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Newsletter 21: February 13th, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

Whatever race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political persuasion, nationality, socioeconomic status, or age you are, YOU ARE LOVED!!

-Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Events

















APEX Event: Mama Dragons
Cedar City, UT – A.P.E.X. Events (Ask. Ponder. Educate. [X].) is passionate about the broad spectrum of thoughts, ideas, disciplines, backgrounds and cultural themes that can be shared. Bringing Mama Dragons, an organization with an agenda of love does exactly that. This LGBTQ+ activist group exists to support families in their journeys. You are invited to join an open conversation about the experience and care these incredible mothers have to offer. You can find them on Feb. 14th, in the Whiting Room of the Hunter Conference Center at 11:30 AM. Visit: suu.edu/apex for more information on this event or mamadragons.org for more information about their work.

Black History Month Events
 
  • Hip-Hop Class
    • in Multipurpose Center (MC116). Come learn a hip-hop routine from BSU's Hip-Hop team. No experience needed. Friday, February 15th at 7:00 PMJoin Black Student Union in a Black History Month Hip-Hop Class on
  • Becoming A Black Ally
    • Join SUU's Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Schvalla Rivera and the Black Student Union in a workshop on how to be an ally or advocate for the black community. Along with a panel of black students at SUU to share their stories and answer questions. Wednesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM in the Sterling Church Auditorium.
  • Flashback Friday Step Show
    • The Annual BSU Step Show is on Friday, February 22nd at 7 PM in the SUU Auditorium. Come see SUU's Black Student Union Step Team and Hip-Hop Team along with guest teams from Las Vegas, NV. There will be dancing, singing, and spoken word performances from 1920-today! Buy your tickets now at the SUU Box Office or online. $3 for students and $5 for non-students.
  • Blindspotting Film and Panel
    • Join us for a free film screening of Blindspotting which brings awareness of the issues of police brutality in black communities on Wednesday, February 27th at 6 PM in ED 104. Following the film, there will be a panel where you can hear stories of those affected by the criminal justice system.
  • Soulfood Plate Sale
    • Support Black Student Union by buying a Soulfood Plate. Click here for menu. Text 702-540-4532 or email suu.bsu@gmail.com to order. Pre-Order deadline is Thursday, February 28th and pick up date is Sunday, March 3rd.

Gaming Fridays
Gaming Fridays are back! Do you like to play video and/or board games? Come join us every Friday from 12-5 PM in the CDI (ST 101).       

Opportunities

Career and Internship Fair
Held each semester, the Career & Internship Fair is for students and alumni seeking a full-time job, internship, or summer job. A career & internship fair is an opportunity for you to present yourself professionally in person to a potential employer, while showcasing your communication skills. Attend the Career and Internship Wednesday, February 20th from 10 am to 2 PM in the Ballroom. Click here for more information.
CDI Student of the Month (February)
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is excited to highlight some the amazing students who are a part of the T-Bird family. This year we will begin a Student of the Month initiative where outstanding students can be nominated and featured throughout the month. Nominations will be accepted from any SUU faculty, staff, or student. Winners will be chosen by the CDI team and will be recognized physically in the CDI, in the electronic newsletter, and will be awarded a gift card in appreciation. To nominate a student who you believe deserves this recognition, click here.









Our Clubs!

Asian American Student Alliance
Meeting: TBA
Club President: Liz Pittman
Contact:
lizsakae@gmail.com
Social Media: IG:suu_aasa

Black Student Union (BSU)
Meeting: Wednesday's at 6:30 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Sunny Sims
Contact:
suu.bsu@gmail.com
Social Media: BSU Facebook, IG/Twitter @suu_bsu

Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
Meeting: Wednesday's at 5 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President:
Stacy Soto
Contact: salexandrasoto7@gmail.com
Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Meeting: Every Tuesday at 6 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Tylor Garcia
Contact: tylorgarcia10@gmail.com

Social Media: NASA Facebook
Polynesian Club
Meeting: Every First Monday at 7 PM in the ED 111
Club President: Aoise (Ise) Talamoni
Contact: 
aioisetalamoni@gmail.com
Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly

Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Meeting: Tuesdays's at 6 PM in ED 111 
Club President: Lacey Woods
Contact: laceywoodsari@gmail.com
Social Media: PAEC Facebook
African Union Club
Meeting: Friday's at 5 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Lisa Muisimbi
Contact: thesiaketu@gmail.com
Social Media: IG: suu_a.u.c






OUR MISSION
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) exists to validate the multiple identities present on our campus, while integrating the voices and experiences of marginalized people. We provide emotional, social, and financial support to students from historically underrepresented communities (e.g. students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, first-generation college students, etc.)


The CDI collaborates with campus partners to foster a learning environment that respects multiple perspectives and differences through multicultural clubs, workshops, trainings and cultural programming. The CDI invites members of the campus community to join in conversation about how to cultivate an inclusive, safe, and welcoming campus culture.

 



CONTACT US
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Room 101
diversity@suu.edu
435.865.8761


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