Student organization event

International Refugee Assistance Project Information Session

Date: 
02.01.2016
Location: 
Room D
Contact info (email or phone): 

Jared Petermeyer

jpetermeyer@uchicago.edu

The University of Chicago chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) is hosting an information session for prospective members on February 1st. Lunch will be provided.

Diversity Month Event: MLK Weekend of Service 2016

Date: 
01.16.2016
Location: 
Various Locations

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday, UCSC will be collaborating with UChicago Lab Schools, UChicago Charter Schools, and the nonprofit City Year Chicago to plan an MLK Weekend of Service for students, faculty, and staff.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Legal Community Citizenship

Diversity Month Program: Civility, Free Speech and the Learning Environment: A Faculty Perspective

Date: 
01.20.2016
Location: 
Room II

Please join us for the second program in the dean’s series on diversity, inclusion, and freedom of expression, “Civility, Free Speech and the Learning Environment: A Faculty Perspective” with Professors Conyers, Flores, Ginsburg, and Strauss. A reception will take place after the program concludes.

Diversity Month is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

Diversity Month Program: A Formula for Eradicating Racism with Professors Tim McGettigan and Earl Smith

Date: 
01.29.2016
Location: 
Room III

Professors Tim McGettigan and Earl Smith with discuss their new book, A Formula for Eradicating Racism which spells out a practical plan to end racism. Throughout the book the authors demonstrate that racism is a type of undemocratic social architecture that people can construct and dismantle by choice.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

Diversity Month Program: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Date: 
01.28.2016
Location: 
Room IV

Who are these children?  How and why are they are coming to the United States? What can we do? This program will discuss the major influx of unaccompanied immigrant children that have come, alone and helpless, to the United States. The panel will touch on how students can help and will detail how to be sensitive to cultural differences and their past experiences.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

Diversity Month Program: When Punishment Leads to Exile: The Consequences of the U.S. Criminal Justice System on Non-Citizens 

Date: 
01.27.2016
Location: 
Room III

Claudia Valenzuela, Director of Detention Services at the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), will speak about the intersection point of the criminal justice system with the immigration system, and the impact that one has on the other.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Legal Community Citizenship

Diversity Month Program: Fleeing the Middle East: A Transgender Refugee's Story

Date: 
01.25.2016
Location: 
Room III

This panel discussion will focus on two transgender refugees who will speak about their experiences fleeing war and the difficulties they faced as a transgender person in the Middle East.

This program is organized by International Refugee Assistance Project and OutLaw.  Diversity Month is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

Diversity Month Program: Current Issues in Affirmative Action

Date: 
01.21.2016
Location: 
Room IV

Professor Strauss will speak on current issues in affirmative action. He will touch on issues relating to all groups, for example discussing suits that Asians students have brought challenging affirmative action. The upcoming Fisher II decision that will be decided by the Court this term will also be discussed and debated.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Legal Community Citizenship

Diversity Month Program: The Intersection of Disability Law and Reproductive Rights

Date: 
01.20.2016
Location: 
Room V

It is not widely known that reproductive rights and disabled rights significantly intersect. The rights violations of disabled women often manifest as reproductive restrictions. This talk will provide visibility to this largely ignored problem.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Legal Community Citizenship

Diversity Month Program: Black/White Disparities in Healthcare and the Role of Civil Rights Laws

Date: 
01.19.2016
Location: 
Room V

Professor Malani will discuss the disparities in access to health care among different racial communities and the role Civil Rights laws play in addressing the disparity.

This program is organized by SALSA and BLSA.  Diversity Month is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity
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