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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 04 December 2017 9:30 AM
Diversity this Week
A message from the Associate Provost for Diversity
Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

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This Week in Diversity Now

Monday, December 4th at 7 PM Minnetrista Center "50 Years Later: Black Lives and Muncie Values" Muncie R.A.C.E. and Muncie Resists panel discussion.

Expand your horizons…
December 1: World AIDS Day, to commemorate those who have died of AIDS, and to acknowledge the need for a continued commitment to all those affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

December 3: International Day of Disabled Persons, to raise awareness in regards to persons with disabilities in order to improve their lives and provide them with equal opportunity.

& looking back. This week in Diversity in 1955

On December 1, 1955, during a typical bus ride in Montgomery, Alabama, 42-year-old Rosa Parks, African American, refused to give her seat to a white passenger. She was arrested for violating a city law requiring racial segregation of public buses. While 80% of bus riders in Montgomery, Alabama were African American, half of the seats were reserved for white people. Rosa Parks’ final lesson: Never stop fighting.

Featured Diversity Scholarship An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2016-17

Elizabeth Agnew
Associate Professor of Religious Studies Philosophy & Religious Studies “The Academic Study of Religion in the U.S. and Pakistan: A Comparative Perspective,” with Mansoor Abbasi (McMaster University, Canada), Pakistan Journal of American Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2, Fall 2016: 23-47.2016

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Being Lazy and Slowing Down this series focuses on appreciating the tremendous benefits of slowing down and self-care inside/outside the university. Participants will develop skills to center their bodies and slow down without feeling guilty.

Learn how to:
  • redefine time and meaning of life
  • develop rituals of slowing down
  • plan their community/network of support
  • strategize one’s sense of worthiness in the advent of digital life.
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Contact OID Phone 765-285-5316 Email Carmichael Hall, Room 104