CARE event will discuss respecting differences April 6

Sandra Barnes (Vanderbilt University)

Diversity enriches our human experience as well as the workplace, but only if we embrace inclusion. How do we operationalize diversity concepts with regard to race, gender, sexuality, age, status or political ideology? How do our biases affect the way we interact with each other? When troublesome local, national and world events occur, how can we discuss them in our workplace and still be sensitive to others’ opposing views?

“Workplace Civility: Respect Our Differences” is the topic of an April 6 lunchtime discussion sponsored by CARE (Civility, Appreciation and Respectful Environments). All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to attend.

Dr. André Churchwell (Vanderbilt University)

The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 208. Speakers will include Sandra Barnes, assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, and André Churchwell, chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The event is designed to educate and empower staff and faculty to better promote civilized behaviors in the workplace. It is the latest event hosted by CARE, which is sponsored by Vanderbilt Human Resources, the Medical Center Staff Advisory Council and the University Staff Advisory Council.

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Contact: Andy Richter