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This week

The Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success will present a live performance/talkback honoring the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., featuring the Conciliation Lab, a social justice theater company. The event, at Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St., is free to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. COVID protocols will be in effect: masks will be required, temperatures will be checked and seating will be socially distanced. For more information, contact Archana Pathak, Ph.D., at aapathak@vcu.edu or visit https://mlkday.vcu.edu/.

Coming up

The VCU Health Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will celebrate at a Zoom webinar the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to creating a united community. Questions: https://intranet.vcuhealth.org/event/81165/vcu-health-martin-luther-king-jr-day-celebration-event?channelId=76173. Join the webinar at the following URL. For more information, contact Adam Austin at acaustin@vcu.edu or (804) 243-2638 or visit https://vcuhealth.zoom.us/j/95142572449.

This workshop is a follow-up to the course "Understanding Unconscious Bias" and encourages participants to explore personal bias and use the PAUSE method to address it. The goal is to provide practical tools for VCU populations to interrupt the unconscious biases we all experience. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Shana Ryman at sryman@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/e04e6a80-3d6f-4da0-a8b3-7935ca3006ea.

VCU's Writing Center will introduce its services, discuss individual writing needs and address expectations about consultations. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Trey Burnart Hall at hallbr@vcu.edu or visit https://writing.vcu.edu/events/.

High Intensity Interval Training features all-out, quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. Workouts focus on cardio, muscular strength and endurance and are scalable to any fitness level. This class is hosted by VCU Human Resources and VCU Recreation and Well-Being. Questions: https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/. Register in Talent@VCU or at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://bit.ly/3m89KJE.

How has your attraction to others shifted over time? Do you wonder how that differs for others? Come engage with students, faculty and staff in our upcoming RAMmalogues session about sexuality. Share your experience with attraction and sexuality in society and bear witness to what others have to share in open dialogue. RAMmalogues is a space for intercultural, multigenerational and community-wide dialogues around who we are and what matters to us. The session will be in Room 250, James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave. Questions: https://inclusive.vcu.edu/iexcel/rammalogues/. All students, staff and faculty are invited, but registration is limited to 25. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Jan Altman, Ph.D., at IExcel@vcu.edu or visit https://training.vcu.edu/course.aspx?processFlag=2&itemID=17910.

Notices

VCU Recreational Sports Children's Swim Lessons Spring Session 1

Parent/Child and Preschool 1-3 Swim Lessons will be this spring at Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center, 101 S. Linden St. Introduce your child to the water to gain confidence as a swimmer. Classes are taught by certified Water Safety Instructors. Participants will learn techniques in a fun and engaging manner. Classes will be on Saturdays, Feb. 5-26. Register at the following URL by noon Feb. 4 for Session 1. For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at alsimmons@vcu.edu or visit https://recsports.vcu.edu/programs/aquatics/childrens-swim-lessons/.

RecWell Adult Swim Lessons

The first session of VCU Health Promotion and Well-Being Center (RecWell) adult swim lessons will be offered Jan. 31-Feb. 24. All classes will be held at Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center, 101 S. Linden St., and are open to all VCU students, RecWell members and non-members. Classes include beginner, intermediate/advanced and all levels. Register by Jan. 30 at noon. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at alsimmons@vcu.edu or visit https://recsports.vcu.edu/programs/aquatics/adult-swim-programs/.

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