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Brittany Bell

Author: Brittany Bell

AIO Presents Honoring Black History

AIO Presents Honoring Black History
February 21-27, 2021

Join BSU, BYN, PAO, LUNA & COLORES IN UNDERSTANDING THE INTRICACIES OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND HOW BLACKNESS CAN BE CENTERED TO EDUCATE AND DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS.

Unity means we uplift our spirits, support our achievements, appreciate and celebrate our differences.

KICKOFF DINNER
ESCH HURVIS ROOM
Sunday, February 21st at 5:00 pm
All is One (AIO)
Limited entrance & quantity, please be on the look out for an AIO Form regarding participation.

BROWN GIRL RECOVERY
Brienne Colston
Monday, February 22nd at 5:00 pm
Hosted by Beta Psi Nu (BYN)

BUILDING GENERATIONAL WEALTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
CORDERO BARKLEY
Wednesday, February 24th at 6:00 pm
Hosted by Black Student Union (BSU)

ANTI-BLACKNESS IN THE ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY
MADDIE SCHUMACHER
Thursday, February 25th at 5:00 pm
Hosted by Pan-Asian Organization (PAO)

KEYNOTE WITH MENOMINEE SPEAKER
SASANEHSAEH JENNINGS
Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 pm
Hosted by LU Native Americans (LUNA)

LOVING RADICALLY
YANTE TURNER
Friday, February 26th at 4:00 pm
Hosted by Colores

BYN Cleaning Supplies Drive All Week!!!
Harbor House is in need of hand soap, disinfectant cleaners, 33 gallon bags & Ziploc Storage/Sandwich bags! Please feel free to contribute at any extent & contact AIO’s board with any questions or more information. Donations are to be dropped off at D&IC.

All events Monday – Friday are hosted through the following Zoom link:
https://lawrence.zoom.us/j/93217701180
Meeting ID: 932 1770 1180

A Celebration of Black History


Black History Jeopardy – February 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm CST
Zoom meeting: 997 6172 7746 Passcode: BSU

Talking Black in America Film – February 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm CST
Zoom meeting: 997 6172 7746 Passcode: BSU

African Heritage Emerging Leaders Institute – February 11, 2021 4-9 pm CST
Register at http://www.africanheritageinc.org/institute Use Code: AHIVIP

Talking Black in America Film Q&A – February 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Zoom meeting: 997 6172 7746 Passcode: BSU

Book Discussion on “Heavy” – February 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm CST
Registration required to attend book discussion (For BSU Members Only)
Books Donated by the Diversity and Inclusion Office

Events hosted by the Diversity and Intercultural Center and Black Student Union

For more information please contact diversitycenter@lawrence.edu

30th Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration


Please join us for the 30th Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration hosted by African Heritage, Inc. and Lawrence University Diversity and Intercultural Center.
This event will be online and you must register to attend. Due to contract restrictions, this program will not be live on FB or anywhere else so please register! Register at https://bit.ly/3qVkwUi

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker is Dr. Bettina L. Love. Keynote address: “Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, & Black Joy”

Dr. Love will discuss how intersectionality and Abolitionist Teaching, creates a space where Black lives matter and sensibilities are nurtured to engage communities in the work of fighting for visibility, inclusion, and justice. Her talk will end by calling all of us to engage in critical dialogues about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in our communities. She will challenge us to envision a world built on Black joy, creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.

For entertainment this year, we have a musical performance by “Agitate: A Story Through Song” with Griot B. There is no essay contest this year due to restrictions on teachers and students. However, we will be announcing a book giveaway sponsored by Memorial Presbyterian Church in Appleton and the City of Appleton’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Questions can be emailed to diversitycenter@lawrence.edu

Are you Interested in Being a Posse Mentor?

Are you interested in being a Posse Mentor? Join us for a Q & A session on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:30 pm CDT. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP to the information session please email Brittany.m.bell@lawrence.edu.

To apply for the Posse Mentor position please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=221GfoWP4U6xMj_yZFxlSYJ4H3BoSTVNnPSJRRNwzX5UNjk5M1NNWVI5V1A2U04xRkNWRlJOSEoxVS4u. Deadline to apply is January 25, 2021.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which is Oct 12, has become a vital part of the Lawrence Community. Currently 11 states, 3 territories, 7 counties, 135 cities,, and 14 college campuses officially recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. So too has Lawrence benefited from the diligence and hard work of LUNA (Lawrence University Native Americans) students to produce a wonderful celebration of for Indigenous Peoples’ Day every year, creating a space not only of education, but also of community. This year due to COVID-19 we will be moving our celebration online in the form of a video about Indigenous Peoples’ Day and it’s importance. Please celebrate with us by watching our Indigenous Peoples’ Day video which can be found on the Diversity and Intercultural Center’s Upcoming Virtual Events page at this link: https://www.lawrence.edu/students/diversity/events- on Monday. We ask that when viewing the video please dedicate the few minutes to fully enjoying the video and celebrating with us.