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2020-2021

Lunch on a Mission is going virtual for 2020-2021!

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the necessity for rethinking Lunch on a Mission this year. Our goal was to create opportunities to grow and develop professionally, remain physically distant, and minimize Zoom time. Thanks to the Student Life Change Team, we have a chance to engage in a virtual, asynchronous program for 2020-2021. The program this year will focus on Goal 2 of the UMD Strategic Plan ("Advance equity, diversity, inclusiveness, and social justice within the campus community." and Goal Area 2 (Inclusive Excellence) of the Student Life Strategic Plan. Participation in the Lunch on a Mission program will help staff meet the divisional requirement to participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion training annually.

Student Life Staff are encouraged to engage in learning and discussion online through the Lunch on a Mission Canvas course. Each month, a new module will be opened. Modules will be on a variety of topics related to Goal 2 and will include videos, articles, podcasts, and other educational materials to take in. Each module will feature a discussion board that folks can use to engage in reflection and discussion. We encourage thoughtful, respectful, and brave conversations in this space.

We hope that this can be a space for all Student Life staff to engage in expanding their learning and to share their experiences on topics related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To access the course staff should log in to Canvas and look for the UMD Student Life - Lunch on a Mission course in your Dashboard. Please contact Brenna Hucka at bhucka@d.umn.edu with questions or concerns.