Nebraska Community of Learners — Understanding Diversity through Education

A community of learners dedicated to understanding diversity through education. The series of virtual conversations are intended to help students, faculty, staff, alum and the greater community understand and embrace the opportunities we have to create a greater sense of inclusion for all. #NCLUDE is a space to talk candidly about inclusive excellence being a part of our everyday interactions.

Mission

To promote inclusive excellence leveraging the voices, expertise, skills and experiences of each member, supporting one another through conversation. To facilitate mindfulness and a cognitive shift toward inclusion.

Vision

To be a supportive inclusive community that is strengthened by differences, innovation, risk-taking and conversation.

We strive to be an organic group and encourage members to participate and contribute by providing educational and informational resources. The objective is to grow together, by sharing our experiences and expertise on inclusive practices.

How It Works

#NCLUDE is an opportunity for participants to contribute to ongoing resources related to inclusive excellence and to connect the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to the expanded community. Each session will present opportunities for individuals to be guest presenters, topic facilitators and provide workshops to promote dialogue that highlights the importance and the power of inclusion. We are looking to engage, learn and grow together.

Join Us

When you sign up to join #NCLUDE, you will receive access to collaborate and share resources on inclusive practices.  Meeting information for each session will be sent a few days prior to the session date to all individuals who have signed up for #NCLUDE. We encourage you to participant in as many sessions as your schedule allows. You may sign up at any time to be a part of this community.

Upcoming Meetings

April 16, 2021
4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Brown
Topic: How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Pennisi
Topic: Neurodiversity on campus.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Priscilla Grew and Theodore Hibbeler
Topic: Expanding our worldview. Learn how "Metakuye Oyasin: A Lakota Worldview" relates to current environmental and social injustice.

Archived Meetings

February 18, 2021

At the third NCLUDE meeting, Dr. Debra A. Hope and Mr. Nathan Woodruff, founders of Trans Collaborations, shared the story of their friendship and how it became a community-academic partnership that helps transgender and gender diverse people get better health and mental health care.

Trans Collaborations Meeting recording

November 19, 2020

At the second NCLUDE meeting, Dr. Nick Pace facilitated participants in a reflective conversation around white and male privilege. Drawing upon some “flashbulb moments” in his own life and learning journey related to privilege and bias, Dr. Pace invited colleagues to reflect on their own experiences and identities and how we might leverage privilege in the service of others and in support of equity and justice.

Dr. Nick Pace Meeting recording

August 20, 2020

At the inaugural meeting, participants were introduced to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, operational functions, and the mission and framework of NCLUDE. University faculty, staff, students, alumni and the Nebraska community members were introduced to inclusive practices and opportunities for continuous engagement with ODI; including a book group.

Meeting recording

Sign up for #NCLUDE

Begin sharing your thoughts, experiences and resources on inclusive excellence using #NCLUDE.

Join #NCLUDE Reading Group

#NCLUDE members are encouraged to join our reading group.

Contact us with questions

diversity@unl.edu