February 27th, 2018 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

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

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 

February 1st – February 28th

 

Do you know the history of Black History Month?

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What’s the difference between Black and African American?

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What can you do to be a good ally during Black History Month?

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For a full list of Black History Month events, please see the attached document.

NAMI ON CAMPUS

Tuesday, February 27th

220 Bowman Hall

6:30-8:00PM

 

Join NAMI for a discussion about the stigma around mental health. There will be crafts, fun, and free pizza.

RELAXATION STATION

Wednesday, February 28th

1-4PM

306 ABC Kent Student Center

 

Come enjoy therapy dogs, massages, meditation, coloring, mindfulness jars, stress ball creations, gratitude journals, and more.

BLACK EXCELLENCE

Wednesday, February 28th

2:30-4:30PM

SMC Lounge

 

Join the Student Multicultural Center as they close out Black History Month and celebrate by sharing what Black Excellence means to each of us.

 

Food will be provided.

YOUR CAREER: GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

 

Wednesday, February 28th

5:30-7:30PM

Integrated Sciences Building

 

Please join the National Black MBA Association Cleveland Chapter, The College of Arts & Sciences, and Kent State University Alumni for an informative evening of networking and the opportunity to learn about tools and resources to help you strategically navigate through a successful career journey.

 

Click Here to Register

LGBTQ+ AND THE BIBLE

 

Wednesday, February 28th

7:30PM

207 Bowman Hall

 

The United Christian Ministries presents LGBTQ+ and the Bible: an open and affirming interpretation.

 

Join in for a bible study led by Rev. Julie Fisher, priest at the Christ Episcopal Church in Kent.

 

This event is open to all KSU students, an LGBTQ+ safe zone, and light refreshments will be provided.

 

Contact ucm@kent.edu to learn more.

RESUME AND PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP

 

Tuesday, February 27th

7-9PM

206 Business Administration Building

 

The National Association of Black Journalists will be holding a resume and portfolio workshop.

SUMMER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

 

Applications open until February 28th.

 

Are you an underrepresented student? Are you looking for an opportunity to earn two free academic courses, attend career exploration workshops, engage in peer-to-peer connections, and participate in research, internships and co-op training?

Click Here to Apply

SLURS AND OTHER DEROGATORY TERMS

 

Thursday, March 1st

6-8PM

Tri-Towers Lobby

 

Share your perspective on using and/or being called slurs and derogatory terms. When and why is it ok to use them? Or is it ever?

FOUNDER OF AUNT FLOW

Thursday, March 1st

7-8:30PM

KIVA

 

Claire Coder is a 20-year-old entrepreneur who has made it her mission to make sure that no menstruator goes without tampons. Her company, Aunt Flow, creates organic tampons that are affordable and safe for everyone who menstruates. www.auntflow.org

FEMINIST FRIDAY

Friday, March 2nd

12-1PM

Williamson House

 

Feminist Friday theme - You Can’t Stop Me!

 

Claire Coder, Founder of Aunt Flow, along with other women will be sharing their stories as entrepreneurs who are breaking down barriers and getting it done.

SHABBAT SPRING 2018

Upcoming dates:

March 2nd

March 16th

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.

DAYS FOR GIRLS SEWING AND AWARENESS EVENT

 

Consider working with the Fashion School and the Women's Center as they participate in a great volunteer effort.

 

Support this incredible initiative to make sure no young girl misses out on her education due to lack of menstruation products. You can support by donating materials, cutting out patterns or joining in for a day of collaboration and production and putting together the Days for Girls kits.

 

Click Here to Sign Up

GONE. EXPRESSIONS OF INCARCERATION IN AMERICA

 

Thursday, March 8th

4-6PM Gallery Opening

231 Taylor Hall

6:30-8:30PM Screening of 88 Cents

340 Franklin Hall

 

Grim statistics convey the very real human costs and consequences of incarceration in America.The stories behind these statistics are inspiring GONE. Expressions of Incarceration in America, a free community event presented by the Kent State University College of Communication and Information (CCI).The event will share the stories of current and former prisoners through illustrations, film and spoken word.

 

For more information about the event, contact Christopher Darling (cdarling1@kent.edu) or Stephanie Danes Smith (ssmit149@kent.edu).

WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE

 

Thursday, March 8th

8AM-3PM

Kent Student Center

 

The Spirit of Women in Business Conference is an annual event hosted by the Kent State University College of Business Administration. The conference brings together women from diverse professional backgrounds. 

 

View a schedule for the day of the conference here. See all of the breakout session and panel presenters here.

 

Click Here to Register

SPRING 2018 GREEN DOT WORKSHOP DATES

 

Saturday, March 10th, 9AM-4PM

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

STUDENT MEDIA LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AVAILABLE

 

Deadline: March 21st at 5PM

 

Apply for Fall 2018 Student Media leader positions including Summer Editor for the Kent Stater, General Manager for Black Squirrel Radio or TV2 KSU, Editor for one of our great magazines, and more!

 

Open to any Kent State Student.

 

Click Here to Apply

PFLAG NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

 

Deadline: March 26th

 

The PFLAG scholarship program is entering its 17th year and supports the next generation of leaders who have already been working tirelessly on numerous programs, projects, and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe and welcoming for all.

 

PFLAG's scholarships are open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens .

 

Click Here to Apply

Mothers, Mentors and Muses

 

Tuesday, April 3rd

5-7:30PM

Kent State Hotel and Conference Center

 

Mothers, Mentors and Muses is the Women’s Center's signature event that recognizes Kent State University female-identifying faculty or staff who have made a significant difference in the life of a student or colleague. More than 375 women across the university have received this honor. 

 

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

LAVENDER GRADUATION NOMINATIONS

 

As part of Lavender Graduation, they take a moment to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Nominate for the following awards:

· Outstanding Collaborative Ally Award 
· Out & Proud Student Leader Award
· Rising Star Award
· Faculty/Staff Award
· Alumni Award
· Community Award

 

Click Here to Nominate

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.

K/T LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Students can apply to be Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) Mentors or K/T Navigators. Each position will allow for students to move in on campus early, partake in leadership development training, gain a substantial amount of volunteer experience, and serve in welcoming incoming first year students to Kent State University.

 

Click Here to Apply

FUTURE FEMALE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

 

Deadline: March 30th, 2018

 

StudySoup works to support students as they find success through education. And as part of that mission, they are proud to stand behind female students who continue to break down gender barriers and move into crucial leadership positions. They are offering a $2,000 scholarship to one outstanding female student who’s exhibited extraordinary leadership skills and an ability to empower others.

 

Eligibility:
Any individual at least sixteen (16) years old who meets one of the following criteria:
1) Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year.
2) Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

 

Click Here to Apply

 “It is never too late to give up on your prejudices.”

- Henry David Thoreau, American poet and philosopher