Staceyann Chin is the recipient of the 2007 Power of the Voice Award from the Human Rights Campaign, the 2008 Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality, the 2008 Honors from the Lesbian AIDS Project and the 2009 New York State Senate Award. She unapolegetically identifies as Caribbean and Black, Asian and lesbian, woman and resident of New York. A proud Jamaican National, Staceyann's voice was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, where she spoke candidly about her experiences growing up on the island and the dire consequences of her coming-out there.
Center for Multicultural Education
Dr. Ronald Sider, Distinguished Professor at Palmer Theological Seminary and author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, will address the persistence of hunger in this country and in the world and what can and should be done about it.
Hunger for Change demonstrates the marketing deception found in weight loss programs. It exposes the truth and chicanery surrounding dieting and the pervasiveness of sugar. Consequently, such approaches ensure the continuance of the weight loss industry despite the resultant lack of quality health among consumers.
This two-day conference is offered to Cedar Valley professionals and community members and includes Black Hawk/Grundy Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence; Antioch Baptist Church; Faith Community; YWCA of Black Hawk County; Department of Corrections, First Judicial District; Peace and Justice Center of the Cedar Valley. Keynote presentations will be held on the UNI campus on Oct. 8, followed by a training day on Oct. 9 held in three locations in the Cedar Valley.
The Hispanic Latino Student Union and Art for El Salvador will host the first UNI Latino Fest. Activities during the event include: Calle Sur (Latin American music), Zumba, Hispanic dancing, UNI Salsa band, children’s activites, Art for El Salvador service art sale and authentic food tasting. The fest is free and all are welcome.
The Center for Multicultural Education will host Sandra Guzmán, award-winning journalist and author of The New Latina's Bible: The Modern Latina's Guide to Love, Family, Spirituality, and La Vida. She was one of the interviewers on HBO's doumentary film The Latino List, which featured interviews with notable indivudals including Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, Eva Longoria, Pitbull and America Ferrera.
Food Matters examines how food affects our lives--sometimes in ways we least expect. It demonstrates that malnutrition is a result of how food is produced, the toxins within our soil and air, and the pharmaceuticals we are ingesting. . .with fatal results. By being conscious of what we put into our bodies, we might develop the ability to heal ourselves naturally. The film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue regarding how individual food choices and their implications affect and impact the larger community.
Michael D. Blackwell, director of the Center for Multicultural Education, will make a presentation in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington, D.C.
UNI is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Gather at the archway outside the Center for Multicultural Education at 3:15 p.m., arriving at the Campanile at 3:30 p.m. Events are the playing of "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory;" an excerpt of the "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. King; singing "We Shall Overcome;" and the playing and ringing of the Campanile 50 times.
Join the CME staff for a cookout to start out the academic year; meet up with old friends and make new ones. There will be multicultural organizations present to share information about how to get involved on campus. Music provided by Ultimate Entertainment. Free and open to all UNI students, faculty and staff.