Dialogue and Discussion Series on Diversity Proposal request

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue and Discussion Series on Diversity

Call for proposals.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to submit presentation proposals for the eighth annual ODI Dialogue and Discussion Series on Diversity. This series offers Ohio State faculty, staff, students and community members an opportunity to explore and to discuss exciting topics that impact diversity on the Ohio State campus as well as in the greater community. This year, there will be five (75 minutes each) sessions that mirror short “lunch and learn” sittings during the 2019-2020 academic year.

This annual diversity series offers presenters and participants the opportunity to:

  1. Network with other faculty, staff, students and community partners in an informal setting;
  2. Discuss diversity-based topics that affect the Ohio State campuses and beyond;
  3. Share ideas on advancing diversity, equity and equality;
  4. Receive resources on best practices for improving campus and community climates; and
  5. Expand self and social-awareness.

We are seeking proposals that generally fall into the following seven categories:

  • Civic engagement
  • Exploring and progressing diversity and social justice
  • Developing effective and reciprocal partnerships
  • Supporting underrepresented students
  • Race, gender, politics and the law
  • Mental health in our communities
  • Celebrating our different cultures

Note: This list is not all inclusive.

Submission Guidelines

All presentations will be no more than 75 minutes and held at Hale Hall, MLK Auditorium from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on the following dates:

Fall Session # 1

September 24, 2019 @ 3pm – 4:15pm
MLK Jr. Auditorium
DUE: September 9, 2019 @ Noon

Fall Session # 2

October 30, 2019 @ 3pm – 4:15pm
MLK Jr. Auditorium
DUE: September 30, 2019 @ Noon

Fall Session # 3

November 21, 2019 @ 3pm – 4:15pm
MLK Jr. Auditorium
DUE: October 30, 2019 @ Noon

Spring Session # 4

February 20, 2020 @ 3pm – 4:15pm
MLK Jr. Auditorium
DUE: January 27, 2019 @ Noon

Spring Session # 5

March 26, 2020 @ 3pm – 4:15pm
MLK Jr. Auditorium
DUE: February 28, 2019 @ Noon

Format of presentations is determined by presenters; however, please keep in mind the following details:

  • Room set-up is either: 1) banquet-style arrangement (8 chairs per round table), 2) theater style, 3) or classroom style w/rectangular tables.
  • Stage, podium and large screen are in the auditorium.

Proposals are due by deadline dates.

Questions? Call Robert Decatur at 614-247-6824.