March 2023

Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace

Presenter: Mary Braun, Employment Manager, Canisius College 

  • Monday, March 20, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in Grupp

This workshop will discuss how cisgender Canisius faculty and staff can best support their transgender colleagues, as well as provide some basic background information on gender identity. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend and learn how to foster a better work environment for all employees.  Hosted by The Office of Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with The Office of Human Resources.

Workshop slides available here.

November 2022

Real Talk About Race 

Presenters: Robin DiAngelo – Renowned author of the book that has changed the game: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism  & Nanette D. Massey – East Buffalo resident and facilitator of the workshop “Moving BEYOND ‘White Fragility’: Honest And Effective Conversations About Race”

  • Saturday,  November 5, 2022, 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Montante Cultural Center

Canisius College students, staff, and faculty admitted at no charge with campus ID.

Working with All Our Relations – A Journey towards Exploration & Understanding Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion from an Indigenous Cultural Perspective

Presenter: Pete Hill, Special Initiatives Director, Native American Community Services

  • Workshop I - Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., Student Center Regis Room

               Topics to be covered:

      •  Cultural Grounding
      •  Cultural Humility, Sensitivity Awareness Competence - What Does This All Mean? 
      •  Expanding Trauma-Informed Care to Recognize Residual Impacts of Historical Traumas
      • Understanding Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for All Our Relations
      • Creating a Path Forward
  •  Workshop II-Thursday, February 16, 2023,  2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Student Center Grupp Fireside Lounge 

Topics to be covered:

      • Cultural Grounding
      • Review of Session One & Relevant Updates
      • Dealing with Residual Impacts of Unresolved Historical Traumas
      • Indigenous & Community-Based Perspectives for Respecting All Our Relations
      • Efforts towards Healing & Wellness from a Native Perspective
      • What Are Our Next Steps for Our Journeys?

October 2022

Cultivating A Practice of Equity Mindedness

Presenter: Angell Howard, Associate Director of Professional Development, Illinois State University &

Owner, Necessary Change Consulting

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022,  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., SH 063-Women's Business Center Classroom

Workshop slides available here.


Contact Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion

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