Louisa Thomas, granddaughter of Norman Thomas and author of Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--a Test of Will and Faith in World War I, will deliver an address about nonviolent conflict resolution. A panel discussion on the peaceful resolution of international conflict will follow. Panelists are Dr. Jerome Soneson, head of the department of philosophy and world religions; Dr. Michael D. Blackell, director for multicultural education; Prof. Thomas Kessler, collections librarian and director of the Peace and Justice Center; and Rev. Susan Janzen, pastor of the Cedar Falls Mennonite Church. Thomas will also be available for comments and to answer questions. This program is sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and is part of the series, Reaching for Higher Ground: Community after 9/11.
Center for Multicultural Education
News reporter and anchor, poet, writer, activist and lecturer Felipe Luciano is one of the most dynamic Latino public figures in the United States of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His eloquence, vision, and passion for issues of social justice are extraordinary and reflect the courage of a generation that chose to organize, teach, and struggle against the powerful institutions of discrimination. The essential coalition for an American political power base of color is unity and cooperation between brown and black peoples, Luciano argues. A new united front is needed that will shift the balance of power by building a lobby for education, housing, jobs and culture.
Multicultural students are invited to hang out and mingle with students from different backgrounds and cultures. Join us for refreshments and fellowship as we kick off a great semester. Tell a friend and help us spread the word.
"Creating Impact: Challenging Perspectives and Cultivating Leaders" is the theme of workshops to develop leadership skills and become an agent of change at UNI. There are five areas of focus: professionalism, communication, group dynamics/organizational culture, multicultural competence and civic engagement. Applications are available at www.uni.edu/cme/.
The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring the Cedar Falls/Waterloo MS Walk. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Wellness/Recreation Center; the walk begins at 10 a.m. Visit http://walkmnm.nationalmssociety.org to register.
I, Too, Am UNI is a photo essay project that will depict the stories of students from under-represented groups who experience micro-aggressions on a regular basis at UNI. The inspiration for this event is the I, Too, Am Harvard project, which specifically focused on racial micro-aggressions. Students will have the opportunity to write their story or phrases on a dry erase board and will be photographed holding it. These photos will then be on display on the I, Too, Am UNI Tumblr and Facebook fan page.
UNI Proud will have a post Pride Week social event. Meet at the Maucker Union circle drive if you would like a ride. Otherwise meet at Scratch Cupcakery.
Lavender Graduation Ceremony is a celebration that recognizes the accomplishments of the LGBT* community and its graduating seniors.
The Queer Monologues, inspired by the Vagina Monologues, is a production aimed at inspiring collaboration, conspiring for equal rights and sending the message that it’s okay to be who you are, even if society thinks you’re a little queer.
J Mase III is a black, trans, queer, spoken-word poet from Philadelphia. An organ donor, he is the author of "If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell My Kidney I Was the Fiercest Poet Around" and creator of the annual performance event "Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement."