Webinar: Inclusion Week 2021 – Poverty as an Aspect of Diversity
January 22, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Inclusion Week 2021, sponsored by the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is a weeklong celebration featuring events that aim to support and foster diversity and inclusion at Penn State Health, Penn State College of Medicine and the communities those organizations serve. Participants will have the opportunity to learn through meaningful and insightful virtual discussions and presentations on topics that are currently at the forefront of diversity and inclusion.
According to a 2015 article written for the Workforce Diversity Network online publication by Stan Kimer, founder and president of Total Engagement Consulting, when people discuss diversity, they generally are referring to the traditional characteristics of age, gender, gender identity, race and sexual orientation, to name a few. People also generally will include other aspects, such as work background, educational experience and family status. One aspect of diversity that is often overlooked is economic or financial status, particularly those who fall below the poverty level.
This virtual Inclusion Week session will discuss poverty in the US and affected groups and government policies as well as the structural processes that create social inequality and disparities in social and economic resources.
The session will be held via Zoom. Webinar links will be provided in advance of the event for those who register.
The meeting will be recorded, and participation will constitute consent to be recorded.