DEI programs and events

Events

DEI in Health and Healthcare Series

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - Disparities in Transgender Healthcare

Brave Space events (Room 3307, 400 NIB): Mindful Mondays & Getting-over-the-hump Wednesdays


Mindful Mondays:

  • Monday, February 4, 2019 - Getting Beyond “I’m Right and You’re Wrong!” -  A Mindful Discussion on Social Change and What Liberals and Conservatives Have in Common.
  • Monday, March 18, 2019 - Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Nursing - A Mindful Conversation on Experiences, Progress, and Potential Pitfalls.
  • Monday, April 1, 2019 - “Men in Nursing” - A Mindful Conversation on Experiences, Progress, and Potential Pitfalls.
  • Monday, May 6, 2019 - “Women’s Work” - A mindful Conversation on Media Portrayals of Women, Race and Class in Nursing.
  • Monday, June 3, 2019 - “Being an Ally to History Makers” - A conversation on how we use our daily realms of influence to act on behalf of others, and how we can understand acting on behalf of “others” as a form of acting on behalf of ourselves.
  • Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Monday, October 7, 2019 - What Is More Important: Our Privacy or National Security?
  • Monday, November 4, 2019 - How Should We Prevent Future Mass Shootings?
  • Monday, December 2, 2019 - Does Classroom Technology Enhance What and How Students Learn?​ Or, ​Does It Get in the Way of Learning?
  • Monday, January 6, 2020 - How Important Is Arts Education?
  • Monday, February 3, 2020 - Does Technology Make Us More Alone?
  • Monday, March 2, 2020 - Should Students Be Barred From Taking Cellphones to School?
  • Monday, April 6, 2020 - Do Leaders Have Moral Obligations?
  • Monday, May 4, 2020 - How Well Do You Think Standardized Tests Measure Your Abilities?

Getting-Over-the-Hump Wednesdays:

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - “Who is the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King to you?” Personal reflections and community dialogue on his life and work.
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - “Leading as an Introvert, Leading from Vulnerabilities” - A viewing and critical discussion of recent Ted Talks
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - “Implicit Bias in the Classroom” - Contemporary cultural deficit models in education, the danger of a single story, and the role of dignity in learning.
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - LGBTQ+ Nursing - Are you interested in meeting others and just being part of a Nursing community that shares your interests? If so, please join us from 4:00 – 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in room 3307 400 NIB. 
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - “Advancing Staff Careers I” - What’s your next perfect job and what’s your plan for getting it? (Ideal if you can attend the next session too)
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - “Advancing Staff Careers II” - What’s your next perfect job and what’s your plan for getting it? (Ideal if you can attend the previous session too)
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 -  “DEI Summer Games” - Just for fun!
     

Thoughtful Thursdays:

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Do Violent Video Games Make People More Violent in Real Life?
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 - What Should Be Done to Stop Cyberbullying?
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 - ​Do You Trust Your Government?
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Are Children of Illegal Immigrants Entitled to a Public Education?
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 - Do Our Neighborhoods Define Who We Are?
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 -  ​Is Home-Schooling Better Than a Traditional Education?
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Should Colleges Find a Better Way to Admit Students?
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 - Is It Offensive for Sports Teams to Use Native American Names and Mascots
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 - Whose Fault Is It if a Child Is Failing in School?

Gateways Fellows Workshops - Room 1330, 400 NIB

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Gateways Fellow Dinner Event and Presentation - Room 1330, 400 NIB

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020, 6 - 8:00 p.m.

Gateways Fellow events are open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Faculty and Staff DEI Trainings:

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Rm. 1250, 426 NIB - ​Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life ​, with Crystal Flynn, Organizational Learning​.​ 
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Room 1250, 426 NIB - ​Generational Diversity in the Workplace, ​with Denise Williams 
  • Friday, November 11, 2019,  3:00 - 4:30 pm, Room 1000, 426 NIB - ​My Voice panel -LGBTQA+ Identities and Experiences​ - (Spectrum Center)
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 10:00- 11:00 am, Room 1250, 426 NIB - ​Work Life Balance​, with Barb Mulay, UM Work-Life Resource Center
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 10:00 am - ​12:00 pm,​ Room 1250, 426 NIB - ​Disability Awareness  & Etiquette, ​with Christina Kline
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Room 1240/50, 426 NIB - Understanding Mental Health Conditions and Creating an Emotionally Healthy Work Environment - ​with Kelcey Stratton, PhD, Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO)

Heritage Month Video Series

February is African-American History Month. Short videos are available to all University students, faculty, and staff highlighting how this month came to be. The videos also teach us about African Americans in US history that you’ll want to learn more about, if you haven’t already. Please join us in the Brave Space on Feb 15 at noon to watch the videos together. Feel free to bring your lunch as well as additional information about African Americans in US history that have inspired you. If you are interested in joining a group that is currently working on a project to collect stories of trailblazing African American nurses with historical ties to UMSN, please email me.

To read about and access the videos follow this link : https://record.umich.edu/articles/new-dei-video-resources-available-u-m-faculty-and-staff

New videos will be available every month and screened at noon in the Brave Space, Room 3307 400 NIB, following the schedule below:

  • February 15 - Black History Month
  • March 8 - Women’s History Month
  • May 10 - Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • June 19 - LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • September 13 - Hispanic Heritage Month
  • October 11 - National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • November 8 - Native American Heritage Month