Co-Sponsored by LeadUH and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
New this year, in partnership with the Center for Student Involvement LeadUH Series, CDI offers an introductory (level 1) diversity certificate program, RISE. RISE is an introductory (level 1) diversity certificate program for students. The program provides engaging workshops and programs aimed at increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of their own culture and the culture of others. Improvement in these areas enhance students’ ability to effectively engage and work with diverse populations.
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center North – Senate Chamber
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
3:00pm – 4:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City
What does diversity even mean, and why does it matter? This workshop will discuss the meaning of diversity and explore the multiple diversities that exist. Participants will also identify the relevance of their own cultural identities and leave with an enhanced understanding of how to embrace diversity in order to work more effectively across difference.Registration
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City
This workshop will focus on why language is important and how the words we use affect our perceptions and can sometimes influence our environment.Registration
Thursday, October 18th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center North - Senate Chamber
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South – Bayou City Room
This workshop explores dynamics of power and privilege, its effect on others and society, and ways we can change our behavior in becoming better allies to alleviate barriers.Registration
Monday, October 29th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South – Heights Room
In an effort to increase awareness for the LGBTQIA community, this workshop was designed to educate UH students, faculty and staff on terminology, pronouns, heteronormative privilege and inclusive practices in support of the LGBTQIA.Registration
Participants may choose from any of the following options to complete 1 elective credit required for the RISE program. Workshops cannot be repeated for multiple credits. All programs marked with a * are hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
Center for Diversity and Inclusion Workshops and Programs
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South – Bayou City Room
Monday, November 12th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South: Bayou City
This workshop will provide participants with the relevant knowledge, skills and resources that will help them to better support the needs of the UH undocumented student population.
Friday, September 7th, 2018
8:45am – 12:00pm, Student Center South - Downtown Room 261
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
12:45 – 4:00pm, Student Center South - Downtown Room 261
Training assists faculty, staff and students in increasing their awareness of issues that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people face. In a non-threatening setting, CAT teaches participants to create an accepting campus environment for UH’s LGBTQ population. Allies are given a placard to display as a visible statement of support for the LGBTQ community. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Time: TBD, Location: TBD
Stay tuned for the reveal of this year’s speaker! The Center hosts nationally recognized speakers who are dedicated to providing insight and knowledge on various topics that align with social justice issues.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
6:30pm, Student Center Theater
Join us as we partner with GLOBAL for the 4th annual production of the Coming Out Monologues. The Coming Out Monologues are performed each fall and gives LGBTQ students the opportunity to share their own stories and experiences. Some stories are sad and some funny, but all empower people to embrace their identities. Doors open at 6:15 PM.
Topic: #CancelCulture....is it real?
Thursday, September 20th
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Connect with your community on a new level by talking about a variety of social and cultural topics in a round table format. We will discuss influencers that social media has cancelled but are still supported by people. This is a great way to make sure your voice is heard.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
6:00pm – 10:00pm, Student Center South - Theater
Holocaust Survivor. Grandma. Diva. BIG SONIA. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.
In order to complete the RISE program, participants must complete a 2 hour service project sponsored by the Metropolitan Volunteer Program (MVP), and a reflection paper that connects information from core courses to the service project. Please contact Adria Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The capstone paper is a 1-2 page reflection paper that should answer the following questions: