explore. Passport Identification 2 This belongs to: Participant Photo Address: Work Phone: Cell Phone: Attach your picture here. E-mail: This individual passport and its contents (including written reflections) will remain the private property of its owner. If found, please return to owner. Instructions The Diversity Passport is hosted by the Business 3. Reflect and Finance Diversity Committee (BFDC) in Take some time to journal in the space provided. collaboration with its partners and the U-M Please note that your passport is yours to keep and Diversity Coordinating Council and in thanks to will not be collected at any time. a grant awarded by U-M Diversity Council. The passport program runs from October 2009 through 4. Validate June 2010. Upon completing at least one event or activity per month, validate by telling someone about what you did, what you learned and something you will do 1. Register Online: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport based upon what you learned. Have the person sign Registering on-line connects you into the Diversity your passport in the “Validation Area”. Learning Community and enables you to receive valuable updates, announcements, communications, 5. Evaluate and resources. Evaluate your experience when the passport program ends in June 2010. Watch for details! 2. Participate Participate in at least one activity or event each month! Information and suggestions have been provided, but feel free to invent your own way of participating. 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 3 Welcome To The Diversity Learning Community 4 The theme of this year’s University of Michigan Diversity Passport program is “Exploring Global Connections”. Through this passport program we become part of a community that is participating in self-guided diversity learning opportunities in order to broaden our ability to be effective citizens of the university and the world. The more we learn about the interesting and different ways that people live and interact with one another, the better equipped we are to “travel” in this increasingly complex world, with true respect and appreciation for our similarities and differences. Let this Diversity Passport guide you to new places, conversations, events, movies, books, restaurants and more. Each month, take time to reflect and allow your new experiences to broaden your thinking and enrich your life. Share your observations with your family, friends and co-workers and listen to their thoughts, as well. “When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it.” -Yo-Yo Ma Here’s to a wonderful learning journey! A special thanks to Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Lester Monts, and the University of Michigan Diversity Council, for a grant to make this resource available to the university community. Diversity Passport 2009-2010 Diversity Passport 2009-2010 Theme: “Exploring Global Connections” The Diversity Passport Program invites us to: F Explore ways to expand and deepen our involvement/engagement in diversity activities/issues; F Experience new ways of thinking, and perspectives different from our own; F Participate in continuous diversity-based learning and conversation opportunities; F Create a welcoming and inclusive climate in this rapidly changing world; F Reflect upon and/or discuss your experiences. 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 5 How to Participate 6 F Do Something, Go Somewhere, Try Something New! Each month, participate in at least one diversity-related activity. Themes, special days, events, programs, and “On Your Own” activities are suggested to help get you started. The “On Your Own” ideas are included because some of us are not able to attend programs during the work day and these ideas can be done anytime! F What I Did: Write it down—what did you do? What did you think about it? Enter notes into your passport to help you keep track of what you did and what you are learning. F What I Learned: Think about what you did, where you went, and what you experienced. What did you observe and learn about in terms of customs, people, interactions, ideas, rituals, traditions, etc? This reflection exercise can help us record new insights and can be a way to express new ideas, information, and perspectives. F What I Will Do Differently: Use this space to document a few key reminder words or phrases about how you can apply what you learned. For example, I will remember to… I will appreciate…. I will be careful to… F Validation Area: This is a voluntary invitation to have some fun with the passport! One way you could complete this step is to tell someone what you did , what you thought about it, and then ask them to sign in the validation area. Page Diagram Monthly Theme: Each month features a national or Monthly theme international theme, heritage celebrations, holidays, religious, cultural, and/or other events that highlight opportunities to learn something new. Diversity events, activities, and On Your Own: These are suggestions of things you can do, holidays well, “on your own”! The ideas include ways to learn about a lifestyle, culture, celebration, observance, etc., that may be different from your own. Feel free to come up with your own activity, too. Please Note: Themes, events, and activities presented in this “On Your Own” passport are simply suggestions to help you participate. Many suggestions and sources were consulted (websites, calendars, diversity resources, ideas etc.) and every effort was made to insure inclusion and accuracy. Journal Reflection The list is not all-inclusive. Feel free to come up with additional Validation Area activities and ideas! If you have information to share with the Diversity Learning Community, please forward details to the B&F Diversity Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. 7 Disability Employment Awareness Month 8 In 1945, Congress declared the first week of October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month. This national effort, along with the U-M’s Investing in Abilities Week, heightens awareness while recognizing the contributions of Americans with disabilities to both our workforce and our society. Also: National German Heritage Month, Italian-American Heritage Month, Filipino American History Month, LGBT History Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Family History Month, Polish American Heritage Month F Oct. 11 – National Coming Out Day F Oct. 3 - Dec 12 – Center for Chinese Studies Film International awareness day for “coming out” and discussing Series lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender (LGBT) issues. Films from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the US will be featured, which reflect the diversity F Oct. 17 - 21 – Diwali (Hindu) and sophistication of current Chinese cinema. All films are subtitled in English. (Time varies; Auditorium A, Angell Five-day Hindu Festival of Lights, marked by the lighting of Hall; Free; http://www.ii.umich.edu/ccs/events_programs/ lamps and candles, feasting, and the exchange of gifts. chinesefilmseries) F Oct. 22 – Demonstration of Indian Classical Dance (Kathakali) with Shanmughan and Kaladharan F Oct. 27 – Panel on Deafness: Personal Perspectives Kathakali is a highly stylised Indian dance-drama noted for its Sponsored by the U-M Council for Disability Concerns. Sign attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes and well- language interpreters and CART provided. defined body movements in tune with music and percussion. (2-3:30pm; Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union; Free; http:// (8-9pm; Britton Recital Hall, E.V. Moore Building; Free) www.med.umich.edu/abilities) On Your Own What I Did: G Attend and participate in the Invest in Abilities Week (Oct 21-31) programs on the U-M campus: Films, workshops, performances, panel discussions, and more! http://www.med.umich.edu/abilities G Visit the U-M Spectrum Center website to read about the mission and services of this office: http:// What I Learned: spectrumcenter.umich.edu/ G Go with a friend to a local ethnic grocery store - try something you’ve never seen before! G Try learning a new ethnic dance at the Ann Arbor Council for Traditional Music and Dance: http://www. aactmad.org/index.html. What I’ll Do Differently: Validation Area 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 9 Native American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month 10 The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush declared the first National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month to honor and recognize the original peoples of this land. Also: Hispanic Heritage Month F Nov 13 – Indian American Student Association (IASA) F Nov. 2 – Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Cultural Show A Mexican celebration to remember those who have departed Every year IASA holds the largest student-run cultural show in with flowers, special foods, and candles. the United States, featuring a variety of choreographed dances. (Hill Auditorium; http://www.umiasatest.com) F Nov. 2 – Playing for Change A global multimedia phenomenon founded by Grammy- F Nov 13 – Race and Reconciliation in Our Community winning producer Mark Johnson, the Playing for Change Band President Obama has called for a national conversation on has launched a worldwide concert tour featuring musicians race. The discussion will reflect the multifaceted nature of our from around the globe. Johnson will be the keynote speaker at community. Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond the Business and Finance MLK Convocation in January 2010. Tutu, will facilitate. (7:30pm; Rackham Auditorium; Free) (8pm; The Ark; $40; http://www.theark.org/) F Nov 25 - 28 – Hajj (Islamic Annual Pilgrimage to Mecca) F Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day The Hajj event consists of several ceremonies, meant to A day to honor veterans of the armed forces. It was first symbolize the essential concepts of the Islamic faith. The fifth observed in 1919 as Armistice Day, to commemorate the end and the last of the five pillars of Islam, the Hajj, is observed by a of World War I. Muslim who journeys to Mecca to join other Muslims. On Your Own What I Did: G Watch a documentary about Native American communities in the United States. G Learn to tango at the Community Milonga of Ann Arbor: http://communitymilonga.org/ communitymilonga/index.htm. What I Learned: Or take lessons with the Michigan Argentine Tango Club: http://umich.edu/~umtango/ G Talk to a veteran about his/her service. Ask them what kind of experiences they had in relation to diversity. G Visit the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn: http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/ Home.id.2.htm What I’ll Do Differently: Validation Area 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 11 Universal Human Rights Month 12 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN in 1948 as a response to the Holocaust and to set a standard by which the human rights activities of all nations are to be measured. F Dec. 12 – Hanukkah ( Jewish) F Dec. 1 – Rosa Parks Day The Festival of Lights is celebrated for eight days. The eight- Commemorates Rosa Parks’ 1955 arrest for defying segregation candle menorah is lit each night, and special readings and songs by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. of praise celebrate liberty and freedom. F Dec. 1 – World AIDS Day F Dec. 18 – Islamic New Year (Muslim) The United Nations’ (UN) World AIDS Day is held on Islamic New Year occurs on the first day of Muharram, the first December 1 each year to recognize the victims of the AIDS Islamic month. It is observed relatively quietly, with prayers, pandemic and focus attention on the prevention and treatment readings and reflection upon the Quran. of HIV and AIDS related conditions. AIDS affects tens of millions of people around the world. F Dec. 25 – Christmas Day (Christian) Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. F Dec. 5 – The 37th Annual Noel Night Over 30 Detroit institutions, including the Institute of Arts, the Science Center, the Historical Museum, and the Public F Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 – Kwanzaa (African American) Library open their doors to the public during this Cultural A harvest festival, which began in 1966, to celebrate black Center-wide holiday “open house.” (5-9:30pm; Midtown heritage. Families exchange gifts, have feasts, and light a candle Detroit’s University Cultural Center District; Free) on a seven-pronged candleholder each night. On Your Own What I Did: G Promote fair wages for all people! Learn about fair trade online, then visit a store that sells fair trade items. Ten Thousand Villages in Ann Arbor (http:// www.tenthousandvillages.com/) is a great place to buy beautiful jewelry and home decor while supporting artisans from India, Ghana, Vietnam, and more! What I Learned: G Dec. 5th is International Volunteer Day. Select a special way to give of your time this month. G Attend a holiday celebration that differs from your own. G Make a recipe from another country! Visit: http://www.internationalrecipes.net/ http://www.cooksrecipes.com/category/international.html What I’ll Do Differently: Validation Area 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 13 National Mentoring Month 14 National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to assure brighter futures for our young people. Also: Dominican Heritage Month, National Braille Literacy Month F Jan. 22 – Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray F Jan. 18 – Business and Finance MLK Convocation Continuing his tradition of thought provoking work, Keynote speaker: Grammy-winning producer/engineer/ MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient Bill T. Jones is creating filmmaker Mark Johnson. Johnson founded Playing For Change, a new evening-length work about Abraham Lincoln. By a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and envisioning the America that might have been had Lincoln bring peace to the world through music. (1-3pm; Rackham completed the Reconstruction, Jones exposes the great distance Auditorium; Free; http://www.playingforchange.com; http:// between what is and what could have been. (8pm; Power www.bf.umich.edu/diversitycommittee.html ) Center for the Performing Arts; Tickets - visit www.ums.org) F Jan. 18 – U-M 2010 MLK Symposium F Jan. 27 – National Holocaust Memorial Day Sponsored by the MLK planning committee and Ross School of Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Business, this event features guest speaker Gwen Ifill, journalist, of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. television newscaster and author (10:30am; Hill Auditorium; Free; Visit http://mlksymposium.umich.edu for a full schedule) F Jan. 30 – Ladysmith Black Mambazo Grammy award winning male choral group from South Africa F Jan. 19 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day that rose to worldwide prominence as a result of singing with Federal holiday to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Paul Simon on his album, Graceland. (4pm; Hill Auditorium; Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets - visit www.ums.org) On Your Own What I Did: G Attend and discuss an MLK event with a friend. G Find someone who celebrates a different New Year from your own and ask them how they celebrate it. G Watch some of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speeches on YouTube. What I Learned: G Celebrate National Braille Literacy Month – check out a book written in Braille from the library or learn how to write your own name in Braille! G Visit the Playing for Change website to preview what is in store for the Jan 18th event! http://www. playingforchange.com/ What I’ll Do Differently: Validation Area 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 15 Black History Month 16 Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as “Negro History Week” and later as “Black History Month.” Dr. Carter Woodson launched these efforts and chose February because it includes the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln, who freed the slaves during the Civil War, and Frederick Douglass, an American abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman, and reformer who worked to end slavery. F Feb. 8 – Nirvana Day (Buddhist) F Feb. 16 – Mardi Gras (Christian) Nirvana Day is also known as Parinirvana. This is a Mahayana Also known as “Fat Tuesday,” Mardi Gras is the last day Buddhist festival that marks the death of the Buddha. of feasting before Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and Buddhists celebrate the death of the Buddha, because they repentance leading up to Easter. believe that having attained Enlightenment he achieved freedom from physical existence and its sufferings. F Feb. 17 – Ash Wednesday (Christian) The first day of Lent. In ancient times, dusting oneself with F Feb. 14 – Chinese New Year (2010: Year of the Tiger) ashes was the penitent’s way of expressing sorrow for sins and Also known as the Spring Festival, it is the most important of faults. the traditional Chinese holidays. Often called the Lunar New Year, especially by people in mainland China and Taiwan. F Feb. 17 – Béla Fleck: The Africa Project Renowned musician Béla Fleck brings with him some of F Feb. 15 - 21 – Random Acts of Kindness Week (Intl.) Africa’s most talented musicians, including those from Mali, Established in 1995 to inspire people to share kindness with Tanzania, South Africa, Madagascar, and Tanzania. (8:00pm; one another, people can discover their power to have a positive Hill Auditorium; Tickets, visit www.ums.org) effect on their community. On Your Own What I Did: G Visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit: http://www.maah-detroit. org/index.html G Learn how to make Chinese potstickers with your family! Visit http://www.recipezaar.com/Chinese-Pot- Stickers-13320 for a recipe. What I Learned: G Participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week. Help out an elderly neighbor, shovel someone’s walkways, or volunteer at your favorite non-profit organization! G How did New Orleans become famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations? Read about it here: http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mardi_Gras_in_the_United_States What I’ll Do Differently: Validation Area 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 17 Women’s History Month 18 The theme of “Writing Women Back into History” has been selected in honor of the 30th anniversary of Women’s History Month. As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum. The women’s movement of the sixties caused women to question their invisibility in traditional American history texts. The movement also raised the aspirations as well as the opportunities of women, and produced a growing number of female historians. Also: Irish American History Month, Greek American History Month F Mar. 18 – Spectrum Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Friends Staff/Faculty Social Hour F Mar. 8 – International Women’s Day This group meets on the third Thursday of each month from A global celebration for the economic, political and social 5:15-6:30 p.m. for food, drinks and socializing. A great way achievements of women. to meet and hang out with colleagues! (5:15pm-6:30pm; Michigan Union; Free; http://spectrumcenter.umich.edu/) F Mar. 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick, one of the F Mar. 24 – Rama Navami (Hindu) patron saints of Ireland. Celebrations are generally themed Celebration of the birth of Lord Rama, hero of the religious around all things Irish and, by association, the color green. epic poem, the Ramayana. F Mar. 18 – Palm Sunday (Christian) F Mar. 30 – First day of Passover ( Jewish) The sixth and last Sunday of Lent, Palm Sunday marks the Passover is an eight day holiday to commemorate the liberation entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and the start of Holy Week, the of the Children of Israel who were led out of Egypt by Moses. week leading up to Easter. Work is not permitted on the first or last two days of Passover. On Your Own What I Did: G Check out some CDs of world/folk music from the local public library. G When you visit the grocery store - take a look at what’s considered Kosher for Passover. You might be surprised! Ask someone who’s observing Passover about their experiences. What I Learned: G Read about St. Patrick’s Day cultural symbols such as leprechauns and shamrocks - how did they come about? Who was St. Patrick and why was he revered? G Read more about the National Women’s History Project: http://www.nwhp.org/ What I’ll Do Differently: Validation Area 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 19 Celebrate Diversity Month 20 Originating in 2004, Celebrate Diversity Month is about opening dialogues that foster an appreciation of the differences that separate us, as well as the similarities that unite us. Also: Multicultural Communications Month F Apr. 12 – Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day Day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. F Apr. TBD – Ann Arbor Dance for Mother Earth F Apr. 13 – Vaisakhi (Sikh) Pow-wow Also known as the Sikh New Year Festival, it is one of the most Native American singers and dancers, artists, drummers, and important dates in the Sikh calendar. Vaisakhi commemorates vendors from much of North America. Everyone is welcome. 1699, the year Sikhism was born as a collective faith. (All day; Saline Middle School. 7190 N. Maple, Saline, MI; http://www.umich.edu/~powwow/) F Apr. 21 – Ridván (Bahá’í) F Apr. 4 – Easter Sunday (Christian) The most important Bahá’í festival, Ridván is a 12-day festival when Bahá’ís celebrate the day when Baha’u’llah said that he Sacred day commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. was the prophet predicted by the Bab. F Apr. 10 – Baaba Maal F Apr. 25 – Earth Day Festival Senegalese master musician and social activist Baaba Maal Educational displays, live music, hands-on activities, face performs contemporary Afropop and expressions of traditional painting, live animal presentations, a clean energy expo, and West African music. (8pm; Michigan Theater; Tickets, visit information about local organizations. (12-4pm; Leslie www.ums.org) Science & Nature Center; Free) On Your Own What I Did: G Ask someone whose first language is not English or has emigrated from another country about his or her experiences. G Visit the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. G International Neighbors is an organization that offers What I Learned: friendship and cultural exchange with women who have come to the Ann Arbor area from other countries. Check them out at: http://www.international-neighbors.org/ G Locate and attend one of the U-M student group graduation ceremonies. La Celebration Latina: http://www.umich.edu/~oami/studprog/latina. html; Lavender Graduation: http://spectrumcenter.umich.edu/; Black Celebratory: http://www.umich.edu/~blkceleb/ What I’ll Do Differently: Validation Area 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 21 National Older Persons Month 22 Older Americans Month originated with a presidential proclamation in May 1963 and has been proclaimed by presidents every year since to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country. Also: Jewish American Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, National Share a Story Month, Haitian Heritage Month F May 5 – Cinco de Mayo F May 21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over the French Dialogue and Development at the “Batalla de Puebla” in 1862. While Cinco de Mayo A UN designated observance since 2003, this day is an occasion has limited significance in Mexico, the date is observed in for people to deepen their understanding of cultural diversity. the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. F May 27 – Wesak, or Buddha Day (Buddhist) F May 15 – The International Day of Families Wesak is the most important of the Buddhist festivals and is celebrated on the full moon in May. It celebrates the Buddha’s A global observance that celebrates the importance of families birthday, and, for some Buddhists, also marks his enlightenment and the work started during the Intl. Year of Families (1994). and death. F May 19 – Shavuot ( Jewish) F May 31 – Memorial Day Also known as the Festival of Weeks, Shavuot is a Jewish Day of remembrance for those who have died in service to the festival of both historical and agricultural importance, and is United States. one of three major Jewish festivals. On Your Own What I Did: G Visit the White House website to view the latest proclamation issued to honor National Older Person’s month: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/ Presidential-Proclamation-Older-Americans-Month G Which is really Mexico’s day of independence, Cinco de Mayo or Mexican Independence Day? Find out: http:// What I Learned: www.clickondetroit.com/family/2990178/detail.html G Learn about the contributions of Chinese Americans in the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. G Volunteer at a nursing home or an assisted living facility! Ask the senior citizens you meet to tell you a story from their youth. What I’ll Do Differently: Validation Area 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 23 Gay and Lesbian Pride Month 24 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) events are celebrated by communities across the US and Canada on different dates from June through early August. During this time, people can find support and take pride in their community and its history. Summer Festival: Ticketed performances of theater, dance, comedy, and music by national and international artists at the F June 5 – World Environment Day (WED) Power Center and Hill Auditorium. The UN General Assembly designated WED in 1972 to (Time varies; Ingalls Mall, Power Center; Cost varies; www. mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the annarborsummerfestival.org) Human Environment and to call worldwide attention to the environment. WED is hosted by a different city every year. F June 19 – Juneteenth Observance of the announcement of the end of slavery in Texas F June 5 – African American Downtown Festival and the Southwest on June 19, 1865. Includes music, poetry, The African American Downtown Festival features arts and storytelling, performances, games, a children’s area, health and crafts, merchandise, food, a petting zoo, and lots of kids’ nonprofit information, concessions, and local vendors. (12 - activities. Musical entertainment includes jazz, R&B, and pop. 6pm; Wheeler Park, 810 N. Fourth Ave; Free) (Time is TBD; N. Fourth Ave. and Ann St., Downtown Ann Arbor; Free) F June 27 – Helen Keller’s Birthday Helen Keller was an American author, political activist and F June 11 – July 4 – Ann Arbor Summer Festival lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Top of the Park: A nightly series of free outdoor concerts, Arts degree. The events of her life are depicted in the film “The global celebrations, and movies. Miracle Worker.” On Your Own What I Did: G Visit the newly renovated UMMA, which features a variety of European, Asian, and African art as well as monthly lectures, workshops and performances: http:// www.umma.umich.edu/ G Attend one of the Global Party celebrations at the Top of the Park that features international music and dance. What I Learned: G Do some research on your own history—start a scrapbook or journal with what you discover. G Visit an ethnic restaurant and try something new! G Visit the U-M Spectrum Center website for news articles, programming, and Ally training. Learn what it means to be an Ally: http://spectrumcenter.umich.edu/ What I’ll Do Differently: Validation Area 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 25 Keep Going! 26 Don’t stop now! There’s so much more to do and see! July: Recreation and Parks Month F July 1-4: The Summer Festival continues (refer to page 24) F July 4: Independence Day celebration and fireworks (USA) F July 11: World Population Day F July 24: Pioneer Day (Mormon) August: Look up the many things celebrated this month! F Aug. 9: World Indigenous Peoples’ Day F Aug. 11: Ramadan (Muslim) F Aug. 12: International Youth Day September: National Hispanic Heritage Month F Sept. 9: Rosh Hashana ( Jewish) F Sept. 10: Eid-al-Fitr (Muslim) F Sept. 18: Yom Kippur ( Jewish) F Sept. 21: International Day of Peace What Will You Do Next? Visit the U-M Diversity Passport Website for lists of movies, books, restaurants and other suggestions: http://www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport/ MOVIES: American Films: Babel (2006); Crash (2004); Dreamgirls (2006); Glory (1989); Men of Honor (2000); Milk (2008); The Namesake (2007) Foreign Films: Jibeuro (The Way Home) (2002) – Korean; Tsotsi (2005) – English BOOKS: Fiction: Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska ; Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan; Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri Nonfiction: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder; Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Journey to Change the World by Greg Mortenson FOOD: African: Blue Nile (Ethiopian) Asian: Asian Legends (Authentic Taiwanese); Champion House (Chinese & Japanese); Chia Shiang (Chinese & Malaysian); Gourmet Garden (Cantonese, Szechuan, Hunan, Mandarin); Kang’s Coffee Break (Korean); Marnee Thai; Maru (Korean) Middle Kingdom (Chinese); Miki ( Japanese); No Thai!; TK Wu (Chinese); Sadako ( Japanese); Saigon Garden (Chinese & Vietnamese); Siam Cuisine (Thai) European: Amadeus (Polish, Hungarian, Austrian); Café Japon (French & Japanese); Heidelberg (German) Greek: Frank’s Restaurant; Parthenon; Indian: Earthen Jar (Vegetarian); Madras Masala; Raja Rani; Shalimar Mexican/Latin American: Café Habana (Cuban); Sabor Latino (Latin American); Senor Lopez Taqueria (Mexican) Middle Eastern: Ali Baba; Ayse’s (Turkish); Charlie’s Mediterranean Cuisine; Eastern Flame; Jerusalem Garden Italian: Palio; Paesano’s Restaurant; Olive Garden Italian Restaurant. Brazilian: Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse. 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 27 Why Diversity Matters at Michigan 28 Visit the Diversity Matters at Michigan website: http://www.diversity.umich.edu/ It’s a gateway to the scores of people and programs that support and advance diversity at the U-M and beyond. “...more than ever, we must re-commit ourselves to a campus community that provides experiences and opportunities unlike any other university. A diversity of people, of ideas, and of cultures is a core value of this institution. We want a spectrum of students, staff and faculty, and we will always work to attain it, because it is a critical element of our commitment to academic excellence.” — Mary Sue Coleman, President (remarks from the 2009 MLK Symposium) “This organization, like any organization, is really about people. People like to be appreciated for who they are. Our staff members have much more to offer than what is defined by their job descriptions. We all bring everything about who we are to our everyday tasks. Diversity means embracing this fact. It means truly appreciating the unique value of each person’s contribution, regardless of their role in the organization and regardless of how similar or different we act or appear from one another. It means pledging to openly accept different opinions, suggestions, ideas, and feedback. It also means pledging to speak up, especially when you have a unique point of view to offer. We must embrace diversity in order to become the highest-performing organization that we are capable of being.” — Tim Slottow, EVPCFO Additonal Diversity Resources U-M Events: Exhaustive calendar of campus events, including performances, art exhibitions, lectures, film series, and more! [http://uuis.umich.edu/events/] U-M Museum of Art: Regularly hosts workshops, lectures, special exhibits, film screenings, and performances. [http://www.umma.umich.edu/] Multifaith Calendar: List of important holidays from around the world, along with interesting and informative descriptions. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/tools/calendar/] DiversityWeb: Interactive resource hub aimed at disseminating the latest ideas on diversity in higher education and promoting dialogue on institutional change. [http://www.diversityweb.org/] U-M Health System Diversity Network: Useful compendium of resources including a Supervisor’s Toolkit, which covers topics such as: Accommodating Cultural and Religious Beliefs at Work , Being Inclusive of Sexual Orientation, Building a Cohesive, Diverse Team , Diversity Conversation Starters, and many more! [http://www.med.umich.edu/diversity/] 2009-2010 U-M Diversity Passport - for more info, and updated calendar of events, visit: www.bf.umich.edu/dpassport 29 Additional Notes 30 31 Diversity Passport Notes to Travelers 32 Participation in the Diversity Passport Program is completely voluntary. For support to participate on work time, please consult your supervisor. Listed activities and events are merely suggestions for ways to participate in diversity-based learning each month. Feel free to invent your own activities. Any individual passport and contents (including written reflections) will remain the private property of the owner. Here are some ideas you might try: F What if you invited staff to bring their Diversity Passports into your next staff meeting? You could each talk about what you did and maybe come to some new understandings within your workgroup. F Food is a great way to bring workgroups together to share international food and stories of our heritage! F Send events, ideas, book and movie suggestions to share with fellow travelers to email@example.com and it will be included in the monthly “Frequent Flyer Newsletter” that is distributed to those registered in the Diversity Learning Community. The Diversity Passport originated from an idea of the BFDC facilitator/sponsor, Catherine Lilly – the BFDC members took it from there! BFDC Diversity Passport Project Team: Bob Hannah, Ghazala Hussain, Lynette Wright, Emily Wang, and Raquel de Paula U-M Project Manager, Maureen Ybarra; Passport logo, design and layout by Graphic Artist, Dayna M. Rinke.