Diversity Week 2014

Monday, March 17th - Saturday, March 22nd

Join us all week as we celebrate and educate!  Diversity Week is filled with opportunities to expand your knowledge and to engage in dialogue about issues that surround us everyday.  Are you ready to interact and work in our global community?  Come explore, learn and teach as we widen our perspectives of the world around us.  
Everyone is welcome!  Questions and ideas can be sent to diversity@wit.edu.

All Week Long

I am Wentworth
11:00am – 1:00pm
Flanagan Campus Center Lobby

Help celebrate the beautiful diversity we see every day on Wentworth’s campus. During Diversity Week look for a table in the Flanagan Campus Center for your chance to show who Wentworth is with your own “I am Wentworth” statement.  Sponsored by WITLife.

Diversity Collage
All day
Flanagan Campus Center Pavilion
Come to Flanagan Pavilion during Diversity week to view a collaborative effort made by students who advocate for diversity!  Here you will learned that diversity expands well beyond skin color and in fact enters the realm of mental, cultural, intellectual and spiritual make up of people that come together in harmony.  Special thanks goes out to the Center for Community Learning Partnerships, Student Affairs, Diversity Programs and Wentworth Student Government for co-sponsoring this powerful movement that will mark a point in history of Wentworth Institute of Technology.
 
Campus Climate Survey for Students
11:00am – 1:00pm
Flanagan Campus Center Lobby
Calling all students!  How do you feel about our campus?  Are you comfortable here?  Have you witnessed or experienced behavior that was not respectful of all?  We need to know!  Starting Monday, 3/17, the biennial campus climate survey will be available to all students.  If you choose to participate in this 10-15 minute survey, you may enter to win an XBox One!  If you cannot stop by our table to take the survey, you can take the survey anytime, 24 hours a day 7 days a week for 2 weeks by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZQ95D6Z.  Sponsored by the Student Experience Diversity Committee.

Monday, March 17th

Diversity Week Movie Day
9:00am – 5:00pm
Intercultural Center, Flanagan 028
Diversity Programs will be showing several films today in the Intercultural Center. The films will revolve around issues of diversity and social justice. If you have time during the day, please stop by!
8:00am – 10:00am                Milk
10:00am – 11:00am              The Big Picture: Rethinking dyslexia
11:00am – 12:30pm              Mulan
12:30am – 2:00pm                Miss Representation
2:00pm – 3:30pm                   Fruitvale Station
3:30pm – 5:00pm                   Mulan
 
Safe Space 1 Training
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Flanagan 103 (Alumni Room)
Safe Space 1 will help students, faculty and staff answer questions like “How can I best support our LGBT students”, “What does LGBTQ even mean??”, “What do I do if someone tells me they are gay”. The training is an interactive hour-long presentation in which you will gain invaluable tools and resources for continuing to support our LGBT community at Wentworth. It is a great opportunity to expand your own knowledge and understanding about the LGBT community and the “coming out” process. Afterwards, you will be given an official Safe Space sticker to display within your own workspace, office, residence hall room, etc. to help others know you are an Ally on campus.  Sponsored by the Student Experience Diversity Committee.
 
Artsbridge
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Casella Gallery and Blount Auditorium, Annex Central
Young Voices New Choices is an exhibition of multimedia art designed and created by an extraordinary group of Israeli, Palestinian and American high school students who are part of Artsbridge, Inc., an Intercultural Youth Leadership Development Program that is hosted each year by a different college in the New England area. These students live, work and come together to make art and discourse in an extended conversation toward reconciliation.  Join us at 5 PM for a formal opening, followed by a 6 PM presentation in Blount Auditorium by Deb Nathan, the Founder and Executive Director of Artsbridge, Inc.  This program stands out as a paradigm for the creative empowerment of people to speak art when language has failed.  Sponsored by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences; for questions please contact Professor Elaine Slater at slatere@wit.edu.

Tuesday, March 18th

Boston Museum of African American History
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Meet at 3:00pm at the Leopard Statue with your T pass
Come join Diversity Programs as we lead a group to the Museum of African American History.  Learn about the institution that is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the history of African Americans in Boston during the 19th century. 

Wednesday, March 19th

Spirituality in College: A Conversation
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Flanagan 033
- What does it mean to be spiritual?
- How does the Wentworth campus community support spirituality and practices of faith?
- Can I find the time and space here at Wentworth to develop my spirituality?
 Beginning with a meditation experience, this space will allow for sharing and conversation about spirituality, our hopes, needs and wants for our own spiritual growth, and how Wentworth can foster a spiritual community on campus. Come ready to take time to slow down in silence and then to share and to learn from others in the community.  Meditation and conversation will be facilitated by Jen Roy, Campus Minster at Emmanuel College and former Chaplain at Simmons College.
 
Community Service at The Paulist Center: Dinner for the Community
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Meet at 5:30pm at the Leopard Statue with your T pass
Diversity Programs will be joining the Paulist Center to help host a meal for our neighbors who are hungry. The meal is funded by Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger, as well as donations from groups and individuals. There will be a discussion afterwards on race, class, and diversity.  RSVP is necessary at diversity@wit.edu.

Thursday, March 20

Diversity Week Movie Day
9:00am – 5:00pm
Intercultural Center, Flanagan 028
Diversity Programs will be showing several films today in the Intercultural Center. The films will revolve around issues of diversity and social justice. If you have time during the day, please stop by!
8:00am – 10:00am                Milk
10:00am – 11:00am              The Big Picture: Rethinking dyslexia
11:00am – 12:30pm              Mulan
12:30am – 2:00pm                Miss Representation
2:00pm – 3:30pm                   Fruitvale Station
3:30pm – 5:00pm                   Mulan
 
ASA Mini-game Challenge!
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Flanagan Campus Center Pavilion
Join the Asian Student Association for an afternoon of fun challenges.  Think you're good with chopsticks?  Can you guess Mahjong tiles just by touching them?  There will be dice stacking, candy grabbing, Mahjong guessing games, and much more!  Small prizes will be awarded to the students with the best records in the tough mini-game challenge!  Sponsored by ASA; for more information email kims3@wit.edu.
Tour of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Meet at 1:00pm at the Leopard Statue
Join Diversity Programs as we visit our neighbor the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. The tour will be filled with information on the architectural features and settings and include a discussion about the activities that typically happen in the building. There is a general overview of Islam and Muslims with the opportunity to participate in a Q&A.
 
WITA Presents: Jessica Halem
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Watson Auditorium
The Wentworth Alliance will be bringing Jessica Halem to the Wentworth campus!  She is a queer radical feminist comedian.  Join us in the laughs, fun, and education during Diversity Week.  Sponsored by WITA; for more information email alliance@wit.edu.

Friday, March 21st

Student Experience Diversity Committee
11:00am – 12:00pm
Flanagan 103
Everyone is always welcome to attend SEDC meetings.  Come to listen, learn about current projects, or share you voice.  Opportunities are available to join one of our five subcommittees: Programming, Safe Space, Diversity Link, Faculty/Staff Resources and Campus Climate.
 
MSA’s Culture Shock
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Watson Auditorium
MSA’s (Multicultural Student Association) signature event is back and not to be missed!  Join us for a festive night of celebration, music, dance, food, fashion and connection.  Tickets are $5 but free to anyone who shows a Wentworth ID!  Sponsored by MSA; for more information email msa@wit.edu.

Saturday, March 22nd

Women @ Wentworth: Mentoring Success
11:00am – 1:00pm
Watson Auditorium
In commemoration of 42 years of women at Wentworth, join us this year for brunch as we explore the ways we become the stepping stones to each other’s future through mentoring. This event traditionally brings together alumnae, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the Wentworth community to make contacts, exchange ideas, and strengthen bonds.  Click here to register today!  Sponsored by Alumni Programs: for more information email alumni@wit.edu.
 
Comedian Orlando Jones: Not Comedy Tour
7:00pm and 10:00pm shows
Wheelock Theatre, 180 Riverway
Come enjoy a night of comedy to benefit the National Center for Race Amity located at Wheelock College. Tickets can be purchased here.  Questions can be sent to ncra@wheelock.edu

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