Lunch & Learn

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion hosts several Lunch & Learn sessions throughout the academic year. These workshops are interactive and geared towards faculty and staff. Lunch in form of sandwiches is provided. We have some exiting new topics coming up this year!

January 22, 2018: 12:00-1:30 pm at Sadler Center, Tidewater B. Topic: The New Majority: Understanding Demographic Trends


What will the student/faculty/staff population look like in 2050? This session will explore demographic trends in higher education as it relates to race and ethnic origin and will explore how campus culture can be supportive of the changing campus culture. This workshop will be facilitated by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC). Lunch will be provided.

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February 27, 2018: 12:00-1:30 pm at Sadler Center, Chesapeake C. Topic: 100 Years of Women at William & Mary


In the fall of 1918, 24 women were admitted as undergraduate students at William & Mary, making W&M the first public coeducational university in Virginia.

The women of 1918 began at once to change the university. Excluded at first from participating in most existing activities, the women initiated intramural athletic competitions and organized a Women's Student Government. They were not afraid to be "the first" or to advocate for themselves. Today, women represent 58% of our students. William & Mary women also include professors, deans, coaches, award-winning scientists, playwrights, poets, entrepreneurs, community leaders and more.

During 2018-19, the university will celebrate the accomplishments of the 55,000+ alumnae, and the many women students, faculty and staff of William & Mary. Come hear about the exciting things planned. The Co-Chairs, Jayne Barnard and Valerie Cushman, will be the presenters.

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March 15, 2018: 12:00-1:30 pm at Sadler Center, Chesapeake C. Topic: A Kink in the Rainbow: LGBTQ Quality of Life from the Black Cat Riots to the Pres(id)ent


There’s an old country saying that the modern LGBTQ community rekindles with every setback: you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain. Join Linda Knight and Eric Garrison, Co-Chairs for EqualityWM, for this enlightening Lunch and Learn to uncover the oppression, liberation, and yes, oppression that LGBTQ persons in America have faced under five decades of post-Kennedy Presidents. 

After a brief overview of those past uprisings and current downturns, the organizers and attendees will crowdsource ways that the Green & Gold of today can support that rainbow of tomorrow.  

This workshop will be facilitated by EqualityWM. Lunch will be provided.

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