Creating A More Equitable Classroom

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Presented by the Steven J. Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies and the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life.

When students feel seen and understood in the classroom, they are more likely to show up ready to learn. In this workshop, faculty and instructors will identify strategies to make their classrooms friendlier to LGBTQIA students. Presenters will address common struggles that LGBTQIA students face in the classroom and share solutions that can be adapted to fit your discipline.


EVENT IS FULL QueerX - Gender, Sexuality and the Law: LGBT Know Your Rights

Friday, April 28, 2017


Friday, April 28, 12-1pm, Appleby Hall Room 3

Queer X is an educational initiative of the GSC, which will deliver critically important topics and conversations that impact the LGBTQIA Community. This year's line-up will cover a wide range of LGBTQIA-centered topics and will be available to live stream as well as view online here after each event.

Anyone is welcome to attend or livestream our QueerX Talks!


Update from the Immigration Response Team

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hello! Last week the Immigration Response Team hosted a University Community Conversation to discuss a spectrum of immigration-related issues: Legal questions, employment visas, the executive order and travel ban, concerns of refugees, undocumented students and DACA (or Dreamer) students, the campus environment, and questions about health care access.

The IRT is analyzing input from this meeting (as well as many other meetings and conversations across campus) to develop priorities.

News and Information

Student Not Happy About ‘White Privilege Checklist’ In U Of M Dorm

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The conversation about race continues to be a heated one at the University of Minnesota.

On Wednesday, a display board with examples of white privilege found in Mark G. Yudof Hall led to one student becoming upset.

The display features 11 postcards, each with a different statement that identifies what white privilege allows for those that benefit from it.

Read the WCCO news story.


Trivia Around the World

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wed. April 26, 5-8 pm, Whole MusicClub, Coffman Union.

Travel. Taste. Trivia!
Join the fun and play some trivia about global and international cultures with your fellow U of M students! What better way to take a break from studying for finals?

FREE DINNER! Afro Deli, Wally's, La Loma, and Chimborazo!
Performances by Minnesota Kpop Dance Crew and Minnesota Junoon!
Oh also...$25 Amazon gift cards for winning team members...per game! (Psst there's 4 games, you do the math)

News and Information

UMN living learning community for black women to open

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The University of Minnesota will open a Living Learning Community specifically tailored for black women will open in a few years.

Freshman Nassise Geleta and sophomore Kaylan Fernandez are hoping to open the 10-room LLC in Pioneer Hall once the residence hall reopens in fall 2019 after a large-scale renovation project.

After learning about the Huntley House — an LLC for black men in 17th Avenue Residential Hall — during her freshman orientation, Geleta wondered if there was one for black women she could join. Finding none, she decided to start one herself.

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