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Registration Now Open for
Giving B(l)ack Conference

National Conference to Be Hosted by NC State's African American Cultural Center, June 19-22, 2014

Giving B(l)ack: Demystifying the Phulanthropic Highway, will be hosted by the NC State African American Cultural Center to engage a variety of givers, change agents, practitioners, concerned citizens, and researchers to think more strategically about how to utilize individual and collective giving to enhance the impact of their multiple community building and change efforts. So often, the gatherings and conversations about giving and philanthropy focus on those with significant wealth and reputational capital, excluding those individuals and groups engaged in giving and philanthropy that is taking place under the radar of many institutions in the business and practice of giving. Please join us on June 19-22, 2014 for this important conference. Conference workshop tracks will include: Demystifying Individual Giving; Demystifying Collective Giving; Demystifying Strategic Philanthropic Tools; and Demystifying the ASK/Cultivation/Fund Development.

Please see the Giving Black 2014 website for more information and to register, or contact Conference chair Darryl Lester for more information. Follow the conference on Twitter @GivingBlackNC. We hope to see you there! Please register before May 16, 2014 to receive the best rate. A deeply discounted student rate is also available.

Please watch the video below to learn more.

Darryl Lester - Giving Black video

Beyond the Veil: Learn about Muslim Culture and the Hijab
Join the journey to discover the truth behind the veil so many Muslim women wear. Try it for a day, share your experience, and learn more. Dinner will be served! Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Msulim Students Association and the Women's Center for this experience to learn more about Islam. If you have not heard of the event, Beyond the Veil is an informative
event teaching about the commonly misunderstood topic of hijab. Participants are encouraged to experience a day in the life of a Muslim woman by trying the hijab. They then hope all the participants, and also those who are just curious about the topic, will join us in the evening for a dinner panel discussion about hijab. This year, Beyond the Veil will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM in Mann Hall, Room 216. See also the flyer.
Denim Day is April 23: Wear Denim, Raise Awareness
In 1992, an 18-year-old in Italy was raped on the side of the road by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case. The instructor appealed, and in 1999, the Italian High Court overturned the conviction. A member of the High Court declared that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. Get your Denim Day button at the Women's Center in Harrelson Hall, Room 324 or on the Brickyard on April 23, 2014 from 10:00PM-2:00PM, and join us as we wear denim.