Events

Nov.
13

12:00–1:30 pm

Hispanic/LatinX (HLX) Resource Group Open House

Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, third floor

Join the Hispanic/LatinX Resource Group (HLX) for an open house. The group will present its new executive team for the 2019 - 2020 academic year and discuss upcoming plans. Learn how to get involved, meet fellow members, and enjoy light refreshments.

Nov.
14

6:00–8:00 pm

PUSHOUT Film Screening and Town Hall

Logan Arts Center

The University of Chicago's Trauma Interest Work Group, the BSD Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Mansueto Institute are sponsoring a film screening and town hall panel discussion of the book turned documentary, "Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools."

Nov.
14

6:00–8:00 pm

The Poem as a Place of Respite

Smart Museum of Art

Join the Smart Museum of Art and Poetry Foundation for a poetry reading, discussion, and creative writing workshop.

Nov.
15

9:00–10:30 am

All-staff Diversity & Inclusion Meeting

William Eckhardt Research Center, Room 161

Get the latest updates on staff-led diversity and inclusion efforts happening across campus.

Begins
Nov. 20

Through November 22, 2019

Accessing Higher Ground Conference

Regenstein Library, rooms 122A East, 122B West, and A-11, and the TechBar Studio

Attend a livestream of Accessing Higher Ground 2019, a conference focusing on issues of accessibility in higher education.

Nov.
20

12:00–1:00 pm

Diversity Dialogues: Michele Friedner

William Eckhardt Research Center, Room 161

Diversity Dialogues are monthly lunch-and-learn sessions designed to bring together individuals from across the University to learn about and act upon issues related to diversity and inclusion. This session will feature Michele Friedner, Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development.

Nov.
20

12:15–1:20 pm

Women in Boots Panel Discussion

The Law School, Room IV

Women veterans will speak about their military experiences and post-service careers. This event is co-sponsored by Law School Veterans (LSV).

Nov.
20

3:30–5:00 pm

Inclusive Pedagogy Reading Group Discussion: “Teaching to Transgress” by bell hooks

Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

The Inclusive Pedagogy Reading Group welcomes faculty, instructional professors, postdocs, and graduate students to come explore topics around inclusion, teaching, and learning. This open group will discuss Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom.

Nov.
21

8:00–9:45 am

A Moral Imperative: Educational Equity in Chicago Public Schools

School of Social Service Administration Lobby

Attend a robust conversation with educators, advocates, and policymakers that will explore what matters most for student success and how we can work together, using data and research, in pursuit of educational equity in Chicago Public Schools.

Nov.
21

11:00 am–12:30 pm

Career Development Resources and Discussion for LGBTQ+ Graduate Students

UChicagoGRAD

Please join LGBTQ Student Life, UChicagoGRAD Diversity & Inclusion, and Career Development for a conversation about graduate student career planning and resources from the perspective of and for LGBTQ+ graduate students. RSVP though Grad Gargoyle.

Nov.
21

5:00–7:00 pm

DACA Updates and Know Your Rights

Center for Identity + Inclusion

Representatives from the National Immigrant Justice Center will detail recent news regarding the DACA program and lead a Know Your Rights presentation.

Nov.
22

12:30–2:00 pm

Faculty Workshop with Kaneesha Parsard

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture: first-floor conference room

Kaneesha Parsard, a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English Language and Literature, will discuss the topic, “Is the ‘Coolie Group’ a Bargaining Unit?” This event is sponsored by the Slavery and Visual Culture Working Group. Lunch will be provided.

Dec.
4

5:00–7:00 pm

Queer Connections: LGBTQ+ Study Break

Center for Identity + Inclusion Community Lounge

Take a study break and enjoy an evening of fun and relaxing activities.

Dec.
5

12:30–2:00 pm

Guest Faculty Workshop: Miguel Valerio, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Washington University

Foster Hall, Room 110

This workshop with guest faculty Miguel Valerio, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Washington University in Saint Louis, will focus on the topic "Visualizing Afro-Creole Performance and Dance in Colonial Latin America." Lunch will be provided.

Dec.
6

2:00–4:30 pm

Study Break: Holiday Cookies Edition

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Enjoy homemade cookies and hot drinks at a joint study break sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.

Dec.
6

3:00–5:00 pm

Inclusion in Practice

Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

Cultivate insights and skills central to relating to one another across dimensions of diversity.

Dec.
10

9:30–10:30 am

Thinking Inclusion Series: Confronting Microaggressions

Billings J-103

Part of the BSD's Thinking Inclusion series, Confronting Microaggressions will introduce the concept of microaggressions in order to help you reflect on your own behavior and address instances in which you may feel harmed.

Dec.
12

3:00–4:00 pm

BSD Dean’s Office Seminar

Gordon Center for Integrative Science, room W301/W303

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has announced its most recent competition to select new appointees for its Hanna H. Gray Fellows program. The program seeks to improve diversity in the professoriate by supporting fellows who are underrepresented in science. Fellows receive generous support through postdoctoral training and during the early period of their first research faculty position. If you would like to learn more about applying for the program, or about being a faculty mentor for this program, please attend this seminar with Dr. Dennis McKearin, a Senior Scientific Officer with HHMI.

Dec.
18

12:00–1:00 pm

Diversity Dialogues: Doriane Miller

William Eckhardt Research Center, Room 161

Diversity Dialogues are monthly lunch-and-learn sessions designed to bring together individuals from across the University to learn about and act upon issues related to diversity and inclusion. This session will feature Doriane Miller, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Center for Community Health and Vitality.

Feb.
14

3:30–4:30 pm

Thinking Inclusion Series: Examining Privilege

Billings J-103

Part of the BSD's Thinking Inclusion series, Examining Privilege will begin a conversation about how those with social privilege can work to address the conditions that lead to the minoritization of people who do not hold those same levels of social status.

Mar.
12

12:00–1:00 pm

Thinking Inclusion Series: Beyond Safe Space

Billings J-103

Part of the BSD's Thinking Inclusion series, Beyond Safe Space is geared toward those who have already participated in ally training programs. This session will focus on cultural humility, queer geographies, and use Kimberlé Crenshaw’s ideas on intersectionality and vulnerability to think about active allyship.

Apr.
17

4:00–5:00 pm

Thinking Inclusion Series - Implicit Bias: The Fundamentals

Billings J-103

Part of the BSD's Thinking Inclusion series, Implicit Bias: The Fundamentals will explore the latest in behavioral science to both raise awareness about implicit bias and identify strategies to reduce its impact.

Apr.
28

7:00–9:00 pm

Bomba Dance Workshop

Green Line Performing Arts Center

Participate in the Bomba Dance Workshop with Ivelisse "Bombera de Corazón" Diaz and Plena Libre.

May
6

1:30 pm–2:30 am

Thinking Inclusion Series: Antiracism in Practice

Billings J-103

Part of the BSD's Thinking Inclusion series, Antiracism in Practice will begin a conversation about the nuances of antiracism and will help participants think outside of personal prejudice to be more active in promoting racial justice.