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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium: Building Community and Connecting Across Difference

Friday, February 14, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST

Rackham Graduate School’s Professional Development DEI Certificate Program will host a DEI Symposium featuring keynote speaker Dr. Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis. Showcased in the symposium will be graduate student scholars, leaders, and advocates that have been successful in creating an inclusive environment for their colleagues. The objectives of the symposium are to create a sense of community among DEI leaders and to disseminate the excellent work graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are doing related to DEI. In addition, the symposium will also serve as a space to share resources regarding DEI-related projects and initiatives that have been successful among schools and departments with the purpose of enhancing collaboration.

Opening Remarks and Keynote Address

Keynote Address by Dr. Kamimura-Jimenez

This session is open to faculty, staff, and students.

9:00 to 10:30 a.m., Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

Impact of Graduate Student Diversity Leaders

  • Presentations by DEI Graduate Student Staff Assistants and Graduate Student Leaders
  • Introduction of Students, Deborah S. Willis, DEI Certificate Program Lead
  • Presentations by DEI Graduate Student Staff Assistants and Student DEI Leaders

This session is open to faculty, staff, and students.

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

Lunch with DEI Leaders

  • Welcome remarks, Ethriam Brammer, Assistant Dean Rackham Graduate School
  • Acknowledging DEI Certificate Partners, Deborah S. Willis

Due to space limitations, this session is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, unit DEI Leads, and DEI Certificate partners only. Thank you for your understanding.

12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

A Conversation with Dr. Kamimura-Jimenez

This session is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows only. Thank you for your understanding.

Refreshments will be served.

1:30 to 3:00 p.m., West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

Registration for the various sessions is required at https://myumi.ch/3qAAG.

We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time (one week preferred) to arrange for your requested accommodation(s) or an effective alternative.

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Date:
Friday, February 14
Time:
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
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Event Type
Conference / Symposium
Building
Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)

Venue

4th Floor, Rackham Building
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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