Campus and Community DEI Events

[CANCELED] Cancelled / Postponed Employment Is Empowering: Disability + Employment Forum

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Employment is Empowering is a one-day training event to support people with disabilities in finding their place in the workforce. This one-of-a-kind learning experience will connect employers and service providers to resources and information to help the process of recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees with disabilities. The event honors the memory of Bill Sackter--the original proprietor of Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop and perhaps Iowa City’s most beloved historical figure with disability-…

Cancelled / Postponed Employment Is Empowering: Disability + Employment Forum

BUILD: Beyond the Numbers - Foundations for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.This introductory workshop will allow participants to understand the importance of diversity, equity,…

BUILD: Beyond the Numbers - Foundations for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

African American Council Monthly Campus Meetings (Spring)

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The purpose of this meeting is to share information from our various areas/departments, touch base and get feedback about programming. It is also for the conviviality of seeing each other in person. The meeting will be held in 2390 UCC-Executive Board Room. That’s the 2nd floor of the Old Capitol Mall above Cookies n’ More. There are stairs and an escalator, but there is an elevator on the CVS end. Please let us know if any accommodations are needed. Email shamika-harris@uiowa.edu to be added…

African American Council Monthly Campus Meetings (Spring)

NCBI: Conflict and Controversial Issues

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 8:30am to 12:30pm

The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) workshops and principles are being used on hundreds of campuses, K-12 schools, corporations, law enforcement programs, communities, domestic and international political organizations, and peace negotiations. At the University of Iowa, our team offers courses, free of charge, to the campus and community.The Conflict & Controversial Issues session is a four-hour process gives leaders skills to deal constructively with tough conflicts, enabling…

Let's Talk About It - Coaching Conversations with Sarah: Adapting to Change

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 5:45pm

The Latino Native American Cultural Center Presents: Let's Talk About It - Coaching Conversations with Sarah. Join Sarah Lambert, an academic coach from the Center for Diversity & Enrichment, as they delve into topics related to academic and holistic success. The topic for this session will be "Life Happens: Adapting to Change in Majors, Career Paths, or Other Life Factors." Refreshments will be served.

Let's Talk About It - Coaching Conversations with Sarah: Adapting to Change

Sherry Watt, Educational Policy & Leadership Studies, "Title TBD”

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Diversity Seminar Spring 2020 The Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE), in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the University Libraries; and the Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the inaugural Diversity Seminar. The Diversity Seminar is a series of presentations that provides a safe and supportive space in which scholars may present their research to colleagues and students on campus. As part of its mission to promote student success…

BUILD: Creating Equitable Gateway Course Experiences

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Equity in the academic experience is an essential component for campus efforts toward improving diversity, equity, and inclusion. Student experience literature has illustrated how issues of discrimination, oppression, and/or prejudice continue to permeate classroom environments, and the effects are pronounced for undergraduate students in the beginning stage of pursuing a college degree when they are taking foundational, or gateway, courses. This BUILD session seeks to work with session…

BUILD: Creating Equitable Gateway Course Experiences

Black Women's Maternal Health Conference

Friday, April 17, 2020, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Did you know that in Iowa, Black women are 6 times more likely to experience a maternal death than White women? Please join us for our Black Women's Maternal Health Conference on April 17th, 2020 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Cedar Rapids. Black Women's Maternal Health Conference Objectives Identify how reproductive justice can be used as a framework for clinical practice, research, outreach and community engagement Identify services to better serve Black women in their communities. Discuss…

Black Women's Maternal Health Conference

Read on the Rug

Friday, April 17, 2020, 10:00am to 10:30am

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start a Friday with your littles. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4 along with their parent or guardian. We're doing away with registration limits! Come one, come all! Cost is free. Walk-ins welcome, though we sure do appreciate your advanced…

Read on the Rug

[CANCELED] [Cancelled] Diversity Catalyst Awards

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

On behalf of the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Diversity Catalyst Awards Selection Committee, we regret to announce that we will be canceling the Diversity Catalyst Awards Reception that was originally scheduled for April 22nd, 2020. Due to current events and recommended safety procedures related to the coronavirus, we will not be hosting an in-person reception this year. While unfortunate, we prioritize the safety and wellness of our University of Iowa community. …

Usha Mallik,Physics & Astronomy, "How Did It All Start? A Scientific Quest”

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Diversity Seminar Spring 2020 The Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE), in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the University Libraries; and the Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the inaugural Diversity Seminar. The Diversity Seminar is a series of presentations that provides a safe and supportive space in which scholars may present their research to colleagues and students on campus. As part of its mission to promote student success…

BUILD: Developing an Intersectionality Lens for Equity and Inclusion Excellence

Friday, April 24, 2020, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.In this advance session*, the presenter will explore the concept of intersectionality. Our social…

BUILD: Developing an Intersectionality Lens for Equity and Inclusion Excellence

Amany Farag, Nursing, “Understanding the Relationship between Patients’ Safety and Nurses’ Wellness”

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Diversity Seminar Spring 2020 The Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE), in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the University Libraries; and the Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the inaugural Diversity Seminar. The Diversity Seminar is a series of presentations that provides a safe and supportive space in which scholars may present their research to colleagues and students on campus. As part of its mission to promote student success…

Read on the Rug

Friday, May 1, 2020, 10:00am to 10:30am

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start a Friday with your littles. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4 along with their parent or guardian. We're doing away with registration limits! Come one, come all! Cost is free. Walk-ins welcome, though we sure do appreciate your advanced…

Read on the Rug

Read on the Rug

Friday, May 15, 2020, 10:00am to 10:30am

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start a Friday with your littles. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4 along with their parent or guardian. We're doing away with registration limits! Come one, come all! Cost is free. Walk-ins welcome, though we sure do appreciate your advanced…

Read on the Rug

Read on the Rug

Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00am to 10:30am

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start a Friday with your littles. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4 along with their parent or guardian. We're doing away with registration limits! Come one, come all! Cost is free. Walk-ins welcome, though we sure do appreciate your advanced…

Read on the Rug

Read on the Rug

Friday, June 19, 2020, 10:00am to 10:30am

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start a Friday with your littles. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4 along with their parent or guardian. We're doing away with registration limits! Come one, come all! Cost is free. Walk-ins welcome, though we sure do appreciate your advanced…

Read on the Rug