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Rackham Minority Serving Institutions Initiative Coffee Chat Series: Developing Partnerships with Hispanic Serving Institutions
3:30pm, Off Campus Location
With conversations about increasing the compositional diversity of graduate students and faculty at all institutions of higher education, Minority Serving Institutions are often considered as potential partners. In this session participants will learn about Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) as potential partners. With 569 colleges and universities now eligible for the HSI designation, there are many things to consider as HSIs are extremely diverse by size, type, and location. Gina Ann Garcia will talk about the changing demographics at HSIs and the progress (or lack of progress) towards racial equity and justice within HSIs. Gina Ann Garcia is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research centers on issues of equity and justice in higher education with an emphasis on understanding how Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) embrace and enact an organizational identity for serving minoritized populations. She also seeks to understand the experiences of administrators, faculty, and staff within HSIs and the outcomes and experiences of students attending these institutions. Finally, her research looks at the ways that race and racism have shaped the experiences of minoritized groups in higher education. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/AwwAw. 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, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.
Rackham King Talks
6:00pm, Off Campus Location
Rackham’s annual King Talks are TED-style talks echoing the theme of U-M’s MLK Symposium. Through this program, Rackham students publicly communicate the relevance of their research to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The theme for the 2022 MLK Symposium is “This is America.” Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/M9w4n. 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, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative. For information about previous King Talks, visit https://myumi.ch/XelyN
“Remembering my Father Fred T. Korematsu and Furthering His Civil Liberties Legacy”
12:00pm, Jeffries Hall
Karen Korematsu is the Founder and Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute. She and the Institute are devoted to furthering the memory of Fred Korematsu, the case Korematsu v. the United States, a case said to be a “civil liberties disaster”, and for advancing civil rights and civil liberties, equity and justice. Fred T. Korematsu was one of many American citizens of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated during World War II. He is famous for his defying the government’s order to report to an assembly center. Fred Korematsu appealed his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled against him in 1944. Years later, his conviction was vacated by the U.S. District Court of Northern California. Fred’s courage and activism were recognized by his receipt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Clinton in 1998. Fred T. Korematsu is the first Asian American honored by a state for a day in his name.
Critical Conversations: Embodiment
12:30pm, Angell Hall
"Critical Conversations" is a monthly lunch series organized by the English Department for 2021-22. In each session, a panel of four faculty members give flash talks about their current research as related to a broad theme. Presentations are followed by lively, cross-disciplinary conversation with the audience. Presentations begin at 12:30pm, followed by discussion. The session concludes at 2:00. Link to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4U2XWgyopSNN_-1cUIV8iPFjjVtAbw3jXXCpZ2LIlLNS55Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
2:00pm, Off Campus Location
This workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about gender pronouns, their significance to queer and trans communities, and gender inclusive language. During this session, students will participate in an interactive workshop focused on the importance of pronouns and gender inclusion. Learning Objectives: Learn about inclusive and affirming pronouns for trans and non-binary people Increase your knowledge and comfort regarding pronouns Increase your knowledge of using gender neutral pronouns This workshop is designed for University of Michigan master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance.
WSN Virtual Drop-In Group
3:00pm, Off Campus Location
Wolverine Support Network (WSN) is a club that empowers University of Michigan students to create an inclusive community and support each other’s identity, mental well-being, and day-to-day lives. WSN facilitates 40+ cost-free, confidential peer-led support groups across campus, for both undergraduate and graduate students that fit within students’ own availability. WSN also holds community-building events to foster connection among those within the WSN community and beyond. Every Sunday, WSN holds a virtual drop-in group for students who want to try our peer support groups before signing up, students who had to miss their weekly group, and any other students seeking support. Join using the link on this event. To sign up for a weekly peer-to-peer support group, visit umichwsn.org/join. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.