Beyond Tolerance Workshop Series 2016-2017

Think.  EVOLVE. Act.  This INCLUDES YOU!  So, who are you?  What’s your story? What makes you different?  What difference do you make?  Who’s your Juniata neighbor?  How will you engage in your own EVOLUTION while at Juniata?  And how will you help others to EVOLVE?

Juniata invites you to weave your stories, dreams and confusions into transformational conversations, so each of us can learn from the other.  As students and teachers of life, we gain from and grow with each other.  How?  Through narratives!  Authenticity.  Accountability too!

We invite you to share with us, in our Beyond Tolerance Program—a series of interactive presentations that invite (and hopefully, embolden) heartfelt, reflective dialogue that just might awaken, affirm, and confuse you!  THIS is how Juniatians EVOLVE!  How about you?  Are you IN?  Plus this year at noon, the day after each Beyond Tolerance session, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your BT experience—and to listen to what others see and say.

If you haven’t guessed already, this year’s Beyond Tolerance Program theme is about,

“INCLUDING YOU!” 

Whether watching the news, reading the headlines, or commiserating with friends lately, you have witnessed a nasty chain of national and global events that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and hopeless.  What’s next?  Together, and with soul-searching focus on equity and justice and—dare we say, with the love of visionaries, we can co-create healthy, positive change!

Juniata College continues to evolve its academic fertility.  What can we plant, grow and cultivate to nourish us today?  What can we do to become more attuned?  How can we make ourselves agents of positive and creative change?  How do we differ with each other respectfully?  And communicate our differences, with civility and kindness?  How about you?  Are you IN?

We are excited about our Beyond Tolerance Program this year because it INCLUDES YOU!  Who else?  As we integrate inclusion into the classroom, dorm rooms, offices and athletic fields, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion welcomes our collaborators and supporters from throughout the College community!

Become an active agent of positive, creative change.  What do you say?  Are you IN, for an evolution?  Then, Beyond Tolerance Includes YOU!

Earn your P.E.A.C.E Certificate by attending designated lectures and workshops!

Who’s Your Neighbor? Story Listening

September 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm in Sill Boardroom, von Liebig Center for Science

If you are curious about the diversity of experiences we already embody at Juniata, you will find this Story-Listening program of special interest. Panelists will share their personal narratives about how they challenge and embrace gender, race, class, ability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity, and culture in their own lives and within their families. Pause to listen, to learn more about who we are and who we are becoming. Discover the authentic stories of your neighbor and witness the Juniata neighborhood become more inclusive. 

Lauren Bowen at Juniata College Rick Cartwright at Juniata College Athena Franklin at Juniata College Douglas Glazier at Juniata College Debra Kirchoff-Glazier at Juniata College

Alumni Advocates Panel

(Co-Sponsored by the Alumni Office)

September 22, 2016 at 7:00pm in Sill Board Room, von Liebig Center for Science 

Alumni who have been on the forefront of creating change, both at Juniata College and in the world, will share some of their pioneering stories with us. In addition, each panelist will also receive an Award of Recognition from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for outstanding commitment to service and advocacy. Storytellers will reflect on their past and on how Juniata prepared them to become more actively engaged in community development and service.

Brittany Gregory '11 at Juniata College

Brittany Gregory ’11 graduated from Juniata with a POE in sociology. While at Juniata, she was the first president of Plexus, a research assistant and tutor for the Sociology Department, and was a student activist for minority issues on campus. Currently, Brittany works as a Correctional Case Management Specialist at the Maryland Department of Public Safety.

Elena Long at Juniata College

Elena Long, Ph.D. ’06 is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of New Hampshire, where she studies hadronic physics. She is also the founder of the organization “lgbt+physicists,” served on the American Physical Society’s ad hoc Committee on LGBT Issues (C-LGBT), and serves as the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).


Maurice Taylor at Juniata College

Maurice Taylor, Ph.D., JD ’72 graduated from Juniata with a POE in sociology, earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology from Bowling Green State University, and earned a law degree from Duke University. Currently, he serves as the Vice President for Academic Outreach and Engagement at Morgan State University. Dr. Taylor is also the Chair of the Prince George’s County Financial Advisory Committee.

 

 


Harriet Kaylor at Juniata College

Harriet Kaylor, Ph.D. graduated from Manchester College in 1951 with an applied baccalaureate and a secondary teaching certificate in social studies and English. She conducted English conference work at Juniata from 1959-62, and eventually, she earned both a master’s and doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from Penn State University in 1980. Dr. Kaylor taught at Huntingdon Area High School for 10 years, and has served as a volunteer at the Huntingdon prisons since 1995. 

Matt Glowacki at Juniata College

Matt Glowacki

(Co-Sponsored by Health & Wellness and the Communication Department)

“Exploring Your Identity”—October 19th 2016 at 3:00 pm in Sill Boardroom, von Liebig Center for Science        

This program is designed for anyone who is looking to better integrate their own identity within the campus community. This session introduces and explains the concepts of intersectionality and passing, within a framework of social justice. Matt will also break down barriers that may exist between the able-bodied and those who have a disability, as he explains why it is important to have high expectations to allow individuals to develop their own potential.  

“Diversity According to Family Guy and South Park”—Oct. 19th at 7:00 pm in Sill Boardroom, von Liebig Center for Science

“Family Guy” & “South Park” are examined anew and mined for gold as Matt identifies the ways in which these programs break down stereotypical attitudes and behaviors regarding people’s differences. Matt’s interpretation of these popular cultural icons educates, but most importantly encourages a fresh look at life around us. Matt’s audiences will never be passive television viewers again, but rather will ask, “What’s the point, what’s the moral, and how are they reflective of the goings-on of our culture?”

Matt Glowacki was born in 1973 in Janesville, Wisconsin. His birth drew attention because even though he was healthy, he was born without legs. From the very beginning, his parents made sure to provide him with every opportunity to participate in a normal life. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in U.S. history. While attending the university and playing wheelchair basketball, Matt developed and administered a community awareness program entitled, "What It Takes: Cornerstones for Success." Matt brought this program and his messages and competitive wheelchair sports to over 25,000 students.

Gene Kelly at Juniata College

Gene Kelly

(Co-Sponsored by Human Resources, Office for the Prevention of Interpersonal Violence, and Office of Residential Life)

“The Man Box: Problematizing Today’s Masculinity” November 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm in Neff Lecture Hall, von Liebig Center for Science

This interactive workshop helps participants examine social constructions of today’s masculinity and the outcomes that conformity to these norms can produce.

Basic SafeZone Training—Nov. 2nd at 3:00 pm in Sill Boardroom, von Liebig Center for Science

Advanced SafeZone Training—Nov. 2nd at 7:00 pm in Sill Boardroom, von Liebig Center for Science

A “SafeZone” is a place where all people feel welcome and safe. It may be a room, a car, or an entire college campus. It is important that institutions take proactive steps to create these safe and welcoming environments that promote teamwork and unity. SafeZone Training increases awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals, while addressing the challenges that exist when one wants to do “the right thing” for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends, and co-workers. This training will give participants the language and skills they need to provide support and to create environments that are safe, welcoming, and inclusive.

Dr. Gene Kelly is a lecturer at Marywood University. He is a consultant and trainer in the areas of multicultural organization development, culturally competent strategic planning, student leadership, and project-based administrative services. He currently holds a doctorate in human development from Marywood University and earned his master’s degree in higher education counseling from West Chester University in 2003.

Scatter Their Own at Juniata College

Scatter Their Own

(In collaboration with Juniata Artist Series)

Nov. 10th at 7:30 pm in Suzanne von Liebig Theatre, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts

Nov. 10th at 7:30 pm in Suzanne von Liebig Theatre, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts

Scatter Their Own is an Alter-Native Rock Duo of Oglala Lakota ancestry from the Badlands of South Dakota. Scatter Their Own has traveled from Canada to Texas, as well as journeyed from Los Angeles to New York City, scattering their own music to all nations in all directions. Scotti Clifford (Guitarist and Vocalist) and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford (Bassist and Vocalist) were a couple first, but before too long, after playing music together into the night, they realized that they should start a band. Recently joined by Scotti's teenage children on-stage, it has become a family effort. Welby June (Guitar) and Wahpe Waste Win (Drums), have successfully earned their spots as touring members in the group. At the young ages of 16 and 14, Welby June & Wahpe now perform professionally alongside their parents across North America.

Atira Charles at Juniata College

Atira Charles

(In collaboration with the Accounting, Business, and Economics Department and JCEL— Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership)

“The Art of Unmasking: Identity as a Vehicle to Awareness, Acceptance, & Meaningful Action”—Nov. 16th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm in Sill Boardroom, von Liebig Center for Science 

Having a better understanding of the many masks we wear is critical to navigating all of the perceptions, biases, and stereotypes that we often confront in our educational environments and life in general. After this session, participants will be able to more effectively reflect on and manage their various masks at school and work. They will also gain new emotional, psychological, and behavioral strategies that will increase their educational, professional, and personal successes.

Introspection is critical to self-awareness; therefore, the participants will engage in a set of interactive exercises. This will allow the participants to peel back the layers of their identities and unmask the factors that may be holding them back from maximizing their collective engagement and individual successes.

Dr. Atira Charles is an Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University and CEO of Think Actuality, LLC. She began her academic journey at Florida A&M University, where she earned both her bachelor’s in finance and her master’s degree in business administration. Dr. Charles immediately began her career in academia after graduating with her Ph.D. in organizational behavior and management from Arizona State University. Dr. Charles also created The Mask Project, which is a national initiative that documents and uncovers individual’s experiences of “wearing the mask” at work and in life.

Dr. Steve Perry at Juniata College

Steve Perry

(Co-Sponsored by the Office of the President)

“This is Your Future, What Will You Do With It?”—Jan. 16th at 4:00 pm in Rosenberger Auditorium, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts

Attendees will come away from the presentation with a sense of empowerment that it doesn't matter where your life journey begins, but rather where you end up. Born on his mother's 16th birthday, third-generation poor, Dr. Perry knows firsthand the struggles that life presents and will discuss ways to overcome them and achieve success. A lively Q&A will add to the experience as Dr. Perry inspires the next generation to take control and to put words into action.

Dr. Steve Perry has become a national icon in the education revolution—a change agent who is tireless in his fight for providing equal and competitive opportunities for children who otherwise would not have a voice. His mission is simple, high-quality education with college-bound opportunities for children in poverty. It is his belief that in order to best educate a child, you must treat them and their family as your family. He exemplifies this practice throughout his work in schools and within school communities throughout the country.

Dr. Perry's commitment to excellence started as former principal of what U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Capital Prep has sent 100% of its predominantly low-income, minority, first-generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006. Subsequently, this success led him to start Capital Preparatory Schools in 2012 with the objective to open schools that provide as many low-income students/families with an educational experience that he considers a right, not just an opportunity.

His passion, advocacy, and commitment to education can also be seen through his additional works: CNN's Black in America series, Education Contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence Magazine columnist, and host of the #1 docudrama for TV One “Save My Son.” He shares his keys to success and calls to action in his latest best-selling book, “Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve—Even If It Means Picking a Fight.” 

Who’s Your Neighbor? Story Listening

Feb. 1st at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm in Sill Boardroom, von Liebig Center for Science

Pat Hunter, College Counselor

Caroline Gillich, Head Field Hockey Coach & Assistant Women’s Softball Coach

Matthew Damschroder, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Cy Merriwether-DeVries, Associate Professor of Sociology

If you are curious about the diversity of experiences we already embody at Juniata, you will find this Story-Listening program of special interest. Panelists will share their personal narratives about how they challenge and embrace gender, race, class, ability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity, and culture in their own lives and within their families. Pause to listen, to learn more about who we are and who we are becoming. Discover the authentic stories of your neighbor and witness the Juniata neighborhood become more inclusive. 

Pat Hunter at Juniata CollegeCaroline Gillich at Juniata CollegeMatthew Damschroder at Juniata CollegeCy Merriwether-DeVries at Juniata College

Alex Hendrickson at Juniata College

David Witkovsky at Juniata College

Faith Zone Training

Feb. 15th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm in Sill Boardroom, von Liebig Center for Science (In collaboration with the Religion Department, Campus Ministry, and Human Resources)

Faith Zone is a workshop created by the staff at New York University designed to promote spiritual and religious literacy and dialogue.  It is based upon the Safe Zone model and the conviction that developing religious and spiritual literacy can prepare us to work in diverse environments with respect and knowledge of one another. Faith Zone sessions include reflection on personal experiences with faith and spirituality, examination of the global and local context for various religious and philosophical traditions, as well as discussing tips for creating a safe and welcoming environment in one’s office, residence hall, student group, or classroom. 

Rev. Alex Hendrickson, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and College Chaplain at Lafayette College, will work alongside Rev. David Witkovsky, Juniata’s Campus Chaplain, in leading the Faith Zone Trainings.

Coach Bill Curry at Juniata College

Coach Bill Curry

“Magnanimitas in the 21st Century”

Sunday, March 19th at 7:00 pm in Rosenberger Auditorium, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts  (In collaboration with Athletics, the Office of Student Engagement and Campus Activities, and the Office of the President)

Magnanimitas is a Latin word that means greatness of spirit and soul. It recognizes the fact that every human being is different. No matter who you are, you are unique, precious, and have something wonderful inside: your Magnanimitas. Every person can discover his or her greatness of spirit and soul; develop and nurture it; and then use it for the benefit of self, team, and others. When this happens, you are reminded that there is nothing like being part of a real team, a group of people who care about each other so much that their performance exceeds the apparent sum of the team’s component parts. Teams become great only because each member is too committed to let his or her teammates down. 

Bill Curry has mesmerized audiences for more than 40 years with his inspirational messages. Using a commanding, passionate, and often humorous delivery, he connects with each listener, leaving a profound impression every time he speaks. Bill's is an old-school message delivered with contemporary flair.

Bill was a two-time Super Bowl Champion and played in two NFL Pro Bowls. As an NCAA coach, Bill was named National Coach of the Year at Alabama and later became the first head football coach ever at Georgia State. As an ESPN commentator, he regularly shared his thoughts with a worldwide audience of millions. Throughout his career, Bill faced a wide range of mettle-testing adversities. His NFL career was cut short by a catastrophic knee injury. In Super Bowl III, Bill's Baltimore Colts suffered a humiliating loss in the greatest sports upset of all time. Bill's coaching career included mind-numbing lows and devastating tragedies. When Bill talks of perseverance and toughness, he speaks with an authoritative voice steeled by his personal experiences.

Throughout his career, Bill faced a wide range of mettle-testing adversities. His NFL career was cut short by a catastrophic knee injury. In Super Bowl III, Bill's Baltimore Colts suffered a humiliating loss in the greatest sports upset of all time. Bill's coaching career included mind-numbing lows and devastating tragedies. When Bill talks of perseverance and toughness, he speaks with an authoritative voice steeled by his personal experiences. 

Bill played for some of the greatest coaches of all time, including Vince Lombardi, Don Shula, and Bobby Dodd. His teammates included legendary players like Willie Davis, Bart Starr, and Johnny Unitas. Bill has studied the lives and methods of his personal heroes from past generations, ranging from Helen Keller and Rudyard Kipling to Theodore Roosevelt and Goethe. When Bill talks of leadership and success, his is a personal message molded by his extraordinary mentors and role models.