July 24, 2017

Byron Hurt
Filmmaker Byron Hurt Examines Impact of Soul Food

On Wednesday, June 20, 2017, over 175 local college students, Triangle residents and food justice activists came together for a screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary Soul Food Junkies. Sponsored by NC State's African American Cultural Center in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, attendees were 'edutained' on the role soul food has played in African American culture.

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Between the World and Me

Common Reading Gives Focus to African American Community

For the second consecutive year, NC State’s Common Reading Program has brought focus to issues of importance relating to the African American community. The 2017 selection, Between the World and Me by journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates, follows last year’s selection of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

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People Dave Johnson

Equal Opportunity and Equity Welcomes Dave Johnson

OIED’s Equal Opportunity and Equity unit welcomes Dave Johnson as one of two new assistant equal opportunity officers. Read more about his education and prior experience.

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Association of Women Faculty Reading Circle
Mon, July 24
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Coco Bongo (no host lunch)
Hillsborough St.
Please RSVP to Marcia Gumpertz.
GLBT Faculty and Staff Network Social
Thu, July 27
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tupelo Honey Cafe
425 Oberlin Rd.
Please RSVP to Renee Wells.
Campus Community Centers Open House
Tue, Aug 15
1:00-3:00 p.m.
GLBT Center, Women's Center and Multicultural Student Affairs, Talley 4261, 5210 and 5230
African American Cultural Center
Open House
Tue, Aug 15
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Witherspoon Student Center, 3rd floor
News Items

Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity Now Accepting Mini-Grant Proposals for 2017-18

OIED is now accepting proposals for its annual mini-grant program. Grants are intended for the implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives and research projects that further the academic mission of the university. All full-time faculty and staff are eligible to apply. Proposals must meet the mini-grant program guidelines and will be selected by a committee appointed by the vice provost. All eligible proposals must be submitted online no later than 5:00 p.m. on  Friday, October 6, 2017. The maximum proposal request is $3,000. Announcement of grant recipients will be made by November 2017. Mini-grants may serve as a seed grant to enhance or build an initiative. Previously funded proposals may reapply.

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New Alternative Spring Break Opportunity to Focus on Linguistic Diversity

The Center for Leadership, Ethics and Public Service will offer a new ASB program during spring break (March 5-10, 2018) for linguistic diversity outreach. Participants will travel to Andrews High School in the mountains of western North Carolina after taking a course in the fall to learn how to teach the Voices of North Carolina Dialect Awareness Curriculum. The team will teach the curriculum, complete volunteer service projects and talk to students about higher education and college access. This is a low-cost Alternative Service Break trip (<400$).

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Visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Exhibit "Race: Are We So Different?"

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has opened a new traveling exhibit that will be free and open to the public through October 22, 2017. The exhibit looks at race through the lens of science, history and personal experiences to promote a better understanding of human variation. Explore the interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, iconic objects, compelling photographs, multimedia presentations and attractive graphic displays that offer visitors an eye-opening look at its important subject matter. The exhibit tells the stories of race from biological, cultural and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.

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