Diversity in Action Council Report
Kent State University at Trumbull
1. Diversity Initiatives at Trumbull
- Brazilian music concert for Hispanic Heritage Month. This was in collaboration with the Kent State University at Trumbull Concert Series.
- Screening for Beyond the Wall, a documentary on DACA. Attendees watched the short 18-minute documentary and attended a Skype Q&A session with the producer and one of the people featured in the documentary.
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Collection drive for Somewhere Place; visible stories silhouettes with real stories of victims of abuse; Clothes line with T-shirts decorated by our students with violence awareness messages
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Trumbull Campus Green Dot will collaborate with TRDAC for the first time this April. Our plan is tentative at this time but we anticipate having a guest speaker on healthy relationships and having an informational table on Green Dot.
- Safe Space training sponsored by the Pride Alliance Club and our Assistant Dean
- Phenomenal Women Oral History Project Workshop and Reading for Black History Month - upcoming event scheduled for 2/20/2018 at noon. One of the directors of the nonprofit organization Lit Youngstown will speak about publishing the book of interviews with African-American women in the Mahoning Valley. Three Kent State University at Trumbull students will read excerpts from the book. For more information, see video.
- Poster/banner display for Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month – We use a display board on campus to display posters about issues that are relevant to each specific month.
2. Organizations in the community (Trumbull Campus, and Warren and surrounding areas)
The council has worked with the following organizations in the area (alphabetized):
- Green Dot
- Inspiring Minds (Warren-based organization for high school students from underprivileged backgrounds.)
- Pride Alliance Club on campus
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Someplace Safe
- United Way
3. Recruitment Initiatives on Campus
- The Road Not Taken- sponsored by the Council
- Spring Semester: The Road Not Taken Conference: female students from area high schools spend a day on campus learning about careers in STEM.
- Summer: Camp for high school students interesting in STEM (first year for the camp: 2018)
- Collaboration with Inspiring Minds
- Trumbull campus collaborates with Inspiring Minds to provide all-year round workshops and activities for the students such as workshops on financial planning and critical thinking. This collaboration includes several activities during the summer months.
- Trumbull campus offers the Guion Buford Scholarship for African-American STEM students