April 18th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

April 18, 2017

NEW Women in Islam

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Bowman Hall – Room 223 | 6PM


Join the Kent State Muslim Students’ Association, as they present a discussion on women in Islam. The discussion will include the role of women in Islam, what it's like to be a Muslim Woman in the current climate, and misconceptions about Muslim women.


NEW Public Health Diversity Symposium

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

KSU Hotel and Conference Center | 11-3PM


The symposium will feature Public Health guest speakers and roundtable discussions led by current URM public health graduate students. A buffet luncheon will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Confirm your reservation by email to Karen Baker kbaker80@kent.edu


NEW Pan-African Think Week

April 19th – 28th

Various Locations


The Department of Pan-African Studies will be hosting the Pan-African Festival and Think Week from April 19th-28th.  To view the Pan-African Festival and Think Week schedule visit the events page. Download the schedule at a glance here.


NEW Third Friday Out

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Panini’s Bar and Grill (Kent location) | 5-7PM


A social gathering of graduate students, staff, faculty, and the community.


NEW Little Sibs+Kids Weekend

April 21st – 23rd

Various Locations


Bring your children or little siblings for a fun-filled weekend. For a list of events and to register, click here


NEW Next Week is CCI Diversity Week!

April 24th – April 28th


There will be some great events taking place all week long, including an interactive display in the Kent Student Center and Library, a social media campaign, and a social mixer. Please join us!

Here are some ways that you can get involved:

  • Share the attached flyer with your students and colleagues
  • Share and retweet our #CCIDiversity posts and post your own all week long
  • Come visit the “Wall of Oppression” in the Kent Student Center Monday (4/24) – Thursday (4/27)
  • Join us on Thursday (4/27) for our social mixer, Diversi-Palooza, on the first floor of the Library
  • Join us on Friday (4/28) on the third floor of the Library as we talk about overcoming oppression in our society and physically smash down the Wall of Oppression

For full descriptions of the events, please visit: www.kent.edu/cci/diversity/events.


Safe Space Training

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Hillel/Cohen Center | 1-5PM


If you were unable to attend the CCI Safe Space Ally Training this semester, please consider attending this one in April. This training aims to equip students, faculty, and staff with the tools for creating welcoming environments for LGBTQ+ students on campus. You have the opportunity to sign an Ally Pledge at the end of the training and receive a rainbow placard for your office. For more information about the training, please visit the website.

To register for the training on April 19thCLICK HERE