DEI Events

October 12-15, The Union for Democratic Communications Conference

The Union for Democratic Communications Steering Committee is thrilled to announce that our 2023 conference will be held in Philadelphia from October 12-15, 2023.  The conference will be hosted by the Media, Inequality, and Change (MIC) Center, a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information.

Cancelled-April 11, Equity Fundamentals

Designed for Rutgers faculty and staff to promote a shared understanding of foundational JEDI concepts including diversity, inclusion, equity, social justice, and intersectionality. Participants will engage in hands-on activities and reflection, applying these concepts to both their professional and personal lives. Presented by the Tyler Clementi Center for Diversity Education and Bias Prevention.

March 1, STRIDE Training for Faculty Recruitment

This training is meant to provide education and resources to support inclusive hiring practices for faculty and staff with an important role in faculty recruitment efforts. Given that all faculty are such integral parts of the recruitment and hiring process, we are seeking broad participation in the training so that everyone is aware of the potential for bias to impact the process and can learn strategies for mitigating bias throughout.

February 21, Writing and Reporting Towards a World Without Gender-Based Violence

This event marks the release of the timely and vital guide book Silence and Omissions: A Media Guide for Covering Gender-Based Violence.The book, written in consultation with over one hundred women journalists around the world, sets out a human-rights framework for reporting on gendered violence, as well as the importance of using a survivor-centered approach. It can be accessed digitally or in print. 

February 8, Colloquium – Iranian Uprisings and (Non)Mainstream Media Coverage

The 2022 uprisings in Iran, sparked in the aftermath of the state murder of Jina (Mahsa) Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, have ignited an ongoing country-wide and global movement against the intersectional inequalities in Iran. Join us for an important and timely panel focused on multidimensional issues related to the media coverage and ensuing activism in Iran.