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February 2022

Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities: An Introduction for Graduate Students

Monday, February 7, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

This interactive 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. Learning Objectives: Understand and articulate best practices for preparing to enter communities, engaging with communities, and exiting communities in positive, humanizing, and sustainable ways. Reflect on how social identities, power, and privilege impact community engagement work. Develop skills for communicating effectively with diverse partners and stakeholders and build a positive rapport in…

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Healing Identity-Based Trauma

Tuesday, February 8, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
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 potentially 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 identity-based trauma. This training is being developed and facilitated by EQuity. Learning Objectives: Participants will define what is a…

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Engendering Respectful Communities: Preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment

Thursday, February 10, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Online United States + Google Map

This workshop is facilitated by U-M's Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC), as well as the U-M Educational Theatre Company (ETC), providing graduate students across campus with engaging graduate student peer-led virtual workshops covering U-M's community expectations and practices, as well as opportunities to develop and practice skills for addressing harmful behavior, specifically related to sexual misconduct. This workshop is designed for University of Michigan master's students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu…

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Change it Up!©

Friday, February 11, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
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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Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Monday, February 14, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Online United States + Google Map

Have you often succeeded at an academic task even though you were afraid you wouldn’t do well? Do you dread others evaluating your work? Do you tend to remember incidents when you haven’t done your best more than those when you have? Thoughts such as these are the hallmark of imposter syndrome thinking. This workshop shares insights from the scholarship on imposter syndrome and provides research-based strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome. Learning Objectives: Share insights from scholarship on psychological constructs…

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We’re Biased. So Now What?: Personalizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias

Wednesday, February 16, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

Many of us are committed to DEI and accept the extensive evidence from scholarly studies in psychology and neuroscience demonstrating that we all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others. The question then becomes, how do we not only become aware of our biases, but also work to overcome them. Learning Objectives: Gain knowledge of societal biases and self-awareness of one's unconscious biases Develop strategies to advocate for inclusion in light of unconscious bias This workshop is designed…

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Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

Monday, February 21, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Online United States

Faculty from top liberal arts colleges are visiting for a virtual event on February 21 and 22, 2022 to promote greater diversity in the faculty at their institutions. Attendees will hear about work-life at a liberal arts college and network with faculty, administrators, and diversity officers from participating colleges. Attendees will also have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to discuss their individual job application portfolio materials (CVs, teaching philosophies, research statements, etc.). Registration closes on…

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Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens

Wednesday, February 23, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Online United States

How do you assess whether organizations are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Join us to 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. Learning Objectives: Reflect on the importance of organizational culture with…

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Recognizing Privilege: A True Beginning to Social Change

Thursday, February 24, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Online United States

This session will explore privilege as it relates to dominant identities and discuss how one’s privilege has systemic advantages regardless if earned or aware. Participants will receive a basic introduction to privilege followed by an interactive activity that will identify individual areas of systemic advantage based on social group affiliation. The participants who would gain the most from this session are those who are willing to go beyond their comfort zone and engage in difficult conversations that will not only…

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March 2022

Gupta Professional Ethics Keynote: Reciprocity, Mutuality, and Solidarity—Moving Towards an Anticolonial Stance in Community-University Partnerships

Monday, March 7, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Drawing from her own experiences in research and teaching, Aurora Santiago Ortiz highlights the possibilities and potential pitfalls of community service learning and participatory action research. She offers practical lessons and insights for scholars, practitioners, researchers, and all those interested in engaging with communities in more horizontal, reciprocal, and solidary ways. Speaker: Aurora Santiago Ortiz, Ph.D., J.D., is a national leader in the area of community engaged research and teaching. A 2020 Ford Dissertation Fellow, she obtained her Ph.D. from…

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