Diversity Week: Creating a Culture of Equity

The Office of Intercultural Life will be sponsoring a diversity week the first week of Block 7 with several events on a wide variety of topics. The week’s theme is Creating a Culture of Equity.

March 19:

  • Diversity Week Teach-In: Thomas Commons, 1–3 p.m. (RSVP to ICL; not open to the public)

March 20:

  • International Culture Expo: Thomas Commons Lobby, 3–5 p.m.
  • Finders Keepers: An overview of cultural appropriation and its consequences: Martin Luther King Jr. Room, Thomas Commons, 5–6 p.m.
(© HUMANKIND Production – all rights reserved)
(© HUMANKIND Production – all rights reserved)

March 21:

  • In Unity: A History of Black and Asian Activism and Allyship in America: Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons, 3–4 p.m.
  • Building Equity at the Intersection: Conversation with a Jewish, African-American, Trans-Male: Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons 6–7 p.m.
  • HUMAN: A documentary of collective world-wide stories about what it means to be human (see image): Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons, 7–9 p.m.

March 22:

  • Out of Our Minds: Building Equity With Mental Health Challenges: Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons, 12–1 p.m.
  • Black Panther and Brown Equity: Building Personal Equity as a Man of Color: Russell Room, Thomas Commons, 4–5 p.m.
  • Dance Arts Iowa Hip-Hop Workshop with Dassy Lee from “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 14: Hall-Perrine, Thomas Commons 5–6:30 p.m. (RSVP to ICL; suggested donation is $5)

March 23:

  • Kugel Baking with Hillel: Dows Kitchen, 3–5 p.m.
  • Cornell Hip-Hop Workshop with Dassy Lee (RSVP to ICL, not open to the public): Plumb-Fleming Black Box Theatre, Armstrong Hall, 4–5:45 p.m.
  • Aaja Nachle! Garba/Dandiya-Raas Lesson: Learn a traditional Gujarati folk dance: Hall-Perrine, Thomas Commons, 7–9 p.m.

All of the events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.