Galerstein Gender Center

Culture of Equity Promo Transcript

[Jacqueline] Welcome to the culture of equity training here at UT Dallas. Let’s take some time to get to know our facilitators a little bit better. My name is Jacqueline Prince. My pronouns are she, her, hers, and I am the assistant director for women and gender equity programs at the Galerstein Gender Center, which is a part of the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. I would say that gender equity to me means everything. It’s a part of our every day. It’s a part of our work spaces. It’s a part of our home life. It’s a part of our social circles. And so when we understand what gender equity means a little bit better, all of those spaces are made better for it.

[Cameron] Hi. I’m Cameron Woods. My pronouns are he, him, his, and I work in the university’s Career Center as the assistant director of student employment programs. To me, gender equity means family. I had the privilege of being raised by a network of very intelligent, very strong women, and I want to do everything I personally can to help affirm the people who share those identities as much as possible.

[Klarissa] Hi, my name is Klarissa Perez. I am the diversity education coordinator in the Multicultural Center, also in the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. To me, gender equity means equitable resources for everyone. Equitable opportunities for everyone. Equitable protection for everyone as well. And all of these come together to create and link a sustainable, developing environment for everyone.

[Kim] Awesome, I’m so inspired. I am Dr. Kimberly Burdine, I go by Kim and use she, her, hers pronouns.  I am a licensed psychologist at the Student Counseling Center and also one of our assistant directors and our training directors there. Gender equity to me as a mental health professional means helping people be on a path toward healing and liberation, and I think when environments are fostering equity related to gender, it increases access to all the wonderful things that have already been shared. Being on a path to liberation is what gender equity means to me.

[Alexandra] I am Alexandra Amersdorfer and my pronouns are she, her, hers. I am a predoctoral intern in the Student Counseling Center and to me, gender equity means creating an environment that values people of all genders so that everybody can thrive.

[Matt] Hi, my name is Matt Winser-Johns, pronouns are he, him, his, and I’m the assistant director for LGBT+ programs in our Gender Center, which is part of the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. I have the pleasure of working with Jacqueline. And to me gender equity means really the word access. Without access equity cannot occur, especially with gender equity. Things with equal pay, everything comes down to access. And speaking of access, we want to talk about the tagline to this wonderful training, Culture of Equity, which is:  you will gain terminology, knowledge, gender equity skills to ignite change within yourself and others.

[Jacqueline] So part of that ignition hopefully includes you and we really hope that you’ll join us for this training. People who have been training in culture of equity skills in the past have predominately been women, but we as a facilitation team, as you may have already hear, think that this is an all hands on deck situation. This is a training for everybody. This is a training where everyone can gain different skills that apply to their direct job or even life. And you can immediately put these things into practice. So I would strongly encourage your to join us and to really put your full self into this endeavor, and we look forward to this journey with you. Thanks!

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Galerstein Gender Center
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