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Diversity Week

Diversity Week

Save the Date! March 21-25, 2016

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!

“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” –Maya Angelou

 

2015 Schedule Below

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WEEK-LONG EVENTS

Money Influences, hosted by Red to Black

Everyone has a connection to money in some way. Check out Red to Black's presentation featuring TTU students and how they learned their money messages. www.r2b.ttu.edu 


Ongoing Aquatics Drop In Session,
hosted by Recreational Sports

OrgSync Resources
¸ hosted by Center for Campus Life

#DigTheDifferencePoster Exhibit
¸ displayed throughout the Student Union Building, hosted by Center for Campus Life

The Center for Campus Life will have displays around the Student Union representing Student Organization’s impression of their differences. Look for them throughout the day and #DigTheDifference! Organizations interested in participating should email studentorgs@ttu.edu or call 806-742-8707.


Photo Contest
, displayed in the Hall of Nations in the International Cultural Center, hosted by the Office of International Affairs and K-12 Global Education Outreach

The Office of International Affairs, K-12 Global Education Outreach division is hosting a student photo exhibit. TTU students are encouraged to participate. The theme for the competition is taken from a quote by Maya Angelou- “In Diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Contact our office for additional information: kelley.coleman@ttu.edu or call 806.834.2931 
This is a great opportunity to show off your work and add an interesting line on your resume!

 

MONDAY, MARCH 23

Diversity Week Kick-Off, SUB North Plaza, 12:00-1:30 pm, hosted by the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement and the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs

The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement and the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs is pleased to host the Diversity Week Kick-Off Event which will include free food, entertainment and resources from various multicultural student organizations on the Texas Tech Campus. Please join us as we engage in conversation and networking to kick-off Diversity Week. This event is free and open to all.

Diversity Week Kickoff Flyer

GLBTQ Faculty/Staff Allies Training Part 1, Wellness Center Room 100, 2:00-4:00 pm, hosted by the Student Counseling Center and the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center

Want to learn how to become a more visible and supportive resource for the campus GLBTQ community? Come and join the TTU Student Counseling Center and Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center in allies training! Student allies training will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 5:30-8:30 pm in Rm. 100 of The Wellness Center. Faculty and staff allies training will be held in 2 parts on Monday, March 23, 2015 and Friday, March 27, 2015 both 2-4 pm in Rm. 100 of The Wellness Center. For more information and to register for the training, please contact Dr. Amanda Wheeler, Amanda.wheeler@ttu.edu.

Women of Color Discussion Group, Doak Hall Room 119, 5:15-6:15 pm, hosted by the Student Counseling Center in partnership with the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

Voices of Hope: Women of Color Discussion Group continues this semester! Come join in authentic, candid, and inviting discussion about your experiences as a woman of color at Tech. All races/ethnicities welcomed! Every Monday @ 5:15 in Doak Hall 119! Join us for an open session during diversity week on Monday, March 23, 2015. Voices of Hope: Women of Color Discussion Group is sponsored by the TTU Student Counseling Center, in partnership with the TTU Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement. For questions, please contact Dr. Kimberly Burdine, counseling psychologist at the TTU Student Counseling Center, kimberly.burdine@ttu.edu.


Diversity Through Dance,
Student Union Building Ballroom B, 7:00-8:00 pm, hosted by the Genki Club

With a diverse campus comes a diverse culture. There are many different dance groups existing on campus and some have come together to showcase what their group is about! See different dance performances featuring traditional and modern dance. Also look forward to the guest appearance from the Kendo club. This will all be taking place in Ballroom B in the SUB on March 23rd at 7pm.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24

The Global Concept of Time and Best Practices, Student Union Building Red Raider Lounge, 9:45-10:45 am, hosted by the Ethics Center

The concept of time varies from culture to culture. Please join us for a panel discussion about some expectations of time practice in the U.S., particularly at an academic setting, as well as share with us the concept or practices of time in your culture. The panelists will offer some information about physiology and tips to help better manage time for a successful college and professional career. This event is free and open to all.


Diversity in the Classroom,
Student Union Building Lubbock Room, 11:00-12:00 pm, hosted by the College of Education

Multicultural education is one of the most recent attempts to achieve curricular inclusion and it is defined as a variety of strategies used to accommodate cultural differences in teaching and learning. Instead of trying to create a melting pot, these approaches align with new metaphors that describe the classroom as a “tossed salad,” in which society recognizes and values each culture’s unique contribution while recognizing and building on the students’ cultural heritages. This workshop will address the importance of multicultural education and will provide with some strategies in which educators can apply in the classroom. Presented by Dr. Teddy Rodriguez.


“A Herstory of #BlackLivesMatter, Part II”
, SUB Escondido Theatre, 12:00-1:00 pm, hosted by the Women’s Studies Program

In the spirit of consciousness raising groups, join the Women’s Studies Program for a discussion on the building of the #BlackLivesMatter movement as seen from the eyes of Women of Color on our campus.  #BlackLivesMatter was created by Alicia Garza, Special Projects Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance following the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  This discussion will be Part II of what we began in February, recognizing Women of Black History.  Discussants include;  Brionne Dunham, Helen Hailu and Lizz Onasanya.  Join us to raise the collective voice of women and acknowledge while women share common experiences, emotions and moments, there are additional factors that affect our lives because of race, class, age, ability, sexual orientation, etc.  It is this consciousness that we remind others to view the systems of oppressive institutions as not only interrelated, but bound together and influenced by the intersectional systems of society. 


Green Zone Training,
Student Union Building Escondido Theatre, 1:30-3:00 pm, hosted by Military & Veterans Programs

This program will help students, faculty, and staff gain a better understanding of the student veteran population at Texas Tech.

The learning outcomes for this program are as follows: 
1. Describe the current veteran population at Texas Tech.
2. Summarize the benefits available for student veterans and their dependents.
3. Recognize issues commonly experienced by student veterans.
4. Identify referral resources available for student veterans.

GLBTQ Student Allies Training, Wellness Center Room 100, 5:30-8:30 pm, hosted by the Student Counseling Center and the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center

Want to learn how to become a more visible and supportive resource for the campus GLBTQ community? Come and join the TTU Student Counseling Center and Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center in allies training! Student allies training will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 5:30-8:30 pm in Rm. 100 of The Wellness Center. Faculty and staff allies training will be held in 2 parts on Monday, March 23, 2015 and Friday, March 27, 2015 both 2-4 pm in Rm. 100 of The Wellness Center. For more information and to register for the training, please contact Dr. Amanda Wheeler, Amanda.wheeler@ttu.edu.

Diversity in the Dark, Student Union Building Lubbock Room, 6:00-7:30 pm, hosted by the Social Justice Education Committee

Ever want to ask someone about diversity but felt like you couldn’t? Come and engage in a conversation about all things Diversity and Social Justice. There will be a panel of diverse social justice advocates to answer any and all questions related to social justice in an anonymous and stress-free environment. Oh, did we forget to mention… it’s all done in the dark.

 

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

Fajita Cookout, Free Speech Area, 10:00-2:00 pm, hosted by the Hispanic Student Society

Join the Hispanic Student Society for a Fajita Cookout in the Free Speech Area.  Beef and chicken fajitas will be available.  Combo meals will be $5, which includes 2 tacos, a drink, and chips and salsa.  If you just want 2 tacos, it will be $3. We will be accepting either cash or credit.


Empowerment Posing
, Student Union Building North Plaza, 11:00-2:00 pm, hosted by Department of Psychological Sciences, Student Counseling Center and TTU Gay-Straight Alliance

Come by the Student Union Building’s North Plaza Wednesday March 25th from 11a-2p to strike an “empowerment pose!” We’ll be showing you some confidence-boosting body language that you can adopt in your daily life to reduce stress and help present your best foot forward to others. You will then be invited to post a picture of yourself in this pose on the @techactivities twitter page – showing others on-campus how you proudly represent yourself in our diverse college atmosphere. Co-sponsored with Department of Psychological Sciences, Student Counseling Center, and TTU Gay-Straight Alliance.


Stomping Out Stereotypes
, Student Union Building North Plaza, 11:00-2:00 pm, hosted by Department of Psychological Sciences, Student Counseling Center and TTU Gay-Straight Alliance

Come by the Student Union Building’s North Plaza Wednesday March 25th from 11a-2p 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! POP! POP! those bubbles and speak out against your least favorite stereotype!! Co-sponsored with Department of Psychological Sciences, Student Counseling Center, and TTU Gay-Straight Alliance.


Exploring Cuisine Around the World
, Barnes & Noble, 11:00-1:00 pm, hosted by Barnes & Noble

Come to the Barnes & Noble in the SUB on Wednesday from 11am-2pm and sample delicious authentic Mexican food provided by Sigma Lambda.


Light the Way
, Student Union Building CopyMail, 11:00-1:00 pm, hosted by Tech Activities Board

Get a head start and decorate a lantern to showcase what makes you part of the diversity at Texas Tech! Your lantern will be displayed on Saturday night at “Celebrate Diversity!”


Photo Booth
, Free Speech Area, 12:00-2:00 pm, hosted by the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Lambda Theta Alpha

Stop by the photo booth to show your school pride and to take pictures to show how your nationality and ancestry plays a role in the diversity at Texas Tech University!


LGBTQ Response Wall
, Free Speech Area, 12:00-2:00 pm, hosted by TTU Gay-Straight Alliance and Lubbock’s Gay Straight Art Alliance

You have opinions, and we want them on the Wall! Share your answers to the difficult questions facing TTU students by writing on the Wall created by TTU Gay Straight Alliance and Lubbock's Gay Straight Art Alliance. We will be in the Free Speech Area in front of the SUB on March 25th from 12pm-2pm. Swing by and share your view!


Panel Discussion
, Student Union Building Ballroom B, 3:00-4:00 pm, hosted by the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement

Are you interested in making an impact at Texas Tech? Do you want the voice of your organization heard? Join us as we take the next steps to advance social justice and diversity at Texas Tech.


Quidditch Game, TTU Rugby Fields, 5:00-6:00 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.


Dear White People
Film Screening, Human Sciences Room 169, 7:00-10:00 pm, hosted by the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement

“A satire about being a black face in a white place”
A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students.   With tongue planted firmly in check, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.
A panel discussion will take place following the movie.
Join in on the conversation by following #DearTexasTech
This event is free and being held in conjunction with #TTUDiversity15 (Diversity Week)
Feel free to RSVP on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/790287121052225/
For more information contact crosscultural@ttu.edu   806-742-8681


MGC Stroll Off
, Urbanovsky Pavilion, 6:00-9:00 pm, hosted by Multicultural Greek Council

Interested to know what goes on in a stroll? Don’t know what a stroll is?  Come see what the Texas Tech Multicultural Greek Council is all about while we step, stroll, and salute to show our MGC pride! There will be music, prizes, and a great performance by many of our multicultural Fraternities and Sororities!

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THURSDAY, MARCH 26

Unanswered Questions, Student Union Building Escondido Theatre,11:00-1:00 pm, hosted by Student Government Association

Eager to understand the world around you? Ever wonder how the economic and political ramifications of a global event influence the United States? Curious to learn about how or why people in Asia and the Middle East carry on their traditions to this day and how those traditions shape their personalities? For answers to all these questions and more please join the Texas Tech University Student Government Association’s Diversity Committee as they host the Dialog Institute Southwest. This institute grew out of the need to address the question, "How can citizens of the world live in peace and harmony?" It was established in 2002 as a non-profit organization. Scholars and experts from the Institute along with Texas Tech renowned faculty are excited to answer your questions on politics, economics, religion, society, and world news in order to bring us one step closer to living in peace and build understanding between one another.. For those interested in submitting questions or areas of inquisition please e-mail them to mark.b.haddad@ttu.edu and saba.nafees@ttu.edu.

Take a Seat, Make a Friend, Free Speech Area, 11:00-3:00 pm, hosted by the Residence Halls Association

Come join the RHA Leadership Inclusion Team at Take A Seat, Make A Friend. We will provide you with an opportunity to meet new people, learn new things about different cultures, all while sitting in a ball pit! Come join us for a very special Throwback Thursday with a flashback to your childhood! For more information check out the Take A Seat, Make A Friend videos on YouTube.


Light the Way,
Student Union Building CopyMail, 11:00-1:00 pm, hosted by Tech Activities Board

Get a head start and decorate a lantern to showcase what makes you part of the diversity at Texas Tech! Your lantern will be displayed on Saturday night at “Celebrate Diversity!”


Reconciliation in the “Gays vs. Christians” Debate: Difficult Dialogue on Christian Allyhood
, Student Union Building Red Raider Lounge, 1:00-3:00 pm, hosted by the Student Counseling Center and the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center

Join the TTU Student Counseling Center and the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center in a thought-provoking dialogue focused on reconciliation in the “gays vs. Christians” debate. We will engage in discussion and explore the question of whether gay and Christian identities can co-exist. Specifically, discussion will focus on the following topics: 1) acknowledgement of the pain and trauma that LBGTQ students face in Christian opposition to queer-identity and gay civil rights, 2) acknowledgment of how homophobia and sexism are experienced in religious communities and university settings, and 3) exploration of the conflict that emerges when people attempt to embrace Christian values while being allies. The event will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 1 pm in the Red Raider Lounge of the SUB. For more information please contact Dr. Kimberly Burdine, Kimberly.burdine@ttu.edu.


Recovery Panel, Student Union Building Senate Room, 2:00-3:00 pm, hosted by Association of Students About Service

The diversity of being a person in recovery for an addiction is not often known or talked about. Come here from a panel of Texas Tech students in recovery and the resiliency they find in their diversity. After the students share, there will be a chance to ask questions.

Battle of the Sexes, Agricultural Education Building Room 102, 5:30-7:00, hosted by MentorTech

Come out to Battle of the Sexes, a fun and interactive way to learn about different cultures and issues! This game show will have guys and girls competing against each other in order to win prizes.


ONE RACE, many cultures, ONE LOVE!!!: Film Screening and Q&A
, Student Union Building Escondido Theatre, 6:30-8:00 pm, hosted by the Student Counseling Center, Brionne Dunham, Women of Color, Women’s Studies Program

Come watch a video created by Brionne Dunham, freshman in Media Strategies and Women’s Studies, where she interviewed TTU students, faculty, and staff on their reactions to social justice issues at TTU. Brionne also asked participants how TTU can create more unity and encourage more students to share their cultural experiences beyond black history month. We will watch the film and then have Q&A focused on unity and how to overcome oppression and segregation among various cultural communities at TTU. The event will be held Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:30-8 pm in the Escondido Theatre of the SUB. For more information, please contact Dr. Kimberly Burdine, Kimberly.burdine@ttu.edu. This event is supported by TTU Student Counseling Center's Women of Color Discussion Group and TTU Women Studies.

Belly Dance and Salsa Workshop, Rec Center Room 114, 7:15-8:15 pm, hosted by Recreational Sports

Join Bryanne Verlarde (Belly Dance) and Jaime Cantu (Salsa Dance) in a 30 minute per format introductory workshop of the basic moves of Belly Dance and Salsa Dance. The workshop will highlight the on-going classes that the Student Recreational Center offers. These classes are concentrated in technique and form of these dances.


Late Night Movie: Annie, Student Union Building Escondido Theatre, 10:00 pm, hosted by Tech Habitat for Humanity

Tech Habitat is a service organization dedicated to serving the community and fulfilling the goal of eliminating substandard housing for low income families in the Lubbock community by building safe and affordable houses. Tech Habitat would like to invite you to join them in watching the premiere of Annie. We hope that you come out and learn more about what we do and how we would like to help you serve your campus and city community.


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FRIDAY, MARCH 27
TECH LOVES DIVERSITY DAY

Wear your 2015 Diversity Week shirt to show your support for diversity on Texas Tech University’s campus!

Henna Tattoos, Free Speech Area, 10:00-2:00 pm, hosted by Tech Kahaani

Tech Kahaani, the first official Bollywood dance team on campus will be doing free Henna designs on students in the Free Speech Area. Henna is applied as a temporary tattoo and is a great way to express yourself and add a bit of decoration to who you are!

What Makes You Diverse Hand Board, Student Union Building across from Main Info and Barnes & Noble, 11:00-3:00 pm, hosted by Student Union & Activities and Panhellenic

Join the Student Union & Activities department and Panhellenic to show what makes you diverse then stop by later to see how the diversity of Texas Tech University all comes together to make us one big community.


Rainbow Roundtable with TTUGSA
, Student Union Building Ballroom B, 12:00-1:00 pm, hosted by Women’s Studies Program, Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, TTU Gay-Straight Alliance

Join us in Ballroom B in the SUB Friday, March 27th from 12-1 and share your thoughts and experiences as we discuss the hardships faced by the Trans*, LGBTQ People of Color, and Tech LGBTQ populations. From high profile cases to situations swept under the rug, discrimination affects every person and every life differently. We will discuss what can be done as a community and as an individual to eliminate discrimination across all communities. Co-sponsored with the Women's Studies Program and Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center.


GLBTQ Faculty/Staff Allies Training PART 2,
Wellness Center Room 100, 2:00-4:00 pm, hosted by Student Counseling Center and Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center

Want to learn how to become a more visible and supportive resource for the campus GLBTQ community? Come and join the TTU Student Counseling Center and Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center in allies training! Student allies training will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 5:30-8:30 pm in Rm. 100 of The Wellness Center. Faculty and staff allies training will be held in 2 parts on Monday, March 23, 2015 and Friday, March 27, 2015 both 2-4 pm in Rm. 100 of The Wellness Center. For more information and to register for the training, please contact Dr. Amanda Wheeler, Amanda.wheeler@ttu.edu.

Photo Contest Reception, Hall of Nations at the International Cultural Center, 4:00-5:00 pm, hosted by the Office of International Affairs and K-12 Global Education Outreach

The Office of International Affairs, K-12 Global Education Outreach unit will host a Diversity Photo Contest Reception on March 27th from 4:00-5:00 PM at the International Cultural Center- Hall of Nations. Winning photos will be on display in the Hall of Nations at the International Cultural Center during Diversity Week.


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SATURDAY, MARCH 28

Come and See, The Museum of Texas Tech University’s Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, 10:30-12:00 pm, hosted by the Museum of Texas Tech University and the Museum and Heritage Students Association

Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery, curator of the Clothing and Textiles Collection of the Museum of Texas Tech University, presents treasures in the collection from designer clothing to quilts and more. 

“Come and See” programs are free, but to ensure you have a seat please RSVP with your name and number in your party to 806-834-5146.  Please park on the west side of the Museum and enter through the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court.  For additional information, contact Dr. Montgomery at marian.ann.montgomery@ttu.edu or www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/ 
Refreshments will be served after the program, sponsored by the Museum and Heritage Students Association.

Celebrate Diversity!, TTU Rec Fields and Urbanovsky Park, 4:00-9:00 pm, hosted by the South Asian Student Association and the Tech Activities Board

Join us as we wrap up Diversity Week!  Holi will begin at 4:00 on the TTU Rec Fields presented by the South Asian Student Association.  The Diversity Showcase will begin after Holi and the Light the Way lanterns that were made during Diversity Week will be on display.

Holi, the Festival of Colors, is where family and friends throw colored powders at each other to celebrate the coming of spring. The Festival of Colors will also include cultural performances, music, free food and t-shirts. Please dress in clothing you do not mind getting dirty. The traditional dress asks people to wear white to the Festival of Colors. White Holi t-shirts will be available for free at the Festival of Colors.

 

Sponsoring Organizations & Depts:

Association of Students About Service
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Center for Campus Life
College of Education
Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center
Department of Natural Resources Management
Department of Psychological Sciences
Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity, & Community Engagement
Genki Club
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Student Society
International Cultural Center
K-12 Global Education Outreach
Lambda Theta Alpha
MentorTech
Military & Veterans Programs
Multicultural Greek Council
Museum and Heritage Students Association
Museum of Texas Tech University
Office of Community Engagement
Office of International Affairs
Panhellenic
Pegasus
Rawls College of Business
Recreational Sports
Red to Black
Residence Halls Association
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
South Asian Student Association
Student Counseling Center
Student Government Association
Student Union & Activities
Tech Activities Board
Tech Habitat for Humanity
Tech Kahaani
TTU Chess Program
TTU Ethics Center
TTU Gay-Straight Alliance
University Student Housing
Women’s Studies Program


 

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For more information about Student Union & Activities Outreach, contact:

Student Union & Activities
Claire Maginness, Unit Coordinator
(806) 742-4708 | claire.maginness@ttu.edu