home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, April 13th-19th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, April 13th-19th

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.


Show Me Mizzou Day: International Programs Open House
Saturday April 13th 10:00am-2:00pm, Memorial Union N52

Learn about international exchange at Mizzou from current international students and study abroad returnees. Volunteers from the Confucius Institute will be demonstrating Chinese calligraphy and helping visitors make traditional knitted bracelets.

Current students and their families are also invited to learn about the wide array of study abroad options available to MU students across all academic disciplines. Study abroad advisers will be available to answer questions, and refreshments will be provided.

Show Me Mizzou Day is an opportunity to explore our state’s flagship university through more than 100 events for people of all ages. Free admission and parking.

 

How To Be A Better Trans Ally
Monday April 15th 3:00pm-5:00pm, Stotler Lounge (Memorial Union)

Join Oasis for a workshop of stations to practice and learn about trans allyship skills. This event is open to the public.

We are committed to ensuring our events are accessible. Please contact lgbtq@missouri.edu if you anticipate any barriers to your participation.

 

Research Discussion: Dr. Chuck Munter
Tuesday April 16th 11:00am-12:00pm, The Bridge (Townsend Hall 220)

From the Interpersonal to the Institutional: Investigating Sources of Inequity in Mathematics Education

Too much about schooling perpetuates, rather than reduces, social inequalities. And in terms of subject areas, mathematics may be one of the worst culprits. In this discussion, we will consider research on how inequity is produced in school mathematics at multiple levels, including through classroom interaction and through district policies, and reflect on ways we might confront those inequities. All are welcome, regardless of level of interest in mathematics.

The research discussion can be accessed virtually at http://bit.ly/BridgeRschDscn16Apr19.

 

Poesia Viva
Wednesday April 17th 6:30-8:30pm, The Shack (The Student Center)

Come join us on our annual Poesia Viva! We have special guests La Resistencia visiting us. Visit the url for more information about the event.

 

Mindy Scheier – “Breaking Down Barriers for People with Disabilities: The Role of Clothing”
Thursday April 18th 11:00am-12:00pm, Stotler Lounge (Memorial Union)

Before founding Runway of Dreams Foundation (RoDF) in 2014, Mindy Scheier spent 20 years working in fashion on the design team for the INC collection and as a stylist for Saks Fifth Avenue.

Mindy was inspired to start RoDF after her son Oliver, who has Muscular Dystrophy, dreamed of wearing jeans like everyone else. After using her design skills to adapt a pair that met his needs and increased his confidence, she went on to conduct extensive research to develop modifications — including alternate closures, adjustability of waistbands, pant and sleeve lengths and alternative ways to get in and out of the clothing. Following launch, RoDF collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger on the first mainstream adaptive clothing line for kids in 2016.

Mindy’s work with RoDF expands beyond adaptive clothing. Founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need, the Runway of Dreams Foundation develops, delivers and supports initiatives to broaden the reach of mainstream adaptive clothing and promote the differently-abled community in the fashion industry. Through adaptive clothing donations, employment opportunity initiatives, adaptive design workshops, awareness building campaigns and scholarships programs, RoDF is empowering people with disabilities with opportunity, confidence, independence and style. Envisioning a world where fashion is mainstream and accessible for all, Mindy continues to break down barriers and challenge industry norms. *This event is free and open to the public

 

Movie Screening & Discussion: Intelligent Lives
Thursday April 18th 7:00pm-8:30pm, 101 Swallow Hall Auditorium

If you believe that ALL people should be supported, valued, and included, join us for the special screening ofIntelligent Lives. This documentary by disability rights filmmaker Dan Habib is shattering stereotypes about what it means to be “intelligent” and opening doors to more inclusive education and employment. In addition to featuring the stories of three pioneering young adults, the film is graced with the personal perspective of Academy award winning actor Chris Cooper.

The 70-minute screening will be followed by a panel of advocates and practitioners who work on local issues of education and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

REGISTRATION REQUESTED athttp://bit.ly/BridgeMovieIntelligentLives18A

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Attending the Summit to Improve Transgender Collaborative Healthcare?

Attending the Summit to Improve Transgender Collaborative Healthcare?

Are you attending the Summit to Improve Transgender Collaborative Healthcare on April 27th and want to read up before you go?

The Health Sciences Library has several resources available to you in our collection, ranging from books to journals.

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home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 30th- April 5th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 30th- April 5th

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.


Pride Month Kickoff
Monday April 1st, 11:00am-2:00pm Student Center

Join the LGBTQ Resource Center, Triangle Coalition, and Campus Activities as we kick off LGBTQ Pride Month! We’ll have all the information about upcoming events, history of LGBTQ Students at Mizzou, and free cupcakes!

We are committed to ensuring our events are accessible. Please contact lgbtq@missouri.edu if you anticipate any barriers to your participation.

 

“Arirang: The Beauty of Korean Spirit” by Eine Flute Ensemble
Monday April 1st, 7:00-9:00pm Reynolds Alumni Center, Columns Ballroom

The Eine Flute Ensemble of South Korea will come to the University of Missouri to present the beauty of traditional Korean music in combination of flute ensemble and Korean traditional musical instruments.  This will be a rare opportunity for MU and Columbia community members to experience a harmonious blend of flute ensemble with Korean musical instruments.

This event is Free and Open to the Public, sponsored by the MU Asian Affairs Center and School of Music.

 

Research Discussion: Dr. Shannon McClain
Tuesday April 2nd, 10:00am-11:00am 220 Townsend Hall

Dr. McClain’s research investigates how individuals’ social identities and culture impact psychosocial functioning, including development, learning, and mental health. This talk will focus on research examining the importance of student-teacher relationships for students of color—in particular, the unique role that students’ trust of their instructors plays in identification with academics and academic achievement. Implications for students, educators, and families will be discussed.

The research discussion can be accessed virtually at http://bit.ly/BridgeRschDscn2Apr19

 

African American Experience in Missouri Lecture: Gary R. Kremer
Tuesday April 2nd, 6:00pm-8:00pm Memorial Union

Explore the history of Lincoln University from its founding by former Missouri slaves in 1866 through its emergence as a state-funded normal and vocational school to its establishment as the state’s only public institution of higher education for African Americans in 1921. Special attention will be given to Lincoln University’s “golden years,” from 1921 through the mid-1950s, when it was often referred to as the “Black Harvard of the Midwest.”

Join Gary R. Kremer, described by one historian as “the dean of historians of the African American experience in Missouri,” for a look at the history of one of the state’s most important African American institutions. The event begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. to honor Jerald Jones Woolfolk, President of Lincoln University. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. and a meet and greet session follows.

Sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Center for Missouri Studies; University of Missouri’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity; and the Missouri Humanities Council

 

Wednesday Wonderings
Wednesday April 3rd, 12:00pm-1:00pm 220 Townsend Hall

A question of the week will be posed on Mondays on The Bridge’s Facebook and Twitter @MizzouEdBridge as well as on this University Calendar Discussion thread. The question will shape the focus of the weekly “Wednesday Wonderings.” Bring your lunch and exchange ideas on current events.

 

Practicing Allyship and Upstanding Advocacy
Thursday April 4th 12:00pm-1:30pm 305 Hill Hall

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Inclusion and Belonging Series.  The purpose of the series is to nurture personal, professional and community development to enhance belonging at Mizzou. The series seeks to create spaces for participants to develop inclusive strategies and deepen community connections on campus.

Pre-Registration is required for all sessions. Participants must attend at least three presentations to earn a Certificate of Completion.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Staff news Inclusive Excellence Mile Registration

Inclusive Excellence Mile Registration

Registration is now open for the third-annual Inclusive Excellence Mile, a partnership between IDE and Mizzou Athletics! Show your commitment to fostering a community where everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected by signing up today!

There are several options for the mile. You can race competitively or choose the recreational walker/jogger option. Registration for Mizzou affiliates is $5 and you get to choose which charity your money goes to.

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home Staff news Tapestry Published

Tapestry Published

Tapestry is the University of Missouri System biannual publication covering stories related to diversity, equity and inclusion. You can read the latest issue here.

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home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 16th- March 22nd

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 16th- March 22nd

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.


Movie Discussion: On the Basis of Sex
Monday March 18th, 12:00pm-1:00pm 220 Townsend Hall

Come join The Bridge to discuss the role of Academy Award Nominee Felicity Jones playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she re-creates this inspiring movie based on a true story. Let’s examine the fight that RBG with her husband and her passion as portrayed in the film takes on for eliminating gender discrimination. This movie enkindles what it looked like to be a woman challenging the law. How does RBG’s constant drive and willingness to speak of freedom inspired you.

Watch the film for Free Wednesday Film on March 13th in Wrench Audiorium at 8:00pm and join the discussion the following Monday.

Lose Hate Not Weight: An Intersectional Feminist Approach to Diet Culture
Monday March 18th, 2:30pm-3:30pm Leadership Auditorium

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist, and one of the nation’s leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is a contributor for Forbes and pens a weekly column called Take the Cake on Ravishly.com. Tovar edited the anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012) and The Feminist Press published her manifesto, You Have the Right to Remain Fat (August 2018). Her new book, FLAWLESS: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color, comes out in March 2020 from New Harbinger.

The Department of Textile and Apparel Management Presents – Design for Disability: Adaptive Clothing Innovations Symposium – Free and open to the public!
Tuesday March 19th, 2:30pm-4:00pm Wrench Auditorium

oin us for a discussion about designing adaptive apparel for people living with disabilities as we tackle this topic from a user-centered perspective and address innovative materials and design approaches for the burgeoning market. Panelists from Cotton, Inc., NBZ Apparel and the Great Plains ADA Center at the University of Missouri will discuss the adaptive clothing barriers facing people living with a disability and future opportunities for apparel innovations. The symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 2:30-4:00 pm in Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union South). Free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Kerri McBee-Black (mcbeeblackk@missouri.edu).

12th Annual Women’s Health & Wellness Fair
Wednesday March 20th, 11:00am-1:00pm Stotler Lounge

The Chancellor’s Status of Women Committee invites all students, faculty, and staff to join us at the 12th Annual Women’s Health & Wellness Fair from 11am- 1pm in Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union on Wednesday, March 20th. Come enjoy FREE fun, snacks, and information for your well-being (or to share with the women in your life)! This event celebrates women’s health and wellness by bringing together more than 35 organizations for a “one stop shop” resource fair. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn, grow, and get some free swag!  For questions, contact Heather Hoffman athoffmanh@missouri.edu.

Africa Presents Kris Holloway an African Book Series
Thursday March 21st, 6:00pm-9:00pm Wrench Auditorium

The Africa Hub is continuing its African Books series.

We are hosting Kris Holloway Thursday, March 21, 2019, during Women History Month. Holloway is the author of the critically acclaimed Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali. She is co-author of Shores Beyond Shores: from Holocaust to Hope (2018).

While on campus, she will deliver a lecture to talk about her book and serving in the Peace Corps, she will do a book signing/reading and she will visit classes as well as talk to students about service, studying abroad, and maternal health.

This event is made possible by the financial support of the International Center, CAFNR International Programs, and The office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and eLearning.

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home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 2nd- March 8th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 2nd- March 8th

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.


Pop-Up Exhibit: Show Me Missouri Women
March 5-9, State Historical Society- Columbia Research Center Main Gallery

Join SHSMO for this special one-week display of materials that share the story of how women helped shape the Show-Me State. Society archivists have selected a wide array of their favorite photographs, letters, art, journals, and other artifacts illustrating changes in gender roles and women’s ongoing fight for equality. An SHSMO archivist will be available to discuss the materials on March 5 from 2–4 p.m. The pop-up exhibit will be in the Columbia center’s art gallery alongside other paintings of interest. To learn more about women in Missouri history, visit the Women’s Experience in Missouri Research Guide.

 

Editing HERStory
Tuesday, March 5th 6pm-7pm Fischer Auditorium 88 Gannett Hall

Join Mizzou Women in Media and ONA Mizzou on Tuesday, March 5th for a panel discussion with Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief of The San Francisco Chronicle, and Millie Tran, the Global Growth Editor at The New York Times. We’ll talk about their professional journeys, their rise into management, the value of mentorship and more. Associate Professor Amy Simons will moderate our discussion.

Support for Audrey Cooper’s visit is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Visiting Professionals.

 

Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Tererai Trent
Tuesday, March 5th 6:30pm-7:45pm Missouri Theatre

We are excited to have Dr. Tererai Trent, internationally recognized author, humanitarian, and speaker, visit Mizzou in commemoration of International Women’s Day and in honor of Black History Month! Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest”, Dr. Trent is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, mentor, and founder of Tererai Trent International, a foundation which envisions empowered rural communities where all children have access to quality education regardless of their gender or socio-economic backgrounds. Her ethnographic storytelling takes the audience on a journey into the cultural ethos of Africa, a culture steeped in tradition, that shaped who she is and the social disadvantages she overcame. Her journey is the embodiment of one person’s determination to overcoming barriers of generational poverty and intercultural conflict that is embedded in ones’ life’s journey.

During her visit to Mizzou, Dr. Trent will address issues of social justice through education, empowerment of girls and women, and universal access to quality education, regardless of gender or socio-economic backgrounds. Her 2017 book, The Awakened Woman, inspires and challenges the potential within each person.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2GQaFeH

HR, Your Family, & You
Wednesday, March 6th 4:00pm-6:00pm MU Women’s Center

HR policies are hard to understand, especially as we try to expand our family. Join us for an afternoon with representatives from Human Resources as we discuss FMLA and other family policies at the University of Missouri.

We are committed to making our events accessible to all. If you anticipate any barriers to your involvement, please contact us at muwomenscenter@missouri.edu.

Gender Solidarity and Workplace Culture
Thursday, March 7th 12:00pm-1:30pm Hill Hall 305

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Inclusion and Belonging Series.  The purpose of the series is to nurture personal, professional and community development to enhance belonging at Mizzou. The series seeks to create spaces for participants to develop inclusive strategies and deepen community connections on campus.

Register here: http://bit.ly/InclusionBelongingReg

CoMo Africa Fest 2019
Friday, March 8th 6:30pm-9:30pm Missouri Theatre

CoMo Africa Fest 2019 – “The Power and Promise of Women” at  Friday, March 8th from 6-9 p.m. in the Missouri Theatre. Our third annual celebration of African Cultures will feature female performers and speakers representing Africa and all facets of the African diaspora.

Join us for singing, drumming, dance, African art and more!  Co-hosts this year are Jabberwocky Studios and the Mizzou African Graduate Student and Professional Association.

Free with MU ID and $12 for individual and $20 family general public. All ages are allowed. Tickets at jabberwockystudios.org

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home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, October 29th- November 2nd

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, October 29th- November 2nd

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion. At the end of each month, we will have an open forum for those who are interested in debriefing about the workshops/sessions/trainings you attended.

Invited Lecture: “New(er) Challenges of Equity and Representation in Bureaucratic Agencies.”– Dr. K. Jurée Capers, Georgia State University
Monday Oct. 29th 11am-12:30pm, Memorial Student Union, S206

As the nation becomes more diverse, bureaucratic agencies must contend with how to best serve a shifting population that has a range of distinct needs, while simultaneously upholding the nation’s commitment to equality and equity. Having a racially diverse bureaucracy is thought to be one way to ensure equity in service delivery, but this approach is likely to become less useful due to the diverse influx of new immigrants. Using New York City public school data from the 2005-2006 to 2015-2016 school term, this work examines the role of intra-racial group differences in bureaucratic decision making. The research contends that differences in socio-political experiences and interests may limit a bureaucrat’s willingness and ability to ensure equitable service delivery for newcomers that share a bureaucrat’s racial identity, but not his ethnic identity.  Empirical tests assess the extent to which native-born Black bureaucrats serve foreign-born Black clients—does representation cross ethnic lines?  The findings hold implications for understanding the role that bureaucrats play in meeting the interests and will of diverse communities as well as the potential limitations of representative bureaucracy.

 

“I Am Evidence” Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, Oct. 30th 6-8pm, Leadership Auditorium

I AM EVIDENCE tells the story of four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years, following them as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system and learn that so often, the system is broken. The film reveals the historic nature of the way we treat the crime of sexual assault in this country, and the positive effects that occur when perpetrators are held accountable and survivors are given an opportunity for healing and justice. I AM EVIDENCE has won the audience award for Best Documentary Film at both the Provincetown and Traverse City Film Festivals.

 

Wednesday Wonderings Weekly Discussion Series
Wednesday Oct. 31st 12-1pm, Townsend Hall 220

The purpose of this series is to provide the opportunity for the Mizzou Ed community to learn from one another, exploring different perspectives on current event topics. The goal for this discussion series is to aid participants in the understanding of our shared humanity while also valuing our different experiences and perspectives.

 

Understanding Bias
Thursday Nov. 1st, 10:30-11:15am, Lafferre Hall W1005 Ketcham Auditorium

Join Dr. Rahhal for an interactive session that facilitates an open dialogue about unconscious bias, creates shared understanding of how bias works and addresses how to counter its effects in order to drive more inclusive behaviors. Mara Inge signed up for this session and would love some company 🙂

Please sign up for this session here: http://tinyurl.com/CPUFALL18

 

Global Crossings: An International Student’s Journey of Adjustments and Readjustments
Thursday Nov. 1st 11am-12pm, Townsend Hall 220

Sijie Yao shares her experiences as a high school student living with an American host family, pursuing her undergraduate degree at Mizzou, returning to China, and coming back to the US for a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

 

A Talk with Miss Israel Titi Aynaw
Thursday, Nov. 1st 6-8pm, Strickland Hall 210

Titi Aynaw is a top Israeli model, former Miss Israel, television personality, Israel advocate and community leader. In 2013 she became the first Israeli-Ethiopian to win the Miss Israel title, opening the door for other Ethiopian models and causing advertisers to reassess their attitudes towards black models. She had never modeled previously and was unknowingly entered into the beauty competition by a high school friend. The win brought pride to the Ethiopian community and she is considered one of their leading role-models and spokespeople.

 

Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship with Jeannette Walls
Thursday, Nov. 1st 7-9pm, Jesse Auditorium

Jeannette Walls is an excellent example of the America success story: coming from a three room house in West Virginia without heating, air conditioning or plumbing, to being a renowned author and journalist with a book on the New York Times best-seller list. Walls is widely known as the author of The Glass Castle, a memoir from her nomadic childhood family life. The book was later adapted into a feature film. She serves as an inspiration to all to be true to yourself, and pursue your highest dreams with determination to make them a reality.

Tickets are free for MU students with an MU ID and $20 for the vernal public. Tickers are available at the MU Student Center Ticket Office.

 

Fostering Personal and Community Resilience
Friday, Nov. 2nd 12-1:30pm, Women’s Center, MU Student Center

This session is apart of the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity’s series on Inclusions and Belonging.  The purpose of the series is to nurture personal, professional and community development to enhance belonging at Mizzou. The series seeks to create spaces for participants to develop inclusive strategies and deepen community connections on campus.

To register, you can email Alejandra Gudiño .

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, October 22nd-26th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, October 22nd-26th

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion. At the end of each month, we will have an open forum for those who are interested in debriefing about the workshops/sessions/trainings you attended.

This month’s forum is October 24th, 3-4pm. Location: 4F51A

 

Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis
Monday, Oct. 22nd, 6-8pm, Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union

In his path-breaking book “Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” Colin Gordon combined GIS digital mapping techniques with extensive archival research to reach new perspectives on St. Louis’s decades-long struggles with depopulation, segregation, economic disparity, and urban decay. His current research continues to probe for deeper understanding of the underlying issues and failed policies behind urban crises such as the turmoil in Ferguson after Michael Brown was shot and killed by local police on August 9, 2014.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri; the University of Missouri’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity; and the Missouri Humanities Council. Learn more about the African American Experience in Missouri Lecture Series at http://bit.ly/2CQuy3c.

 

Core Concepts Series: Social Diversity and Inclusive Language
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 12-1:30pm, Townsend Room 206

This session is apart of the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity’s series on Core Concepts. Rachel Brekhus will be attending this session and would love some company. 🙂
To register, you can email Alejandra Gudiño .

 

Workshop: Allyship Series – International Experience
Oct. 24th, 3-4:30pm, 220 Townsend Hall

Dr. Shraddha Niphadkar, Psychologist with the MU Counseling Center and Liaison to the International Center, will facilitate a conversation regarding allyship to the International community.

The current political climate can have a significant impact on the mental health and well-being of current international students in the U.S. Historically, this has been a difficult population to reach out to because of the diverse nature of this group, a lack of knowledge about the importance of mental health, and the stigma surrounding mental health help seeking frequently seen in this group. The purpose of this presentation is to help raise awareness about the challenges faced by international students, particularly in the current political climate, and to create dialogue about how we can be allies to this vulnerable population.

Registration requested at www.bit.ly/BridgeAllyshipSeriesFall2018

 

Love Your Body Week
Oct. 22nd-Oct. 26th

Love Your Body Week is our annual celebration of body positivity and self-love! Occurring every Fall, The Love Your Body Festival is the highlight of our week long interactive programming. Join the MU Women’s Center as we celebrate what makes us 100% unique! Click here for this year’s programming.

 

Social Justice Mediation Training
Registration is now available for this year’s Social Justice Mediation Training, hosted by the University of Missouri System Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The training will take place in Columbia, Mo., from January 2-4 and 7-8, 2019.

The training is open to all university employees from across the UM System. Please promote this to those staff and faculty who may be interested in a great professional development opportunity!

Applicants must complete the online application by Oct. 28.

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home Staff news Citizenship Too Session, Oct. 16

Citizenship Too Session, Oct. 16

In response to the call for a campuswide “training” that orients students to diversity and inclusion on our campus, I have worked with faculty and students to create the Citizenship@Mizzou program. Since the spring of 2016, this training has been presented to all incoming undergraduate students at Mizzou.  At each session, I am joined by a handful of faculty and the students of the band Talking Drum. Together, we present vignettes and musical performances that highlight our values of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence.  Invariably, this leads us to a reflective conversation about Mizzou identity and culture.

In serving as a Faculty Fellow for the MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, I was asked to create a companion program specifically for faculty and staff. Starting this fall, CitizenshipToo will be presented to faculty and staff with the intent to share student perspectives of what citizenship means for the entire Mizzou community. Talking Drum will perform selected classics in an effort to engage faculty and staff in a discussion about their understandings of Mizzou’s core values, while allowing for the collection of ideas on ways to enhance the notion of citizenship on our campus. Faculty and staff will be better prepared to interact with students in the classroom and around campus.

We have two more sessions of CitizenshipToo scheduled this fall:

  • Monday, Oct. 16, 3:30 to 5 p.m. (The Shack, MU Student Center)
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 3:30 to 5 p.m. (The Shack, MU Student Center)

Seating is limited, so please register here:

https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5itG1QE4J1mEMzr

More information: (Flier is attached)

https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/citizenship-too.php

Please email questions about registration and session offerings to citizenship@missouri.edu.

To request accommodations for CitizenshipToo sessions, including captioning or interpretive services, please contact the MU Disability Center.

Thank you for supporting initiatives that aim to make our campus more inclusive. I look forward to interacting with you in one of three CitizenshipToo sessions this fall.

Dr. Stephanie Shonekan
Chair, MU Department of Black Studies
Faculty Fellow, MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity