Power Shift Project: Power to the Interns
The Newseum Institute’s Power Shift Project — a major new initiative on behalf of women in the news industry — launches the first in a series of live interactive training sessions with a program focusing on the youngest and often most vulnerable in media.
“Power to the Interns: Strengthening Intern Preparation in a #MeToo World” will contain practical information about what educators and employers should know — and do — to ensure workplace integrity for students.
Jill Geisler, who is Loyola University Chicago’s Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity, will moderate three half-hour, interactive programs that will be live streamed and archived and made available for educators, employers and students to use.
Inya Baiye, Title IX coordinator for the University of North Texas, helped produce a video with the Mayborn School of Journalism that details what UNT is doing to give interns the resources to help them deal with issues related to sexual harassment in a professional setting. View the video below:
Inya Baiye, Title IX coordinator and director for the Office of Equal Opportunity, was interviewed by the North Texas Daily about the recently released Assessment of Sexual Assault Perspectives (ASAP) survey. You can read the full article below:
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The Equity and Diversity Conference would not be possible without the unique support of our campus partners who support the work of the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity. We extend to you a special invitation to partner with us for the 2018 conference. As a sponsor, you are recognized as an active participant in our efforts towards intentional inclusion while engaging with up to 500 attendees including UNT students, higher education professionals, corporate partners, and community leaders!
Continuing our new tradition, the Division will present the Inclusive Excellence Award to a UNT department or college that has demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access through their programs, practices, policies, and people. This year, we also introduce the inaugural Social Justice Sponsorship, which invites speakers on additional special topics.
Become a partner for Institutional Equity and Diversity through one of the following levels:
You can also support the conference should you wish to contribute by donating items, services, or underwriting elements of the conference (such as printing costs, Wi-Fi access for external attendees, SWAG items, etc.). We will work with departments on a case-by-case basis for these contributions.
Please send your sponsorship commitment form and logos (as either .ai or .eps format) by January 1, 2018 to secure your status as a sponsor. If you have any questions regarding your potential participation, please contact Shani Barrax Moore at 941-565-3578 or Teresita Hurtado Ramos at (940) 565-3724.
For additional information, visit our website at edo.unt.edu/equity-and-diversity-conference.
The Pride Alliance would like to send a warm welcome to the University of North Texas students, faculty, and staff who are returning to campus for the 2017-2018 school year! We are excited to start our fourth year as an office on UNT’s campus and for the opportunity to work alongside all of you to explore and create possibilities around gender and sexuality.
In addition to our focus on gender and sexuality, the Pride Alliance is committed to centering racial justice and anti-racism in the programs, trainings, services, and spaces that fall within our purview. We are also committed to advocating for and demanding racial justice in the work we do with our campus and community partners who share our spaces. By centering the lives and experiences of our students of color, those that exist at the intersections of greatest oppression, the greatest amount of people will be included and experience justice and equity.
Spaces that focus on gender and sexuality are not free of racism, and it is essential for us to interrogate, challenge, disrupt, and dismantle the ways in which white supremacy and white privilege show up in the actions of our staff, students, colleagues, and everything that is a product of our office. It is our intention to continue to examine our policies and practices and recognize that we will never be "done" with work that strives toward racial justice. We are accountable to the students we serve to remain open and receptive to feedback and continued conversation and to be transparent in our actions and the ways in which we take responsibility for racial justice.
The Pride Alliance strives to remain a brave space that is a place of comfort for all UNT community members.
The Pride Alliance