Events, Programs, Workshops

Upcoming Campus Trainings, Events and Programs

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Social Justice Education  - Awareness

Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 9:00am - 12:00noon (virtual session)
Fri, Feb 4, 2022, 9:00am - 12:00noon (virtual session)

During this six-hour long session (spread over 2 days) participants will work to:

  • Reflect on Social Justice concepts and theories
  • Begin to develop an understanding of social identity concepts and socialization
  • Consider how to start addressing systems of oppression

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Saul O Sidore Lecture Series
Aging in Place: Black Perspectives
Tues, Feb 8, 3:30pm-5:00pm (online)

This session centers the perspectives of senior people of African descent in their own words. In a roundtable session, individuals from several areas including Black history, arts, educational, and activist organizations will share stories of how they’ve made a place called home in New England and how they've navigated living in the region including the hopes, challenges and dreams they have for themselves and future generations. Their stories help interweave longer histories of regional, labor, and seasonal migration, the work of maintaining family connections and political presence as citizens, and what it takes to define themselves and the “Black community.”

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BHTNH Tea Talk, Sunday, Feb 13, 2022, 2:00-3:30pm
Absented Presence: "The All Died Off" and Other Myths About Native Americans

Levenson Room, Portsmouth Public Library (or online option)

Panel discussion facilitated by Svetlana Peshkova, UNH Assoc Prof., of Anthropology and Coordinator of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor, will center on exploring various issues in New Hampshire’s Native American community including, inadequate representation, invisibility, access to education, and tribal non-recognition.

Registration

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Akwaaba Traditional African Drum and Dance Ensemble
February 18,  12:00-1:00pm
MUB Granite State Rm

The drum and dance ensemble will perform a series of rhythms, dances and songs from West Africa.

Event is part of Black History Month

To learn more about Akwaaba Ensemble

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BHTNH Tea Talk Sunday, Feb 20, 2:00-3:30pm
The Myth of the Model Minority
Stokel Commons, Portsmouth Middle School (or online option)

Panel discussion facilitated by Delia Konzett, UNH Prof of English and Women's and Gender Studies, will center on discrimination and injustice toward Asian Americans.  The panel will address how a racial wedge divide has risen between Asian Americans, African Americans and white Americans.

Registration

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Eddie S. Glaude Race and Democracy: America is Always Changing, But America Never Changes
Thurs., March 31, 2021
MUB , Granite State Rm, 7:00-8:15pm

America’s great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of Black Americans. Today, more than 60 years after the civil rights movement, Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. says the situation is equally dire — and yet, the promise still lives. Drawing from his landmark book, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul and his New York Times bestseller Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, Dr. Glaude presents a picture of race and democracy that is colored by current events and framed by African American history. Bearing witness to the difficult truth in our country today, Dr. Glaude lays bare the tangled web of race, trauma and memory, and what we all must ask of ourselves in order to call forth a new America.

Glaude is the James S. McDonnel Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Dept of African American Studies at Princeton.
 

Event is co-sponsred by CEPS, COLA, COLSA, Graduate School,  MUB, Office of President, Paul College, Sustainability Institute, Women and Gender Studies and Community, Equity, and Diversity Office

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Save the Date - April 20, 2022
(Planning for in-person), Granite State Rm, 8:00-9:00am

Celebrating 20+ years of coming together and celebrating the accomplishments of the LGBTQIA+ community through Kidder Awards. 

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professional Development

Professional development opportunity for UNH faculty, staff, and graduate students to further diversity, equity and inclusion awareness, knowledge and skill sets allowing for critical analysis of the services UNH provides, and of the relational dynamics we seek in a diverse institution. In small group interactive sessions, we explore issues of social justice, equity and inclusion via personal and institutional lenses to analyze: power and privilege, discrimination and prejudice, inclusion and equity through the multiple social identities of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, nationality, ethnicity, ability (physical and mental), religion, etc.

Find out when the next workshops are being offered

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UNH Green Zone Training

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

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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.