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Virtual Film Screening: John Lewis: Good Trouble

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 (all day)
Virtual

This film will be available to stream Jan. 15–30 for free. Streaming Link An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career. After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round…

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LGBTQ Safe Zone: Phase I

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:00am to 11:00am
Virtual

The LGBTQ Safe Zone Project is a campus-wide program that offers a visible message of inclusion, affirmation, and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in the university community. Phase I introduces basic LGBTQ terms and concepts, helps participants develop an appreciation for the experiences of the LGBTQ people, and brings an overall awareness of LGBTQ issues. Participants will be encouraged to think about how they can create a more inclusive environment…

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Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:30pm
Virtual

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!   Discover Study Abroad sessions are the first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have, covering topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, academics, and…

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Center for Diversity & Enrichment Presents: Student Self-Care Day

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual

Welcome back students! We hope to get your spring semester started off right with a virtual workshop on self-care, brought to you by the Center for Diversity & Enrichment and the University Counseling Service.  We are excited to have  Kyle Votroubek, Staff Therapist at UCS, lead this important workshop on based on taking care of yourself during this new and difficult times.   In addition, we will have self-care bags available for students to pick up outside the doors of the Center for…

Celebrate Black Excellence Everyday: Honoring Unsung Heroes

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual

An informational presentation of important and influential Black people that are not always remembered for their contributions to history and the Civil Rights Movement. The presentation will be interactive with regular breaks for polls, discussion questions, and comments in between. This presentation will be facilitated by Samer Suleman.

Virtual Film Screening: John Lewis: Good Trouble promotional image

Virtual Film Screening: John Lewis: Good Trouble

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 (all day)
Virtual

This film will be available to stream Jan. 15–30 for free. Streaming Link An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career. After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round…

Our Mission

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides leadership and resources to support the University diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, as articulated in its Strategic Plan 2016-2021. The DDEI helps to coordinate the central diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and inform all parts of campus about opportunities happening across campus. The DDEI offices also assist efforts to recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students. The offices primary goals is to enhance a welcoming, respectful and inclusive campus environment for all.

The mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion includes:

  • Providing leadership and resources to advance UI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
  • Coordinating central diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
  • Advancing recruitment and retention of faculty, students, and staff
  • Enhancing a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive climate for all
  • Connecting with community diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

 

Excellence through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Iowa’s status as a premier research university depends on the robust exchange of ideas. The diversity of our students, faculty, and staff helps us fulfill our mission to explore, discover, create, and engage. Thus, we are committed to supporting every Hawkeye’s pursuit of excellence. As we enhance the breadth and depth of our perspectives, we purposefully prepare for our future. Our ability to foster an equitable and inclusive environment for all who join the UI family will determine our collective success. We eagerly accept this challenge.

At the UI, we achieve excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion.

University of Iowa Acknowledgement of Land and Sovereignty

The University of Iowa is located on the homelands of the Ojibwe/Anishinaabe (Chippewa), Báxoǰe (Iowa), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Omāēqnomenēwak (Menominee), Myaamiaki (Miami), Nutachi (Missouri), Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha), Wahzhazhe (Osage), Jiwere (Otoe), Odawaa (Ottawa), Póⁿka (Ponca), Bodéwadmi/Neshnabé (Potawatomi), Meskwaki/Nemahahaki/Sakiwaki (Sac and Fox), Dakota/Lakota/Nakoda (Sioux), Sahnish/Nuxbaaga/Nuweta (Three Affiliated Tribes) and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Nations. The following tribal nations, Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa), Póⁿka (Ponca Tribe of Nebraska), Meskwaki (Sac and Fox of the Mississippi in Iowa), and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska) Nations continue to thrive in the State of Iowa and we continue to acknowledge them. As an academic institution, it is our responsibility to acknowledge the sovereignty and the traditional territories of these tribal nations, and the treaties that were used to remove these tribal nations, and the histories of dispossession that have allowed for the growth of this institution since 1847. Consistent with the University's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, understanding the historical and current experiences of Native peoples will help inform the work we do; collectively as a university to engage in building relationships through academic scholarship, collaborative partnerships, community service, enrollment and retention efforts acknowledging our past, our present and future Native Nations.

Native American Council | REVISED 10-19-20