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Diversity events for the month of October

A multitude of events are slated for the month of October

Dear Colleague,

As I stated in my State of the University Address last month, we are committed to a culture of inclusion at the University.

Below are some of the events that are excellent ways to join the conversation related to diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus:  

Diversity Dialogues: Campus Representation Thursday, October 5 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., JCSU Graduate Student Lounge Diversity Dialogues invites the campus community for continuous discussion throughout the year on diversity related topics and current events. It is a space for upper administration, academic, administrative and classified personnel to engage in meaningful dialogue with our student body in an effort to continue to strive for a better University of Nevada, Reno in an effort to "respect and reflect the gender, ethnic, cultural, and ability/disability diversity of the citizens of Nevada."

  Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner Thursday, October 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Jot Travis 105 To celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month, The Center is engaging with all Latinx/Hispanic-affiliated clubs and organizations, faculty/staff and students for an evening of familia and cultura. This dinner is meant to unite our Latinx presence through leadership and vision, and promote a deeper sense of what it means to be Latinx at our school. Please know that you do not have to be Latinx to partake in this event as there are many allies that truly love the Latinx culture. Also, you do not have to be a part of a particular club/org and/or affiliation to participate. Todos son bienvenidos (Welcome all)!   Facebook Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1718760798419513/    

Ethnicity and Identity North of the Great Wall Friday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m., MIKC 124 Dr. Christine Lee, plenary speaker at the Western Bioarchaeology Conference this year (6-7 October, 2017),  is currently an Assistant professor at Cal State, Los Angeles. Her research interests include the effect of imperialism on local populations in China and Mongolia. She specializes in non-Chinese ethnic populations including ancient Mongolians, Tibetans, Uighur, and Dian. She is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and a TED Global fellow.  

Shut Out Trafficking events hosted by the student organization, Students to Abolish Sex Slavery (SASS) ·         Monday, Oct 9th, 5:30 pm, Scrugham Engineering and Mines 101 - Dr. Richard Lapchick from NCAS and Hanna Cody from UNICEF will be delivering a keynote address on global and national human trafficking. ·         Tuesday, Oct 10th, 7:00 pm, Mathewson- IGT Knowledge Center 107. Documentary screening of Not My Life with a panel of global and local experts who will answer questions afterward. ·         Wednesday, Oct 11th, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Mathewson- IGT Knowledge Center lawn. Free Trade Fair with vendors and samples of fair trade products to educate students about how they can use their purchasing power to end demand for labor trafficking products.

International Students' Dialogue (Open to all) Monday, October 9 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., JCSU Great Room Recent events may have raised fears, questions, and concerns for international students. Please join us to share your perspective amongst your peers in a safe, open, and respectful environment. We will also provide information about resources available to students. Speakers include: Dr. Eleni Oikonomidoy, Associate Professor Multicultural Education; Dr. Joseph Walloch, Licensed Psychologist; Adilia Ross, International Student Advisor; Elizabeth Loureiro, International Recruitment and Adm.; and Sandesh Kannan, GSA President.   

The Story of Standing Rock: A Lesson in Reporting on Race Thursday, October 12 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Reynolds School, Studio A The number of race-related violent incidents, police-involved shootings, and immigration reform protests has amplified in recent months. Local journalists have unique relationships with their communities, and their reporters are often on the frontlines as first informers, reporting on these stories as they unfold.  By presenting clear examples of how incidents were covered at Standing Rock, comparable and contrasting ideas will be examined in recent coverage of the violence that stemmed from Charlottesville, Virginia and the recent pardoning of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, to name a few examples -- in an effort to raise questions about how should reporters be prepared to write responsibly about these volatile situations? Join award-winning journalist, Jenni Monet for a discussion about reporting on racially sensitive stories.  

Discover Science Lecture Series: Scott E. Page, The Diversity Bonus Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m., DMSC 110 The value of an integrated society, the desire for social justice, and a belief in equity Scott E. Page, the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Michigan, where he also directs the Center for the Study of Complex Systems. His current work examines the role diversity plays in complex systems.  

Disruptions in the Classroom Wednesday, October 18 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., JCSU Great Room Members of the University faculty are invited to attend the workshop, "Disruptions in the Classroom," which is being held throughout this semester. This workshop is intended for academic faculty who deal with students in the classroom as well as administrative faculty who interact with students in capacities such as advising. It provides the tools needed to address conversation in classrooms, meetings and other campus settings. Please register for the workshop at https://www.unr.edu/diversity/education  

Black Student Organization 3rd Annual Forum Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m., MIKC Wells Fargo Auditorium BSO Nevada will be holding its 3rd Annual Forum discussing cultural appropriation, racism, and prejudice on campus. The goal of this event is to bridge the gap and come together as a campus.  

Something to Talk About: Fall 2017 Film Series This series is meant to provide students with the opportunity to watch a recent film and engage in dialogue around the issues brought up in each film in regards to its impact on our society today. All films will be shown at the Joe Crowley Student Union Theater. October 25 at 7:30 p.m. - Get Out November 8 at 7:30 p.m. - The Interview December 6 at 7:30 p.m. - Lion  

Microaggressions Workshop This hour-long training brings awareness to the topic of microaggressions and the impact they have on those affected by them while providing participants with strategies and methods that can be used to decrease microaggressions in their daily lives. To schedule the workshop with your group, please contact Aubrey Flores at aubreyf@unr.edu.  


Marc A. Johnson

University President Marc Johnson