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September 2020

DEI Professional Development Certificate Orientation

Monday, September 21, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This session is for students who have been accepted into the DEI Certificate Program only. 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/jxNAd. 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…

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Rackham North: Racial Microaggressions

Friday, September 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we often times find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to the discomfort of 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 microaggression is inflicted, and provide tools for successfully intervening in the future. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral…

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Rackham North: Combating Anti-Asian Racism

Tuesday, September 29, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Professor Melissa Borja is a faculty member in the Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program and lead researcher with the Stop Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Hate Reporting Center, a national effort to document and analyze coronavirus-related hate against Asian Americans. She will share her research as well as ways that graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can work to address anti-Asian racism as teachers, scholars, and community members. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty…

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October 2020

Healing Identity Based Trauma

Friday, October 2, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Many discussions under the umbrella of diversity, equity, and inclusion focus on what we can do moving forward, without holding sufficient space to deal with the wounds and potential trauma that inequality, oppression, and marginalization can cause. In the belief that healing is a form of social justice, this session focuses on strategies individuals and communities can use to heal from the trauma of identity-based trauma. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff,…

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Anti-Racism Workshop

Monday, October 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This workshop will center on the conceptualization and application of anti-racism work. Anti-racism work is defined and constructed differently across time and space within and without the academy. How does the way we think about anti-racism impact the approaches to dismantling racism? What are some emerging approaches in the higher education context? Explore what they mean for you and your path in DEI work. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact…

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Rackham North: Change It Up!

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

Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful, and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community. 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/nbkpn. We…

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Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens

Wednesday, October 14, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

How do you assess whether organizations are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Come learn about how to assess various aspects of an organization’s culture during the job and internship search process through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. During this session you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the challenges of navigating this process and practice actionable strategies to evaluate an organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty…

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LEAD: Empowering and Elevating Marginalized Voices

Friday, October 23, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

LEAD, Leading Equity And Diversity, is a series of conversations where attendees have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of guests who lead and/or support DEI and Social Justice initiatives. This LEAD conversation will address the need to create a more inclusive environment for diverse communities on college campuses. Many faculty, staff and students of color have reported feeling isolated, unheard, and unseen. How can we elevate marginalized voices in the pursuit of racial equity and inclusion on…

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November 2020

Rackham North: Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Monday, November 2, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude is now highly valued by many employers, both within and beyond academe. This interactive workshop will 1) show how employers are evaluating DEI in job interviews, 2) provide opportunities for reflection on how you demonstrate your commitment to DEI, and 3) provide time for students to practice answering common interview questions related to DEI. This workshop is designed primarily for graduate students seeking jobs beyond the professoriate. This workshop is designed for graduate students…

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Rackham 101: Navigating Your Identity in Graduate School

Friday, November 13, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Online United States

This workshop will help us delve into the intersections of our multiple identities and the implications they have for us in the academic, professional, and personal world. 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/3q3Z7. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please…

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