Diversity Week 2014
April 14-18, 2014
A week dedicated to celebrating and understanding the importance of diversity throughout the community and Texas Tech University.
Join TAB, along with student organizations and departments across campus, to celebrate diversity all week long!
- Diversity Wall, SUB CopyMail, hosted by Student Union & Activities
Make sure to stop by the Diversity Wall to comment on the Diversity Topic of the Day!
- “Hands of Hope Drive” Collection drive for Women’s Protective Services
Drop off at the Women’s Studies Program office, Doak Hall Room 125
The Women's Studies Program is the campus location participating in the collection of items to help benefit those that reside at Women's Protective Services feel loved and at home. A wish list of items can be found on our web site: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/events_handsofhope.php
- “Operation Care Package” Collection drive to build care packages to send to our troops overseas
Drop off supplies in the Student Activities Office, SUB West Basement, Room 020
Help the Tech Activities Board collect supplies to donate to our troops overseas. Visit http://www.operationcarepackages.org/SupplyList.html to learn more about which items they need.
Monday, April 14
- Kick-off Event, SUB COURTYARD, 11:00-2:00 pm, hosted by Student Union and Activities and Collegiate 100
Come out to help us kick off Diversity Week! The Student Union and Activities department will be providing food (free with TTU ID, while supplies last) while Collegiate 100 showcases multicultural Greek and student organizations.
Make sure to stop by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s table to participate in their “I Know I Don’t Look Different, but…” event to learn what makes everyone different and then learn more about people and make a new friend in the Tech Activities Board’s “Make a Friend Ball Pit”.
- Deaf Bingo, SUB Food Pavilion, 7:00-8:00 pm, hosted by Student Disability Services.
Language doesn't have to be spoken. You can hear with your eyes and speak with your hands. Join us to celebrate diversity in language and people with this unique piece of Deaf culture! As participants in this bingo game, you will have the opportunity to learn a few ASL signs while playing bingo for prizes.
Tuesday, April 15
- “Tech ♥ Diversity” Games, SUB West Basement, 11:00-2:00 pm, hosted by Tech Activities Board
Let's get together and celebrate the diversity that encompasses Texas Tech. These mini games will be a series of interactive walk-by events that offer students the chance to see how diverse our student body is. “Tech ♥ Diversity “Games will include a Diversity Scavenger Hunt, a Privilege Line, and the opportunity to pin where you're from on a map of the world.
- Diversity Interactive Poster Exhibit, SUB Courtyard, 11:00-2:00 pm, hosted by Center for Campus Life
The Center for Campus Life is hosting a Diversity Poster Exhibit highlighting student-made posters from a variety of Student Organizations. The exhibit will take place in the SUB Courtyard on Tuesday, April 15th from 11-2 pm so come by during lunch!
- LGBTQIA Panel Presentation, TTUHSC Academic Classroom Bldg (ACB) 100, 12:00-1:00 pm, hosted by The Empathy & Advocacy Book Club, AMSA, & Office of Global Health
A panel discussion will address the challenges of the LGBTQIA community from the perspective of the patient, medical student, and healthcare provider. Free lunch from Aloha BBQ will be served to the first 75 attendees.
- Interfaith Panel Discussion: BYOD!, SUB Food Pavilion, 6:00-8:00 pm, hosted by Tech Pagan Student Union, Catholic Student Association, and Bhatki-Hindu Students at Tech
Come out to learn more about different faiths during the Interfaith Panel Discussion and Bring Your Own Dinner with you. Representatives from the Tech Pagan Student Union, Catholic Student Association, and Bhatki-Hindu Students at Tech student organizations will be available to answer any questions you may have.
- Dr. Michael Kimmel Public Talk, Mass Comm 359, 7:00 pm, hosted by Women’s Studies Program
“Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men” Dr. Kimmel is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University in New York. He is also the executive director at the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. Author of The Guy's Guide to Feminism and his most recent book, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2009) Kimmel also manages the online site, MARC: Men Advocating for Real Change, an online learning community for professionals committed to achieving equality in the workplace.
- “The Most Races Show on Earth” Comedy Show, Texas Tech University Museum Auditorium, 7:00 pm, hosted by Cross Cultural Academic Advancement Center
The Comedy Show will feature 3 comedians - Clayton English (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), Cory Fernandez (Comedy Central's Live at Gotham), and Daniel Tirado (StandUp NBC).
- “Documented” Movie screening, Lanier Auditorium at the Tech Law School, 8:30 pm, hosted by SGA Diversity Committee, TTU International Film Series, and Cross Cultural Academic Advancement Center
The film, which was written, produced and directed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, chronicles his experience as an undocumented immigrant and a crusader for immigration reform. Mr. Vargas will be in attendance at the showing for a Q&A session.
Stop by “Tech ♥ Diversity” Games and the Diversity Interactive Poster Exhibit for your chance to be entered into a raffle to win a prize basket!
Wednesday, April 16
- Stomping Out Stereotypes, SUB North Plaza, 10:00-2:00 pm, hosted by the Department of Psychology, TTU Gay-Straight Alliance, and Student Counseling Center
Come by and help us to stomp out some annoying stereotypes! We’ll cover the SUB’s North Plaza with stereotypes about different groups on-campus and top them with extra-large bubble wrap. You are invited to POP those bubbles and speak out against your least favorite stereotype!!
- Fajita Cookout, Free Speech Area, 11:00-2:00 pm, hosted by Hispanic Student Society
The Annual Hispanic Student Society Fajita Cookout has been a long standing tradition since the organization was founded in 1964. This event gives the organization the opportunity to fundraise, interact, and share their culture with the student body at Texas Tech University. With the support of local businesses and their donations, the organization grills, and fully cooks traditional Mexican fajitas onsite along with their homemade salsa. All proceeds benefit the Willie Enriquez Jr Memorial Endowment that provides scholarships to Hispanic Student Society members every year to promote retention.
- Exploring Cuisine Across The World, Barnes & Noble, 11:00-2:00 pm, hosted by Barnes & Noble
Come and experience two dramatically different cuisines at Barnes and Noble in the SUB. Sample delicious food from the two different cultures of Asia and Mexico.
- Wreck the Rec!, (Dynamic Dodgeball, Blindfolded Free Throw Contest, Ongoing Sit Volleyball Tournament, Climbing Wall Skill Clinic, and Aquatics Stroke Workshop for All Abilities [STROKE WORKSHOP 4:30-5:30 ONLY]), Rec Center and Leisure Pool,
4:30-7:00 pm, hosted by Recreational Sports and Association of Students About Service
Come join The Department of Rec Sports for a night full of fun recreational opportunities that typically aren't available. Open to all skill levels and abilities, the only requirement is that you bring a great attitude to contribute to the inclusive environment! Wreck the Rec!
- Quidditch Scrimmage, Intramural Fields, 6:00 pm, hosted by Recreational Sports
Come check out the Tech Quidditch Club in action. Anyone from athletes to Harry Potter fans will enjoy this nontraditional sport. They will be hosting a scrimmage in celebration of Diversity Week beginning at 6 pm on the Intramural Fields outside of the Rec Center.
Thursday, April 17
Difficult Dialogue- Student Perspective on the Racial Climate at TTU, SUB Escondido Theatre, 2:00-4:00 pm, hosted by the Student Counseling Center
Have you ever been on campus and had your race or the race of students around you be a focus of attention? Do you want a place to candidly talk about it?! If yes, this 2 hour dialogue is for you! Join the Student Counseling Center in an intensive student-focused conversation around racial identity and the racial climate on the TTU campus. We will explore the interplay between racial identity and classroom environment, dorm life, student activities, and university-wide representation. We will foster discussion of tensions and connections between and within ethnic groups to get a sense of the racial climate on campus.
- LGBTQIA Dinner and Movie Night, Academic Classroom Building (ACB) 110, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, hosted by The Empathy & Advocacy Book Club, AMSA, & Office of Global Health
Join us for a screening of “Southern Comfort”. The film will be followed by an interactive discussion between the audience and LGBTQIA community members. Free dinner from Pei Wei will be provided to the first 25 attendees.
- Celebration of Recovery, Center for the Study of Addiction & Recovery, 7:00 p.m.
Come join the Center for the Study of Addiction & Recovery for an open speaker meeting celebrating sobriety! Learn about unique situations other students face on our campus while they attend college living a substance free life. You'll hear a firsthand account of the journey from addiction to recovery, and witness fellow students receiving "chips" to celebrate recovery milestones.
- “Inocente” Film Screening (2013 Oscar Award Winner, Best Documentary Short Subject), SUB Mesa Room, 6:00-8:00 pm, part of the Conference on the Advancement of Women
In San Diego, a young teenage girl’s eyes stare into a compact mirror. She paints a dramatic black swirl around her eye. She never knows what her day will bring, but she knows at least it will always begin with paint. Inocente is an intensely personal and vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artist’s fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America, children. Neither sentimental nor sensational, Inocente will immerse you in the very real, day-to-day existence of a young girl who is battling a war that we rarely see. The challenges are staggering, but the hope in Inocente’s story proves that the hand she has been dealt does not define her, her dreams do.
- Keeping the Dream: Sharing Hope for Humanity, SUB Escondido Theatre, 8:30-9:30 pm, hosted by University Student Housing: Social Justice Education Committee
Keeping the Dream: Sharing Hope for Humanity is a twelve act show portraying scenes of what Texas Tech University students have personally experienced to reach their dream, and the trials they continue to face while keeping their dream alive. Through poetry, artistic expression, and musical performance, participants address their hope through diverse themes as it relates to their life and their unique experiences. Our vision is to share something in which everyone can connect. Hopes and dreams do not always come from beauty; hope and dreams can come through suffering as well. Keeping the Dream: Sharing Hope for Humanity is about being active in your community and in your world. The participants are advocates for change, on a small or big scale, and strive to empower others to make that change. Students will walk away from the event feeling passionate and inspired to go and share their hopes and dreams for the world.
- “Life in a Day,” SUB Escondido Theatre, 10:00 pm, hosted by RaiderThon
Director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and producer Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) team up to offer this candid snapshot of a single day on planet Earth. Compiled from over 80,000 YouTube submissions by contributors in 192 countries, Life in a Day presents a microcosmic view of our daily experiences as a global society. From the mundane to the profound, everything has its place as we spend 90 minutes gaining greater insight into the lives of people who may be more like us than we ever suspected, despite the fact that we're separated by incredible distances.
Friday, April 18
- Tech Loves Diversity Day!
Wear your 2014 Diversity Week shirt to show your support for diversity on Texas Tech University’s campus!
- “Women’s Studies on the Edge”: Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women, SUB Upper Level, Matador Room, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Keynote Speaker, SUB Matador Room, 1:00 p.m.
- Veteran and Family Tailgate, Grass area between Dan Law Field and Rawls College of Business, 4:30 pm, hosted by Military and Veteran Programs
- Veteran’s Baseball Game vs. Prairie View A&M @ 6:30 pm
Special thanks to our collaborating student organizations and departments:
ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS ABOUT SERVICE
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE
CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION
CENTER FOR CAMPUS LIFE
CROSS CULTURAL ACADEMIC ADVANCEMENT CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
HISPANIC STUDENT SOCIETY
MILITARY & VETERANS PROGRAMS
MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL
NSLDC STUDENT LEADERSHIP
STUDENT COUNSELING CENTER
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
STUDENT UNION & ACTIVITIES
TECH ACTIVITIES BOARD
TECH PAGAN STUDENT UNION
TTU ETHICS CENTER
TTU GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE
TTU INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES
UNIVERSITY STUDENT HOUSING
WOMEN’S STUDIES PROGRAM
For more information about Student Union & Activities Outreach, contact:
Student Union & Activities
Claire Maginness, Unit Coordinator
(806) 742-4708 | firstname.lastname@example.org