faculty/Staff Workshop 9am-10am, Lunch with students 10:45-11:30, and Associate Deans and Directors Workshop 2:30pm-3:30pm

Thursday, January 19: Wellbeing in Times of Uncertainty, Panel Discussion 12-1:30 pm
Representatives from the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) will engage and discuss techniques to support de-stressing, eating healthy, and creating environments of belonging.

Friday, January 20: Creating a “You Belong” Atmosphere in the Workplace, Panel Discussion 12-1:30 pm.
The panel will discuss the importance of developing programs in the workplace that support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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