The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team invites UvA students and staff for five Diversity & Inclusion lunches. Everybody is welcome, though we especially invite those who are committed to working in cultural change, inclusion, equity, decolonization and awareness around diversity-related topics. We would like to gather the knowledge and strengths of students and staff, and find ways in which we can empower and support each other in the process of cultural change at the UvA.
At the first lunch on 28 November 2019 we explored what the state of diversity and inclusion at the UvA is and what topics are relevant at this moment. The themes of the other lunches shall correspond with the topics that came out of the first lunch. Through these meetings, we can co-create what is missing, what can be improved around these themes and talk about what still needs to be done. Since the first lunch shall be centered around gathering input on the current state of diversity and inclusion at the UvA, we invite students and staff to give input around topics they find important to talk about.
The main goal of these meetings is to work together in the process of cultural change at the UvA. Aside from this, other aims are:
Date: Thursday 18th of May 2020.
Time: 12:00 - 13:30.
Location: Due to the coronavirus, this gathering will be held online. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the lunch.
Theme: The theme of this virtual lunch is about diversity in times of Corona. During this lunch we want to create a space in which we can discuss the effects of the pandemic on students and staff across areas as accessibility, mental health, working/studying from home, and many more. The D&I Lunch will be a listening space for many concerns that have been raised. See the list of concerns regarding equity, diversity and inclusion in times of corona here.