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#GOODMUSLIMBADMUSLIM: BEING ACTIVISTS, COMEDIANS, WOMEN & MUSLIMS IN AMERICA - Feb 16, 2017
Hosts Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh of the popular podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim talk about what it means to be activists, comedians, women and Muslims in the US. They'll discuss what it means to be a "good Muslim" and provide their views on the perception of Muslims in the US.
BREAKING THE SILENCE: EXPLORING CLASS & MERITOCRACY AT WHARTON AND BEYOND - Feb 15, 2017
57% of Wharton students feel that the school does not do an adequate job of addressing socioeconomic status and 40% of our classmates have felt some level of discrimination based on their socioeconomic status according to this year's Diversity & Inclusion Survey. Join us for a discussion that will explore the historical context and government policies that have engendered socioeconomic inequality as well as the opportunity to hear from a panel of our Wharton classmates to learn about their perceptions of socioeconomic diversity at Wharton and beyond.
ASK ME ANYTHING: I’M A MUSLIM - Feb 14, 2017
A panel of Muslims from a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and cultures will share their stories briefly, and discuss Islam in a contemporary context. Questions from the audience will be fielded both directly or anonymously.
ALLYSHIP AT WHARTON AND BEYOND W/ DEAN HOWIE KAUFOLD & DR. MARYBETH GASMAN - Feb 14, 2017
Please join Dean Howie and Dr. Marybeth Gasman, Professor of Higher Education and Director of Penn's Centerfor Minority-Serving Institutions, for an actionable discussion on allyship and the tangible ways you can advocate for and support your peers, the Wharton community and marginalized groups in the population at large.
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS IN ORGANIZATIONS WITH DR. SIGAL BARSADE AND JEFF KLEIN - Feb 13, 2017
This presentation and discussion provides an overview of the subconscious psychological processes collectively known as unconscious or implicit bias. The effects of unconscious bias in organizations and strategies to manage or reduce bias in individuals and organizations will also be discussed.
DECONSTRUCTING OUR IDENTITIES - Feb 13, 2017
Our identities are complex and messy, yet powerful. They can empower us as much as they can impede us. This session will enable us to think critically about the power in our identities. Come hear from classmates about their experiences and participate in an interactive exercise around how different elements of our identities shape our choices and life outcomes.
Exploring Religious Identities - Dec 7, 2016
In light of a recent surge in religiously-motivated hate crimes in the U.S., it is evident that religion continues to be one of the biggest causes of divisions both in the U.S. and around the world. Join us for an opportunity to learn from your Wharton classmates as they share what their religious beliefs mean to them and how religion has shaped their experiences personally, professionally and at Wharton. The panel will feature representatives from several religious clubs at Wharton - the Muslim Students Network, Jewish Association of MBAs (JAMBA), Wharton Christian Fellowship, Catholic Club, and the Latter-day Saint Student Association. This event is open to all graduate students and is co-funded by GAPSA.
The "Model Minority" Speaks Out: A Dialogue on Asians in America - Nov 10, 2016
Wharton Emeritus Professor Peter Linneman's recent discriminatory remarks about Chinese men (see WSJ) do not reflect our school's values of diversity and inclusion. We invite students, faculty, and administration to learn more about the history of anti-Asian discrimination in the US to become informed and help create a more inclusive community - at Wharton and beyond. Join ROE, Wharton Asian American Association of MBAs (WAAAM), Greater China Club (GCC), and Asia Club, and leave with the data and actionable steps on how you can be an ally!
International Week Storytellers event - nov 9, 2016
Join Storytellers Club, ROE, and the International Week team for a storytellers event about "home." Home can mean many things to many different people. What does home mean to you? Have you ever adjusted to a new home in a new country? What challenges have you faced moving to the US from abroad? Come hear your classmates tell stories about what home means to them.
Why Wharton Wore Black: Race and Policing in America - sep 29, 2016
Last week, hundreds of your classmates wore black to school. Come understand why this is important to you as a future business and community leader. Join AAMBAA, ROE, and WGA in a conversation with your classmates about race and policing in America. Leave with more information about this issue and actionable steps on how you can be an ally. Thanks to Europa, MENA, WAAAM, WASA, WHAMBAA, WHALASA, WWIB, Boxing, and Rugby for their support of this event.
ROE Week - Feb 15-18, 2016
A week of events related to diversity and inclusion such as:
- Showcasing the Return on Equality: The Business Case for Inclusion
- Unpacking Identity: The Influence of Privilege
- Diverse Perspectives on Leadership: Leading in Times of Ambiguity
- Leading with Purpose: How to be an Advocate in the Classroom
- Return on Equality Pub
- Humans of Wharton: Stories of Empathy and Diversity Across Wharton