October 17th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter | College of Communication & Information | Kent State University

October 17th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

 

RELATIONSHIP ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH

 

October 1st – October 31st

 

October 1st is the beginning of Relationship Abuse Awareness Month.  During this month, the SRVSS Office will be providing programs and opportunities for healing, support, and safety of those impacted by relationship and sexual violence. There will be opportunities for the community to rally in support and engage in dialogue about prevention.

 

For a full list of Relationship Abuse Awareness Month events, please see the attached document.

DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

 

October 1st – October 31st

 

We talk about disAbilities with a capital “A” because we want to focus on what people CAN do, not what they CAN’T do.

 

How do you see disAbilities?

Click Here to Learn More

 

Please see CLICK HERE for more information and a list of disAbility Awareness Month events.

FLASHES OF PRIDE POSTER UNVEILING

 

Tuesday, October 17th

5PM

LGBTQ Student Center- 024 Kent Student Center

 

The Flashes of Pride poster is released in October each year to celebrate National Coming Out Day.

 

Come attend the Flashes of Pride poster unveiling at the LGBTQ Student Center for a first glance at this year’s poster.

 

If you would like a Flashes of Pride poster, please contact aromansk@kent.edu.

FREE SPEECH OR HATE SPEECH?

 

Wednesday, October 18th

6-8PM

Tri-Towers Lobby

 

There's a thin line between free speech and hate speech. The upcoming KENTtalks, moderated by CCI Dean Amy Reynolds, will explore the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint.

THIRD FRIDAY OUT

Friday, October 20th

5-7PM

Panini’s Bar and Grill

 

Third Friday Out is a social gathering of LGBTQ+ and Ally graduate students, staff, faculty, and the community.

 

Come out to meet people, connect, and hangout.

BLACK DIAMONDS WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

 

October 27th & 28th

Cuyahoga Community College

Metropolitan Campus

2900 Community College Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115-3196

 

This two-day conference is for African-American women and girls and will provide information, education, and support related to mental, emotional, and physical well-being; education and occupational opportunities; and financial empowerment.

 

Click Here for More Information and to Register

 

Click Here to Volunteer and Help with the Event  

THE HARAMBEE AWARD RECEPTION

 

Friday, November 3rd

5:30PM

Kent State Hotel and Conference Center

 

The Harambee Award Reception recognize students, faculty, alumni, and supporters who provide outreach support and programs that increase the success of underrepresented and underserved students at Kent State and in the community.

 

There is NO COST to attend, however donations are being accepted. Proceeds will benefit diversity scholarships for Kent State students.

 

Our JMC Student Voice Team is the recipient of this year’s Creative Contribution Award! Please attend this event in support of one of our great CCI student organizations.

 

Click Here to Register and/or Donate

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.

SUGAR PLUM TOUR

Sunday, December 3rd

 

Reduced Price Tickets must be purchased before Tuesday, October 31st.

 

Each year, the Gay Community Endowment Fund sponsors the Sugar Plum Tour, a holiday home tour in and around Akron. The proceeds from the event support grants to organizations like Fusion magazine and Kent State’s QUEST mentoring program, which pairs LGBTQ students of color and in economic need with a supportive adult role model.

 

Click Here for Tickets and More Information

HURRICANE RELIEF SUPPLY DRIVE

 

October 1st-October 20th

 

In support of numerous requests from within the university community, Human Resources is sponsoring  the Kent State University and Community Partners Hurricane Relief Supply Drive, Oct. 1 - 20, 2017. 

 
Donate much-needed supplies to provide comfort and support to communities across the South affected by recent hurricanes and subsequent floodwaters. Please only donate the items listed on the website.

 

Click Here for a List of Needed Items and Drop Off Locations

Please email questions to engage@kent.edu

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.”

- Malcolm Forbes, American Entrepreneur and Publisher of Forbes Magazine