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Year-End Celebrations

Diversity Awards, Program Certificates, and Student Awards to be Presented This Week

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity will host three major annual celebrations this week: the Chancellor's Creating Community Awards, the Equal Opportunity Institute Graduation, and the African American Cultural Center's Ebony Harlem Awards.

The Chancellor's Creating Community Awards recognizes faculty, staff, colleges, students, and student organizations that have made exceptional efforts and contributions in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Nominations were collected from the NC State community in an open nomination process conducted by OIED's Diversity and Inclusion unit starting in February. The program will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the new Talley Student Union Ballroom at 11:00AM.

The Equal Opportunity Institute Graduation celebrates graduates of the year-long Equal Opportunity Institute, an award-winning certificate program that is open to all and free to NC state faculty, staff, and students. EOI has been educating members of the community about equal opportunity and diversity for over a decade. This year, a record number of nearly 100 graduates will receive their EOI certificate, and 20 returning EOI graduates will be recognized as EOI graduate scholars for completing additional courses. The program will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:00AM in the Hunt Library Multi-Purpose Room.

The Ebony Harlem Awards will be held in Witherspoon Center's Washington Sankofa Room on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 6:00PM. This annual celebration honors outstanding students who are members of student organizations affiliated with NC State's African American Cultural Center.

These celebrations honor the hard work and dedication of those at NC State who have worked to make NC State even better! Congratulations to all the honorees.

Denim Day is April 23: Wear Denim, Raise Sexual Assault 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 10:00AM-2:00PM, and join us as we wear denim.
Register Now for Giving B(l)ack: Demystifying the Philanthropic Highway National Conference
Giving B(l)ack: Demystifying the Philanthropic 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. Watch the video below to learn more!

Darryl Lester - Giving Black video