Inclusive Islander Network

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Contact Us Today! 

Delaney Foster
Student Engagement Coordinator 
(361) 825-3925
Delaney.Foster@tamucc.edu
University Center 206F

Sara Hernandez
Inclusion Educator 
(361) 825-6251 
shernandez60@islander.tamucc.edu
University Center 206B

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The Inclusive Islanders are a network of students, staff and faculty who strive to create an environment of inclusion and affirmation.

Inclusive Islanders do their best to exemplify respect and equality toward those around them, and are working hard to make sure that the Island is a great place to live, learn, and grow!

Inclusive Islander Events

Unschooled

The Inclusive Islander Network hosts monthly informative discussions regarding culture. In addition to fun and relevant topics, we also prodive free lunch! For more information or to register through OrgSync visit our unschooled page HERE.

Lavender Celebration

Lavender Celebration honors students that are a part of the LGBTQ+ community by recognizing their contributions to Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and celebrating their unique identity! If you are interested in attending click HERE.

Become an Inclusive Islander Today!

Complete one or more of our offered trainings to join the Inclusive Islander Network! You may choose whichever training most interests you or is most relevant to you. For more information contact us or stop by our offices in the University Center!

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A great base level training designed to expose faculty, staff, and students to the basics of inclusion and social justice, including a focus on inclusive behavior, appropriate vocabulary, a review of microagressions, and self-reflection. Participants will be considered an Inclusive Islander & receive an exclusive sticker & pin to advertise this training. Features a built-in assessment approved for 2016-2017 student learning outcome 6.

Duration of one hour, and is best combined with Value Inclusion as a part two.

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Value Inclusion builds on Create Inclusion by continuing the discussion of microagressions, with a special focus on our TAMU-CC student demographics, issues unique to this region, and additional discussion of gender & racial stereotypes. Involves a “stereotype smash” activity and reflection piece. Participants will be considered an Inclusive Islander & receive an exclusive sticker & pin to advertise this training. What is a microagression? Hear from the expert, Professor Derald Wing Sue HERE. Features a built-in assessment approved for 2016-2017 student learning outcome 6.

Duration of one hour.

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A sociological discussion of the differences in race & ethnicity, as well as the presence those stereotypes hold in society & an individual’s life. Includes discussion of inclusive practices for students, faculty, and staff, and an examination of one’s own cultural upbringing. Participants will be considered an Inclusive Islander & receive an exclusive sticker & pin to advertise this training.

Duration of one hour.

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Designed to help student organizations how to develop, plan, and implement programming & other initiatives that are inclusive.

Duration of one hour.

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Perfect for a staff or other group development, this training focuses on how we communicate with one another, which can be full of assumptions and misunderstandings. Highlights the way people can be saying the same thing with different words. Highly engaging and active training.

Duration of thirty minutes.

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Participants will be considered as “Safe Zone trained” after completion of this workshop and will receive exclusive stickers & pins to advertise this training. This training focuses on the appropriate use of vocabulary specific to the LGBTQ+ community, brief overview of history and current law, and a sociological perspective overview of sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity. Learn about the fallacy of the gender binary and how to best support LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. All persons welcome. Features a built-in assessment approved for 2016-2017 student learning outcome 5.

Duration of two hours & 30 minutes.

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A high-energy and interactive workshop highlighting the origins of gender stereotypes and how to understand an individual’s role when dealing with stereotypes. Also discusses some basics of appropriate terminology for those who do not identity within the gender binary, and more closely examples the fallacy of the gender binary. Cumulates in a stereotype dissolving activity!

Duration of one hour.

The Modern Feminist

All are welcome in this discussion of the role of the modern woman. We discuss stereotypes, history of women’s rights in America, gender-based inequity and what the participant can do to change this! Participants will be considered an Inclusive Islander & receive a demarking sticker & pin to advertise this training.

Duration of one hour.

 Men and Masculinity

All are welcome in this discussion of the role of the modern man. We will examine the ruse of the “standard” male identity, and help all participants better understand the changing role that the male identity holds in society. Participants will be considered an Inclusive Islander & receive a demarking sticker & pin to advertise this training.

Duration of one hour.

Upcoming Open Trainings

All our trainings are available for groups or organizations to request, but we offer open trainings for anyone who is interested in joining!! 

Friday October 27, 2017                                Friday January 19, 2018

Gender in General                                            Create Inclusion

 

Wednesday February 21, 2018                      Monday March 26, 2018

Race & Ethnicity in America                               The Modern Feminist (This training is part of Women's History Month)

 

Inclusive Islander Network in the News

National Coming Out Day!

Read about the National Coming Out Day event held on campus, and the Inclusive Islander Network's participation in this fun event! 

Coming Out Day Article

Commuting?

For Students at a Distance: Inclusive Islander trainings will be available via webex upon request.  Notice is required at least three working days in advance to ensure the training is held in a venue that will support webex participation.

Searching for a gender inclusive or family restroom? Check out our handy map!