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Snowy Campus

An open letter to our University Community on anti-Asian harm

Letter to Asian American students, international students from Asia, Pacific Islanders, and the Pan Asian community of support from the Division of DEI, International Programs, and the Pan Asian Council.
Herky Kickoff

Dr. Tovar appears on the HERkys' Voice Podcast

Dr. Tovar appears on the HERKys's Voice Podcast
Sunset
Old Cap

MEMORANDUM regarding Bmindful calendar updated to correct dates listed for Passover

MEMORANDUM to UI Faculty, Staff, and Students regarding Bmindful calendar updated to correct dates listed for Passover
Art Building Flowers

An Open Letter to Transgender Students

An Open Letter to Transgender Students from the University of Iowa Transgender Council, March 2021
Art Building Flowers
Flowers at the Art Building

Note from Liz 3.3.21 Our Ongoing Conversations on Freedom of Expression and DEI

The March 3, 2021 Note from Dr. Tovar on Freedom of Expressions and DEI Training
Tovar Standing

Note from Liz 2.25.21 - Black History Month

Events

Latinx/a/o Student Support promotional image

Latinx/a/o Student Support

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
¡CAFÉ Y CHECK IN! is a shared space for Latinx/a/o graduate and undergraduate students to be in community happening every second Tuesday from 3-4pm CT. Facilitated by Dr. Maria Bruno, Executive Director of Belonging and Inclusion & Liz Lara, Director of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Register at bit.ly/UILatinxSupportGroup Nov 10, 2020 03:00 PM Dec 8, 2020 03:00 PM Jan 12, 2021 03:00 PM Feb 9, 2021 03:00 PM Mar 9, 2021 03:00 PM Apr 13, 2021 03:00 PM May 11, 2021 03:00…
Media Work, Social Justice, and Iowa: An alumni panel promotional image

Media Work, Social Justice, and Iowa: An alumni panel

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Clockwise from top left: Ryan Ford, Dana Roberson, Isaiah Scales, Risa Tanania Join this panel of University of Iowa alumni working in media as they discuss the state of diversity in their industry, their experiences working in their industry as a person from an underrepresented or marginalized community, and how well—or whether—their UI education prepared them for their successful careers in these industries. The event will feature a Q&A period. Moderators: Tessa Adams (graduate…
Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971 promotional image

Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:00am to 5:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
In 2021, the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Created in 1971 by Chicano and American Indian students, LNACC has a long and important history at the University of Iowa. This exhibition shares that history in depth, and explores its establishment in the 1970s, its activism and programs, and much more. LNACC continues to be an active advocate, supporter, and resource for Latino and Native American students at the University of Iowa. “The Center over…
WOCN: Revolution of the Body Feat. Bianca Medina promotional image

WOCN: Revolution of the Body Feat. Bianca Medina

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Join us for an evening of mindful movement with UIOWA Alum, Bianca Medina! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! ALL WOMXN OF COLOUR FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS WELCOME. Medina is a Boricua-Mexicana Dance Artist, Teaching Artist, Choreographer, and Arts Administrator based in Brooklyn. In this class, we'll release tension that may be stored in our bodies by connecting to our breath with a gentle yoga flow, and then transition into a celebration of our bodies with a juicy salsa get down. Whether we've been…
Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971 promotional image

Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971

Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:00am to 5:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
In 2021, the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Created in 1971 by Chicano and American Indian students, LNACC has a long and important history at the University of Iowa. This exhibition shares that history in depth, and explores its establishment in the 1970s, its activism and programs, and much more. LNACC continues to be an active advocate, supporter, and resource for Latino and Native American students at the University of Iowa. “The Center over…
The Black Social Media Dilemma: The Paradoxes of Black Digital Life promotional image

The Black Social Media Dilemma: The Paradoxes of Black Digital Life

Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Virtual
2021 M. Holly McGranahan Lecture given by Professor S. Craig Watkins, Ernest Sharpe Centennial Professor, Moody College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin.  Registration: https://bit.ly/2021McGranahan The pace of change in the world of media and technology is truly unprecedented.  No where has that change been more evident than in the adoption and deployment of technology by African Americans.  From the routine and inventive adoption of social media to the savvy use of digital…
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