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MON, 16 MAR- The Cost of Code-Switching
The Cost of Code Switching with Courtney L. McCluney, PhD
Introduction by 2019-20 MIT MLK Visiting Scholar Dr. Tina Opie
Co-Sponsored by ICEO, the Asian Pacific American (APA) Employee Resource Group, and Latino Employee Resource Group
Two separate, stand-alone workshop opportunities on Monday, 16 March 2020
- Lunch: 11:30 – 1:00pm in 10-105, Vannevar-Bush Conference Room (open to MIT community members)
- Evening: 5:00 – 7:00pm in SPXCE, W31-110 (geared toward students)
What is code-switching? How is it used? How does it affect people of color in every day experiences? How do we allow for authenticity?
Join us for an interactive discussion on code-switching, and how it affects people of color’s everyday experiences at work and on campus. We will identify cultural norms that create pressure for individuals to code-switch, and develop a path forward to create inclusive environments where everyone can be themselves.
Each section will be a stand-alone workshop –Lunch is open to MIT community members, while the evening section will be geared toward students.
Courtney L. McCluney is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Darden School of Business and Center for Interprofessional Education at the University of Virginia. She will be an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations beginning Fall 2020. Dr. McCluney’s research investigates marginalization, or practices within organizations, institutions, and society that maintain inequality between dominant and marginalized groups. She received her PhD in Psychology at the University of Michigan and BA in Psychology and Interpersonal/OrganizationaL Communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She previously worked as a research Associate at Catalyst, Inc. and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with New Sector Alliance.
**Registration is required as food will be served. Please contact email@example.com with any dietary restrictions**