April 2018

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Table of Contents
1. Article: Student Protesters Continue to Occupy Howard University Administration Building
2. Article: Salem State University Shrinks Graduation Gap for Latino Students
3. Article: New Documentary Tells the Powerful Story of HBCUs 4. Article: Firsts in Higher Education
5. Article: Drexel University Initiative Helps Families in Poverty Break Barriers to Savings and Employment
6. Article: New Study Reveals Extremely Low Graduation Rates for Low-Income Students
7. Event: Supporting Our Youth: Uprooting Racism, Privilege & Institutional Inequity
8. Event: Critical Conversations on Space & Indigeneity
9. Event: Fight The Power Edition
10. Event: Challenging Islamophobia Conference
11. DICP: Upcoming Workshops
12. Misc: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Newsletter Notes


1. Article: Student Protesters Continue to Occupy Howard University Administration Building
http://www.insightintodiversity.com/student-protesters-continue-to-occupy-howard-university-administration-building/

2. Article: Salem State University Shrinks Graduation Gap for Latino Students
https://www.higheredtoday.org/2018/02/28/salem-state-university-shrinks-graduation-gap-latino-students/

3. Article: New Documentary Tells the Powerful Story of HBCUs
http://www.insightintodiversity.com/new-documentary-tells-the-powerful-story-of-hbcus/

4. Article: Firsts in Higher Education
http://www.insightintodiversity.com/firsts-in-higher-education/

5. Article: Drexel University Initiative Helps Families in Poverty Break Barriers to Savings and Employment
https://www.higheredtoday.org/2018/03/21/drexel-university-initiative-helps-families-poverty-break-barriers-savings-employment/

6. Article: New Study Reveals Extremely Low Graduation Rates for Low-Income Students
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/25/opinion/college-graduation-gap.html

7. Event: Supporting Our Youth: Uprooting Racism, Privilege & Institutional Inequity, Saturday, April 21, 10:45am — 12:00pm, Johnson Senior High School, 1349 Arcade St, St. Paul, MN

8. Event: Critical Conversations on Space & Indigeneity, Wednesday, April 25, 3:00pm — 4:30pm, Nolte Center, 14 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN

9. Event: Fight The Power Edition, Thursday, April 26, 6:00pm — 8:30pm, Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

10. Event: Challenging Islamophobia Conference, Thursday, May 10, 8:30pm — Friday, May 11, 4:45am, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

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

  • Friday, May 2, 2018 –­ Disability as Diversity: Building Bridges To Full Inclusion
  • Friday, May 3, 2018 –­ From Microinequities to Inclusion

For more information about or to register for any of the DICP upcoming workshops, visit the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Events Calendar at:  http://inside.augsburg.edu/diversity/events-calendar/

12. Misc.: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Newsletter Notes
● The events and literature highlighted in the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Newsletter DOES 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.