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Community Climate

UNH is in the process of developing and implementing a climate study that will include all students, faculty and staff. The objective of the study is to gather data about institutional climate, inclusion and work-life issues to better assess the learning, living and working environment for students, staff and faculty. The survey will be implemented under the leadership of the Campus Climate Study Task Force. The success of this project will rely on the efforts of the entire campus community, and will require the support of all.  The launch of the survey will most likely take place during spring semester 2019.

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Training Opportuntities

The Human Library Project

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Sat, March 23, 1-4pm
Oyster River High School Library

The Human Library Project is a one-day event offering the opportunity for face-to-face conversations that challenge sterotyping and prejudice.  Its a place where real people are "books", as they "loan" their stories and experiences to listeners.  Difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered in the moment.  Come a sit with your "book" and discover paths to a more peaceful world.

 

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

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Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge
April 1-22, 2019

The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving and has been adapted by Food Solutions New England with support from the Interaction Institute for Social Change. The challenge consists of daily email prompts with resources. It is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.  Use this link to sign up for the challenge

LGBTQ+ Pancake Breakfast: Jonathan Higgins

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Tues, April 9, 2019
8:00-9:30am, MUB Granite State Rm

Celebrating 25+ years of coming together and recognizing the accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community.  This year's Pancake Breakfast will feature keynote, Dr. Jonathan Higgins.  Dr. Higgins is committed to using his voice to highlight and bring focus to the issues that affect both the Black and the LGBTQ+ community through his YouTube channel that posts weekly videos about race and identity issues,  his mini-documentary highlighting stories related to his life as a queer Black man growing up in the inner city of San Bernardino and through his Ted Talk "From Fear to Freedom".  Dr. Higgins continues to lecture all over the country on topics related to intersectionality, race, gender and sexuality.

 

Schuyler Bailar: Trans is Beautiful

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Wed, April 17
MUB Strafford Rm
7:00-8:15pm

Schuyler Bailar is a competitive swimmer at Harvard, and the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on a Division 1 men's team.   Prior to swimming for Harvard, Bailar won many honors in both high school and club swmming.  Bailar is an energetic advocate for LGBTQ rights and inclusion. He is also a member of the NCAA Common Ground initiative, a group of selected athletes, coaches and sports constituents who work to promote inclusion in NCAA activities.   Event is part of the MUB Current Issues Lecture Series

 

Social Justice Educator Training

A professional development opportunity for UNH faculty, staff, and graduate students to further their understanding of social justice and diversity issues. The eight-hour training, which is divided into two days, covers issues of oppression, social injustice, social identity, and facilitation in a small-group setting (limited to 25 - no cost to attend).

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Safe Zones Trainings

Professional development opportunities for UNH faculty, staff, and graduate students to advance awareness, knowledge, and skills around the services and support that we provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and colleagues. Participants of Safe Zones Trainings are a campus-wide network of allies who are supportive of LGBTQ faculty, students, and staff and are committed to contributing to a campus climate of inclusion at UNH. Trainings are 1.5 hours in length. We offer department-specific trainings, and some trainings that are open to mixed groups of faculty and staff from various departments.

To schedule/attend sessions, call Safe Zones Coordinator at 862-5053 or visit their website for more information.

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UNH Green Zone

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Supporting Student Veterans and Service Members on Campus and in the Classroom
UNH faculty and staff qualify as Green Zone volunteers when they demonstrate awareness of the issues faced by student veterans and service members.

Find out more about having this training for your office/group