1. K-State home
  2. »APDesign
  3. »Foundations of Inclusion, Equity, and Justice

College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Foundations of Inclusion, Equity, and Justice

Carrie Zimmerman*Carrie Zimmerman has over 18 years experience consulting and administration work in higher education and the non-profit sector. For 10 years she worked as the Director of the First Year Experience, Assistant Dean of Student Development, and Director of Transitions. Carrie founded Uncommon Programs and Consulting 8 years ago to address growing needs within universities to build communities of inclusivity and diversity, rebuild structures and systems that don't support equitable and just environments, and support each member of the community. She has extensive experience leading strategic planning retreats, facilitating training sessions, and guiding difficult conversations. Her goal is to help empower administrators, governing boards, staff, faculty and students to thrive in their careers, embrace their own unique gifts, and be courageous in the face of injustice, bias, and hate. In addition to her work in Higher Education, she has run a resource center for the homeless, and summer camps for teenagers. She has led hundreds of retreats and workshops, guided college trips to four continents and has spoken to thousands of students, faculty, and administrators in her career.

Carrie is a proud graduate of Vanderbilt University and Texas Christian University.

Funding for Foundations of Inclusion, Equity and Justice comes from the
K-State Diversity Programming Committee of the SGA  

Previous sessions: 

Monday, September 21 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Reader's Theater facilitated by Carrie Zimmerman

This event will be a dramatic reading and facilitated conversation, focusing on identity, inclusivity and belonging on the K-State campus. This presentation will set the stage for additional dialog during the week.  
VIDEO

Tuesday, September 22 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Foundations for Diversity Dialogue 

Building a community that is diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just requires a foundation of common knowledge. Are there questions you want to ask about racism or racial justice but don’t know where to start? Do you want to deepen your knowledge and understanding about diversity, equity, and inclusion? Join us for a foundational conversation about the history and definitions of racism, prejudice, micro-aggressions, white privilege, justice, equality and equity.  
VIDEO

Tuesday, September 22 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Can Politics be Civil in 2020?

The 2020 presidential election and the partisan divide over the COVID-19 pandemic and race relations in America have shined a spotlight on what we have known for some time: American politics is increasingly polarized, our political communication is disrespectful, and thoughtful dialogue feels scarce. Join us as we discuss how to debate, disagree, and dig into meaningful engagement with critical issues. 
VIDEO

Wednesday, September 23 at 11:30am to 2:00pm
Carrie Zimmerman: Unconscious Bias & Identity

Each of us have lenses through which we see ourselves and others. We’ll explore how filters such as age, race, gender, ability, and socioeconomic access inform our words, actions, and decisions.
VIDEO 

Thursday, September 24 at 9:00am to 10:30am
Carrie Zimmerman - Unconscious Bias and Identity 

Each of us have lenses through which we see ourselves and others. We’ll explore how filters such as age, race, gender, ability, and socioeconomic access inform our words, actions, and decisions. 
VIDEO

Thursday, September 24 at 11:00am to 12:30pm
Carrie Zimmerman - Conflict of Freedom: Freedom of Speech vs. Academic Freedom 

Conflict of Freedom: Freedom of Speech vs. Academic Freedom (faculty session)
How does the invasion of Social Media influence what we say in the classroom or in our private lives? What are our rights?
VIDEO

Thursday, September 24 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Carrie Zimmerman - Mental Health in the age of COVID and Racial Unrest - Student Focused

 How does mental health inform community and sense of belonging? What is your responsibility as a faculty member? What warning signs should I be looking for? How do I support students or colleagues deeply impacted by COVID or the trauma of racism? What resources are available?
VIDEO

Thursday, September 24 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Carrie Zimmerman - Mental Health in the age of COVID and Racial Unrest - Faculty Focused

 How does mental health inform community and sense of belonging? What is your responsibility as a faculty member? What warning signs should I be looking for? How do I support students or colleagues deeply impacted by COVID or the trauma of racism? What resources are available? 
VIDEO