The Root of It: Decolonizing Curriculum and Organizational Practices in STEM

Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Skyller Walkes, PhD

Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Pharmacy Practice, The University of Texas at Austin
Skyller Walkes, PhD

Many organizations are actively working on diversity, equity, and inclusion, but how does this work differ from decolonization and anti-racism? In this webinar, Skyller Walkes will explore the differences and outline how you and your institution can create paths to engagement, at both the individual and organizational level, with honesty and accountability. Learn how to fully integrate restorative efforts into practices, outreach, pedagogy, and action that will make a lasting change for your organization.

Skyller Walkes is a profoundly impassioned diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion leader who champions critical dialogue with the hopes of impacting positive change within shared communities. As a graduate of the adult, professional, and community education doctoral program at Texas State University, her scholarship focuses on critical race theory, Afro-Latinx identity, art activism, race, and intersectionality.

In her current role as the inaugural assistant dean of diversity and inclusion and assistant professor of instruction in the college of pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, Walkes serves as chief spokesperson of the college of pharmacy on diversity and inclusion, while bringing leadership, vision, integrity, and an intentionally inclusive team-oriented philosophy to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion efforts. This encompasses areas of recruitment, selection, appointment, and retention of diverse students, faculty and staff, while promoting a culturally responsive approach to pedagogical and andragogical development in the healthcare sciences.

If you can’t get into the Zoom webinar, you can also watch live on our Facebook page.


Tuesday, March 30 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

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