The Diversity Lecture Series is intended to give insight and understanding of multicultural issues to the University of Pennsylvania. The series is designed to introduce an essential component of education in helping to encourage civil debate, broaden the basis for critical thought and promote cultural understanding.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wendell Pritchett
Dean, Penn Law
Location: Penn Law Golkin 100 / Michael Fitts Auditorium
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topic: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Rudi Altamirano, Ph.D.
Director, International Student & Scholar Services
Location: Penn Bookstore, 2nd floor meeting room
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Topic: MLK Symposium on Social Justice Becoming A Just Community: Social Justice and Communication
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Friday, March 6, 2015

Baligh R Yehia, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Location: Penn Bookstore,
2nd floor conference room
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Topic: LGBT Health in Contemporary Society

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Rev. Charles L. Howard, Ph.D
University Chaplain
Location: Penn Bookstore,
2nd floor conference room
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Topic: The Cosmopolitan Community of Faith: Respecting, Growing from, and Embracing
our Religious and Spiritual Differences


Here at University of Pennsylvania, we realize that our educational offerings and workshops are fundamental to maintaining an environment free from discriminatory harassment and retaliation. Managers, supervisors, faculty, deans, directors, and department heads are partners with our theme in ensuring that their employees are informed of the University’s policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The Office of Student Affairs is the resource for providing this information to the student body.

The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs (OAA/EOP) is responsible for providing educational training programs to assist members of the University community in understanding discrimination, harassment and retaliation. In addition we offer information on how to address behaviors that violate University policies, and how to be proactive in creating a respectful and productive work environment.

Below is a list of training sessions offered by our office. Please click on the title for further information on the training (PDFs):

Each of these trainings can be tailored to meet the needs of your department. To request a training session, please contact OAA/EOP at (215) 898-6993 or by email at Office of Affirmation Action and Equal Opportunity Programs