Student organization event

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

Diversity Month Program: "Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Date: 
01.15.2016
Location: 
Off Campus Event - The Second City

The comedy show draws from the experiences of diverse communities in America and the simple and at times complex struggles they face in their day to day lives in the 21st Century. Goldstar Chicago describes the show as "addressing such tenuous topics as racial tension, police accountability and human trafficking with biting humor.

Keystone Points: 
20
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

Diversity Month Program: Voting Rights and Redistricting- A Latino Perspective

Date: 
01.15.2016
Location: 
Room IV

Nina Perales, the Vice President of Litigation at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), will speak about her work on voting rights. She has litigated a number of cases involving the voting rights of Latinos and has challenged state redistricting efforts. Ms. Perales has argued in front of the Supreme Court as well as opposite Professor Adam Mortara.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity
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