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Social Justice Journey 12:00 pm
Social Justice Journey @ Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 14 @ 1:30 am
This module is geared towards groups that have more experience in social justice work. Participants are prompted in high levels of thinking on their own identities, communicating across identities, understanding power and oppression, and how they engage with these topics with others who are at differing levels of understanding social justice complexity. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/abg45. + Google Calendar
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Liberating Structures 12:00 pm
Liberating Structures @ East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Learn flexible facilitation techniques that maximize inclusion and participation in meetings, classrooms, and community discussions. These structures can help you center participant voices by expanding your repertoire beyond familiar discussion formats (open discussion, small group, think-pair-share). Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/JyEXM.
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Microaggressions Session 12:00 pm
Microaggressions Session @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
We hear the term “microaggressions” more frequently now than ever before. Is it because this microaggression culture has just emerged and people are “overly sensitive” while others are all of a sudden engaging in these sorts of acts? Absolutely not. These daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental slights, whether overt, subtle, or unintentional, have become a huge area of concern. Whether one believes this phenomenon is real, perceived, or a made-up term for invalid experiences, you all will benefit from this session. You will: Be introduced to the parent term “microaggressions”[...]
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Rackham North: Acing the Interview 3:00 pm
Rackham North: Acing the Interview @ East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This workshop will focus on jobs in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and government sectors, helping master’s and Ph.D. students to navigate the interview process, and strategize on how to effectively answer questions by articulating strengths and skills. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/6kEM8.
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Rackham North: Revising Your Diversity Statement 3:00 pm
Rackham North: Revising Your Diversity Statement @ East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a “diversity statement” as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, you will bring a draft of your diversity statement and spend time giving and receiving feedback on it with your peers using a rubric. If you have not yet written a draft diversity statement, you will be better served by first attending “Writing a Diversity Statement.” Pre-registration[...]
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