Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Events

Upcoming Events

DEI Speaks!

This series seeks to explore and share with the University community, diverse topics, speakers and events that will illuminate differences in cultural perspectives, sharpen understanding of interconnectedness, and provide educational enrichment of the highest quality.
February 2021: Importance of Culture in the Health of Latino/a/xs
  • David X. Marquez, PhD, Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition and Director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago
March 2021: #ThisIsAmerica (issues of race, discrimination, and bias)
  • Nydia Han, 6abc News Consumer Investigative Reporter, TEDx Speaker

DEI Educates!

This series seeks to provide educational training and workshops, rooted in the tenets of Cultural Humility, that establish welcoming, inclusive and diverse environments where faculty, staff and students can engage in productive conversations on topics such as identity, the impact of microaggressions, stereotypes, bias and discrimination. Participants will experience interactive, engaging discussions and activities, and gain strategies to positively impact the campus climate at Salus.
February 2021: LGBTQ+ Fundamentals
More information to come.

Past Events

October 21, 2021: DEI Speaks! Diverse Representation Matters in Healthcare
Diverse Representation Matters in Healthcare and presentation of the NOA School of the Year Award with Paula Harmon Boone, OD, Director of the National Optometric Association (NOA) “Visioning the Future” HBCU Mentorship Program and NOA Trustee Region I.
March 24, 2021: Perspectives on Racism and Hate for Asian Americans
Salus DEI Forum

Panelists included:
  • Joyce Koh, JD
  • Ken Wong
  • Bindu Methikalam, PhD
There was also a discussion component for our Salus community to engage with the panelists and each other. This session was be recorded for those not able to attend.
November 11, 2020: Lunch and Learn Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Carroll
2020 Election Results, National Impact and Marginalized Populations

Dr. Carroll provided an overview of the election outcomes (presidential and senate) and the expectations for how the administration will politically function.
October 28, 2020: Lunch and Learn Featuring Janet LaBreck
Janet was the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration under President Barack Obama and co-founder of Synergy Consulting Partners which is dedicated to creating positive change within organizations and systems, with a commitment of full inclusion for individuals with disabilities. Learn more about Janet here.
October 21, 2020: International Pronouns Day
International Pronouns Day, this year celebrated on October 21, seeks to make respecting, sharing and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.  

Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.

International Pronouns Day began in 2018 and takes place on the third Wednesday of October each year. Individuals and groups will participate in grassroots activities that they determine at the local level.

In English, there are a number of different kinds of pronouns. International Pronouns Day is specifically referring to third person personal pronouns, which are used to describe a person when you are talking about them. You can learn more about sharing, asking about and recovering from mistakes when using pronouns at MyPronouns.org.
September 23, 2020: Lunch and Learn Featuring Tim Wise
Interest Convergence in a Time of Pandemic and Police Brutality: How COVID and Growing Authoritarianism Provide an Opening for Solidarity
August 3, 2020 & August 5, 2020: Addressing Racism in CSD Education
2-part webinar

Topics Include:Teaching multicultural counseling
  • Support systems for underrepresented students
  • Cross-cultural peer mentoring
  • Multicultural and anti-racist curriculum
  • Mentoring underrepresented doctoral students
  • Cultural humility
  • Implicit bias in CSD education
  • Inclusivity in CSD learning environments 
July 8, 2020: Lunch and Learn on Allyship and Advocacy
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee members Terrance Harshaw, security personnel, and Camille Menns '21OT will lead a discussion about allyship and advocacy. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend via BB Collaborate.
May 31, 2020: Community Round Table
Please join us as we come together in a Community Round Table discussion surrounding the recent events, racial injustice, and violence plaguing our nation. This will be a time to share, reflect and draw on each other to strengthen our community. All members of the Salus Community are welcomed and encouraged to take part in this discussion to unite, engage, and foster action.