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promotediversity1Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Language and Culture Classroom

Friday, April 8, 2022

Conference over Zoom

Rutgers University and Farmingdale State College, SUNY

Organizers: Carmela Scala (Rutgers University) and Chiara De Santi (Farmingdale State college, SUNY)

Moments of crisis such as a global pandemic have the undesired effect of fueling other internal conflicts in societies that already face issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These years of the pandemic have laid bare divisive situations in many societies due to racial conflicts and endemic inequalities affecting large parts of the populations that are being often discriminated against on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, or political and religious beliefs. As part of a vast interconnected ecosystem, we thrive when we can live harmoniously and interact with others. Sadly, this is not always the case, particularly not at this time. As often happens when we face challenging times, we question the fundamental values upon which we base our existence and can lose faith in the possibility of coexisting peacefully. As educators, we have a unique opportunity to shape minds, and we should use our position to promote positive changes in our societies. It is important that we create an environment in which all of our students feel recognized, heard, and respected. This conference explores how academia, and especially language and culture educators, can use the classroom as a platform for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion by including it in the curriculum. We welcome both theoretical and practical approaches; papers can be about a specific approach or about strategies and practices that have been successful in promoting DEI in the classroom. Contributions from any language and culture are welcome.  

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Food for Thought

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Tuesday, April 12th at 12:00pm

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rutgers day


Saturday, April 30, 2022 10am-4pm


Italian Music and Coffee Culture

Have you heard about the Sanremo Festival? Listen to some music, get a fun Spotify playlist, and learn about diverse and unique artists from Sanremo 2022. Caffeinate your language skills with the Italian Dept. as you learn about the coffee culture of Italy.