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Welcome to the Global Diversity and
Inclusion Department at Columbus State!

At Columbus State, we value diversity and believe our differences help create a better learning environment. By collaborating with other offices and groups on campus, the Global Diversity and Inclusion Department seeks to support our diverse community, build relationships and provide educational opportunities. Our efforts include cultural celebrations, employee development, support/membership groups, campus training and much more.

 Check out our upcoming events and list of programs to 
see how you can get involved!

 

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SafeZone Workshop This Week

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SafeZone 101 will be offered Thursday, October 23, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., in WD 407. SafeZone 101 is the starting point for learning about the LGBTQ+ community and for developing safe spaces for students and employees at Columbus State who identify as LGBTQ+. The training includes information sharing, reflective exercises, and interactive activities to help participants become more informed and effective allies. If you would like to attend, please click here to sign up.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Attending the "Tracing Latin American Migration to the State"
Film Series

abused-slideColumbus State's Department of Modern Languages and the Global Diversity and Inclusion Department invite you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by attending the final film in a film series titled "Tracing Latin American Migration to the States." On Wednesday, Oct. 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in Delaware Hall 121, the following film will be shown:

Wednesday, October 22 – "abUSAdos, La Redada de Postville" Abused: The Postville Raid. In 2008, almost 400 undocumented workers were arrested, chained and humiliated by 900 armed U.S. agents. They were sentenced to five months in prison followed by deportation.
The film series is free and all movies are subtitled in English.

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Global Diversity and Inclusion Partners for Film Festival
Reception and Screening

10704347_443331375807527_2832207066259650268_oColumbus States Global Diversity and Inclusion department is proud to partner with Columbus Urban Pride and Stonewall Columbus for the reception and screening of the film, "Out in the Night". The reception for the film will begin at 6:30pm on Sunday October 26th at the Drexel Theatre in Bexley. Directly following the reception, the film will be screened at 7:30pm. The film "Out in the Night" follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Renata, Terrain and Venice, were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves. Strangers jumped in to support them and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. They became known as The New Jersey 4. This story shows how four young, queer women of color were unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.

This event is presented by Columbus Urban Pride and is an Early Bird Screening of the Stonewall Columbus LGBTFEST and the Columbus International Film+Video Festival. All students, staff, faculty and administrators from all Columbus State campus' are invited to attend.