Diversity & Inclusion

Partnership and Sharing the Vision

The PDC is an advocate of the University”s commitment to be a catalyst for diversity and inclusion.  We value our partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to support its efforts and encourage a rich sense of community.

The PDC is also a partner in the Gatekeepers initiative.  Gatekeepers is a training program for staff and faculty that introduces participants to the meaning and value of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion; enhances participants’s knowledge and understanding of cultural differences, similarities, and perceptions, and provides tools that help participants to become more self-aware and to more effectively engage in building and maintaining a more diverse and inclusive community.  Multiple levels of Gatekeepers is offered throughout the year and is a part of the CORE program.

Showing events 1 - 10 of 13 unique titles ( a total of 18 sessions )

    • Gatekeepers Workshop 1: Enhancing Our Community through Inclusion (Community)

    • Thursday, August 4th, 20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • In fall 2009, the Office of the Provost began to offer Gatekeepers Workshops in partnership with the Wake Forest Professional Development Center.  A “gatekeeper” is any member of the Wake Forest community who represents the University through his or her interaction with students, . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Gatekeepers Workshop 2: Cross Cultural Conflict & Dialogue

    • Tuesday, August 9th, 20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Please Note:  You MUST complete Gatekeepers I prior to participating to this class. “Gatekeepers II:  Cross Cultural Conflict & Dialogue” is the second workshop in the Gatekeepers Workshop Series. If you have ever had an unpleasant conflict that you wish could have . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • (Lunch & Learn) Gatekeepers 3: Contact Theory and Dialogue

    • Thursday, August 11th, 201610:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Please Note:  You MUST complete Gatekeepers I & II prior to participating to this class. “Gatekeepers III:  Contact Theory and Dialogue” is the third workshop in the Gatekeepers Workshop Series.  Engaging in effective dialogue is challenging to most individuals . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • GateKeepers Encore: Unconscious Bias & Microinequities

    • 3 dates and times available
    • The GateKeepers Workshop Series was created to help individuals (faculty, staff, and students) to enhance their cultural competence one step and one experience at a time. Since the series was created in 2009, nearly 2,000 members of the community have participated in the series.  Through . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • GateKeepers Encore: Making a Difference: Using Power & Privilege to Create Inclusion

    • Friday, August 19th, 20169:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • GateKeepers Encore was created in order to provide members of our community with exposure to a broad range of workshops and programming that suppor cultural competence.   In "Making a Difference:  Using Power & Privilege to Create Inclusion," participants will build . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • 2016 Project Wake: A Good American

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • How does citizenship develop? In A Good American by Alex George (a Library Journal Best Book 2012) a German immigrant couple discovers the importance of home, community, and belonging. A pleasure to read, A Good American covers 100 years of American history and four generations of the Meisenheimer . . .

    • Location: Bostwick Residence Hall, Basement Lounge B027
    • 2016 Project Wake: Alexander Hamilton

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Ron Chernow’s biography Alexander Hamilton runs 818 pages and weighs more than 2 pounds (even in paperback). You should read it anyway, and once you start reading about this brilliant, inspiring, scandal-prone Founding Father you will have a hard time setting the book down. As a public policy . . .

    • Location: Reynolda House
    • 2016 Project Wake: All Our Names

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    •  A story about an immigrant and the social worker who loves him, All Our Names takes on complex issues of belonging, identity, and commitment to the countries that shape our views of the world. The novel is a love story at heart, and it raises questions about what it means to love--people, . . .

    • Location: South Residence Hall - 127
    • 2016 Project Wake: Citizen: An American Lyric

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Claudia Rankine is a poet and professor at Pomona College in California. Her award-winning book, Citizen: An American Lyric (2014), is a combination of poems and short essays that focus on the perspectives of traditionally marginalized peoples in the United States, and abroad. Her subjects range . . .

    • Location: Pro Humanitate Institute House - Room 102
    • 2016 Project Wake: City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camps

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    •  This book encourages students to reflect on the meaning and practices of citizenship through the stories of non-citizens, those with little or no rights, benefits, and protection from a nation state. Through personal and powerful stories, this book challenges the taken-for-granted ideals of . . .

    • Location: Carswell Hall 118