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March 2019

Change It Up!

Wednesday, March 27, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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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. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/J7XDY.

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Rackham North: Revising Your Diversity Statement

Thursday, March 28, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a "diversity statement" as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, you will bring a draft of your diversity statement and spend time giving and receiving feedback on it with your peers using a rubric. If you have not yet written a draft diversity statement, you will be…

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April 2019

Reclaiming My Authority: Identifying and Responding to Microaggressions in the Workplace

Thursday, April 4, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop will provide the opportunity for you to be empowered with effective intervention strategies that are critical for addressing microaggressions in the workplace. STEM in Color, in collaboration with the Spectrum Center and Rackham DEI Professional Development Program, will lead small group discussions and activities designed to identify acts of microaggression and establish strategies to respond to such situations while preserving our identities. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required via https://forms.gle/omSnDpnmGpgAmRdH9.

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Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Tuesday, April 9, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude continues to be a highly sought out asset among employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will provide insight on how to establish and validate a commitment to DEI engagement, scholarship, and leadership through valuable insight on how Google has integrated DEI concepts within their organization. Two leading experts from Google will facilitate the discussion in an effort to prepare students for these market changes. This workshop is designed primarily for those…

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Crossroads: The Intersection of Health and Wellness and DEI

Friday, April 12, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop aims to address the importance of health and wellness in DEI spaces and among DEI advocates. Resources and tools on how to incorporate wellness into social justice initiatives will be shared. The workshop will also go in depth on how advocates and allies can prioritize their wellness to promote well-being in shared spaces and among peers. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aMPnD.

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Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Celebration Ceremony

Monday, April 22, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program is proud to announce this year's certificate recipients. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of program participants. The ceremony will feature the Dean of Rackham Graduate School, the University's Chief Diversity Officer, and student keynote speakers. A reception will immediately follow in the Assembly Hall. Friends, faculty, and staff are all welcome to join our celebration ceremony! Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be made available in August for…

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Rackham DEI Strategic Plan Town Hall

Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham, in partnership with Rackham Student Government, Students of Color of Rackham, and Rackham Graduate International, is hosting a town hall for students to provide input for the Year 4 Rackham Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan. One point of emphasis will be establishing action items for how to improve graduate-student climate at the program and campus levels. Join us to make your voice heard! Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required at https://myumi.ch/J7mY2.

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September 2019

Writing a Diversity Statement

Tuesday, September 10, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a "diversity statement" as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, we will discuss best practices for writing diversity statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help participants start writing their own statement. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is…

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Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities for Graduate Students

Friday, September 13, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop will introduce graduate students to principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways. Particularly useful for students interested in community engagement, social justice, democratic engagement, advocacy, activism, and philanthropy. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/qggEv.…

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Professional Development DEI Certificate Information Session

Wednesday, September 18, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Did you know that Rackham offers a Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program? It was designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering an inclusive climate on campus. Help us spread the word! Each year we have many students miss the application deadline. There is still time to apply! Applications for the program are open now and close on September 20, 2019. For more information or apply, please visit our website: Rackham Professional…

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