DEI Events

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BUILD: Responsible Action - Disability Accommodations on Campus

Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
The session focuses on increasing awareness around where we succeed and where we need to improve supporting individuals with disability. Participants will learn about the history of the Disability Rights Movement, and relevant law and policy. Additionally, we’ll discuss what our responsibilities are for accommodation, why it matters, and strategies we can immediately implement in our departments, organizations, and communities. The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity…
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LGBTQ+ Group Discussion with Casey Gerald

Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Pappajohn Business Building
Casey Gerard is the author of There Will Be No Miracles Here, a memoir that explores the complex intersection of race, class, religion, and sexuality. Named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR and The New York Times and a finalist for the LAMBDA Literary Award. Casey's TED Talks have been viewed more than 4 million times. Registration requested but not required. 
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BUILD: Putting It All Together - Strategies for Managing Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
University Capitol Centre
The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty, staff, and graduate students 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. Participants will learn about different types of conversations and…
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BUILD: Understanding & Intervening Effectively in Micro-Aggressions

Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
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. Positive change can be accomplished when skilled, engaged bystanders have the ability to safely and…
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Hawks of Color: Uplifting Our Excellence with Dr. Rusty Barceló

Friday, October 22, 2021 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
Join Dr. Rusty Barceló for our upcoming Hawks of Color virtual gathering!   Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo is nationally known for her work on equity and inclusion and is recognized nationally for speaking and conducting workshops addressing DEI.  She has served as the President of Northern New Mexico College, and multiple leadership positions across the country in higher education.  An alum of the University of Iowa, Rusty holds an M.A. in Recreation Education and a Ph.D. in Higher Education…
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NBCI: Building Effective Relationships (BER)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:30pm to 4:30pm
University Capitol Centre
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. Framed through key NCBI principles, the Building Effective Relationships Across Difference session is a four-hour workshop that encourages…
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Global Alumni Spotlight Series: Shirley Hwei-Chung Shao

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
International Programs continues its Global Alumni Spotlight Series featuring University of Iowa MS grad and former CFO of AIA China Shirley Hwei-Chung Shao.  Shao will talk with UI International Programs Associate Provost and Dean Russ Ganim about her experience at Iowa, thoughts on cultivating a successful career spanning the globe, and advice for current students/young professionals. Free and open to the public, the discussion will be held on October 27, 2021, from 7-8 p.m. (CDT), and will…
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BUILD: Ageism and Adultism

Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
University Capitol Centre
The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students 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 session, participants will discuss and…
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LGBTQ Safe Zone: Trans Awareness

Friday, October 29, 2021 10:00am to 12:00pm
University Capitol Centre
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. Trans Awareness delves deeper into topics related to gender identity and expression. Participants will gain a better understanding of trans identity, campus resources, challenges individuals from these communities face on campus, and strategies for becoming an increasingly…
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LGBTQ Safe Zone: Phase II

Monday, November 1, 2021 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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 II is a case study-based, application-focused session. Participants will gain the tools they need to not only provide resources, but to become an active participant in making our campus a more supportive, inclusive, and affirming place for LBGTQ people. After completing Phase…
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