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Our TODOS initiative focuses on results/outcomes of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion measures put in place to remove the barriers keeping students and educational institutions of diverse economic, educational, ethnic, and social backgrounds from studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. We created the TODOS Sounding Board Webinar Series to discuss topics surrounding D/E/I in the field of international education. You can find various resources from the series below.

2022 WEBINAR SERIES & COMMUNITY DISCUSSION SCHEDULE

You can view all upcoming TODOS Sounding Board Webinars and Community Discussions below. In addition, we encourage you to also subscribe to our Advisor & TODOS Newsletter so you’re always in the loop on what’s happening.

TOPIC DATE TIME REGISTRATION LINK
What is the Problem with Critical Race Theory (CRT)? A Panel on the Links Between Intercultural Learning, Culture, and Race Wednesday, June 22nd 1:00pm-2:15pm ET Registration Closed
Disrupting Deficit Model Thinking: Affirming ALL Communities in Global Learning Wednesday, October 12th 2:00pm-3:30pm Register Here
Decentering Whiteness in International Education Late Fall 2022 – Exact Date TBD TBD Registration Coming Soon!

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH CRITICAL RACE THEORY (CRT)? A PANEL ON THE LINKS BETWEN INTERCULTURAL LEARNING, CULTURE AND RACE

Wednesday, June 22nd 2022

This interactive webinar will feature a presentation and panel discussion by international educators on critical race theory. Our panelists will give a foundational knowledge of what critical race theory is (and what it is NOT), explore how we can move away from polarizing critical race theory, and analyze its links with intercultural learning, culture and race.  Participants will engage in interactive polling and discussion to raise self-awareness that can help to develop personal implementation strategies that are intercultural and CRT informed.

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WE ARE ALL BIASED, NOW WHAT? COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES TO FACING AND COMBATING OUR UNCONSCIOUS BIASES

Thursday, September 16th 2021

This interactive webinar will feature a presentation and panel discussion by international educators on unconscious and implicit biases. Our panelists will problematize how unconscious and implicit biases undermine study abroad recruitment, advising, programming and why implementing change starts with you. Participants will engage in interactive polling and discussion to raise self-awareness and develop personal implementation strategies.

RESOURCES

Seven Steps to Combat Unconscious Biases:

  1. Acknowledge that we are all biased – as human beings we are prone to mistakes – give yourself room to grow.
  2. Reframe the conversation focus on fair treatment and respect, and away from discrimination and “protected classes.”
  3. Evaluate often – and anonymously.
  4. Build in professional development that targets hidden bias, unfairness and excluding practices.
  5. Create space to file complaints (e.g. BSAE BIAS response form).
  6. Be intentional.  Positive images and stories are key!
  7. Reward or give positive reinforcement to those to step out of their comfort zone to improve diversity.

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Miscellaneous:

  • Project Implicit was founded in 1998 by three scientists – Dr. Tony Greenwald (University of Washington), Dr. Mahzarin Banaji (Harvard University), and Dr. Brian Nosek (University of Virginia). Project Implicit Health (formerly Project Implicit Mental Health) launched in 2011 and is led by Dr. Bethany Teachman (University of Virginia) and Dr. Matt Nock (Harvard University). The mission of Project Implicit is to educate the public about bias and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet. Project Implicit scientists produce high-impact research that forms the basis of our scientific knowledge about bias and disparities. Take the test here.

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LEADING WITH PRIDE: SPOTLIGHTING THE GLOBAL LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Wednesday, June 30th 2021

Join the TODOS Sounding Board as we celebrate the rich diversity of our global LGBTQ+ community. Attendees will participate in LGBTQ+ themed trivia from the US and Spain, and engage with a panel of senior LGBTQ+ self-identified leadership on how to best support LGBTQ+ students and staff in International Education. An interactive video and recipe for a signature LGBTQ+ rainbow sangria will be shared with all registrants.

RESOURCES

Check out our Leading With Pride – Padlet Board for information on how to get in touch with the panelists and our recommendations for LGBTQ+ books, podcasts and other resources. We’ve also linked our Rainbow Sangria video below.

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ADDRESSING RACISM HEAD-ON: WHAT TO DO ABOUT RACISM ONSITE, EVEN IN OUR OWN PROGRAMS

Thursday, April 29th 2021

As International Educators, we need to address the sobering reality that racism exists and can even be exacerbated, not only in the host cultures where our students are studying but even within our own programs overseas. This panel will share their insights, challenges they’ve experienced and discuss some suggestions to combat this problem, including creating a sense of belonging for our students, faculty, and staff.

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Barcelona SAE

Barcelona Study Abroad Experience (SAE) is the leader in Barcelona Study and Intern Abroad. We provide superior quality study and intern abroad program options in Barcelona that incorporate a strong intercultural element for our students. All aspects of the programs incorporate experiential learning and cultural immersion in order to open the eyes of the next generation of leaders to a global world.

The health & safety of our participants is always our #1 priority as we continue to closely monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.VIEW UPDATES