November 7th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter
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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?
Do you have any stereotypes about Native people?
What do you think about “Indian” sports mascots?
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.
HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS WEEK
November 13th – November 18th
The College of Communication and Information will be participating in the Undergraduate Student Government Canned Food Drive all week long.
There is a competition between all of the colleges to see who can collect the most donations. Help us make CCI the winner! There will be donation boxes located in Taylor Hall, Franklin Hall, the Library, and Olson Hall.
Please donate canned foods, unopened unused clothing, toiletries, and feminine products.
All collection items with be given to various entities on campus to help replenish their supplies.
More information will be sent out later this week.
HELP START A KENT STATE CHAPTER OF NAMI
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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping start a NAMI chapter here at Kent State.
WINS AND LOSSES
Tuesday, November 7th
Student Multicultural Center
The Male Empowerment Network (MEN) invites you to Win and Losses: An Empowerment Session.
NASA PANEL DEBATE
Wednesday, November 8th
Join the Native American Student Association (NASA) for a panel debate about cultural appropriation and Native inspired designs in the Fashion industry.
GRE TEST HELP
Thursday, November 9th
CUE Room 141
Need help with your GRE? Come listen to Lance Williams, an African American instructor at Youngstown State University, who received a perfect score on the GRE mathematics section. He will be sharing tips and answering questions on how to get a great score.
49TH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE BALL
Thursday, November 9th
Doors open at 6PM, Show starts at 7PM
Kent Student Center Ballroom
Join Black United Students for the 49th Renaissance Ball as we celebrate Black Homecoming Week.
This event is a night of elegance to celebrate the various talents and achievements in the Black community.
Formal wear is required.
BREAKFAST WITH BUS
Friday, November 10th
Join Black United Students for breakfast on Friday morning as part of Black Homecoming Week.
BUS COMEDY SHOW
Saturday, November 11th
Doors open at 6:30PM, Show starts at 7PM
Join Black United Students for the final Black Homecoming Week event.
This year’s Annual Comedy Show will feature Darren Brand with Ms. Dominque and Mr. Bank Shot.
This event is free for KSU students and $5 for non-students.
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.
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.
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
POINT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Point Foundation empowers the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders to reach their full leadership and academic potential.
THE 6TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Registration Ends: November 13th
Event: Saturday, December 2nd
McGuffey Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Join Miami University as they host their 6th Annual Multicultural Student Leadership Conference.
LGBTQ STUDENT CENTER SPRING INTERN APPLICATIONS
Due November 17th at 5PM
Spring intern applications are now open for the LGBTQ Student Center.
Send your résumé, availability during the fall 2017 semester, number of hours per week that you are seeking, and an essay (not exceeding more than one page) explaining:
1. Why you are interested in being part of the LGBTQ Student Center
2. What you hope to gain from the position if selected
This internship is unpaid, however you can receive class credit, valuable experience, good connections, and meaningful content to add to your résumé.
Send items to LGBTQSC@kent.edu.
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.
BUNIM/MURRAY PRODUCTIONS NOW CASTING
Do you identify as genderqueer, gender non-conforming, or otherwise outside of the binary?
Do you disagree with the way society assigns gender roles and refuse to subscribe to them?
Are there people in your life who support or fundamentally disagree with the way you express your true self?
Whether you’ve been exploring your gender identity for a few days or a few years, we want to hear from you! You must be eligible to work in the U.S. and appear between the ages of 18-28.
“No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.”
- Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and activist