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.

 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

3:30 pm

CME Book Club

Poverty in America: A Handbook takes an in-depth look at trends, patterns, and causes of poverty in the United States.  Join us and author John Iceland in an in-depth discussion over America's current poverty measurements and issues.  Reading the book is not required to attend and participate.  

7:00 pm

John Iceland, Head of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Penn State University, will lecture on his book Poverty in America: A Handbook.  Attendees will learn more about the trends, patterns, and causes of poverty in the United States.  A book signing reception will immediately follow the lecture.  

Location: Center for Multicultural Education

Contact Information

Name: Brittni Haag
Email: haagb@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2250

Wednesday, September 10, 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

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

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