Creating Inclusive Community

Creating Inclusive Community

The Creating Inclusive Community (CIC) initiative offers several ways to get connected in examining privilege and taking action. Learn more about how to get involved below. 

 Apply for the CIC Mini Course

Interested in getting connected to Creating Inclusive Community? Apply to take the Spring 2019 mini course. Immerse yourself in a class designed around learning more about yourself and others. 

  • Engage in powerful dialogue in community in this Spring mini-course, “Understanding, Respecting, and Connecting: Examining Privilege and Taking Action.”
  • Experience the power and challenges of privilege in all its forms by attending a diversity conference off-campus.
  • Put your new knowledge to work on campus through a student-driven diversity and inclusion initiative.
  • Create change through student-led action projects.
  • Share your knowledge and experience via 2019 Stander Symposium
  • Coordinate a student-led conference in Fall 2019.
 The mini course is on Tuesdays from 5:05pm-6:20pm in Rike 206




2018 Creating Inclusive Community Conference

The 2018 Creating an Inclusive Community (CIC) Conference, Let's Talk: Serious Comedy will be held Saturday, November 10 in Jesse Phillips Humanities Center.

Join us for the Keynote Speaker, Maz Jobrani, part of the Fall 2018 Speaker Series
Wednesday, November 14
7:00pm in the KU Ballroom 

Maz Jobrani is an Iranian-American comedian and actor. He is a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour and has had three Showtime comedy specials: Brown and Friendly, I Come in Peace, and most recently, I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV, based on his best-selling book of the same name. He is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me and has given two TED Talks. Jobrani’s comedy pulls from his background as an Iran-born immigrant raised in Northern California. Jobrani’s first original Netflix comedy special Immigrant is currently available for streaming.

Participants can earn 2 PATH credits by attending both Workshop 1/Caucusing and Workshop 2/Caucusing.  

REGISTER for the Morning Session (9:00am-12:00pm) HERE.
REGISTER for the Afternoon Session (1:00pm-4:00pm) HERE

2018 CIC Conference Schedule:

9:00am-9:30am: Registration
9:30am-9:45am: Opening Remarks by Dr. Larry Burnley
9:50am-11:05am: Workshop Session 1 
11:10am-12:10pm: Group Caucusing 
12:15pm-1:15pm: Lunch
1:20pm-2:35pm: Workshop Session 2
2:40pm-3:40pm: Group Caucusing 
3:40pm-4:00pm: Closing Remarks


Workshop Session 1 Topics:

  • Inclusivity and Sensitivity in the LGBTQ+ Community
  • Strategies for Surviving Holiday Breaks at Home: How to talk with family and friends about privilege and oppression
  • Food Inequity: We Designed It This Way
  • Self-reflective Responses toward a Critical Theory of Love on College Campuses to Acknowledge, Engage and Affirm Personhood in Shared Spaces
  • White Anti-Racism 101 (WAR 101)


Workshop Session 2 Topics: 

  • Intersectionality as a Framework for Creating Inclusive Community
  • Importance of Black Organizations to Black Student Belonging
  • Sustainability: Not Just for the Modern-Day Hippie
  • Self-Discovery

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