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The Office for Equity and Diversity offers educational opportunities for individuals, departments, colleges, and units. Workshops focus on a wide range of equity and diversity issues in higher education. They can also be customized for individual unit needs and concerns.

For more information or to request a disability-related accommodation for any workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Felecia Franklin at frank055@umn.edu or 612-624-9547.

CERTIFICATE WORKSHOPS

The Equity and Diversity Certificate helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It's free of charge and open to students, faculty and staff on all campuses of the University of Minnesota. Workshops 1 - 6 below count toward the Equity and Diversity Certificate and will be offered every semester. Contact Anne Phibbs (phib0001@umn.edu or 612-625-9973) with questions about the Certificate.
 

Click here to add the OED Certificate Workshops calendar to your Google Calendar.  (NOTE: You must be logged in to your UMN Google Account for these calendar options to function properly.)

NOTE: New ULearn registration links have been added below for the Certificate Workshops.

U of M STUDENTS: If you are not currently employed in any capacity by the University of Minnesota, please download and follow these instructions to register for the Certificate Workshops.

 

January 28, 2013: 1:00-4:00 pm, Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center
February 6, 2013: 8:30-11:30 am, Givens Conference Room (120), Andersen Library

Click here to register for a Workshop 1 session.
 

February 14, 2013: 8:30-11:30 am, Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center
February 19. 2013: 1:00-4:00 pm, Givens Conference Room (120), Andersen Library

Click here to register for a Workshop 2 session.
 

February 27, 2013: 8:30-11:30 am, Givens Conference Room (120), Andersen Library
March 4, 2013: 1:00-4:00 pm, Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center

Click here to register for a Workshop 3 session.
 

March 13, 2013: 1:00-4:00 pm, Givens Conference Room (120), Andersen Library
March 28, 2013: 8:30-11:30 am, Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center

Click here to register for a Workshop 4 session.
 

OED Certificate Workshop 5: Engaging Universal Design Concepts to Increase Access and Inclusion
April 2, 2013: 8:30-11:30 am, Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center
April 18, 2013: 1:00-4:00 pm, Givens Conference Room (120), Andersen Library

Click here to register for a Workshop 5 session.
 

OED Certificate Workshop 6: Educating about Equity and Diversity: Facilitating Challenging Conversations
April 24, 2013: 1:00-4:00 pm, Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center
May 2, 2013: 8:30-11:30 am, Givens Conference Room (120), Andersen Library

Click here to register for a Workshop 6 session.
 

OED Certificate Workshop 7: Race, Racism, and Privilege
March 14, 2013: 8:30-11:30 am, Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center
April 10, 2013: 1:00-4:00 pm, Givens Conference Room (120), Andersen Library

Click here to register for a Workshop 7 session.
 

OED Certificate Workshop 8: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women's Equity
February 21, 2013: 1:00-4:00 pm, Givens Conference Room (120), Andersen Library
March 27, 2013:  8:30-11:30 am, Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center

Click here to register for a Workshop 8 session.

 

OED Certificate Workshop 9: Understanding Disability & Advancing Access
April 11, 2013: 8:30-11:30 am, Givens Conference Room (120), Andersen Library
May 1, 2013: 1:00-4:00 pm, Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center

Click here to register for a Workshop 9 session.

 

OED Certificate Workshop 10: GLBTQ Identities and Communities
March 11, 2013: 8:30-11:30 am, Givens Conference Room (120), Andersen Library
April 16, 2013: 1:00-4:00 pm, Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center

Click here to register for a Workshop 10 session.

 

ADDITIONAL OED WORKSHOPS

Addressing Bullying Behavior in the Workplace
January 29, 2013    

Sexual Harassment: Awareness, Prevention, and Response
February 12, 2013    

Incorporating Equity and Diversity into Job Performance
February 26, 2013    

Religious Accommodation at the University of Minnesota
March 12, 2013    

Addressing Bullying Behavior in the Workplace
April 11, 2013    

Understanding and Valuing Equity and Diversity
April 23, 2013    

 


Online Resources

Equity and Diversity in the Search Process Toolkit
Ensuring equity and diversity in the search process is essential for increasing the diversity of candidate pools for positions, and ultimately the diversity of the University community. EOAA created this online toolkit to help guide the process.

Save the Date! Upcoming OED Events

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Critical Conversations
The Nice Slice: Capitalism, the One Percent, and the Occupy Movement
Friday October 26, 2012
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
120 (Givens Conference Room) Elmer L. Andersen Library (West Bank)

The 2008 banking crisis, growing class inequalities, and the foreclosure crisis all present challenges for global capitalism. The recession and high unemployment have contributed to the rise of two opposing movements: the Tea Party and Occupy Movement. Join us to examine these recent events, and their relationship to class, the history of labor, and public policy.

Panelists: Rose Brewer, Professor, University of Minnesota Department of African-American & African Studies; Nick Espinosa, Occupy Homes Minnesota Movement; Christopher Phalen, Professor and Chair, University of Minnesota Department of Economics; Peter Rachleff, Professor of History, Macalester College.

Moderator: Catherine R. Squires, University of Minnesota Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality.

To request disability accommodations, please contact Anne Phibbs, OED, phib0001@umn.edu, 612-625-9973.

Workshops
Dare to Be Powerful: Assertiveness for Equity 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
120 Coffey Hall (St. Paul Campus)

How do you step up to be heard while being respectful? How do you stop sexist language or comments from a colleague? How do you respond when someone says, "Lighten up, it was just a joke"? In this interactive workshop, participants learn assertiveness skills, practice personal and professional bystander interventions, and become more powerful allies! 

The workshop is free and open to the public, but please register online at https://diversity.umn.edu/women/workshopregistration, as space is limited.

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Women's Center, women@umn.edu, 612-625-9837.

Equity & Diversity in the Search Process
Tuesday October 30, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 record keeping. 

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Felecia Franklin at frank055@umn.edu or 612/624-9547 at least two weeks prior to the event. Audience: All staff involved in searches Time: 3.5 hours

OED Certificate Workshops
Workshop 9: Understanding Disability & Advancing Access
Thursday October 25, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Workshop 4: Communicating on Issues of Equity and Diversity
Monday October 29, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Minnesota Commons St. Paul Student Center

Workshop 3: Working Effectively in Groups and Diversity Committees
Tuesday October 30, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
120 (Givens Conference Room) Elmer L. Andersen Library (West Bank)

The Equity and Diversity Certificate helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It's free of charge and open to students, faculty and staff on all campuses of the University of Minnesota. 


To request disability accommodations, please contact Ralph Blanco, OED, rblanco@umn.edu, 625-8680.

Intercultural Communication Workshop PowerPoint and Handouts

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The Diversity Outreach Collaborative sponsored an Intercultural Communications Workshop on November 3, 2011.  Thorunn Bjarnadottir, Director of Intercultural Education and Beth Isensee, Program Director for Student Engagement for International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)  provided a 2 hour session.  

Attached you will find pdf's of their powerpoint presentation along with two handouts provided at the workshop.  




I also wanted to send a quick reminder that the Diversity Outreach Collaborative supports International Outreach in many ways.  Some of the ongoing projects include:

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*All participants of the International Student Orientation Program received the English version of the brochure.
**To get copies of the brochures, please contact Jody Gray.



Thursday 3 November 2011, from 2-4pm in 120(B&C) Andersen Library
 
Refreshments will be served

This workshop, sponsored by the Diversity Outreach Collaborative, aims to explain the cultural roots of some communication obstacles, to heighten awareness of the importance of intercultural communication in international education institution like the University of Minnesota is now, and to provide library staff with some tools to address these obstacles. 
 
Beth Isensee (International Students and Scholars Services) will lead this workshop, designed to be inter-active.  She will address issues of verbal and non-verbal communication with international students and she will share tips 
such as how to pose questions, non-verbal language to be aware of, and how to say no effectively.  

 
Rafael E. Tarrago, on behalf of the Diversity Outreach Collaborative

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

Today's Library Issues Seminar was called "What do you mean by diversity? A Discussion."   

We discussed how the University of Minnesota has defined diversity and how that impacts the work of the Libraries' Diversity Outreach Collaborative and Diversity Outreach Librarian.

Powerpoint from today's session can be seen by clicking here.

In 2008, the University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity launched a new framework to guide University offices, colleges, departments and individuals in diversity work.  This document is titled: Re-imagining Equity and Diversity: A Framework for Transforming the University of Minnesota.  This document identifies 8 priority areas for diversity.  The Diversity Outreach Collaborative and Diversity Outreach Librarian encourage all to read this document and become familiar with the 8 priority areas.  We are truly in a unique position to have a framework like this that has been adopted by the entire University of Minnesota System. 

You can see examples of a few programs that have been mapped to the priority areas on the above mentioned powerpoint from this session.

Another tool for mapping your programs or projects to the priority areas is the attached: OED Priority Areas for Library Issues Seminar.doc.  

If you have any questions about mapping please contact me at grayjl@umn.edu or call 612-624-9913.  I would be happy to work with your department on this project. 




Sponsored by the Diversity Outreach Collaborative and the Information Literacy Collaborative
Presenters: Susan A. Aase, J.D., M.S.Ed., Outreach Coordinator, Disability Services, Ilene D. Alexander, PhD, Teaching Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning, Tim Kamenar, M.S., Disability Specialist, Disability Services, Kate Martin, M.A., Teaching Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning
Friday, May 13, 2011
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 120A, Andersen Library
Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0292

Incorporating Universal Design principles promotes more learning, for more students, while increasing instructor satisfaction.  The focus of this workshop, therefore, is the application of these design principles through discussion, guided activities, and practical application to the participant's work.  Workshop objectives include:
- Establish a baseline understanding of Universal Design and how it generally applies to instruction.
- Link the principles of Universal Design to practices in design and delivery of courses, workshops, instructional resources or tools.
- Apply a Universal Design framework to the assessment and next-stage planning related to the participant?s work.

Workshop outcomes include:
- Participants will leave with strategies for incorporating principles of Universal Design into their work.
- Participants will be able to create a timeline for applying Universal Design to their work.
- Participants will be able to develop a plan for assessing their work that incorporates Universal Design principles.

Registration Open for Universal Design Workshop

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Register here:  https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0292

Incorporating Universal Design Principles in the Development, Delivery, and Assessment of Your Instruction

Sponsored by the Diversity Outreach Collaborative and the Information Literacy Collaborative

Presenters:

  • Susan A. Aase, J.D., M.S.Ed., Outreach Coordinator, Disability Services
  • Ilene D. Alexander, PhD, Teaching Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Tim Kamenar, M.S., Disability Specialist, Disability Services
  • Kate Martin, M.A., Teaching Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning

Description:
Incorporating Universal Design principles promotes more learning, for more students, while increasing instructor satisfaction. The focus of the workshop, therefore, is the application of these design principles through discussion, guided activities, and practical application to the participant?s work.

Workshop objectives include:

  1. Establish a baseline understanding of Universal Design and how it generally applies to instruction.
  2. Link the principles of Universal Design to practices in design and delivery of courses, workshops, instructional resources or tools.
  3. Apply a Universal Design framework to the assessment and next-stage planning related to the participant?s work.

Workshop outcomes include:

  1. Participants will leave with strategies for incorporating principles of Universal Design into their work.
  2. Participants will be able to create a timeline for applying Universal Design to their work.
  3. Participants will be able to develop a plan for assessing their work that incorporates Universal Design principles.

Joint us at the next Library Issues Seminar

Monday, April 4, 2011
S30B Wilson
bring your lunch at 11:30 am
presentation begins at 12:00 pm

What do you mean by diversity?  A Discussion

In this session, Jody Gray, University of Minnesota Libraries' Diversity Outreach Librarian, will provide an overview of  how the Office for Equity and Diversity's Framework for Transforming the University has influenced the work done on behalf of the University Libraries' and how it effects the broader campus community.  On a practical note, what do  we mean in the Libraries' when we talk about diversity outreach will be discussed. Members of the Diversity Collaborative will also be in attendance to discuss the current trends, tools and tips that can be applied to our work in diversity.

Diversity Education Series: Ally Training July 29, 2010

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The Diversity Outreach Collaborative, in partnership with Staff Education Development (SED), will continue to offer staff development opportunities on a wide range of equity and diversity issues in higher education from April 2010 through March 2011.  The Office for
Equity and Diversity and the Office for International Programs will lead the workshops.  In April we kicked off this series with an informative session on disability services.  Join us later this month for:

Ally Training, presented by the GLBTA Programs Office
Thursday, July 29, 2010
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Anderson Library
Register for this session at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0265

Ally Training provides a space to explore how to be allies to each other across identities and experiences, and to ask questions and engage in conversation.  Come to this workshop to:
- Learn about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) communities
- Think critically about gender and sexuality
- Discuss language and privilege
- Reframe myths and stereotypes

You will leave the training with newfound awareness and concrete steps you can take to help make our campus and larger communities more welcoming and affirming for everyone.  Educational materials and Ally stickers/buttons will be provided.  Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming workshops will be announced shortly.

- Kate Brooks on behalf of The Diversity Outreach Committee and Jan Roseen