Diversity Councils' Joint Open Letter to President Harreld and Top Administration 

See full text of the Open Letter here

** This open letter is written, delivered, and published jointly by all the Diversity Councils. Our coalition is rooted through collaboration and communal, horizontal leadership. As such, this letter stands on its own: we have no spokespeople for the document and we will not be doing individual interviews with the press. Because of our commitment to open dialogue and transparency, we will post relevant communication from the letter recipients as well as our own replies or follow-ups that we may subsequently write. All inquiries can be directed to Diversity-Councils@uiowa.edu **

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Latinx Campus Events

The following are events held on campus relating to Latinx issues.


Discover Study Abroad

Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 12:30pm

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!   Discover Study Abroad sessions are the first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have, covering topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, academics, and…

Healing Spaces

Healing Spaces

Friday, August 7, 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Ruth Kahssai, Director of Justice and Equity, USG, and Dr. Maria Bruno, Executive Director of Belonging and Inclusion, DSL, have created space for students, faculty, and staff who identify within the African Diaspora. Our aim is to create space for open and brave conversation, to listen and share in the community as we process national events, and provide a platform to hold each other up.

Engineering Virtual Engagement Session

Monday, August 10, 2020, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The College of Engineering's Undergraduate Diversity Programs team is hosting two virtual engagement sessions in August. These are open to new first-year and transfer students in the College of Engineering and are intended specifically for students that identify as students of color, LGBTQ+, first-generation, women, or students with disabilities. These virtual sessions are an opportunity to connect with returning Engineering students across identities and talk more about what it's like to be an…