September 26th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

Please contact Amanda Leu at with questions. 



September 15th-October 15th


Do you know the difference between Spanish, Hispanic, and Latino/a?

Click Here to Learn More


How about Latinx?

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Check out these great articles about Hispanic and Latino/a/x people in the media and around the world:

40 Top Latinos in American Media

5 Latinos who have become social media superstars

40 Latinas Who Have Changed the World!

Top 25 Hispanic Influencers


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


September 26th-30th


Tues (26th)    Spotted in GREEN Day

Wed (27th)     Sex Signals Show

Thur (28th)   Green Dot covers Residence Halls

Fri (29th)         Green Dot Games

Sat (30th)       Green Dot at the Football Game


Green Dot Week is about recognizing the role we all play as bystanders to keep our university community accountable for ending sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and other forms of power-based personal violence.

Fall 2017 Support Groups


The Art of Coping: Building Emotional Resilience. 6 session series commitment

Every Tuesday from 4-5pm

Beginning September 26th

DeWeese Health Center, Conference Room C


Empowering Students in Recovery

Every Tuesday from 6-7:30pm

Beginning September 26th

DeWeese Health Center, Room 208


Conquering Anxiety

Every Wednesday from 4-5pm

Beginning September 27th

DeWeese Health Center, Conference Room C




This semester, Psychological Services is offering several free groups for students, which include Conquering Anxiety, a group aimed at coping effectively with stress and anxiety; Empowering Students in Recovery, a group for students actively in recovery or considering recovery from substance abuse; and The Art of Coping: Building Emotional Resilience, a six-session series focused on building skills to manage difficult emotions, tolerate distress, and improve interpersonal relationships.

Grand Reopening of the LGBTQ Student Center


Wednesday, September 27th


Room 24, Kent Student Center (lower level)


Join the LGBTQ Center for refreshments and meeting new people in their new space.

Latino Palooza

Wednesday, September 27th


Risman Plaza


Join the Center for Student Involvement, the Spanish and Latino Student Association, and the Latino Networking Caucus for Latino Palooza. Latin Dancing, jalapeno eating contest, free food, and more!

All the CEO Ladies

Wednesday, September 27th


Williamson House, 1200 E. Main Street


If you have your own business or are interested in starting one, please join this discussion focused on what it means to own your own business without sacrificing yourself in the process. They will be talking about mindfulness, balance, and managing your work load.


Register for All the CEO Ladies here.

Papers the Movie: Stories of Undocumented Youth


Thursday, September 28th


SMC (KSU 206)


Join the Student Multicultural Center for a showing and discussion of this movie about undocumented youth. They will have popcorn, chips, and salsa.

KSURGE presents Hyde Land


Thursday, September 28th


Kent Student Center Room 309


Join KSURGE in an exciting game of Hyde Land. Learn all about the Hyde Amendment while having some fun.

Red Umbrella Rights

Friday, September 29th


Merrill Hall 107


The Department of Sociology Presents:
"Red Umbrella Rights: An Ethnographically - Based Documentary About Sex Worker Activism." Red Umbrella Rights was filmed during an ethnographic immersion with the San Francisco chapter of the Sex Worker Outreach Project.

Chinese Night

Friday, September 29th


KSC Governance Chambers


Enjoy free traditional food and learn about Chinese culture.

That Gay 5K Fundraiser

Friday, October 6th


Risman Plaza


All proceeds of this event go to the LGBTQ Emergency Fund to help students in need.


The theme this year is "Not your average GLOW run". That Gay 5K's accessible route is for runners, walkers, and rollers of all ages and abilities. Throughout the course, there will be volunteers stationed to cheer you along and distribute glow gear for participants.  At the conclusion of the event, refreshments and information will be available in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony (3rd floor, of the Kent Student Center).





Lessons for Journalism from Charlottesville




Livestream from Columbia Journalism Review’s Race, Racism, and the News panel on “Lessons for journalism from Charlottesville.” Use  the link above to watch the livestream from last week.



The Office of International Student Affairs is looking for faculty/staff who have the desire to learn about a new culture and provide a welcoming environment for a KSU international student. 


This is not a home-stay program. Rather, in this program you and the student would decide when to meet. KSU faculty/staff volunteers, as well as their families will have the opportunity to learn about a new culture from the international student and develop an international friendship.


For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE.


“We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be very boring.”

- Catherine Pulsifer, author and poet