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January 2019

King Talks

Tuesday, January 22, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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King Talks. Four students, one theme: Unravel

Rackham Graduate students will communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in a TED-talk style. Presentation is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a reception to follow from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m in the Assembly Hall. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/J7XQm.

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Designing a DEI Workshop

Wednesday, January 23, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop is designed only for participants in the Professional Development DEI Certificate who are facilitating workshops related to DEI as part of their certificate requirements. This interactive training will provide an overview on workshop design principles and best practices for facilitating workshops. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aVZoD.

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Disability Awareness

Thursday, January 24, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop aims to increase baseline knowledge, initiate discussion, and clarify myths and facts about people with disabilities. Participants will gain a better understanding of disability issues and the disability community as a whole. It will also address how to best serve individuals with disabilities and provide suggestions on etiquette that you can use in your everyday life. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/6vEAr.

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First-Generation Luncheon and Networking

Monday, January 28, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join Rackham, the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, and fellow first-generation students, faculty, and staff as we gather for a luncheon featuring fellowship, networking, and fun. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Jm0DG.

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Out in Grad School Virtual Training

Monday, January 28, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Join our panel of graduate students who will discuss what the complexities of being out and/or not being out mean to them. No registration is required. Go to https://bluejeans.com/251097890 on January 28, at 4:00 p.m. to participate.

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Towards Transformative Change: Institutional Self-Assessment and Relationship Building Between U-M and MSIs

Wednesday, January 30, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Minority Serving Institutions have and continue to play an integral role in granting access, building knowledge, and empowering change that impacts both individuals and society. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, whose legacy we commemorate as a critical figure in the advancement of civil rights and social justice, is an alumnus of Morehouse College—an MSI. Implicit in Dr. King’s push for righteousness, peace, and justice was an immense desire to transform how a nation and ultimately the world engaged with…

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Women in Engineering Panel

Thursday, January 31, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Data tells us that women are underrepresented in many engineering fields. During this event, panelists will discuss their strategies for career success. Panelist include: Tershia Pinder-Grover, CRLT Engineering Anne Juggernauth, UMOR Office of Tech Transfer Carolyn Kuranz, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Constance Savander, Maritime Research Associates Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/aMjoN.

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February 2019

Applying Principles of Community Engagement for Graduate Students

Tuesday, February 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop is intended for graduate students who have already attended an Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities workshop or those with some familiarity or experience with community engagement. In this intermediate level workshop, participants will apply core principles for thoughtfully engaging with communities into their practice, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways, with an attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Particularly useful for students interested in community engagement, DEI, social…

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DEI Symposium: Scholarship, Leadership, and Advocacy

Friday, February 8, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham Graduate School's Professional Development DEI Certificate Program will be host a DEI Symposium on February 8, 2019. The symposium will feature keynote speaker Dr. Damon A. Williams, author of Strategic Diversity Leadership and Founder of the National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy and brief presentations by graduate student DEI leaders. 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 University of Michigan Chief Diversity…

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DEI Conversation: Intersectionality

Thursday, February 14, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join your Rackham peers for a DEI conversation about intersectionality. Everyone has multiple visible and invisible identities that influence their experiences and create a lens in which they view others and perceive themselves. During this session, we will discuss identities in the context of intersectionality. During this DEI Conversation, we will 1) define intersectionality and discuss how we experience it, 2) talk about how DEI initiatives at U-M can enhance students’ understanding of intersectionality, and 3) discuss how moving forward…

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