Diversity Events

Past Events
Aug 28
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Diversity Photo Booth & Kona Shaved Ice

11am - 1pm, Campus Quad

Come out and make a new friend, and get your picture taken with them! Many times when we meet someone, we might ask them, “how are you” but we are changing the question today to “who are you”. So bring yourself and who you are for a fun photo session, and walk away meeting someone you may never have met before! Meet us outside at the Campus Quad as you grab some free shaved ice from Kona Ice!

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity and Student Government Association

Sep 15
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Latin Dance Kick-Off

12:30pm, Alumni Hall & Cole Fitness Center

Sep 15th to Oct 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month, and we are kicking it off by learning some dance moves! Music and dance is often a big part of different cultures so step on to the dance floor, or into this dance class to learn some Latin Dances! No experience needed!

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Sep 16
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Silent Lunch

12:00pm, KC Commons

In recognition of Deaf Awareness Week, we invite all of campus to participate in the annual Silent Lunch. We ask everyone in the cafeteria area to be silent for the lunch hour, and provide them with earplugs, so that we may get a glimpse into the daily life of those who may be Deaf.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Sep 17
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Screening of "The Other Side of Immigration"

Multiple Screenings, KC130

Screenings: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

Join us for the screening of the documentary “The Other Side of Immigration” to get a glimpse into the stories of immigrants and the families they left behind. As immigration is a hot topic in today’s society, come and hear from all sides of the story with a discussion held after the screening. The documentary is 55 minutes long and open to all.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Sep 23
Immigration Reformation Debate

4:00pm, Kresge Auditorium

Join Jesus Nebot for an educational debate on one of the hottest political issues today- immigration. Get a chance to learn more about the history of immigration, and then voice your opinion in a facilitated debate.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 2
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Michael Reyes, Spoken Word Activist

12pm, KC130

Michael Reyes is a social justice activist that does his work through his words. His mission is to provide a participatory educational environment through poetry and hip-hop to address issues of social justice and cultural identity. Learn more about his Latino identity while exploring your own identity and the issues that you stand for.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 8
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Magdalen Hsu-Li, Singer

1pm, KC130

Come enjoy this high energy, live performance by Magdalen on vocals, guitar, piano, and percussion. Dialogue about identity, racism and bi, Asian American, and feminist issues is interspersed between songs and is implicit in many song themes & lyrics. She has a voice of gold, and a knack for sharing her story on the intersection of race, gender, and the arts.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 13
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ANT, lecture "Bullied, Bashed, but not Broken"

1pm, KC130

ANT has steadily climbed the comedy hill to become one the most successful comedians of our time, and has been seen on the Tonight Show, Tyra Banks Show, and Last Comic Standing to name a few. But he comes to campus to share his story of being bullied for being different- gay, and of immigrant parents, and peer pressure leading him to drugs and alcohol, and how he then discovered a life of hope and happiness.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity and Student Union Board

Oct 22
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Defamation, Interactive Play/Drama

2:30pm, KC130

In this interactive theater production, a legal case is presented that illuminates our common perceptions about race, religion, and class. The case presented is not simple and keeps the audience on their toes, and then it is the audience that becomes the jury, and must decide on a verdict!

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity and Student Union Board

Nov 10
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Larry Omaha, Comedian

12pm, KC130

Larry is a Native-American comedian who left his government investigator job to become a stand-up comic- and audiences are glad he did. He has been seen on the Showtime Comedy Special "Goin' Native” and “Comics Unleashed”. He also recently toured with Gabriel Iglesias!

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity