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Diversity Week


 

Texas Tech Diversity Week

March 19-25, 2018

A week dedicated to celebrating and understanding the importance of diversity throughout the community and Texas Tech University.  Join  student organizations and departments across campus to celebrate diversity all week long!

"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." - J.K. Rowling

Thanks to all the groups that helped put together this year's Diversity Week!

Arabic Club
Arabs Without Borders
Body Project
Center for Campus Life
Chi Pi Omega Multicultural Sorority
Chinese Club
Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures
Department of Psychological Studies
Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Filipina Student Association
First Generation & Mentoring Programs
French Club
German Club
Graduate Society of Applied Linguistics
Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)
Hillel
Hispanic Student Society
Hospitality
IDEAL
Identity & Resistance in Global Contexts Digital Archive
Kappa Delta Chi
LGBTQIA
Mentor Tech
Office of Academic Enrichment
Office of LGBTQIA
Persian Student Association
Rec Sports - FitWell
Redeemer College Ministry
Residence Hall Association
RISE
Russian Club
Saudi Students Association
Silent Raiders & American Sign Language Teachers
Spanish Club
Staff Senate
Student Activities Board
Student Counseling Center
Student Disability Services
Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
Student Government Association
Student Involvement
Student Union & Activities
Tech Gender & Sexuality Association
TTU Chess
UMI (Unidos por un Mismo Idioma)
United Blood Services
Women's & Gender Studies

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All Week

Unity Post-It Note Wall
Across from Barnes & Noble

Monday, March 19

10-10:50am
Open Classroom - GERM 2312 - Literature of the Holocaust: Topic: "The Banality of Evil"
CMLL 105

A few Classic & Modern Languages & Literatures professors have opened their classrooms to visitors. In this Open Classroom Session, students will learn about how and why "ordinary people" participated in the oppression and persecution of diverse groups during the Third Reich.

11am-4pm
United Blood Drive
Red Raider Lounge

Save up to three lives with 1 blood donation! Support the local community & donate blood! Schedule an appointment ahead of time at https://www.bloodhero.com/index.cfm?group=op&expand=764301&zc=79409 or walk-ins welcome.

11am-3pm
Talk Dirty to Me - Microaggressions Activity
Department of Psychological Studies

Do you know how some of the things you might say without thinking in everyday conversations may be perceived as nasty, and even hurtful, by your peers? Come learn about microaggressions and how they might sound when inserted into everyday conversations. This interactive activity will allow participants to identify colloquial statements containing microaggressions and match each to the dirty, underlying message that may be implied by such a remark.

12-1:30pm
Diversity Week Kick-Off
Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
UPDATE: SUB Courtyard

Join us for 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.

3pm-4pm
Family Matters: Family Structures in the 21st Century 
Phil Eiseman - Student Counseling Center 
SUB Mesa Room

5:30-6:30pm
Fitness Classes in Native Languages
Pilates
TTU Rec Center Room 121

Join the Rec FitWell instructors as they teach fitness classes in their native language!

5-7pm
Film Screening & Discussion: 'Born in Absurdistan'
Dr. Alec Cattell, Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures
Human Sciences 169

It all begins with a mistake, an error with serious consequences: in a hospital the new-born babies of an Austrian couple and a Turkish family of immigrant workers are mixed up and go home with the wrong parents. By the time the mistake comes to light, it emerges that the Turkish family, including the baby, has been deported. The despairing Austrian couple begins a confusing odyssey through Turkey in order to track down the unsuspecting family to their native village. But they are not at all convinced that the babies have been mixed up. It is decided that the only way to know for sure is to have a blood test done. It is decided that the blood work is done in Vienna due to the better medical resources, but that will be far from simple. *It will involve an illegal smuggling of the Turks across the Austrian border.

 Tuesday, March 20

11am-4pm
United Blood Drive
Red Raider Lounge

Save up to three lives with 1 blood donation! Support the local community & donate blood! Schedule an appointment ahead of time at https://www.bloodhero.com/index.cfm?group=op&expand=806606&zc=79409 or walk-ins welcome.

11:30-1:30p
Great American Meat Out at Texas Tech
Hospitality & Student Government Association
SUB Copy/Mail

Be part of celebrating The Great American Meatout at Texas Tech! Enjoy 3 vegan food choices and a cooking demo from Chef Dewey!

11am-2pm
(Her)story is History
Women's History Month Tabling - FREE prizes to those that participate.
TTU SUB Courtyard

Women are half the human race, and they're half of history, as well. History helps us learn who we are, but when we don't know our own history, our power and dreams are immediately diminished. Stop by our table and take a chance on what you know and what you don't know about the impact(s) women have made throughout history yesterday, today and tomorrow.

12-1:15pm
Allies Program: Faculty Panel on Experiences with LGBTQIA Individuals & Topics of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Office of LGBTQIA
TLPDC 153 - Registration Requested: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=1895

How can you be an authentic ally to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) students? Efforts to sustain an inclusive educational environment for LGBTQIA students are rewarding and appreciated, but can be challenging. Join us for an engaging and thoughtful discussion with new and experienced faculty and staff panelists as they share stories from their classrooms and our campus. This "2.0" session will discuss proactive strategies for experiences you encounter living "a day in the life" of an authentic ally.

2-4pm
Diversity Fair
SUB Red Raider Ballroom

Meet 30+ various Student Organizations and On-Campus Departments to learn about and connect with ways to get involved with diversity and inclusion initiatives across campus. Learn about resources, organizations, and events at Texas Tech geared towards diversity and inclusion.

3-4pm
Staff Senate Diversity Week Faculty/Staff Speaker Series
Staff Senate
SUB Mesa Room

Listen to Dr. Hugo Garcia as he talks about hot topics in Higher Education as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion. RSVP 

5:30-6:30pm
Fitness Classes in Native Languages
Fuego: Booty Burn Class
Rec Room 116

Join the Rec FitWell instructors as they teach fitness classes in their native language!

5:30-7pm
What I Wish I Knew...
Mentor Tech
Education Building Basement 001

You're invited to join Mentor Tech to hear from an elite panel of Mentor Tech alumni, during the "What I Wish I Knew" workshop, as they share what they wish they had known prior to graduating and entering into the workforce!

7pm
Queer Reels, Real Topics Film Series: "Training Rules"
Office of LGBTQIA & Women & Gender Studies
SUB Lubbock Room

Rene Portland had three training rules during her 26 years coaching basketball at Pennsylvania State University - no drinking, no drugs and no lesbians. Training Rules, examines how a wealthy athletic department, enabled by the silence of a complacent university, allowed talented athletes, thought to be gay, to be dismissed from their college team.

In 2006, student athlete Jennifer Harris, in conjunction with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, filed charges against Pennsylvania State University and basketball coach Rene Portland for discrimination based on sexual orientation. This lawsuit inspired others whose lives were shattered during Coach Portland's reign to come forward. The film focuses on these individuals and investigates why organizations, established to protect these athletes have done so little to end this common form of victimization. Training Rules serves as a wake-up call to the many athletic departments nationwide that still discriminate against their student athletes and coaches.

7-9pm
Karaoke Night with Redeemer College Ministry & Lubbock Impact
SUB Ballroom

Join Redeemer College Ministry & Lubbock Impact for Karaoke night!

Wednesday, March 21

10am-2pm
Fajita Cookout
Free Speech Gazebo
Hispanic Student Society

Join the Hispanic Student Society for their Fajita Cookout!

12pm-2pm
Bead Who You Are
SUB Courtyard
Student Activities Board

Express your identity through making a keychain that is just as unique as you are! Learn about various pieces of identity and how each one of us expresses and values aspects of identity in different ways.

Identity & Resistance in Global Contexts Digital Archive Informational Table

Identity - individual, collective, cultural, and national - is one of the most important aspects of human life, yet its expression is often taken for granted. However, it is also an aspect that quickly becomes pronounced and debated in times of conflict. Faculty from five colleges at Texas Tech are collaborating to address challenges related to population and conflict through classes, a symposium, an exhibition, a concert, and a digital archive. This archive is intended as a resource for students, scholars, policymakers, businesspeople, and citizens who are working to understand and address these challenges today. Learn more at https://www.depts.ttu.edu/globalcommunications/irgc/

12:10pm
Fitness Classes in Native Languages
Pilates
TTU Rec Center Room 121

Join the Rec FitWell instructors as they teach fitness classes in their native language!

8pm (Doors open at 7pm)
9th Annual Drag Show
Residence Hall Association & Gender and Sexuality Association
SUB Ballroom

It's the 9th annual TTU Drag Show! Come see this amazing show as professional drag queens from Lubbock's own Club Pink and Club Luxor perform live with TTU student amateur acts && Hosted by a SPECIAL RUPAUL's DRAG RACE QUEEN (Big 'RuVeal' coming soon). The event is open to the TTU and Lubbock community. Gender-neutral restrooms will be available. VIP tickets can be purchased through RHA & GSA-guaranteeing you a seat at the show, giveaways, and meet & greet with all queens post-show.

Thursday, March 22

11am-3pm
TieDye-evrsity with RISE
RISE
SUB Courtyard

Red Raiders come out to show your diversity during Diversity Week 2018. RISE will be hosting a custom tie dye station at the SUB Courtyard for students to make their own shirts!

12pm-1pm
Staff Senate Diversity Week Faculty/Staff Speaker Series
Staff Senate
SUB Mesa Room

Listen to Dr. Kent Wilkinson as he talks about hot topics in Higher Education as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion. RSVP here!

12-1pm
Allies Program Session on the Intersectionality of Faith and LGBTQIA Lives
Office of LGBTQIA
SUB Canyon Room

Students, faculty, and staff make important choices to strengthen the inclusivity of the Texas Tech Campus. These actions range from the checking our assumptions, educating ourselves and others, offering solutions when needed, and connecting with available resources to support the LGBTQIA community. Throughout the year, a variety of training opportunities are offered by the Office of LGBTQIA. These trainings include becoming an ally for beginners all the way to more advanced, topic-focused trainings. Some trainings are tailored to specific audiences.  Registration Requested

11a-1p
Henna Art
Graduate Student Advisory Council
SUB Copy/Mail

Come get Henna across from Copy/Mail in the SUB provided by GSAC

6-9pm
Lotería Night
Unidos Por Un Mismo Idioma (UMI)
SUB Matador Room

Join UMI for a night of FUN & Lotería - a game similar to Bingo originating from Mexico!

7pm
Production of 'Hir'
Office of LGBTQIA
Qualia Stage, Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures Building

10pm
Late Night Movie: Coco
Student Activities Board
SUB Escondido Theatre

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

 

Friday, March 23

10-10:50am
Open Classroom - CHIN 2302 - A Second Course in Chinese; Topic - Chinese Culture
CMLL 101

A few Classic & Modern Languages & Literatures professors have opened their classrooms to visitors. In this Open Classroom Session, Chinese students will give presentations on two Chinese culture topics (Opium Wars and Chinese Food and Snacks). The presentations will include some Chinese but will mostly be in English.

11am-1pm
Chess in the Free Speech  
Free Speech Area
TTU Chess

12-1:20pm
Bear Witness: When #SayHerName is Not Enough
SUB

Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias - and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice. We will view the short TED Talk "The Urgency of Intersectionality" to help guide our discussion of this topic.

1-1:50pm
Open Classroom - CHIN 4300 - Individual Problems in Chinese; Topic - Chinese Families
CMLL 101

A few Classic & Modern Languages & Literatures professors have opened their classrooms to visitors. In this Open Classroom Session, Chinese students will present their oral projects as video clips. We will play the videos in the classroom and discuss in Chinese. The theme of the unit is Chinese family, especially family education and the concept of Chinese tiger moms and dads.

2-5pm
GSAC Cricket Tournament
Urbanovsky Park
GSAC

Join GSAC for a cricket Tournament at Urbanovsky Park.

March 23-March 25, 2018
LGBTQIA Big XII & Allies Summit
Registration Opens @ 3pm
SUB Matador Room

Texas Tech University is proud to host our first Big XII LGBTQIA & Allies Summit, March 23-25, 2018. The Summit will bring together individuals who are committed to inclusion, access, and equity within higher education. Our aim during the Summit is to celebrate the strides our community has made and recognize the work that lies ahead. Any college students, faculty, staff, and community members who want to learn more about LGBTQIA identity and allies, as well as social justice and advocacy, are encouraged to attend.
Registration information 
Conference information.

6:30pm
Habesha Student Association presents: Game Night
SUB Lubbock Room

Come out to enjoy food, games and FUN with Habesha Student Association.

game night

7:30-11pm
Persian Student Assciaition proudly presents:
"Nowrooz (Persian New Year) Celebration"
Reagor-Dykes , 1215 Ave. J
Register Online at :
https://nowroozpsa.bpt.me

If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to contact us via PSA's Facebook and Instagram account, or email us at ttupsa@gmail.com.
Please tell us if you need a ride!
Please inform your friends about this party and have them join us for a fun night !
Registration can be done only using PC, not mobile phones.
No tickets required for attendees under 15 years old.

8pm-?
Caribbean Night
Caribbean Student Association
Christ in Action

Yes, The Caribbean Student Association is finally here and we are having our first kick off event that you don't want to miss!!! Come and Experience our language, dance to our music, and taste our cuisine, Foods such as , bake macaroni , peas and rice, oxtail , jerk chicken and many more original Caribbean dishes.Tell a friend, bring a friend. Come and join us at Caribbean Night and experience what it means to be in the Caribbean for ONE night.

10pm
Late Night Movie: Coco
Student Activities Board
SUB Escondido Theatre

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

 

 

Questions or comments?

Kelsey M. Jackson
Administrator
806-742-4708