Tunnel of Oppression Returns for 2015 Experience

Campus Community Encouraged to Participate
The Tunnel of Oppression, an interactive experience that examines contemporary issues of race, class, domestic violence, religion, body image, gender identification and discriminatory forms and processes, returns to Talley next week with an all-new set of interactive exhibits and vignettes. Participants are again guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge you to think more deeply about these issues. At the end of the tour, there is a brief facilitated discussion, which allows the opportunity to process the experience. The entire experience lasts approximately 60 minutes per group and is an opportunity for students to think critically about issues that impact the NC State community. Experience the tunnel February 4-5, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Talley Student Union, State Ballroom. Find out more at go.ncsu.edu/TOO2015. Tweet with #TOO2015. See the flyer.
Social Justice January Event
Conversations about the need for social justice seem to be happening everywhere these days as the daily news highlights issues of inequity, discrimination, harassment and violence, pushing the need for social change to the forefront of our cultural consciousness.

How can we bring our many communities together for a shared discussion? What can we learn from social justice advocates who are doing grassroots work to promote change? What skills do we need to collaborate effectively across communities to work together for change? These are the questions that Social Justice January will attempt to answer.

The OIED campus community centers (Multicultural Student Affairs, the African American Cultural Center, the GLBT Center, and the Women’s Center) are partnering to host Social Justice January.

The second event in the series, "Communities and Collaboration: A Social Justice Workshop,” will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126 and will help students learn how to build community and collaborate with others who share similar interests in working for social justice. The workshop will be facilitated by Mandy Carter, former Executive Director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and co-founder of the National Black Justice Coalition. All student leaders are invited to learn strategies for coalition building and working for change. Dinner will be provided. Students should RSVP via email to Renee Wells by January 26, 2015 if they plan to attend.
"You, Me, We... It's Time to Talk: A Campus Discussion Series"
"You, Me, We... It's Time to Talk" is a campus discussion series occurring throughout the spring semester that serves to promote awareness, dialogue and understanding of diversity as it relates to recent events occurring in our nation. A joint initiative of the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Student Government Diversity Commission, this series features interactive programs, workshops, films and panel discussions such as Cinema, Conversation, and Change: A Screening of Dear White People on Tuesday February 3, 2015 in Witherspoon Cinema and the Spring Diversity Dialogue: "Controversial Issues Workshop" on Monday, February 9, 2015 in Talley Coastal Ballroom. Please see the complete listing of events on the Diversity website.
Last Week for Equity for Women Award Nominations
The NC State University Council on the Status of Women invites you to nominate NC State faculty, staff and students for the Equity for Women Award. This award is given annually to recognize faculty, staff and students for their outstanding leadership in establishing equity for women at NC State.

Not sure whom to recommend? Think about faculty, staff, and students of any gender who are passionate, ambitious, inspired, courageous, and strong leaders with a commitment to advocacy of gender equality in everyday life at NC State. Nominees should demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following areas over the past 12 months in the areas of Leadership, Service and Scholarship. Please nominate worthy candidates for any category by completing the online nomination form.

Nominations are currently open and will close 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015. Award winners will be announced at the 2015 Sisterhood Dinner, Monday, February 23, 2015. Please contact Megan Albidrez 515-4501 with any questions.