DEI Week is a week-long series of workshops, research presentations, events and social gatherings that help build your “toolkit” for bringing equity and inclusivity into the classroom, the workplace, hallway conversations, and everywhere else in our lives. Join colleagues and classmates in discussing challenging questions and working toward better solutions.
DEI Week will provide sessions that assist the USC community in negotiating and handling difficult conversations about contentious issues. We will offer sessions designed to help our community better recognize, celebrate, and advocate for DEI in various contexts. These include managing classroom discussions, recruitment and hiring efforts, constructing transparent and inclusive governance processes, and cultivating meaningful dialogue about equity.
DEI Week events cover a wide array of diversity topics, including gender, race, disability status, first generation status, sexual orientation, immigration status, nationality, veteran status, and gender identity. Programming will include sponsored sessions and professional development exercises. In the past, we have hosted immersion and training sessions, panels and roundtables, as well as music, theater, and virtual reality experiences, all celebrating USC’s commitment to giving diverse perspectives respect, space, and voice.