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

Online

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. In this interactive workshop, participants will: Gain knowledge of societal biases and self-awareness of their unconscious biases Develop strategies to advocate for inclusion […]

Change It Up!©: Bystander Intervention

Online

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 […]

Writing a Diversity Statement

Online

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, […]

Seventh Annual Rackham King Talks

Auditorium, 1st Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Join us in the Rackham Auditorium as Rackham students communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy in a TED-talk style. The 2024 MLK Symposium theme is “The 21st Century Struggle: Transforming the Jangling Discords of Our Nation into a Beautiful Symphony.” This line is taken from Dr. King’s famous […]

Creating Inclusive Environments: Inclusive Leadership

Online

Having diverse individuals on a team or in an organization, does not make that space automatically inclusive. Inclusive leaders create environments where a diverse group of individuals can thrive. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss traits and practices of inclusive leaders and why creating an environment in which all employees/members have a seat at […]

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

1110/1120 Professional Education Center 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI, 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 […]

DEI (and A, B, and J) Principles, Concepts, and Discourses: A Workshop for Graduate Students

Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

This workshop is designed to introduce graduate students to fundamental concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), as well as accessibility, belonging, and justice (A, B, and J). Learning objectives for this workshop include: Defining and differentiating between key terms Understanding the historical contexts and antecedents shaping current DEI discourses and practices in higher education […]

King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Application Workshop

Exectutive Board Room, 1st Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Every year, the Rackham Graduate School accepts applications for the King-Chávez-Parks (KCP) Future Faculty Fellowship (FFF). Offered through a grant from the State of Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, the KCP FFF Program provides funding to increase the pool of academically or economically disadvantaged candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers or approved administrative positions […]

Anti-Racism in the Abroad Context

Online

Structural racism in the United States is the normalization and legitimization of an array of dynamics—historical, cultural, institutional, and interpersonal—that routinely advantages white people while producing cumulative and chronic adverse outcomes for people of color. It is a system of hierarchy and inequity primarily characterized by white supremacy—the preferential treatment, privilege, and power for white […]

Racial Microaggressions

Online

Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we often find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to discomfort in openly discussing race, racism, and white supremacy. In this workshop we hope to foster an intellectually humble environment within which we can unpack racial microaggressions, address common barriers to intervening […]