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Writing a Diversity Statement
12:00pm, Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
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, and work through activities designed to help participants start writing their own statement. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/1pM43. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time (one week preferred) to arrange for your requested accommodation(s) or an effective alternative.
Our Compelling Interests Series: Leveraging Diversity
4:00pm, Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Please join us for a panel discussion on Leveraging Diversity as contributors to the Our Compelling Interests book series and initiative share their perspectives on what we gain from diversity. The panel will explore the diversity narratives as well as how we leverage diversity to create new forms of a healthy civic nation. Joining the moderator, U-M professor Angela Dillard, will be contributors to the first three volumes in the book series and the co-authors of the highly anticipated fourth publication. Immediately following the book event, we invite you to a reception in the East Conference Room (4th Floor) from 5:30–6:30 p.m., where you will have an opportunity to speak to the panelists. MODERATOR Angela Dillard Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies and in the Residential College, University of Michigan PANELISTS Tony Banout Senior Vice President, Interfaith Youth Core Nancy Cantor Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark Gary Orfield Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles; Co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA Scott Page John Seely Brown Distinguished University Professor of Complexity, Social Science, and Management at the University of Michigan
Pluralistic Professional: Honoring Religious Difference in the Workplace
6:00pm, Trotter Multicultural Center
Join Eboo Patel, the founder of Interfaith Youth Core, to talk about interfaith leadership in the workforce. RSVP: https://forms.gle/UmCSAkxvTE7pi6Ux6
Being Human in STEM
12:00pm, Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Description is coming soon. Please visit website for more information on speaker: http://www.beinghumaninstem.com/sheila-jaswal.html
Y(our) Story: Costs of Activism
1:00pm, Angell Hall
This year's MLK Symposium theme, “Costs of Activism”, reflects the challenges of activism, broadly defined. Standing up against racism, classism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of bias, as well as taking action to support the voices of others, can entail both positive and negative challenges. Reflecting on these stories can be empowering and help build community. We invite members of the University community to share their brief (2-4 minute) stories through written or spoken word, performance pieces, poems, art, music, or song. We encourage you to connect your story to the theme of “Costs of Activism.” This is an opportunity to tell your story, among supportive listeners, because (y)our stories matter! This event will be held on MLK Day (Jan. 20th, 2020) from 1-2:30pm at the Newnan LSA Academic Advisor Center in 1255 Angell Hall.
Brown v. Board of Education: The Legacy Continues
2:00pm, Michigan League
Cheryl Brown Henderson talks about her personal experience with segregated schools and the story of how Brown v. Board of Education came to be. The case was elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in May of 1954 ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits states from denying equal protection of the laws to any person within their jurisdictions. The decision declared that separate educational facilities for white and African American students were inherently unequal. Brown Henderson is the daughter of the late Reverend Oliver L. Brown who in 1950, along with 12 other parents in Topeka, Kansas, and led by attorneys for the NAACP, filed suit on behalf of their children against the local Board of Education. Their case joined with cases from other states on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, and became known as the landmark decision, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.