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End of the Year Celebration!


HOSTED BY THE DIVERSITY AND INTERCULTURAL CENTER

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE OFFICE OF DIVERSITY,
EQUITY AND INCLUSION


This celebration is to highlight the accomplishments of our diverse campus community.


Come celebrate our seniors and recognize our students for their achievements this school year!


Wednesday, June 1st, 2022


Awards Ceremony
5-6 PM Warch Campus Center Cinema
Reception
6-7 PM Diversity & Intercultural Center

Food will be Provided

Questions can be emailed to diversitycenter@lawrence.edu

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

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.

Disability rights advocate talk April 8

Judy Heumann, a disability rights advocate who worked in both the Clinton and Obama administrations before launching her own business, will deliver a virtual Q&A at 12:30 p.m. April 8.

The Zoom session is open to the public; there will be live captioning. All participants must register for the Zoom session at this link:  https://forms.office.com/r/S2svG440S2. Once registered, they will receive a Zoom invite.

A viewing party will be held in the Nathan Marsh Pusey Room in Warch Campus Center. All attendees are asked to wear a mask.

Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of legislation, such as Section 504, the Individuals with Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Her memoir, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, co-authored by Kristen Joiner, was published in 2020. She also is featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, directed by James LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham. Heumann produces a podcast called The Heumann Perspective, which features members from the disability community.

Heumann serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Humanity and Inclusion, Human Rights Watch, United States International Council on Disability, and Save the Children. She has 20 years of nonprofit experience working with various disability organizations, including being a founding member of the Berkeley Center for Independent Living. Prior to starting the Judith Heumann LLC, she served in the administrations of President Clinton and President Obama.

The Q&A is being presented by LUDWiG (Lawrence University Disability Working Group). 

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

DEI Peer Educators are Now Available

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has peer educators who are available to speak with student organizations, groups, and classes regarding anti-racism and allyship. Our goal is to listen, engage and learn respectfully with and from each other. Join us!

Details for the workshops are below:

Anti-racism
The antiracism workshop is a one-hour session intended to help participants better understand the concepts of race and racism, discuss the consequences of systemic racism and help participants consider committing to a daily practice of antiracism.

Allyship
The allyship workshop is a one-hour session intended to provide better understanding of the active process of allyship, discuss how we each can use our power to support marginalized folks and to help participants consider committing to a daily practice of allyship.

To arrange a workshop or presentation please contact Nora Robinson, Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Fellow, nora.e.robinson@lawrence.edu.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

31st Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 17; 6-7:30 P.M.

Keynote Speaker: Judge Yadira Rein

Musical Performances: Lawrence University Concert Choir

Via Zoom (Registration required to attend) Link to Register: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=221GfoWP4U6xMj_yZFxlSYJ4H3BoSTVNnPSJRRNwzX5UNVo5R1VLRFY5UFpCTUVKQ0VHRUJXWkFNTC4u Please RSVP by January 14, 2022.

This event is sponsored by Lawrence University, City of Appleton, United Way Fox Cities, ESTHER, Appleton Area School District and African Heritage, Inc.

PLUS Events for First Years

The Program for Leadership of Underrepresented Students (PLUS) is hosting events in January for first-year students interested in attending. Consider joining us to learn more about resources for students on Lawrence University’s campus. Any questions can be directed to Della Haanen, the PLUS Advisor.

January 18th PLUS and Career Center

7-8 pm in the Diversity and Intercultural Center

Jacklyn will be joining us from the Career Center to hold a resume-building workshop. Get information on how to put together or continue building your resume. This event is in preparation for our Mock Interview event but is open to all first-year students.

January 25th Mock Interview Event

4:30-6:30 (Virtual)

This event requires sign-up. To sign-up for this event, send an email to della.haanen@lawrence.edu space is limited.

Practice your interview skills with the opportunity to receive feedback from professional staff and faculty of Lawrence University. Participants will go through a series of 4 interviews along with time for feedback from your interviewer. If you are interested in Mock Interviews, the Career Center’s resume-building event is strongly encouraged on January 18th. These events will build on each other.

If you are interested in joining PLUS, our applications are open through January 14th. To join fill out the application found here. Joining will allow you to meet students through social events and other opportunities hosted for the PLUS cohort.