An Open Letter to Transgender Students

This letter was authored by the trans members of the UI Trans Inclusivity Coalition, with support from allies of all identities, as well as the co-signatories noted at the bottom of the letter, including the UI Council on the Status of Women.  (Published March 31, 2021)

Upcoming UI Diversity Events

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Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for Spring and Summer 2022. The Gilman Scholarship aims to support those who have been underrepresented in study abroad as well as encourage students to choose nontraditional study locations. Scholarships are awarded to U.S. citizen undergraduates who receive the Federal Pell Grant and are pursuing academic, credit-bearing,…
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Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:30pm
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!   Discover Study Abroad sessions are the first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have, covering topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, academics, and…
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Latinx Council Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Meeting Times Due to Covid-19, all of our meetings will be virtual until further notice. You will find we are still a great community. We have both official meeting times and more casual lunch and connects, please join us! All UI members are welcome to attend meetings, however, if students will be observing as a part of a class, please email the council in advance at:  Fall 2021 Council Meetings If you are interested in joining a meeting or lunch, you must sign in…
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Loteria: Game night... or is it?

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Did someone say Loteria? If you’ve ever been curious about the beloved Latinx game, now is your chance to learn about its history while playing a few rounds. The event will take place starting at 5:30 on Tuesday, September 21st. MASKS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Isabela Flores at 
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Tippie Women Summit Webinar Series

In a pandemic world, we are taking the Tippie Women Summit virtual with a series of online programs in the month of March. All events are open to the public.  Individual registration is required for each event.  Recordings of past events are also available at the event link below.
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Womxn's Summit 2021

The theme of this year's summit is “Power in Preservation”. Reflecting on Audre Lorde’s words: “Self-preservation “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare," this year we are choosing to develop a summit where attendees can explore their identities and topics surrounding: awareness of needs as a means to create boundaries; guilt free ownership of self in all forms; celebration of existence – all allowing us to progress. This summit was created to center womxn of color while acknowledging their identities are multiplistic and encompass a variety of dimensions. We believe to be truly inclusive; we must ensure support and advocacy for all identities held by womxn of color. Our expectation is that students will be offered opportunities to engage with their identities and those of others within workshops, the keynote presentation, time for networking, and more. We will use these guidelines as we invite guests to engage with our students and share their experiences. 
Kelly Kadera and Sara Mitchell

UI Professors Kelly Kadera and Sara Mitchell are helping female political scientists close the gender gap

Thanks to funding from the American Political Science Association (APSA)—and the vision and persistence of two Department of Political Science faculty members—female graduate students in international relations from around the country will travel to the University of Iowa campus in 2021 to share their scholarly research, network with their peers, and find support from women mentors in the discipline.
Black Women's Maternal Health Conference

UIHC Black Women's Maternal Health Conference Rescheduled Virtually

Loretta Ross, PhD HC, a nationally-recognized founder of the Reproductive Justice Movement, will be the keynote speaker. The virtual conference is free for all to attend and eligible for  CME & CE credits. All associated CME  and CE credits are provided at no charge courtesy of a grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).