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Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, Corner-October 5, 2017

HELLO from the SHP Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee and the DHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee. I am Sarah Hairston, the graduate research assistant working with both committees. As the diversity and inclusion graduate research assistant, my goals are to:

  • Start and continue the conversation around diversity, inclusion and equity issues;
  • Provide educational opportunities to promote awareness and enhance one’s skills to around issues of diversity, inclusion and equity;
  • Listen to the needs and concerns of faculty, staff, and students regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity;
  • Connect work to the Dean’s priorities around inclusion, the MU inclusive excellence framework, and to the greater community.

If you ever have questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to email me at

Committee Reports

The DHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee held an open house on August 28th and disseminated an accompanying survey devoted to understanding the concerns, needs, and project ideas of the SHP faculty, staff and students regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity. The feedback received will help direct the initiatives of the diversity and inclusion graduate research assistant. To view a snapshot of the data collected, click HERE.


EVICTED book club discussion November 14th from 5-6 pm in the Student Center room 2206 B. For more information, click HERE.

RSVP by emailing Sarah at


2017 Black Studies Fall Conference – This is not your grandfather’s black studies: Centering pleasuring and anti-respectability as methodology

October 13-14, 2017

For more information click HERE.

Professional Development Opportunities

Diversity on the Job: Diversity and You

  • recognize what you can do to become aware of your values, beliefs, and biases
  • recognize how to adjust your self-talk to manage your reactions in challenging situations involving diversity
  • recognize guidelines for embracing social and cultural diversity in the workplace
  • identify strategies to communicate effectively in a diverse setting and their implications

To access, click HERE.

Mizzou Pride Photo

Show your pride and your support by coming to the Mizzou Pride Photo! LGBTQ and ally Tigers line up to show our campus and community MU supports all Tigers. Picture to be published in The Maneater.

Wednesday, October 11

5 p.m.
The Columns, Francis Quadrangle
RSVP on Facebook

On Wednesday, October 11th,  SHP Faculty, Staff and Students will gather in the Lewis Hall lobby at 4:40 pm to travel over to the Columns together for the Annual Pride Photo which takes place at 5:00 PM. 

2017 Coming Out Week

See the full schedule here.

A special note about Coming Out Week:

We at the LGBTQ Resource Center are not encouraging anyone to come out any sooner than that person desires to do so. We also recognize that for trans folk, the notion of “coming out” is incredibly complex and nuanced. For more insight, please enjoy this blog post by trans author and advocate Janet Mock discussing her experience telling her trans story. In another post, she explores how the “T” in LGBTQ is represented at pride celebrations.

-LGBTQ Resource Center Staff