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"An Ingenious Way to Live": Fostering Disability Culture in Higher Education
12:00pm, Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
"Disability is not a great struggle or 'courage in the face of adversity.' Disability is an art. It's an ingenious way to live." -Neil Marcus In this panel event, scholars and practitioners discuss opportunities for ingenuity as a growing number of higher education institutions shift toward an intersectional cultural model of disability. Panelists: Dr. Stephanie Kerschbaum (she/hers), a U-M National Center for Institutional Diversity scholar in residence and associate professor of English at the University of Delaware whose work includes understanding experiences of disability and difference within academic and institutional culture. Lloyd Shelton (he/him), U-M School of Social Work alumnus who founded Students with Disabilities and our Allies Group (SDAG) and received the 2014 Neubacher Award for his contributions to advancing disability inclusion on U-M’s campus. Piotr Pasik (he/him), Director of Adaptive Recreation at Michigan State University who teaches courses on integrated wheelchair sports, uses adaptive sports to cultivate disability inclusion, and has helped propel MSU's adaptive sports facilities to the top of the Big Ten. liz thomson (they/them), University of Minnesota-Morris's Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Director of Equity, Diversity, and Intercultural Programs with 20+ years of higher education experience, including teaching women's studies and Asian American studies, whose current research focuses on the new phenomenon of disability cultural centers in US higher education. Moderated by Ashley Wiseman, Co-Chair of Disability Culture at U-M, with welcoming remarks from Dr. Robert Adams, Director of U-M Initiative on Disability Studies. This event is co-presented by Disability Culture at U-M and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our generous cosponsors include the UM Initiative on Disability Studies, Voices of the Staff, and the Council for Disability Concerns. Accessibility information: The RSVP form (myumi.ch/QAnrZ) includes an opportunity for you to tell us about your access needs and how we can ensure you are able to access the event. You can also reach out to Ashley Wiseman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please refrain from wearing strong scents, such as perfume/cologne. The building, event space, and restroom are wheelchair accessible. A lactation room (room #2521) and gender-inclusive restroom (third floor, east wing) are available on site. The nearest reflection room is in the Michigan League (room #347). CART and ASL services will be available. This event will be video-recorded, as well as live-streamed via (the link will be provided when available and to those who RSVP). The Palmer Parking Structure is the closest public parking structure (two blocks away); it is free for U-M employees with a blue pass and $1.70 per hour for anyone else. It includes parking spots for individuals with disabilities. About Disability Culture at U-M In the University of Michigan's 2016 campus climate survey, 48% of disabled students, nearly a third of disabled staff, and a quarter of disabled faculty reported experiencing at least one incident of discrimination based on their disability identity. Our cross-disability group is dedicated to bringing disabled students, staff, and faculty together in order to build a prideful community that centers disability culture, as it intersects with our other identities. We foster friendships, coordinate events (e.g., our recent panel on disability inclusion that drew 500 attendees), and work toward the establishment of a Disability Cultural Center at the University of Michigan.
Sounds Fake But Okay
6:00pm, North Quad
The Spectrum Center is inviting UM alumni and co-creators of the asexuality-focused podcast Sounds Fake But Okay to talk about being content creators in the asexual community. Learn about why these two friends came together to make the podcast, how they've kept it going for over two years, their evolution as creators, and maybe pick up something new to listen to! Check out the other Asexual Awareness Week events at http://bit.ly/AsexualAwareness19 Spectrum Center Accessibility Statement If you have an accessibility need you feel may not be automatically met at this event, fill out our Event Accommodation Form, found at http://bit.ly/SCaccess. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary for some accommodations to be fully implemented, but we will always attempt to dismantle barriers as they are brought up to us. Any questions about accessibility at Spectrum Center events can be directed to email@example.com.
DEI & Faith in Secular Spaces
5:00pm, Palmer Commons
This first-of-its kind panel discussion brings together diverse and diverging student perspectives on the meaning of faith and practice - from liberal to conservative to orthodox - on a largely secular campus. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: myumi.ch/yKx7j Sponsors: Center for Campus Involvement/Student Life, Islamophobia Working Group, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
ADVANCE STRIDE Faculty Recruitment Workshop: REFRESHER
8:30am, Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
The Committee on Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) offers Faculty Recruitment Workshops for faculty members with an important role in faculty recruitment efforts. These workshops are designed to provide them both with background information and concrete advice about practices that make searches more successful in producing diverse candidate pools and hiring the candidates you want to attract. Workshops are scheduled for the fall term. These workshops are open to all faculty. REGISTRATION FULL. This date has reached capacity. To be added to the wait list or to check into availability for other workshop dates, please contact Jamie Saville (firstname.lastname@example.org).
From #MeToo to #NowWhat: Cultivating Safe, Harassment-Free Learning and Working Environments
12:00pm, Michigan League
This interactive event will update the campus community on the current status of the Sexual Harassment/Sexual Misconduct initiative, reflecting on the work that has been undertaken over the past 18 months and why our efforts matter. In addition, we will discuss the shift from education and training to transformational culture change. The event will close with a large, World Cafe-style group dialogue to connect diverse perspectives as we look forward to the work that lies ahead. Questions about the event can be emailed to email@example.com
School of Social Work's Bystander Intervention Training
12:00pm, School of Social Work Building
The School of Social Work’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion brings bystander intervention skills for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful and safe communities. The training is based on a nationally-recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community.