MLK celebration events
The 2015 MLK Celebration theme is The courage to dream: The determination to achieve. For more information about the events and volunteer opportunities, visit the MLK celebration website or see the MLK schedule flyer.
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 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided
- Friday, Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in the Adrian Trimpe Building, refreshments provided
Strategic diversity leadership at WMU: Building capacity for inclusive excellence
This is a public lecture with Dr. Damon Williams, senior vice president and chief education officer of the Boys and Girls Club of America. This event is sponsored by the Campus Climate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tactical Action Community (CCDEI TAC) with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Racial Healing Planning Grant. The CCDEI TAC is bringing Dr. Williams to campus to continue the progress from the recommendations of the 2013 campus climate study, and the follow up review of the implementation, accomplishments, and planning next steps that took place during the 2014 action forums resulting from its work with Dr. Roger Worthington.
Dr. Williams is a scholar, leader, education, learner, and senior executive whose focus is on strategic diversity leadership. He is responsible for leading the national program strategy and strategic goals of strengthening the impact of clubs, including the programs supporting targeted areas in our strategic plan including academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. He has 16 years of youth development and executive management experience, most recently as associate vice chancellor, vice provost, chief diversity officer and faculty member in the department of educational leadership and policy analysis with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. View poster.
- Thursday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in rooms 157 - 159 in the Bernhard Center, refreshments provided