University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

DEI and Social Justice Educators Network Announce Monthly Conversations

January 22, 2013

Connect with this network of UT faculty, staff, and community members who are engaged in conversations around diversity and social justice issues. Diversity Education Initiatives (DEI), a unit of Campus Diversity and Strategic Initiatives (CDSI) in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) sponsors informal, monthly conversations about topics chosen by meeting participants. Past conversation topics have included assessing social justice progress, bullying, racial profiling, religious oppression, and facilitation strategies. Participants range from faculty who engage diversity topics in the classroom to staff members who seek a space for dialogue on social justice issues.

Spring 2013 Conversations

  • Wednesday, January 23, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Texas Union Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206)
  • Wednesday, February 27, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Texas Union Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206)
  • Wednesday, March 27, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Texas Union Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206)
  • Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Texas Union Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206)
  • Wednesday, May 22, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Texas Union Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206)

Topics vary depending upon participant interest.

 

Fall 2012 conversation topics/resources provided by participants are as follows:

Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® Program

http://regions.adl.org/southwest/programs/no-place-for-hate.html

UT Campus Climate Response Team (CCRT)

http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/campus-culture/campus-climate-response-team/

Dr. Eric Tang Op-Eds from Austin American Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/opinion/austin-has-taken-great-leap-backward-in-racial-2401413.html

http://www.statesman.com/opinion/should-race-be-weighed-in-admissions-colorblindness-doesnt-2246113.html

Greater Austin Forum for Diversity and Inclusion (GAFDI):

Next meeting at Seton at 11:30 am on September 18. Contact jersol@aol.com

Puerto Rican Cultural Center:

http://www.prfdance.org/

Romero (movie)

The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

Gar Alperovitz (website):

http://www.garalperovitz.com/

Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and is a former Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. Author of critically acclaimed books on the atomic bomb and atomic diplomacy.

If you have questions, require accommodations, or to RSVP, please contact Claudia García Medina at claudia.garcia.medina@utexas.edu.

 

 

 

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