Who are the featured speakers?
Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kirkland
Keynote Lecture and DOCS Kickoff - "Understanding and Re-imagining Our Commemorative Landscape"
William Sturkey PhD - Award- winning Author, Associate Professor at UNC-CH, Department of History.
Segment I: Gaining Perspective
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 12:05PM - 12:30PM
"A New Power is Rising"
Chris Faison, MA - PhD Candidate, Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, North Carolina State University
Friday, October 2, 2020, 12:00PM - 1:30PM
"Special session in collaboration with Faculty Development Friday"
"Improving the Culture for Black People by Understanding Fit Unconscious Bias and Inequity Regimes"
Tierney J. Bates, EdD, MBA - Assistant Vice Chancellor for Special Projects & Interim Executive Director, University Career Services at UNC-CH.
Monday, October 12, 2020, 12:05PM - 12:30PM
"A Mouthful of Pain: Black Bodies, Medical Indignities, and the Culture of Mistrust"
Eric Williams, M.A, MDiv, PhD, Curator of Religion, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Segment II: Politics, Laws, and History
Monday, October 26, 2020, 12:05PM - 1:30PM
"Leveling Up: Understanding the New Civil Discourse in American Politics"
Andrew J. Perrin, PhD - Director, Institute for The Arts and Humanities, Ruel W. Tyson Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, UNC-CH
"My Perception. your Reality. The Impact of Hegemonic Power on Public Policy."
Louie Rivers, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University;
Segment III: TBD
Sponsored by Carolina Seminars, UNC Office of Inclusive Excellence and the Dental Foundation of North Carolina
Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers, DDS, PhD - Associate Professor and Assistant Dean - Continuing the Discussion in a DOCS Cafe: Forging the Path for the Future of our Profession, Communities and Lives
How can I participate?
This opportunity is open to all faculty students and staff in the UNC-CH campus. Health Affairs students and faculty may also join the cohort for additional collaborative opportunites. In the event that the demand for participation is high, cohort selection will be proportional to the participating schools so that participants span all levels of learning and engagement.
How often will we meet?
The program will meet 2- 3 times a month starting in September through March.
What time of day will the sessions be held?
There will be about 10-12 sessions and each will start at 12:05 PM and end by 12:55 PM. The format will include a short presentation and the "World Cafe" collaborative discussion style (see above). Food will be served for each session for those who are a part of the learning community. ALL others may attend any of the lectures. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the food service will be suspended until further notice.
Is there course credit for participation?
Currently the DOCS Program will fulfill the Adams School of Dentistry Diversity Training/ Competency requirement for all DDS and DH students. Faculty and staff of the ASoD are encouraged to complete sessions in accordance with their Division / Unit Lead faculty / staff development participation goal. These requirements are to maintain the collaborative interactions and Professional Learning Community effectiveness while achieving an inclusive and equitable culture.