Calendar

When to make a difference

Events listed on the Diversity Matters calendar are collected from the University of Northern Iowa’s Calendar of Events and other campus sources. If there is an upcoming diversity-related event that you would like to see posted here, please send an e-mail to diversity@uni.edu.<br>

   

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

8:30-4:00 p.m., Center for Multicultural Education
“Leadership for Diversity Inclusion” UNI-NCBI Workshop

 


This is more than a workshop, it is part of a campus-wide program to create a community to which everyone wants to belong. Offers a uniquely positive, hands-on approach to:

  • Understand and affirm the rich layers of diversity within a group.
  • Learn to identify the impact of oppressive behaviors and attitudes on oneself and others.
  • Develop practical interpersonal skills that empower effective leaders and allies.

All Students, Merit, Professional & Scientific, Faculty, and Administrators are encouraged to attend. Facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute volunteer team. Lunch and snacks provided.
Must pre-register and be able to attend the full day: http://ncbiworkshop.eventbrite.com/
Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost. For more information 273-2519.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Rainbow Reception


Rainbow Reception is an evening of information sharing, networking, fellowship and dessert. Rainbow Reception is an opportunity for UNI students, faculty and staff to welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and ally students back to campus for the new academic year. There will be resource tables of community and campus resources in attendance as well. 
Location: Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Contact Information
Name: Heather Place
Email: placeh@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-5428
Link to Event: Rainbow Reception 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

3:30 pm
CME Book Club

 Cashin Headshot

 
Place, not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America by Sheryll Cashin advocates that affirmative action, as it is currently practiced, does little to help disadvantaged people. She proposed suggestions to fix this, which attendees will be able to hear more about from Cashin during the discussion. Reading the book is not required to attend and participate.
7:00 pm
Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University, will lecture on her book Place, not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America. Attendees will learn more about affirmative action, reimagining the concept so that it helps people of all backgrounds.There will be a book signing reception immediately following the lecture.
Location: Center for Multicultural Education
Contact Information
Name: Brittni Haag
Email: haagb@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2250

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Does Sex Sell?: Uncovering Media Representations of Women's Sports

 

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Forty percent of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. To highlight why this matters and address these disparities, Nicole M. LaVoi, the associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, will highlight this issue from a variety of perspectives and help dispel the common—but untrue—myths that no one is interested in women’s sport and that "sex sells" women’s sport. Effective strategies are also discussed for increasing media coverage and creating images which reflect the reality of women’s sports participation and why this is so important.

Location: Room 002, Sabin Hall

Contact Information

Name: Jennifer Waldron
Email: jennifer.waldron@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2730

Link to Event: NA

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

1-5 p.m., Center for Multicultural Education

“Controversial Issues” UNI-NCBI Workshop

  

  • Provides a unique NCBI approach for effectively working through interpersonal, group, organizational, or social disagreements or conflicts
  • Teaches useful skills for addressing potentially divisive situations that can move everyone forward
  • Highly interactive as trained facilitators walk the group through a structured process on a current point of disagreement among the group members
  • Participants learn to articulate their perspective in ways others can hear
  • To listen effectively to alternative positions
  • And, to work toward common ground       

Must be able to attend the full 4-hour workshop and pre-register: http://ncbiworkshop.eventbrite.com/ All students, Merit, Professional & Scientific, Faculty, and Administrators welcome!

Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost. For more information 273-2519. The workshop is facilitated by members of the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute. This is a campus-wide program to create a more welcoming community to which everyone wants to belong.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

8:30-4:00 p.m., Center for Multicultural Education

 


“Leadership for Diversity Inclusion” UNI-NCBI Workshop
This is more than a workshop, it is part of a campus-wide program to create a community to which everyone wants to belong. Offers a uniquely positive, hands-on approach to:

  • Understand and affirm the rich layers of diversity within a group.
  • Learn to identify the impact of oppressive behaviors and attitudes on oneself and others.
  • Develop practical interpersonal skills that empower effective leaders and allies.

All Students, Merit, Professional & Scientific, Faculty, and Administrators are encouraged to attend. Facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute volunteer team. Lunch and snacks provided.
Must pre-register and be able to attend the full day: http://ncbiworkshop.eventbrite.com/
Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost. For more information 273-2519.