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Diversity

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Kimberly Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will facilitate the panel discussion "Men of Color, Mental Health, and the Correctional System." Topics include: 

  • How can men of color be assisted by mental health counseling during and after their sentences? 
  • How do men of color (in disproportionate numbers) get into the correctional system in the first place? Is there a disciplinary pipeline? 
  • How can mental health counseling serve as a reasonable and useful intervention tool? 

Panelists will be Tom Eachus, director, Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center; David Goodson, MSW, civil rights activist; Bill Tate, Dept., of Correctional Services, Black Hawk County; and Cora Turner, associate superintendent of Waterloo Schools.

Monday, February 20, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Panelists Tom Eachus, Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center; David Goodson, civil rights activist; Bill Tate, Dept. of Correctional Services; and Cora Turner, associate superintendent of Waterloo Schools, will discuss men of color in the correctional system.Topics include: How do men of color (in disproportionate numbers) get into the correctional system in the first place? Is there a disciplinary pipeline? How can mental health counseling serve a s a reasonable and useful intervention tool? How can men of color be assisted by mental health counseling during and after their sentences? Kim Baker will be the facilitator.

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Campus-wide program to create leadership skills in diversity and inclusion through a positive interactive approach.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm

“Immigrant Communities in the Cedar Valley” will be presented by the Immigrant Advocates Group, Waterloo.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Campus-wide program to create leadership skills in diversity and inclusion through a positive interactive approach.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

African Night is an annual cultural showcase organized by the African Union organization. Performers from across the continent celebrate their culture through dance, drumming, spoken word, music, fashion, and a variety of other arts. This year’s theme is “We are Africa" to pay homage to our roots as descendants of numerous vast and diverse civilizations.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm

“Serving Our Community, While Learning: Service-Learning andProfessional Development at UNI” will be presented by Lazarus Adua, sociology, anthropology and criminology, and the public policy and evaluation class.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00 am

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Join us for the Fourth Annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony that celebrates the achievements of the UNI LGBT* community during the past year as well as recognizing its graduating seniors. The event will start with a program and awarding of Lavender cords to graduating seniors followed by social time and appetizers. For more information, contact lgbt@uni.edu.

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