Diversity Pride Week engages the entire Bucknell community with the values of cultural inclusivity and awareness through an eclectic brew of educational events including cultural celebrations, film showings, academic lectures, and workshops, as well as a comedic performance, dance competition, and a unique Bucknell photo campaign.
Multicultural Student Services (MSS) and the Environmental Center are hosting a trip to an American Indian Powwow in State College, PA. Last year the Powwow had over 160 Native Dancers visit from as far as New Mexico, Canada, South Dakota and other American Indian Communities. In addition over 5000 people visited the powwow to sample American Indian foods, buy American Indian items from Native Vendors, and to observe traditional American Indian Dancers and Singers.
The bus will leave campus at 11 a.m. and return to campus by 4 p.m. Admission and transportation are both free. If you would like to attend please email Jessica Slagle at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot on the bus.
Co-sponsors: MSS and the Environmental Center.
The 4th Annual Bison Stomp Out Step Show (produced by the Black Student Union) will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. The winning fraternity or sorority will receive a $2,000 prize, with 2nd place receiving a $1,000 prize, and 3rd place receiving $500.
In addition, there will also be special recognition of the fraternity or sorority with the best costumes, special effects, intros and exits. The performers consist of Greek teams from five different colleges/universities; the show will also consist of performances from the Bucknell Bisonnettes, Susquehanna University Step team, and Mu Sigma Upsilon. Last year, the Stomp Out had an audience of over 500 students, alumni, faculty, and students from neighboring colleges/universities.
Sponsored by the Black Student Union.
This photo campaign highlights the faces and voices of diverse students at Bucknell University. Diverse voices often go unheard on this campus – students' experiences are devalued, students' presence is questioned – and this project is a way of speaking back, of claiming this campus, of standing up to say: We are here. This place is ours. We, TOO, are Bucknell!
Students can participate by coming to the ELC Mall Table from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. to get their photograph taken. Students should come prepared with a statement, question or concern that they would like to be displayed. All the photos will be compiled and displayed on a poster in mid-April. Check out the shots on Tumblr.
Co-sponsors: MSS and Common Ground.
A Trip Around the World is an annual event that educates students about international social norms and widening their perspectives so that, when they leave campus, they will be better prepared to work in our increasingly global society. This international program brings Bucknell students and the campus community together to learn the social norms, business etiquette, and cultures of the world. This event is targeted towards individuals who plan to study, travel, and work abroad or in a global company, and of course for those who simply have an interest in international cultures. Free food samples from a variety of countries help draw over 600 attendees each year.
Sponsored by ISS, MSS, Career Development Center, Office of International Education, Intra-Fraternity Council, Bucknell Student Government, the Dean's Campus Climate Fund and the President's Office.
Lecture: "Invisible Wars: Imperial Ghosting, Pornography and the Global Crisis of Masculinity"
Professor McClintock will explore the ghosted connections between the crisis of imperial violence in the U.S. War on Terror and the global upsurge of gender violence. Her lecture will offer a critique of the persistent argument after 9-11 that pornography is the primary cause of male violence, torture (as at Abu Ghraib) and rape, and offer an alternative theory for understanding the gendered dynamics of imperial violence, the global crisis of masculinity and the invisible war on women.
Sponsored by the Department of Womens & Gender Studies.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, September 22, 1941, Green earned his high school diploma from Central High School in Little Rock. He and eight other black students were the first to integrate Central High, following the 1954 US Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education that declared racial segregation illegal. This group of pioneers became known as the "Little Rock Nine." Green received bachelors and masters degrees from Michigan State University. He also has received honorary doctorates from Michigan State University, Tougaloo College, and Central State University
Sponsored by The Griot Institute for Africana Studies.
Filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro is a mixed-race, first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother. When her parents retire and move back to Tanzania, Eliaichi begins a project that evocatively examines the intricate fabric of multiracial identity, and grapples with the complex ties that children have to the cultures of their parents. Kimaro decides to document her father's path back to his family and Chagga culture. In the process, she struggles with her own relationship to Tanzania, and learns more about the heritage that she took for granted as a child.
In the lobby of a modest Bombay hotel, 20 young women from across India arrive for an intense, month-long beauty boot camp. They are the hand-picked contestants for the Miss India pageant, the ultimate glamour event in a country that has gone mad for beauty contests. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path and, for some girls, freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society. But as the popularity of pageants has exploded, so have the controversies surrounding them. Through dramatic verite action and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, The World Before Her sweeps back the curtain to reveal the intimate stories of young women determined to win the crown and the forces that oppose them. Hindu fundamentalists view pageants and their "international" beauty standards as immoral and a symbol of the rapid Westernization of India; protests are common. Yet amid pageant dazzle and heated rhetoric, filmmaker Nisha Pahuja ensures the faces and voices of India's young women remain front stage centre.
Part of the Global Women Film Series. Sponsored by International Student Services and the Women's Resource Center.
The film tells the story of an indigenous Bolivian community receiving medical care from the Peace Corps-like American agency Cuerpo del Progreso ("Progress Corps") which is secretly sterilizing local women.
Multicultural Student Services and the Craft Center will be hosting a Dream Catcher Workshop. The Bucknell campus community is invited to create and learn about the origins and legends of the dream catcher. All materials will be provided to create your very own dream catcher. Participation is limited please email Jessica Slagle: email@example.com to reserve your space.
Ernie G is a young, Latino entertainer who has developed his own unique form of Comedy he calls "Latino Edutainment - Educating and Entertaining with a Latino Flavor!". He gives his own interesting perspective on diversity, mixing together humor and personal stories that closely relate to college students. He's traveled the country, performing at schools, organizations, and major corporations including Disney, Pepsi-Co, General Mills, U.S. Armed Forces, National Council de la Raza, Latin American Educational Foundation, and the Hispanic College Fund.
Sponsored by Chi Phi Fraternity.
If you enjoyed his Latino-Edutainment style on the 15th, come to the leadership workshop with him on the 16th! Space is limited, so be there early!
Sponsored by Chi Phi Fraternity.
View a poster of Diversity Week events.
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