April 11th, 2018 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

 

CCI DIVERSITY WEEK 2018

April 9th – April 13th

 

“Lend a Hand – Be the Change”

How Can You Make a Positive Impact?

 

Come check out our interactive display on the 2nd floor of the Kent Student Center and around Risman Plaza all week long from 10AM-3PM!

 

Celebrate CCI Diversity Week with us as we acknowledge the importance of diversity and inclusion and spread affirming messages throughout our campus community.  

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

 

April 1st – April 30th

 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Check out all of the amazing events on campus to raise awareness and empower folks to embrace their voice.

 

Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services

 

Green Dot at Kent State

 

For a full list of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, please see the attached document.

NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

 

April 1st – April 30th

 

National Autism Awareness Month is an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness and acceptance.

 

Kent State Autism Spectrum Initiatives

 

Kent State Autism Connections

 

Autism Awareness America

 

How You Can Promote Autism Awareness

THREADS HOSTS CULTURAL DIVERSITY MONTH

 

April 11th – LIC: Anti-Blackness in Communities of Color, 7PM, KSC 317

 

April 18th – Issa Potluck, 5PM, Student Green

 

April 25th – Elections, 7PM, SMC

 

April 30th – Denice Frohman with S.A.L.S.A., 6PM, KSC 317

 

Follow Threads @threadsksu

 

Email Threads at kentthreads@gmail.com

PRSSA CAREER CLOSET CLOTHING DRIVE

 

April 11th, 10AM-1:45PM

325 Franklin Hall

 

This year for Betsy Day, PRSSA Kent is organizing a donation drive for the Kent State Career Closet. Betsy Day is a day where we celebrate the legacy of Betsy Plank who is the First Lady of public relations and the “Godmother of PRSSA”. The Career Closet, located at the Women’s Center in the Williamson House, is open for all Kent State students with a university ID. Students who need a professional outfit for interviews, career fairs, and any other professional affairs can access the Career Closet.

 

Items needed include new or gently used professional pieces for men or women, ties, hangers and gift cards or donations for laundering. Items that can’t be donated include undergarments, shoes, clothing that is in disrepair or severely worn and out of date items.

LIVING IN COLOR: ANTI-BLACKNESS IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

 

Wednesday, April 11th

7PM

317 Kent Student Center

 

Come join Threads in a discussion on Anti-Blackness in communities of color.

 

Follow Threads on all social media at @threadsksu.

 

Email Threads at kentthreads@gmail.com

CAREER 911

April 12th & April 19th

4:30-6:30PM

141 Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE)

 

Not sure what to do after graduation? Career 911 is here to help! Each of these 2 hour events covers everything you need for post-graduate success including: resume review, career search, cover letter assistance, and professional and life tips.

 

Free pizza will be provided!

 

Contact Cari Stefanik at: cstefan8@kent.edu for more information.

THE VOICELESS

 

Thursday, April 12th

6:30PM

Bowman Hall Auditorium

 

This documentary challenges the way society views male survivors of sexual assault. Their stories could happen to anyone.

FOR COLORED GIRLS

 

Thursday, April 12th

8PM

Oscar Ritchie Theatre

 

New Black Plays Festival presents For Colored Girls: Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.

QGRAD

Thursday, April 12th

8PM

LGBTQ+ Center, 024 Kent Student Center

 

We would like your help in bringing back QGrad, the graduate and professional student organization that provides opportunities for queer, LGBTQ+, and ally grad students, alumni, and faculty to discuss scholarship, activism, and the social needs of our community.

 

You are invited to QGrad’s upcoming interest meetings, where they would love to know what you would like to see from QGrad. If you have any questions or can’t make it to either date, please contact Kate Croteau at kcroteau@kent.edu

PINK OUT THE NIGHT

 

Thursday, April 12th

8-10PM

Risman Plaza

 

Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kent State for Pink Out the Night. This night rally is for self-empowerment. Glowsticks, condoms, music, and more will be provided.

 

Don’t forget to wear pink!

AFRICA & THE GLOBAL ATLANTIC WORLD CONFERENCE

 

April 12th & 13th

6PM

134 Oscar Ritchie Hall

Uumbaji Gallery Room

 

Reception 5-6PM.

 

Keynote address April 12th at 6PM.

 

Click Here to Register

LGBTQ+ ALUMNI RECEPTION

 

Friday, April 13th

5-6PM

KSC Ballroom Balcony

 

Join the LGBTQ+ Alumni Chapter for a reception before this year’s Lavender Graduation.

 

Support the graduating seniors, network with other Kent State alumni, etc. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.

 

Click Here to Register

LAVENDER GRADUATION

Friday, April 13th

6-8:30PM

Kent State Student Center Ballroom

 

Lavender Graduation builds on the university-wide commencement events as an officially supported ceremony honoring the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQ+) students at Kent State University.

 

The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Thomas Serwatka, KSU MED ’73 & PhD ’76.

 

Students graduating in Spring 2018, Summer 2018, and Fall 2018 are encouraged to register.

All are welcome to attend, but registration is also required for attendees.

 

Click Here to Register

SPRING 2018 GREEN DOT WORKSHOP DATES

 

Saturday, April 14th, 9AM-4PM

 

Interactive and informative, the Green Dot bystander workshop provides an in-depth understanding about the Green Dot campaign and includes a comprehensive overview of power-based personal violence (intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, identity-based targeting, and bullying).

 

Click Here to Register

THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC DEBATE

 

Monday, April 16th

6-8PM

Schwartz Center

 

This is a public health debate presented and sponsored by The College of Nursing and Kent State Speech and Debate team.

 

Prompt: What is the government's most important role in the opioid epidemic?

 

Click Here to Apply to participate in this debate.

TARANA BURKE

 

Monday, April 16th

7PM

Cartwright Hall Auditorium

 

Tarana Burke, creator & leader of the ‘MeToo’ Movement, will be coming to speak at Kent State.

 

Join in to hear her powerful message of leadership, unity, empathy, and outreach.

 

Please email srvss@kent.edu with questions.

THRIVING AND SURVIVING

 

Monday, April 16th

8-9PM

Korb Hall, Third Floor Lounge

 

Join in for this conversation with special guest, Dr. Jessica Williams from Kent Psychological Services at the DeWeese Health Center.

 

This is a mental health panel for LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies.

 

Meet LGBTQIA+ adults who have learned to thrive and survive with their mental illness.

SEXUAL HARRASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

 

Tuesday, April 17th

12PM

Williamson House

 

Join the Women’s Center for this discussion about sexual harassment in the workplace.

MORE THAN WORDS

Tuesday, April 17th

5:30PM

Williamson House

 

This is an event where survivors can be empowered, find support, and express themselves through their creativity. Join in for art making for survivors of sexual and relationship violence. Dinner will be provided and space is limited.

 

Click Here to Register or call 330-672-8016.

SHABBAT SPRING 2018

 

Upcoming dates:

April 20th

May 4th

 

Shabbat is always FREE and starts at 5:30PM on Fridays. Good friends. Good food. Good Shabbos.

 

Learn more at www.kenthillel.org.

 

Follow Hillel @hillelatksu.

KARAMU YA WAHITIMU/CELEBRACIÓN DE LOS GRADUADOS

 

Thursday, May 10th

6PM

Memorial Athletic Convocation Center (MACC)

 

This pre-commencement celebration and final Rites of Passage is a graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of all graduating African American, Native American, Latinx, Hispanic, and Multiracial undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Students graduating in Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 are encouraged to register.

 

Click Here to Register (Only graduates need to register)

 

All are welcome to attend, and registration is NOT required for attendees.

THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ JOURNALISTS

 

NLGJA’s CONNECT: Student Journalism Training Project provides real-world experience and professional connections at NLGJA’s National Convention for 10 students across the country who are considering a career in journalism.

 

This year’s National Convention is at the

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, California, September 6-9, 2018.NLGJA covers student expenses including transportation, food, and hotel accommodations.

 

Applicants do not need to be a member of NLGJA or a member of the LGBTQ community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments, and majors.

 

Apply at www.NLGJA.org by April 17.

UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP

 

The Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library invites applications from early career librarians whom have demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically under represented populations for their three-year Diversity Fellowship program.

 

Candidates must have received an ALA accredited Master's degree in library information science or commensurate degree no earlier than January 2017. 

 

Click Here to Apply

 

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