SENR Seminar Series - Moving Towards Diversity: Tips for Productive Engagement with Race in Educational, Professional, and Social Settings

Kip Holley, The Kirwan Institute, The Ohio State University, will present Moving Towards Diversity: Tips for Productive Engagement with Race in Educational, Professional, and Social Settings on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Join via Zoom at 4:10 p.m.

Kip Holley is a Research Associate at The Kirwan Institute, where his primary areas of focus are using community engagement, cultural humility and civic leadership strategies to promote racial equity.  Kip is the author of The Principles for Equitable and Inclusive Civic Engagement:  A Guide to Transformative Change, Kirwan’s keystone publication regarding civic engagement.  He has also played a primary role in developing the curriculum and administration for the United Way of Central Ohio’s Neighborhood Leadership Academies.  Kip Holley is a graduate of The Ohio State University, having received a MSW from the College of Social Work and a B.S in City and Regional Planning from the Knowlton School of Architecture.

In this seminar, we will explore the relationship between social constructions of racism and how they impact the how racism manifest in our behaviors, identities, and coping strategies.  We will discuss how these factors manifest in our educational, professional, and social circles, and finally learn about some strategies for mitigating racial narratives in these spaces while creating more inclusive spaces.