April 24th, 2018 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

 

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

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.

ISLAM APPRECIATION WEEK

 

April 22nd-27th

 

April 24th –Unapologetically Muslim

6:30-8:30PM

KSC Room 309

A discussion on being Muslim in America.

 

April 25th - Hijab Day

11AM-4PM

KSC and Risman Plaza

Experience the hijab while learning about its significance.

 

April 26th –Not Your Dinner Table Discussion

7-9PM

Student Multicultural Center

Join in for a multicultural dinner and discussion.

 

April 27th – Friday Prayer

1-2PM

Manchester Field

What does it mean to pursue “ihsan” or excellence? With Imam AbdulKareem Sekta.

THREADS HOSTS CULTURAL DIVERSITY MONTH

 

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

LINKEDIN 101

Tuesday, April 24th

6PM

321 Franklin Hall

 

Join the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) for this discussion about creating your own profile, self-marketing tips, networking tips, free headshots, and free food.

CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 

Wednesday, April 25th

4-6PM

Student Multicultural Center

 

Join the faculty and students from the Community-Based Public Health program to celebrate our students’ community engagement activities.

ALL MAJORS MATTER: Creating Your Path to Success

 

Wednesday, April 25th

6:00-8:30PM

Center for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement

 

Join in for this great event for students of color to learn about preparing for graduate school, preparing for the work force, building your personal and professional brand, and networking with faculty and professional organizations!

 

Click Here to Register

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

 

Thursday, April 26th

2-3PM
024 Kent Student Center

 

Join the LGBTQ Student Center for a round table discussion about sexual assault awareness.

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR PARTY

 

Thursday, April 26th

4-6PM

The Williamson House

 

Come and celebrate another successful year with the Flashes of Fem Coalition! Join us for food, games, and networking with people from all over campus.

STEP THIS WAY TO RECOVERY

 

Thursday, April 26th

5-7:15PM

Risman Plaza

 

Please join the Kent State University Collegiate Recovery Community for our 1st annual Step This Way to Recovery Awareness Walk.

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE NET GALA!

 

Saturday, April 28th

6:30-9PM

306A Kent Student Center

 

You are invited to The Net Gala sponsored by The Network. The Net Gala is a Black Tie event that is open for faculty, staff, students, and community members.

 

This will be a celebration of minority owned businesses (student owned and local businesses). Not only is The Net Gala a celebration of minority owned businesses, but also it is a great way to network with Kent State students and business professionals. They will have a photographer to capture great memories, a DJ to play great music, and FREE food. Additionally, they will have a dynamic keynote speaker, Shaquira Johnson, President of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), to discuss the power of networking.

 

Click Here to RSVP

WALK OF POWER

Monday, April 30th

1:45PM

Risman Plaza

 

Join Students Against Sexual Assault on their Walk of Power - free t-shirts, body painting, and water bottles to participants.

WOMEN OF COLOR STUDENT CONVERSATION

 

Tuesday, May 1st

5:30-7:30PM

Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) Rooms 141 & 143

 

·Meet and converse with female professors and staff members of color who are eager to meet you and learn about your student experiences.

·Assist with developing university initiatives that will support achievement and success of our women of color students.

·Share. Hug. Learn. Laugh!

 

Click Here to Register (RSVP Deadline: Sunday, April 29th)

EBONY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

 

Tuesday, May 1st

Doors open at 6:30PM

Kent Student Center Ballroom

 

Join the Black United Students for the Ebony Achievement Awards and end the year off on a high note. Semi-formal attire required.

SHABBAT SPRING 2018

Upcoming dates:

Friday, May 4th

 

Shabbat is always FREE and starts at 5:30PM.

 

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.

APPLY TO TEXTURES BOARD AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS

 

Looking to join an organization? Passionate about hair? Then textures might be the organization for you! Textures is a hair organization that is new to campus. They aim to create an open learning environment for all genders and races to develop an understanding of hair diversity.  They are a looking for more diverse candidates for their e-board and committees. Apply Today!

 

Click Here to Apply

THANK YOU!

 

CCI Diversity Week 2018

College of Communication and Information

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s CCI Diversity Week display!

 

Lend a Hand – Be the Change

Keep Making Those Positive Impacts!

 

For more information about CCI Diversity, please visitwww.kent.edu/cci/diversity.

 

“You can purposefully invite diverse people into your life, and hopefully they will challenge you, and give you new insights into life.”

- Mellody Hobson, American businesswoman