The Training & Education Subcommittee supports the mission of the IDEA Team through targeted training and educational opportunities (e.g., workshops, roundtables, guest speakers, etc.) that align with Coastal’s Commitment to Diversity.

Knowledge is Power LibGuide

This guide is intended to provide a collection of print and digital resources that will help with your personal or educational goals related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. Also included are authors of both fiction and non-fiction, including Young Adult Fiction and poetry, from traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Safe Zone

Coastal provides Safe Zone training for students and employees, which educates and certifies Allies of the LGBTQ community. Look for the logo if you need an Ally!

Upcoming Opportunities

  • Thursday, Aug. 26, 12:30pm (Virtual): Cultural Competence with Jenifer Bean and Kimberly Lancaster
  • Thursday, Sept. 30 (time/location TBD): Imperfect Ally? Just Keep Trying! with Nancy White and Kimberly Lancaster
  • Monday, Oct. 4, 1pm (Virtual): Food Insecurity/Food Deserts with Sarah Ware of NCSU
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20 (12:30 – 1:30pm); Location: BT 101): Article Discussion: “Similarities of Transgender and Cisgender Children’s Development” with Carlos Valle-Diaz, et al.
  • Spring 2022: Critical Race Theory 101 with Kimberly Lancaster and Ashley Ess
  • Spring 2022: High on the Hog: How African-American Cuisine Transformed America with Kellie French

Past Events

Intersectional Feminism

Implicit Bias

Gender Expression

Ableism Workshop

Diversity In the Hispanic World

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage


Do you have ideas for training or workshops you would like to see?
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