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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.

 

THANK YOU!

 

CCI Diversity Week 2018

College of Communication and Information

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s CCI Diversity Week display!

 

Lend a Hand – Be the Change

Keep Making Those Positive Impacts!

 

For more information about CCI Diversity, please visitwww.kent.edu/cci/diversity.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

 

April 1st – April 30th

 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Check out all of the amazing events on campus to raise awareness and empower folks to embrace their voice.

 

Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services

 

Green Dot at Kent State

 

For a full list of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, please see the attached document.

NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

 

April 1st – April 30th

 

National Autism Awareness Month is an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness and acceptance.

 

Kent State Autism Spectrum Initiatives

 

Kent State Autism Connections

 

Autism Awareness America

 

How You Can Promote Autism Awareness

THREADS HOSTS CULTURAL DIVERSITY MONTH

 

April 18th – Issa Potluck, 5PM, Student Green

 

April 25th – Elections, 7PM, SMC

 

April 30th – Denice Frohman with S.A.L.S.A., 6PM, KSC 317

 

Follow Threads @threadsksu

 

Email Threads at kentthreads@gmail.com

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS: AN EVOLUTION OF FASHION

 

Wednesday, April 18th

1-2PM

Rhodes Conference Room, Rockwell Hall

 

Join in for a round table discussion about the history of fashion in the LGBTQ+ community. 

ALL THE CEO LADIES: BE BOLD, BE BRAVE, BE YOUR BEST SELF

 

Wednesday, April 18th

5:30-7PM

Williamson House

 

Join LaunchNET & the Women's Center for the April All the CEO Ladies meeting:

Be bold - Be brave - Be your best self!

A panel discussion about the mental and emotional fallout that can happen as a female business owner.

 

Click Here to Register

WHERE DO BLACK WOMEN GO TO BE AWKWARD

 

Wednesday, April 18th

6PM

Williamson House

 

Join Sister Circle for this great discussion.

SAFE SPACES: LET’S GET UNCOMFORTABLE

 

Wednesday, April 18th

 

Safe Spaces is sponsoring Academic Freedom Day on Wednesday, April 18. Check out the full schedule here

CAREER 911

Thursday, April 19th

4:30-6:30PM

141 Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE)

 

Not sure what to do after graduation? Career 911 is here to help! Each of these 2 hour events covers everything you need for post-graduate success including: resume review, career search, cover letter assistance, and professional and life tips.

 

Free pizza will be provided!

 

Contact Cari Stefanik at: cstefan8@kent.edu for more information.

GCEF ANNUAL MEETING

 

Thursday, April 19th

5-7:30PM

Akron Civic Theatre

 

Join the Gay Community Endowment Fund for their annual meeting.

 

$25 per person.

 

Click Here for More Info and to Register

MY UNSPOKEN VOICE

 

Thursday, April 19th

6-8PM

Wick Poetry Center Outside Space

 

SRVSS will be hosting this wonderful eventMy Unspoken Voice is an event welcoming all talents from survivors or allies of survivors. While there are several support groups for people who have experienced an act of sexual violence, this gives another avenue for expression. 

Click Here to Sign Up 

NATURAL SHOCKS

Thursday, April 19th

7PM

306 Kent Student Center

 

Please join The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality for a special presentation of “Natural Shocks” in conjunction with the Theater Department’s Dr. Daniel Nadon and starring Tosha Fowler.

Following the play light refreshments, and a chance for discussion will be offered.

PRIDE! KENT: READ TO FILTH

 

Thursday, April 19th

8PM

Kiva

 

PRIDE! Kent hosts this drag show entitled Read to Filth.

 

$5 at the door, half of the fee will go towards the LGBTQ emergency fund.

THIRD FRIDAY OUT

 

Friday, April 20th

5-7PM

Bricco Kent

 

Join in for this social gathering of graduates students, staff, faculty, and the community.

LGBTQ STUDENT CENTER LOOKING FOR INTERNS

 

Applications due Friday, April 20th  by 5PM

 

The LGBTQ Student Center is accepting intern applications now until 4/20/18 for interns wanting considered for Summer 2018.

Send resume, availability during the summer 2018 semester, number of hours/week that you are seeking and essay (not to exceed 1 page) explaining:
1. Why you are interested in being part of the LGBTQ Student Center 
2. What you hope to gain from this position if selected. 

Send these 3 items to: kditlevs@kent.edu

PRIDE! SHABBAT

Friday, April 20th

5:30PM

Cohn Jewish Student Center

 

Join Hillel, Pride! Kent, and the LGBTQ Student Center for the annual Pride Shabbat THIS Friday. Everything starts at 5:30pm with a social hour, meaningful service led by Rabbi Dario Hunter from Ohev Tzedek Congregation in Boardman, OH, and a delicious homemade Shabbat dinner! 

SHABBAT SPRING 2018

 

Upcoming dates:

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.

INTERNATIONAL TALENT AND FASHION SHOW

 

Friday, April 20th

7PM

Ballroom, 2nd floor of the Student Center

 

Don't miss this annual event from the Office of International Student Affairs and International Student Council.

DRAG BATTLE & SHOW

 

Friday, April 20th

8-11PM

Akron Civic Theatre

 

Doors open at 8PM.

 

$15 Tickets

 

$75 Queen Entry Fee

 

Click Here for More Info & To Register as a Performer

FAMILY REUNION COOKOUT

 

Saturday, April 21st

3PM

Oscar Ritchie Hall

 

Join Black United Students for games, food, dance performances, and music.

STORIES OF THE SPIRIT

 

Sunday, April 22nd

4-7PM

Ballroom Balcony

 

Come to an evening of exploring the intersection of creativity and spirituality through the story telling and performances of very special guest artists.

 

For more info on the artists and to reserve your FREE seat visit this site: spiritstories.eventbrite.com.

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON

 

Monday, April 23rd

12PM

117 Trumbull Campus Technology Building

 

We are recognizing the power of leadership in our women across our university system.

 

Join the Division of Student Affairs as we discuss ways to spread empowerment, support, and activism on our respective campuses.

 

Click Here to Register

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE NET GALA!

 

Saturday, April 28th

6:30-9PM

306A Kent Student Center

 

You are invited to The Net Gala sponsored by The Network. The Net Gala is a Black Tie event that is open for faculty, staff, students, and community members.

 

This will be a celebration of minority owned businesses (student owned and local businesses). Not only is The Net Gala a celebration of minority owned businesses, but also it is a great way to network with Kent State students and business professionals. They will have a photographer to capture great memories, a DJ to play great music, and FREE food. Additionally, they will have a dynamic keynote speaker, Shaquira Johnson, President of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), to discuss the power of networking.

 

Click Here to RSVP 

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 (Only graduates need to register)

 

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

APPLY TO TEXTURES BOARD AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS

 

Looking to join an organization? Passionate about hair? Then textures might be the organization for you! Textures is a hair organization that is new to campus. They aim to create an open learning environment for all genders and races to develop an understanding of hair diversity.  They are a looking for more diverse candidates for their e-board and committees. Apply Today!

 

Click Here to Apply

 

“Inclusion is a right, not a privilege for a select few.”

- Judge Geary, Oberti v. Board of Education