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The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen to familiarize the American public about Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world. It is intended to address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.
The Libraries will sponsor three events in 2013. The first event (a screening and discussion of "Prince Among Slaves") was April 8. There will be two more events during the Fall 2013 semester. Watch the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf and the Diversity Outreach Calender website for updates on upcoming events.
Transforming Our Institutions: Advancing Inclusive Excellence Among Faculty in Higher Education
April 14-16, 2013
The University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the sixth biennial Keeping Our Faculty of Color Symposium. We invite you to join us as we gather to engage cross-disciplinary theories, rigorous scholarship, and innovative practices to advance conceptual, empirical, and practical work to develop, recruit, and retain faculty of color.
Friday April 26, 2013
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Diversity through the Disciplines is a annual symposium showcasing the research of faculty who have received an Multicultural Research Award (formally President's Faculty Multicultural Research Award) from the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA).IDEA annually invites proposals for research that addresses issues related to its mission "to transform the University by enhancing the visibility and advancing the productivity of an interdisciplinary group of faculty and community scholars whose expertise in equity, diversity, and underrepresented populations will lead to innovative scholarship that addresses urgent social issues." This initiative is one of several within IDEA that seeks to strengthen community and networking among scholars and researchers on campus. Since 1996 more than 1.5 million dollars have been awarded to140 recipients through the Multicultural Research Award. Diversity through the Disciplines is one way in which IDEA and faculty recipients share their research findings.
Preparing Graduates for the 21st Century
Betty Leask, associate professor in internationalization at the University of South Australia, will give the 2012-13 Mestenhauser Lecture. Leask argues that universities have a responsibility to prepare all graduates to live and work in a global society. Internationalizing the curriculum and student learning play a central role in achieving this goal. Her lecture will explore issues related to internationalization and offer conceptual and practical solutions to these issues.
Friday, February 8, 2013
2:00-4:00 p.m.; reception to follow
3M Auditorium, CSOM Building (map)
Twin Cities campus
The lecture will also be streamed online.
Betty Leask will also lead an interactive and practical workshop on internationalizing the curriculum and student learning. The workshop will be offered twice:
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
The workshops are free of charge to University of Minnesota faculty and staff; the
workshops are $50 for non-University of Minnesota attendees.
Registration now open: global.umn.edu/icc/lecture
For more details, see the Office for Equity and Diversity Events Calendar
In discussions of "diversity," not everyone recognizes that gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are important points of cultural difference that merit recognition and voice. Members of the University who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer often face isolation, silence, and invisibility. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn about GLBTQ identities and communities, and to identify strategies they can employ to create a more open and welcoming campus climate.
Growing out of a movement to increase access for people with disabilities, the term "universal design" refers to the concept of designing products and environments to be as accessible as possible for all users. Whether it's captioning, gender neutral restrooms, curb cuts or inclusive language, the work of equity and diversity involves paying attention to how we design our classrooms, labs, offices, residence halls, work, curricula, and events to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible. In this workshop, participants learn key concepts of universal design and are given opportunities to assess the inclusivity of their own spaces, products, and communities.
Join us for an energetic & informative GLBT Ally 101 Training - open to anyone who wants to learn more about GLBT identities & ways to best serve students at the U.
Outcomes for this training include:
• Increase cultural competency & create inclusive environments for GLBT students at the U
• Explore how the intersectionality of identities (race, gender, class) impacts GLBT identities
• Provide guidelines & tips for creating solid conversations with our GLBT students
• Recognize levels of privilege & unintentional messages we may send to our GLBT students
• Hear stories & create a connection through personal perspectives
• RSVP required by Wed, Sept 19th to Frankie Jader at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Room locations will be based on RSVP size
• All trainings are free & RSVP's will receive an email conﬁrmation
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.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
120 Coffey Hall (St. Paul Campus)
THE EXPERIENCES OF
APRIL 17, 2012
WEISMAN ART MUSEUM
The William G. Shepherd Room
A light reception will follow
This lecture is one
in a series of events for
Gender Justice Week 2012
A discussion on the experiences of Hmong/Asian Pacific Islander
LGBTQA as well as other current issues that are
impacting the Hmong community.
(Shades of Yellow)
Moderated by Prof. Naomi Scheman
THIS LECTURE IS FREE
AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
INSTITUTE FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND ADVOCACY (IDEA),
Shades of Yellow, Asian American Studies Department,
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Programs Office
APRIL 27, 2012
Coffman Memorial Union
Conference room 303
Continental Breakfast at 9:30am
Presentations begin at 10:00am
FREE and OPEN
TO THE PUBLIC
Diversity Through the Disciplines Symposium
showcases the research conducted by
IDEA Multicultural Research Awards.
The Importance and Impact of Real Contexts in Test Items
Permissible Murders: Black Women, Premature Death and Urban Resistances
Latino Artistic Expression in the United States: A Research Project
Katy Backes Kozhimannil
Diverse Experiences of Motherhood in U.S. Hospitals
Threads in the Peruvian Transnational Family Fabric:
Interweaving Gender and Ethnicity
Developing a Multicultural Ideology
Divergent Migrations: Comparing Somali Experiences
in America, South Africa and UAE
Asian American and Latino Voters in the 2008 Election:
The Politics of Color in the Racial Middle
Live and In Concert
May 3, 2011
McNamara Alumni Center
6:00pm University of MN students
6:30pm General public
7:30pm Performance begins
Autographs follow performance!
Signmark was born deaf into a world where music is for the hearing. He pursued his childhood dream and became the first deaf person in the world to get a record deal.
Signmark (a.k.a. Marko Vuoriheimo) started spreading his message over strong beats where hard, low frequencies and bass are playing a crucial part in his performance. These elements help him adapt to the rhythm as he proves; music is more than what you can hear!
ASL House and the Deaf Student Ambassadors
European and U.S. Journalists Compare Reporting on Immigration and Immigrants in the Mediterranean and the Southwestern United States
April 27, 2012
130 Murphy Hall
UMN East Bank
March 7 STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Workshop)
1:00 p.m., 325 Education Sciences Building
How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke or see unjust treatment? In this interactive workshop, participants increase their knowledge of women's status today, discuss language and privilege, gain assertiveness skills, and practice bystander interventions. Become a more effective ally! Register: www.workshop.umn.edu (Leadership and Advocacy).
March 8 Miss Representation (Film Screening)
6:30 p.m., Theater, St. Paul Student Center
Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Film followed by discussion facilitated by Dana Schowalter, Department of Communication Studies. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Co-sponsored with College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences - Office for Diversity and Inclusion. FFI: www.umn.edu/women.
March 9 Women in Afghanistan: Securing Their Future
6:30 p.m., Atrium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
David Cortright directs Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and co-authored Afghan Women Speak: Enhancing Security and Human Rights in Afghanistan. His talk will address International efforts to assist women and their mixed results: while Afghan women have achieved improvements in their health, education, and economic and political participation, escalating violence has eroded those gains in many provinces. Sponsored by the Center on Women and Public Policy and Women's Action for New Directions: Women Legislators Lobby. Free. Registration info: afghanistanwomen2012.
March 21 Women and Politics Book Group
5:00 p.m., 205 Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The Center on Women and Public Policy welcomes all men and women, students, faculty, and staff, elected officials, community activists, and voracious readers to discuss Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Elections 2008 edited by Liette Gidlow. "Election 2008 made American history, but it was also the product of American history. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin smashed through some of the most enduring barriers to high political office, but their exceptional candidacies did not come out of nowhere. In these timely and accessible essays, a distinguished group of historians explores how the candidates both challenged and reinforced historic stereotypes of race and sex while echoing familiar themes in American politics and exploiting new digital technologies." FFI: www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/wpp/.
March 26 Girls Like Us (Panel Discussion)
7:00 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
An important prelude to Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the Aurora Center, along with the Women's Center and others, sponsors this panel discussion regarding issues of race and privilege as it relates to domestic
trafficking. People of all opinions are welcome! FFI: www.umn.edu/aurora.
March 29 Honoring the Earth, Transforming Our Communities: Winona LaDuke on Environmental Justice
6:30 p.m., Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist, Winona LaDuke will be speaking about her work regarding environmental justice and it's impact on human rights and social justice. Attendees can gain insight regarding questions like: What is environmental justice and what does it have to do with me? How does environmental justice go beyond "going green?" What can I do to affect change in my community? Co-sponsored with the Women's Student Activist Collective and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. RSVP: z.umn.edu/winona.