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Jessica Quintana

Author: Jessica Quintana

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

Art Initiative Project on Leadership

The Diversity & Intercultural Center will be adding to the art initiative currently on the wall in the center. We’re seeking Lawrentian’s opinions about leadership. After we receive your responses, we will create a word cloud that will be put directly above the pictures currently on the wall in the D&IC by the end of spring term. Please share your responses here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=221GfoWP4U6xMj_yZFxlSQwdWYqsQSZFtkPA8TpXSUhUNUpXUEdRQlFCOVRYUElEUVBUMUM3UDNRWC4u Thank you for your participation!

New Hair Care Initiative

As the Diversity & Intercultural Center continues to move forward with our latest project, The New Hair Care Initiative, we are asking for feedback from our fellow Lawrentians to help us better determine how we can best attribute our efforts. We have created a short survey that would help us acquire an understanding of the hair care needs of our students. Thank you in advance for your participation. More information to follow. Please share your responses here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=221GfoWP4U6xMj_yZFxlSTuwpjkSVK5JupxELHYe9i1UMUlXTkNBUE1KODVKRjZMTEpDTlRPS0I5Qi4u

Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 29th @ 6:30 PM-Warch (Somerset & Esch/Hurvis)

Happy Lunar New Year! We will be celebrating the year of the tiger in person on Saturday, January 29 and virtually on Sunday, January 30 this year with Chinese Student Association, Korean Culture Club, Lawrence International, Pan-Asian Organization, and Vietnamese Culture Organization. The event will include a lion dance, cultural presentations, and cultural expo.

Live Celebration
(Open to LU students, staff, faculty)
Saturday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Warch Campus Center

*Grab & Go Mai’s Deli. First Come, First Serve

Virtual Premiere
(Open to the public)
Sunday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m.
The virtual link will shared on the Lunar New Year page: https://www.lawrence.edu/students/international/international-events/lunar-new-year Join our celebration via the virtual premiere on Sunday, January 30 2022 at 6:30pm

Contact: internationalhouse@lawrence.edu or diversitycenter@lawrence.edu.

Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year! We will be celebrating the year of the tiger in person on Saturday, January 29 and virtually on Sunday, January 30 this year with Chinese Student Association, Korean Culture Club, Lawrence International, Pan-Asian Organization, and Vietnamese Culture Organization. The event will include a lion dance, cultural presentations, and cultural expo.

Live Celebration
(Open to LU students, staff, faculty)
Saturday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Warch Campus Center

*Grab & Go Mai’s Deli. First Come, First Serve

Virtual Premiere
(Open to the public)
Sunday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m.
The virtual link will shared on the Lunar New Year page: https://www.lawrence.edu/students/international/international-events/lunar-new-year Join our celebration via the virtual premiere on Sunday, January 30 2022 at 6:30pm

Take the Lunar New Year Food Survey: https://forms.office.com/Pages/DesignPage.aspx?wdLOR=cA4BE9A74-AD9E-452C-B90D-85C6884674D6#FormId=221GfoWP4U6xMj_yZFxlSSvaXnO9v_FJgc-UP-_rbIxUOEpVREVKUzBJMUE5Wkw2WDIwQkgwTjFTTS4u&Preview=%7B%22PreviousTopView%22%3A%22None%22%7D&Token=758f95c98f564f2c8b3bcd01ed54696b&TopView=Preview

Contact: internationalhouse@lawrence.edu or diversitycenter@lawrence.edu.