Past Events for On the Menu
How to be a better ally
April 24th, 12:30-1:30 @ Corson A30
This month we wanted to talk about allyship in all its facets. Support and solidarity from allies is important to any movement and we will discuss the place of allies in the movement, how to be a better ally and the pitfalls to avoid. This is not limited to encouraging men to ally themselves with feminism but is also relevant women and our allyship, to communities of colour, the LGBT community, etc. Please RSVP here and suggest questions or topics you would like to discuss (anonymous form)
March 14th, 12:30-1:30 @ Corson A30
As graduate students, we often find ourselves in the unique position of working right alongside people who we also hang out with outside of work. Is there a need for separation between personal life and the workplace? What are the pros and cons about this unique position and how does it influence our work? How do we handle situations where private conversations bleed into the workplace? This lunchtime meeting will provide space for discussion of this intricate balance between our work and personal lives.
Please RSVP here and suggest questions or topics you would like to discuss (anonymous form).
Many Cornell grad students are looking for mental healthcare, and we’re not alone: as many as one-third of grads nationwide have depression and/or anxiety. Much of the advocacy around mental healthcare here at Cornell acknowledges that our identities affect our mental health, and this discussion we’ll walk through several ideas about how to support each other.
Sexual Harassment in STEM
We will be discussing sexual harassment in STEM with other graduate students and two Cornell experts - Lara Hamburger, the Campus Educator at the Advocacy Center, and Chantelle Cleary, Cornell's Title IX Coordinator.
Sexual and Reproductive Health
We’ll be joined by Rachel Clark, clinical director of Women’s and Sexual Health at Cornell Health, Crissi Dalfonzo of the LGBT Resource Center, and representatives of the Women’s Resource Center to discuss sexual and reproductive health at Cornell. We will have some loose prompts for discussion, but since this space is for all of us we want you to suggest questions or topics you want to discuss. We hope to raise questions, share ideas, and maybe even find some answers.
Consensual Relationships on Campus
At this session you will have the the chance to invoke change on campus by sharing your thoughts and ideas on the policy charged by President Pollack to be crafted to address romantic and sexual relationships between Cornell affiliates (e.g., faculty-grad/undergrad, faculty-postdoc, postdoc-grad/undergrad, etc.) which will be put before the Faculty Senate and all the other assemblies in April. Joined by the two co-presidents of the Consensual Relationship Policy Committee (CRPC) we will tackle issues surrounding the ongoing efforts to craft a policy that is fair and just.
We will have some loose prompts for discussion, but since this space is for all of us we want you to suggest questions or topics you want to discuss. We hope to raise questions, share ideas, and maybe even find some answers.
Any Person, Any Study
This session will address Cornell’s motto “Any Person, Any Study”- Is Cornell living up to its motto? Can any person at Cornell receive the instruction and guidance they need? We will have some loose prompts for discussion, but since this space is for all of us we want you to suggest questions or topics you want to discuss.
Assertiveness as a Woman in Science