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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

Freedom of Speech: C.L. Lindsay III

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Wed, Jan 30
MUB Strafford Rm

Attorney C.L. Lindsay III left his law practice in 1998 and founded the Coalition for Student & Academic Rights (CO-STAR), a non-profit that assists students with their legal problems, free-of-charge.  Lindsay is a nationally recognized expert and leader in the field of student rights and academic freedom.  He received his J.D. from the Univ of Michigan and continues to teach Law and Literature at the Univ. of Pennsylvania.   Event is part of MUB Current 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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Farming While Black

Leah Penniman standing in corn field

Tues, Feb 26, 2019,  7pm-8:30pm
MUB, Granite State Rm

Leah Penniman, founding co-director of Soul Fire Farm, is the author of book "Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation of the Land" is the scheduled speaker for this year's MLK Tribute.  Leah has been farming since 1996 and teaching since 2002.  The work of Leah and Soul Fire Farm has been recognized by Omega Sustainability Leadership Award, Presidential Award for Science Teaching, and others.  Soul Fire Farm, is committed to ending racism and injustice within our food system.  Penniman is part of a global network of farmers working to increase farmland stewardship by people of color, and ending food apartheid.   More about the book

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

Jonathan holding sign No Place for Hate

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.

 

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