Dr. Shelly Tochluk - 2014 Keynote

Dr. Tochluk
Shelly Tochluk, Ph.D.
Author / Professor

Dr. Shelly Tochluk is author of Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It.

Dr. Tochluk's campus address will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. Her keynote will focus on "Intent vs. Impact: Being an Active Agent for Leading Change". 

Dr. Tochluk communicates from the perspective of a white woman, educator, and former All-American Division-I student-athlete at UCLA. She seeks to examine deeper understanding of personal relationship to race, white privilege, and systemic racism. Her talk will explore the following questions:

- What does it mean to be white?

- How can developing an awareness of racial identity help us
  communicate across race with less tension?

- How can a deeper understanding of race help us avoid unconsciously
  injuring one another?

Dr. Tochluk is presently Department Chair of Education at Mount St. Mary’s College in California.  An educator, with a background in psychology, she spent ten years as a researcher, counselor, and teacher in California’s public schools. She now trains teachers to work with Los Angeles’ diverse school population. She currently works with AWARE-LA (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere-Los Angeles).

OASIS and JGMC Week Calendar 2014

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Monday, March 10, 2014
3:00 p.m. | OASIS & JGMC Week Kickoff | Gaughan Multicultural Center

Kickoff 2014 OASIS and JGMC Week! Join us for activities (co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology) supporting our theme: Race, Privilege & Interecting Identities

4:30 - 6 p.m. | Meet the Faculty | Gaughan Multicultural Center

Enjoy refreshments and meet people working with issues surrounding race, privilege, and intersecting identities. Guests include OASIS staff, Dr. Shelly Tochluk, and the faculty of the Institute for Ethnic Studies. Click HERE to learn more about Ethnic Studies at UNL.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
3:00 p.m. | Intent vs. Impact: Being an Active Agent for Leading Change | Nebraska Union Auditorium, UNL City Campus

Keynote: Dr. Shelly Tochluk

Q&A to follow keynote address.

FACULTY and STAFF - Please contact Ashley DiGregorio (2-5860) for reading packets to complement your spring 2014 curriculum or staff development. These packets contain articles and reflection questions relevant to Dr. Tochluk's work and keynote talk.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
7 p.m. | Between Conflict & Conversation: An Interfaith Dialogue & Panel | Nebraska Union, UNL City Campus

Join in a controversial conversation about religion & faith!

Thursday, March 13, 2014
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Digital Poster Session | Gaughan Multicultural Center, UNL City Campus

Browse and rate the work of History students in a digital poster session titled "Your People's History: Critical Perspectives in Race, Gender, the Law and the American West". Co-sponsored by the Department of History.

Friday, March 14, 2014
7 - 9 PM | 2nd Annual Poetry Slam at UNL | Nebraska Union Auditorium, UNL City Campus

Showcase your creativity through poetry!

This event, co-sponsored by UNL's Writing Center, works to bridge communities together by celebrating the intersectionality and plurality of identities. Whether this dimension is represented in the poems that are performed, those who perform the poems, or those in attendance, this poetry slam speaks volumes about our presence in a both/and society.

Members of the UNL campus and city of Lincoln, including local high schoolers, and residents of surrounding areas are invited to participate and support.

For more information on rules, regulations, and registration please visit go.unl.edu/poetryslam or click HERE