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Diagnosing Moral Injury: Definitions, Deficits, and Development of Understanding

A Spring 2021 webinar series sponsored by the Moral Injury Project of Hendricks Chapel, in affiliation with Le Moyne College, will focus on veterans, student veterans, and military personnel “finding true north” in the midst of transitional times.  This session will engage the basic foundations of trauma and moral injury studies, revisit operative definitions, and consider implicit conceptualizations of human suffering and healing. Preregistration is required through Zoom. The program will feature Dr. Zachary Moon, assistant professor of theology and psychology at the Chicago Theology Seminary. He has studied moral injury and moral distress, with three published books on the topic.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Roundtable: Historical Reflections and Looking to the Future

Recognizing that Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities have faced disparities, racism and discrimination within the medical system, this panel aims to acknowledge and address this, while also providing information about the importance of vaccinations, especially in the context of the current pandemic. The roundtable will be moderated by College of Law Professor and Director of the Children’s Rights and Family Law Clinic Suzette Meléndez, and include Q&A with President of Voices For Our Fathers Legacy Foundation Lillie Tyson Head, Barnes Center Medical Director Dr. Karen Nardella and Barnes Center Staff Therapist Susanne Rios. About the Panelists and Moderator Lillie Tyson Head, President, Voices For Our Fathers Legacy Foundation Mrs. Lillie Tyson Head is the daughter of Freddie Lee Tyson, one of the 623 men who was a victim in the United States Public Health Service Syphilis Study in Tuskegee and Macon County, Alabama from 1932-1972, and the daughter of Johnnie Mae Neal Tyson.  Mrs. Head is embedded in her love of God, faith and family.  She is passionate about social justice and treating everyone with kindness and respect, especially those who are in most need.  Mrs. Head and her husband, Wilbert are living their retirement years in Wirtz, Virginia.  She is the mother of sons Wil, and wife Chantal, Mark and wife Tanikia, and daughter Carmen Head Thornton and husband Edward Thornton, the grandmother of twins, Bryce, Kylie, and Trinity Head. Mrs. Head is the President of Voices for Our Fathers Legacy Foundation, an organization formed by descendants in 2014 to Remember, Celebrate and Honor the 623 men that were unethically treated in the USPHS Syphilis Study.  She enjoys being active in different ministries at her church, traveling and volunteering at Booker T Washington National Monument, the birthplace of Booker T Washington in Hardy, Virginia. She was the founding President of Friends for Booker T Washington National Monument. The time that she cherishes the most is the time she spends with three young grandchildren and family.  Mrs. Head retired as a Physical Education and Health teacher after 31 years from Waterbury, Connecticut Public School System.  During her professional tenure she was a coach, mentor and advisor for her students and colleagues.  She started her own Educational Consultant business in 1998 and worked for Waterbury Public School System, Area Cooperative Educational Services and Capitol Region Educational Council in Connecticut.  She is a proud Tuskegee Institute graduate with a BS Degree.  She received her MS from Southern Connecticut State University and her Education and Administrative Leadership Graduate Degree from the University of Bridgeport.  Mrs. Head has received numerous professional and civic awards recognizing her leadership, educational initiatives, program management and devoted service to the Waterbury, Connecticut community.  Dr. Karen Nardella, Medical Director, Barnes Center at The Arch Karen Nardella is the medical director at the Barnes Center at The Arch, a position she has held for the last seven years. Prior to coming to Syracuse University, Dr. Nardella was in private practice in Manlius, NY. She is a family physician. In addition to her role as medical director, Dr. Nardella serves on the University’s Public Health Team. Susanne Rios, Staff Therapist, Barnes Center at The Arch Susanne Rios, LMFT, is a staff therapist at the Barnes Center at The Arch. In addition, she facilitates the Daring Way and COVID-19 Grief Group Therapy offerings. Rios’ therapeutic style is driven by the goal of creating safe spaces to explore what holds us back from happiness, connection, acceptance and balance. She has a strong trauma-informed background and utilizes a systemic lens. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Pacific Lutheran University. Suzette Meléndez, Teaching Professor and Director of the Children’s Rights and Family Law Clinic, College of Law Suzette Meléndez is a teaching professor at the Syracuse University College of Law where she serves as director of the Children’s Rights & Family Law Clinic and also teaches family law. Since 2003, Professor Meléndez was one of the founders of the Syracuse Medical-Legal Partnership, an interdisciplinary collaboration designed to provide legal services within the medical setting together with health providers for children and families to improve health outcomes for lower income populations in Syracuse.   Prior to coming to Syracuse, Professor Meléndez practiced law extensively in New York City and in the state of New Jersey as a public interest attorney.  In addition to her litigation experience, she has engaged in policy work on issues affecting the legal system at various levels within and outside of the courts.  She also was involved in the drafting of comprehensive domestic violence legislation for the State of Connecticut.  She has participated on diversity committees at various entities and within the judiciary.  She has conducted cross-cultural lawyering seminars for lawyers and law students designed to enhance professional and educational experiences using diverse perspectives. She chairs the Committee on Inclusion Initiatives, serves as the Faculty Advisor to the Latin American Law Student Association and to the Family Law Society at the law school. She is actively engaged in various law school and university committees especially as they relate to faculty governance and equity work. She also is actively involved in several initiatives through the courts and other entities affecting the community. This event is supported by the Barnes Center at The Arch, College of Law, COVID-19 Project Management Office (PMO), Office of Student Living and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Brave Space Coffee Hour

You are invited to attend Brave Space Coffee Hour this Spring. In these Zoom-based sessions you can practice discussion facilitation techniques to use in your courses and explore research-based strategies for co-creating knowledge in inclusive classrooms. Please bring your thoughts and a cup of your favorite tea or coffee. Each Friday, a topic to inspire the next week’s discussions will be posted. We have a growing list of timely topics, chosen to elicit thoughtful dialogue. Feel free to submit topics you wish to discuss to ctle@syr.edu. Registration is not necessary. Log into your SU Zoom account and join us at any time during the hour. Access the Zoom webinar. Brave Space Coffee Hour will occur twice a week. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. Fridays, 3-4 p.m. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions each week.

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Let’s Talk About Current Issues (Staff Session)

The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting support sessions for staff members to both share their thoughts, feelings and what they might be experiencing/processing regarding current events such as anti-Asian hate and the Derek Chauvin Trial. We also want to provide information and resources from campus and the community. For questions, please contact Jorge A. Castillo, director of the LGBTQ Resource Center or Huey Hsiao, associate director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Kessler Scholars Program.

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Brave Space Coffee Hour

You are invited to attend Brave Space Coffee Hour this Spring. In these Zoom-based sessions you can practice discussion facilitation techniques to use in your courses and explore research-based strategies for co-creating knowledge in inclusive classrooms. Please bring your thoughts and a cup of your favorite tea or coffee. Each Friday, a topic to inspire the next week’s discussions will be posted. We have a growing list of timely topics, chosen to elicit thoughtful dialogue. Feel free to submit topics you wish to discuss to ctle@syr.edu. Registration is not necessary. Log into your SU Zoom account and join us at any time during the hour. Access the Zoom webinar. Brave Space Coffee Hour will occur twice a week. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. Fridays, 3-4 p.m. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions each week.

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Students in Recovery Interest Meeting

Are you sober curious? Already in recovery from substance use? Would you like to connect with peers who are interested in recovery? We know that recovery is not a one-size-fits all approach. The Barnes Center at the Arch welcomes you to join us in a discussion centered on establishing a collegiate recovery community while promoting health and wellness support. The goal is to develop a broader campus culture that invites and embraces recovery and creates a more inclusive campus culture. There are two opportunities to participate in this virtual event to learn about resources, connect with others, and promote recovery on April 20th and April 26th. Participants can register by logging in to the Wellness Portal and clicking on the Special Events tab.

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First-Generation Student Appreciation Week: Why Not Us? Documentary

Join the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs as we screen the documentary Why Not Us? Be emboldened to embrace the opportunities ahead and ask “why shouldn’t I succeed?” A discussion will follow. Please note, this event is open to the campus community. This includes those who are the first in their family to attend college but can be more broadly defined by the individual. Space is limited to the first 30 students to register.

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Let’s Talk About Current Issues (Student Session)

The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting support sessions for students to both share their thoughts, feelings and what they might be experiencing/processing regarding current events such as anti-Asian hate and the Derek Chauvin Trial. We also want to provide students with information and resources from campus and the community. Please contact Jorge A. Castillo, director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, by emailing jcasti09@syr.edu or Huey Hsiao, associate director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Kessler Scholars Program, by emailing huhsiao@syr.edu for questions.

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Month of the Military Child: Challenges, Opportunities & Support

Join us during Month of the Military Child for a facilitated discussion with leading experts as they highlight the benefits and strengths of military families and address long-term challenges and impacts on military children.  The discussion will include current research findings and provide available resources to families, communities, and business leaders. 

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Libya: 10 Years After NATO’s destruction

The Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences presents an Africa Initiative event: Libya: 10 Years After NATO’s destruction. Please join us for this virtual event. Dr. Maximilian C. Forte, Dr. Horace G. Campbell, and Essam Elkorghli will analyze and discuss the NATO interventions in Libya and the destructive aftermath. Speakers: Dr. Maximilian C. Forte, Dr. Horace G. Campbell, and Essam Elkorghli *Email the Department of African American Studies for Zoom info.

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Grief Awareness: Grief, Loss and Sociocultural Dynamics

Join our experienced grief advisor at Hendricks Chapel to discuss the impact of grief on the soul, no matter the loss. As we begin a new semester, discover the ways to reflect and achieve spiritual wellness. Free and open to all via Zoom. “Honoring Life & Loss” encourages courageous and vital conversations with the campus community about grief awareness and its impact as people navigate life and a pandemic. The conversation-based program includes three virtual sessions and is open to Syracuse University students, faculty and staff. Chaplain Rhonda Chester, a Hendricks Chapel chaplain, is the program facilitator. Separate registration is required for each session. All sessions will take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Participants are welcome to register for all three sessions, or as many as desired: February 25, 2021 Death, Dying and the Covid-19 Experience Please register here March 25, 2021 Grief, Loss and Spirituality Please register here April 22, 2021 Grief, Loss and Sociocultural Dynamics Please register here

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Let’s Talk About Current Issues (Student Session)

The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting support sessions for students to both share their thoughts, feelings and what they might be experiencing/processing regarding current events such as anti-Asian hate and the Derek Chauvin Trial. We also want to provide students with information and resources from campus and the community. Please contact Jorge A. Castillo, director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, by emailing jcasti09@syr.edu or Huey Hsiao, associate director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Kessler Scholars Program, by emailing huhsiao@syr.edu for questions.

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Rebuilding the House: Reparative Practices and Community-based Efforts Addressing Moral Injury

A Spring 2021 webinar series sponsored by the Moral Injury Project of Hendricks Chapel, in affiliation with Le Moyne College, will focus on veterans, student veterans, and military personnel “finding true north” in the midst of transitional times.  This session will address the pro-social function of moral distress by considering the role of moral emotions, moral agency and the sense of responsibility. Preregistration is required through Zoom. The program will feature Dr. Zachary Moon, assistant professor of theology and psychology at the Chicago Theology Seminary. He has studied moral injury and moral distress, with three published books on the topic.

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Brave Space Coffee Hour

You are invited to attend Brave Space Coffee Hour this Spring. In these Zoom-based sessions you can practice discussion facilitation techniques to use in your courses and explore research-based strategies for co-creating knowledge in inclusive classrooms. Please bring your thoughts and a cup of your favorite tea or coffee. Each Friday, a topic to inspire the next week’s discussions will be posted. We have a growing list of timely topics, chosen to elicit thoughtful dialogue. Feel free to submit topics you wish to discuss to ctle@syr.edu. Registration is not necessary. Log into your SU Zoom account and join us at any time during the hour. Access the Zoom webinar. Brave Space Coffee Hour will occur twice a week. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. Fridays, 3-4 p.m. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions each week.

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Let’s Talk About Current Events (Staff Edition)

The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting support sessions for staff members to both share their thoughts, feelings and what they might be experiencing/processing regarding current events such as anti-Asian hate and the Derek Chauvin Trial. We also want to provide information and resources from campus and the community. Please contact Jorge A. Castillo, director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, by emailing jcasti09@syr.edu or Huey Hsiao, associate director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Kessler Scholars Program, by emailing huhsiao@syr.edu for questions.

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Brave Space Coffee Hour

You are invited to attend Brave Space Coffee Hour this Spring. In these Zoom-based sessions you can practice discussion facilitation techniques to use in your courses and explore research-based strategies for co-creating knowledge in inclusive classrooms. Please bring your thoughts and a cup of your favorite tea or coffee. Each Friday, a topic to inspire the next week’s discussions will be posted. We have a growing list of timely topics, chosen to elicit thoughtful dialogue. Feel free to submit topics you wish to discuss to ctle@syr.edu. Registration is not necessary. Log into your SU Zoom account and join us at any time during the hour. Access the Zoom webinar. Brave Space Coffee Hour will occur twice a week. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. Fridays, 3-4 p.m. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions each week.

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Let’s Talk About Current Issues (Student Session)

The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting support sessions for students to both share their thoughts, feelings and what they might be experiencing/processing regarding current events such as anti-Asian hate and the Derek Chauvin Trial. We also want to provide students with information and resources from campus and the community. Please contact Jorge A. Castillo, director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, by emailing jcasti09@syr.edu or Huey Hsiao, associate director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Kessler Scholars Program, by emailing huhsiao@syr.edu for questions.

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Let’s Talk About Current Issues (Student Session)

The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting support sessions for students to both share their thoughts, feelings and what they might be experiencing/processing regarding current events such as anti-Asian hate and the Derek Chauvin Trial. We also want to provide students with information and resources from campus and the community. Please contact Jorge A. Castillo, director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, by emailing jcasti09@syr.edu or Huey Hsiao, associate director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Kessler Scholars Program, by emailing huhsiao@syr.edu for questions.

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