Events & Activities

Upcoming Events



Provide information to ORA staff about current events and learning opportunities offered by the University or ORA. The newsletter will also contain unique articles (from other publications or original) emphasizing the importance of different points of view and backgrounds in the work environment.

Past Events & Activities

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January 2023


A broad overview of the history of the British Empire, and its afterlives in the present. The talk will cover the violent rise of the British Empire to global power in the nineteenth century, British colonialism in Asia and Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, decolonisation, and forms of neo-colonialism that persist in the present. Throughout, we will reflect on the relation between imperialism, racial capitalism, and the environment, considering how the British Empire has been central to the expansion of global inequality, racial injustice, and the climate crisis.

August 2022

Frontline - PBS Documentary, NRA Under Fire: Reactions on Recent Shootings

Viewing of the documentary followed up by a discussion

May 2022

Adam Ruins Everything Series Viewing

This series included, "Adam Ruins Everything: Voting", "Adam Ruins Everything - America", and "Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins Prisons" with each viewing followed by a discussion.

February 2022

Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten

A viewing of the PBS documentary, "Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten" followed up by a discussion

February 2022

How to Lead Discussions About Racism: A Primer for Facilitators

In this training, facilitators learned how to set the stage to facilitate open-hearted conversations around race,

April 2021

Fake News Discussion

Dr. Miller will present to our group with the goal of introducing ORA staff to this topic to become better news consumers.

Spring 2021

Wondrous Worlds Exhibition

It will explore the long history, vast geographic expanse, and remarkable diversity of works of art in the Islamic world.

Spring 2021

CECR a and Unconscious Bias Training for Leadership and Staff

March 2021

Pronouns Training

Ms. Pendleton, Assistant Director from the office of LGBT life will present on the importance of using the correct pronouns to address our colleagues.

February 2021

Needs Assessment Survey

We want to give the staff an opportunity to share how they would like to engage with the SJWG to align with goals of One ORA, and to learn about their interests and training needs.

December 2020

Danny Lyon Photographs from the 1960s

Presented in collaboration with the Carlos Museum. Led by Andrea Mackenzie, Carlos Museum Curator, who explained the work of Danny Lyon, renowned photographer for his work of the Civil Rights Movement leaders