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OED Certificate Workshop: Understanding Disability & Advancing Access

May 2, 2017, 8:30 am
DESCRIPTION:

Our world is becoming increasingly rich and complex as more and more individuals become open about the challenges they face as people with disabilities. Whether the barrier is physical, academic, employment-related, or attitudinal, we are all responsible for understanding how barriers diminish access for some University community members. In this workshop, participants learn strategies for advancing access for everyone on our campuses. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program)
REGISTRATION:

Visit our website for registration links.
ACCOMMODATIONS:

To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: GLBTQ Identities and Communities

April 25, 2017, 1:00 pm
DESCRIPTION: In discussions of “diversity,” not everyone recognizes that gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are important points of cultural difference that merit recognition and voice. Members of the University who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer often face isolation, silence, and invisibility. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn about GLBTQ identities and communities, and to identify strategies they can employ to create a more open and welcoming campus climate. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program)
REGISTRATION: Visit our website for registration links.
ACCOMMODATIONS: To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

Pride not Pity: Disability as Culture

April 21, 2017, 1:30 pm
DESCRIPTION The umbrella term ‘disability community’ represents a diverse group encompassing a wide range of characteristics, experiences, and perspectives. While some maintain that the concept of ‘disability culture’ strengthens the struggle for disability rights through shared planning and strategizing, others are concerned that solidarity as a larger group may renew historic patterns of discrimination and marginalization. Engage in a conversation with diverse panelists from the disability community to gain greater understanding of the implications of disability culture within disabled communities and for American culture at large.

Panelists: Angela Carter, Ph.D. Candidate/Graduate Instructor, Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts; Co-Founder, Critical Disability Studies Collaborative; and member, Society for Disability Studies Queer Caucus Steering Committee; Jacob Colon, University of Minnesota graduate in Child Psychology; former Advisor, Disability Student Cultural Center, and former member, Disability Resources Student Advisory Committee; Wendy Harbour, Director, National College Center for Students with Disabilities, AHEAD; Amy Hewitt, Research Manager, Adult Services, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development.

Moderator: Tammy Berberi, Associate Professor, French, University of Minnesota Morris, and former President of the Society for Disability Studier.

For more information visit: https://diversity.umn.edu/criticalconversations

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680. Please allow two weeks advance notice.

OED Certificate Workshop: Race, Racism, and Privilege

April 20, 2017, 8:30 am
DESCRIPTION:

Talking about race and racism can be challenging for many people. It can be tempting to keep our discussions at a surface level, so as to avoid hurt, anger, shame and guilt. But open and honest discussions on race, as well as basic history and context that are often neglected in the discussions, are necessary for us to address the racial inequities that continue to challenge our personal relationships, institutions, and society. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program)
REGISTRATION:

Visit our website for registration links.
ACCOMMODATIONS:

To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women's Equity

April 19, 2017, 8:30 am
DESCRIPTION: The media makes it sound like women have reached equality. What's the truth? And how do you make the case quickly, i.e., in the time it takes for an elevator ride? In this interactive workshop, increase your knowledge of women’s stats today, share ideas for breaking the ceiling, and practice making a one-minute case explaining how achieving women’s equity benefits everyone. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program)
REGISTRATION: Visit our website for registration links.
ACCOMMODATIONS: To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: GLBTQ Identities and Communities

April 13, 2017, 8:30 am
DESCRIPTION: In discussions of “diversity,” not everyone recognizes that gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are important points of cultural difference that merit recognition and voice. Members of the University who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer often face isolation, silence, and invisibility. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn about GLBTQ identities and communities, and to identify strategies they can employ to create a more open and welcoming campus climate. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program)
REGISTRATION: Visit our website for registration links.
ACCOMMODATIONS: To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Understanding Disability & Advancing Access

April 10, 2017, 1:00 pm
DESCRIPTION: Our world is becoming increasingly rich and complex as more and more individuals become open about the challenges they face as people with disabilities. Whether the barrier is physical, academic, employment-related, or attitudinal, we are all responsible for understanding how barriers diminish access for some University community members. In this workshop, participants learn strategies for advancing access for everyone on our campuses. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program)
REGISTRATION: Visit our website for registration links.
ACCOMMODATIONS: To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women's Equity

April 6, 2017, 1:00 pm
DESCRIPTION: The media makes it sound like women have reached equality. What's the truth? And how do you make the case quickly, i.e., in the time it takes for an elevator ride? In this interactive workshop, increase your knowledge of women’s stats today, share ideas for breaking the ceiling, and practice making a one-minute case explaining how achieving women’s equity benefits everyone. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program)
REGISTRATION: Visit our website for registration links.
ACCOMMODATIONS: To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Race, Racism, and Privilege

April 5, 2017, 1:00 pm
DESCRIPTION: Talking about race and racism can be challenging for many people. It can be tempting to keep our discussions at a surface level, so as to avoid hurt, anger, shame and guilt. But open and honest discussions on race, as well as basic history and context that are often neglected in the discussions, are necessary for us to address the racial inequities that continue to challenge our personal relationships, institutions, and society. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program)
REGISTRATION: Visit our website for registration links.
ACCOMMODATIONS: To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.

OED Certificate Workshop: Addressing Religious and Spiritual Identities in a Public Context

April 4, 2017, 1:00 pm
New Workshop for Fall 2016!  Description coming soon.

Unmasking ‘Choice’: Moving from Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice

March 31, 2017, 1:30 pm
DESCRIPTION The 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized the concept of ‘choice’ regarding abortion and other reproductive rights for women. However, many women of color find ‘choice’ to be problematic, charging that it actually ‘masks’ the discriminatory ways that public leaders and the legal system treat various women differently according to race, religion, economic status, and disability, among others. These diverse women are raising their voices and moving the discourse away from the pro-and anti-choice stalemate and toward the intersectional concept of reproductive ‘justice’ which Forward Together (formerly Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice) defines as the point “when all people have the economic, social and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our bodies, sexuality and reproduction for ourselves, our families and our communities.” Join a conversation that offers an intersectional and human rights lens regarding important aspects of the ongoing struggle for reproductive freedom.

Panelists: Suzanna de Baca, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland; Melissa Kwon, University of Minnesota Research Associate & Adjunct Faculty, Department of Asian American Studies, and Coordinator, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF); Karen Law, Executive Director, Pro Choice Resources; Patina Park, Executive Director, MN Indian Women's Resource Center.

Moderator: Uyenthi Tran Myhre, Assistant Director, University of Minnesota Women’s Center.

For more information visit: https://diversity.umn.edu/criticalconversations

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680. Please allow two weeks advance notice.

OED Certificate Workshop: Facilitating Challenging Conversations

March 29, 2017, 8:30 am
DESCRIPTION: This workshop addresses one of the most ever-present and significant aspects of equity and diversity work:  education through dialogue. In each participant’s on-going development as an ally and a leader, they will find themselves in more and more situations that call for careful listening, nuanced language, well-timed questions, and skilled facilitation. This workshop offers each participant an opportunity to develop these educational skills. (Click here for more info on the Certificate Program) REGISTRATION: Visit our website for registration links. ACCOMMODATIONS: To request a disability-related accommodation for any OED Certificate workshop (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680.