April 5th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

April 5, 2017 

Implementation of LGBTQ+ Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Kent Fire Department Basement | 7PM


Kent City Council will be discussing the implementation of a LGBTQ+ non-discrimination ordinance. State policies are not clear on this issue, and this ordinance would specifically prevent housing discrimination in the city of Kent. Portage County Democratic Socialists of America and Equality Ohio are championing this effort. Tonight’s meeting will be a public forum, and there may be opportunities to give opinions on the housing ordinance and potential expansion of it to other areas, such as employment.


NEW Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Student Green | 5PM


“Walk A Mile In Their Shoes” is an inspiring united gender movement where everyone will be a part of the solution to ending sexualized violence by marching a mile in another’s shoes. Men participating are asked to wear women’s heels. Women participating are asked to wear men’s shoes. Registration begins at 4:30PM and the event starts at 5PM.


NEW JMC Breaking Down Barriers

How Diversity is Represented in the Media

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

First Energy Auditorium - Room 340 Franklin Hall | 7PM


    Kent State’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Kent), in partnership with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC), will present a conversation about diversity in the media. For event details, please click here.


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


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