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June 2021

Emancipation ≠ Freedom: Juneteenth Celebrate Freedom

Saturday, June 19, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Africans in America. On June 19, 1865, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Texas and parts of the southwest that freedom had come. One hundred fifty-six years later, freedom and equality are still being sought. Juneteenth is a day of celebration and recognition, but also a reminder that there is much work to be done. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. March (RAIN OR SHINE) Participate in…

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Restoration, Transformation, and Leadership: Centering Healing in the Actions We Take Towards Racial Equity

Tuesday, June 22, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

Are you interested in learning how you and/or your organization can make the shift toward healing-centered engagement? Are you interested looking for contemplative practices that can aid in your personal racial healing as you work toward racial equity in larger communities? This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to engage these questions and engage in critical self-reflection on one's level of commitment, courage, and cultural intelligence. Attendees will be exposed to the concept of healing centered engagement and leadership…

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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Leveraging Your Network

Wednesday, June 23, 11:00 am to 11:45 am EDT
Online United States

We are offering weekly coffee chats for the graduate student community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. Connecting with others is an important part of graduate school, and networking is critical to your job or internship search. Join this discussion to learn strategies for building your network in the virtual environment, and how to leverage this network for career exploration as well as job or internship searching. There will be plenty of time for your questions! This…

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Rackham Minority Serving Institutions Initiative Coffee Chat Series: Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s to Ph.D. Bridge Program—A Model for Inclusive Graduate Education

Wednesday, June 23, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This talk will provide an overview of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's to Ph.D. Bridge Program (FVBP) Model for inclusive graduate education. Further, Dina Myers Stroud will present findings from a study conducted as part of the Fisk-Vanderbilt LSAMP Regional Center of Excellence in Broadening Participation to understand what FVBP activities students report as contributing to their success. This session will be of particular interest to those looking to build on their mentoring practices and develop activities to foster a sense of…

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Mentoring Across Differences

Thursday, June 24, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

This workshop will address challenges that emerge in mentoring relationships related to the players’ social identities and their intersection. Through a variety of interactive activities and case studies, participants will be able to explore from a distance the way bias plays out in mentoring relationships, dive into closer practice to recognize their own bias from a mentor’s perspective, and develop strategies to interrupt various biases to ensure particular kinds of collaborations with members of their (future) teams. Participants will also…

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Inclusive Leadership

Tuesday, June 29, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

There is a lot of talk about “inclusive leadership,” but many are left asking: What is it? Why is it important? How can I do it? This workshop will address these questions by presenting research on the specific traits, elements, and styles of inclusive leaders. Participants will be able to reflect on and share their own experiences and times that they have witnessed others modeling inclusive leadership. We will discuss the benefits of inclusive leadership at the individual and organizational…

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July 2021

Inclusive Leadership Roundtable

Thursday, July 1, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

The theory behind inclusive leadership is vast. It has connections with emotional intelligence, communication, understanding team dynamics, mentoring, and more. The other nine workshops in this series focused on the theory and application. For this round table, we gathered a panel of faculty and staff who have experience using inclusive leadership in their fields. Join us for a round table where you will learn to go beyond the theory and hear real life experience about using inclusive leadership in practice.…

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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Creating a Compelling Resume

Thursday, July 8, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Online United States

We are offering weekly coffee chats for the graduate student community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. Are you having a hard time synthesizing your academic experiences to apply for opportunities beyond the professoriate? Whether you are looking to improve your current resume or build one from scratch, this session will provide you with strategies to help you craft a compelling resume that showcases your experiences, talents, and skills. If you have a draft resume, please have…

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Pride on the Diag

Saturday, July 10, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
The Diag, 913 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The Queer Advocacy Coalition, in collaboration with Rackham Graduate School and the Spectrum Center, are so excited to be host Pride on the Diag! At the event, you’ll find performances from local queer musicians, poets, and drag performers, as well as interactive tables from campus and community organizations providing resources about the LGBTQIA+ community and LGBTQIA+ safe sex practices. There will be games and cute photo booth opportunities, so grab your friends and family, and come out to celebrate!

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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Cover Letters

Thursday, July 22, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Online United States

We are offering a series of virtual coffee chats for the Rackham community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. The general topic for this session is writing effective cover letters, including strategies for tailoring your cover letters to each job application. There will be time for Q&A. This event is intended to be interactive and therefore a recording will not be available. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/jxXd9. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our…

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