News and Perspectives
The Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania is home to Penn Summit, a series of daylong professional development experiences for educators and educational leaders. In response to recent college student protests, the Center is offering a special four-part Virtual Penn Summit that will help higher education administrators and faculty better understand and respond more effectively to racism on their campuses. Educators can register for a single online module or for the full series. Professor Shaun R. Harper, founder and executive director of the Center, will lead four modules in the Virtual Penn Summit. Learn more and register for the modules.
Jiayin (Julia) Qian believes in opportunity. Opportunity led her from her hometown of Jinan, China to the University of Minnesota campus, and from being a new student to receiving the prestigious President’s Student and Leadership Award. Adjusting to a new culture didn’t come without its share of speed bumps; however, by using opportunities she found on campus, Qian was able to gain a new understanding of her surroundings and herself.
On Nov 19, at "Mizzou to Minnesota: Dialogue to Action," 75 University students came together to discuss current and historical events around equity and inclusion. Here are the results:
The next "Dialogue to Action" event is happening on Mon, Dec. 14 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at TCF Bank Stadium. Co-sponsors include the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Black Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, and Council on Graduate Students. Watch for more details soon.
by Abbey Kleinert, Teaching Specialist Graphic Design MFA student
The Media Design course I teach at the Journalism School recently spent a class period creating GIFs in response to terrorist attempts to fill us with fear/racism/bigotry.
We discussed citizens and students being bombarded with information about the continuing inhuman acts throughout the world. The more we pay attention, the more fearful we may become. Our food for thought for the project was the tone of news we see on our social media and how designers and artists might respond in this situation.