Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) exists to craft a culture of care and a community of belonging through a healing-centered framework. We present opportunities for growth, facilitate brave conversation, and through collaboration & creativity, build toward restoration together.
Our areas of focus:
- financial resilience
- social entrepreneurship, and
- diversity in STEM
10 Ways to Build
How might you connect with Brookdale Diversity & Inclusion?
Here are 10 Ways to get into it.
What does it mean? What does it look like?
There are many ways to enter the work. Following is a sample of where you might show up for it.
Find your space.
Click HERE to Register for upcoming events
This event has passed. Inclusive Classrooms for Gender-Fluid and Gender Non-Conforming Students. Recording of Presentation HERE
Financial Resilience Workshops with Pocket’s Change.
September 29, 10:00am In-person at the Brookdale Lincroft Student Life Center 216. With Freehold High School & AVID.
October 4, 10:00am In-person at the Brookdale Lincroft Student Life Center 216. With Red Bank Regional High School & Lunch Break.
Financial education is about much more than numbers. The ways we use money is a representation of our values. Our world needs change makers addressing individual challenges and institutional barriers around finances. Starting money conversations equips us as individuals and communities take action. In collaboration with College Readiness.
Tuesday October 3, at 12:00 Noon, in-person at the Brookdale Lincroft Student Life Center Lounge, Scholarship Essay Pop Up. Don’t leave money on the table. Work on your essay and submit for that scholarship. Back by popular demand in collaboration with the International Education Center & Writing Center. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday October 12, at 12:00 Noon, Zoom*, A Civility Week event centering Disability Justice: Supporting Neurodivergent Students and Universal Design for Learning with Heather Clarke. Consider Universal Design for Learning for liberated classrooms. Accessibility benefits everyone. This program will be encouraging first-year college students to access support. REGISTER for Zoom Link.
Monday October 13, at 10:00 am, Zoom*, The Keynote: A Civility Week Event: Social Entrepreneurship with Dr. Andy Gold, NACCE. A social entrepreneur is a person who explores business opportunities that have a positive impact on their community. We all can win! REGISTER for Zoom link.
2 Financial Resilience Workshops
Wednesday October 25, at 11:00 am in Freehold, NJ, the Brookdale Room 104 in-person*, Get Shameless About Your Money. Make a one page business plan for your side hustle.
Wednesday October 25, at 1:30 pm, TBD, in-person* From Artist to Entrepreneur: Turn Your Artistry Into a Business
Thursday November 9, at 12:00pm, Zoom*, LGBTQIA+ Bystander Intervention with Right To Be. If you see something, say something! REGISTER for Zoom Link
Thursday November 16, at 7:00pm, in-person* Brookdale Lincroft, Student Life Center Room 106. Navigating Employment for People Who Are Undocumented with Brookdale alums Itzel Hernandez and Adriana Gomez. A collaboration with Synde Kaufman and UndocuAlly.
Tuesday December 5, at 12:00pm, in-person at the Brookdale Lincroft, Center for Visual Arts (CVA Gallery), Living Room Conversations: Climate Change. Focusing on fall exhibit highlighting the natural world and the human toll on it, join the conversation. A collaboration with the CVA Gallery.
Wednesday January 24, at 5:00pm, in-person at Brookdale Lincroft Student Life Center Room 216. Affirming Trans Life and Trans Students Across Campus with Adam Stevens.
Tuesday February 6, at 11:30am, in-person at the Brookdale Lincroft Center for Visual Arts Gallery. Disability Justice: Alt-Text as Poetry with Bojana Coklyat. A collaboration with CVA Gallery.
Tuesday February 20, at 12:00 Noon, in-person at the Brookdale Lincroft Center for Visual Arts Gallery. Affordable Housing Alliance: how to buy a home with Toi Collins.
Wednesday February 21, at 12:00 Noon, Zoom*, A spring Civility Week event: Spring 2024: Ecology & Sustainability Project with Movement Generation. Environment, Land, Liberation. We will dive into the Just Transition framework-a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes, and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. REGISTER for Zoom Link
Thursday February 29, at 12:00 Noon, in-person at the Brookdale Lincroft Student Life Center Room 216. Affirming Black Women and Their Well-Being with Shatiera Portee. Mindset Matters: “The story of resilience”; Exploring and appreciating beauty through culture and identity; Embracing and celebrating individual and collective strengths “your dreams and goals matter”
Wednesday April 3, at 12:00 Noon, in-person at the Brookdale Lincroft Student Life Center Room 216. Supporting Students Across the Autism Spectrum with Timothy Rohrer, autistic youth advocate. Share his lived experience, please attend this event to learn from and in support of this young local advocate putting his heart on the line. Timothy’s book.
Tuesday April 16, at 12:00 Noon, in-person at the Brookdale Lincroft Student Life Center Navesink. Capoeira with Kasey Sanders and crew. Back by popular demand! In collaboration with the International Education Center in support of the International Festival.
Thursday April 25, in-person at Brookdale Lincroft TBD, A Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam. Children love magical and larger than life characters. This is it. Inclusivity at its best. Closed event for Brookdale students and employees on Take Your Child To Work Day. Brookdale email addresses only when registering for this one.
Happyvism with Justis Lopez. Back by popular demand! Healing-Centered Education WITH a DJ set! Happivism aims to activate and spread joy throughout Black and Brown communities and beyond. Register for date and time, TBD. A collaboration with Global Citizenship Project: Wellness.
Everyone is welcome here.
For collaborations with Diversity & Inclusion, please contact Angela Kariotis, email@example.com.
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