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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Why Anne Frank Still Matters—An Obermann Conversation

Monday, October 18, 2021 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Virtual
For several generations, Anne Frank has been a household name—the WWII diarist whose posthumously published book has been translated into more than 70 languages. But do younger generations know her story? When they encounter her, what resonates with them? In this conversation, we'll consider Anne's legacy and the ways her experience as a refugee, a person in hiding, an advocate for human rights, and a joyful creative spirit can speak to new generations. Speakers will include: Kirsten Kumpf…
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Stanley Reads Book Club - Fall 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Reads continues this fall with Luis Alberto Urrea’s National Best Seller The House of Broken Angels (2018). The novel follows the De La Cruz family across two days and through life and death: the matriarch’s funeral and the patriarch’s birthday celebration. Urrea weaves a tale of family mythology, promises, and betrayals that took the De La Cruzes from La Paz, Mexico to San Diego, California. Derek Nnuro, associate curator of special projects, and Amanda Lensing, Senior Living…
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BUILD: Putting It All Together - Strategies for Managing Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
University Capitol Centre
The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty, staff, and graduate students 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. Participants will learn about different types of conversations and…
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Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:30pm
Virtual
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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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).