Outside the Box

Outside the Box - Race, Identity, and Culture: A Two-Part Seminar with Jeff Chang

About the Series 

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB) in People & Culture has  partnered with Jeff Chang, one among the most prominent writers and cultural critics educators in the nation, to develop and facilitate a specialized professional learning for staff and managers. The intended audience for this experience are employees who are beyond an introductory level of engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is an immersive experience around identity, culture, and creating organizational change that requires committing to attending two workshops hosted via Zoom Meeting.

Series Description

Cal has long been considered a national leader in issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. But where did this narrative come from, and what narratives do we need to advance now? This two-workshop series will allow interested staff to align core values and narratives around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programs at Cal. Part one will engage participants in a process of building a shared understanding about the development and evolution of DEIB work through storytelling and narrative building centered in their experiences. Part two of the series will engage participants in discovering shared narratives and building alignment around DEIB work. 

Speaker Biography 

Jeff Chang is a renowned social historian, organizer, and author; his ground-breaking work in politics, music, arts, and activism has had a profound cultural impact on the fight for racial justice. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, Jeff Chang is a graduate of ‘Iolani School, the University of California at Berkeley (c/o 89'), and the University of California at Los Angeles. 

Program Audience

  • The ideal audience for this program is staff members who are beyond the introductory/beginner level of engagement. 

  • Staff with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging within their title and/or portfolio.

Program Eligibility

To participate, the following criteria must be met:

  • A commitment to attend both sessions

  • Willingness to actively participate in discussions with colleagues

  • Submit a completed application
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