DEW 2016 Calendar of Events

Diversity Education Week (DEW)

Diversity Education WeekBy utilizing the strengths of our diverse student body, Diversity Education Week (DEW) serves to further equip NC State students, faculty and staff with 21st century skills. DEW advances learning and scholarship, builds understanding and respect among different peoples, and enhances constructive leadership and dialogue in our local and global community. Through education and engagement it promotes awareness and understanding of our nation and world’s diverse cultures and fosters intercultural understanding.

Participants gain information and experience during the week through a collection of engaging opportunities including lectures, workshops, panel and group discussions,film, food, music, dance and more.

The coordination of Diversity Education Week is a joint initiative of:

Registered student organizations, University offices, departments, and colleges are invited to host programs and events during the 6th Annual Diversity Education Week taking place Sunday, October 16- Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Download a pdf version of the 2016 calendar at a glance here.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

Building a Community of Respect

Time:  6:30 PM

Location: Talley Student Union Ballroom

Dr. Derek Greenfield is a visionary speaker, consultant, and thought leader dedicated to inclusive excellence and positive change. With his dynamic and interactive approach, creative ideas, track record of success, and sense of humor, Dr. Greenfield has become a highly requested presenter across the globe. His powerful keynotes and workshops on issues such as diversity and inclusion, motivation, team building, student development, innovative pedagogy, and hip-hop culture have been featured at a wide range of conferences, companies, and colleges.

Downloadable flyer for Building a Community of Respect

This event is sponsored by NC State Athletics

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

Lunch and Learn: How to help your Chinese students connect on campus? (Workshop for Faculty and Staff)

Time:  11:30 – 1:00 PM

Location: Talley Student Center, Room 3222

NC State has a growing international body of students on campus and one of the largest populations come from China. This workshop will help faculty and staff learn about some of the challenges that Chinese students have on campus and how to best help them succeed in the classroom and in the community. This is also a pilot program that we can develop to include more cultures so our faculty, staff and student body can be more inclusive and understanding.

Click to register for Lunch and Learn: How to help your Chinese students connect on campus? (Workshop for Faculty and Staff)

Downloadable flyer for Lunch and Learn: How to help your Chinese students connect on campus

This event is sponsored by the Confucius Institute and Office of International Services

#NCState20 Stories

Time:  11:30 – 1:00 PM

Location: Talley Student Union, 2nd Floor Lobby

Help us kick off Diversity Education Week as we take over the I Am #NCState20 Instagram account to showcase the stories of the class of 2020! Participate by reflecting on your experiences and identity within the class of 2020, then come on out to our photo shoot to share your story and even be featured on the @iamNCState20 collaborate Instagram project!

This event is sponsored by the New Student Programs

Ujima: The Beauty in Unity

Time:  12:00 – 2:00 PM

Location: Free Expression Tunnel

Join the Mu Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated as they co-partner with S.P.E.A.K. to allow students to express their feelings and emotions through art. Free subjective art challenges the status quo by its very nature and is indeed an outlet for social action. Art forges group solidarity, along with a sense of belonging, so join them in painting the Free Expression Tunnel as they practice the Kwanzaa principle Ujima, and bring the NC State community together.

This event is sponsored by The Mu Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

Language Variation: The Forgotten Dimension of Diversity

Time:  3:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: Caldwell Lounge

This event will highlight language diversity as an often forgotten or disregarded type of discrimination. We will present information and promote discussion of commonly believed myths about language and dialect variation.

This event is sponsored by the Language Diversity Ambassadors at NCSU

Labeling Beyond Judgement

Time:  4:00 – 5:30 PM

Location: Ricks Hall 118

We often assign labels to each other without thinking about the impact those labels can have. In this workshop, we will explore individual labels and discuss the impacts of those labels on the individual student. In the follow-up activity, we will challenge those labels and look at assumptions, values, and viewpoints that relate to one’s beliefs.

This event is sponsored by the Agricultural and Human Science Department

Islam Fair

Time:  5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: Riddick Hall Hearth

The Muslim Students’ Association is hosting a fair to teach about Islam as it exists both in the US and around the world, through games, discussions, food, and art. More specifically, topics being displayed include: basic facts, Islam and current events, marriage in Islam, gender and the Quran, Islam and Jesus, as well as Hijab. We hope to provide attendees an experience that leaves them with knew knowledge and perspective on such a misunderstood faith and population.

This event is sponsored by the Muslim Student Association

Creating Safer Spaces in Educational Settings
Time:  6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: Caldwell Hall Lounge

Educators and community partners assist in keeping our students safe, help to ensure their well-being, and enrich learning in the academic environment. This panel presentation will explore how to create safe places in K-12 schools and colleges/universities, and the challenges with doing so. We will discuss how a collaborative approach is imperative in achieving and sustaining safe and supportive spaces in educational settings.

This event is sponsored by the College of Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Multicultural Young Educators Network

Leadership Development Series: Working with Diverse Populations
Time:  6:30 – 8:30 PM

Location: Talley 3285

This workshop, led by Preston Keith, is focused on helping individuals recognize and overcome those elements that hinder effective productive relationships as well as helping individuals recognize the impact that cultural backgrounds may have on any environment. In addition, the training focuses on maximizing the ability of all individuals to contribute to organizational goals and achieve full potential unhindered by group identities such as nationality, age, race, gender, disabilities, etc.

Registration is required for this event. Register here for the LDS Workshop at go.ncsu.edu/registerLDS

This event is sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service

Cypher at NC State Presents: Diversity, Rhyme and Narrative

This event has been cancelled.

Time:  7:30-8:45 PM

Location:  Talley Student Center, Mountains Ballroom

Home to campus’ most thriving and interactive Hip-Hop/poetry expression, Cypher at NC State is hosting an open dialogue session where individuals are able to share their views on diversity, society, and current issues in rhyme (or non-rhyme). Similar to Cyphers hosted on Monday nights for the past 6 years, rules for contributing include being respectful of others, and originality. In a perfect outcome, the event will create an open atmosphere where music and message come together to create a fun, yet meaningful display of a cappella poetry and Hip-Hop focused on Diversity!

This event is sponsored by the Cypher at NC State

Afro Latino Dance Workshop - featuring Botewa and Sube Ritmo

Time:  9:00 – 11:00 PM

Location:Carmichael Gym Dance studio 1206

A dance workshop incorporating both the African and Latin cultures with dance teachings from ASU’s Botewa Dance team and Sube Ritmo.

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This event is sponsored by the African Student Union

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

#NCState20 Stories

Time:  11:30 – 1:00 PM

Location:  Fountain Dining Hall

Help us take over the I Am #NCState20 Instagram account and learn more about Diversity Education Week as we showcase the stories of the class of 2020! Participate by reflecting on your experiences and identity, then come on out to our photo shoot to share your story and even be featured on the @iamNCState20 collaborate Instagram project!.

This event is sponsored by New Student Programs

Diversity is a Compelling Interest: The Use of Race in Admissions

Time:  11:30 – 1:00 PM

Location:  Witherspoon Student Center, Washington Sankofa Room, Room 126

This program will discuss United States Supreme Court’s  perspective on diversity in student body admissions.  In addition, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will discuss how they conduct their review of applicants, as well as the methods they use to create a diverse student body.

This event is sponsored by NC State’s Offices of General Counsel and Undergraduate Admissions

Generations at Work- Lunch & Learn

Time:  12:30 – 1:30 PM

Location: Playzone- Carmichael Recreation Center

The event will be a lunch & learn for students, faculty and staff to attend. Stephanie Davis will present Generations at Work, a short film and discussion regarding how each age group’s actions, values, and beliefs correlate with the generation in which they were born. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Advanced registration for this event is requested. Click here to register!

This event is sponsored by Staff Senate

How Historic Sites Mislead the Public

Time:  2:00 – 3:30 PM / 3:30 PM- 4:15 PM– Book signing, University Bookstore, Talley Student Union

Location: Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

Target Audience: Faculty & Staff (open to all/open to the public)

Princeton University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Tulsa, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Alabama, University of South Carolina, East Carolina University, and Clemson University are among a long list of colleges and universities in recent years where students have called for the removal of names of people from buildings they do not deem honorable.  Dr. James Loewen, author of the national bestseller Lies Acrss America, the second myth-busting history book which focuses on the inaccuracies, myths, and lies that can be found at national landmarks and historical sites all across America.  Through his research, Dr. James W. Loewen overturns the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history.  His  work is a comprehensive examination of sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. His work includes entries drawn from each of the fifty states

This event is sponsored by Office Institutional Equity and Diversity.

Interbelief Exchange

Time:  4:00 – 5:30 PM

Location:  201 Witherspoon Student Union

We invite individuals from all religious backgrounds and spiritual identities to come together to share and exchange experiences. In an open-dialogue safe environment, small groups will be given specific topics about which to reflect and share understanding. Discussions will be shaped by individuals’ religious and cultural background, giving everyone a chance to learn from one another.

Following the small-group discussions, light refreshments will be provided as a formal dedication for NC State’s interfaith prayer and meditation room will be hosted by the Better Together student organization. This event is not meant for religious recruitment or to provide information about any particular belief system.

https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/interbeliefInitiative

Connect with the Interbelief Exchange on Facebook

This event is sponsored by Global Training Initiative and Better Together

Fall Diversity Dialogue featuring Dr. James Loewen - Lies My Teacher Told Me and Race Relations Today

Time:  6:00 PM / 8:00 PM- 8:30 PM– Book signing, outside of Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

Target Audience: Students (open to all/open to the public)

Location:  Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

Lies My Teacher Told Me and Race Relations Today
James W. Loewen is an acclaimed historian and best-selling author whose mission is to overturn myths and misinformation that too often pass for U.S. history.  A highly sought-after speaker and author, he engages audiences with intelligence and humor, honing in on a range of topics encompassing U.S. history, multicultural education, civil rights, race relations, voting rights, law and social science.

This event is sponsored by Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity

One Love Escalation
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Women’s Center, Talley Student Union, Suite 5210

This is a powerful, emotionally-engaging 45-minute film that meets young people where they are, educating them about relationship violence and empowering them to work for change.

This event is sponsored by the Women’s Center
Leadership Development Series: Leadership Tools for Women
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Talley Student Union, Room 4280

This interactive workshop, led by Dr. Frances Graham, examines what women have learned about themselves as leaders. Learn to apply your strengths, negotiate rough spots, and develop skills. Acknowledge that leading as a woman requires specific tools in today’s society. Identify crucial leadership components, including seeking out mentors and advocates, taking risks, accepting challenges, being decisive, demanding results, being confident, nurturing themselves, being humble, learning humility, and celebrating the journey.

Registration is required for this event. Register here for the LDS Workshop at go.ncsu.edu/registerLDS

This event is sponsored by CSLEPS

Dr. Bailian Li: Overcoming Asian Stereotypes and Culture Challenges
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 325 Riddick Hall

Dr. Li is a professor of Forestry & Environmental Resources and served in various administrative positions at University of Minnesota and NC State University. Dr. Li taught various undergraduate and graduate courses and has over 200 publications and several million research grants at NC State University. As the Vice Provost for International Affairs at NC State University since 2006, Dr. Li provides leadership for the University’s overall mission of globally engaged in research, education, and economic development that address the grand challenges of our global society. Under Dr. Li’s leadership, NC State has made significant progress for campus internationalization. NC State University has become a proud winner of the Senator Paul Simon Awards, the prestigious award recognizing outstanding university for its innovative achievements in campus internationalization among all US universities. Dr. Li has been an active leader served in various leadership positions in international education communities, research and academic societies and journal editorial boards. He has extensive international experience in teaching, research and collaboration with international universities/institutions, and living and working in foreign countries immersed in multiple cultures and societies.

Downloadable flyer for  Dr. Bailian Li: Overcoming Asian Stereotypes and Culture Challenges

This event is sponsored by Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Experience Africa
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Caldwell Lounge

An event that will allow for one to learn about and get a taste of some of the cultures in Africa through music, dance, fashion and food.

Downloadable flyer for Experience Africa

This event is sponsored by African Student Union

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

Project SAFE

Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:  3285 Talley Student Union

Project SAFE is a three-hour workshop open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop is designed to prepare participants to understand and address the needs of GLBT students. The curriculum addresses a wide range of information, including:

– Identity terms associated with the GLBT community
– Issues that GLBT students often deal with during the coming out process
– Concerns that GLBT students face both in and out of the classroom
– Ways that allies can create inclusive environments
– The on- and off-campus resources available to students

For more information and to register, please visit Project SAFE registration

This event is sponsored by GLBT Center

These Hands Don’t Hurt

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Location: Stafford Commons, Talley Student Union

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Women’s Center hosts “These Hands Don’t Hurt” where the public is invited to stamp their hands in a pledge against violence. Banners will be displayed around campus to signify our ongoing campaign.

This event is sponsored by Women’s Center

Nobel Laureate Distinguished Lecture - Dr. Hiroshi Amano

Time:  3:00 PM

Location: Hunt Library Auditorium

Dr. Hiroshi Amano, from Nagoya University, is a co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics, for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes (LED) which has enabled bright and energy-saving white LED light sources. The LED lamp holds great promise for increasing the quality of life for over 1.5 billion people around the world who lack access to electricity grids: due to low power requirements it can be powered by cheap local solar power.

Downloadable flyer for Nobel Laureate Distinguished Lecture – Dr. Hiroshi Amano

This event is sponsored by the Office of International Affairs

Eye on the Triangle: Diversity Education Week Edition

Time:  4:00 – 5:00 PM

Location: on the air at WKNC 88.1 FM and online at wknc.org/listen

WKNC will air a special Diversity Education Week themed edition of its weekly public affairs program, “Eye on the Triangle.”

This event is sponsored by WKNC and NC State Student Media

#NCState20 Stories

Time:  4:00 – 5:30 PM

Location: Free Expression Tunnel

Help us take over the I Am #NCState20 Instagram account and learn more about Diversity Education Week as we showcase the stories of the class of 2020! Participate by reflecting on your experiences and identity, then come on out to our photo shoot to share your story and even be featured on the @iamNCState20 collaborate Instagram project!

This event is sponsored by New Student Programs

Teaching About Diversity: Fostering Inclusive Classrooms and Campus Climate

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Dr. Karen Bullock, Head of the Department of Social Work, will give a lecture on “Teaching About Diversity: Fostering Inclusive Classrooms and Campus Climate.” The lecture is open and free to the public. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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This event is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Diversity Education Week presents Shaka Senghor

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location:  Coastal Ballroom, Talley Student Union

UAB’s Diversity Activities Board and New Student Programs have partnered to bring Shaka Senghor to NC State for Diversity Education Week. He is the author of Writing My Wrongs in which he describes his experience growing up in poverty, having feelings of hopelessness, and being imprisoned at the age of 19 for second degree murder. He currently works to decrease the prison population by 50% by 2025 due to our country’s mass incarceration issue which some may refer to as the modern-day Jim Crow. Please join UAB and NSP as they present Shaka Senghor for DEW 2016.

Downloadable flyer for Diversity Education Week presents Shaka Senghor

This event is sponsored by UAB’s Diversity Activities Board and New Student Programs

 

Without Minorities in Agriculture, Where Would We Be?
Time:  6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Location: Riddick Hall, Room 339

This program is meant to help students understand the importance of minorities in agriculture and how they changed the face of American society. Imagine waking up to a house with no peanut butter for your bread? What if you couldn’t purchase table sugar to sweeten your meals?

This event is sponsored by the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences

Leadership Development Series: Privilege, Power & Leading in a Diverse Environment
Time:  6:30 PM

 

Location: Room 3285, Talley Student Union

This session led by Dr. Barry Olson will help participants explore their own privilege, and how privilege and power can be harnessed in leadership scenarios to make a difference. Participants will undergo self-assessment, will engage in dialogue with one another about the elements of privilege, power, and multicultural competence, and moreover, how these concepts can be positively applied to their own leadership adventure. Regardless of your position, your privilege, or lack thereof, this session is open to everyone looking to better understand the complexities of leading in a diverse environment.

Registration is required for this event. Register here for the LDS Workshop at go.ncsu.edu/registerLDS

This event is sponsored by Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service

African Americans in Education: Past, Present and Future
Time:  6:00 PM

 

Location: Witherspoon Student Center, Room 356

Please join the Multicultural Young Educators Network, the African American Cultural Center, and the Office of Graduate Student Support Services for a rotating panel discussion led by graduate students from the College of Education. Panelists will discuss their paths to graduate school and share their personal journeys to higher learning through their lived experiences as African American students and students of color. Undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about the graduate school experience and pathways to graduate school are encouraged to attend.

This event is sponsored by the AACC, MYEN and Office of Graduate Student Support Services

Increasing Visibility of Disabilities

Time:  7:00 PM

Location: Wolf Plaza (Please note the change in location)

Group program to discuss and dispel the myths surrounding students with disabilities. There will be group activities and discussions, as well as a short film clip to discuss.

This event is sponsored by Allies for Students with Disabilities

Confirmation
Time:  7:00 PM

 

Location: Witherspoon Cinema

Starring Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce and Greg Kinnear, Confirmation takes a look behind the curtain of Washington politics, depicting the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings where Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment. The hearings brought the country to a standstill and became a pivotal moment in American culture forever changing how we perceive and experience workplace equality and gender politics. Rick Famuyiwa directs a script written by Susannah Grant.

Downloadable flyer for Confirmation

If you need some background on Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas, check out this 4-minute film, called “Confirmation: Why Anita Hill Matters (HBO Films)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDHNuvhMJVo

This event is sponsored by Women’s Center and  Women’s and Gender Studies

To Wed or To Play: What Millennials of Color Look For in Relationships
Time:  7:15 PM

 

Location: Daniels Hall, Room 334

Diving into the issues of dating, single, and married life of POC Millennials.

Downloadable flyer for To Wed or To Play: What Millennials of Color Look for in Relationships

This event is sponsored by African Student Union

OPENING NIGHT OF Gross Indecency: The 3 Trials of Oscar Wilde
Time:  7:30 PM

 

Location: Frank Thompson Hall- Titmus Theatre

University Theatre’s Open Door Series presents: Gross Indecency: The 3 Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde is a 1997 play that deals with Oscar Wilde’s three trials on the matter of his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas and others, which led to charges of “committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons”. The play uses real quotes and transcripts of the three trials. Gross Indecency runs from Wednesday, October 19 – Sunday, October 30, 2016, Wednesdays- Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m., Tickets are $6 for Students

This event is sponsored by University Theatre

Our Culture is NOT a Costume
Time:  8:00 PM

 

Location: One Earth Lounge

With Halloween quickly approaching us The Multicultural Greek Council aims to encourage students to be more socially and culturally conscious when choosing their Halloween Costumes. This year our annual presentation will consist of different performances and more.

This event is sponsored by Multicultural Greek Council

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogue

Time:  1:00 – 3:00 PM

Location:  4280 Talley Student Union

What does a courageous conversation look like? Unfortunately, the challenge is that we disengage when it becomes hard, often because individuals lack the skills and confidence to facilitate a difficult dialogue. Come learn strategies to improve your approach, have a better understanding of microaggressions, and learn ways to confront inappropriate comments. Think about how to have that difficult conversation before it gets overwhelming and improve your cultural competency.

This event is sponsored by DASA

Eliminating the Weird from Intercultural Interactions

Time:  5:00 – 6:30 PM

Location:  3210 Talley Student Union

The Global Training Initiative at NC State welcomes students to explore “What’s Weird” about interacting with people from other countries and different backgrounds. This interactive workshop focuses on self awareness, identifying cultural differences, and implementing strategies for working with people from around the world.

This event is sponsored by Global Training Initaitive

Non-religious Diversity Panel

Time:  5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: Riddick Hall, Room 450

This event will feature a panel of nonreligious, atheist, and humanist students who will talk about religious and viewpoint diversity as it relates to NC State’s nonreligious community. They will talk about the characteristics and goals of this community and its beliefs. They will also challenge the stereotypes surrounding irreligion and atheism.

This event is sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at North Carolina State University

Waccamaw Siouan Quilters

Time:  6:00 PM

Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3221

Quilting is one of many crafting techniques that Native Americans borrowed from European traditions and adapted into something unique to our culture. The need to survive through barter and public work was important in bringing quilting to the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe, with quilting being a craft that meshed easily with women’s work to provide bedding and domestic items for family use. Join us in viewing quilts made by Waccamaw women, as well as learning more about the quilting process and it’s significance in Native communities.

Registration is required and limited slots are available.

Register here: https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fforms%2FU3aV0MEpNElV0fE82&token=BQV%2B25p11MYdyiPobrxFYFFgf6vjdEZhtzVn0D5lbd4%3D

This event is sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs and Women’s Center

The Impact of Legalized Oppression: The HB2 Digital Archive Lecture

Time:  6:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: Park Shops 210

Join the GLBT Center and Dr. Tammy Gordon, NC State Associate Professor of History, for a presentation about the HB2 Digital Archive which is capturing the stories of North Carolinians who have been impacted by HB2.

Downloadable flyer for The Impact of Legalized Oppression: The HB2 Digital Archive Lecture 

This event is sponsored by GLBT Center

From Africa to America: The Language We Speak

Time:  6:00 PM

Location: Witherspoon Student Center,  The Washington Sankofa Room, Room 126

Join the Union Activities Board-Black Students Board as they partner with the Language Diversity Ambassadors of NC State, to discuss the history, present-day features, patterns and rules, along with attitudes towards African American Vernacular English (AAVE). The discussion will foster a sense of empowerment among those who use the dialect AAVE and educate other’s on it’s significance within language in America.

This event is sponsored byUnion Activities Board- Black Students Board

Don't Hate the Player Hate the Game

Time:  7:00 PM

Location: Witherspoon Student Center, Room 356

SAAC and CHASS-MAS present an interactive simulation where participants will discover what it is like to live life as a different identity. They will face the same micro aggressions, discrimination, and challenges these groups typically face. This program focuses on developing cultural tolerance and awareness.

This event is sponsored by SAAC and CHASS-MAS

Exploring Multiculturalism

Time:  6:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: 209 Winston Hall

Join the Illustrious Beta Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. as we discuss the meaning of multiculturalism. Students will have the opportunity to share their personal definition of multiculturalism, as well as learn from the experiences of others.

This event is sponsored by The Illustrious Beta Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

Bridging the Gap Between East & South Asia

Time:  7:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: SAS 1218

This event aims to create dialogue between the East and South Asians communities. The panel will discuss ways to bridge the gap between these two communities and get a better understanding of why it exists in the first place.

Downloadable flyer for Bridging the Gap Between East & South Asia

This event is sponsored by ASIA

University Theatre's Open Door Series Reading of ||Baltimore||

Time:  7:30 PM

Location: One Earth – Talley Student Union

University Theatre’s Open Door Series Presents:  A Reading of Kirsten Greenridge’s “Baltimore”

This play explores the complex relationships between eight culturally diverse college students as they try to navigate a situation of a racially charged incident. FREE admission

This event is sponsored by University Theatre

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

"Do you Play Fair? A Workshop about Bias in Academia"

Time:  9:00 AM, 1:15 PM 

Location: Jordan II,  Room 1220

Dr. Christine Pribbenow and her team, fromThe LEAD Center – Learning through Evaluation, Adaptation, and Dissemination –

at the University of Wisconsin – Madison will lead us in Fair Play, a workshop to develop bias literacy featuring an interactive video game.
Fair Play is an NIH-sponsored activity (R25-GM08352) that explores and addresses the biases that impede student success in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) fields. In Fair Play, players step into the shoes of Jamal, a black graduate student who experiences bias incidents as he navigates through his academic career and interacts with faculty, staff, and students on a college campus. Fair Play enables attendees to experience and learn about many forms of racial biases firsthand, providing an engaging and dynamic environment for perspective-taking and increasing bias literacy.

The College of Natural Resources and the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources invite you to register for

one of two identical Fair Play workshops on Friday, October 21, 2016. Space is limited so sign up right away!

This event is sponsored by the College of Natural Resources

Identity Trauma: Its impact and implications

Time:  1:00 – 2:00 PM

Location:  Witherspoon Student Center, Washington Sankofa Room, Room 126

We will discuss what identity trauma is and how it impacts our health and mental health, especially in the age of unedited instant video of traumatic events. We will discuss ways in which we can help ourselves and our communities manage the impact of the trauma.

This event is sponsored by the Counseling Center

Toward A Better Understanding of How Racial Discrimination Compromises the Health and Well-Being of African Americans

Time:  2:00 PM

Location: Winston Hall 029

Racial discrimination constitutes a significant risk to the psychological adjustment, physiological functioning, and health of African Americans. Yet, little is known about the processes linking racial discrimination exposure to adverse outcomes. Further, researchers have only recently begun leveraging the evidence base to design and implement interventions that offset the negative consequences of racial discrimination. Dr. Hoggard will present her research focusing on the processes and mechanisms that underlie the association between racial discrimination and negative psychological and physiological consequences. She will conclude her talk by discussing her current and future intervention work.

This event is sponsored by the Psychology Department’s Social & Behavioral Health Group

What's on the Table?

Time:  3:00 – 4:30 PM

Location: Witherspoon Student Center, Room 355 – African American Cultural Center Living Room

Wind down from the week in a secure space with real conversation about important issues that matter. Gain wisdom. Offer support. Embrace unity at What’s on the Table? Every Friday at 3:00pm – 4:30 pm

This event is sponsored by the AYA Ambassadors

Chinese Classical Dance

Time:  6:30 – 9:00 PM

Location: Witherspoon Student Center, The Washington Sankofa Room, Room 126

NC State is home to a large international study body (there are over 1,000 Chinese students on campus). Join us for a fun and engaging event as we will learn about traditional Chinese dancing and its influence on Chinese culture. This dance class will be taught by Dr. Yang Mei, professional dance instructor from China. We welcome couples to attend this session and if you don’t have a “couple” you can come and find a new friend to dance with! No dance experience needed, just a willingness to learn something new. Space is limited to 20 people, Open to students, faculty and staff.

Click to register for Chinese Classical Dance

This event is sponsored by the Confucius Institute and Office of International Services

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Time:  7:00 PM Pre-show discussion with Dr. Lonnie Smith and Cicely Mitchell / 8:00PM – Performance of the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Location:  Pre-show Discussion in 3222 Talley Student Union / Performance in Stewart Theatre

With a career spanning over five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith stands as the preeminent Hammond B-3 organist in jazz today. Earlier this year, he returned to the Blue Note label with the release of Evolution – a wildly acclaimed album that again demonstrates that Dr. Smith is a master of foot-tapping grooves, sophisticated harmonic voicings and indelible melodicism.

This event is sponsored by NC State LIVE.

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