Below are community events that are sponsored by the Task Force on Promoting Community and Safety or that are fully organized and directed by other campus groups to promote community and safety in a manner that is consistent with the spirit and mission of the task force.

Schedule and offerings are subject to change.

January

January 17, 2024 - Bystander Intervention to Stop Hate and Harassment on Campus
This opportunity is one of Right to Be's many free bystander intervention webinars that are open to the general public. Register here.

January 25, 2024 - Bystander Intervention to Stop Antisemitic Harassment
This opportunity is one of Right to Be's many free bystander intervention webinars that are open to the general public. Register here.

January 25, 2024 - Interfaith America Listening Session
This facilitated listening session creates an important opportunity for community dialogue. Registration links have been shared directly with students, faculty and staff.

January 26, 2024 - Bystander Intervention to Stop Islamophobic and Xenophobic Harassment
This opportunity is one of Right to Be's many free bystander intervention webinars that are open to the general public. Register here.

January 26, 2024 - Interfaith America Listening Session
This facilitated listening session creates an important opportunity for community dialogue. Registration links have been shared directly with students, faculty and staff.

January 26, 2024 - Microaggressions and Bias in the Classroom
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Online
This webinar will be offered to Oxy faculty and staff and will help participants build the empathetic skills to help interrupt microaggressions when they occur in the classroom or among colleagues. Register here.

February

February 13, 2024 - Challenging Islamophobia and Antisemitism
Time: Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Lower Herrick
Zack Ritter, Ph.D., and Marium Mohiuddin will lead this in-person opportunity for Oxy students to gain an understanding of the historic antecedents of misunderstandings and myths directed toward Muslim and Jewish folks. Participants will also gain clarity around not only the histories of anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim hate, but tools and techniques for disrupting Islamophobic and Antisemitic behaviors. Additional details and registration information will be shared at a later date.

March

March 5, 2024 (students) and March 6, 2024 (faculty and staff) - Addressing and Challenging Bias on Campus
Nick Daily will lead this session for the Oxy Community and will explore relevant history and contemporary bias dynamics within the U.S. education system, engage in personal identity development and reflection, and can apply these learnings to the Oxy Community past, present, and future. Additional details and registration information will be shared at a later date.

April

April 3, 2024 - Campus Crisis, Power Sharing, and Talking Across Difference
Zack Ritter will lead this session for the Oxy Community and will equip students, faculty, and staff with skills to dialogue across differences around controversial issues and build understanding between groups. Additional details and registration information will be shared at a later date.