September 8, 2015

Features
Equal Opportunity Institute 2015 graduates
Are You a Diversity Practitioner Yet?

OIED serves NC State with three major education and training initiatives: the popular Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI) certificate program, the groundbreaking National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) prejudice reduction workshops and over thirty free individual workshops open to the campus community. EOI has already reached waitlist status for 2015-16, but there are still many opportunities for training this year.

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Harambee 2015
Harambee Celebration Brings the Promise of a Great Year at NC State

Last week, the African American Cultural Center held its annual Harambee celebration. Harambee is Swahili for "Let us come together!" O'Licia Parker-Smith recaps the annual event and provides a student's perspective on what this time-honored tradition signifies.

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People
Diversity Practitioners at NC State: David Churchill

Making NC State a diverse and welcoming place for all is everyone's responsibility. David Churchill has served this goal through his involvement in several OIED programs and initiatives, all while working as a full-time staff member in other offices on campus. Read about his activities and challenge yourself to get involved.

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David Churchill
Announcements
Multicultural Student Affairs Presents: Salsabor!

An NC State tradition that calls for students, faculty and the community to gather together to appreciate the gift that is la musica Latina – we call this momentous occasion Salsabor. Along with live music, the night entails a brief history of the various genres that make up Latin music as well as dance lessons and refreshments. So, if dancing is what you live for or you're looking for adventurous plans for the night, join us in celebrating the beginning events of Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in the Washington Sankofa Room in Witherspoon Student Center and Harris Field from 4:00-6:00 p.m., hosted by Mi Familia.

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African American Cultural Center to Bring Artist Synthia SAINT JAMES to NC State for Gallery Opening and Exhibition

The African American Cultural Center is excited to announce its new exhibition, "The Creative World of Synthia SAINT JAMES" with a gallery opening to be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the African American Cultural Center Art Gallery on the second floor of Witherspoon Student Center. Synthia SAINT JAMES will also be featured as the fall artist and scholar-in-residence.

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Make an Impact on Community Youth with Read to L.E.A.D.

Want to get involved in the larger community, learn about diversity and equity and realize the impact one can make through the development of relationships with youth? Join Read to L.E.A.D. (Learn. Engage. Ask. Do.)! Using literacy as a tool, this program provides high-impact learning and leadership opportunities for NC State students, faculty and staff to become equity-minded practitioners and to foster social change on campus and in the community. Transportation is provided for mentors who do not have cars. Register for an afternoon training session on September 13 or September 18, 2015 today!

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Talley Grand Opening Celebration Spotlights GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs and Women's Center

The formal dedication of the new Talley Student Union on September 9, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. will begin ten days of special events and activities to commemorate the completion of the long-awaited new facility. Three Office for Institiutional Equity and Diversity units call Talley their home: Multicultural Student Affairs on the fourth floor, and the GLBT and Women's Centers on the fifth floor. Be sure to stop by as you partake in the celebration!

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Diversity and Equity Billboard Alerts Now Available

Does your office or department administer a billboard screen on the NC State billboard system? Would you like to be alerted when new billboards from the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity are posted? Send email to OIED Communications, and we will add you our "Diversity VIP" billboard list. Email alerts are sent out a few times each semester.

Features
GLBT Drop-In Counseling Hours
Tue, September 8
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Talley 5230
Staff Diversity Advisory Board
Tue, September 8
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Avent Ferry 106
GLBT CommUNITY Alliance Meeting
Tue, September 8
7:00- 9:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
Mi Placita
Latino Gathering
Wed, September 9
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Outside Talley
(or Cultural Hearth)
Mentoring Junior Faculty Workshop
Wed, September 9
12:25-1:15 p.m.
Clark 405
Sexual Violence 101
Wed, September 9
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Talley 5210
Queer People of Color (QPOC) Meeting
Wed, September 9
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Talley 5230
Movie: The Mask You Live In
Thu, September 10
2:00 p.m.
Talley 5210
Discussion following.
Multicultural Recognition Ceremony
Thu, September 10
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Talley Ballroom
Military Affairs Committee Meeting
Fri, September 11
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Winslow 100
Council on the Status of Women
Fri, September 11
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Admin Bldg III, Room 301
Hispanic/Latino Advisory (HLAG) Meeting
Fri, September 11
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Winslow 100
What's On the Table? Discussion
Fri, September 11
3:00-4:00 p.m.
African American Cultural Center, Witherspoon 356
Chocolate Festival
Fri, September 11
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Talley Ballroom
Get tickets online.