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Fall 2016
Office Updates
Our office is growing!
The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) seeks applications for
Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

The Assistant Provost, Diversity and Inclusion facilitates and supports critical activities for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI).  Reporting to the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, the Assistant Provost provides strategic and tactical support, promoting a culture of equity and inclusion at Northwestern.  The Assistant Provost provides visible leadership on-campus through active and effective engagement with both internal and external stakeholders, assisting with the coordination and management of efforts aimed at creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners.  

This role independently managing various projects, the Assistant Provost coordinates campus-wide initiatives and interacts with senior staff throughout the University.  This is a full-time, campus-based position.  Regular travel is not required.  

Please see the full position description for additional information.
Please join us in congratulating Theresa Bratanch on her promotion to Manager in the Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion!  Her commitment to and enthusiasm for this work is greatly appreciated.
We are increasing our outreach efforts! 
Here is a preview of some of the exciting events we have hosted or participated in this quarter:
Like us on Facebook to find out where we'll be next!
Faculty Excellence and Innovation in Equity and Inclusion Grants Expanded

Provost Dan Linzer seeks faculty proposals for novel and innovative practices that will enhance our missions of education and research through improved diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University.

Proposed projects should demonstrate how they will enhance our academic enterprise through expanded diversity, inclusion, and equity at Northwestern University as related to sex, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, age, political affiliation, religion, philosophy, or sexual orientation. Examples of projects that would be within the intended scope of this call for proposals include:

  1. A new course that furthers diversity and inclusion awareness for undergraduate students;
  2. An innovative recruitment program that will attract faculty and/or students or trainees who add to the diversity of Northwestern University;
  3. A conference or seminar that will increase the visibility of underrepresented scholars or their work;
  4. A mentoring or coaching program for faculty and/or students or trainees whose background, experience, and interests contribute to the diversity of Northwestern;
  5. Advancement opportunities for underrepresented members of the faculty; or
  6. Mechanisms to disseminate best practices/course materials to a broader faculty or student audience outside of your own unit or department.
Proposals for the Provost Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Equity and nominations for the Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Equity will remain open until November 18, 2016. 
Apply Now!
Around Campus
Staff in Student Affairs have started a LGBTQ+ affinity space for faculty & staff. The goals of this space are to create space to find friendship, collegial support, and opportunities to network. Please see dates for fall quarter below.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, 9:00 – 10:00 am in the Northwestern Room (second Floor), Norris University Center. Coffee and continental breakfast will be provided.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11:30 – 1:00 pm in the Arch Room (second Floor), Norris University Center. Lunch will be provided. 
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Bat 17, 1709 Benson Ave., Evanston. Appetizers will be provided.  
Homecoming Week 2016 is October 16–22. Come join fellow alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends in showing your purple pride!

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the NU Homecoming website or check out the Homecoming Facebook Page. And join the conversation using #NUHomecoming.
Friday, October 21 | 5-8pm
The Black House | 1914 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
Join the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association (NUBAA) at the Black House for a reception and stick around to watch the parade. Sponsored by NUBAA. Free to attend.
NUBAA Walker Terrace Party
Saturday, October 22 | Gates open at 9am, Kick-Off 11am
Randy Walker Terrace, Ryan Field | 1501 Central St., Evanston, IL
Party with the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association (NUBAA) on the terrace and be seated with us. Unlimited food and drink until after half time. Terrace opens at 9AM, game time at 11AM. Limited tickets available. Sponsored by NUBAA.
  • Premium Package (game ticket, food and alcoholic beverages) (40 tickets available)
  • Regular Package (game ticket, food and beverage (non-alcoholic)) (10 tickets available)
  • Member Ticket: $100
  • Young Alumni (2011-2015): $80 
NUMA Post-Game Tailgate
Saturday, October 22 | 3pm
Parking Lot South of SPAC | 2311 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
Tailgate with us in the parking lot south of SPAC (look for the NUMA banner!) and enjoy some Zabiha BBQ with alumni and students. Sponsored by the Northwestern University Muslim Alumni (NUMA). Contact: Zaki Anarwala
NU Club of Chicago and NUGALA Homecoming Party
Saturday, October 22 | 7-10pm
Crew Bar & Grill | 4804 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
Cost: $35 per person
Celebrate Homecoming Weekend with the Northwestern Club of Chicago and NUGALA! Our first-ever joint event will be held at Crew, consistently rated one of the best Sports Bars in Chicago by TimeOut,, and To keep you hydrated, we’re offering an open bar from 7pm to 10pm with light apps included. Whether you’re coming from the game or just going out, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to channel your inner Wildcat! Limited to first 120 registrants. Sponsored by NU Club of Chicago, Northwestern University Gay and Lesbian Alumni (NUGALA). Contact: Andrew Ledet
NUBAA Homecoming Gala
Saturday, October 22 | 9pm-1am
Petterino’s |150 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL
  • Alumni and Guests: $45 (includes complimentary drink ticket)
  • Young Alumni (2011-2016): $20 (no drink ticket included)
NUBAA Homecoming Brunch
Sunday, October 23 | 11am-1pm
Harris Hall 108 | 1881 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL
$25 in advance/$30 at the door Includes food and drinks Food catered by: Walker Brothers. Sponsored by NUBAA.
Latinx History Month
During Latinx Heritage Month (LHM), the university community acknowledges this nationally recognized month. Although LHM is nationally celebrated in September, Northwestern’s celebration commences later in the year due to our academic calendar, which starts in late September. Programming is hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs. 
Queer & Trans* Empowerment Month
Queer & Trans* Empowerment Month is celebrated every October at Northwestern University and recognizes the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and queer community. Multicultural Student Affairs and campus partners, host a variety of programs and events including a keynote speaker which aim to educate on LGBT issues and build community on campus.
Work/Family Month
The Office of Work/Life & Family Resources brings you programming throughout the month of October for Work/Family Month. View the programming flyer here.
Native American and Indigenous Peoples Steering Group
Comprised of 37 students, faculty members and community members, Northwestern's Native American and Indigenous Peoples Steering Group is taking inspiration from the “One Book One Northwestern” program to support programming and projects and work to increase campus-wide interest in and understanding of Native topics and issues. Contact: Ninah Divine.
Additional Campus Programming
Deconstructing Whiteness
Tuesdays: October 11- November 15, 2016 | 6-8pm
Women’s Center | 2000 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
This 6-series workshop will begin the week of October 10th and is an opportunity for students who self-identify as white to explore what it means to be white, how to talk about whiteness and race with other white people, as well as begin to understand their own role in doing anti-racist work. Sign up: Contact: Michele Enos
TGS Diversity Celebration- Raices Poderosas (Powerful Roots)
October 11, 2016 | 4:30-6pm
Parkes Hall | 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
Description: The Graduate School’s quarterly reception for diverse students celebrating Latinx Heritage Month.  Special performance by Puerto Rican Bomba group, AfriCaribe.  Dinner and refreshments will be provided.  Sponsored by TGS Diversity & Inclusion. Invitation only. Please email for more information.
NÜ Men
October 11, 2016 | Ongoing, throughout fall quarter | Evanston Campus
NÜ Men is a 6 week experience exploring, deconstructing, and rethinking masculinity. Facilitated dialogues will encourage and challenge participants to critically examine their masculinity in the context of the campus community, examine the systemic connections between traditional masculinity and genderbased violence, and create personal definitions and counter narratives to dominant masculinity. Please contact Rob Brown or Paul Ang for more information or to sign up. 

Keep the Shadow: The Body and Mourning
October 13, 2016 | 6:00pm
Block Museum of Art | 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
Block Graduate Fellow C.C. McKee will draw connections between mourning-related objects and artworks from the Victorian Era and during the AIDS crisis—the foundation of his exhibition Keep the Shadow, Ere the Substance Fade: Mourning during the AIDS Crisis. McKee will be joined in conversation with professor Alessia Ricciardi, whose work has explored mourning from the perspective of psychoanalysis, literature and film. Contact: Holly Lee Warren
Change Makers Cohort 4 Staff Kick-off
October 18-19, 2016
Change Makers is a growing Northwestern community of committed individuals dedicated to building a more inclusive campus environment.  Using the University of Michigan’s evidence-based Intergroup Dialogue Model, Change Makers explore social identities and apply that understanding and cultural competency to create more inclusive classrooms, departments and centers.  Change Makers staff are recruited each spring through an application process.  Contact Alecia Wartowski for more information about next year’s cohort.
Change Makers Cohort 3 Faculty Kick off
October 20-21, 2016
Change Makers is a growing Northwestern community of committed individuals dedicated to building a more inclusive campus environment.  Using the University of Michigan’s evidence-based Intergroup Dialogue Model, Change Makers explore social identities and apply that understanding and cultural competency to create more inclusive classrooms, departments and centers.  Change Makers faculty are nominated each spring through the Office of the Provost.  Contact Alecia Wartowski for more information about next year’s cohort. 
The Hunting Ground Screening
October 20, 2016 | 6:30-8:30pm
McCormick Foundation Center | 1870 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL
The award-winning documentary, The Hunting Ground, unveils a compelling view of sexual assault on college campuses and the legal hurdles female students face to find justice. Panelists will share how college women should practice safety, how they can assess if their college is prepared to support victims of assault, and identify strategies to decrease incidences. Featuring: Wendy Dickson, Domestic Violence Training and Prevention Director at YWCA Evanston/North Shore; and representatives from CARE. 
Celebrate The Daily's 135th Anniversary

October 21, 2016 | 4-5pm
Norris University Center | 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
Join current staffers, alumni and friends of The Daily Northwestern to celebrate the paper's 135th anniversary. This event will feature student, faculty and alumni speakers about The Daily's history and its importance as an independent daily news source for the Northwestern and Evanston communities. The newsroom will be open during this event for alumni to talk to current students as well as look through archives of The Daily.
A Conversation with Muna Tseng
October 26, 2016 | 6:00pm
Block Museum of Art | 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
Experience the work of Tseng Kwong Chi in a guided tour with Muna Tseng—choreographer, dancer, and sister of the artist. Tseng, who is the trustee of the Tseng Kwong Chi estate, will lead a guided tour focused on her brother’s life and art, giving insight to work whose complexity is belied by its easy humor and grace. Contact: Holly Lee Warren

Kellogg School of Management’s 30th Annual: Black Management Association Conference
October 29, 2016 | 9am-5:30pm
Allen Center | 2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
This year’s theme, “The Blueprint: Designing the Foundation for our Tomorrow”, focuses on leveraging the learnings from the past 30 years to envision a blueprint for success in the future. We are proud of the progress that Black leaders have made in various industries over the past couple of decades, and seek to highlight that success.
Inquisitive Traveler: A Walk Through the World(s) of Tseng Kwong Chi
November 3, 2016 | 12:00pm
Block Museum of Art | 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
Join us for a lunch time walk through the world(s) of Tseng Kwong Chi led by Block Museum Curator for Global and Contemporary Art, Janet Dees. By focusing on a few select works in the exhibition, Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera, Dees will highlight some of the important themes running through the artist's witty work. Contact: Holly Lee Warren
Fall Lyceum Series – Antonia Novello, MD  
November 4, 2016 | 6-8pm (6 – 7 talk; 7-8 reception)
Hughes Auditorium | 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL
Dr. Novello is the first female U.S. Surgeon General and the first Latina. In addition to the FSM community, members of the public are invited to this event.  Sponsored by the Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Contact: Teresa Mastin, PhD
Women of “Louder Than A Bomb”
November 3, 2016 | 7-8:30pm | Location: TBD
This inspiring and entertaining poetry slam, highlights Young Chicago Authors’ performers and combines the creativity of the famous youth poetry festival “Louder Than A Bomb,” with current issues that women and girls face. Community Partners: Women’s Center, Northwestern University’s Women’s Center; Young Chicago Authors; Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.- Delta Chi Omega chapter; Evanston Community Foundation; EverThrive Illinois; Healing Hands of Joy; Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking (JCAST) Chicago; Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago; National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore Section; North Shore (IL) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated; SHALVA. Contact: Alecia Wartowski
The Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
November 5, 2016 | 11am-12pm
Pritzker School of Law, Thorne Auditorium | 375 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
At the dawn of the Space Age, talented African American women used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to help calculate the equations and flight paths for what would become some of our greatest space missions—even as they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws. In Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race author Margot Lee Shetterly tells a tale of technological innovation and inspiring life stories.
First Nations Film and Video Festival
November 7, 2016 | 7pm
Harris Hall 107 | 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. is a grassroots Native American film festival whose mission is showcasing works produced by Native American and Indigenous filmmakers and artists of all skill levels. Sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance. Contact: Lorenzo Gudino
Visiting Faculty Research Presentation with Dr. Julie Posselt
November 15, 2016 | 12-1:30pm
TGS Commons |1st floor of Seabury Hall, Evanston, IL
TGS Conference Room | 3rd floor of Abbott Hall, Chicago, IL
Dr. Posselt with discuss research findings from her book, Inside Graduate Admissions: Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping, with graduate faculty (DGS & Admissions Chairs).  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Sponsored by TGS Diversity & Inclusion and The Provost’s Office.
Invitation only.  Please email for more information.
Real Talk
November 15, 2016 | 6-8pm
Multicultural Center | 1936 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
Gain a deeper understanding of LGBTQIA lives and the intersections of race, gender, and socioeconomic status. These interactive workshops cover gender and sexual identity, language and basic concepts, attraction, and coming out. Sign up at:
A Conversation with Terry O’Neill, President of NOW
November 16, 2016 | 5-6:30pm
McCormick Foundation Center | 1870 Campus Drive
Terry is an NU alum and the current President of the National Organization for Women. Contact: Alecia Wartowski
MLK Commemoration Student Oratorical Contest
November 17, 2016 | 5 PM | Location: TBD
Northwestern University’s MLK Commemoration Committee invites students to submit a video of their short oration in response to Desmond Tutu’s quote “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” 3 undergraduate and 3 graduate/professional students will be selected to participate in the live contest event. Submissions due: November 4. Contact:
Lucid Figurations: Iranian Movie Poster & Film Art
November 17, 7pm & November 18, 9am
Block Museum of Art | 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
Thursday, November 17th, Filmmaker Rakhshan Banietemad will open the "Lucid Figurations" symposium with a discussion and screening of her 2014 film Tales. Friday, November 18thTwo panels featuring international scholars and artists will focus on the art of movie poster design and the culture of cinephilia in Iran. The symposium will close with a tribute to Abbas Kiarostami, presented by his son Ahmad Kiarostami. The exhibition and programs are presented in partnership with the Northwestern University Libraries and has been generously supported through co-sponsorship by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies and the Alsdorf Gallery at the Block Museum Endowment Fund. Contact: Holly Lee Warren
Self-Care Workshop, by CARE
December 1, 2016 | Time & Location: TBD
Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE) will be offering this program at the end of every quarter, just before exams. The workshop will teach self-care and skills to students, along with some fun arts and crafts.  The mindset of the workshop is to better prepare students to help their friends when they receive a disclosure of sexual misconduct, as well as build their own personal skill set. Contact: Paul Ang
Off Campus
YWomen Leadership Awards
October 13, 2016 | 6-9:30pm
Hilton Orrington Hotel | 1710 Orrington, Evanston, IL
YWCA Evanston/North Shore presents four YWomen achievement awards each year. Two of these awards are granted to women who have demonstrated impact in the areas of women's empowerment and racial justice. The Lorraine H. Morton Young Woman of Promise award recognizes a woman under the age of 35 who shows promise in working towards social change. 

Enrich Evanston through Art
October 19, 2016 | 6pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center | 1655 Foster St., Evanston, IL
Join Dr. Gilo Kwesi Logan and Dino Robinson for a free workshop about what has divided our communities historically, and lend your creativity to explore how the arts can help bring us together today. Event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and childcare provided. Contact:

Second Biennial DDNRC Conference: Changing Climates, Divided Landscapes:  Strategies for Engaging Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education
October 24-25, 2016 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Join the Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center (DDNRC) and the University of Michigan for a two-day conference exploring innovative practices in higher education that promote respectful, transformative dialogue on controversial topics and complex social issues.

Diversity Summit & Career Day
October 28, 2016 | 10am-3pm
Mercer Chicago Office | 155 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Apply by October 7, 2016. To apply, please submit a resume, a short cover letter stating your career interests, and your response to the following question to Essay Prompt: Why do you think diversity is important in the workplace? Please keep to a maximum of 200 words.
Fall Conference: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Transgender Employees
November 2, 2016 | 9am-3pm
University Center | 525 South State St, Chicago, IL
Learn best practices for creating an inclusive workplace for transgender employees, and network with professionals in human resources, provost's offices, career services, and diversity officers at a wide range of institutions. Hosted by the Greater Chicago Midwest HERC.
1st Bias Busters @ University Train-the-Trainer Workshop
November 2, 2016 | 8am-5pm
Google Pittsburgh Office | 6425 Penn Ave #700, Pittsburgh, PA
Hotel Block: SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Bakery Square, 134 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Please join Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Google for the 1st Bias Busters @ University Train-the-Trainer workshop. Bias Busters @ Work (BB@Work) was created at Google as an extension of the Unconscious Bias @ Work Workshop (UB@Work), a course aimed at raising awareness of how unconscious biases work, how they can negatively influence workplace interactions, and what tools can help disrupt bias. In 2015, Google and CMU created the Bias Busters @ University program. Bias Busters@CMU is the version specifically tailored for CMU, first piloted by CMU’s School of Computer Science and the College of Engineering.
A Night with Northwestern at the Theater: Fun Home at the Oriental Theatre
November 4, 2016 | 7:30pm
Oriental Theatre | 24 W. Randolph St, Chicago, IL
The Northwestern Alumni Association invites you to experience the new musical, Fun Home, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical—starring Northwestern alumna Kate Shindle '99 and produced by Tony winners Barbara Whitman ’11 P, ’13 P, and Tom Casserly ’11. Sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA), Northwestern University Leadership Circle (NULC), NU Club of Chicago and Northwestern University Gay and Lesbian Alumni (NUGALA). Contact: or 847-491-7975
Mark Your Calendars!
The White Privilege Conference
April 27-April 30, 2017 | Kansas City, Missouri
For the past 15 years the WPC has examined challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solution and team building strategies to work towards a more equitable world. WPC is a conference designed to examine issues of privilege beyond skin color. WPC is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege including: race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc.
National LGBTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice
April 28-30, 2017 | Chicago, IL
Join the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) and the Center on Halsted for the 5th annual National LGBTQ Health Conference. The National LGBTQ Health Conference is an interdisciplinary translational research conference that aims to bring together scientists, public health professionals, and healthcare providers. We further aim to foster professional development and networking opportunities.
Intergroup Dialogue Conference @ Cornell University
June 13-16, 2017 | Cornell University | Ithaca, NY
Join the Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP) for interactive workshops, presentations, speakers, and social networking to discuss Intergroup Relations programs from colleges and universities in the United States and internationally.
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