2019-20 The Elephant in the Room Workshops

The Elephant in the Room Workshop

Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond.

This series is a partnership between Women's and Gender Studies and the Center for Teaching Excellence.


A Year of Learning and Growth

Fall Semester

Wednesday, August 21, 2019: Susan Graham, IUP's Green Dot Workshop: “Are You Ready for Green Dot IUP?” 3:30-5:00 p.m., 113 Stouffer

Wednesday, September 18, 2019: IUP's Safe Zone and LGBTQ Studies Workshop: “Beyond the Binary: Supporting a Trans Inclusive Classroom,” 3:30-5:00 p.m., 114 HSS

Wednesday, September 25, 2019: Griselda Wille, Lunch and Learn: “A Historical Overview of Immigration Reform in the US,” 12:15-2:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room

Thursday, October 3, 2019: Susan Graham and colleagues, Reflective Practice, IUP Workshop: (Faculty and Teaching Associates Only) “What to do?: Successful Strategies for Assisting At-Risk Students Using a Green Dot Bystander Intervention Framework,” 12:30-2:00 p.m., 116 Ackerman

Monday, October 7, 2019: Six O'Clock Series: Holocaust Survivors Discuss Police and Bystanders in the Nazi Era,” 6:00 p.m., HUB Ohio Room

Wednesday, October 23, 2019: International Tea Time and Education Abroad Fair: Presented by the Office of International Education. Get your “passport” stamped, present at WGS office. Noon-3:00 p.m., HSS Lobby

Wednesday, October 30, 2019: Adam Jones, Michael Schwartz, and Nancy Pipkin Hutchinson, IUP Workshop: “Difficult Dialogues,” 3:00-4:30 p.m., 114 HSS

Spring Semester

Friday, January 31, 2020: Thomas Segar, IUP's VP for Student Affairs Workshop: “When Saying the Wrong thing is Okay,” 3:30-5:30 in HSS 114.

Wednesday, January 29; Wednesday, March 4, 2020: IUP's Kevin Foster, Workshop “Leadership in a Multi-Cultural Society,” 12:15-1:15 at the Great Hall, Elkin.

Saturday, February 8, 2020: Start Smart, with IUP's Pres. Commission on Status of Women and AAUW, Indiana County Workshop “How to Negotiate Your Starting Salary,” 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in HSS 114.

Friday, February 21, 2020: IUP's Safe Zone Training, Workshop “Safe Zone Certificate,” 1:00-4:00 in Wallwork G98.

Friday, March 20, 2020: IUP's Brittany Polard, Lorraine Guth, and Hopeton Bailey. Workshop “Strategies to Intentionally Use Group Work to Transform Hate, Facilitate Courageous Conversations, and Enhance Community Building,” - POSTPONED -This meeting has been postponed. The new meeting date will be announced soon

Friday, April 17, 2020: IUP's Rachel DeSoto-Jackson, Workshop “Tools for Dialogue,” - POSTPONED -This meeting has been postponed. The new meeting date will be announced soon

Organized by IUP's

Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Center for Teaching Excellence


The Office of the Provost; College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance; Department of Sociology.