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March 2021

Interracial Dialogue

Thursday, March 4, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Online United States

The prospect of engaging in interracial dialogue can be a discomforting one for many people in the United States. There’s concern about saying the wrong thing, fear of how you or others will respond, and oftentimes a desire to get out of the moment as quickly as possible. In this session on navigating interracial dialogue, we will explore what are people's biggest barriers to engaging in interracial dialogue, present a framework for engaging in race-aware interracial dialogue, and critique a…

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Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities Workshop

Thursday, March 18, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This interactive virtual workshop introduces principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/4pDON. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this…

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Assertiveness Skills

Thursday, March 25, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. Assertiveness is a learnable skill and mode of communication using verbal and non-verbal skills, with an understanding that assertive responses are based on an individual’s comfort levels. This workshop will provide options to consider when one feels the need or desire to use their voice to express their opinions or if they need to set a boundary. Candace Dorsey, Empowerment Self Defense Program Manager, will demonstrate ways that…

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