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Saahil Cuccria

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Cultural Competency Lecture with Jason Brozek – April 9, 11:15am

Environmental Justice – Global Movement, Local Actions

April 9, 2019, 11:15am in Hurvis Room 225

The environmental justice movement, briefly, is built on the idea that negative environmental consequences are disproportionately felt by vulnerable, marginalized communities. To understand key environmental issues like climate change, deforestation and freshwater scarcity, therefore, we need to understand intersections with race, gender, and class. This discussion will explore the origins of the global environmental justice movement and connect it to local projects from students in the ENST 300 Environmental Justice symposium.

Please let us know you are coming – click here >  go.lawrence.edu/13276

Forum on the History of Blackface on Campus

April 16, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30pm | Warch Campus Center Cinema (204)

Join us for a panel examining the origins and lasting impact of the practice of blackface in America. The recent controversy regarding the Governor of Virginia’s 1984 medical school yearbook page that contained photographs of a person in blackface with others dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan has caused many college communities to investigate the history of this practice at their institutions and its implications for campus climate today. The panel will examine the history of minstrelsy, archival information regarding this practice at universities across the country including Lawrence, and current student reaction to these recent events. Brief opening remarks by each panelist will be followed by Q & A from the audience. This panel is an opportunity to better understand a practice that ensconced many of the stereotypes we know today regarding African Americans in our national collective consciousness.     

Please let us know you are coming >  go.lawrence.edu/13276

Upstander/Bystander Training – Friday, April 12, 1-5pm

Join us on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 1-5pm in Hurvis Room 225!

Upstander/Bystander Training prepares participants to intervene safely and appropriately when witnessing incidents of discrimination, harassment or harm. Participants engage with real-life scenarios to enable them to effectively identify and challenge negative narratives and behaviors. Become an agent for change and foster a positive of culture of safety and respect in your places of influence! 
Let us know you are coming, click here >http://go.lawrence.edu/13276

White Privilege Symposium 4/13, 5-9p/Sat 4/14, 8a-4:30p

Friday, April 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Norbert College

Lawrence University is a sponsor of the White Privilege Symposium, hosted by The Privilege Institute and St. Norbert College. The Diversity and Intercultural Center has offered to pay the registration fee for a limited number of students who would like to attend. Lawrence faculty, staff and students are being offered a discounted registration fee of $40. Lawrence fleet van(s) will be available on both days to provide transportation to and from the symposium.

Symposium participants will learn about the history of privilege in this country and explore ways to advance equity. With the help of keynote speakers and workshops, they will explore issues such as income inequality, disparities in the justice system, and barriers to education and employment as impediments to progress. This is not about blame; this is about listening deeply, talking with each other and increasing awareness that leads to the understanding we all desire. All are invited! Your attendance is an investment in the future of our communities, which are enriched by diverse experiences.

Registration for Students: To register, contact Dr. Brittany Bell at brittany.m.bell@lawrence.edu.

Registration for Faculty and Staff: To register and receive the discounted price, please follow these steps: 
1) Click here > https://web.cvent.com/event/541828db-561c-4153-b8f7-5fb6c4d31251/summary
2) Click: Register Now
3) Select: SNC Student 
4) Enter your LU ID Number to receive the discounted pricing of $40 (regular price $110)

**Important note to faculty and staff: If you plan to meet on campus and ride in the LU fleet vehicles please email emily.r.wilson@lawrence.edu to ensure we reserve an appropriate number of vehicles. Thank you for your help!

Office Hours with Kimberly Barrett on November 13th

Dr. Kimberly Barrett, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion is hosting open office hours. The second session of open office hours for Fall Term is being held on November 13th, 2018. Drop by Sampson House, 2nd floor and share ideas, concerns, comments, etc. Appointments are not required, people will be accommodated on a first come-first serve basis.

 

Cultural Competency – Smash the Binary by Using Gender Inclusive Language

Location: Mead Witter, Warch Campus Center
Date & Time:
Tuesday, Oct. 16th; 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Helen Boyd will present information on non binary (enby) genders and pronouns as well as discussing some of the terminology used by gender-queer and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals. She’ll also discuss the variations in cultures which have traditionally recognized three or more genders and discuss the intersections between trans* and enby genders.

Office Hours with Kimberly Barrett, Oct 15

Dr. Kimberly Barrett, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion is hosting open office hours. The first session of open office hours for Fall Term is being held on October 15, 2018. Drop by Sampson House, 2nd floor and share ideas, concerns, comments, etc. Appointments are not required, people will be accommodated on a first come-first serve basis.

Women on Campus Coffee Hour on October 25th

Date & Time: October 25th, 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Location: Nathan-Marsh Pusey Room, 3rd Floor Warch Campus Center

Women faculty and staff are invited to come together for conversation and coffee, to create a network of support and discuss strategies to thrive on campus as the university continues to aspire to achieve gender equity.

Please RSVP to div-Inclusion@lawrence.edu

 

UPDATE: Women on Campus Coffee Hour on October 25th

Date & Time: October 25th, 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Location: Nathan-Marsh Pusey Room, 3rd Floor Warch Campus Center

Women faculty and staff are invited to come together for conversation and coffee, to create a network of support and discuss strategies to thrive on campus as the university continues to aspire to achieve gender equity.

Please RSVP to div-Inclusion@lawrence.edu