January 21, 2016 ALL

Today: Diversity and Inclusion Events: Save the Dates

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion is excited to share the following Spring 2016 events

Take out your calendars and save the dates in your calendars!

::::::: JANUARY EVENTS :::::::

Speaker: ARUN GANDHI
Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Non-Violence in a Violent World
Tuesday, January 26
Lecture at 5:30 p.m. | Reception at 7 p.m.
Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Center for Science and Technology

Gandhi. Few names in world history evoke such powerful images of integrity, courage, social harmony, and – perhaps most of all – hope. The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will feature Arun Gandhi sharing his reflections on the personal and historical legacy of his grandfather, Mohandas Gandhi, helping set forth a message of integrity, social harmony, nonviolence, inclusion and peace in the wake of terrorism, international conflicts, immigration debates, and religious, political, and ideological differences threatening our future.

::::::: FEBRUARY EVENTS :::::::

Workshop: THE AMERICAN DREAM
Tuesday, February 2
2-3:30 p.m.
LSC Conference Room, DJ Lombardo Student Center

The American Dream workshop explored the national ethos of the United States. How do the American ideals of democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity, and equality operate when situated in relationship to race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender identity, etc.? This workshop will explore who is afforded the freedom and opportunity for prosperity and success in a society that promises upward social mobility through hard work.

POV Film Screening: TOUGH LOVE
Wednesday, February 10
Screenings at noon and 5:30 p.m.
Jardine Room, DJ Lombardo Student Center

What makes a good parent? How do you prove you are responsible after you’ve been deemed unfit? Having lost custody of their children to Child Protective Services, two parents — one in New York City and one in Seattle — fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families in Stephanie Wang-Breal’s moving film. Acknowledging their past parenting mistakes due to poverty, poor choices and addiction, both Hannah and Patrick contend with a complex bureaucracy to prove they deserve a second chance. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). In Collaboration with POV, the award winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS.

Workshop: SIM CITY
Tuesday, February 16
5-6:30 p.m.
O’Dea Room, DJ Lombardo Student Center

This interactive workshop gives participants an opportunity to build a city and its neighborhoods, where residents can thrive and prosper. However, what happens when socio-economic circumstances and access to resources is limited by your zip code…can hard work and ideas be enough to reach success? This workshop will be offered twice.

Workshop: SIM CITY
Wednesday, February 17
2-3:30 p.m.
O’Dea Room, DJ Lombardo Student Center
See description above.

Speaker: ERIC DEGGANS
Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation
Tuesday, February 23
Lecture at 6:30 p.m.| Book signing at 7:30 p.m.
Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Center for Science and Technology

Race-baiter is a term coined by the conservative media to describe a person who uses racial tensions to arouse the passion and ire of a particular demographic. Eric Deggans will dissect the powerful ways modern media feeds fears, prejudices, and hate. Even as the election of the first Black President forced us all to re-evaluate how we think about race, gender, culture, and social class lines, some areas of modern media are working hard to push the same old buttons of conflict and division for new purposes. Bookstore will be selling Race-Baiter for $30.25 (tax included).

::::::: MARCH EVENTS :::::::

Workshop: WEB OF OPPRESSION
Tuesday, March 15
5-6:30 p.m.
LSC Conference Room, DJ Lombardo Student Center

Oppression is the historically constructed personal, cultural, and institutional manifestations of prejudice against particular groups. Why are privileges given to some individuals according to their presumed membership in social identity groups? How are sexism, racism, ageism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, nationalism, and other forms of ‘isms’ linked? Explore how the structured dis-equality and dis-equal allocation of goods, services, rewards, privileges, and benefits operate in the United States. This workshop will be offered twice.

Workshop: WEB OF OPPRESSION
Wednesday, March 16
2-3:30 p.m.
Murphy Room, DJ Lombardo Student Center
See description above.

POV Film screening: DON’T TELL ANYONE
Wednesday, March 16
Screenings at noon and 5:30 p.m. | Jardine Room

Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: she is undocumented. Now 24 and facing an uncertain future, Rivera becomes an activist for undocumented youth with a popular advice blog and a YouTube channel boasting more than 27,000 views. She steps out of the shadows a second time and shares her story of sexual abuse, an experience all too common among undocumented women. Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) follows Rivera’s remarkable journey from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting. In Collaboration with POV, the award winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS.

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