Upcoming Events of Note

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Free public course: “Black Minds Matter” by Dr. Luke Wood, SDSU, and guest speakers
October 26, 2017 through December 14, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:50 pm
USC’s Pullias Center for Higher Education is hosting a course over eight Thursdays, beginning October 26, designed to raise the national consciousness about issues facing Black boys and men in education. The course will intentionally draw linkages between the pervasive undervaluing and criminalization of Black boys and men in society and illustrate how those same patterns are evident in school, college, and university settings. (RSVP to Diane Flores:

John Cho and Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation
November 30, 2017, 7:00 pm
Join us for a timely conversation on race, representation, and the arts between actor John Cho (Better Luck Tomorrow, American Pie, Harold & Kumar, and Star Trek) and Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer). (Reservations required.)

And Still We Rise: Women of Color Creating Community through the Arts
January 23, 2018, 3:30 pm
Women of color have long been at the forefront of community building and social activism through the arts. Dance companies, music ensembles, theatre troupes, and other arts groups led by women of color have worked in distinctly collaborative, intergenerational ways to not only preserve their cultural heritage but also build vibrant, healthy, and engaged communities. Join us for two interactive events—a conversation and a dance flash mob—celebrating the impacts of women of color arts leaders. (Reservations required. RSVP beginning January 3 at 9:00 a.m.)

Career Fest: Diversity and Inclusion Recruiting Night
January 30, 2018, 6:00 pm
Current students are invited to attend our Diversity and Inclusion Recruiting Night! We are committed to facilitating an understanding and appreciation of diversity within the Trojan community. Come meet and network with employers looking to diversify their companies and strengthen their talent pool with the Trojan family. Bring copies of your resume. Business professional attire is highly recommended. Participating employers from 2017 included Accenture, CBS Entertainment, FTI Consulting, IBM, JLL and more. RSVP on connectSC to see the list of employers attending this year!

Previous Events

Rally for Inclusion and Tolerance

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
A gathering organized by USC faculty in solidarity with students, staff and families. Location: EF Hutton Park, adjacent to the USC Annenberg School. All are welcome.

Post-election Open Conversations

Date: Nov. 9, 2016
The Office of Religious Life, Division of Student Affairs, Diversity Steering Committee, and Office of the Provost invited students experiencing anxiety over the election or have questions about its implications to come to a number of conversation spaces.

Faculty Conversations on Diversity: Inclusion, Micro-Aggressions, and Cultural Competence

Date: November 4, 2016
USC Marshall’s Department of Business Communication hosted a workshop for USC Marshall faculty titled, Faculty Conversations on Diversity: Inclusion, Micro-Aggressions, and Cultural Competence. Workshop information is available online.

Uncovering the Institutional Impact of Scholars from Historically Underrepresented Backgrounds

Date: December 1, 2016
The University of Southern California and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Connections held a regional meeting centered on uncovering the institutional impact of scholars from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Open to USC faculty and administrators; meeting information is available online.