November 14th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

There will not be a CCI Diversity Newsletter next week because of the holiday.

 

CCI FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE

November 13th – November 18th

 

The College of Communication and Information will be participating in the

Undergraduate Student Government Canned Food Drive all week long. Please donate:

 

Canned Foods    |    New and Unused Clothing    |    Toiletries    |    Feminine Products

 

 

Look for our donation signs here:

 

Library – 3rd Floor, School of Information – Room 314

 

Taylor – 1st Floor, Advising Office – Room 101

 

Franklin – 3rd Floor, Advising Office – Room 334

 

Olson – 1st Floor, Main Lobby

 

Donations can be made each day 8am-5pm.

 

 

There is a competition between all of the colleges to see who can collect the most donations.

Help us make CCI the winner!

All collection items with be given to various entities on campus to help replenish their supplies.

 

Thank you for helping our community!

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2017

 

November 13th – 17th

 

There are a ton of entertaining and educational events and activities going on around campus. 

 

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NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

 

November is Native American Heritage Month

 

For a full list of Native American Heritage Month events, please see the attached document.

 

What is the difference between Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation?

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Do you have any stereotypes about Native people?

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What do you think about “Indian” sports mascots?

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NO SLAVE NOVEMBER

November 1st – November 30th

 

International Justice Ministry (IJM) is a faith-based organization centered around rescuing those trapped in slave labor and working with local judicial systems to bring perpetrators of human trafficking to justice. 

Click Here to Learn More

 

Kent State has had a student chapter of IJM on campus for four years. This chapter’s goal is to raise awareness and funds for the work of the national organization.

 

IJM Kent State hosts the No Slave November campaign each year and people can purchase shirts with the phrase "Until All Are Free" on the front.

 

IJM is encouraging people to wear the shirts as much as possible throughout the month of November to help draw attention to this important cause.

 

If you would like to support IJM by purchasing a shirt, please email IJMkentchapter@gmail.com.

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMMING FUND INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

Wednesday, November 15th

3:30-4:30PM, 340 Oscar Ritchie Hall

 

Thursday, November 16th

4-5PM, 318 Kent Student Center

 

Want to learn new ways to fund your student organization programs or events? 

Come out to learn more about the Social and Cultural programming fund.

FAFSA WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, November 15th   6-8PM   LIB 333

Thursday, November 16th        5-7PM   LIB 333

Saturday, November 18th         2-4PM   LIB 019

 

Attend any of the workshops and receive free hands-on assistance in completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA.

 

No registration is required.

 

For questions, contact One Stop for Student Services.

REDIFINING ‘REFUGEE’ PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Wednesday, November 15th

7PM

First Energy Auditorium, 340 Franklin Hall

 

Join this panel discussion for a night of exploration as they discuss the impact of the global refugee crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIBUTE TO THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE NATIVE AMERICANS

 

Thursday, November 16th

6PM

Kiva

 

Join the Student Multicultural Center as they discuss the amazing history of Native Americans.

 

There will also be live drumming! 

 

 

 

 

YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION?

 

Thursday, November 16th

7PM

First Energy Auditorium, 340 Franklin Hall

 

Does music matter to today’s social movements?

 

Come dressed in your favorite concert tee or clothing that represents a social cause that is important to you.  

 

Click Here For More Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VEJIGANTES (DEVIL MASK)

Thursday – Saturday

November 16th -18th

8PM

African Community Theatre (Oscar Ritchie Hall)

 

Sunday

November 19th

2PM

African Community Theatre (Oscar Ritchie Hall)

 

Check out this great fall theatre production from the Department of Pan-African studies.

 

RUSSIAN NIGHT

Friday, November 17th

5PM

Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center

 

Join the Office of Global Education and the International Student Council for Russian Night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIRD FRIDAY OUT!

Friday, November 17th

5-7PM

Panini’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Kent

 

Join the LGBTQ Student Center and Spectrum (Kent’s LGBTQ+ and Ally faculty and staff group) for a social gathering of graduate students, staff, faculty, and the community.

 

 

BREAKING DOWN STEREOTYPES

 

Friday, November 17th

5:30-7:30PM

313 Kent Student Center

 

Join the International Women’s Group for this interactive workshop.

 

They will take the time to identify and discuss cultural stereotypes relative to women and education across cultures and nations. They will also reflect on ways to raise awareness about clichéd images and best approaches to counter stereotypes and pre-based judgments.

 

 

 

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE EVENT

 

Monday, November 20th

7PM

Front Campus Gazebo

 

Join Trans*Fusion and the LGBTQ Student Center for this memorial event.

 

Click Here To Learn More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING GIVE BACK DINNER

 

Thursday, November 23rd

5PM

The Church in Silver Lake

2951 Kent Rd, Silver Lake, Ohio 44224

 

If anyone is looking for someplace to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and have great meal, you are welcome at this table.

 

Dinner will begin at 5pm on Thanksgiving day in the fellowship hall in the church.

 

Join them for a hot meal and great conversation. The Church in Silver Lake is an open and accepting religious organization that welcomes people of all races, religions, backgrounds, sexual identities, genders, and everything else.

 

DONATE TO 50 YEARS OF THE STUDENT MULTICULTURAL CENTER

 

Fall 2018 marks 50 years for the Student Multicultural Center and they are raising funds to commemorate this historical milestone.

 

They are also working toward creating and sustaining an emergency fund for our students of color who may encounter significant financial emergencies who, without your help, may not be able to stay at Kent State University.

For every 15 unique donors who make a $25+ gift to the fund, the SMC will also receive a $500 Bonus Participation Boost from the Kent State University Foundation.

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

 

LGBTQ EMERGENCY FUND CAMPAIGN

 

The LGBTQ Student Center is taking part in a crowdfunding campaign. 100% of the LGBTQ Emergency Fund goes directly to our students who are in need.

 

For every 15 unique donors who give $25+ to the Emergency Fund, the Center will receive a $500 Bonus Participation Boost from the Kent State University Foundation.

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

 

FUSION MAGAZINE FUNDRAISING EVENT

 

Fusion Magazine is Kent State University’s LGBTQ+ magazine. Founded in 2003, Fusion remains the region's only student magazine focusing on LGBTQ+ issues. Through journalism, they promote equality and community in northeast Ohio and beyond.

Click Here to Learn More about Fusion

 

Fusion has the privilege to be able to advocate for a community that deserves to be heard -- but they can’t do it without your help. By donating, you will be keeping LGBTQ+ journalism -- and a support system for the LGBTQ community -- alive in Northeast Ohio. What they do at Fusion Magazine -- it matters. Through your donation, you show that it matters to you, too.

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

 

HELP START A KENT STATE CHAPTER OF NAMI

 

Please email bdayton@kent.edu if you are interested in helping start a NAMI chapter here at Kent State.

 

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.

 

MOTHERS, MENTORS, AND MUSES NOMINATIONS

 

The Women’s Center is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Mothers, Mentors, and Muses awards.

 

Mothers, Mentors, and Muses is the Women’s Center's signature event that recognizes Kent State University female-identifying faculty or staff who have made a significant difference in the life of a student or colleague. More than 375 women across the university have received this honor. 

This award is intended to honor female-identifying faculty or staff of Kent State (with five or more years of service) who have served in any of three roles:

  • Mother – one who has helped “birth” ideas, thoughts and academic endeavors in others, or who serves as a nurturing individual to others.
  • Mentor – one who serves as a trusted counselor, colleague and/or role model.
  • Muse – one who inspires creativity and artistic/academic passion in others.

 

Click Here to Nominate a Faculty or Staff Member

 

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 –5-7:30PM
Mothers, Mentors & Muses: 9th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Reception

Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Smith, Former Senior Intelligence Service executive in the CIA and current Kent State faculty member 

 

VOLUNTEER FOR KARAMU

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer?

 

The Student Multicultural Center is looking for people to serve as Greeters, Ushers, and Floaters to assist with the Fall 2017 Karamu Ya Wahitimu/ Celebración de los Graduados on Thursday, December 14th.

If you are interested and would like more information, please email Ashley Williams.

 

“Society is unity in diversity.”

- George Herbert Mead, American philosopher