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Learning Experiences


The Respectful Dialogue Toolkit has been created to help those committed to leading and engaging in important conversations around race and racism, equity, and inclusion. These tools can be adapted for the classroom, the workplace, or a personal conversation with family or friends. This toolkit defines respectful dialogue, provides strategies for nourishing these meaningful conversations, and keeps the community updated with webinars and events to help you further develop your skills. The toolkit was developed in partnership by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning, and University Libraries.




Dr. James H. Bias Affinity Group is put on a Hog Roast this Saturday and wanted to extend an invitation to the veterinary school community. Please see attached and image at the end of this email for details. Contact for more information.


The Community of Inclusion hosted Dr. Allison Ragland, Social Justice Engagement Specialist from the Multicultural Center on Monday, August 26, noon, VMC 100 for the workshop: Who Am I? Who Are You? Who Are We?.




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AAVMC Podcast on Student Wellbeing

How Diversity in the Veterinary World Benefits Everyone, with Allen Cannedy


Diversity and Inclusion on Air - Animal Behavior and Assistance Animals


The Other Side Podcast


AAVMC Diversity and Inclusion on Air

American Association Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) conversations about diversity, inclusion & veterinary medicine

       Soundcloud archives:

       New programs will be advertised on the CVM Diversity and Inclusion events page


Tests / Online Trainings


Implicit Association Test

Implicit Association Test (IAT)


OSU Multicultural Center Resources




(in general, at least 15 minutes of video content should be considered for a learning event. You may combine several shorter videos on one topic or several topic as needed. A single video on any topic may be used as part of a small group discussion and/or facilitated event)


In this brief video, Ritu Bhasin shares three ways you can respond to questions about where you’re “really” from and some tips for people who want to ask about another person’s culture in an inclusive way.


What to do When People Keep Asking Where You're *Really* From


3 Ways to Be a Better Ally In The Workplace


Decoded:  Whitesplaining


What You Don't Know: The Science of Unconscious Bias


AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Addresses the Racial Tension in American Society


Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community - CRS Roll Call Training Video


Why So Few Diversity Candidates Are Hired


What Is Privilege?

Recommend taking the 50 questions yourself, questions found in the ‘see more’


Trans Men Open Up About Their Experiences With Male Privilege


The Danger of a Single Story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TED Talks Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.


The DNA Journey


Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them

Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we've seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Verna Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.


Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave?

The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.


Wade Davis: Cultures at the far edge of the world

With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate.


Pamela Wible: Why doctors kill themselves

Founder of the ideal medical care movement Pamela Wible shares why, in order to heal patients, physicians must first heal their profession – and what can happen if they don’t.


Clint Smith: The danger of silence

"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.


Brené Brown on Blame

You are probably a bit of a blamer - most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty sequel to our most watched RSA Short, inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behaviour.


The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation. Webinar sponsored by the American Public Health Association. To access, click on link and enter name/email.


LGBTQ Health Disparities (Jan 28, 2015)

Partnership between the College of Nursing and Columbus Public Health.




2020 Status Report on Women

As 2020 comes to an end, The Women's Place (TWP) concludes its 20th anniversary celebration.  This year, TWP's Status Report on Women at Ohio State celebrates this anniversary by reflecting on TWP's part in creating a more equitable culture and advancing women at the university.  The report also offers comparative data to evaluate women's employment and promotion at the university over the last 20 years, while highlighting how everyone at Ohio State can contribute to culture change.

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Scientists want to know why a major journal published findings that female mentors may be bad for your career, even after reviewers pointed out flaws in the paper’s methodology and analysis. Nature Communications says it’s investigating

'You Must Retract This Paper'



A group of non-Black scholars, Learning Scientists for Racial Justice, invites other professors to work together to strengthen teaching and take concrete actions in support of Black lives

'Dear Professor': On Anti-Blackness and Learning


Guide To Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth


AVMA Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine

The AVMA strives to promote and maintain diversity and inclusion in the membership of AVMA and in the governance structure and staff of the Association itself.


Guide To Allyship - It’s Time to Talk About Race in the Equine Veterinary Profession



Allyship - an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group



It’s Time to Talk About Race in the Equine Veterinary Profession


What is implicit bias? The invisible racism that makes Black women dread the doctor's office

White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. It's not


"I Was a Low-Income College Student.  Classes Weren’t the Hard Part."  by Anthony Abraham Jack

Click Here to Read Article 


"This institution was never meant for me": the Impact of Institutional Historical Portraiture on Medical Students

Click Here to Read Article


Academic Science Rethinks All-Too-White 'Dude Walls' Of Honor


"Suicide In Our Community"


Coast Guard's Top Officer Pledges "Dedicated Campaign" to Improve Diversity

Rooting out implicit bias in admissions


Mind and Life


(scientific or lay, relevant and appropriate blogs and brief summations)

The Last Slave


Why Black Employees Hesitate to Open Up About Themselves


Being an Effective Ally for Inclusion


How to 'Not Be Rich'


The Starbucks Incident


"They" Pronouns


What Research Tells Us About how Women Are Treated at Work


Yes, You Have Implicit Biases, Too

But Will Her Husband Move?


These Blind Spots Prevent Gender Equality In The Workplace


Bullying and Shaming in Veterinary Medicine - The VBM Podcast with Dr. Betsy Charles


Learning How to Be Together


White privilege: Unpacking the invisible backpack. Peggy McIntosh


An Ivy League Professor On Why Colleges Don't Hire More Faculty of Color: "We don't want them"


Double-blind reviewing at EvoLang 11 reveals gender bias


The Back Page: Embracing Diversity in Veterinary Medicine


Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes


Clinical Crisis: Why Are So Many Veterinarians Committing Suicide?


Being Transgender Is Not a Mental Disorder


Driving a Wedge Between Evidence and Beliefs: How Online Ideological News Exposure Promotes Political Misperceptions


Rule No. 1 for Female Academics: Don’t Have a Baby


The Mathematics Pipeline and Student Diversity: An Uncommon Dialogue