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.

  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

 Lunch 'n Learn NCBI

NCBI

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: CME Conference Room

Come learn about NCBI. No registration required.

  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Best Sex Ever

  Best Sex Ever

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Maucker Union Ballroom

Laci is a young feminist videoblogger and a bit of a rockstar for those who follow feminist videobloggers. She will talk about how consensual sex is good sex. This is sponsored by the UNI Students Together for the Advancement of Reproductive Rights, UNI Proud, and UNI Feminish Action League. 

  

Thursday, October 2, 2014

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

 Does Sex Sell?

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Room 002, Sabin Hall

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.

Contact Information

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

Link to Event: NA

   
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

“Controversial Issues” UNI-NCBI Workshop

Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Location: Center for Multicultural Education


•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.

   

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 Lunch 'n Learn NCBI

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: CME Conference Room

Come learn about NCBI. No registration required.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

   

Monday, November 10, 2014

RHG Film & Discussion Series: "Joystick Warriors: Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism"

Location: Center for Multicultural Education

Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society.

This evening Joystick Warriors: Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue.

“For years, there's been widespread speculation about the relationship between violent video games and violence in the real world. Joystick Warriors provides the clearest account yet of the latest research on this issue. Drawing on the insights of media scholars, military analysts, combat veterans, and gamers themselves, the film trains its sights on the wildly popular genre of first-person shooter games, exploring how the immersive experience they offer links up with the larger stories we tell ourselves as a culture about violence, militarism, guns, and manhood. Along the way, it examines the game industry's longstanding working relationship with the U.S. military and the American gun industry, and offers a riveting examination of the games themselves -- showing how they work to sanitize, glamorize, and normalize violence while cultivating dangerously regressive attitudes and ideas about masculinity and militarism.”

The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library.  All series events are free and open to the public.

   

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

“Leadership for Diversity Inclusion” UNI-NCBI Workshop

Time: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Location: Center for Multicultural Education


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.

    

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lunch 'n Learn

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00PM

Location: CME Conference Room

Come learn about NCBI. No registration required.