Newsletter 16: January 29, 2020

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

We all have our off-days, and we all have times when we wish someone would listen to us. We at the CDI hear you, and we started two new programs that we hope will help you fulfill that wish:
  • Next week, our director Joel will be starting mental health groups. In these groups, a topic of concern will be chosen by the participants and will be discussed by the group. It will be a safe space to talk about anything you want. All we ask is that the participants be respectful of each other during these sessions.
  • CAPS counselors will also be available in Joel's office every Tuesday from 3 to 5 PM. The day this program will start is still to be arranged, so please keep an eye and ear out for any news regarding this program.
Remember, we love and care for you, and that taking care of your mental health is important. We hope to see you around!

Work-Study Position Open

Interested in working for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion? We have an opening for a work-study position. There is no GPA requirement, but all applicants must be in good standing for financial aid. For more information and to apply, click this link. We hope to see you soon!

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 


Power in Our Hands
On Wednesday, January 29th, join the Black Student Union in the Student Center Living Room for their 3rd annual event called "Power in Our Hands" from 6 to 8 PM. In this open mic, we will learn about migrations, the meaning of black culture, and the importance of representation in both art and life. Feel free to enjoy some popcorn and drinks as you listen to the stories of the people around you.

Script for Solidarity
On Thursday, January 30th, join the Undocumented Migrant Alliance at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion from 4:30 to 6:00 PM to write letters for the people and families being held at detention centers. Please help us spread a message of hope and solidarity.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Opening Social
The CDI will be holding an open house / opening social on Wednesday, February 5th, from 3 to 5 PM. There will be snacks and games, and you can take this opportunity to come and meet the Beacons, Donnie, and Joel. Come anytime, and don't hesitate to bring a friend!

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 at the Student Theater.
  • The first movie, Harriet, will be showing on Tuesday, February 4, in the Student Theater from 5 to 8 PM.
  • Blackkklansman will be showing on Monday, February 10.
  • Queen and Slim will be showing on Monday, February 24 from 5 to 8 PM.

Our Clubs!

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

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

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

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

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Club President: Morgan Whiskers

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

Polynesian Club
Club President: Aoise (Ise) Talamoni
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
Social Media: PAEC Facebook, IG @suu_paec
Meeting: Thursdays, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

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

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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