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Tapestry Summer 2019

The latest issue of Tapestry, a biannual publication from UM System, is out! View the Summer 2019 issue (pdf)! Tapestry highlights members of the university community engaged in creative and innovative efforts that impact diversity, equity and inclusion efforts systemwide. This issue features news about leadership across the UM System, features on students’ incredible achievements and faculty and staff doing groundbreaking work! Learn more and see past issues.

 

 

 

 

Middleton Documentary Premiere

Join the University of Missouri’s Academic Support Center for the premiere of its documentary “Only the Educated Are Free: The Journey of Michael A. Middleton” celebrating the life of the civil rights attorney and former University of Missouri System president! The free documentary (no tickets needed) will be shown at 7 p.m. Sept. 13, at the Missouri Theatre. View the trailer and RSVP on Facebook!

 

 

 

Fall Professional Development

Take a LEAP with IDE’s Fall 2019 Professional Development Series presented by the Office of Inclusive EngagementLearn more and register today! Our series include:

 

 

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Taira Meadowcroft

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, 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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Taira Meadowcroft

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, 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

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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Taira Meadowcroft

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 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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Taira Meadowcroft

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 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