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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WOCN Real Talk! A Virtual Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:30am to 1:00pm
WOCN Program: WOCN Real Talk! A virtual panel discussionWhen: Wednesday, October 20thWhere: 11:30 am – 1:00 PM  Being a Woman of Color on campus has it’s challenges and it’s important that we talk about them! In this unfiltered discussion, a panel of women from the University of Iowa will discuss their experience being a Woman of Color at a predominantly white institution and how they have navigated adversity while…
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International Writing Program (IWP) @ Iowa City Book Festival: Habib Tengour & Pierre Joris

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
International Writing Program (IWP) 2021 Fall Resident Habib Tengour (Algeria) & Pierre Joris (Luxembourg, IWP '87) Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7PM CST (GMT-6) Iowa City Book Festival (Oct. 18-24) partners with IWP for an event with poets and translators Habib Tengour and Pierre Joris. Fall 2021 IWP participant Tengour, from Algeria, has published more than 20 volumes of writing, including the recent poetry collection, La Sandale d'Empédocle. He will be joined by Joris, a prolific poet and…
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BUILD: Understanding & Intervening Effectively in Micro-Aggressions

Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:00pm to 4:00pm
The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom. Positive change can be accomplished when skilled, engaged bystanders have the ability to safely and…
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Iowa Edge Student Organization Info Session

Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm
The Iowa Edge Student Organization will be starting back up in the spring semester, and we are really excited to invite you to learn about the org and enjoy some free food with us! Please join us at the Center for Diversity & Enrichment (2750 UCC) on October 21st from 2:00 to 3:00 PM for a casual information session and a chance to reconnect! Please note: You do not need to be a former Iowa Edge participant to join the organization. Please feel free to bring roommates, friends, etc. that…
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tippie womens summit

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.
womxns summit

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).