As we look towards the first week of October, there are several other exciting events on the horizon related to issues of social justice.
Monday, 10/5/2015, Allies and Advocates Program
SHU's new Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Sharese Mathis, has organized multiple sessions with T.J. Jourian, the featured speaker for the "Allies and Advocates" program Oct. 5 in Rueckert Auditorium. There will be sessions at noon, 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. and the seminars are designed to provide LGBTQI education, terminology and information. All members of the Siena community are invited to attend. In addition, plans are in the works for a collaboration between Diversity and Inclusion and the SHU Library to celebrate Free Speech Week from October 19-25. You are invited to click here to complete a survey of your participation interests for this week-long celebration.
Tuesday, 10/6/2015, SRC Fall Brown-Bag Discussion on Race
The Committee for Social Responsibility invites all members of the SHU community to a series of informal lunch-hour discussions on topics related to social justice and social responsibility. All discussions will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the dining hall. Participants will be required to pay for entrance into the dining hall. Please note that no previous knowledge of or experience with any particular topic is necessary. Participants need only have an interest in the topic.
Tuesday, 10/6/2015, Sustainable College Committee Documentary Series
The SHU Sustainable College Committee hosts the next in their environmental documentary series from 7-9 p.m. on October 6, when they will screen"More Than Honey" in the University Center Community Room.
All events are free to SHU students, faculty and staff as well as community members. There will be a short introduction before the showing of the documentaries. Following the showings, there will be an optional discussion on the topic of the movie and how well the issue was covered. This faculty-led program and any related discussion is for educational benefit only.
The SHU Sustainable College Committee also invites SHU students to attend the second annual Students for Zero Waste Conference Oct. 9-10 at the University of New Hampshire. The conference features workshops and presentations from students, activists, industry innovators and non-profit leaders from around the country. Supplemental travel scholarships are available. To apply, complete this form and return to Faye@postlandfill.org. For more information on the conference, click here.