November 28th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter
Here are the diversity updates for this week.
Please contact Amanda Leu at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
THANK YOU – CCI FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE
Thank you all for spreading the word and for making donations throughout Hunger and Homelessness Week.
The College of Communication and Information came in FIRST PLACE for the USG Canned Food Drive!
All donations were distributed to various campus pantries and resource areas. Thank you for your dedication to helping our campus community.
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.
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.
ALL WEEK LONG (Ends Dec 1st)
Bring a pack of diapers (any size) to one of the drop off locations:
·Child Development Center
Cloth diapers and other baby essentials will be accepted.
HOLIGAY HAPPY HOUR
Wednesday, November 29th
Franklin Hotel Bar, 176 E Main St.
Join Spectrum at the Franklin Hotel Bar for drinks and light appetizers.
This event is for faculty and staff only.
ALL THE CEO LADIES: WHERE’S THE MONEY?
Wednesday, November 29th
All the CEO Ladies is a partnership between the KSU Women’s Center and LaunchNET to support aspiring female entrepreneurs on their paths to success.
STRESS IS NOT A STIGMA
Wednesday, November 29th
340 Franklin Hall
Join us for a JMC Conversation, “Stress is Not a Stigma: The Truth About Managing Stress in College.”
The panelists are:
Dr. Lamar Hylton, Dean of Students & CARE Team
Ms. Melissa Celko, Kent State of Wellness Director
Dr. Jessica Williams, University Health Services
Ms. Holly Bandy, University Health Services
Amanda Leu will also join us later in the conversation and will be available to share the resources available from CCI.
As always, we will have a general conversation, this time about stress and some of the causes and strategies for coping. We will have resources available regarding both university- and non-university-related options.
HIV/Aids Roundtable Discussion
Friday, December 1st
Kent Student Center 024
Join the LGBTQ Student Center for a roundtable discussion about HIV/Aids.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS – THE KENT STATER
The Photo Director, Austin Mariasy, is working on a photo project to help in this cause. If you are the victim of sexual assault and wish to tell your story on a public platform to help others feel comfortable coming forward and to tell other people “you are not alone”, please reach out to Austin at email@example.com or 567-277-2991.
Disclaimer from Austin: This will be an emotional experience as I will ask you to remember the incident. I value your emotional and mental health more than I value my project. Please don’t reach out to me if your participation will negatively influence your mental health and safety.
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:
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 –5-7:30PM
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.
HELP START A KENT STATE CHAPTER OF NAMI
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
“We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviours, beliefs, rituals.”