Volume 1, Issue 1: June 25, 2020
R.I.S.E.* Up Newsletter
*R einforcing I nclusion through S kill-building and E ducation
News from the DEI Division
Thank you for subscribing to our brand-new R.I.S.E. Up weekly e-newsletter, featuring news, announcements, and resources for our campus community.

As announced earlier this week, we are expanding our programming this summer to offer increased opportunities to "learn and unlearn" more about issues of justice. We highlight a few of these below. For a full list of new and updated initiatives, please see the DEI Initiatives page on our website.

Together we are working to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive living, learning and working environment here at JCU. We are glad you are joining us on this journey.

Community Book Read

Join President Michael Johnson and the entire university community for our campus-wide summer book read of The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh, Ph.D. Open to all incoming and returning students, part-time and full-time faculty, staff, and alumnx.
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Affinity Spaces

Aspiring Anti-Racist Allies Affinity Space is a space for discussion and self-education about racism and allyship with Black and POC communities.

Black, Indigenous & People of Color Affinity Space is a space for discussion, encouragement and mutual support.

The next gathering of both affinity spaces will be held this Friday, June 26 from 3:00-4:30 pm on Zoom. Open to faculty, staff, students and alumnx.
R.I.S.E. Higher: Featured Article of the Week:
"We Can’t Ignore this Issue:"
How to Talk with Students about Racism
Beth McMurtrie, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 18, 2020

As protests over the police killing of George Floyd and other Black people, the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, and debates about policing put the spotlight on the country’s struggles with racism, many professors are wondering how to address those events in their classrooms this fall.

Should they talk about race and racism with their students? And if so, what should they say? What connections could they make to their coursework, or their discipline? And how do professors, whose ranks are disproportionately white, prepare themselves for those difficult conversations and explorations?

Click below to read more. (Off-campus computers must be signed into the campus VPN in order to access our paid subscription to the Chronicle).
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