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Scholarship fundraiser to support LGBTQIA students

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (GSC) is launching a fundraising effort effort to provide funds for LGBTQIA student scholarships. To contribute, purchase this amazing umbrella for $20 staff/faculty and $15 students (cash only at this time). 100% of proceeds will go toward the scholarship funds. Stop by the GSC in Appleby Hall 46 between 11am-4pm M-F to get your umbrella and contribute to a good cause.

More information can be found here.

Events

How will you make the world better? Ideas to get involved, take action, find community

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, January 19, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Save the date and join the Women's Center and on- and off-campus partners to learn about ways to get involved, take action, and find community. We'll share ideas and refreshments, and enjoy a performance from a few local spoken word poets!

Free and open to the community. Event will take place in the Mississippi Room in Coffman Memorial Union.

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Yes, SHE-CAN!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

When you ask Sreytom Tim what she hopes to do after she graduates, she will excitedly tell you about her dreams of starting her own business to help small farmers, becoming CEO of a nongovernmental organization focusing on women and children, and being the first woman to work in economics in her home country of Cambodia. Sreytom is now working toward those dreams at the University of Minnesota, thanks to her determination and some help from the SHE-CAN organization.

Events

Center for Educational Innovation upcoming events

Thursday, December 15, 2016

When Tolerance Is Not Enough: Supporting Undergraduate Learners in Discussions, Dialogues, and Dissent

January 11, 2017; 9:00 am - 9:50 am; Bruininks 432A

Listening as Mentors & Allies: Supporting Graduate Students after the Election​
January 12, 2017; 9:00 am - 9:50 am; Bruininks 432A 

Register for one or both sessions.

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We are family: Creating safe space to succeed

Thursday, December 15, 2016

It’s a room in Appleby Hall, anchored between the Mississippi River and Pleasant Street. There, every Wednesday at noon for 11 years, black students at the predominantly white University of Minnesota have found a space to be the majority for an hour.

Students came to call the African American Student Network “AFAM,” and many have said it’s kind of like a family.

“You could count on AFAM occurring if you needed a place to decompress from a stressful week or to process through a tragic moment,” says Amber Jones, who graduated with honors in 2015.

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