Fall Semester 2011 - Diversity Outreach Collaborative - Campus Events

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August 30-31, 2011

Multicultural Kickoff (hosted by Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence)

 September 8, 2011

The Consensual Project: From Hookups to Relationships

Time: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Location: The Whole Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free

Description:

What turns you on? What turns you off? Are you interested in trying? The Consensual Project strives to inform students on the merits, strengths, and empowerment of consent. Free food and free sex toys. Dance party after!

Sponsored by: Women's Student Activist Collective, The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education, Medical Students for Choice, University Pro-Choice Coalition, MPIRG, Health Advocates, SHADE, Womens Center, GLBTA Programs Office

 

Circle of Indigenous Nations Open House

Time: 11:30-1:00 PM

Location: (3rd floor of Appleby Hall)

 

2011 Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)

 

September 16, 2011

American Indian Cultural House Fall Feast

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Comstock Ballroom

 

September 20, 2011

Religious Accommodation

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: 655 West McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required

Description:

The University has an obligation to prevent mistreatment based upon religious preference and to accommodate individuals for their religious needs. In this interactive workshop we will explore rights and responsibilities, University policies, and state and federal law pertaining to religious discrimination and reasonable accommodations. Gain insight into the type of claims that may arise and how requests for accommodation should be handled.

Facilitators: Kimberly Hewitt, Maria Eustaquio

Audience: Faculty, instructors, supervisors, managers, HR Pros, EOAA Liaisons.

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Reservation Information:

To register online go to http://www.eoaffact.umn.edu/services/training.html or call the EOAA Office at 612-624-9547. 

 

MCAE St. Paul Open House

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: St. Paul Student Center

 

Women Faculty of Color Fall Luncheon

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Carlson School of Management

Cost: Free

Description:

You are invited! Please join other women faculty of color at the University to network, to share resources and strategies, and to learn about additional opportunities.

We are being extra careful during these economic times. Help us by saying yes to lunch IF you are sure you can come, and calling IF you need to cancel. Thanks!

RSVP by September 12 to women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

Reservation Information:

RSVP by September 12 to women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

 

September 29, 2011

Equity and Diversity in the Search Process

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 655 West McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required

Description:

This workshop describes how to incorporate equity and diversity throughout all stages in the search process, including writing a position description and interview questions, using diverse recruiting sources, understanding your unit's Affirmative Action goals and workforce statistics, and recordkeeping.

Facilitators: Michael O'Day; Kim Boyd
Audience: All University staff involved in the search process.

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Reservation Information:

To register online go to http://www.eoaffact.umn.edu/services/training.html or call the EOAA Office at 612/624-9547. 

 

STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Part 1)

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Room 1-149 Carlson School of Management

Cost: Free

Description:

How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke, or when you think someone is being put in an uncomfortable situation? In this interactive workshop, participants discuss their experiences, increase their knowledge of women's status today, think about intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and culture, discuss language and privilege, and practice bystander interventions. Leave with concrete tools to be more effective allies! Register online at http://workshop.umn.edu/Leadership_and_Advocacy/.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

Reservation Information:

Register online at http://workshop.umn.edu/Leadership_and_Advocacy/.

 

October 2011 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

 

October 10, 2011

Circle of Indigenous Nations: Pipe Ceremony

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Circle of Indigenous Nations, 3rd floor of Appleby Hall

 

Developing Intercultural Skills and Competency

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 530A STSS Bldg. East Bank

Cost: $12.00; registration required

Description:

The ability to effectively serve and work with diverse populations and to create inclusive and multicultural organizations is dependent on our cultural competence. Participants take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) to gain insight into how to improve their interactions, understanding, and worldview of different cultures. Taking this course is a step towards working more effectively in a multicultural environment.

Note: Participants must complete the IDI inventory prior to the workshop. Registration closes on September 26 and participants will be sent a link to complete the inventory online by October 3. (Workshop fee covers the cost of the inventory.)

Course Fee: $12.00 (covers the cost of the inventory)

Facilitators: Kimberly Simon & Maria Eustaquio

Audience: All members of the U community

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

 

October 12, 2011

Addressing Bullying Behavior in the Workplace

 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 655 West McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required.

Description:

Bullying behavior affects morale, productivity, creativity, and retention in work and learning environments. In this workshop we will describe the harmful effects of bullying, consider how it is often seen as discriminatory, and identify steps to promptly and effectively address it.

Facilitators: Kimberly Hewitt; Gabrielle Mead.

Audience: All members of the University community.

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Office for Equity and Diversity

 

October 12, 2011

Uncovering the Past, Charting the Future: The Rise of Women in Science

Date: 10/12/2011

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Cowles Auditorium Hubert H. Humphrey Center

Cost: Free

Description:

Studying the history of science has allowed Professor Sally Gregory Kohlstedt to combine her long-standing interest in science and math with her fascination with the detective work of uncovering the past. Gregory Kohlstedt, past president of the History of Science Society, also served for five years on the Board of Directors of the largest scientific society in the country, the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her most recent book, Teaching Children Science: Hands-On Nature Study, 1890-1930, is a study of the ways in which innovative women teachers introduced science into the public school for the first time in the early twentieth century. Professor Gregory Kohlstedt's lecture will pose questions that persist about what women's engagement in science over the past century has meant and what it signals about the future. Why are there unexplained differences in participation rates among the sciences and engineering fields? Has feminism in any way changed science and science practice? Do women select career paths that are distinct from their male counterparts? Are the opportunities for girls and women commensurate with their ambitions and abilities? Historical experiences provide some tantalizing clues.

This award honors a University of Minnesota woman faculty member's exceptional research, scholarship, teaching and leadership contributions via a public lecture. Information about Ada Comstock and other awards can be found at www.umn.edu/women.

Dessert reception follows in the HHH Atrium. Please announce to classes and colleagues.

Sponsored by: Womens Center, University Libraries, Graduate School, Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Reservation Information:

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP online at z.umn.edu/ada2011

 

October 15, 2011

Beauty Mark: Body Image and the Race for Perfection

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Twin Cities

Cost: Free

Description:

In this courageous, deeply personal new film, Diane Israel examines American culture's toxic emphasis on thinness, beauty, and physical perfection. Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her own struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she tries to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness.

The film lends context to Israel's personal odyssey with fascinating insights from athletes, body builders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors such as Eve Ensler, Paul Campos, and Naomi Wolf. In a special bonus feature, Israel talks in detail about where she is in her recovery 2 years after the filming of Beauty Mark.

Discussion follows the film, which will be screened as part of the Social Justice Film Festival.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

 

November Native American Heritage Month

 

November 1, 2011

STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Part 2)

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Room 15 Hubert H. Humphrey Center

Cost: Free

Description:

How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke, or when you think someone is being put in an uncomfortable situation? In this interactive workshop, participants discuss their experiences, increase their knowledge of women's status today, think about intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and culture, discuss language and privilege, and practice bystander interventions. Leave with concrete tools to be more effective allies! Register online at http://workshop.umn.edu/Leadership_and_Advocacy/.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

 

November 9, 2011

Handling Discrimination Concerns Effectively

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 655 West (6th Floor) McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required.

Description:

Effective and efficient resolution of discrimination concerns is critical to creating an inclusive and respectful workplace. This hands-on workshop helps managers, and supervisors understand their key role in resolving discrimination concerns. Case studies and interactive exercises provide opportunities for participants to learn different approaches and share best practices in handling discrimination concerns. 

Facilitators: Kimberly Hewitt & Kimberly Simon

Audience: Supervisors, administrators

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

 

November 11, 2011

Mestenhauser Lecture Series on Internationalizing Higher Education

Time: TBA

Location: Carlson School's 3M Auditorium

Description:

This annual lecture provides an academic forum in which scholars from around the world present innovative and thought-provoking scholarship on the internationalization of higher education. The lectures are recorded and posted online, and the resulting paper is published by the GPS Alliance.

The lecture is named in honor of Josef A. Mestenhauser, Distinguished International Emeritus Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development at the University of Minnesota in its College of Education and Human Development. His more than fifty-year long career included being teacher, researcher, administrator, counselor and consultant.

 

November 14-18, 2011 International Education Week

 

November 16, 2011

Sexual Harassment: Awareness, Prevention & Response

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 432 STSS Bldg & via UMConnect East Bank

Cost: Free but registration required

Description:

In this workshop, we will define and identify sexual harassment and learn the signs of potential sexual harassment. We will also discuss strategies for preventing and responding to sexual harassment, including the formal complaint process and corrective action that can help remedy sexual harassment situations in the classroom or on the job.

Facilitator: Michael O'Day & Gabrielle Mead

Audience: All members of the U community

Note: This session will also be offered online via UMConnect. Registrants for the November session wishing to participate via UMConnect, will be emailed the web address for access several days prior to the workshop.
Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

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