Diversity Events

Kent State Stark is committed to providing an environment that recognizes the value of bringing together people from all cultures and backgrounds.

Various campus committees create opportunities for the public and campus community to get together and experience diversity in all its forms by:

  • Sponsoring events that celebrate diversity
  • Inviting speakers that focus on diverse topics
  • Developing strategies for bringing diversity into the classroom
  • Increasing efforts to recruit students, faculty and staff with a diverse background

2019-2020 Diversity Events

 
IMMIGRATION "FACT CHECK" POSTERS

Oct. 21 - Nov. 15, 2019
Campus Center

Test your knowledge on one of America's hot-button issues. Sponsored by Global Education Initiatives and the Diversity Committee.


DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
10 a.m.
101 Science & Nursing

Through the Repellent Fence is a documentary that follows art collective Postcommodity as they strive to construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddled the U.S.-Mexico border. The artists  describe the artwork as “a metaphorical suture stitching together cultures that have inhabited these lands long before borders were drawn.” Sponsored by Global Education Initiatives and the Diversity Committee.


ACIREMA WORKSHOP
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
12 p.m.
101 Science & Nursing

Learn what it’s like to become an international student and what it is like to live in the United States of America as an international student or as a foreigner. Sponsored by Global Education Initiatives and the Diversity Committee.


PANEL DISCUSSION: IMMIGRANT VOICES OF KENT STATE STARK
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
2 p.m.
Campus Center

Hear first-hand accounts of the immigration experience from a panel of students, faculty and staff members from Kent State University at Stark. Sponsored by Global Education Initiatives and the Diversity Committee.


PANEL DISCUSSION: FAITH-BASED PERSPECTIVES ON IMMIGRATION
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
3 p.m.
Campus Center

Listen to a panel of local leaders discuss the role of immigration on their faith tradition's past, present and future. Sponsored by Global Education Initiatives, the Diversity Committee and Interfaith Campus Ministry.


ATTITUDES ABOUT AGING: AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019
2 p.m.
128 Science & Nursing

The world’s population is rapidly aging––with the percentage of people aged 60 years and older expected to reach 21.1% by 2050. This workshop will allow participants to explore their attitudes about aging while learning more about how perceptions of aging in the United States compare to those in other countries. Featured speaker: Dr. Chih-Ling Liou, Human Development and Family Studies.