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Fall Faculty Driven Funding Open Until December 30, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021
The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is accepting funding proposals for the Faculty Driven initiative. Apply and help spread the word! Deadline: Dec 30. Info:

This initiative provides funding for faculty to create programs that advance equity and diversity within their departments to strengthen the University’s community of scholars.

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Bias Response and Referral Network Annual Report to the Twin Cities Campus Community

Friday, September 3, 2021

The BRRN Year-Four Report to the Twin Cities Campus Community is now available. This report covers July 2019 to June 2020. The Year-Five Report (July 2020-June 2021) will be released early this fall. 

Please note that the release of the Year-Four Report (July 2019-June 2020) was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and staff transitions. The Year-Five Report (July 2020-June 2021) will be released early this fall. 

Group Starting for DACAmented and Undocumented Students

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

This fall, Student Counseling Services and the Immigration Response Team are creating a new supportive space for U of M students who are Dreamers, Undocumented, DACAmented, and/or part of a Mixed Status family. This group will be a confidential space for students to cultivate community and talk about topics of interest like navigating the University of Minnesota, relationships, xenophobia/colorism, and more. Although group members may come with various immigration statuses, this will be a space to support one another.


Beyond Assimilation and Resistance: Očhéti Šakówiŋ Peoplehood Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Friday, March 5 | 10:00 - 11:30 am CST via Zoom
Featuring: Chris Pexa, American Indian Studies, CLA; Jim Rock, Dakhóta scholar; and Lakȟóta Wičaȟčala, Lakȟóta scholar


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