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.

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    • 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
    • Judaism 101 - Fall 2016

    • Tuesday, September 6th, 201612:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • About Judaism 101 at WFU Judaism 101 at WFU is an on-going Lunch and Learn series featured every Tuesday, from noon to 1 pm,  We explore, share, and discuss various aspects of Judaism. These sessions are open to the ENTIRE WFU and W-S communities. This series is facilitated by Gail Bretan, . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall, Little Mag Rm.
    • Safe Zone Workshop (For Faculty and Staff)

    • 3 dates and times available
    • The Safe Zone program is an in-depth, interactive presentation designed to educate Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students about the LGBTQ community. Anti-LGBTQ bias and prejudice affects all members of a community, and we all have the opportunity to work against it. Participants will . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Safe Zone Workshop (For Students)

    • 2 dates and times available
    • The Safe Zone program is an in-depth, interactive presentation designed to educate Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students about the LGBTQ community. Anti-LGBTQ bias and prejudice affects all members of a community, and we all have the opportunity to work against it. Participants . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations