Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Service ProjectJanuary 17 from 3:00-4:30 PM (Emergency Food Pantry, Fargo)In the spirit of service and community to others, the Black Student Union and Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be volunteering at the Emergency Food Pantry in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will be volunteering on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM. If you plan on volunteering with us, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by January 13th. If you need a ride, please indicate this in your email. Rides will depart from the parking lot next to the MSUM Comstock Memorial Union (lot M-5) at 2:50 PM. For those unable to join us, food and supply donations are being collected for the Emergency Food Pantry. Please drop off any of the following items in CMU 120 between now and January 17th: canned tuna, peanut butter, canned fruit, rice, toilet paper, bar soap, non-perishable items, and basic hygiene items.
SMART Start Mentor Information SessionJanuary 18 from 5:00-6:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Join us to learn about the SMART Start program and mentor positions available for August 2017. Deadline to apply is February 3, 2017.
Lunar New Year CelebrationJanuary 24 from 6:00-8:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Celebrate the Lunar New Year and learn about how different cultures recognize the holiday. Food, crafts, music, info, and more! Collaborative event with China Club, Korea Club, and the Asian Multicultural Organization.
Power in Diversity ConferenceJanuary 26-28 (St. Cloud, MN)The 2017 Power in Diversity Conference will be held at St. Cloud State University from January 26-28. MSUM students interested in having their costs covered to attend the conference can complete the following application form: Power in Diversity Conference Application
Tri-College Drag ShowFebruary 3 at 9:00 PM (CMU Ballroom)So you think you can drag? Cheer on your favorite student and professional drag queens and kings! Emceed by Kelly Coxsyn. Sponsored by MSUM SPECTRUM, Dragon Entertainment Group, and the Rainbow Dragon Center. In collaboration with NDSU Pride Alliance and Concordia SAGA.
Safe Zone Level One TrainingFebruary 6 from 3:00-4:30 PM (CMU 203)Safe Zone Training for MSUM and M State faculty/staff. Registration required. Please complete the following Safe Zone Training Registration Form, or pick one up in CMU 120.
February - Black History Month events
Diversity Dialogue: Black Lives MatterFebruary 7 at 4:30 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Facilitated by MSUM Professor Mugi. Sponsored by the Black Student Union and Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Refreshments will be provided.
March - Women's History and Empowerment Month events
Diversity Dialogue: Power in Diversity Leadership Conference ReflectionsMarch - TBD
Slam Poetry EventMarch - TBD
Diversity Dialogue: MBLGTACC Conference ReflectionsMarch - TBD
Woodlands and High Plains PowwowApril 1 (MSUM Nemzek Hall)
April - Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month events
Tri-College Rainbow PromApril 8 - TBD
Safe Zone Level Two TrainingApril 19 from 2:00-4:00 PM (M State - location TBD)Safe Zone Training for MSUM and M State faculty/staff. Registration and previous completion of level one training required.
Tri-College Lavender GraduationApril 20 - TBD
Fargo-Moorhead Pride in the Park August 20 from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (Island Park)Stop by the MSUM table for some swag and info!
Fargo-Moorhead Pride ParadeAugust 21 from 2:00-3:00 PMDragon Train with MSUM students, staff, and faculty.
LGBT SocialAugust 22 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM (Rainbow Dragon Center - BR 150)Collaborative event with SPECTRUM.
Diversity Dialogue with Dr. Donna BrownAugust 31 from 3:00-4:30 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Learn about the new center, share feedback on future topics for diversity dialogues, and engage in meaningful conversation. Refreshments will be provided.
Asia Project: Spoken WordSeptember 6 from 7:30-9:00 PM (CMU Underground)An evening of spoken word poetry by the Asia Project.
Visit TheAsiaProject.com for more information! Collaborative event with the
Dragon Entertainment Group.
Study Abroad Info SessionSeptember 12 from 1:00-2:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Interested in learning about study abroad opportunities, especially in Spanish speaking countries? Join us to learn more from Janet Haak, Director of Study Abroad, and hear about the experiences of a student who studied abroad in Spain.
Take Back the NightSeptember 15 from 5:30-9:00 PM (Campus Mall)The event will include free food, music, speakers,
and opportunities to learn about a culture free from violence against women,
LGBTQ folks, and people of color. Free and open to all.Collaborative event with Women’s and
Gender Studies and the Campus Feminist Organization.
Spanish Language TableSeptember 20 & 27; October 11 & 18 from 12:00-1:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Join us to learn some words/phrases in Spanish or
practice speaking what you already know. Collaborative event with the Spanish Program
and Spanish Club. Prof. Kátia Sherman will be in attendance at all sessions.
Diversity DialogueWords Mean Things: Chicanx/Latinx Terminology in the 21st CenturySeptember 22 from 3:30-4:30 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Have you seen terms in the media or your textbooks
and wondered why some people say Hispanic and others say Latino? Dr. Kandace
Creel Falcón, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, will discuss the
socio-political history of the terms associated with Latina/o people. Tracing
Hispanic to Latinx with stops on Chican@ and many more, we’ll focus on
scholarly and activist debates on how Latinx folks are named and how we claim
identities in this linguistic landscape.
Tri-College LGBT Bonfire SocialSeptember 22 from 6:00-9:00 PM (grassy area outside MSUM Center for Business)Join Tri-College students for s'mores and fun! Collaborative event with NDSU and Concordia. Sponsored by SPECTRUM.
Game NightSeptember 26 from 5:00-8:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Spend some time playing games with friends in the Intercultural Center!
Diverse Student Organization SocialSeptember 27 from 6:00-8:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Interested in meeting other students, joining a student organization, or learning about leadership opportunities? Stop by the social to grab a snack and get to know other students!
Day of the Dead CelebrationSeptember 28 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Sample pan de muerto, learn about the holiday, and create some crafts!
Dancing DragonsOctober 4 from 6:00-8:30 PM (CMU Ballroom)Join us to learn and practice several styles of dance (including sevillanas).
No DAPL WeekOctober 10-14Sponsored by the American Indian Student Association, Sustainable Student Association, and Dragons Society of Social Work.
20 Percent Theatre Company WorkshopOctober 10 from 3:00-5:00 PM (Weld Hall)A workshop for individuals (students only) interested in writing about and performing gender. Collaborative event with MSUM Title IX Coordinator and SPECTRUM.
LGBT SocialOctober 10 from 5:00-7:00 PM (Rainbow Dragon Center - BR 150)Collaborative event with SPECTRUM.
20 Percent Theatre Company PerformanceOctober 10 from 7:00-9:00 PM (Weld Hall)The Naked I: Self Defined: A play open to all that explores queer and trans* experiences through monologues, short scenes, and spoken word poems featuring fresh voices and unique perspectives on what it means to identify as queer and/or transgender/non-conforming. Collaborative event with MSUM Title IX Coordinator and SPECTRUM.
Lies My Teacher Told Me About Native Americans with Dr. James LoewenOctober 11 from 1:00-2:30 PM (King Hall 110)In school, we learned BS about Native Americans from BC (Before Columbus) down to now. Loewen will start with how and when Native people got here, discuss what we get wrong about Columbus and other explorers, and then strap on the "$24 dollar myth", about how the Dutch got Manhattan. He will conclude with the word "syncretism", the key to moving forward.
Coming Out Stories October 11 from 6:00-7:00 PM (Weld Hall)Sponsored by SPECTRUM. Students only.
Trans 101 with Faye SeidlerOctober 12 from 6:00-7:00 PM (CMU 205)Collaborative event with SPECTRUM.
SPECTRUM Tye DyeOctober 13 at 4:30 PM (Campus Mall)Sponsored by SPECTRUM.
Service Trips Abroad - Information SessionOctober 13 at 7:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Interested in learning about service trips abroad? Heather McFall from the God's Child Project will be visiting campus to share information about service trips abroad that include building homes for the poor, caring for malnourished infants, helping in classrooms, working with social workers or medical staff, and opportunities to stay with host families to help learn Spanish through immersion. She will also share ITEMP human trafficking information.
Drag Show BingoOctober 14 from 6:00-7:00 PM (CMU 205)Sponsored by SPECTRUM.
1st Annual Great Plains Affirming Campus Conference October 15 (NDSU)Tri-College collaborative initiative. Visit AffirmingCampus.org for more information.
Safe Zone Level 1 TrainingOctober 26 from 2:00-4:00 PM (CMU 203) Safe Zone training for MSUM and M State faculty/staff. Registration required. Please complete the following Safe Zone Training Registration Form, or pick one up in CMU 120.
Diversity Dialogue: New AmericansOctober 27 from 3:00-4:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Facilitated by MSUM Professor C. Munene Mugi.
Opening Pipe CeremonyNovember 1 at 12:00 PM (Library Porch)Opening Pipe Ceremony will be held to kick off Native American Heritage Month at MSUM.
Construction of Sweat LodgeNovember 1 at 2:00 PM (Next to Sustainability House, 9th Ave S & 11th St S)
Sweat Lodge CeremonyNovember 1, November 3, and November 16 at 6:00 PM (Next to Sustainability House, 9th Ave S & 11th St S)Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to participate. Appropriate apparel for men is basketball style shorts. For women, a long cotton skirt and loose fitting t-shirt is appropriate. Come prepared with a towel and water bottle.
Diversity Dialogue: Traditional Native American PracticesNovember 2 at 3:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Facilitated by Laidman "JR" Fox.
Native American Drum and SongNovember 2 at 6:00 PM (Location TBD)Listen and learn traditional songs.
Diversity Dialogue: Black Lives MatterNovember 3 from 4:00-6:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Join us for a conversation on black lives matter and its connection to various movements in America's history. Yes, all lives matter, but... it seems to be as though America is saying black lives matter less than another socially constructed race. The movement is not just about police brutality against blacks, but about addressing injustices and inequities on many fronts.
Diversity Dialogue: Dakota LanguageNovember 4 at 12:00 PM (King Hall 110)Vanessa Goodthunder will be talking about the importance of revitalizing Native American languages.
Ojibwe Language Table with Roger TibbettsNovember 7, 14, 28 at 12:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121, November 14 session held in American Indian Center - CMU 115)Join students, staff, faculty, and community members as we learn the Ojibwe language! This will be a fun and informal opportunity to learn and practice the Ojibwe language with Robert Tibbetts, White Earth Nation. All levels of comprehension are welcome and weekly participation is not required.
Election DiscussionNovember 10 from 12:00-2:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)A discussion for students, administrators, faculty, and staff to discussion the election, implications for society and the university, and how we can work together to bring about solutions to areas of common concern.
Comparing and Contrasting Hollywood's 'Indians' in FilmNovember 10 at 4:00 PM (Intercultural Center - CMU 121)Presented by Falcon Gott.
Minnesota Anishinaabeg Game NightNovember 30 at 5:00 PM (American Indian Center - CMU 115)Play a fun game while learning about Anishinaabe history, language, Minnesota reservations, and more.
Fuzz TherapyDecember 7 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM (Rainbow Dragon Center - BR 150)Stop by to spend time with our canine guests visiting us from Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley. Snacks available from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM in the Women's Center (BR 154).
Women's Center Study Day SocialDecember 7 at 4:30 PM (Women's Center - BR 154)Join us for free food, fun, feminist friends and fellowship! Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, the Campus Feminist Organization, and the Women's Center.
Events held in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month: September 12, 20, 22, 27 and October 4, 11, 13, and 18.
Events held in celebration of LGBT History Month and Coming Out Week: October 10-15 and October 26.
Events held in celebration of Native American Heritage Month: November 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 14, 28, and 30.
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