Spring 2016 EmpowHER Calendar!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Thursday, April 7, 12-1 PM, IDE Conference Room
EmpowHER Lunch

Friday, April 22, 4:30 PM, King Arthur Flour in Norwich
EmpowHER After Hours Social — please email EmpowHER@Dartmouth.edu if you would like to carpool

Wednesday, April 27, 5 PM, Six South Street Bistro
Women of Color Wine Wednesday!

Monday, May 2, 12-1 PM IDE Conference Room
EmpowHER Lunch

Wednesday, May 11, 4:30 PM, Six South Street Bistro
Women of Color Wine Wednesday!

Friday, May 20, 4:30 PM, TBD
EmpowHER After Hours Social

Wednesday, May 25, 5 PM, Six South Street Bistro
Women of Color Wine Wednesday!

ERN Announces Launch of Experience Dartmouth (ED) Program!

Greetings!

The Employee Resource Networks (ERN) is pleased to announce the Experience Dartmouth (ED) program.

ED is a six-month pilot program from March through August 2016. The purpose of this program is to partner newly hired underrepresented faculty and staff with a member of the Dartmouth ERN community to facilitate a smoother transition to campus and the Upper Valley community. Newly hired faculty and staff will be called ED participants while the ERN community members will be called ED guides.

The estimated time commitment will be no more than two hours each month. ED will cover one lunch and two coffee/tea meetups.

If you’d like to participate, please submit our interest form by Monday February 22nd.

Interested in learning more? Join us on Wednesday February 17th at Noon for a lunch information session. Please RSVP!

We hope you will consider participating in this program.

For additional questions, please contact employee.resource.networks@dartmouth.edu.

IDE Diversity Book Club — Winter Term Pick! “Behind the Beautiful Forevers”

Thanks to all who have joined us for a book discussion so far! If you haven’t yet, you are more than welcome to jump in at any time.

This month’s book is Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.

We’ll meet on Tuesday, March 15th at noon for our next lunchtime discussion. I’ll send out an RSVP link closer to the date.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

We have 3 IDE copies of the book to loan out — please contact me if you’d like to borrow one. Additionally, the Lebanon libraries have 2 copies (one book, one audio recording), Howe Library in Hanover has 2 copies available and an e-copy. The Norwich library has one too!

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Look forward to our conversation next month. And happy February!

Kara

 

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, from Amazon.com

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change,Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

Winter 2016 EmpowHER Calendar!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

January 15-28 – MLK CELEBRATION!
See the Calendar of Events for more details.

Friday, January 22, 4:30 PM, Market Table
EmpowHER After-Hours Social Event

Thursday, February 4, 12-1PM, IDE Conference Room
EmpowHER Lunch + Book Club: Whistling Vivaldi, by Claude Steele
Please contact Rachel Edens for more details

Friday, February 19, 4:30 PM, Location TBD
EmpowHER After-Hours Social Event

Thursday, March 3, 12-1 PM, IDE Conference Room
EmpowHER Lunch Get-together

Friday, March 18, 4:30 PM, Location TBD
EmpowHER After-Hours Social Event

OTHER EVENTS!

Depending on the weather and the outdoors, we may try for an EmpowHER get-together in February and do something fun outdoors, like skating on Occom or cross-country skiing!

IDE Diversity Book Club Fall Term Pick! “The New Jim Crow”

 

We’ll be kicking off our 2015-2016 IDE Diversity Book Club with Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. In hopes of working with more people’s schedules, we’ll host two discussion groups the week of November 9th — an after-work convo on Wed 11/11 at 5:30 PM and a lunchtime discussion group on Friday 11/13 at 12 noon. No need to sign-up for a particular one now, but feel free to mark your calendars.

We have 4 IDE copies of the book to loan out — please contact Kara Wakefield if you’d like to borrow one. Additionally, the Howe Library in Hanover has one copy (as of today at 4 PM!) available and an e-copy. It also looks like the Lebanon library has an e-copy that is available for download.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Thanks again for your interest. Really excited to get to know you all and have some great conversations!

Looking forward, we’re planning on doing our second book/discussion group in mid-December when things slow down a bit on campus. 🙂

Oct. 7 — ERN Game Night at Salt Hill in Leb!

Join Employee Resource Networks for a game night at Salt hill Pub in Lebanon, NH on Wed. 10/7! Please note this event is 21+ only and registration for all attendees is required due to limited seating.

Wednesday October 7th, 5:30-7:30 PM
Salt hill Pub — 2 West Park St., Lebanon
Galway Room 

We’ll provide appetizers and Tiltfactor will be supplying us with some great games! We hope to see you there!

To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xiK3gSJk8-nEDBkh1vOccpc6KmQSNk7w-CzJD4M-nwo/viewform?usp=send_form

ern game night

Upcoming ERN Events!

Heads up! ERN will be hosting some other exciting events soon, so mark your calendars!

Wednesday, October 7. 5:30-7:30 PM. Salt hill Pub in Lebanon, NH 
ERN Game Night (ages 21+).
Registration will open in early September.

Thursday, October 15. 12-2 PM. Rollins Chapel.
Meditative & Atmospheric Music with James Burger
(No registration required.)