Join OIED for Fall Semester Signature Events

Chocolate Festival 2016

We invite faculty, students, staff and community members to join the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity for our fall signature events! Find out more about these events on our website, in this newsletter and by following us on Twitter.


This month, join the African American Cultural Center for Harambee, our annual welcome reception. Meet up with friends or make some new ones at this NC State traditional year-opening event, which will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126.

On Friday, September 8, 2017, attend the National Coalition Building Institute’s foundational all-day prejudice reduction workshop, “Strengthening Leadership in Diverse Communities.” Taught by facilitators from NC State’s nationally recognized NCBI chapter affiliate team, the workshop has been called a life-changing experience by many participants. Please register online. There will be a second offering of this workshop on Friday, November 10, 2017.

The Women’s Center’s annual Chocolate Festival for Breast Cancer Research will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the State Ballroom of Talley Student Union. Purchase tickets online before they sell out!

Also in September, the popular Equal Opportunity Institute begins orientation for its year-long certificate program of diversity, equity and inclusion workshops. The program is free for faculty, staff and students and open for a small fee to the general public. Check the EOI website for availability; space is limited.

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Latinx Heritage Month kicks off with keynote speaker Marisol Jimenez, social justice activist, consultant and facilitator in the areas of education, immigrant justice, worker’s rights, youth leadership development, health and the environment. This event will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Coastal Ballroom, Talley Student Union.


Also during Latinx Heritage Month, join Multicultural Student Affairs for Salsabor, a celebration of Latinx culture. You won’t want to miss this vibrant and fun-filled evening on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKimmon Center.

October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Women’s Center will present keynote speaker Dr. Lorraine D. Acker, director of the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center at Iowa State University, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom, Talley Student Union.

During GLBT History Month, join us for a screening and discussion of the triple-Oscar-winning film Moonlight on October 19, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126.

NC State’s annual Diversity Education Week will take place from October 23-27, 2017. Diversity Education Week, or DEW, brings a wealth of diversity programs during one full week, sponsored by organizations from all across NC State. A highlight of this week will be the Diversity Dialogue at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017 in Witherspoon Cinema. Watch for the calendar of events and speaker announcements coming soon.

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the GLBT Center will present a GLBT History Month lecture titled, “Evolution of Legal Protections for the GLBT Community” from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in Talley Student Union, Room 3222.


Come help kick off Native American Heritage Month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Coastal Ballroom of Talley Student Union on November 1, 2017. Join us later in the month for Native American Culture Night on November 14, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Coastal Ballroom.

The African American Cultural Center invites you to attend the Ebony Fashion Fair Empowering African Women on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Women’s Center will hold a Women of Color Retreat on November 10-11, 2017. Please register online for this event.

Trans Awareness Week includes our annual observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year, join us in Wolf Plaza on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. (rain location, Talley Student Union, Room 3222).


Wrap up the semester with two special events, the Kwanzaa Celebration on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Piedmont Ballroom, Talley Student Union, and the Multicultural Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Coastal Ballroom.

Stay tuned in December for an announcement of the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus-Wide Celebration speaker. This event will be held on Friday, January 19, 2017 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Piedmont Ballroom.

Find these and more events on the OIED Calendar.