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    Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up-to-date with Equality news and events in Trinity. If you're a Trinity student or staff member and you'd like your equality-related event or initiative publicised on the Equality Office social media accounts, just email the details to equality@tcd.ie. For full photo albums from Equality Office events, please see our Facebook page.

    2020/21

    March: Webinar - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: How far have we come?

    December: Disability Awareness Week 2020

    November: Town Hall Meeting on Race and Ethnicity

    September: Trinity receives 5 Athena SWAN awards

    Webinar - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: How far have we come?

    Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeOvuO3CLQA

    In this webinar, the former President of Trinity Women Graduates (TWG), Dr Meadhbh Hand, facilitates a discussion with Dr Clodagh Brook, the Trinity Associate Vice Provost for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Dr Vivan Rath, an appointee to the National Disability Stakeholders Group, National Disability Inclusion Strategy Group and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Disability Advisory Committee. Our speakers cover recent developments in these areas, identify some of the challenges overcome and lessons learned in making Trinity a more welcoming and diverse institution, and offer tips and ideas on best practice.

    Speakers:

    0:57 Dr Meadhbh Hand talks about her experiences with Trinity Women Graduates (TWG)

    3:05 Dr Clodagh Brook discusses the progress made in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the University, identifies challenges faced, and shares tips on how to implement change.

    16:49 Dr Vivian Rath speaks about his own journey through higher education as a person with a disability and his research on the sense of belonging among students with disabilities in higher education.

    Town Hall Meeting on Race and Ethnicity, November 20th

    A Town Hall Meeting on Race and Ethnicity was held on 20 November, 2020. The meeting opened a much-needed discussion across the College community – undergraduates, academic and administrative staff, postgraduates and researchers - about race and ethnicity. In June, the Provost and Associate Vice Provost publicly committed to putting resources, energy and time into making Trinity a place that is welcoming for all. The Town Hall is one step in this journey.

    Watch the video here

    The keynote (Professor Rowena Arshad, Chair in Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education at the University of Edinburgh) provides us with an opportunity to listen to lessons from elsewhere. Part 2 was dedicated to exploring experiences in Trinity and plotting ways forward.

    Disability Awareness Week 2020 - Events

     Time  Event Description  Organizer
     Mon 30th   November    
     12:00  Distribution of December Disability Service newsletter to students and staff  Kevan O'Rourke
     Throughout Week  Social Media photo series of students with disabilities (both visible and invisible)  TCDSU, Niamh Herbert
     Throughout Week  Platform series in the University Times, 5 students share their stories  University Times, Niamh Herbert
     Throughout Week  Instagram series ‘Disability Buzz Words’ as Gaeilge and in ISL  TCDSU, Niamh Herbert
     Tues 1st December    
     15:00  Premiere on Trinity Ability Co-op Facebook Live: ‘My Unilife’ Social Media interview with Courtney McGrath and Mary Gerathy  Kevan O’Rourke, Rachel Ni Mhurchu
     Wed 2nd December    
     15:00  Student Wellbeing and Support:  https://www.ahead.ie/memberwebinarseries  Ahead, Speakers Joe Donohue TUD, Declan Reilly Trinity Disability Service
     16:00  Autism Group Drop-in  Clare Malone, Ben Rowsome Trinity Ability Co-op
     Thursday 3rd December  International Day of Persons with Disabilities  
     9:00-10:15

     Webinar: Developing and Evidence Base for the inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Food Security Programming: 

    https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/launch-of-research-partnership-between-wfp-and-trinity-college-dublin-tickets-128483685161

     WFP with TCD (Caroline Jagoe)
     10:00

     Launch of the Trinity Disability Service Strategic Plan 2020-2025 at the Equality Committee

     https://www.tcd.ie/disability/policies/strategic-plan/

     
     13:00-14:00

     Webinar: Building Back Better: Toward a disability-inclusive post COVID-19 Higher Education: 

    https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/building-back-better-toward-a-disability-inclusive-post-covid-19-higher-ed-tickets-130119606245

     Vivian Rath - PhD Candidate Trinity and Trinity Equality Office Trinity
     15:30-17:00

     Webinar: Disability and the ethics of conducting research in higher education:

     https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/disability-and-the-ethics-of-conducting-research-in-higher-education-tickets-129653433911

     Trinity Disability Research Network
     15:00  Trinity Ability Co_op launching ‘Positives of disability’ video  Trinity Ability Co_op www.abilitycoop.com
     16:00  Lighting up of Trinity with purple lights 2020  Niamh Herbert TCD SU Disability officer & Provost Dr. Patrick Prendergast
     Friday 4th December    
     19:30  Final episode of ‘My Unilife’ airs on RTE One  
     Wednesday 9th December     
     17:15

     Classics Department Research Seminar: 

    "Sensing the other: blindness, deafness and appreciating antiquities"

    By Zoom, register on EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/trinity-college-dublin-classics-research-seminar-ellen-adamskcl-tickets 

    Dr. Ellen Adams (KCL)  

    Trinity’s commitment to gender equality recognised by five new Athena SWAN bronze awards

    Five Schools at Trinity – Social Work and Social Policy; Physics; Genetics and Microbiology; Psychology; and Law – have secured bronze Athena SWAN awards in the latest round – the results of which were announced on 28th September.

    Read more here: news_events/articles/Trinity's commitment to gender equality