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Page.Stage.Engage 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

FridayNovember 4 at the UMN Whole Music Club, 7:30pm doors. Free. All ages. Featuring Tish Jones, Guante, Speakers of the Sun, SPEAK Poetry and DJ Just Nine

An evening of spoken word exploring intersections of art, activism, and social justice featuring Tish Jones, Guante, Speakers of the Sun, UMN SPEAK Poetry, and DJ Just Nine.

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About that Bias Response Team

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bias incidents happen at the University of Minnesota. These bias incidents undermine the University’s efforts towards equity and inclusivity. They limit our community’s ability to excel in our work and learning. They also impede free and open discourse and our ability to know and learn from one another. Biased and hateful expression causes harm and ruptures in our campus community that must be addressed.

The Bias Response Team (BRT), along with other campus bodies, works to respond to bias incidents in ways that support those most impacted, promote education and dialogue, and that affirms the University's commitment to equity and diversity, free speech, and academic freedom. Below is background about the BRT - including how it was created and how it operates.

Below is background about the BRT - including how it was created and how it operates. In January 2016, President Kaler approved a proposal to set up a Bias Response Team on the Twin Cities campus. This proposal was developed by a grassroots committee comprised of members from the Coalition for a Respectful U and the Campus Climate Engagement Team. It was brought to the Campus Climate Workgroup and President’s Office for review and approval. The BRT began work in February 2016.


Islamophobia: The Muslim- American Identity

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
event flyer

Monday, October 24, 5-8PM, Phillips- Wanagensteen Building 2-470

It’s no secret that Islamophobia has become a real issue in our community. Last year’s terror attacks and the surge of anti-Muslim rhetoric from U.S. politicians have raised a lot of questions about Islam and Muslims in America. The Muslim Students Association hopes to address the many questions students and faculty have about Islamophobia on campus and the at-large community as well as engage in conversation to come up with ways to make the campus more inclusive and safe for Muslims and students of all other identities.  Click for more information or to RSVP


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