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

Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971 promotional image

Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971

Sunday, June 20, 2021 1:00pm to 5:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
In 2021, the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Created in 1971 by Chicano and American Indian students, LNACC has a long and important history at the University of Iowa. This exhibition shares that history in depth, and explores its establishment in the 1970s, its activism and programs, and much more. LNACC continues to be an active advocate, supporter, and resource for Latino and Native American students at the University of Iowa. “The Center over…
Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971 promotional image

Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971

Monday, June 21, 2021 9:00am to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
In 2021, the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Created in 1971 by Chicano and American Indian students, LNACC has a long and important history at the University of Iowa. This exhibition shares that history in depth, and explores its establishment in the 1970s, its activism and programs, and much more. LNACC continues to be an active advocate, supporter, and resource for Latino and Native American students at the University of Iowa. “The Center over…
Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971 promotional image

Main Library Gallery Exhibit: Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:00am to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
In 2021, the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Created in 1971 by Chicano and American Indian students, LNACC has a long and important history at the University of Iowa. This exhibition shares that history in depth, and explores its establishment in the 1970s, its activism and programs, and much more. LNACC continues to be an active advocate, supporter, and resource for Latino and Native American students at the University of Iowa. “The Center over…
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Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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 program types, academics, funding opportunities,…
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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).