Virtual Discussions

Join us in our Virtual Discussions!

We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities each month that focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of our listening, reading, or viewing groups. The topics include: ability, class/socioeconomic status, gender/gender expression, race, religion, and sexuality/sexual orientation.
Participants will need to review the specific podcast episode, article, or video clip prior to attending. All podcasts, articles, and videos can be listened to, read, or watched in under 60 minutes. Links to materials are included below. These sessions are eligible to be used in the BUILD Passport to get credit toward your BUILD certificate.
To register for courses, sign into UI Employee Self Service, click on "My Training" to be rerouted to Learning and Development. Click on “Enroll in Courses” tab and use search bars to find desired sessions by indicating if you are looking for a Listening Group, Reading Group, or Viewing Group.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Diversity Resources at diversity-resources@uiowa.edu or 319-353-2388.

Ability

Icon drawing of headphones

Fri | October 30, 2020 | 1 pm - 2 pm

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of books

Wed | October 28, 2020 | 8 am - 9 am

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of a television

Thu | October 29, 2020 | 11 am - 12 pm

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Race

Icon drawing of headphones

Tue | December 1, 2020 | 9 am - 10 am

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of books

Tue | December 1, 2020 | 1 pm - 2 pm

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of a television

Mon | November 30, 2020 | 2 pm - 3 pm

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Sexuality/Sexual Orientation

Icon drawing of headphones

Wed | December 16, 2020 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of books

Thu | December 17, 2020 | 11 am - 12 pm

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of a television

Fri | December 18, 2020 | 9 am - 10 am

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Religion

Icon drawing of headphones

Wed | February 24, 2021 | 9 am - 10 am

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of books

Fri | February 26, 2021 | 10 am - 11 am

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of a television

Fri | February 26, 2021 | 1 pm - 2 pm

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Gender/Gender Expression

Icon drawing of headphones

Wed | March 31, 2021 | 2 pm - 3 pm

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of books

Mon | March 29, 2021 | 9 am - 10 am

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of a television

Tue | March 30, 2021 | 11 am - 12 pm

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Class/Socioeconomic Status

Icon drawing of headphones

Thu | April 29, 2021 | 2 pm - 3 pm

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of books

Fri | April 30, 2021 | 9 am - 10 am

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.

Icon drawing of a television

Tue | April 27, 2021 | 1 pm - 2 pm

Material link will be posted on the 1st of the month associated with the discussion.