The University of New Mexico’s
Division for Equity and Inclusion to host Not On Our Campus
Monday, April 29, 2013
SUB Ballroom C
The University of New Mexico’s Division for Equity and Inclusion will host a Not On Our Campus working session on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 9:00am-2:00pm in SUB Ballroom C. Not On Our Campus campaigns address safety and inclusion on campuses, including issues of racism, anti-Semitism, LGBTQ bias, and hazing. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the event. Refreshments will be served.
“We look forward to welcoming the professionals from Not On Our Campus to UNM to engage the campus community in a dialogue about recent incidents on our campus,” said Dr. Jozi De Leon, VP for Equity and Inclusion. “This is part of the Division for Equity and Inclusion’s effort to actively work toward making our campus a safe place, free of discrimination and hatred and to promote a climate of safety, inclusion and acceptance.”
The Not on Our Campus presenters are part of a national group that has worked with many campuses across the country to address hate and bias on their campus. It is an opportunity for students to take a proactive stance against Hate/Bias Acts on Campus. It will be an opportunity for individuals to also talk about the incidents that have occurred this year and assist the Division for Equity and Inclusion in developing strategies to deal with incidents dealing with hate activity and actively promote inclusiveness.
About Not In Our Town
Not In Our Town and Not In Our School are both projects of The Working Group, an Oakland-based nonprofit founded in 1988. Not In Our Town was launched in 1995 with THE landmark PBS film that documented the heroic efforts of Billings, Montana citizens who stood up for their neighbors after a series of hate crimes. The original Not In Our Town campaign catalyzed a diverse grassroots movement that inspired hundreds of communities in the United States and around the world to take action against hate.
Not In Our Town’s mission is to guide, support and inspire people and communities to work together to stop hate and build safe, inclusive environments for all. Learn more about Not In Our Town and Not On Our Campus at http://www.niot.org