• Twitter()
  • Facebook()
  • Print this Story
  • Email this Story
Text Size AAA

Spring Quarter Diversity & Inclusion Programing

Modified: May 11, 2016

Check out diversity and inclusion-related programming for spring quarter.

Spring Quarter, Ongoing

It Affects Us All Project

This project is developed by a group of staff, community members, faculty, and alumni who came together under the direction of the Office of Violence against Women grant to better understand the experiences of black and LGBTQIA+ students’ with relationships, intimacy, hookups, violence, assault, and sexual health. If you would like more information regarding the project, the goals, and what the process will look like, please visit: http://bit.ly/itaffectsusall

Community Group MeetingsStudents may sign up for Community Group Meetings where students are invited to come together in a supportive and safe environment facilitated by involved staff from CARE and/or Multicultural Student affairs. There are several organized opportunities to participate. Students can also schedule a meeting for their group/ student organization. Community group meetings will be facilitated by involved staff from CARE and/or Multicultural Student affairs.

Individual MeetingsCommunity members are invited to come individually to a supportive and safe environment to discuss their perspectives on relationships, intimacy, hookups, sexual violence, stalking, and sexual health. Individual Meetings will be facilitated by involved staff from CARE and/or Multicultural Student affairs. Students are welcome to bring a friend for support if they would like.

April 23

Getting a J-O-B as a P-O-C

10:00am-12:30pm ● Northwestern Career Advancement (620 Lincoln Street, Evanston)

Do you want to learn how to talk about your strengths and skills during an interview? Or how to strike up conversation when networking? Do you wonder how your identity might come into play in a work setting? Or how it can inform the work you do? Alumni from LANU and NU-A5 will share their experiences and perspectives as professionals of color. Join us for food from Einstein Bros. Bagels, bagels and pupusas from local vendor, Otilia Blanco, conversation, and an opportunity to practice your networking skills. Please see the complete speaker list here.

April 29 

YWCA’s Stand Against Racism

12:30-12:55pm ● Various locations, Evanston and Skokie

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of their larger national strategy to fulfill their mission of eliminating racism. This year, the theme is On A Mission for Girls of Color! The YWCA will amplify the national discussion about the impacts of institutional and structural racism on the lives of girls of color. In 2015, over 750 locations hosted Stand Against Racism events across 44 states!

May 5-6 

YWCA Racial Justice Summit- Mirrors and Methods: Tools for Creating Racial EquitySee schedule for times 

Garrett Theological Seminary (2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston)

The Racial Justice Summit is designed for those who hope to:

  • Deepen understanding of their own racial identity and of how racism operates in our society.

  • Develop skills necessary to dismantle racist systems and address inequities where they exist.

  • Create action plans based on successful models for interrupting the “status quo”, whether in schools, businesses, communities, houses of worship or governmental offices.

  • Network with others educating and/or advocating for racial justice.

Register here.

May 14 

Coffee Chat with NU-A5 and LANU

10:00am-12:00pm ● The Black House (1914 Sheridan Road, Evanston)

Is there a career question that has been on your mind, but there is no informal setting to ask an alumni one on one? What can you expect on a certain career path or a chosen industry after a few years? Are you in the process of evaluating majors, trying to make the most of your upcoming summer internship, or trying to make a good first impression on your first full-time job?  NU-A5 and LANU alumni are ready to discuss these topics with you one on one over coffee and bagel.   

Join NUGALA in Supporting Student Athletes at Men’s Baseball

2:00pm ● Rocky and Berenice Miller Park (2751 Ashland Ave, Evanston)

Purchase discounted tickets ($3/ticket) to the game and join NUGALA for a pre-game tailgate starting at Noon. Use Promo Code NUGALA at NUSports.com/Groups to purchase tickets for the game. The game will be played at Rocky and Berenice Miller Park, just north of Ryan Field/Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston. The tailgate will be held in the parking lot west of the Park – look for the NUGALA sign. To register for the free tailgate, CLICK HERE.

May 25

Lavender Graduation

5:00-7:00pm ● Guild Lounge (601 University Place, Evanston)

Annual ceremony honoring our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to Northwestern.

June 11

NUBAA 5K Race for Diversity

9:00am ● Norris East Lawn (1999 Sheridan Road, Evanston)

Since 2006, NUBAA’s 5K Race for Diversity has brought together alumni, current students, faculty staff and the local community to run along Northwestern’s beautiful lakefront campus. The event has raised scholarship funds for deserving Northwestern students who might not otherwise be able to attend and continues to showcase the University’s commitment to diversity.

June 12 

Northwestern Black Alumni Association (NUBAA) Annual Meeting

8:00am-12:00pm ● Norris University Center, Wildcat Room (1999 Sheridan Road, Evanston)

Annual meeting of the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association (NUBAA).

June 19

Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate

7:30am ● Long Field (600 Lincoln Street, Evanston)

On Father's Day each June, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate brings together thousands of people from all over Chicagoland to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence. Whether you're a casual walker or a competitive runner, we have a place for you! Now entering its 16th year, the Race features music, on-field refreshments and fun for the whole family. Add to that technical t-shirts, great give-away bags, awards, a fast, flat, scenic race course along Lake Michigan and a great cause, and you have a positive community event you won't want to miss!

The Race Against Hate honors the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong, former Northwestern University Men's Basketball Coach who, while walking with his two young children in 1999 was murdered by a white supremacist. Because of Ricky's lifelong love of sports and compelling work with young people in the community, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate was launched by his widow, family and friends to bring attention to the need to combat hatred in all of its forms. Proceeds from the Race Against Hate are used to further the mission of YWCA Evanston/North Shore, in particular our efforts in the areas of racial justice and violence prevention. With this funding, YWCA assists children in our schools and local youth organizations to challenge their own prejudices and foster healthy, violence-free relationships among their peers; supports teenagers in examining their own relationships and practicing constructive ways to handle conflict and differences; and encourages adults to engage in constructive dialogue, interactive activities and meaningful action as related to racial justice.

July 6

A Night with Northwestern at the Theater: War Paint

6:00pm ● Petterino’s- Private Ballroom (150 North Dearborn St., Chicago)

The Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) invites you to the World Premiere musical of War Paint at the Goodman Theatre, directed by three-time Tony Award nominated and Obie Award winner Michael Greif ’81. Register today for the show and enjoy an exclusive pre-show discussion with Michael Greif.

Around Campus