October 31st, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter | Kent State University

October 31st, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

 

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.

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

ADI NES: PHOTOGRAPHING ISRAELI IDENTITY

 

Tuesday, October 31st

7-9PM

218 Bowman Hall

 

Join Hillel for a discussion with Israeli photographer, Adi Nes, about identity, social constructs, and his work.

TRANS*FUSION CLOTHING DRIVE

 

Wednesday, November 1st

10AM-5PM

2nd Floor of the Kent Student Center

 

Join Trans*Fusion for a fundraiser and crafts sale.

 

Click Here for More Information About Trans*Fusion

QUEER CODING IN HORROR FILMS

 

Wednesday, November 1st

2-4PM

LGBTQ Student Center – Kent Student Center

 

Join the LGBTQ Student Center on Wednesday to talk about Queer coding in Horror Films.

SOUP AND SUBSTANCE

Wednesday, November 1st

3-5PM

SMC Lounge – Kent Student Center

 

To kick off Native American Heritage Month, the Student Multicultural Center would like to invite you to the next Soup and Substance discussing the power of images and native mascots.

 

FREE Soup!

FLASHES OF FEM MASS MEETING

 

Wednesday, November 1st

5:30-7PM

Williamson House

 

The Women's Center is excited to introduce the new group, Flashes of Fem Coalition, that connects women-led and women-focused student organizations and provides meaningful ways to collaborate and support one another on campus.

 

Click Here to Register Your Student Organization 

 

Contact Summer Wigley for more information.

BLACK UNITED STUDENTS MASS MEETING

 

Wednesday, November 1st

7PM

Oscar Ritchie Multipurpose Room

 

Come and discuss the 49th Annual Renaissance Ball and Black Owned Businesses and updates for the year.

LGBTQ+ VOICES IN RELIGION

 

Wednesday, November 1st

7-9PM

United Methodist Church of Kent

1435 East Main Street

 

Join United Christian Ministries for an open discussion on LGBTQ+ identities and their experiences within religious institutions.

 

All faiths are welcome, this is an LGBTQ+ Safe Zone, and Allies are also welcome.

 

RSVP on Facebook and get a FREE Past Buffet.

TRANS/NON-BINARY AND RELATIONSHIPS

 

Starts on Thursday, November 2nd

5-6PM

Creative Family Wellness Conference Room

3653 Darrow Road, Stow, Ohio 44224

 

Creative Family Wellness offers counseling related to many areas, including LGBTQ+ issues.

 

They created a new series of group meetings for adult individuals who identify as Trans or Non-Binary and their partners.

 

These groups will begin on November 2nd and will run for 6 weeks.

 

Call the office at 330-520-0014 for more details and to sign up.

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

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.

 

Please Click Here to Learn More and Complete a Casting Application

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.

INSIGHT INTO DIVERSITY GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Applications are due TODAY!

 

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2018 Insight into Diversity Global Engagement Scholarships are now being accepted. The 2018 scholarships are generously funded by Insight into Diversity.

 

The $2500 scholarship is designed to encourage global engagement among underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds (first generation, students from rural or isolated areas and students from low socio-economic) whose backgrounds represent a broad cross section of our society including students with disabilities, different race/ethnicity populations, religious backgrounds, LGBTQIA, and other identities.

 

Preference will be given to students from the United States who have not travelled or studied abroad previously. The scholarships may be used to support faculty led programs and/or for semester/study abroad options. These scholarships will be presented by Insight into Diversity at NADOHE’s Annual Conference Awards Ceremony, March 9, 2018, Washington, DC.

 

Click Here to Apply

THE 6TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

 

Registration Ends: November 13th

Event: Saturday, December 2nd

11AM-5PM

McGuffey Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

 

Join Miami University as they host their 6th Annual Multicultural Student Leadership Conference.
 
This year’s conference theme is "Crossing Borders: Global Leadership and Inclusion."
 
This conference provides students with the opportunity to increase their intercultural awareness, develop leadership skills, and provide resources and information sharing among students to strengthen the presence of multicultural organizations on college campuses.
 
Click Here to Register

SUGAR PLUM TOUR

Sunday, December 3rd

 

TODAY is the Last Day for Reduced Price Tickets!

 

Each year, the Gay Community Endowment Fund sponsors theSugar 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

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.

 

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”   

-Audre Lorde; writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist