SOAR’s Outreach team is currently collaborating with the CEMS DEI working group to examine current modes of outreach in the department, and communicating with teachers to identify barriers to outreach access. Using information collected from surveys and other communications, our medium-term goal is a new, department-wide system for facilitating outreach, which lowers the barriers for participation by grad students, faculty, and outside institutions like K-12 schools.
COVID-19 currently prohibits most in-person outreach. Virtual outreach opportunities are being explored and discussed for the upcoming academic year.
July 21 & August 24, 2021 at 12-1 PM
SOAR Book Club: Enjoy cookies and beverages and discuss Sun Yung Shin's A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota.
April 28, 2021 at 4:30-5:30 PM
During this event, participants will take a few minutes to take an implicit bias test. Following the test, we will address our immediate reactions and ultimately discuss what biases are visible in the department and how these biases can be addressed to make the department more inclusive.
April 14, 2021 at 10 AM-12PM
In collaboration with the UMN Office of Equity and Diversity, SOAR has organized the following workshop: Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions. This workshop is welcome to all students, staff, and faculty.
March 10, 2021 at 10 AM -12PM
In collaboration with the UMN Office of Equity and Diversity, SOAR has organized the following workshop: My Role in Equity and Diversity Work. This foundational workshop introduces participants to the core concepts around equity, diversity, and social justice.
February 24, 2021 at 4:30-5:30 PM
Diversity Discussion Hour: Read these articles "Why celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than ever" and "America, The House that Slavery Built" to participate in an engaging discussion on understanding the history and continued legacy of anti-Black racism in America.
January 27, 2021 at 5:30-8:00 PM
Movie Night: King in the Wilderness, a documentary on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
December 9, 2020 at 4:30-5:30 PM
Diversity Discussion Hour: Listen to this Shortwave podcast "Science is for Everyone. Until it's Not" to participate in an engaging discussion on understanding the intersection of anti-Black racism and STEM.
September 5, 2020
SOAR Welcome Week Event at 9:00 AM. For more information, contact us.
August 31, 2020
Movie night on Monday, August 31 at 7:00 pm to watch the documentary, 13th via Zoom. The movie will be followed by a group discussion about systematic oppression and racism.