Newsletter 7: October 17th, 2018


Grad Skool Workshop
Are you a junior or a senior and thinking about Graduate School? Join the CDI for an interactive workshop on Thursday, October 18th at 5:30 PM in the CDI (ST 101). Bring an electronic device, names of your top three schools, and a positive attitude. 
My Culture is Not a Costume Forum
Are you aware of culture appropriation? Did you know that it is offensive to wear a culture as your costume? Come learn more about the reasons behind the My Culture is Not a Costume campaign on Thursday, Oct. 25th from 11:30-1 PM in the Sterling Church Auditorium. 

The Power in Our Hands
Join Black Student Union on Thursday Oct. 25th from 6-8 PM  in the Living Room in the 2nd Annual Power in Our Hands event! Come learn about the importance of education, leadership, and activism from guest speaker Minister Stretch Sanders from Las Vegas, NV. There will be free popcorn, a raffle for a 2019 BSU Step Show ticket, and an open mic night where you can sign up here. All are welcome!

Tanner Center Talks 
Tanner Center Talks invites  author José Roach Orduña on October 25, 4:00 pm BUS 126 to discuss his recent book, The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration and Displacement. José Orduña was born in Córdoba, Veracruz, and immigrated to Chicago when he was two years old. His work explores the ways power has determined his and others' existence as racialized subjects of the United States. He earned his M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction at the University Iowa Writers’ Workshop. 

Dinner and Dialogue

Following the event will be a dinner and dialogue with author José Roach Orduña at 5:15 PM. Seats are limited so RSVP as soon as possible by clicking here.

Diversity and Inclusion
Session 1: Unpacking Your Cultural Baggage- October 30th from 12-1 PM

The purpose of this training is to discuss the impact bias, stereotypes and prejudice can have on people. We will spend time exploring how our own cultural views create assumptions that impact the way we see and respond to others and how this can raise unnecessary hurdles in our cross-cultural communication with others. We will also share strategies for responding to situations where stereotypes are used.

Session 2: Identifying and confronting microaggressions- October 31st from 11-12 PM

The purpose of this training is to define and discuss microaggressions. We will spend time exploring how microaggressions effect us in society (work, school and home). We will also share strategies for responding to situations where microaggressions are used.

Location of sessions: Red Hills Room (Hunter Conference Center)
RSVP here

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).


CDI Student of the Month (October)
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!

Black Student Union (BSU)
Meeting: Wednesday's at 6:30 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Sunny Sims
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: Selina Payan-Jurado

Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Meeting: Every Tuesday at 5 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Tylor Garcia

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

Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Meeting: Thursday's at 11 AM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Braydon Rawlings
Social Media: PAEC Facebook

African Union Club
Meeting: Friday's at 5 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Lisa Muisimbi
Social Media: IG: suu_a.u.c

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.


Sharwan Smith Student Center, Room 101

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