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Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

The Safe Zone Ally program is a campus wide-opportunity designed to support the continued growth of an inclusive campus community. This program supports the university's value of cultivating a caring and diverse campus community that values respect for all people, the open and free exchange of ideas, and responsible and ethical behavior.

Phase Two is an in-person training. This portion is scheduled for two hours, providing a deeper exploration of current issues, privilege, and intersectionality, as well as challenging participants to think critically about their roles as allies. Participants in Phase Two training are given the opportunity to become Safe Zone Ally certified by signing an ally agreement stating their confidence in their ability to be a knowledgeable, responsible, and committed ally. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:30 am

More than 900 first graders will come to UNI where students will help implement a variety of activities and experiences from books by and about African-American authors and illustrators. TC/TK will join us also. Interested in reading to individual children, small group or joining us for a great day, email gloria.holmes@uni.edu for more informationn.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5:00 pm

The Pre-conference on African American Children and Families keynote speaker will be Wilfred "Mickye" Johnson, director of UNI's Classic Upward Bound. A panel of community members will lead the facilitated small group discussion. A hot meal will be served.

Friday, February 22, 2019 (All day)

The 8th Annual Conference on African American Children and Families features author and UNI gradaute Jan Spivey-Gilchrist. Keynote speakers will be Jamila Lyiscott and Louis Hilton, social justice and diversity educators.

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Please join Women's and Gender Studies for March's CROW (Current Research on Women and Gender) Forum. Yasemin Sari, philosophy and world religions, will present "Refugees & Artifical Equality." 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:30 pm

DO YOU KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR?

Join Keynote Speaker, Diana Patton on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in Maucker Ballroom (B)

How well do you know your teacher, fellow students, coworker, teammate, and roommate ... well, your neighbor? The more you know someone, the more you understand them, and learn why they do what they do. Most of us don't know the person we sit right next to every single day, or even the person that lives right across from us. Sadly, that results in a lack of connection, acceptance, confidence, and even a feeling of safety.  

Diana Patton, national speaker, attorney, consultant, author will ask, “Do You Know Your Neighbor?” Diana will share her remarkable story, as told in her memoir, Inspiration in My Shoes, and provide her perspective on the journey of diversity and inclusion, and how our own unconscious biases can impact our ability to get to know one other.

Diana will also share how getting to know others has impacted her career, her struggles, and her success. She'll share the five steps we all can take to get to know our neighbor, so that we can thrive in our communities by building relationships.  

**Diana will host a book signing opportunity immediately following Diana's presentation from 8:00-8:30**

To learn more about this event, please contact Sunni Kegebein at sunni.kegebein@uni.edu or 319-273-4784. You may also visit Diana's website at http://www.dianarpatton.com/


Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:00 pm

At a time when immigration is much in the news, Professor John Rapson of the University of Iowa School of Music’s Jazz Studies Program has created a powerful multi-media performance piece about an early 20th-century immigrant whose story remains highly relevant today. “Hot Tamale Louie: The Story of Zarif Khan” will be performed by Rapson and a cast of musicians and actors. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Learn about the country of Saudi Arabia and experience traditional food and cultural aspects. 

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am

The Safe Zone Ally program is a campus-wide opportunity designed to support the continued growth of an inclusive campus community. This program supports the university's value of cultivating a caring and diverse campus community that values respect for all people, the open and free exchange of ideas, and responsible and ethical behavior.

Phase One is an in-person, 1.5 hour long training that provides basic knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community, establishes a common vocabulary for participant use and defines what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community at UNI. 

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Safe Zone Ally program is a campus-wide opportunity designed to support the continued growth of an inclusive campus community. This program supports the university's value of cultivating a caring and diverse campus community that values respect for all people, the open and free exchange of ideas, and responsible and ethical behavior.

Phase Two is an in-person training. This portion is scheduled for two hours, providing a deeper exploration of current issues, privilege, and intersectionality, as well as challenging participants to think critically about their roles as allies. Participants in Phase Two training are given the opportunity to become Safe Zone Ally certified by signing an ally agreement stating their confidence in their ability to be a knowledgeable, responsible, and committed ally. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

The Safe Zone Ally program is a campus-wide opportunity designed to support the continued growth of an inclusive campus community. This program supports the university's value of cultivating a caring and diverse campus community that values respect for all people, the open and free exchange of ideas, and responsible and ethical behavior.

Phase One is an in-person, 1.5 hour long training that provides basic knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community, establishes a common vocabulary for participant use and defines what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community at UNI. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Safe Zone Ally program is a campus-wide opportunity designed to support the continued growth of an inclusive campus community. This program supports the university's value of cultivating a caring and diverse campus community that values respect for all people, the open and free exchange of ideas, and responsible and ethical behavior.

Phase Two is an in-person training. This portion is scheduled for two hours, providing a deeper exploration of current issues, privilege, and intersectionality, as well as challenging participants to think critically about their roles as allies. Participants in Phase Two training are given the opportunity to become Safe Zone Ally certified by signing an ally agreement stating their confidence in their ability to be a knowledgeable, responsible, and committed ally.

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