Input needed for UW-Green Bay Ramadan Iftar dinner event

Members of the Diversity Task Force are planning to hold an Iftar meal on the first night of Ramadan (April 23) and are looking for people from the campus community to provide ideas for the menu, suggest speakers or activities during the dinner and ways to promote this event. There will be a Diversity Task Force meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. in the Alumni Room (Union 103). If you are unable to make this time, please send your ideas by that date to the Diversity Task Force email, diversitytaskforce@uwgb.edu, and those ideas will be shared at the meeting.

Reminder: Mariah Idrissi, ‘Changing the face of fashion’ presentation

Mariah Idrissi will visit campus on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. Idrissi is the world’s first hijab-wearing model to be signed to ‘Select’ models and featured in a global campaign for H&M. As well as a model, she is an international public speaker promoting female empowerment and is part of a growing movement bringing modest fashion to the masses regardless of faith or background. She will be speaking on the changing face of fashion. The event will be free and open to the public. The UW-Green Bay Diversity Task Force, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health Education and Social Welfare, and the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships are the sponsors.

‘Changing the face of fashion’ presentation, Oct. 26

Mariah Idrissi will visit campus on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. Idrissi is the world’s first hijab wearing model to be signed to ‘Select’ models and featured in a global campaign for H&M. As well as a model, she is an international public speaker promoting female empowerment and is part of a growing movement bringing modest fashion to the masses regardless of faith or background. She will be speaking on the changing face of fashion. The event will be free and open to the public. The UW-Green Bay Diversity Task Force, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health Education and Social Welfare, and the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships are the sponsors.

Workshop offered: Racing Language and ‘Languaging’ Race in Hyper-Racial Times, April 24

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting an educational workshop, “Racing Language and ‘Languaging’ Race in Hyper-Racial Times,” Monday, April 24, 2017. The sessions are free and open to the public. Parking is free in the Visitor Lot near Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Topics (attend one or more):

All sessions will be presented by Samy Alim, a professor of Education, Anthropology and Linguistics at Stanford University, where he directs the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL), the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) and African & African American Studies (AAAS). In his most recent book, Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. (2012, with Geneva Smitherman), he addresses language and racial politics through an examination of President Obama’s language use… and America’s response to it. His other books include Street Conscious Rap (1999), You Know My Steez (2004), Roc the Mic Right (2006), Tha Global Cipha (2006), Talkin Black Talk (2007) and Global Linguistic Flows (2009). His forthcoming volume, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies, will appear in 2017 (with Django Paris, Teachers College Press).

Learn more about the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uwgbaic/ or by contacting Assistant Prof. Christin DePouw (Education) at depouwc@uwgb.edu. Sponsors are the Campus Life Diversity Task Force, Black Student Union, UW-Green Bay’s Professional Program in Education and the American Intercultural Center.

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