Diversity and Inclusion Week 2022

St. Lawrence University’s Diversity and Inclusion Week Committee is excited to celebrate our fourth Diversity & Inclusion week. This spring our theme for the week will be Diversity & Inclusion: Conversation, Contemplation, Celebration. 

The events will take place from Monday, February 28 - Saturday, March 5.

Our programs and events will:

  • Foster conversations
  • Encourage individual contemplation and reflection on identity
  • Encourage celebration across many aspects of intersectionality and diversity 

WEEKLY EVENTS

  • Daily email series: “Diversity and inclusion snippet” from Dr. Kimberly Flint-Hamilton
  • "Intersectionality 101: A Video Series" via @STLAWU and @SLUIHOUSE
  • "What Makes You Feel Included?" by Association of Campus Entertainment, Ground Floor, Sullivan Student Center
  • "Timeline of AAPI History" Ground Floor, Sullivan Student Center
  • Display of books by Black authors for Black History Month by Brewer Bookstore

If you have any questions about the programs, please reach out to Kimberly Flint-Hamilton at kflint@stlawu.edu. 

Monday, February 28

3 p.m. Revitalizing the Living Lab, A Walk, and Reflection of Diversity in the Outdoors by the Outing Club

Join the Outing Club, Outdoor Program and The Living Lab Project for a walk and a reflection on diversity in the outdoors! We will meet on the Kirk Douglas Quad and travel on the Saddlemire trail to the Living Lab. Once there, we will explore the murals and have a conversation centered around diverse environmental experiences. Snowshoes and Nordic skis will be provided for those interested. The walk will take 30-45 minutes. 

5 p.m. Art Project by Spectrum, Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center

Tuesday,  March 1

11.30 a.m. Voter Registration by League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County, Ground Floor, Sullivan Student Center

The League of Women Voters has been working to include everyone in the democratic process for 102 years.  Stop by to learn more about our work.  You can also get information about voting rights in New York, register to vote or update your registration, or pick up an absentee ballot application.

4:30 p.m. A Talk on Violence Against Indigenous Women in America by NASA and The Dub, Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center

Wednesday, March 2

12 p.m. Roundtable Discussion on Pronouns by Ashlee Downing-Duke, Student Activities and Leadership, Zoom https://stlawu.zoom.us/j/5745530894 

6 p.m. Creating Inclusive Spaces by Kappa Delta Sigma and Alpha Tao Omega

6 p.m. 70 Park Street, Traditional Indigenous Dinner Night by Native American Student Alliance (NASA) and the Greenhouse

7 p.m. Hidden Figures Movie Screening, Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center

Join Pi Mu Epsilon, SPS, and ACE for a screening of the 2016 film, "Hidden Figures." The story is of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

9 p.m. "Diversity and Inclusion Trivia Night Teatime" by International House, Sykes 2600s

Thursday, March 3

12 p.m. Info Table for Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program by Dr. Robin Rhodes, Department of World Languages, Culture and Media

This program is open to all students, encourages students to take courses in languages and intercultural communication as well as understand positionality if they are to work abroad. 

4:30 p.m. "Who's on Top?" Film screening and panel by The Power House, 918 Hepburn Hall

The film features members of the LGBTQ+ community who challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality and demonstrate their diverse journeys in overcoming physical and figurative mountains.

Friday, March 4

12 p.m "Chew N Chat" by International Student Services

Join us with new and old friends to get to know each other better by talking about various topics such as your hobbies, favorite dish etc.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 84 Park St., "Stand With Ukraine: A Community Gathering" with Prof. Hana Waisserova (University of Nebraska), Dr. Aleksandra Monkos (Adam Mikiewicz University), Lukasz Niparko '13, Sergiy Kuchko '16 by Weave News and Global Dialogue Center. Zoom: https://unl.zoom.us/j/94070046218

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Connecting with the Outdoors: Conversation and Nature Walk, Johnson Hall of Science 112 by Nature Up North.

How do you connect with nature? What does connecting to nature mean to you? Have you ever felt that you were prevented from engaging with the environment? These are some of the big questions and more that we want to consider from all perspectives, and we invite members of organizations across campus to join us to discuss. This is a space for us to understand each other’s limitations or privileges in the outdoors, and connect over our own appreciation for the environment. After our discussion we’ll enjoy a walk on the Cross Country trails, where we can continue the conversation and foster the connections we talked about.

Saturday, March 5

8 p.m. Afro Beat by Association for Campus Entertainment and African Student Union, Pub 56 

Upcoming:

March 7 – April 14: “What the Mirror Said: Black Women in Print” Richard F. Brush Art Gallery exhibition