Lost + Found: Faculty + Staff Summer Care Discussion Series
Exploring what we've lost and found (Discussion 1 of 4)
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 · 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Registration is closed but if you still want to join, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can include you!
We have collectively hit weary - some of us have been there for a long time. The need for community and the need for care is (and has been) palpable.We see you. We believe you. You matter. We want to come together with you and for you in all the ways you’re showing up right now.
In order to do this, the Women’s Center is providing care space this summer for faculty and staff to be in community together as we continue remote work, distance learning, and navigating the ever-evolving context in which our lives go on. We invite faculty and staff interested in coming together to explore various topics like grief + loss, empathy, wholeness, and showing up for others and how these experiences intersect with the necessary physical isolation of working and living through a pandemic. This care space will also be intentional in holding space to explore the ways in which these topics intersect and inform our experiences with the movement for racial justice, healing, and accountability.
The first discussion in our 4-part series will explore the concept and feelings associated with “lost and found” inspired by Media Communications Studies’ Dr. Rebecca Adelman’s project “Coronavirus Lost and Found,” an online public archive where anyone can log anything they've lost or found because of the pandemic. Our large group discussion will begin with Dr. Adelman guiding us through her project and inviting us to inventory what we’ve lost and found over the past several months before breaking into small group discussions that will allow participants to discuss and make meaning out of their inventory with others.
To RSVP, please click the "Going" button AND complete the pre-discussion survey to rank your first and second choice breakout groups. In order to participate, please be sure to complete this google form no later than Thursday, June 25th. Only those who have completed the form, will receive the webex link to join the discussion slated for June 30th.
For more information about the Faculty + Staff Summer Care Series, visit our myUMBC post. Please note that you do not need to attend all 4 discussions in order to participate.
The other 3 discussion sessions will be posted soon and will meet on July 9th, July 21st, and August 5th.