The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (Office of Human Resources) is excited to announce a new initiative: Coffee Chat
Coffee Chat, hosted by the HR-EDI Office, aims to build a more inclusive and interconnected community on campus and the greater Tallahassee area. Separate from the EDI Lunch & Learn Series (intended to promote resources on campus that support underrepresented faculty, staff, and students), “Coffee Chat” is intended to foster relationships and build connections both across campus and the local area.
Coffee Chat will be hosted on the first Friday of the month from 8:30am EST – 9:00am EST.
Guests will range from university faculty, staff, and community entities. Each Coffee Chat guest will answer the following three questions:
- What’s new?
- What should we learn?
- What should we share?
Coffee Chat is a part of the HR-EDI Office’s effort to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community in alignment with the Diversity & Inclusion goal of the university’s strategic plan. We believe that goal extends beyond the campus grounds and that part of employee belonging is connecting to the community beyond the workplace.
If you have ideas for future Coffee Chat sessions, please email Betsy Staudt Willet, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Chat Schedule
The Zoom link for the Coffee Chat Series is: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/9043776003
Past Coffee Chats:
March 4: Barbara Wescott, founder and executive director of Women Wednesdays
April 1: Shaikh Abid Wahab, Islamic Center of Tallahassee
April 15 (8:30 am - 9 am): Robert Cohen, Tallahassee Jewish Federation
May 6: Maggie McColley, Alliance Française de Tallahassee
May 20: Florida Emancipation Day with Amanda Hamon, The Grove Museum
June 3: Capital City Chamber
July 8: Katelyn Wonsock, Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals
August 5: Aurora Hansen, Asian Coalition of Tallahassee
October 7: Lashawn Gordon, United Partners for Human Services
November 4: Alex Spencer, founder of Common Ground Books
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