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Featuring Jennifer Sandoval Ph.D.
Co-Director and Inclusive Culture Lead at UCF
Words matter. They have enormous power to lift up, but also to cause harm. For many of us who have always had language to define and describe our identities, we might not recognize the incredible privilege in that. For those who care about recognizing the dignity of all people across intersectional identities, it can also feel overwhelming to keep up with the pace of change in inclusive language. In our conversation, we will break down some basic inclusive language principles and explore specific examples of the evolution of language for the LGBTQIA+ community. Bring all your questions and a spirit of curiosity!
Sponsored by the FEW DE&I committee.
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Jennifer Sandoval is an Associate Professor at the Nicholson School of Communication and Media at the University of Central Florida and a campus leader for equity and inclusion. She has a PH.D. in Communication and Culture from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine School of Law. Her research focuses on the intersections of identity and power in complex contexts like healthcare and education. Dr. Sandoval works with a wide range of organizations, enhancing their capacity to communicate across differences and difficulties. She is also an active leader in the United Faculty of Florida and a community advocate for labor rights and reproductive justice.