April 3rd, 2018 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

 

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 4th - Queer Book Club, 5PM, Scribbles

 

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 4th, 12:15-1:45PM & 3:30-4:25PM

April 5th, 12:30-4PM

April 9th, 10AM-4PM

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 Items that can’t be donated include undergarments, shoes, clothing that is in disrepair or severely worn and out of date items.

LGBTQ ISSUES IN THEATER

 

Wednesday, April 4th

3:30PM

111 Science and Nursing Building

Stark Campus

 

Join in for this panel discussion featuring: Daniel Nadon, Professor of Theater at Kent, Brian Newberg, Associate Professor of Theatre at Stark, and Lauren Vachon, Assistant Professor LGBTQ Studies at Kent.

 

Open to ALL members of the Kent community.

 

Refreshments will be served.

CCI GAME OF LIFE

 

Wednesday, April 4th

5:30PM

Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE)

 

The Game of Life, an interactive inequality simulation, is an immersion-style game played with real people, real emotions, but fake money. Gender, sexuality, race, and ability level affect each person’s life regardless of who they are or where they come from. This is an opportunity for participants to experience how privilege, poverty, and inequalities impact each of us in our everyday lives.

 

To participate, please arrive no later than 5:30PM.

 

The event is free, and food is provided!

INTERSECTIONALITY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

 

Wednesday, April 4th

7PM

Student Multicultural Center Lounge

 

Join the Student Multicultural Center for this discussion about intersectionality of identity and sexual assault.

SHARE YOUR VOICE

Deadline: Friday, April 6th

 

SRVSS and Title IX are currently conducting a survey as part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Changing Campus Climate initiative around sexual violence in college communities.

 

Click Here for More Info and To Take the Survey

SHABBAT SPRING 2018

 

Upcoming dates:

April 6th

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.

SPRING 2018 GREEN DOT WORKSHOP DATES

 

Saturday, April 7th, 9AM-4PM

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

VOTERS & CANDIDATES: FACE 2 FACE

 

Saturday, April 7th

9:30-11:30AM

United Church of Christ

1400 E. Main St. Kent, Ohio 44240

 

Free & open to the public. Talk with local candidates in a small group setting with opportunities to ask questions to each candidate.

40th ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE

 

Saturday, April 7th

12-3PM

King Kennedy Community Center

6660 Garfield Road, Ravenna, Ohio

 

King Kennedy Community Center (KKCC) will be hosting an open house to celebrate 40 years of serving the community. KKCC uplifts McElrath Park residents who face challenges such as low-income and low educational attainment.

 

Kent State University and KKCC have a rich partnership. In 1978, Kent State students and McElrath Park residents came together to build the Center.

 

Light refreshments will be provided.

BATTLE OF THE WAGON HEEL

 

Saturday, April 7th

Doors Open at 9PM

Show Starts at 10PM

Interbelt Nite Club in Akron

 

Join in as Kent State University battles the University of Akron in this drag show competition.

 

$5 Cover

All proceeds are donated to the Kent State LGBTQ Emergency Fund and CANAPI.

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!

 

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

FREE SCREENING OF THE VALLEY

 

Monday, April 9th

6PM

The Kiva

 

FREE screening of The Valley, nominated for 18 and winner of 11 film festival awards. Brief open discussion of mental health and suicide will follow the movie.  Free healthy snacks will be provided.  

 

If you have any questions please email Melissa Celko(mcelko1@kent.edu) or Dr. Deric Kenne (dkenne@kent.edu).

 

Event is FREE, but registration is required.

 

Click Here for More Info and to Register

QGRAD

 

Monday, April 9th & 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

WALK A MILE IN THEIR SHOES

 

Tuesday, April 10th

5:30PM

Risman Plaza

 

The purpose of Walk a Mile in Their Shoes is to create a united gender movement where everyone will be a part of the solution to ending sexualized violence by marching a mile in another's shoes.

 

Men participating in Walk a Mile in Their Shoes are asked to wear heels for the event. Women are asked to wear tennis shoes.

 

Click Here to Learn More

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

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.

KKCC NOW HIRING

 

King Kennedy Community Center has 6 open spots for Camp Counselor positions. This is a paid position through AmeriCorps which comes with some benefits. Upon completion of this summer program, you have the opportunity to get an education grant or an end of the program stipend. 

 

Click Here to Learn More

INTERN FOR THE KENT STATE WOMEN’S CENTER

 

The Women's Center's Internship Program is open to undergraduate and graduate level students.  The internship program will provide students with hands-on experience in a supportive environment and can be adjusted to meet their academic focus.  Students will gain experience in social justice issues related to women’s equity, programming, leadership, health & well-being, and marketing.

 

Click Here to Learn More

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

 

“You have to stick up for what you believe in. And that, to me, is the biggest thing you can do about driving inclusion.”

- Ginni Rometty, American business executive