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Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC)
Virginia Tech
Human Relations and Group Dialogue
Facilitator Training
Training Application
Due by 5pm on Friday, July 17, 2015

Did you know the Multicultural Programs and Services office changed its name and mission to the Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC)? Check out their website.

The Racial Climate on Campus: Best Practices for Education, Response, & Adjudication

July 22, 2015

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Black Cultural Center, Virginia Tech


Making Diversity Not the Work of One Office, but a Campus Priority


Risky Business


Ford Shifts Grant Making to Focus Entirely on Inequality


Sisters’ in Session: Black Women in the Academy Conference (Call for Proposals)

Location: James Madison University on November 3, 2015

Deadline for Proposals: August 15, 2015

Purpose:  This conference focuses on identifying and seeking solutions to issues facing women of African descent in higher education.  It seeks to represent our diversity and uniqueness, our strengths and our challenges across higher education institutions inclusive of PWI and HBCU, four-year and community colleges, staff, faculty, graduate students, and students.   We are all engaged in making it possible for more of us to achieve our professional dreams.

Proposals are welcome from all program areas, disciplines and levels covering student services, curricular, professional development, assessment, administrative, or content expertise. Issues of health, wellness and well-being are also encouraged.  Proposals may be from any configuration including individuals, teams, or panels within an institution or across institutions. Proposals may reflect creative endeavors or expressions, and a wide representation of scholarship.

Proposals must include in .doc/.docx form:

  • Contact Information of all Presenters: Name, affiliation, address, email address, contact number
  • Title: No more than 12 words
  • Brief Abstract: To be used in the program, no more than 50 words
  • Proposal: Provides support of the abstract. No more than 500 words.

Time Frame:  Select 60 minutes (presentation) or 90 minutes (interactive workshop)

Proposals should be emailed to brysonbj@jmu.edu with Sisters in the subject line.  An email receipt will be provided. You will be notified by August 31, 2015 regarding possible acceptance of your proposal.

James Madison University is located in Harrisonburg, VA conveniently located on I-81.

American Publich Health Association Webinar Series: Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation

A four part webinar series
The recent events in Charleston, South Caroline, Baltimore, Maryland, and Ferguson, Missouri, remind us that stigma, inequalities and civil rights injustices remain in our society today. Unfortunately, skin color plays a large part in how people are viewed, valued and treated. We know that racism, both intentional and unintentional, affects the health and well-being of individuals and communities and stifles the opportunity of many to contribute fully to the future and growth of this nation. Join the leadership of the American Public Health Association in a summer webinar series about racism’s impact on health and disparities.

Naming and Addressing Racism:
A Primer

July 21, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT 
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, and Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

This kick-off webinar featuring APHA’s executive director, president and president-elect will take a look at some of the nation’s leading health inequities. APHA President Shiriki Kumanyika will discuss how racism is one of the most challenging tools of social stratification we face when trying to improve the health of the public. She also will reflect on the evidence and research needs related to how racism limits our ability to make America the healthiest nation. APHA President-Elect Camara Jones will tell the Gardener’s Tale and present a framework for understanding racism on three levels. This framework is useful for understanding the basis for race-associated differences in health, designing effective interventions to eliminate those differences and engaging in a national conversation. Register now!

Upcoming webinars in this series:
Community Violence Well-Being
August 4, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
August 18, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

Racism: The Silent Partner in High School Dropout and Health Disparities
September 1, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

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