September 12, 2016

Hispanic Heritage Month 2016
Prisca Mojica Rodriguez

Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Our Culture, Lighting the Future

Multicultural Student Affairs will host Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 - October 15, 2016. This year's theme is "Celebrating Our Culture, Lighting the Future." Prisca Mojica Rodriguez will kick off the month with a talk entitled, "Woke Brown Girl: A Postcolonial Conversation About Upholding a Latina Experience." In addition, we are excited to introduce some new events this year.  

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Bi, Pan, Ace flags

GLBT Advocate Program Debuts New Workshops

One of the signature initiatives of the GLBT Center is the GLBT Advocate Program, which launched last year and had over 100 participants in its inaugural year. The program is a continuing education and engagement program for NC State faculty and staff designed to provide ongoing opportunities for learning and for showing support as allies and advocates of the GLBT community.

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People Lynn Locklear-Fisher

Lynn Locklear-Fisher Joins GLBT Center

The GLBT Center welcomes Lynn Lockear-Fisher as its new administrative support associate. Stop by the center in Suite 5230 to say hello the next time you are in Talley Student Union.

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Community Book Club: Too Heavy a Yoke
Mon, Sep 12
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Witherspoon 356
oSTEM (Out in STEM) Meeting
Mon, Sep 12
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Talley 3210
GLBT Community Alliance Meeting
Tue, Sep 13
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
See website for info.
Connecting African American Graduate Students to Faculty Through Scholarship and Research: Lunch and Conversation
Wed, Sep 14
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Witherspoon 356
See website for info.
Queer People of Color (QPOC) Meeting
Wed, Sep 14
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Talley 3221
Full Professors' Community Meeting
Fri, Sep 16
11:45-12:35 p.m.
Clark 405
Please register online.
Feminist Friday: Media Representation
Fri, Sep 16
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Women's Center
Talley 5210
What's On the Table Open Discussion
Fri, Sep 16
3:00-4:30 p.m.
African American Cultural Ctr
Art Gallery, Witherspoon
News Items

Applications Open for GLBT Center's Alternative Service Break Trip to San Francisco

Each year, the GLBT Center partners with the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS) to host an Alternative Service Break (ASB) trip to San Francisco during spring break. The focus of the trip is intersectionality and social justice. Trip participants are asked to think critically about how identity and social justice issues are related. Students have the opportunity to observe, process and strategize about intersecting social justice issues (homelessness, inadequate mental and physical healthcare, interpersonal and community violence, the school-to-prison pipeline, food deserts and targeted discrimination and harassment, among others). To learn more about the San Francisco ASB Trip, see the website. The application deadline is September 28, 2016.

Applications Open for Multicultural Student Affairs' and Women's Center's ASB Atlanta Trip

Interested in diversity, equity and social justice? Join us for a great four-day adventure spanning from Greensboro, NC to Atlanta, GA. This trip, focused on the intersections of race, gender, social class and age, is sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs and the Women’s Center.

See the CSLEPS website for more information on ASB Atlanta and other ASB locations. Applications are due September 14, 2016.

Registration Open for Upcoming Fall Semester NCBI Building Bridges Workshops

The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is a non-profit leadership training organization founded in 1984 to eliminate prejudice and conflict in communities throughout the world. The NCBI team at NC State offers free interactive, experiential, and high-energy workshops throughout the year to the campus community.

Upcoming offerings include the Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities workshop, offered twice this fall, on Friday, September 16, 2016 and Friday, November 18, 2016. Register online.

For more information, or to schedule an NCBI workshop for your group or unit, please visit the NCBI website.

Diversity Mini-Grant Program in Final Few Weeks of Proposal Acceptance Period

All full-time, part-time and temporary university employees, faculty and staff are eligible to apply for a Diversity Mini-Grant. 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 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016.  The maximum proposal request is $3,000.00. Announcement of grant recipients will be made by November 2016.

The University Diversity Mini-Grant serves as a seed grant to enhance or build an initiative. Previously funded proposals may reapply. However, proposals will only be funded for a maximum of two (2) years.

For more information and to apply online, visit the Diversity Mini-Grant website.