March 2016

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Table of Contents
1. Article: Racism Affects Students’ Academic Performance at James Madison College, Study Shows
2. Article: Campus Pride & Soulforce Demand NCAA Divest From All Religious-based Campuses Requesting Discriminatory Title IX Waivers Against LGBTQ Youth, Launch #GivebackIX Campaign as “March Madness” Begins
3. Event: Confronting and Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illnesses
4. Event: Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference
5: Event: Augsburg College 8th Annual Traditional Powwow
6. DICP: Upcoming Workshops
7. Misc: Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter Notes


1. Article: Racism Affects Students’ Academic Performance at James Madison College, Study Shows
http://www.insightintodiversity.com/racism-affects-students-academic-performance-at-james-madison-college-study-shows/

2. Article: Campus Pride & Soulforce Demand NCAA Divest From All Religious-based Campuses Requesting Discriminatory Title IX Waivers Against LGBTQ Youth, Launch #GivebackIX Campaign as “March Madness” Begins
https://www.campuspride.org/campus-pride-soulforce-demand-ncaa-divest-from-all-religious-based-campuses-requesting-discriminatory-title-ix-waivers-against-lgbtq-youth-launch-givebackix-campaign-as-march-madness/

3. Event: Insights: Confronting and Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illnesses
 Date: Friday, April 8th 
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: OGC 100
Description:  NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI Minnesota offers education, support and advocacy. NAMI Minnesota vigorously promotes the development of community mental health programs and services, improved access to services, increased opportunities for recovery, reduced stigma and discrimination, and increased public understanding of mental illness.

4. Event: Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference
Date: Sunday, April 24th  to Tuesday, April 26th
Time: Varies by Day
Location: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, MN
Description:  Look at Link Below
Web Link:  http://www.macmh.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016BrochFull10.pdf

5. Event: Augsburg College 8th Annual Traditional Powwow
Date: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
Time: Grand Entries- 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Location: Si Melby Gymnasium
Description: The Augsburg Indigenous Student Association and American Indian Student Services invites the Augsburg community and greater community to join them at the 8th Annual Traditional Powwow.
Web Link: http://www.augsburg.edu/aissp/traditional-powwow/

6. Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (DICP): Upcoming Workshops

  • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 – Intercultural Conflict Styles
  • Wednesday, February 23rd, 2016 – Diversity and Inclusion University Committee Monthly Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 30th, 2016 – Disability as Diversity: Building Bridges To Full Inclusion
  • Monday, April 4th, 2016 – Diversity and Inclusion University Committee Open Forum
  • Friday, April 8th, 2016 – Insights: Confronting and Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illnesses
  • Monday, April 11th, 2016 – Creating Inclusive Spaces
  • Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 – Diversity and Inclusion University Committee Monthly Meeting
  • Thursday, April 21st, 2016 – Ally Training II

Web Link: http://inside.augsburg.edu/diversity/events-calendar/

7. Misc.: Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter Notes
● The events and literature highlighted in the Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter WILL NOT represent an exhaustive list. There will be many high-quality events and informational literature that will undoubtedly be missed. As such, all Augsburg faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to use this Newsletter as only one of many different strategies to learn about ways to further develop intercultural competency, to interrupt oppression in all its forms, and to pursue equity-mindedness.