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Diversity Week

Diversity Week

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!

“Diversity: The art of thinking independently together.” –Malcolm Forbes

2016 Schedule

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WEEK-LONG EVENTS

#DisplayYourDifferences Poster Display
Hosted by Student Involvement
How do you #DisplayYourDifferences? Check out how some of the Student Organizations on campus display their differences by looking for the posters displayed throughout the SUB during Diversity Week.- All week long throughout the SUB


What is Recreation to You?
Hosted by the Rec Center
Student Recreation Center
Come by the TTU Rec Center and tell us what you do for recreation and what it means to you. This prompted wall will be posted throughout the entrance hallway all week during Diversity Week. Questions about the poster, please email Laura Thomas at laura.w.thomas@ttu.edu.


What Makes You Different?
Hosted by the Rec Center
Student Recreation Center
Come by the TTU Rec Center and tell us what makes you different and how you build confidence in your differences. This can be in reference to recreation, student organizations, family, background, anything!! This prompted wall will be posted throughout the main hallway all week during Diversity Week. Questions about the poster, please email Laura Thomas at laura.w.thomas@ttu.edu.


Cultural Attire
Hosted by International Student Council
Students do you want to showcase aspects of your culture? Now is your chance. You’re invited to wear your cultural attire throughout Diversity Week 2016. Students send us your pictures using #Diversity2016 and be entered to win a prize.
Each student is limited to 1 picture.

Diversity Videos
hosted by the International Student Council
Ever wonder what it is like for international students here at Texas Tech? Now is your chance to find out. ISC will be interviewing international students all throughout Diversity Week, asking them various questions dealing with their culture, their experience, thoughts and perception of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, and what makes them diverse.


24-hour Crisis Hotline: 742-5555

 

MONDAY, MARCH 21

11:00-2:00 PM
Where Are You From Wall

hosted by the Tech Activities Board
SUB Main Info
Celebrate your diversity by pinning your location of origin on the world map to help show the diversity we have on campus.


11:00-12:00 PM
#MoneyMonday
hosted by Red to Black
SUB CopyMail
Help us breakdown stereotypes by identifying & responding to different message about money. Stop by our booth in the SUB across from Copy Mail to participate and win some prizes!


12:00-1:30 PM
Diversity Week Kick-Off
hosted by the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement
SUB North Plaza
The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement 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 Kick-Off


2:00-5:00 PM
I am…
hosted by the Tech Activities Board
SUB Courtyard
Diversity is a beautiful thing and you are a part of it! Come out and contribute to Texas Tech’s diversity by customizing your own word art wall decoration that reflects who you are. Free with TTU Student ID.


6:00-9:00 PM
Jordan Carlos featuring Dancers With Soul

hosted by the Tech Activities Board & Dancers With Soul
SUB Red Raider Ballroom
Who said diversity has to be boring? Come out and listen to comedian Jordan Carlos from “Guy Code” provide a comedic spin to diversity in modern day society. Also enjoy special dance performances and interactive dance lessons! Free with TTU Student ID.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 22

11:00-2:00 PM
Where Are You From Wall
hosted by the Tech Activities Board
SUB Main Info
Celebrate your diversity by pinning your location of origin on the world map to help show the diversity we have on campus and decorate your own I Am... Mosaic Board with paint pens while supplies last!


11:00-3:00 PM
LGBTQ Response Wall
hosted by the TTU Gay-Straight Alliance
Free Speech Area
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. We will be in the free speech area in front of the SUB on March 23rd from 11pm-2pm. Swing by and share your view!


3:30-4:30 PM
Facilitating Inclusive Conversations with Your Students
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*Intended Audience: Faculty or Staff
SUB Mesa Room
Must RSVP at https://orgsync.com/2028/events/1296396/occurrences/2906295 Join Student Involvement and the RISE office as they provide resources and tools on how to navigate and facilitate inclusive conversations with your students.- Gender Neutral bathrooms will be located in the east basement by the FSL offices


5:00-7:00 PM
Passionate Politics: The Life & Work of Charlotte Bunch
hosted by the Women’s Studies Program
SUB Red Raider Ballroom
In celebration of Women's History Month, PASSIONATE POLITICS brings Charlotte's story to life, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights, front and center, on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960's struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today.


7:00-9:00 PM
Diversity in the Dark

hosted by the Social Justice Education Committee of University Student Housing
SUB Red Raider Lounge
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.


7:00 PM
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

hosted by the Division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs, the College of Education, the Honors College, and the College of Human Sciences
SUB Allen Theater
A documentary following the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment. After the film stay tuned for a Q&A with the director Sara Hirsh Bordo. Find more information at http://imwithlizzie.com

Lizzie Velasquez Story

 

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23


11:00-2:00 PM
Where Are You From Wall
hosted by the Tech Activities Board
SUB Main Info
Celebrate your diversity by pinning your location of origin on the world map to help show the diversity we have on campus and decorate your own I Am... Mosaic Board with paint pens while supplies last!.

11:00-12:00 PM
Title IX for Specialized Populations
hosted by RISE -TLPDC 153
Join Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE), the Dean of Students Office, Student Resolution Center, the Student Counseling Center, and the Gender Equity Council in the TLPDC for a discussion of how Title IX protects and addresses some of our specialized populations on campus, including LGBTQ students, faculty and staff, pregnant students, and others.  This event is open to all TTU Faculty & Staff. Registration is required, and lunch is provided. Please register at http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=1427

12:00-1:00 PM
Facilitating Inclusive Conversations with Your Students*
Intended Audience: Faculty or Staff*
SUB Mesa Room
Must RSVP at https://orgsync.com/2028/events/1296399/occurrences/2906298 Join Student Involvement and the RISE office as they provide resources and tools on how to navigate and facilitate inclusive conversations with your students

2:00-3:00 PM
Veteran’s Panel
hosted by Military & Veterans Program
SUB Escondido Theater
For decades, the United States military has been at the forefront of social change leading the way in embracing diversity and equality.  Come out and learn more from our panel of student veterans, reserve and active duty members who will share their experiences and perspectives on diversity in the military and also the challenges they face in adapting to student life.  You are welcome to join us to meet some of the honorable young men and women from the local area who currently serve, and veteran students on campus who have served our nation.

3:00-5:00 PM
Student Ally Training
hosted by the Student Counseling Center
SUB Red Raider Lounge
Want to learn to become a more visible and supportive resource for the campus GLBTQ community?  Come and join the TTU Student Counseling Center in allies training!  Student allies training will be held on Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00-5:00 PM in the SUB Red Raider Lounge.  For more information and to register for the training, please contact Dr. Amanda Wheeler, amanda.wheeler@ttu.edu.


CANCELED - Quidditch Tournament
hosted by the Texas Tech Quidditch Club


6:00-8:00 PM
Passionate Politics: The Life & Work of Charlotte Bunch
hosted by the Women’s Studies Program & the Department of Psychological Sciences
Human Sciences Room 169
In celebration of Women's History Month, PASSIONATE POLITICS brings Charlotte's story to life, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights, front and center, on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960's struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today.

8:00-10:30 PM
Drag Show
hosted by the Residence Hall Association, TTU Gay-Straight Alliance, the Cross Cultural Academic Advancement Center, PFLAG & RISE
SUB Red Raider Ballroom
Come see this amazing show as professional and amateur Lubbock drag queens perform LIVE! The event is open to the TTU and Lubbock community! Gender-neutral restrooms will be available and the TTU Band Lot, just south of the SUB, will be open for parking. General entry is FREE, or you can get early VIP entry at 7:30pm with a TTU Drag Show 2016 wristband ($1 pre-sale, contact TTUGSA@gmail.com, $2 at the door). Donations are highly encouraged as all proceeds go toward the PFLAG - Lubbock scholarship. Come out and enjoy the TTU Drag Show 2016!

 

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24

11:00-1:00 PM
Stomping Out Stereotypes
hosted by Department of Psychological Sciences and the TTU Gay-Straight Alliance
SUB North Plaza
Come 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!!

1:00-2:00 PM
Campus Resource Fair
SUB Red Raider Ballroom
Come check out some of the resources available to you as a Texas Tech student.

1:00-2:00 PM
Student Organization Fair

hosted by Student Involvement
SUB Red Raider Ballroom
Come meet some of the Student Orgs at Texas Tech! Find out ways to #GetConnected to Tech.

7:00-8:00 PM
Celebration of Recovery

hosted by the Center for the Study of Addiction & Recovery
Come join us 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. Taking photos during this event is not permitted.

7:00-9:00 PM
Fifty Years on Social Justice in America

hosted by the Cross Cultural Academic Advancement Center
SUB Red Raider Ballroom
Fifty years ago there were seven million Hispanics in the United States. By next year the spending power of the now more than fifty-five million Latinos will be one-and-a-half trillion. Can a Latino President be far behind? Latinos Shaping A Nation tells the stories of the amazing contributions the Latino community has made, and continues to make, in our daily lives.

50 Years

10:00-Midnight
Thursday Night Movie: Spare Parts
hosted by Panhellenic Council
SUB Escondido Theater
Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country's reigning robotics champion, MIT. Free with TTU Student ID. Limited seating.

 


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FRIDAY, MARCH 25
TECH LOVES DIVERSITY DAY

10:30-3:30 PM
Blood Drive
hosted by United Blood Services and the Tech Activities Board
In front of the SUB
Stop by the bloodmobile to learn about the diversity amongst blood donors, the different blood types, and why it is important to have donors from all backgrounds. Find the hero in you and take part in the Diversity Week Blood Drive. 

11:00-12:00 PM
International Technical Communication Panel
presented by the Texas Tech student chapter of the Society for Technical Communication
SUB Senate Room
This panel will feature five presenters reflecting on their experiences communicating across cultures with a question and answer session. Our panelists are Dr. Rich Rice (Associate Professor, Technical Communication), Dr. Kanika Batra (Associate Professor, Literature), Dr. Bolanle Olaniran (Professor, Media and Communication Studies), Brandy Bippes (PhD student, Technical Communication), and Sophie Frankel and Tim Salau (Technical Communication majors). Dr. Rice’s talk is titled “Developing Intercultural Communication Competence through Multimodal Essays” and will focus on Indian culture. Dr. Batra’s presentation will focus on Race and Queer studies in an international setting. Ms. Bippes will share her experiences as a technical communicator in Shanghai during a study abroad program. Ms. Frankel and Mr. Salau’s joint presentation will discuss their experiences collaborating in small groups with Italian students to design documentation.  Dr. Olaniran will contribute a currently untitled presentation.

11:00-3:00 PM
What Makes You Diverse Hand Board
hosted by Student Union & Activities and Student Government Association
SUB Main Info
The Student Government Association is wanting to hear what makes our fellow Red Raiders diverse!  Come visit us in the SUB on March 25th between the hours of 11:00AM and 3:00PM next to the main info desk to share with us! Members of the SGA Diversity Committee will be eager to hear what you have to say and together we can learn what makes Texas Tech a diverse and inclusive campus for all by adding our stories to the What Makes You Diverse wall.

5:30-7:30 PM
Graduate Center Open House International Hour
hosted by the Graduate Student Advisory Council
Graduate Student Center
Join the Graduate Student Advisory Council for Diversity House! The event will take place on Friday March 25th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the graduate student center (located in the basement of the West wing of the administration building). The center's doors will be open and all students and faculty are welcome. GSAC along with other student organizations will offer snacks and drinks unique to the various cultures each organization represents. There will also be other interactive cultural activities. GSAC recognizes the importance of our diverse student population and will be celebrating on the last day of Diversity Week with this networking come-and-go event. We hope to see you there! For more information or if your organization is interested in participating, please contact GSAC’s Student Wellness & Advocacy Commission Chair, Sid Bhatti at sid.bhatti@ttuhsc.edu

 

 


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Diversity Week 2016 Participants:

Student Union & Activities
Tech Activities Board
International Cultural Center
International Student Council
Red to Black
Center for Campus Life
Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity, & Community Engagement
Dancers With Soul
TTU Gay-Straight Alliance
Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE)
University Student Housing
Student Counseling Center
Residence Hall Association
College of Education
Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center
Department of Psychological Sciences
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
Recreational Sports
Student Government Association
TTU Chess Program
Women’s Studies Program
Center for the Study of Addiction & Recovery
Interfraternity Council
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Society for Technical Communication
Graduate Student Advisory Council
Honors College
College of Human Sciences
Division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs
United Blood Services

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

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