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October 2018

SAIL Conference

Date:
Saturday, October 20th

Join student leaders on campus by attending the Students, Activists, Innovators, and Leaders (SAIL) Conference on Saturday, October 20. SAIL is a one-day, student-centered leadership conference that focuses on topics surrounding inclusivity, collaboration, accountability, activism, and civic engagement.The leadership skills you will gain make you stand out on campus and in your future. Registration for the fall 2018 conference is now open and will close on October 12. SAIL is free to attend for Illinois State students and is $25…

Diversity Advocacy Presents Change Starts with Us at the Culturally Responsive Campus Community Conference

Start:
Tuesday, October 30th
End:
Wednesday, October 31st

Please join Diversity Advocacy for a student-focused training at this year’s Culturally Responsive Campus Community (CRCC) conference on October 30–31 at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, Illinois. This conference is aimed at continuing to honor the contributions and talents of our diverse community and further dismantle systems of oppression. Change Starts with Us is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to be culturally responsive individuals and to promote a more inclusive campus environment.…

November 2018

Safe Zone Orientation Session

Date:
Friday, November 2nd
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Safe Zone provides students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to create safe spaces on campus that are highly visible and easily identifiable to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons. During the two-hour Safe Zone orientation session, participants learn introductory LGBTQ+ vocabulary and concepts, engage in a mock coming-out exercise, practice ally skills, and receive resources. After the orientation session, participants have the opportunity to sign a Safe Zone Member Agreement that affirms their intention to serve as an…

Lunch n’ Unlearn: “You Poor Thing”: Challenging Narratives of Ability and Disability

Date:
Thursday, November 15th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Diversity Advocacy for discussion surrounding relevant diversity and social justice topics with the McLean County YWCA. Lunch will be provided with a vegetarian option available. Please contact Violet Benn at tnbenn@IllinoisState.edu or (309) 438-5818 with any additional dietary needs. For a list of upcoming Lunch n' Learn sessions, visit Diversity Advocacy.

Safe Zone Orientation

Date:
Friday, November 30th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Safe Zone provides students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to create safe spaces on campus that are highly visible and easily identifiable to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons. During the two-hour Safe Zone orientation session, participants learn introductory LGBTQ+ vocabulary and concepts, engage in a mock coming-out exercise, practice ally skills, and receive resources. After the orientation session, participants have the opportunity to sign a Safe Zone Member Agreement that affirms their intention to serve as an…

January 2019

Lunch n’ Unlearn: To Kneel or Stand?: Rebooting the Race Conversation

Date:
Thursday, January 31st 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Diversity Advocacy for discussion surrounding relevant diversity and social justice topics with the McLean County YWCA. Lunch will be provided with a vegetarian option available. Please contact Violet Benn at tnbenn@IllinoisState.edu or (309) 438-5818 with any additional dietary needs. For a list of upcoming Lunch n' Learn sessions, visit Diversity Advocacy.

February 2019

Lunch n’ Unlearn: Life Beyond the Closet: The Politics of Gender and Sexuality

Date:
Thursday, February 28th 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Diversity Advocacy for discussion surrounding relevant diversity and social justice topics with the McLean County YWCA. Lunch will be provided with a vegetarian option available. Please contact Violet Benn at tnbenn@IllinoisState.edu or (309) 438-5818 with any additional dietary needs. For a list of upcoming Lunch n' Learn sessions, visit Diversity Advocacy.

March 2019

Lunch n’ Unlearn: Play Nice in the Sandbox: Deconstructing Politeness

Date:
Thursday, March 28th 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Diversity Advocacy for discussion surrounding relevant diversity and social justice topics with the McLean County YWCA. Lunch will be provided with a vegetarian option available. Please contact Violet Benn at tnbenn@IllinoisState.edu or (309) 438-5818 with any additional dietary needs. For a list of upcoming Lunch n' Learn sessions, visit Diversity Advocacy.

April 2019

Lunch n’ Unlearn: Hungry for Justice: Poverty, Class, and Food Insecurity

Date:
Thursday, April 25th 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Diversity Advocacy for discussion surrounding relevant diversity and social justice topics with the McLean County YWCA. Lunch will be provided with a vegetarian option available. Please contact Violet Benn at tnbenn@IllinoisState.edu or (309) 438-5818 with any additional dietary needs. For a list of upcoming Lunch n' Learn sessions, visit Diversity Advocacy.