Meeting of Students and Faculty

AFIRE ADVOCATING FOR INCLUSION, RESPECT AND EQUITY

Our Mission

The mission of AFIRE is to promote inclusion, respect, and equity for faculty, staff and students in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln by: (1) advocating community building (2) promoting participation in CEHS and university diversity inclusive activities (3) advancing CEHS’s mission of “enhancing the lives of individuals, schools, families, and communities and strengthening the relationships among them.” and (4) increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills that facilitate CEHS’ mission as noted above.

The CEHS AFIRE program is in alignment with campus-wide efforts focused on inclusive excellence. To learn more, click here.

Pledge Program

NEW IN 2020!

Introducing the CEHS AFIRE Pledge Program! Faculty and staff in the college will have the opportunity to take a pledge to strive for inclusive excellence in 2020. The pledge will contain a commitment to attend at least three events each semester to increase awareness and knowledge about diversity and inclusion issues and strategies for inclusive excellence.


CEHS AFIRE Pledge

I commit to increase my knowledge, connectedness, and vision for inclusive excellence by attending at least 3 events in each of the Spring and Fall semesters in 2020.


Those who take the pledge will receive a poster, and each time a workshop is attended, they will receive a sticker to place on the poster as a visible showcase of their commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.

CEHS students are also invited to take the pledge.


WORKSHOPS

Incorporating Diversity and Equity into Your Course Monday, Aug 10, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Click here to register.
Admissions, Hiring, Awards: Equitable Selection Processes Friday, Aug, 21, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Click here to register.
Understanding Norms of Whiteness to be Part of Systemic Change Friday Aug 28, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Click here to register.
*Racial Literacy Roundtable hosted by TLTE Wednesday, Sept 2, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Register in advance. Click here to register.
The “Chinese Virus”, Sinophobia, and COVID-19 Friday, September 4, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Click here to register.
White People Examining Whiteness Friday, Sept 11, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Click here to register.
*LGBTQA+ People of Color Panel & Mixer hosted by OASIS and LGBQA+ Resource Center Monday, Sept 14, 4 -6 p.m. Click here for more information.
Navigating Difficult Situations Friday, Sept 18, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Click here to register.
*Racial Literacy Roundtable Wednesday, Sept 23, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Register in advance. Click here to register.
Welcoming and Supporting International Students Tuesday, Sept 29, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Click here to register.
RESCHEDULED: Common Phrases with Unintended Negative Impact Thursday, Oct 15, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Click here to register.
*Racial Literacy Roundtable hosted by TLTE Wednesday, Oct 14, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Register in advance. Click here to register.
*Pronouns 101 hosted by the LGBTQA+ Resource Center Wednesday, Oct 21, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Zoom info on LGBTQA+ web site.
Movie Screening and Discussion: Small Foot Friday, Oct 23, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Click here to register
*Racial Literacy Roundtable hosted by TLTE Wednesday, Nov 11, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Register in advance. Click here to register.
Making Good on the Promise: Reflection & Planning Friday, Nov 13, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Click here to register.

*Workshops with an asterisk by them are hosted by outside organizations. After these events, individuals who attended should email AFIRE@unl.edu to request a sticker. Please include a mailing address in your email.

This program is funded in part through an Inclusive Excellence Development grant.

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CONTACT
Dr. Stephanie Bondi
402-472-8977
sbondi2@unl.edu