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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.
February is Black History Month
Black Men (and Women) Reading
Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Avenue N, Minneapolis. Sponsored by UMN College of Education and Human Development, Department of Post-Secondary Teaching and Learning
The 23rd National African American Read-In
February 1 - 29
In February 2012, you may hold an African American Read-In event any day of the month. For participation information visit http://www.ncte.org/action/aari/packetinfo
Sponsored by the Black Caucus of National Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of English.
African American Read-In and Moore Black Press Present Detroit Poet Legacy Leonard
February 1, 6:30 Р 8:00 pm, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis. Detroit native, writer, performance poet and activist Chantay Legacy Leonard premiers her first book. This exciting evening will feature a riveting poetry performance from Leonard, from her new book titled, I Have Come Forth by Day: A Woman's Evolution, is heartfelt collection of poems that cope with the struggles, lessons, and triumphs of self discovery, growing into womanhood, finding love and evolving humanity. Leonard, is one of the founding members of the literary and performance group, Black Ink Collective and serves as the Vice President of Strange Fruits, Inc. a national all woman non-profit arts and performance collective. Leonard's passion for women's expression and development is an inspiration to her book. Leonard has commanded stages with poetic icons - The Last Poets, Amiri Baraka, and others. She has performed at numerous colleges and universities, festivals, and showcases. Hosted by Thornton (T.J.) Jones and Ezra Hyland http://mooreblackpress.com/
Black Student Union Annual Black History Month Kick-Off
February 1, 7:00 Р 9:00 pm, UMN Coffman Union Theater
Successful Parenting in the Black Community from Birth to Adulthood
February 3, 8:30 am Р 12:00 pm, Metropolitan State University, Auditorium, 700 East 7th Street,
St. Paul. Presenters: Harriett Copher Haynes, Ph.D.; Willie Garrett, M.S., LP, Ed.D.; Bill Allen, Ph.D.; and Willie Winston, Ph.D.
Historically, African American parents raised
healthy and successful children. Today's "at risk
kids" are a modern phenomenon, a result of social changes in the United
States. Black parents raised successful children despite
ever present negative influences both internal and external to their
communities. Today, successful black parents are
virtually invisible in the media, but offer key strategies for helping all
families to raise resilient children. A panel of professionals will present on successful parenting from childhood to
adulthood. Topics will include the characteristics of healthy black families,
raising resilient children, identifying gifted black children, working with
interracial families, adopted and adult children. Sponsored by Minnesota Psychological Association
Givens First Fridays Series, Character of the Collector: African American Literature Collections
February 3, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, UMN Andersen Library, Room 120
The Givens Collection of African American Literature will commemorate Black History Month by examining the character of the collector. What animates the passions of the collector of African American literature? A need to document the achievements and impact of African Americans? To celebrate African American culture? A love of black books? A recent gift of rare African American literature, donated in honor of Penumbra founder and UMN theater professor Lou Bellamy, will be explored to answer these questions. Sponsored by UMN Libraries, Givens Collections of African American Literature
Opening of Givens Exhibit, "Bibliophilia: Collecting Black Books"
February 6 - April 20, UMN Andersen Library
Sponsored by UMN Libraries, Givens Collections of African American Literature
NOMMO African American Authors Series: Elizabeth Alexander
February 8, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, UMN Humphrey School, Cowles Auditorium
Sponsored by UMN Libraries, Givens Collections of African American Literature
Best known for
composing and delivering President Barack Obama's inaugural poem "Praise
Song for the Day," Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright,
and teacher. Alexander has published five books of poems, including American
Sublime, which was listed on the American Library Association's 2006
"Notable Books of the Year" and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
that same year. Her first young adult collection (co-authored with Marilyn
Nelson), Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color,
received the 2008 Connecticut Book Award. Her two collections of essays are The
Black Interior and Power and Possibility, and her play, Diva Studies was
produced at the Yale School of Drama. She has also composed words for musical
projects with composers Elana Ruehr and Lewis Spratlan.
Black Books Panel Discussion: "Walter Mosley Black Writer"
February 9, 7:00 pm, Rondo Library, 461 Dale Street North, St. Paul
Panelists: Nothando Zulu, Davu Seru, Ezra Hyland and Arleta Little
February 15, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, UMN McNamara Alumni Center, Room 655 West (6th Floor)
Sponsored by UMN Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Learn how to incorporate equity and diversity into position descriptions, job performance, and other aspects of your everyday work.
Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha 1st Annual Oratorical Contest
February 16, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, UMN Coffman Union, President's Room
Discussion and Signing by Ezra Hyland: By Any Means Necessary--Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented Critical Conversations on Manning Marable's Biography of Malcolm X
February 21, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, UMN Coffman Union Bookstore
Includes writings by: by Haki Madhubuti, Maulana Karenga, Sonia Sanchez, and more
Black Student Union Black History Month Game Show
February 21, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, location to be determined. Hosted by Atif Lanier
Black Art Jeopardy
February 23, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Hosmer Community Library, 347 East 36th Street, Minneapolis
Sponsored by Obsidian Arts and co-sponsored by UMN Libraries, Givens Collections of African American Literature
Sigma Science Fair
February 25, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, UMN St. Paul Student Center
Students will compete for $1, 000 and $500 scholarships at a Science Fair hosted by the Sigma Charitable Foundation of Zeta Nu Sigma Chapter - Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. This event is designed to provide knowledge and awareness of the contributions of people of color to fields relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Local high school juniors and seniors of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Public, Private, Charter, and home schooled students are all eligible.
Thirty participants will be selected for participation by a small committee including judges and members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated based on creativity of project and display, relevance to the theme (Black History Month), as well as eligibility & adherence to the rules of the science fair. Scholarship winners will receive special trophies from Crown Trophy (http://www.crowntrophy.com/) to go along with their scholarship and sponsors of winning students will receive awards as recognition for participation in the success of this event.
According to an article that was recently published *African American and Latino people make up just 12% of the science and technology workforce. Black History Month has been observed since 1976 as a way to recall and commemorate the achievements and history of Americans of African descent. Its origins are found in what was originally known as Negro History Week, established in the 1920s through the efforts of several African American scholars. Since we live in an era where Black and African American Students often demonstrate disinterest in fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics what better way to celebrate this occasion than by paying homage and bringing awareness to the contributions of African Americans in STEM fields? Scientists like George Washington Carver, Mathematicians and Physicists like Ronald E. Mickens, and Engineers like Mae C. Jemison will all be honored with the presentation of projects that display passion, creativity, and commitment to fields of STEM and African American influences thereof.
This is an all age's event open to the public meant to inform, entertain, as well as uplift the youth of the great state of Minnesota. This is also a call to action for local corporations businesses and educational institutions to invest in the next generation of leaders. Sponsor a Scientist: $200 gives students an opportunity to earn a small book scholarship while demonstrating an investment in the success of the youth in our community. Other sponsorship opportunities include "Carver" or "Quantum" level sponsorship; The Sigma Charitable Foundation asks that your organization assist in reaching goals by sponsoring a number of students who might have the opportunity to change a paradigm in this state that claims African American and Black youth do not achieve academic or professional success as often as the majority in fields of STEM. Your donation is tax deductible.
Please mail your application or contribution to:
Zeta Nu Sigma | BHMSF
P.O. Box 65155
St. Paul, MN 55165 - 0155
Please make your check or money order payable to: Urban Instituted of Service and Learning. Each sponsor will be recognized on the event program and if a sponsored project wins a scholarship that sponsor will be recognized with a plaque.
University of Minnesota Jazz Festival Concert
February 25, 7:30 Р 9:30 pm, UMN Ted Mann Concert Hall
A concert featuring the U of M Jazz Ensembles and special guests the Hornheads: