Diversity BannerOctober 2022

Global Diversity Awareness Month is celebrated every October as a reminder of the positive impact a diverse culture of people can have on society as a whole. Celebrations include a variety of activities, all with the goal of respecting people of all origins and ethnicities. All activities are designed to highlight how diversity positively enhances our lives.

DCG Global Diversity Awareness Month Events 

* Participation sign up forms will be sent before each event every week to better accommodate all attendees. Sign up is encouraged but not required. Participation is highly encouraged.

Mark the Map/Win Prizes

Throughout October

DCG Back Lobby

Mark your city, state or country of origin on the maps in the DCG Lobby. Once each week, DCG students from around the world will assist with marking our Global Diversity Awareness map and assisting with our Global Diversity Awareness survey. Prizes awarded for participation!

"Global Diversity: Going Beyond Z" Featured Speaker: Chaplain Brennen Francois

October 6

GB 1110

Exciting speaker Chaplain Brennen Francois, Chief Diversity Officer for AU Health, will speak on the topic of expanding perspectives on diversity. 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

*Limit 150 attendees*Lunch for first 100 attendees

Heartland Dental Sponsored Dinner

Oct. 13

Evening Event | Time and Venue TBD

Dine and discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in dentistry with a Heartland Dental dentist.

*Space limited to limited to 50 attendees.

Haleon Sponsored Lunch & Learn

Oct 20

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | GB 1110

Celebrate diversity with skits highlighting cultural differences in role-reversal situations between patients and dental healthcare providers. Sponsored by Haleon, formerly GlaxoSmithKline. Lunch for first 100 attendees. Space limited to 150 attendees. 

*Limit 150 attendees*Lunch for first 100 attendees

Cultural Potluck Dinner

Oct 27

5:30 p.m. | Ed Commons Patio

DCG students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to bring dishes (please bring enough for at least 10 people). 

* Free admission for those who bring dishes $5 for others

* Hang out with AU’s Jaguar mascot- Augustus

* Enjoy multicultural music and dances demonstrated

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

  • Diversity is fundamental to the Dental College of Georgia. 
  • We believe that equity and inclusion are essential to the core of our culture. 
  • Our aim is to celebrate our differences and foster an environment of understanding and empowerment. 
  • We commit to continuously learn, improve, and evolve to ensure everyone feels accepted, respected, and valued.