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Newsletter 15: January 21, 2020

CDI Student of the Month

The CDI is excited to highlight some of the amazing students who are a part of the T-Bird family. This year we will continue our Student of the Month initiative where outstanding students can be nominated and featured throughout the school year. 

Nominations are 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. 

The Student of the Month nominee should demonstrate the qualities of a leader, exemplify the CDI’s mission, and actively promotes the center’s message of inclusivity. Please nominate a deserving student for January HERE!

Events

         
                      
   
Dancing Icons: A Thunder Dance Crew show
Come to the show on Thursday, January 23 at 6 PM in the Church Auditorium of the Student Center to get your socks knocked off as the Thunder Dance Crew take to the stage and show off their moves. 

Black History Month
Next month is Black History month. Join us to celebrate and remember what it means to be an African American in the United States at the following events:
  • Black History Film Showing. Next month, we will be showing three films on black history. Please join us in watching the films Harriet, Blackkklansman, and Queen & Slim. The first movie, Harriet, will be showing on Monday, February 3, in the Starlight Room from 5 to 8 PM.
  • Mardi Gras and Jazz Night. Join us for a Mardi Gras themed Jazz Night! Location and time is TBA, but it will be held on Tuesday, February 25.
  • Black Student Union Step Show. The CDI is proud to support the Black Student Union with their step show. They have been working for months on end, practicing and planning for a high-energy night that showcases their stepping talent. It will be held on Friday, February 28.

Our Clubs!

Asian American Student Alliance (AASA)
Club President: Sabrina Kim
Contact: sabrinasoe.kim@gmail.com
Social Media: IG @suu_aasa
Meeting: every other Monday, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

African Union Club (AUC)
Club President: Nouman Kante
Contact: noumankante@gmail.com
Social Media: IG @suu_a.u.c
Meeting: every other Friday, 5 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Black Student Union (BSU)
Club President: Malaysia Phang 
Contact:
suu.bsu@gmail.com
Social Media: BSU Facebook, IG/Twitter @suu_bsu
Meeting: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, CDI (ST 101)

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

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Club President: Morgan Whiskers
Contact: morgan.whiskers13@gmail.com

Social Media: NASA Facebook, IG @nasa_suu
Meeting: Tuesdays, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Polynesian Club
Club President: Aoise (Ise) Talamoni
Contact: aioisetalamoni@gmail.com
Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly
Meeting: every first Monday, 6:30 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Club President: Malachi Morehouse
Contact: rebeccamorehouse@suumail.net
Social Media: PAEC Facebook, IG @suu_paec
Meeting: Thursdays, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

UndocuMigrant Alliance (UMA)
Club President: Nestor Zapata 
Contact: npzapata06@gmail.com
Social Media: IG @uma_suu
Meeting: Thursdays, 8 PM, CDI (ST 101)










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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