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Headlines for the Week of March 3, 2014

Diversity Week events

Monday, March 3

9:30 a.m.
Front Lobby

Kickoff of Chicago-Kent's Project Smile and Greenhouse Shelter Diversity Outreach Project with coffee and doughnuts, hosted by the Staff Committee.

10 a.m., noon & 2 p.m.

Diversity Week Documentary: "A Class Divided"
(three showings)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Concourse Level

SBA Coffee Break. Learn more about Project Smile and the Greenhouse Shelter Outreach Project.

Tuesday, March 4

5 – 6:30 p.m.
Room 660
(Please note updated room number.)

BLSA: Panel discussing "Minority Success in the Modern Legal Workforce," with emphasis on implicit bias

6:30 – 8 p.m.
10th Floor Event Room

Women in Law & Immigration Society: "Self-Defense and the Significance of the Violence Against Women Act to Women and Immigrants." This will be a self-defense workshop in conjunction with a presentation on the Violence Against Women Act.

Wednesday, March 5

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Front Lobby

Inter-Diversity Mixer & Food Fair

3 – 4 p.m.
Room 370

Lambdas & Career Services Office: Diversity Job Fairs — The 411
Michael Wilder '06 will be the guest presenter. We will have food, courtesy of the Chicago-Kent Lambdas. RSVP to by March 3.

6 – 9 p.m.
Room 370

SALSA: "Veer Zaara" — Bollywood Movie Night with Indian Food

Thursday, March 6

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Room 570

APALSA: Musubi Presentation — learn how to make Spam Musubi, a traditional Hawaiian dish that has its roots in the Japanese origin

7 p.m. Reception
8 p.m. Ceremony

10th Floor Event Room

HLLSA: "Judge's Night" — recognizing the Honorable Raul Vega for his contributions to the Latino community. Food and drinks will be served. Attire: Business Casual.

Friday, March 7

4 – 7 p.m.
Concourse Level

Chicago-Kent Diversity Reception for students, faculty, staff and alumni.

* Chicago-Kent Project Smile:

A smile is the shortest distance between two people. To keep our community close, the Chicago-Kent SBA and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Affairs present the outreach initiative "Project Smile" for Diversity Week 2014. Throughout the week and beyond, we encourage everyone to smile when you pass another person both on and off campus. With just a smile, you can easily make another person's day.

** Chicago-Kent Greenhouse Shelter Diversity Outreach:

To strengthen our connection with the Chicagoland community, the Diverse Student Organizations and the Criminal Law Society are cosponsoring a school supply drive for Diversity Week. We are asking the entire Chicago-Kent community to get involved. All school supplies will be donated to the beneficiary organization, Greenhouse Shelter, which focuses on culturally specific services for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Please bring any school supplies to the donation box located on the first floor near the elevators from March 3 to 13. Help put smiles on faces of those in need.

Download our flier to learn more about the school supply drive.


Chicago-Kent Documentary Film Series on Race

In an effort to have meaningful discussions about race, join faculty, students and alumni in film screenings followed by discussion.

March 26: "The House We Live In"

Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium, 6 p.m.

"The House We Live In" is the final episode of "Race: The Power of an Illusion" and focuses on the ways institutions and policies advantage some groups at the expense of others.

April 22: "Raising Our Voices"

Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium, noon

"Raising Our Voices" seeks to raise awareness about the increasing hate crimes and bias incidents affecting South Asian communities, especially in the late 1990s.



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