Events

Diversity discussion series and events

These events serve as a catalyst to promote, celebrate and increase awareness about diversity and to encourage cross-cultural interaction. See the tabs at the left to learn more about an event.

Events hosted by units within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Beyond binaries with Robyn Ochs

Join award-winning activist Robyn Ochs in this fun and interactive program where we explore different experiences of identity, the complexity of attraction, and more. This program explores the landscape of sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building

Safe on campus training

Learn ways to support LBGT people who are coming out and gain a practical understanding of how to be an effective ally to the LBGT community. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate. Register to participate.

  • Friday, Oct. 10 from 12 to 3 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building

SpeakOUT! speakers bureau panelist training

Join the SpeakOUT! Speakers Bureau Program, WMU's largest LBGT and ally education program. By learning how to tell our stories in a meaningful, impactful way, we are able to break down stereotypes, educate, and make a difference on campus. Register to participate.

  • Sunday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building

Native American Heritage Month Celebration

This celebration honors Matthew Wesaw, Director, Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Matthew Wesaw will speak on the presence and history of Native American people in Michigan.

  • Thursday, Nov. 6 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the President's Dining Room in the Bernhard Center

Movie showing of A Kind Hearted Woman

This documentary premiered on PBS Frontline in April 2013 and chronicles the life of a single mother in a North Dakota reservation.

  • Thursday, Nov. 6 and 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in 1750 Sangren Hall

Campus climate for diversity action forums

These action forums will be facilitated by Roger L. Worthington, Ph.D, who was the external campus climate study consultant. The action forums are hosted by the Campus Climate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tactical Action Community. During the event, attendees will hear reports on some of the progress toward the campus climate study recommendations. There will be a showcase of the transformational change initiatives that are in progress. Attendees will learn additional transformational systemic change initiative strategies. The action forums endeavor to further engage and energize the campus community toward continued change efforts.

  • Thursday, Nov. 13 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided

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  • Friday, Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided