The Root of It: Decolonizing Curriculum and Organizational Practices in STEM

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    • Tuesday March 30, 2021
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Virtual Event - see description for participation info
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Lisa Accardi
Megan McDevitt


Summary Sentence: Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM - Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin

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Skyller Walkes, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, College of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Pharmacy Practice
The University of Texas at Austin

Many organizations are actively working on diversity, equity, and inclusion, but how does this work differ from decolonization and anti-racism? In this webinar, Skyller Walkes will explore the differences and outline how you and your institution can create paths to engagement, at both the individual and organizational level, with honesty and accountability. Learn how to fully integrate restorative efforts into practices, outreach, pedagogy, and action that will make a lasting change for your organization.

Skyller Walkes is a profoundly impassioned diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion leader who champions critical dialogue with the hopes of impacting positive change within shared communities. As a graduate of the adult, professional, and community education doctoral program at Texas State University, her scholarship focuses on critical race theory, Afro-Latinx identity, art activism, race, and intersectionality.

In her current role as the inaugural assistant dean of diversity and inclusion and assistant professor of instruction in the college of pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, Walkes serves as chief spokesperson of the college of pharmacy on diversity and inclusion, while bringing leadership, vision, integrity, and an intentionally inclusive team-oriented philosophy to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion efforts. This encompasses areas of recruitment, selection, appointment, and retention of diverse students, faculty and staff, while promoting a culturally responsive approach to pedagogical and andragogical development in the healthcare sciences.

If you can’t get into the Zoom webinar, you can also watch live on our Facebook page.

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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

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