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Myths and Realities of “Orange is the New Black”

Thursday, April 17, 2014
12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 8 Magrath Library (on the main floor of the hallway connecting Ruttan and Magrath) – free lunch provided!

Registration is not required but will help us get a count for food:

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Join us for a discussion of the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black”. We’ll explore issues and themes, as well as myths and realities that emerge around sexuality, gender identity, and other intersections in “Orange is the New Black” – and the implications in our everyday lives. Panelists include Stephanie Chrismon, Academic Adviser for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Program (CLA); Owen Marciano, Transfer Adviser and Coordinator (CEHD) and Chair of the Transgender Commission; and Stef Wilencheck, Director of the GLBTA Programs Office.

Ally 201 Training

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in Coffey Hall 220

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This training is focused on intersectional work exploring how sexual orientation & gender identity intersect with race, class, ability, age, and faith. Participants can expect to learn new advocacy tools for becoming strong & effective change agents both at the U of M & in larger communities

For disability services or access request please contact Frankie Jader at for more info please visit:


Lavender Award Ceremony!  Come and Celebrate!

DATE: Monday, May 5th, 2014 6pm-8pm. Senator Scott Dibble will be joining us as our evening's keynote! Dinner provided. 

Where:  The Whole, Coffman Memorial Union

Working Across Difference: CFANS Undergraduate Education Initiative

This fall the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences kicked off a new initiative that focuses on enhancing intercultural competence and the ability to effectively work across difference in all CFANS undergraduates. This multi-year initiative is currently focused on first-year students and will extend over time to be fully integrated into the CFANS undergraduate experience. Core components of the initiative include the completion of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) by all CFANS first-year students, facilitation of sessions in orientation courses that focus on building cross cultural competency, awareness of the unequal impact of difference and employing multiple cultural perspectives. To support this effort, the college has created an online learning tutorial, met with all CFANS orientation classes and is working with faculty in various disciplines to integrate intercultural content into their courses. More information about this initiative will be available soon.

Diversity in the Performance Review Process Resources

Resources are available for supervisors to assist in building diversity goals into the performance review process. Visit the following links:

Workshop Focusing on Experiences of Diverse Grad Students at U of M

The CFANS Office for Diversity and Inclusion has partnered with International Student and Scholar Services and the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education to create a workshop which focuses on bridging cultural differences between faculty and graduate students of diverse and international backgrounds and creating an inclusive educational environment. The workshop utilizes clips from the video, Breaking Boundaries: Graduate Student Perspectives on Cultural and Ethnic Identity in the Academy, created by the Office for Equity and Diversity, and includes interactive activities and discussion. Please contact for more information.

Diversity in the Curriculum Workshop Sessions

The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in collaboration with the CFANS Office for Diversity and Inclusion invite faculty to engage in a hands-on, workshop where they can revise syllabi or specific segments of courses to include more consideration of diversity and make their courses more attractive to diverse students on our campus. These workshops are offered on an ongoing basis. Faculty will be notified of available sessions.

Diversity and Inclusion Professional Development Small Grants Program

As a staff or faculty member of the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences, you can apply for up to $1,000 to further your learning in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, equity, and social justice. For more information visit the Professional Development Grants Program page.

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