February 7th, 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.

JOIN THE CCI DIVERSITY TEAM

 

Are you interested in helping with CCI’s diversity and inclusion initiatives?

Join the CCI Diversity Team!

 

The CCI Diversity Team serves as an advisory board for the CCI Academic Diversity Outreach Coordinator.

 

The Team is comprised of dedicated faculty, staff, and students from all schools within the College of Communication and Information who have volunteered to assist in the development and implementation of diversity initiatives in our college.

 

Please email aleu@kent.edu for more information.

ISRAEL UNCOVERED WEEK

 

Lunch, Tunisian Sandwiches

Wednesday, February 7th

12-2:30PM

The Cohn

 

Israeli Movie & Pizza

Thursday, February 8th

7-9PM

The Cohn

 

Join Hillel for the last two events of Israel Uncovered week.

SAFE SPACE ALLY TRAINING

 

Thursday, February 8th

1-5PM

334 Library

 

Safe Space: Ally Training 101 is the first training in the Kent State University Safe Space Training Series. Participants will learn about bias, stereotypes, current vocabulary, and best practices for handling gender and sexuality topics with sensitivity. 

Regardless of where you are on campus, you will meet people who identify as LGBTQ+. Having a basic understanding of correct terminology and an understanding of what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community are essential to supporting all people at this university.

 

Click Here to Register

RESEARCH & INNOVATION FORUM

Thursday, February 8th

4-6PM

Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony

 

Research and Sponsored Programs (RASP) seeks to build a rich culture of research and innovation at Kent State, strengthened by inclusiveness and diversity.

 

Join them for three talks by Black leaders in the Kent & KSU communities, followed by a reception during which attendees and speakers can interact over appetizers and refreshments.

THIS IS MY STORY: A NEW LOOK AT EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES

 

Friday, February 9th

12-1PM

Kent Student Center, Room 310AB

 

This event is an interactive workshop that encourages participants to think about other’s perspectives on everyday experiences.

 

There will be fun activities and great discussion.

FILM FRIDAY

Friday, February 9th

1:30-3:30PM

Kent Student Center 024

 

Come to the LGBTQ Student Center to watch a movie in honor of Black History Month.

JAMAICA NIGHT

Friday, February 9th

5:30PM

Governance Chamber

Kent Student Center – 2nd Floor

 

The Office of International Student Affairs and International Student Council presents Jamaica Night.

 

Come and learn about Jamaica and taste delicious foods.

STIGMA WORKSHOP

 

Monday, February 12th

6PM

Williamson House

 

STIgma is the Women's Center's new initiative that focuses on sexual health awareness and support for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They are dedicated to providing a space where positive discourse can occur about healthy sexuality and the truth about sexual transmitted infections and how they affect the college campus and beyond.

LET’S TALK LUNCH

 

Tuesday, February 13th

12PM

The Williamson House

 

Join the Women’s Center for the first Let's Talk Lunch of the semester.

 

They will be discussing the various obstacles that women of color have to maneuver in the work place.

 

Join in for good discussion and gain the tools to overcome microaggressions and to shift the culture in the work place. 

 

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COLORING IN YOUR CAREER

 

Tuesday, February 13th

3-4:30PM

Kent Student Center Room 024

 

Join the LGBTQ Student Center and Career Exploration & Development for coloring and career planning.

FLASHES OF FEM COALITION SPRING MASS MEETING

 

Tuesday, February 13th

5:30PM

Williamson House

 

Come and let the Women’s Center be a great resource to support you and your organization.

 

Feminist Fun Pack giveaways to the first 25 guests!

 

Click Here to Register

SHABBAT SPRING 2018

Upcoming dates:

February 16th

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.

TEDx KENT STATE

Saturday, February 24th

10AM-2PM

Kent Student Center Ballroom

 

Join USG for the second annual TEDx event at Kent State University. Hear 10+ inspiring speakers discuss this year’s theme: Pale Blue Dot.

 

$10 for students; $15 for faculty, staff, and public.

 

Click Here for Tickets

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).

 

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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

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL REGISTRATION OPEN

 

Experience the phenomenal culture, food, and vibes of Israel by spending 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends.

 

From exploring one-of-a-kind cities and cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun and gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with Kent/Akron this summer.

 

Click Here to Apply

THE ART OF COPING: BUILDING EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE

 

Every Tuesday

4-5PM

DeWeese Health Center – Psychological Services, 2ndFloor, Conference Room C

 

This 6 session group focuses on learning skills including mindfulness and self-compassion. This group will help you learn new ways of managing difficult emotions, tolerating distress, and functioning better in interpersonal situations. This group will also give you the opportunity to discuss problems with difficult emotions and receive support from peers experiencing similar difficulties.

 

This group is led by psychological services staff at no charge.

 

For more information please contact psychological services at 330-672-2487.

CONQUERING ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP

 

Every Wednesday

4-5PM

DeWeese Health Center – Psychological Services, 2ndFloor, Conference Room C

 

This group will broaden your understanding of anxiety, provide support from peers experiencing similar difficulties, and give you the opportunity to discuss anxiety-related problems in a safe, confidential space – all of which will help you reduce and manage your anxiety in everyday life.

 

This group is led by psychological services staff at no charge.

 

For more information please contact psychological services at330-672-2487.

EMPOWERING STUDENTS IN RECOVERY

 

Every Thursday

6-7:30PM

DeWeese Health Center - Lower Level Conference Room A

 

A safe and confidential place for fellowship and support for KSU undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Meetings are open to students in recovery from substance abuse or exploring recovery as a life option.

 

All students are welcome!

 

For more information please contact Ashley Holt ataholt10@kent.edu or 330-672-2487.

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

FUNDS FOR SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMMING

 

President Warren has allocated funds to a social and cultural programming fund to shape a broader and more inclusive cultural and social programming effort at Kent State. The funds will support programming to enhance the experience of students who are underrepresented (students of color) and underserved students who are typically first generation, LGBTQ+, deaf/hearing-impaired students, autism spectrum students and/or differently-abled students. 

Applications can be sent to SCPF@kent.edu.

Future application deadlines include 1/31 and 2/28.

DRAG SHOW AUDITIONS

Would you like to represent Kent State in this year’s Battle for the Wagon Heel?

Each year, Kent State battles Akron in a drag show competition at Interbelt Nite Club.

Email kmattise@kent.edu to express your interest.

You must have one song/routine idea for the audition.

 

“America is not like a blanket - one piece of unbroken cloth. America is more like a quilt - many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together by a common thread.” 

- Rev. Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician