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Diversity and Inclusion in Recruiting and the Workplace

Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday, April 8th, 9:00-10:30am, Room 101 Walter Library, Please RSVP by April 4th: http://z.umn.edu/dipanel

Panelists:

Todd Williams, Senior Group Manager Corporate Relations, Target
Ederick Lokpez, CEO, Raices Media
Tasha Byers, Manager of Workforce Initiatives, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce
Kendra Grunig, Rehabilitation Area Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, State of MN

Provide disability or other accommodation needs by contacting Leah Milojevic at wood0522@umn.edu directly with your request. 

Sponsored by The Career Development Network (CDN) Diversity Committee and Employer Relations Committee

News and Information

The Mental and Academic Costs of Campus Activism

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Maxwell C. Little wasn’t in a good place last fall. Many days he stayed up until 3 a.m. to meet with fellow founding members of Concerned Student 1950, the student group protesting racism at the University of Missouri at Columbia, going home for just a few hours and regrouping in the morning. He was tired all the time — physically, mentally, and emotionally.

As the campus protests escalated, it became harder for Mr. Little to juggle being an activist and a full-time student. Meeting with administrators and other student groups and, eventually, going on a hunger strike took priority over schoolwork. He started missing classes and asking professors for extensions.

Read the full story in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Events

Lessons from Ferguson and Beyond: Bias, Health & Justice

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:00pm, Coffman Theater, Coffman Union. The police shootings of young Black men in Ferguson, New York, Baltimore, and elsewhere have sparked a national conversation about race and justice. These shootings and this conversation remind us that racial bias, violence, job inequalities, and housing segregation all contribute to the health and health care disparities that have long plagued African American communities.

This talk by Prof. Sidney D. Watson, JD, St. Louis University School of Law, will explore these inequities and these inequalities, and the role that health law – particularly the Affordable Care Act – and grassroots advocacy can play in addressing racial bias in order to reduce health disparities and promote health justice. For more information and to registerA commentary will be offered by Dr. Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH (Director, Program in Health Disparities Research, University of Minnesota)

Profile

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Street Kid’s Journey from Female to Male

Monday, March 14, 2016

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Street Kid’s Journey from Female to Male, by PhD candidate Zane Thimmesch-Gill (Human Factors and Ergonomics in the College of Design), was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in the Transgender Nonfiction category. In this interview, he describes design’s potential to address trans inequality. Read the post on the College of Design website.

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