The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion's Monthly Newsletter ran its first issue in January 2021.The newsletter features upcoming events, information on professional development opportunities, and resources to help support the CFAES communi ...
SAVE THE DATE FOR JR. CHEFS!
The Extension Office is excited to have two weeks of Jr. Chefs this summer. The theme for this year is "Cooking Across America". Perfect for ages 6-12! Be on the lookout for signups on the Miami County Extension Facebook page and our website: M ...
CFAES Principles of Community
We are a community of people whose principles strive to create and contribute to a more equitble and just commmunity. Our Principles of Community foster our vision for our communty. To affirm our conviction that racism has no place in CFAES, we invite yo ...
Difficult Conversations: Communicating Effectively Across Difference
Have you ever engaged in a conversation about an uncomfortable or sensitive topic with someone who is very different from you and didn't know how to approach it? Conversations between people with different views and lived experiences can go awry and ...
Implicit Associations, Insidious Assumptions: Unintended Manifestations of Bias in Everyday Life
This 90-minute workshop will provide an introduction to unconscious associations that can lead to an affinity toward or prejudice against some people (implicit bias). We will explore how our socialization process leads to the formation of conscious and un ...
The Language of Inclusion: Pronouns and Other Gendered Words
Pronouns are tools for effective and efficient communication, and their intentional or unintentional misuse can cause confusion and harm. Using gender-affirming pronouns and avoiding unnecessary use of other gendered words is essential to creating spaces ...
Introduction to Microaggressions: Small Actions that Have a Big Impact
Microaggressions are common, often subtle expressions of bias, many times initiated unintentionally and unconsciously that can have serious impacts on recipients including shortening life expectancy. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn abo ...
Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Practices
This 90-minute program provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool and equitably evaluating them. Participants will examine the role that various forms of bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that priv ...
Laura Akgerman Disability Services Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Akgerman is the Disability Services Coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility & Ohio State University Extension. She is a two-time Ohio State University Alum, with degrees in English and R ...
How COVID-19 Impacted Food Systems
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the fragility of our food supply system. While national-level responses to our food supply revealed a lot of weaknesses, the hyper-local response to feeding our communities demonstrated great strength in our mutual aid networ ...