Extra attention to Diversity and Inclusion in March

In maart extra aandacht voor diversiteit en inclusie

In March 2020, Utrecht University will pay some extra attention to Diversity and Inclusion. We organise various activities for staff members and students. 

Join one of the lectures or follow a (creative) workshop on International Women’s Day, come to a theater performance, get inspired by student initiatives at the conference Transformative Strategies Towards Inclusion or read the interview about the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force with Janneke Plantenga and Brigitte Prieshof in the latest Pandora magazine. A complete overview of all activities can be found below.

International Women's Day 2020
6 March 10:00 - 22:00

Friday 6 March, Utrecht University celebrates International Women's Day with the theme ‘Different but equal’ with a variety of events for students, employees and alumni.

Lecture: Toward a Gender Inclusive Academy – An Intersectional Perspective
6 March 10:00 - 11:00
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Prof. Jojanneke van der Toorn reflects on issues encountered by LGBTI+ students and employees.

Gender and Diversity Hub’s Brown Bag Conversation: Task Force Diversity & Inclusion Looks Back and Forward
12 March 12:00 - 13:30

The Gender and Diversity Hub holds a monthly lunch conversation: this time with the Diversity Task Force.

CANCELED Theater performance ‘Hoor jij er bij?’ by Theatergroep Bint
12 March 15:30 - 17:30
In Theatergroep Bint's performance 'Hoor jij er bij?', we humorously reflect on who you are and who the other is in a world that focuses on the individual.

CANCELED Theater performance #MeTooAcademia: The Learning Curve
12 March 17:00 - 20:00
#MeTooAcademia: The Lurning Curve is a theaterperformance about (sexual) intimidation in an academic context. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion.

Gender and Diversity Hub’s Stakeholder meeting 2020
19 March 14:30 - 17:30
During this afternoon the aim is to set an agenda for research collaborations to jointly address existing gender gaps in part-time/full-time work.

CANCELED Conference: Transformative Strategies Towards Inclusion
21 March 09:00 - 17:00

The conference Transformative Strategies Towards Inclusion is dedicated to inspiring, mobilizing and giving a platform to student initiatives.

CANCELED Dies Dialoog
26 March morning
- more details will follow
Including Simone Buitendijk, vice rector and professor at Imperial College London and lead author of LERU position paper: Equality, diversity and inclusion at universities: the power of a systemic approach.

CANCELED 384rd Dies Natalis of Utrecht University​
26 March 15:00 - 17:00

On 26 March 2020, Utrecht University will celebrate its 384rd birthday. The theme of the anniversary celebration is ‘World Class University’. The Anniversary Address will be held by Professor Simone Buitendijk. Her work focuses amongst others on promoting equality and diversity in higher education.