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Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

7th Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration 2022
Main Hall Green October 10, 2022 5-7 p.m.
Free and open to the public. All ages welcome.

Many cities and states across the United States have replaced the Columbus Day holiday with the official recognition of Indigenous People’s Day. Lawrence University welcomes the entire Fox Cities community to join us in celebrating and learning about the many contributions of Indigenous people globally through song, dance, food, and local Native American guest speakers/leaders.

Featuring:
-Opening Prayer: Dennis Kenote, Menominee elder
-Singing performance by Appleton Area School District high school students
-Guest Speaker: Ron Corn Sr, Tribal Chairman of the Menominee Nation
-Drumming Dreams guided meditation by Navajo artist and community healer Kristina Nez Begay
-Native American & Hawaiian music, singing, and dancing demonstrations
-Indigenous food provided throughout the event

Rain site: WCC/Somerset

Sponsored by LUNA (Lawrence University Native Americans) AASD (Appleton Area School District) D&IC (LU Diversity & Intercultural Center) S&RL (LU Spiritual & Religious Life) and NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities)

We collectively acknowledge that Lawrence University is situated on the ancestral homelands of the Menominee and Ho-Chunk people.

Affinity Spaces plans Fall Welcome events

Working together across campus, the Affinity Spaces bring together students with shared identities.

Affinity Spaces Mixer
@ the Diversity and Intercultural Center
Tuesday, Sept. 20th 5-7 PM
Come and meet staff and students from the Affinity Spaces-free meal provided.

Welcome Brunch
@ the International House
Wednesday, Sept. 28th 11 AM-1 PM
Join Affinity Spaces staff and students for brunch and try a variety of unique foods!

Spirit Space Plant Giveaway
@ the Center for Spiritual & Religious Life
Thursday, Oct. 6th, 5-7:30 PM
Come join in an open house celebration for the Spirit Space, and leave with a potted plant!

Sponsored by: The Diversity and Intercultural Center, The Gender and Sexuality Diversity Center, Spiritual and Religious Life, and International Student Services at LU.

Student Food Pantry Summer Hours

The Student Food Pantry is open during the summer daily 10 AM-10 PM with ID access. The Pantry is a free resource available to all students who are in immediate need or do not have access to essential items. The Pantry is replenished every week with non-perishable food items, hygiene products, and basic school supplies as they become available.

Location: Memorial Hall-West Entrance, Main Floor

Do you have a food suggestion you’d like to see in the Pantry, questions, or have an interest in donating? Visit the LU Student Food Pantry Website, we’d love to hear from you!

The Pantry is supported through the generosity of community, local businesses, and personal donations of money and supplies, as well as a small budget provided by Lawrence University. We continue to seek partners on and off campus who are willing to support our students.

Staff Contact: jessica.quintana@lawrence.edu

Assistant Director of the Diversity and Intercultural Center

Student Food Pantry Summer Hours

The Student Food Pantry will be open for the summer! Effective Monday, June 13 the Pantry will be open 10 AM-10 PM daily with ID access. The Pantry includes non-perishable food items, hygiene products, and basic school supplies.

Location: Memorial Hall-West entrance, main floor

The Student Food Pantry is available to all students who are in immediate need or do not have access to essential items. Please be conscientious in what you take and how much you take from the space.

Visit the LU Student Food Pantry Website for information on how to help, questions, comments, or suggestions.

The pantry is supported through the generosity of community, local businesses, and personal donations of money and supplies, as well as a small budget provided by Lawrence University. We continue to seek partners on and off campus who are willing to support our students.

Staff Contact: jessica.quintana@lawrence.edu

Assistant Director of the Diversity & Intercultural Center

Cultural Festival-Friday, May 20th 5-7 PM

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for great music, FREE food for students, and fun! The Cultural Festival takes place on Main Hall Green. There will be cultural performances, performances by LU community members, and food trucks! Rain site will be the Wellness Center gym.

Sponsored by: Alianza, AIO, BSU, CODA, COLORES, LUDWiG, LUNA, PAO, and the Diversity & Intercultural Center

Contact: diversitycenter@lawrence.edu

Student Food Pantry & How You Can Help

  • Location:  Memorial Hall – West Entrance, main floor
  • Everyday 9 AM-Midnight

The Student Food Pantry is available to all students who are in immediate need or do not have access to essential items. Please be conscientious in what you take and how much you take from the space. The pantry includes non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, and school supplies. Due to limited space, we have suspended donations of clothing and books.

The pantry is supported through the generosity of community, local businesses, and personal donations of money and supplies, as well as a small budget provided by Lawrence University. We continue to seek partners on and off campus who are willing to support our students.

How can I help?

There are several ways you can help! 

Order Items off of our NEW Amazon Wish ListItems purchased through our wish list can be shipped directly to Lawrence University’s Student Food Pantry on campus.

Donate Items in Person. Lawrence University staff, faculty, and students can drop off items in-person in the Diversity & Intercultural Center kitchen located in Memorial Hall. You can also arrange an appointment by contacting jessica.quintana@lawrence.edu. From there, we take inventory and keep the pantry stocked as supplies become available. Please refrain from dropping items off directly in the Pantry as we record inventory. We strongly request that you do not drop off individual items for the food pantry that have been opened or are expired.

Visit the Student Food Pantry Website on more ways to help and to access additional information.

Unmasking: Who Are We?

An Event to Remember and Raise Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit Peoples. Main Hall Green on Wednesday, May 4, 5:-7:30 p.m.

As we exit from this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are beginning to allow ourselves and others to remove the mask. What changes have we made over the past few years or are we still basically the same person, the same country? Some changes take generations and the past three years have brought us one small step toward justice for indigenous peoples. More people across Turtle Island are aware of the missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit peoples epidemic. Let’s unmask more of indigenous stories that form our identity.

Event Program:

5:00-5:10: Land Acknowledgement

5:10-6:00 PM: Guest Speaker: Renee Gralewicz

6:00-6:30 PM: Drums/Dancers

6:30-7:30 PM: Closing/Art Gallery in Diversity & Intercultural Center *Masks required in the Center*

Main Hall Green-Wednesday, May 4th, 5:00-7:30 PM

Sponsored by: Appleton Area School District, Diversity & Intercultural Center, LUNA, SAASHA, and the Wellness Center

Contact: diversitycenter@lawrence.edu

About the Guest Speaker: Renee Gralewicz

Renee Gralewicz

Aquy! Greetings.  I’m Renee Gralewicz, the daughter of Theresa and Leonard, the granddaughter of Henrietta and Howard. We are members of the Turtle Clan. I’m an enrolled member of the Brothertown Nation and descendant of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans. Like many, I hold several titles such as US Army Major (Retired) and Fulbright Scholar, but none more honorable and humbling than Elder and Peacemaker for Brothertown.  I proudly served on tribal council for several years.

My passion for learning sustained me throughout my years of teaching. My research interests always focused on helping make my communities healthier and welcoming to all. The past decade or two I’ve more closely attended to indigenous communities. Since retirement, my energies have been put into understanding, teaching, and sharing information about missing and murdered indigenous peoples. I currently am a member of the Wisconsin Department of Justice Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2 Spirit Task Force, the MMIW Outreach and Education Coordinator for Waking Women Healing Institute and a Brothertown representative on a Native Northeast Research Collaborative NEH grant.

Spring Food Drive

Until March 24th

Help us stock the Student Food Pantry for our Lawrentians!

What We Need:

  • Pull tab canned fruits and vegetables
  • Microwaveable entrees
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Dry pasta
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Juice
  • Granola Bars
  • Almond and coconut milk
  • Cereal

Drop off donations in the D&IC kitchen in Memorial Hall or email jessica.quintana@lawrence.edu

Visit the Pantry website for more information.

A Stone of Hope: Black Experiences in the Fox Cities

Stone of Hope: Black Experiences in the Fox Cities

Pop-Up Exhibit” February 14th & Beyond

This exhibit, located on the 2nd floor of Mudd Library, addresses Appleton’s past racial exclusion, and how the Fox Cities emerged from this mountain of despair. Hosted by the Diversity and Intercultural Center.

“Black Excellence: Our Voices, Our Stories…” February 20th 3:00-4:30 PM

Join us for a lecture in Warch Cinema by Dr. Bola Delano-Oriaran. Dr. Delano-Oriaran is a Professor, Dean of Social Sciences at St. Norbert College, and one of the Founders of the Stone of Hope Exhibit. Event sponsored by CODA.

To request accommodation for this event or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Allison Juarez Wunderlin at juarezwa@lawrence.edu