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Critical Conversation #1
December 14, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fostering diversity and inclusion in thinking, language, and behaviors regarding our bodies and movements: What we have learned in the Kinesiology program
An important component to healthy movement and personal wellness involves the relationship we each have with our body, which can be devalued via cultural, non-inclusive stimuli. Non-inclusive language and behaviors are unique to kinesiology settings and populations, and effective strategies to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of Kinesiology should be framed within individual wellness and community well-being. Kinesiology faculty at WSU have developed strategic initiatives to better inform and train students and soon-to-be Kinesiology professionals to communicate in more inclusive ways and create safe and empowering Kinesiology settings.
Christopher P. Connolly, FACSM
Associate Professor, Kinesiology
Director, Kinesiology Graduate Program
The Equity and Inclusion Webinar Series focuses on fostering diversity and inclusion within the academic community. The series features presentations on topics such as diversity in kinesiology, addressing exclusion in public spaces, instructional practices in post-secondary education, and collaborative conversations for equity in education. This platform showcases the expertise of WSU colleagues and graduate students, contributing significantly to advancing equity and inclusion within the university.