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Tritons Belong: Events

UC San Diego will offer a series of events to help us better understand the current crisis, and increase our compassion within our Triton community. Below are the event topics, and as each event occurs, additional information will be added providing further information about registration and other relevant details.

After the events, a link to the recording will be available a few days following the event as approved by the facilitator.

We invite you to learn more about the issues and topics addressed through this initiative.

A Message from Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

1000 Paper Cranes For Peace | Wednesday & Friday, May 22 & 24, Noon – 2 p.m. | Craft Center

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Art for Healing and Restoration: Through challenging times, it’s important to be in community to heal and hope for peace.

Open to All Community Members
Wednesday & Friday,
May 22 & 24, Noon – 2 p.m.
Craft Center, Sixth College

You're Invited.
Join us in creating traditional Japanese origami cranes with messages of peace attached. You’re welcome to keep your beautiful creation or you can contribute it towards a final installation to be displayed in a prominent location on-campus.

Why Paper Cranes?
Origami cranes are a symbol of hope, healing, and resilience. Traditionally, 1000 paper cranes are believed to grant a wish.

The Longest Table | Thursday, June 6th, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Library Walk

The Longest Table at UC San Diego is a 300-foot-long table that will span the length of Library Walk – with the goal of building community and a sense of belonging.

All Tritons are invited to share a multicultural meal at the communal table, while enjoying a variety of live entertainment, activities, and engaging conversation.

The expansive table will be dressed with a tablecloth-meets-art-project, created in the weeks leading up to the Longest Table event by community members.

The Longest Table is hosted by Health Promotional Services in partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Campus Performance & Events Office, The Craft Center, and Housing, Dining, and Hospitality.

For questions about the event, contact Colleen Kollar Smith, Executive Director of the Campus Performance and Events Office, at colleen@ucsd.edu.

Online Educational Event: Trauma-Informed Care

Session has been postponed. More information will made be available regarding rescheduling soon.

Trauma informed care is about recognizing the widespread impact of trauma and how it affects the ways we show up in our communities, with each other, and to ourselves.  Understanding how trauma shapes our individual and collective lives can give us tools to support healing in our everyday interactions, by building trust and offering opportunities for empowerment.

Online Educational Event: Peacemaking in Higher Education

Session has been postponed. More information will made be available regarding rescheduling soon.

Peacemaking is an Indigenous framework to address harm and conflict resolution.  It is community-centered and values-based with a focus on healing and restoring relationships between parties in disagreement and others who are impacted. It is a practice grounded in place-based core values that include:

  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Humility
  • Sharing
  • Inclusivity
  • Empathy
  • Courage
  • Forgiveness
  • Love
Together these values bring impacted community members together to work through challenging conversations and issues toward a place of intentional listening, equity of voices, mutual understanding, and healing. Participants will be encouraged to listen and speak from their hearts. Peacemaking is not hierarchical, solutions-based, or fact-finding. Instead, it creates shared pathways of knowledge and practice that enable communities to co-exist, recognizing that we are all interconnected.  All participation is consensual.

Peacemaking has proven instrumental in effecting substantive change in colleges and universities whose community members experience harm and conflict, and thus holds the promise of a cultural shift in the ways we interact with each other. 

Online Educational Training for Campus Leaders: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights on Title VI

The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) facilitated an online training for campus leaders on the background of the OCR, a university’s legal obligations under Title VI, and examples of OCR investigations of complaints alleging descrimination based on shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics. Attorneys Dr. Michael Chang and Maria Asturias shared resources on how the OCR can support campus leaders through these difficult times on U.S. campuses.

Presenters: 
Michael Chang, Ph.D., J.D., Staff Attorney
Maria Asturias, J.D., Senior Attorney

OCR Resources:

Online Educational Event: Antisemitism - Addressing the Current Moment

An online educational event facilitated by Vlad Khaykin, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director of Programs on Antisemitism.

Presenter:
Vlad Khaykin

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Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm

 ADL Resources:

  • The Anti-Defamation League has created an online self-paced Antisemitism on College Campus Module for students. You may find the module here.
  • For faculty and staff, the Anti-Defamation League has created an online self-paced module called "Antisemitism 101 in the Workplace." You may find the module here.

 


Event Recording

Online Educational Event: Islamophobia - Addressing the Current Moment

An online educational event facilitated by Maha Elgenaidi, Founder & Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group (ING).

Presenter:
Maha Elgenaidi

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Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

 


Event Recording

 

Online Educational Event: Free Speech in Times of Conflict

An online educational event facilitated by Emerson Sykes, a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University (NYU), who will share his expertise around free speech, as protected by the First Amendment, within the context of higher education during times of conflict.

Facilitator:
Emerson Sykes, J.D.
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Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 


Event Recording

 

Online Educational Event: Dialoguing Across Differences in Times of Conflict

An online educational event facilitated by the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC).

How do we have difficult, yet respectful and even productive, conversations with people who hold different views than ours, especially when discussing topics of great importance? Join conflict resolution experts from the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC). Saima Nasim and Dr. Bob Berk will share techniques and concepts for navigating differences constructively, preparing you to manage situations of conflict with confidence, both now and in the future. Discover the art of effective, respectful dialogue that fosters mutual understanding and empathy, even amidst conflict. Enhance your skills to build belonging through more inclusive communities.

Facilitators: 
Saima Nasim, Trainer, NCRC
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Dr. Bob Berk, Trainer, NCRC
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Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.


Event Recording


In-Person Training Opportunities

In-person trainings are now available, please register below to participate. Registration is limited to 30 people per session. If you are unable to register, please email us at vcedi-events@ucsd.edu to be added to the waiting list.

For Students

For Staff and Faculty