Calendar

When to make a difference


Events listed on the Diversity Matters calendar are collected from the University of Northern Iowa’s Calendar of Events and other campus sources. If there is an upcoming diversity-related event that you would like to see posted here, please send an e-mail to diversity@uni.edu.

        

October: Relationship Violence Awareness Month

    

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

International Day of the Girl Celebration

Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Location: CME

Day of the Girl is a day to raise awareness about all issues concerning gender inequality around the world. The event will include a viewing of Half in the Sky, a powerful film which focuses on turning opression into opportunity for women worldwide. 

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

“Controversial Issues” UNI-NCBI Workshop

Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Location: Center for Multicultural Education

•Provides a unique NCBI approach for effectively working through interpersonal, group, organizational, or social disagreements or conflicts
•Teaches useful skills for addressing potentially divisive situations that can move everyone forward
•Highly interactive as trained facilitators walk the group through a structured process on a current point of disagreement among the group members
•Participants learn to articulate their perspective in ways others can hear
•To listen effectively to alternative positions
•And, to work toward common ground      

Must be able to attend the full 4-hour workshop and pre-register: http://ncbiworkshop.eventbrite.com/ All students, Merit, Professional & Scientific, Faculty, and Administrators welcome!

Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost. For more information 273-2519. The workshop is facilitated by members of the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute. This is a campus-wide program to create a more welcoming community to which everyone wants to belong.

   

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tang Siu Wa & Enrique Serrano, from the University of Iowa's International Writing Program

Time: 12-12:50 PM

Location: CME

Poet and essayist Tang Siu Wa (Hong Kong) and fiction writer Enrique Serrano (Colombia), visiting writers of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program, will be reading and visiting classes in languages, literature, and humanities. This is a Divisity Council mini grant funded event. For more information, contact Caroline Ledeboer or Dr. Penny Wang.

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CROW Forum

Time: 12:20 PM

Location: CME

Danielle McGeough, assistant professor of communication studies, will present "Pots and Purity: Performing the Domestic Goddess in the 19th Century." Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.

  

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 Lunch 'n Learn NCBI

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: CME Conference Room

Come learn about NCBI. No registration required.

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Cultural Conversation about Sexual Assault in Iowa

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Center for Multicultural Education

Led by UNI Women's and Gender Studies alum Lata D'Mello and other professionals working on research and prevention of sexual assault, this disucssion panel will focus on raising awareness about sexual assault through a cultural lens. The conversation will explore what sexual assault and domestic violence justice would look like, especially in immigrant and minority communities, and how college students can help address these issues. This event is sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies.

 

Monday, November 10, 2014

RHG Film & Discussion Series: "Joystick Warriors: Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism"

Location: Center for Multicultural Education

Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society.

This evening Joystick Warriors: Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue.

“For years, there's been widespread speculation about the relationship between violent video games and violence in the real world. Joystick Warriors provides the clearest account yet of the latest research on this issue. Drawing on the insights of media scholars, military analysts, combat veterans, and gamers themselves, the film trains its sights on the wildly popular genre of first-person shooter games, exploring how the immersive experience they offer links up with the larger stories we tell ourselves as a culture about violence, militarism, guns, and manhood. Along the way, it examines the game industry's longstanding working relationship with the U.S. military and the American gun industry, and offers a riveting examination of the games themselves -- showing how they work to sanitize, glamorize, and normalize violence while cultivating dangerously regressive attitudes and ideas about masculinity and militarism.”

The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library.  All series events are free and open to the public.

   

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Guest Lecturer: Thomas King

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: CME

Dr. Thomas King is an author who often writes and also advocates for First Nation causes. His book, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account, is an unconventional assessment of Indian-White relations in North America. This book is featured in our book club this year. King is also Professor Emeritus from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He earned his bachelor and masters degrees from Chico State University and earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah.

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

“Leadership for Diversity Inclusion” UNI-NCBI Workshop

Time: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Location: Center for Multicultural Education


This is more than a workshop, it is part of a campus-wide program to create a community to which everyone wants to belong. Offers a uniquely positive, hands-on approach to:
•Understand and affirm the rich layers of diversity within a group.
•Learn to identify the impact of oppressive behaviors and attitudes on oneself and others.
•Develop practical interpersonal skills that empower effective leaders and allies.

All Students, Merit, Professional & Scientific, Faculty, and Administrators are encouraged to attend. Facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute volunteer team. Lunch and snacks provided.
Must pre-register and be able to attend the full day: http://ncbiworkshop.eventbrite.com/
Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost. For more information 273-2519.

    

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lunch 'n Learn

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00PM

Location: CME Conference Room

Come learn about NCBI. No registration required.

  

Tuesday, January 27, 2014

Guest Lecturer: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Lang Hall-Auditorium

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture of the New York Public Library. His book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, discusses the emergence of the deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals in contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants. Muhammad will also be speaking at 3:30 p.m. at an informal book discussion prior to his keynote address.

  

Tuesday, January 27, 2014

RHG Film & Discussion Series: "Miss Representation"

Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: CME

This evening Miss Representation will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue: “Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation 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.”