Co-Sponsored by LeadUH and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

New this year, in partnership with the Center for Student Involvement LeadUH Series, CDI offers an introductory (level 1) diversity certificate program, RISE. RISE is an introductory (level 1) diversity certificate program for students. The program provides engaging workshops and programs aimed at increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of their own culture and the culture of others. Improvement in these areas enhance students’ ability to effectively engage and work with diverse populations.

Co-Sponsored by LeadUH and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

New this year, in partnership with the Center for Student Involvement LeadUH Series, CDI offers an introductory (level 1) diversity certificate program, RISE. RISE is an introductory (level 1) diversity certificate program for students. The program provides engaging workshops and programs aimed at increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of their own culture and the culture of others. Improvement in these areas enhance students’ ability to effectively engage and work with diverse populations.

Core Courses (Required)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center North – Senate Chamber

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
3:00pm – 4:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

What does diversity even mean, and why does it matter? This workshop will discuss the meaning of diversity and explore the multiple diversities that exist. Participants will also identify the relevance of their own cultural identities and leave with an enhanced understanding of how to embrace diversity in order to work more effectively across difference.

Registration

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

This workshop will focus on why language is important and how the words we use affect our perceptions and can sometimes influence our environment.

Registration

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center North - Senate Chamber

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South – Bayou City Room

This workshop explores dynamics of power and privilege, its effect on others and society, and ways we can change our behavior in becoming better allies to alleviate barriers.

Registration

Monday, October 29th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South – Heights Room

In an effort to increase awareness for the LGBTQIA community, this workshop was designed to educate UH students, faculty and staff on terminology, pronouns, heteronormative privilege and inclusive practices in support of the LGBTQIA.

Registration

Electives

Participants may choose from any of the following options to complete 1 elective credit required for the RISE program. Workshops cannot be repeated for multiple credits. All programs marked with a * are hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion Workshops and Programs

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South – Bayou City Room

Monday, November 12th, 2018
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

This workshop will provide participants with the relevant knowledge, skills and resources that will help them to better support the needs of the UH undocumented student population.

Friday, September 7th, 2018
8:45am – 12:00pm, Student Center South - Downtown Room 261

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
12:45 – 4:00pm, Student Center South - Downtown Room 261

Training assists faculty, staff and students in increasing their awareness of issues that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people face. In a non-threatening setting, CAT teaches participants to create an accepting campus environment for UH’s LGBTQ population. Allies are given a placard to display as a visible statement of support for the LGBTQ community. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm, Student Center South Houston Room

Dominique Jackson Star of FX's Hit Show Pose will share her story as a transgender woman, her experience with gender-affirming surgeries, and the importance of having respect not tolerance.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
6:30pm, Student Center Theater

Join us as we partner with GLOBAL for the 4th annual production of the Coming Out Monologues. The Coming Out Monologues are performed each fall and gives LGBTQ students the opportunity to share their own stories and experiences. Some stories are sad and some funny, but all empower people to embrace their identities. Doors open at 6:15 PM.

Topic: TBD

Date: TBD
Time: TBD

Connect with your community on a new level by talking about a variety of social and cultural topics in a round table format. This is a great way to make sure your voice is heard and to hear other perspectives.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
6:00pm – 10:00pm, Student Center South - Theater

Holocaust Survivor. Grandma. Diva. BIG SONIA. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.

Capstone

In order to complete the RISE program, participants must complete a 2 hour service project sponsored by the Metropolitan Volunteer Program (MVP), and a reflection paper that connects information from core courses to the service project. Please contact Adria Terry at aterry3@central.uh.edu for more information.

The capstone paper is a 1-2 page reflection paper that should answer the following questions:

  • Share your biggest takeaway from attending the workshops or events (4-5 sentences)
  • Please summarize your volunteer experience and how the information/principals you learned during the workshops connects with your experience (4-5 sentences)
  • Articulate how your new knowledge will benefit you as a leader on campus or within your future career (4-5 sentences)
  • Please explain how you plan to use the information presented at workshops or events to foster an inclusive campus community (4-5 sentences)

Capstone

In order to complete the RISE program, participants must complete a 2 hour service project sponsored by the Metropolitan Volunteer Program (MVP), and a reflection paper that connects information from core courses to the service project. Please contact Adria Terry at aterry3@central.uh.edu for more information.

The capstone paper is a 1-2 page reflection paper that should answer the following questions:

  • Share your biggest takeaway from attending the workshops or events (4-5 sentences)
  • Please summarize your volunteer experience and how the information/principals you learned during the workshops connects with your experience (4-5 sentences)
  • Articulate how your new knowledge will benefit you as a leader on campus or within your future career (4-5 sentences)
  • Please explain how you plan to use the information presented at workshops or events to foster an inclusive campus community (4-5 sentences)