Community Discussion: Inclusion & Belonging in Times of Global Crisis
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Inclusion & Belonging in Times of Global Crisis: Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic
From Live Session on March 26, 2020

Session Description: 

As we grapple with the impact COVID-19 has on our institutions/organizations as well as on our colleagues and students, international educators remain committed to taking the lead in fostering a sense of inclusion and belonging in the wake of the concerning rise of xenophobia and racism as well as supporting students who may not have the support structures to navigate this crisis. While administrators are understandably swamped with ensuring their students are healthy, there are real challenges our international and domestic students may face within and beyond our campus communities. Join Diversity Abroad for a complimentary community discussion to support one another during these unprecedented times, share ideas and explore strategies for fostering inclusion & belonging in times of global crisis.


  • Eduardo Contreras Jr., Ed.D., International Programs and Studies, Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity and Inclusion - University of Portland 
  • Andrew Gordon, CEO & Founder - Diversity Abroad 
  • Asabe Poloma, Ph.D., Associate Dean for International Students & Director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Program - Brown University 

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