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March 2021

Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, March 10, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/95065129163 Meeting ID: 950 6512…

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Building Your Toolbox as an Anti-Racist Advocate in Higher Ed

Thursday, March 11, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

Higher Ed is a particular kind of work and learning space. While it shares characteristics with its primary and secondary counterparts, it is decidedly different in its teaching, student, and administrative contexts. As a result, anti-racist work in higher education settings must look different than it might in K-12 contexts and in other types professional work settings (corporate, non-profit, etc.). This workshop will ask participants to think more closely about the nuances of racial in/justice and in/equity in higher education…

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LEAD: Racial Equity and Community Engagement

Friday, March 12, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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 month our focus is on higher education institutions and their impact and responsibility to the communities they serve. “The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world.” This quote comes directly from the mission statement from the Office of…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Friday, March 12, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/95065129163 Meeting ID: 950 6512…

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Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, March 15, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Dismantling White Supremacy

Monday, March 15, 9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT
Online United States

Culture reflects a set of agreed-upon expectations and norms in a social community. Culture includes values, beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors learned from one’s group. In the United States, white supremacy culture pervades the communities and organizations that we all inhabit. In this interactive session, we will discuss a brief article (required as pre-reading before the workshop) written by anti-racism scholars and activists on white supremacy culture. We will identify ways that we can dismantle white supremacy culture in our own…

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Rackham North: Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity

Tuesday, March 16, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
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 non-academic jobs beyond the professoriate. This workshop is designed for graduate…

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Virtual Lunch with the Deans

Tuesday, March 16, 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm EDT
Online United States

Rackham Student Government is hosting a virtual lunch with the Rackham deans. This will be a chance for graduate students to talk directly with the deans and to provide thoughts on planning for the 2021–22 academic year, among other topics. Students can submit questions ahead of time when they register. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/lx9n2. 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…

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Writing a Diversity Statement for the Faculty Job Search

Wednesday, March 17, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

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. For faculty…

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Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities Workshop

Thursday, March 18, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This interactive virtual 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. 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/4pDON. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this…

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