Events

LGBTQ+ Virtual Community Programs hosted by the UMN Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Monday, March 30th @3:30pm CST, "GSC & Women's Center Hangout with James & Jazz" via Instagram Live

Location: https://www.instagram.com/gscumn

Friday, April 3rd @ 11am CST, "Art Moments with Carly" via Instagram Live

Location: https://www.instagram.com/gscumn

Friday, April 3rd @ 3pm CST, "International LGBTQ+ Student Hangout with Ronaldi" via Zoom

News and Information

New director, new direction for MCAE

Thursday, March 26, 2020

"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."

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Funding available for virtual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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.

Events

LGBTQIA+ Student Community Check-In

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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.

Title: LGBTQIA+ Student Community Check-In

Date/time: Friday, March 27 @3pm CST

Location: https://z.umn.edu/gsc_cares 

Audience: LGBTQIA+ students at UMN 

News and Information

UMN plans to formally recognize campus placement on Indigenous land

Monday, March 16, 2020

"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."

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Bell Museum to increase support for visitors with sensory challenges

Monday, March 16, 2020

"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."

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IDEA now accepting spring Faculty Driven funding proposals

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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.

Events

UPDATE: THIS WILL NOW BE A REMOTE EVENT. CSDC foundations series: Abelism on Monday March 23 at noon

Thursday, March 5, 2020
MARCH 11, 20202 UPDATE:
The CDSC Foundation series event scheduled for March 23rd from 12-2PM will now be a remote event. 

You will be able to access the event remotely via Zoom: https://umn.zoom.us/j/573140001 

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