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Workshop Session A

Workshop Session A (10:30-12:00)

What is Gender Anyway?

A1 PPTA1: Moving Beyond Affirmative Action: A Holistic Review of Applicants for Medical School
This interactive workshop will use Turning Point Technology to elicit audience responses to several hypothetically competitive medical school applications using a holistic review process that excludes race and ethnicity. Provocative questions will be presented to engender audience discussion about the application reviews and decisions.

Presenters: John Hansen, Associate Dean for Admissions and Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Brenda Lee, Assistant Dean, Medical Education and Student Affairs, and Assistant Professor, Adrienne Morgan, Senior Director, The Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity

Eroding Boundaries PPTA2: Eroding Boundaries: Creating a Multi-Disciplined Approach to Teaching New Leaders about Diversity and Inclusion
This interactive workshop will share how UR faculty and staff members crossed the boundary of their disciplines to collaborate on a dynamic and creative class tailored to engage new leaders in a unique discussion about diversity, and identify ways you can ensure inclusion is a lived value.

Presenters:  Kristin Hocker,  Organization Development Specialist, Human Resources Organization Development Office and John Fetter, Assistant Professor, Music Education

Alio powerpointA3: Addressing Racial Discrimination in Rochester: A Multi-level Approach
This session will shed light on racism in Rochester, focusing on reports of major lifetime events, every day experiences with discrimination, and the burden on our community. Attendees will participate in discussion of a multi-level approach to combating the impact of racism on individuals, our community, institutions and policies.

Amina Alio, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences, Cindi Lewis, Graduate student, Kingdom Mufhandu, Graduate student, Heather Elder, Graduate student

A4 powerpointA4: Welcoming Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in Research, Treatment, Work, and Education
Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are a vibrant, important part of the Rochester community. Please join us as we dispel myths and support engagement of this community. This workshop provides the opportunity to advance your understanding of Deaf culture and will provide you with best practices toward inclusion.

Kimberly Kelstone
, NCDHR Staff Interpreter, NCDHR Staff / Community Partners - Official presenters not yet determined

A5: What is Gender Anyway, and Does it Matter?
Guided interactive discussions about gender beliefs vs. evidence from biological and social perspectives will help untangle fact from fiction. Challenges to gender stereotypes should produce an open conversation about how to achieve social inclusiveness for all. Opportunity based on merit independent of gender will be considered in the larger context of diversity.

Presenters:Terry Platt, Professor of Biology and Faculty Associate of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, Kelly Clark, Intergenerational Programs Director at the Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley.

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