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CCI Diversity Weekly E-Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

Please contact Amanda Leu at aleu@kent.edu with questions.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 

February 1st – February 28th

 

Do you know the history of Black History Month?

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What’s the difference between Black and African American?

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What can you do to be a good ally during Black History Month?

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For a full list of Black History Month events, please see the attached document.

EDUCATION ABOUT MENSTRUATION

 

Wednesday, February 14th

4-6PM

Tri-Towers Rotunda

 

Join in for a period party with Aunt Flow and kick off the initiative to raise awareness for body positivity. There will be plenty of fun and games for everyone.

THREADS: LIVING IN COLOR

 

Wednesday, February 14th

7PM

Student Multicultural Center

 

Come join Threads for a discussion about Black Queer love.

 

Follow Threads on social media: @threadsksu

FEMINIST FRIDAYS

 

Friday, February 16th

12PM

Williamson House

 

“Black Women: Exploring All Intersections” is this Friday’s theme for Feminist Fridays.

 

For more information on Feminist Fridays, Click Here.

THIRD FRIDAY OUT

Friday, February 16th

5-7PM

Panini’s Bar & Grill

 

All graduate students, staff, faculty, and community members are welcome. They will be raffling off a small Kent State themed gift bag.

 

Please keep an eye out for the announcement of the new Third Friday Out location to begin with the March event on 3/16.

SHABBAT SPRING 2018

Upcoming dates:

February 16th

March 2nd

March 16th

April 6th

April 20th

May 4th

 

Shabbat is always FREE and starts at 5:30PM on Fridays.

 

Good friends. Good food. Good Shabbos.

 

Learn more at www.kenthillel.org.

 

Follow Hillel @hillelatksu.

SURVIVOR TALKS

 

Monday, February 19th

7:15PM

Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center

 

Share experiences and thoughts on challenges facing sexual assault survivors at Kent State.

LET’S TALK ADDICTION

 

Tuesday, February 20th

6:30-8PM

Bowman Hall Room 137

 

Renee Klaric, innovator in the addictions treatment industry, is presenting a panel with University Hospitals regarding college students and drug use.

 

Following will be a panel discussion with Sean Cleland, Jessika Easterling, Lisa Brown, M.D., and Ashley Holt, M.Ed.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

TEDx KENT STATE

Saturday, February 24th

10AM-2PM

Kent Student Center Ballroom

 

Join USG for the second annual TEDx event at Kent State University. Hear 10+ inspiring speakers discuss this year’s theme: Pale Blue Dot.

 

$10 for students; $15 for faculty, staff, and public.

 

Click Here for Tickets

SUMMER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

 

Applications open until February 28th.

 

Are you an underrepresented student? Are you looking for an opportunity to earn two free academic courses, attend career exploration workshops, engage in peer-to-peer connections, and participate in research, internships and co-op training?

Click Here to Apply

SPRING 2018 GREEN DOT WORKSHOP DATES

 

Saturday, March 10th, 9AM-4PM

Saturday, April 7th, 9AM-4PM

Saturday, April 14th, 9AM-4PM

 

Interactive and informative, the Green Dot bystander workshop provides an in-depth understanding about the Green Dot campaign and includes a comprehensive overview of power-based personal violence (intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, identity-based targeting, and bullying).

 

Click Here to Register

LAVENDAR GRADUATION

Friday, April 13th

6-8:30PM

Kent State Student Center Ballroom

 

Lavender Graduation builds on the university-wide commencement events as an officially supported ceremony honoring the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQ+) students at Kent State University.

 

The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Thomas Serwatka, KSU MED ’73 & PhD ’76.

 

Students graduating in Spring 2018, Summer 2018, and Fall 2018 are encouraged to register.

All are welcome to attend, but registration is also required for attendees.

 

Click Here to Register

KARAMU YA WAHITIMU/CELEBRACIÓN DE LOS GRADUADOS

 

Thursday, May 10th

6PM

Memorial Athletic Convocation Center (MACC)

 

This pre-commencement celebration and final Rites of Passage is a graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of all graduating African American, Native American, Latinx, Hispanic, and Multiracial undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Students graduating in Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 are encouraged to register.

 

Click Here to Register

 

All are welcome to attend, and registration is NOT required for attendees.

K/T LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Students can apply to be Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) Mentors or K/T Navigators. Each position will allow for students to move in on campus early, partake in leadership development training, gain a substantial amount of volunteer experience, and serve in welcoming incoming first year students to Kent State University.

 

Click Here to Apply

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL REGISTRATION OPEN

 

Experience the phenomenal culture, food, and vibes of Israel by spending 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends.

 

From exploring one-of-a-kind cities and cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun and gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with Kent/Akron this summer.

 

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FUTURE FEMALE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

 

Deadline: March 30th, 2018

 

StudySoup works to support students as they find success through education. And as part of that mission, they are proud to stand behind female students who continue to break down gender barriers and move into crucial leadership positions. They are offering a $2,000 scholarship to one outstanding female student who’s exhibited extraordinary leadership skills and an ability to empower others.

 

Eligibility:
Any individual at least sixteen (16) years old who meets one of the following criteria:
1) Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year.
2) Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

 

Click Here to Apply 

FUNDS FOR SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMMING

 

President Warren has allocated funds to a social and cultural programming fund to shape a broader and more inclusive cultural and social programming effort at Kent State. The funds will support programming to enhance the experience of students who are underrepresented (students of color) and underserved students who are typically first generation, LGBTQ+, deaf/hearing-impaired students, autism spectrum students and/or differently-abled students. 

Applications can be sent to SCPF@kent.edu.

Future application deadlines include 1/31 and 2/28.

JOIN THE CCI DIVERSITY TEAM

 

Are you interested in helping with CCI’s diversity and inclusion initiatives?

Join the CCI Diversity Team!

 

The CCI Diversity Team serves as an advisory board for the CCI Academic Diversity Outreach Coordinator.

 

The Team is comprised of dedicated faculty, staff, and students from all schools within the College of Communication and Information who have volunteered to assist in the development and implementation of diversity initiatives in our college.

 

Please email aleu@kent.edu for more information.

 

“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance."

- Verna Myers, diversity consultant and author