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, February 6, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Downtown

Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm, 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

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm, 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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center North: Senate Chamber

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South: Bayou City Room

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
2:00pm – 3:15pm, Student Center North Senate Chamber

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, January 31, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Space City

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00PM, 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.

Registration

TBD – please check back for details

Wednesday, January 30th
6:00pm – 8:00pm Student Center South Theater

A documentary on US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her journey towards equality. The documentary is followed by a panel discussion reflecting on the documentary and highlighting the many ways women can advocate for themselves.

Thursday, February 28th 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Student Center South – Heights Room

Are you interested in participating in a Learning Abroad program but not sure how your race and/or ethnicity will affect your time abroad? This panel, comprised of current UH students who have already been abroad, will create a space for students to share their stories and receive valuable feedback on navigating identity issues abroad. Relevant resources will also be shared by CDI and Learning Abroad.

Thursday, February 21st
7:00pm Student Center Theater

Join the Women and Gender Resource Center for the inaugural production of the Melanin Monologues. This production includes a series of monologues written and performed by members of the UH community, highlighting the Black UH Experience. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Thursday, January 24th
7:00pm & 10:00pm showing, Student Center Theater

Sponsored by the Student Program Board. More Information.

Thursday, March 28th Time: TBD
Student Center South Theater

Ignacio is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit, Black, Boricua, Taíno who prefers the gender-neutral pronoun “they.” Ignacio is an activist, writer, educator, filmmaker, performance artist and mother. Their body of work has focused on gender and sexuality; specifically on queer, trans, kink and sexual liberation issues within a race/class dynamic. More information.

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)