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February 2020

Social Justice and the Power of Oppression

Friday, February 21, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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In this workshop, participants will be prompted in high levels of thinking about their own identities, communicating across identities, understanding power and oppression, and how they engage in these topics with others. Participants will also discuss how their unconscious biases play into perpetuating systems of oppression and what tools we can use to disrupt this thinking. 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…

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

Monday, February 24, 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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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 goals of this workshop are for participants to: 1) gain knowledge of societal biases and self-awareness of their unconscious biases, and 2) develop strategies to advocate for inclusion in light of unconscious bias. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For…

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Rackham North: Racial Microaggressions

Thursday, February 27, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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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 microaggressions is inflicted, and provide tools for successfully intervening in the future. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral…

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March 2020

L.E.A.D.: Leading Equity and Diversity Initiatives Workshop

Tuesday, March 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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Throughout this series of panel discussions, participants will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with a diverse group of people who lead diversity initiatives (this will include administrators, staff, students, and faculty, as well as others who work in the community). Each panel guest will speak about their own journey around DEI and how it has impacted their work and fueled their passion. They will also share information on their current diversity initiatives. Participants will have the chance…

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Food Grown by Students for Students: Trip to Campus Farm

Wednesday, March 11, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 North Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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The University of Michigan Campus Farm at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is an authentic living-learning laboratory available to all students at the University of Michigan. The Campus Farm provides 21st-century leadership development, education, and research opportunities. The space offers invaluable lessons related to sustainable food production for students from a wide range of disciplines who—even if they don’t go on to be farmers—will play a role in the future in food system issues including public health, the environment, education, and the…

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Cancelled: Demystifying the Postdoc Experience

Friday, March 13, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Vandenberg Room, 2nd Floor, Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This event has been cancelled. Join members of the Bouchet Honor Society and our distinguished panel who will answer questions and provide insight into how to obtain and navigate the postdoc experience.

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Online: Rackham North—Writing a Diversity Statement for the Faculty Job Search

Thursday, March 19, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
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In light of COVID-19 and in alignment with university policy, Rackham is delivering our professional and academic programming when possible in alternative formats. This workshop will not be held in person but instead will be offered using Zoom technology. Please be sure to check your email the morning of the online workshop for the link to participate in the program. Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a…

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Online: Healing Identity-Based Trauma

Friday, March 27, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
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In light of COVID-19 and in alignment with university policy, Rackham is delivering our professional and academic programming when possible in alternative formats. This workshop will not be held in person but instead will be offered using Zoom technology. Please be sure to check your email the morning of the online workshop for the link to participate in the program. Many discussions under the umbrella of diversity, equity, and inclusion focus on what we can do moving forward, without holding…

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April 2020

Online: Rackham North—Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, April 9, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
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In light of COVID-19 and in alignment with university policy, Rackham is delivering our professional and academic programming when possible in alternative formats. This workshop will not be held in person but instead will be offered using Zoom technology. Please be sure to check your email the morning of the online workshop for the link to participate in the program. Have you often succeeded at an academic task even though you were afraid you wouldn't do well? Do you dread…

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May 2020

L.E.A.D. Featuring Graduate Rackham International’s (GRIN) Co-Presidents Andrea Belgrade and Yixuan Chen

Friday, May 22, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
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L.E.A.D is a series of conversations where participants have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of people who lead DEI initiatives. Each guest will speak about the journey to their leadership role, share some of their current DEI efforts, discuss the challenges they face, and what they find most rewarding about the work. Guests will also discuss how COVID-19 has affected them personally as a leader in this space and how it has impacted the people that they…

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