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September 2021

King Talks Information Session

Thursday, September 30, 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online United States

Rackham’s annual King Talks are TED-style talks echoing the theme of U-M’s MLK Symposium. Through this program, Rackham students publicly communicate the relevance of their research to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. This session will allow you to learn more about the King Talks, including expectations and application tips. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/GkD7b. 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…

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October 2021

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda: Moving Beyond Failure and Actively Cultivating a More Equitable Academy

Tuesday, October 5, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Systems of higher education in the United States create differential advantage and disadvantage for the people who work and learn in them. When individuals move through these systems—as administrators, instructors, or learners—they make choices to participate in the perpetuation or the disruption of these inequities. While some perpetuation of inequity can be attributed to ignorance, it is often true that individuals who do understand the harmful impacts of unjust behavior, processes, and structures often fail to address them. This session…

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Intro to LGBTQ+ Identities and Inclusive Language

Tuesday, October 12, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

The Spectrum Center will be presenting an introduction to LGBTQ+ language and identities. Gender identity, attractionality, and pronouns will be introduced. Participants will engage in discussion around inclusive practices that can be employed as well as how to be an active ally. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own experience with allyhood development and identify strategies for personal and organizational change. Learning Objectives: PERSONAL AWARENESS – Participants will: Identify how social identities and personal motivations impact…

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Racial Microaggressions

Wednesday, October 13, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we often times find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to discomfort in openly discussing race, racism, and white supremacy. In this workshop we hope to foster an intellectually humble environment within which to unpack racial microaggressions, address common barriers to intervening when a racial microaggressions is inflicted, and provide tools for successfully intervening in the future. Learning objectives: Identify elements of systemic racism and understand it’s…

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Anti-Racist Community Engagement

Friday, October 15, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This interactive virtual workshop will interrogate the role white supremacy often plays in university community engagement experiences and will explore anti-racist approaches to our work in and with communities. The workshop is designed for students with prior knowledge or experience with community engagement who are interested in learning more about how to practice anti-racism in their engaged course, service, project, or research. Workshop content will build on basic concepts of race, racism, social identity, power, and privilege. If you're newer…

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Navigating Difficult Conversations: Communicating Across Difference

Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss the ways in which conflict can manifest in our academic and personal spheres and will explore strategies to navigate and address difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more confidence in the future. Learning objectives: Participants will be exposed to the idea that conflict is culturally grounded Participants will reflect on the ways in which their…

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MORE: Fall 2021 STUDENT Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, October 22, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of…

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MORE: Fall 2021 FACULTY Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, October 22, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of…

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Change it Up!©

Tuesday, October 26, 9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT
Online United States

Change It Up!© brings bystander intervention skills to students for the purpose of building supportive and respectful communities. Change It Up! is based on a nationally recognized five-step bystander intervention model that develops students’ skills and confidence when intervening in situations that negatively impact campus climate. This workshop explores how students’ identities and experiences impact their interactions inside and outside of the classroom. Through interactive theater, students apply the five steps to real-life scenarios and have an opportunity to practice…

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November 2021

MORE: Fall 2021 STUDENT Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Tuesday, November 2, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of…

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