A catalyst for equitable change so all people can thrive.
We leverage the collective knowledge of faculty, staff, and students to advance our community’s understanding of, and ability to speak with each other about race, equity, and well-being.
We use our collective power and positionality to ensure that lived experiences at the intersection of race, equity, and wellbeing are central to any conversation about culture at USC.
We commit to leveraging our power and positionality to call for and engage in processes of assessment and change of policy and culture to advance equity and wellbeing.
About the Series
More than three thousand USC staff, faculty, and students have attended the series that continues to provide space to learn, connect, heal, and take action to support themselves and others. The Spring 2023 series will include community members working together to create a more inclusive and equitable USC.
Join experts from our USC community every Tuesday starting March 21 and ending April 11, from 12-12:50pm. There will be four panels and one discussion session this semester. Expert panelists will gather to engage in topics of Race, Equity, and Wellbeing. Recording of each webinar will be available in the days following each session. After the four panels, the conversation will continue with a Discussion Group, also from 12:00-12:50 p.m. on April 18. Led by trained facilitators, these important dialogues allow participants to engage with other staff, faculty, and students. Reactions, stories, plans for action, and honest reflection are encouraged. Webinar attendance is NOT required for the discussion groups. These discussions are not recorded since we want to create a psychologically safe space to share our views.
Race + Equity + Wellbeing is a collaboration between HR, Equity, and Compliance, the USC Office of Campus Wellbeing and Education, USC Culture Journey, and the Office of the Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
The Race + Equity + Wellbeing series will return in Fall 2023.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at noon
Led by trained facilitators, these important dialogues allow participants to engage with other staff, students, and faculty. Reactions, stories, plans for action, and honest reflection are encouraged. Webinar attendance is NOT required for the discussion groups. These discussions are not recorded since we want to create a psychologically safe space to share our views.
REW Project Team
The REW Project is led by USC University HR Talent and Organization Development and Campus Wellbeing.
Employee Development Specialist
Associate Vice Provost, Campus Wellbeing
April 11, 12:00pm Is “Cancelling” a Viable Option
- Webinar (Passcode: oG$h6dB1)
April 4, 12:00pm The Seduction of Representation
- Webinar (Passcode: N&c45dFD)
March 28, 12:00pm Confronting Fear Through Community
- Webinar (Passcode: k30%gDq1)
March 21, 12:00pm Responding to the Dynamics of Hate
- Webinar (Passcode: h9#je1A!)
October 18, 12:00pm Still We Stand: When pursuing racial equity and wellbeing is a way of life
November 1, 12:00pm But Look What Great Programs We Have! Is all programming performative?
- Webinar (Passcode: 85hD36!a)
November 15, 12:00pm Seats at the Table: On representation and relationships
- Webinar (Passcode: hJ5!g$f7)
November 29, 12:00pm “But that’s not funny.” Setting boundaries by speaking to impact over intent
- Webinar (Passcode: gH9!r4#p)
December 13, 12:00pm “Palmam qui meruit ferat.” I earned my palms, and I will decide where to bear them.
- Webinar (Passcode: uKN85#vS)
March 22, 12:00pm Why We Fight: Sustaining Our Commitment to Racial Equity by Sustaining Ourselves
April 5, 12:00pm How To Build What We Have Not Seen: When Effort May Be More Important Than Expertise
April 19, 12:00pm But DEI Is Not in Your Job Description: What It Takes To Get Change Going
May 3, 12:00pm How Do You Show Up? Living a Life True to Your Values Especially When It Is Hard
May 17, 12:00pm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: When To Stay and Fight for Change, and When To Move On
May 31, 12:00pm Why We Fight: Sustaining Our Commitment to Racial Equity by Sustaining Ourselves Revisited
March 2, 12:00pm Making Sense of the Chaos of 2020 and Envisioning the Road Ahead
March 16, 12:00pm The Importance of Cultivating Self-Awareness
March 30, 12:00pm Was I Just Racist?
April 13, 12:00pm Recognizing and Responding to Racism
April 27, 12:00pm Language Matters
May 11, 12:00pm How to Create Environments Where All Employees can be Their Full, Authentic Selves
July 13, 12:00pm Energy and Restoration: Finding Strength from Ourselves and Our Community
July 27, 12:00pm We Are the Movement: Strengthening Our Inclusive Community
September 14, 12:00pm Moving the Needle and Seismic Shifts
September 28, 12:00pm Psychological Safety as an Issue of Equity
October 12, 12:00pm Moving from “Ugh!” to “Oh!”
October 26, 12:00pm Lead from any seat
November 9, 12:00pm Levers of Justice
November 23, 12:00pm What is a “Trojan?” Brand Loyalty and The Community
Please see also: diversity.usc.edu/events/