This online session is an introduction to digital accessibility for content creators. Access to websites and digital content is essential for employment, education, and independent living. We can produce digital content that makes it more or less usable for people with disabilities. The goal of digital accessibility is to create content available and usable by as many people as possible, including those with disabilities. In this session, we will cover what digital accessibility is, and the basic techniques designers, creators, and editors can use to improve the accessibility of digital content.
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.