Spring 2021 Overview
Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Title IX
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Sat. Feb. 13: 3:00pm - Beyond the LGBTQ Acronym: A Conversation About Relationship and Attraction Minorities – Join two Etown students as they help define asexual, aromantic, and other relationship and attraction minority identities.
Black History Month Events
Feb. 8: 4:30pm - Mosaic Unbound: Citizen at - Zoom
Join Nichole Gonzalez from the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Title IX and Josh Cohen from the High Library for a virtual discussion of award-winning writer Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric. Attendees will have the opportunity to read and discuss some of Rankine’s powerful and very personal writing about the Black experience in America today.
Feb. 15: 4pm - Flag Raising and Kick-off to Black History Month – BSC/Live Stream
This Flag Raising Ceremony will kick off the beginning of Black History Month. This event will be done virtually, however the Pan-African Flag will be raised in the BSC. Raising this flag commemorates all the contributions African Americans have added to our country and gives our students who hold this identity a sense of pride.
Feb. 17: 5pm – Engaging in Anti-Racist Work – Zoom Webinar
Engaging in Anti-Racist work will be the keynote presentation for Black History Month with guest speaker Marcelius Braxton. This program will focus on acknowledging the truth of the past and discussing ways we as a college can be more intentional with engaging in this work on equity and inclusion.
Feb. 22: 7:30 - 9pm – Black History Month Music Celebration- Leffler Chapel
Monday Series Concert: "A Musical Celebration of Black History Month"
Music faculty will present works by African American composers for voice, piano, saxophone, and flute. Watch the concert virtually.
Women's History Month Events
Th. March 11: 3:30-5:00 – Leadership Lessons from Beyonce - Zoom Webinar
Amber Hurt, Director of Student Engagement, and Community Programs at Notre Dame of Maryland University knows a lot about leadership. Everyone wants to slay like Queen Bey. As a student leader you want everyone to feel that your presence made a difference on your campus. Together we'll talk about some of the hidden messages you might not have thought about while blasting the entire Lemonade album or any of Beyonce's amazing work.
Tue. March 23 5:00-6:30 – Panel Discussion: “Passing the Torch: The Future is Female” - Zoom Webinar
Passing the Torch: The Future is Female will be a panel discussion unpacking the plight of women throughout the past, present, and what the future will hold. Link to webinar will be shared on individual flyer.
March 30th – 7:00pm – Women in STEM Panel – Zoom Webinar
Join Dr. Peter Licona, Assistant Professor in Education, and other community partners as they discuss topics related to women in STEM.
Wednesday, March 17th 4:00pm “From Three to Infinity: More Than Two Genders” Panel Discussion – Zoom Webinar
Watch the documentary “From Three to Infinity: More Than Two Genders” and join panelists to discuss trans and non-binary identities. Link documentary and webinar will be shared on individual flyer.
Th. April 15: 3:30-5:00 – Where Do You Come From ? Creative Writing Workshop
Alex Tha Great (Given Real Encouragement Amongst Turmoil) is a playwright, spoken word artist, actress, vocalist, speaker, and activist. She has been touring colleges giving keynotes and performances since 2018. Where Do You Come From? is an iconic workshop that bases its theme on participant’s geographical origin as a marker for a starting point in which identity is shaped in some ways.
Th. April 22: 7-8:30 – Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night will be hosted by Alex Tha Great. This will give students a chance to perform a piece from their Creative Writing Workshop. This event will also serve as a close to National Poetry Month.
Mondays - 7:00pm – Ujima Dialogue
The Ujima Dialogue Series is sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Title IX. Dialogues occur weekly and are intended to be informal conversations driven by participants. A theme will be announced each week, and all faculty, staff and students are invited to participate. "Ujima" is a principle of Kwanzaa, defined as "collective work and responsibility".
Mosaic Unbound - Once per month, the High Library and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Title IX are hosting informal conversations about a piece of literature further exploring topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The literature will align with the theme associated with that month.
February – Monday, Feb 8 4:30 pm - Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudia Rankine Please follow the link below to register to attend the conversation and receive the selections from Citizen we will discuss.
March – Tuesday, March 9th - 4:30pm - Women’s History Month: Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem “The Hill We Climb”
April – Wednesday, April 7th 4:30 - Chanel Miller Victim Impact Statement
MLK Events – During the first three weeks of class, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Title IX is partnering with the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be several minicourses offered covering topics that allow us to deepen our understand of others and ourselves as we aspire to King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.
Also a part of the celebration, we encourage all members of the Etown community to participate in our remote service opportunities organized by the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE), the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking (CGUP) and the Chaplain's Office.