Join us for our second CDSC Foundations Series remote event “Disability Justice During COVID-19” on Monday April 13th from 12 to 2PM. The discussion will be led by Dr. Angela M. Carter, Access Consultant, at the UMN, Disability Resource Center.
Monday, March 30th @3:30pm CST, "GSC & Women's Center Hangout with James & Jazz" via Instagram Live
Friday, April 3rd @ 11am CST, "Art Moments with Carly" via Instagram Live
Friday, April 3rd @ 3pm CST, "International LGBTQ+ Student Hangout with Ronaldi" via Zoom
"New leadership at the University of Minnesota’s multicultural academic support center is implementing organizational and staffing changes as its new director settles into his position.
Last month, the new director of the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE), Fernando Rodriguez, met with student staff and presented his vision for the organization, which includes adding staff and relocating a multicultural Living Learning Community. University alum Rodriguez assumed his position last fall."
The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is offering funding for U of M faculty to attend the virtual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference (April 18-19, 2020). Info can be found at idea.umn.edu. IDEA will cover the cost of conference registration.
Karmen McQuitty (Student Legal Services) and Saby Labor (Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life) are teaming up to co-host a virtual check-in for UMN LGBTQ+ students this Friday at 3pm CST.
Feel free to share out to students.
Date/time: Friday, March 27 @3pm CST
Audience: LGBTQIA+ students at UMN
"As a partner in a program nationally known as the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, the University of Minnesota is working to increase the number of students of color who graduate with science, technology, engineering and math degrees.
"Plans are underway for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to release a land acknowledgement statement, which would recognize that the campus resides on Dakota homeland.
The Twin Cities campus occupies land that Dakota people lived on for generations. Treaties with the U.S. government forced tribes to relocate, making way for Europeans to establish a town that would become Minneapolis in the mid-1800s."
"The Bell Museum is using a University of Minnesota micro-grant to increase support for visitors with autism and other sensory challenges.
With funds from the Campus Climate Micro-Grant program,the Bell Museum will establish stations with sensory kits across the museum to improve access to exhibits and programs for visitors who are affected by overwhelming environments. The kits will include items such as weighted blankets, fidget toys, timers and sound-dampening headphones."
The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is now accepting spring funding proposals for the Faculty Driven initiative. The program provides funding for faculty to develop programs that strengthen the University’s diverse community of scholars. The fall application deadline is March 30.