Diversity Events

November

November 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

The UMD Division of Student Affairs Queer Christians Affinity Group is a radically inclusive faith community for faculty, staff, and graduate students. As a group, we are deconstructing and queering our faith as we unpack the violence we have experienced in our faith journeys as queer people. Email lorae@umd.edu with questions.

November 28, 2020 - 12:00pm

(Re)Born This Way is a Christian small group for LGBTQ+ students to:

  • Celebrate and explore how faith and queerness inform each other
  • Discuss intersecting (and sometimes conflicting) identities
  • Address issues faced by Christian LGBTQ+ students at UMD
  • Create space for healing

Whatever your background – Catholic, Protestant, unsure, non-denominational, or something more – you are invited!

November 30, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Georgina is a Navy vet serving as the University of Maryland's Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. An expert on African American, Asian, Multiracial and Womens Studies, Georgina will discuss her journey from being raised in an Air Force family and enlisting as a Navy electronics technician to becoming a national leader in DEI studies and higher education.  She will also facilitate a discussion on the role of veterans in learning, supporting, and leading for inclusion in America. 

December

December 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

An exploratory investigation of the experiences of Black immigrant women in undergraduate STEM

The research presented in this seminar from the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) investigates the politicized, racialized, and gendered dimensions of the presumably “objective” disciplines of STEM. This work uses critical discourse analysis and case studies to better understand how Black immigrant women use their cultural epistemologies to attain undergraduate degrees in engineering. The research presented will use a qualitative approach, involving 40 interviews with undergraduate engineering students of a large public university in the southwestern United States. Featuring Meseret Hailu, PhD and Brooke Coley, PhD (Arizona State University).

December 3, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Hamsa is UMD's Jewish, LGBTQ+ group on campus, open to all denominations and identities. Join them on Zoom at 959-4147-4213 "Nice Jewish Queers". Email them at queerjewishterps@gmail.com.

December 4, 2020 - 12:00pm

In order to help our faculty and staff stay mentally well and respond to the mental health needs of our students, the Counseling Center will be offering workshops exclusively for UMD faculty and staff throughout the fall semester.

This workshop will address common student mental health concerns, ways to communicate about mental health with students, available mental health resources (including the Counseling Center) and how to refer to them, and methods of coping for everyone involved.

December 5, 2020 - 9:00am

I Am Here: A virtual Celebration of Our Collective Resilience, Perseverance, and Fortitude

In partnership with the Embassy of South Africa, Washington, DC, join us on Saturday, December 5, 2020, for I Am, We Are’s 5th Annual Benefit Reception and Art Auction. This year we will virtually come together in the spirit of gratitude and appreciation to celebrate all that we have overcome.  

Funds raised will support I Am, We Are launching a monthly leadership development program that will virtually convene youth in South Africa’s Royal Bafokeng Nation and the USA's Washington, DC Metropolitan Area in a community that will support their universal well-being and helps them foster the necessary skills to be self-sufficient adults.

December 5, 2020 - 12:00pm

(Re)Born This Way is a Christian small group for LGBTQ+ students to:

  • Celebrate and explore how faith and queerness inform each other
  • Discuss intersecting (and sometimes conflicting) identities
  • Address issues faced by Christian LGBTQ+ students at UMD
  • Create space for healing

Whatever your background – Catholic, Protestant, unsure, non-denominational, or something more – you are invited!

December 8, 2020 - 9:00am

This colloquium from the ARHU Dean’s Colloquium Series on Race, Equity and Justice features Richard Bell, professor of History, who will discuss African American political culture and his book: “Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home.”

December 10, 2020 - 1:30pm

How much is the lack of diversity in corporate America costing investors and shareholders?

Countless academic studies show that diverse teams management teams outperform their homogenous counterparts. Yet, minorities and women only make up a fraction of senior leadership in the Fortune 500 and the investment management community.

Are investors and corporate boards failing in their fiduciary duties by allowing management to continue to operate in a sub-optimal capacity? Join Gilbert Garcia, Robert Raben, and Juan Martinez for a discussion moderated by Professor Russ Wermers on how the lack of diversity costs investors and shareholders from achieving optimal returns.

Speakers:

  • Gilbert Garcia, Managing Partner, Gilbert Hamilton Associates
  • Juan Martinez, VP/CFO & Treasurer, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
  • Robert Raben, Founder, The Raben Group

Moderated by Russ Wermers, Director, Center for Financial Policy.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Social Value Creation, UMD.

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