Calendar

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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.

        

 

 

Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK Observance

MLK

Time: All Day
Location: Everywhere

Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School not in session. 

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Diversity Fair

diversity

Time: 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
Location: Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom

Held prior to the President's Town Hall Meeting on Diversity, the Diversity Fair showcases diversity efforts all across campus. More than thirty exhibitors will represent various student organizations, departments and programs. Stop by to see how you can get involved and learn about a variety of events, programs and efforts at UNI. 

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Seventh Annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity

2014 Winners

Time: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM 
Location: Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom

Guest Speaker, Dr. Heather W. Hackman has been teaching and training on social justice issues since 1992 and was a tenured professor in the Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education at St. Cloud State University in St. Could, Minnesota for 12 years before she began focusing full time on consulting. She has taught courses in social justice and multicultural education (pre-service and in-service teachers), race and racism heterosexism and homophobia, social justice education (higher education leadership), oppression and social change, sexism, and gender oppression, class oppression, and Jewish oppression. Her most recent research and conference presentations have focused on climate change and it''s intersections with issues of race, class and gender.

The 2015 Diversity Matters Awards will be presented at this meeting. This award is presented annually in recognition of dedication and service to the University of Northern Iowa in advancement of its diversity-related goals.

 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Elect Her-Campus Women Win!

Panther Women Win

Time: 10:30 AM-3:30 PM 
Location:Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union

UNI will host its inaugural training conference, Elect Her–Campus Women Win, the only program in the country that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. A collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, Elect Her addresses the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office and to diminish the longstanding political leadership gender gap.

Participants will garner hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers and discuss research on women in government. The day will conclude with an opportunity to network with female leaders from various agencies throughout the community. There is no cost for this event; breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration for Elect-Her Campus Women Win is required, click here for more information. To visit the Elect Her: Pather Women Win Facebook page, click here. 

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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.

  

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Controversial Issues Half-Day Workshop

Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Location: Center for Multicultural Education

Walks participants through a method to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts in groups, organizations and individual relations. Emphasizes skills in empathy, listening, conflict management, ethics, and critical thinking. Snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to attend the full workshop and register. Click here to register for the Controversial Issues Half-Day Workshop. This is a university sanctioned event. Permission forms to be excused from classes provided. For more information about the Controversial Issues Half-Day Workshop, click here. You may also receive more information by emailing defran@uni.edu or calling 273-3210.

 

Monday, February 2, 2014

Crow Forum

Time: 12:00 PM
Location: CME, Room 109A 

Lisa Jepsen, associate professor of economics, will present "Women and Law School." Faculty, staff, students, and the public are welcome.

 

Monday, February 2, 2014

Guest Lecturer: Tim Wise

Time Wise

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Great Hall, GBPAC

Tim Wise is among the most prominent antiracist writers and educators in the United States. He is the author of six books, including his latest, "Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority." Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on more than 800 colleges and high school campuses, including UNI, and to community groups across the nation. He has provided antiracism training to teachers nationwide and has conducted training sessions with physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. Wise has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism at their institutions, and has served as consultant for plaintiffs attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State.

Wise speaks on topics such as the civil rights movement, electoral politics, white privilege, youth/student activism and multiculturalism. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN and has ben featured on ABC’s 20/20. He graduated from Tulane University and received antiracism training from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond in New Orleans. For more information about Guest Lecturer:Time Wise, click here.

 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I AM Eleven

I am Eleven

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Marcus College Square Cinema

The film I Am Eleven will be shown This event is being hosted by the Educational Psychology and Foundation's Development Team, the COE Diversity Committee, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program. Tickets are $10 per person and need to be purchased in advance. We need to have enough tickets purchased to be able to screen the film. To reserve tickets for I am Eleven, click here.

Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children from around the world. I AM ELEVEN weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age. These young minds provide us with a powerful insight into the future of our world.
As straight up and personal as the ’7 Up’ series, and with the comedy and honesty of ‘Spellbound’, this documentary enables us to explore an age where these ‘not quite kids, not quite teenagers’ briefly linger, between the frank openness and sometimes naivety of childhood, and the sharp and surprisingly brave wisdom and knowing of adulthood. As much as it is a story about them, it is a story with them, of what it is like to be eleven today. The kids, who hail from Australia, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, India, Morocco, Japan, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, openly share everything from their experiences with bullying and discrimination and their ideas about love to the passions and pastimes that make them happy. Sometimes the kids discuss upsetting issues -- like the boy in the UK who talks about feeling suicidal after being bullied or a kid from his council estate who was shot; or the girl from Morocco who's being asked by a relative to talk about how poor her family is on camera; or the immigrant kids who talk about being different or picked on for not being native to their countries of residence.

  

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Leadership for Diversity Inclusion Day Workshop

Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Center for Multicultural Education

A welcoming, highly interactive approach. Recognizes multiple aspects of diversity: every issue counts. Identifies the impact of oppressive behaviors and attitudes on oneself and others. Lunch and snack will be provided. Participants must be able to attend the full workshop and register. Click here to register for the Leadership for Diversity Inclusion Day Workshop. This is a university sanctioned event. Permission forms to be excused from classes provided. For more information about the Leadership for Diversity Inclusion Day Workshop, click here. You may also receive more information by emailing defran@uni.edu or calling 273-3210.

 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Controversial Issues Half-Day Workshop

Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Center for Multicultural Education

Walks participants through a method to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts in groups, organizations and individual relations. Emphasizes skills in empathy, listening, conflict management, ethics, and critical thinking. Snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to attend the full workshop and register. Click here to register for the Controversial Issues Half-Day Workshop. This is a university sanctioned event. Permission forms to be excused from classes provided. For more information about the Controversial Issues Half-Day Workshop, click here. You may also receive more information by emailing defran@uni.edu or calling 273-3210.

  

Monday, March 23, 2015

RHG Film & Discussion Series: "Miss Representation"

Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Center for Multicultural Education

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.”

 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Leadership for Diversity Inclusion Day Workshop

Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Location: Center for Multicultural Education

A welcoming, highly interactive approach. Recognizes multiple aspects of diversity: every issue counts. Identifies the impact of oppressive behaviors and attitudes on oneself and others. Lunch and snack will be provided. Participants must be able to attend the full workshop and register. Click here to register for the Leadership for Diversity Inclusion Day Workshop. This is a university sanctioned event. Permission forms to be excused from classes provided. For more information about the Leadership for Diversity Inclusion Day Workshop, click here. You may also receive more information by emailing defran@uni.edu or calling 273-3210.

 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Gender-free: Bystander approaches that move us beyond “Tough Guise” and “Sexy Empowerment"

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Center for Multicultural Education

Media and social media portray and depict carefully crafted messaging and messages to America’s youth on what it means to be a woman or a man. What social norms and thresholds of behaviors distinguish when a girl or woman is considered “hot” and “desirable” as opposed to a “slut” or “whore?” To what extent are boys and men held to similar standards of behavior – or are they?   

Friday & Saturday, April 25 and 26, 2015

Autism and Arts Education Symposium

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: 115 Russell Hall

The Autism and Arts Education Symposium presents keynote speakers and sessions that address issues related to children with autism and arts education (music, art and drama).

For more information about the Autism and Arts Education Symposium, click here.