ALANA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER [1.27]

Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

Welcome Back!

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The ALANA Executive Board would like to welcome you back for spring semester! Our newsletter will be sent out weekly and will inform you of upcoming events, resources, and job and internship opportunities! Read what's new this week!

This Week's Organization Spotlight

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MiXed at Cornell

MiXed at Cornell is an organization concerned with fostering a community for people who identify as interracial or mixed on campus.



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CornellMiXed/info/?tab=overview

If you would like to nominate an organization for the weekly organization spotlight please email Saiyara at smf247@cornell.edu!

Upcoming ALANA Events

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Upcoming Umbrella Events

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CAPSU will be hosting its 11th annual Asia Night on March 5th, 2016! This year's Asia Night will reflect on all the memorable experiences from the community. Organizations within CAPSU will host a booth, assigned to specific terrains: oceans, deserts, forests and mountains. If you are interested in hosting a booth or collaborating, there are many opportunities listed below:


Sign up for the Asia Night Planning Committee: https://docs.google.com/a/cornell.edu/forms/d/1jydlaz0JMJixMCTtTTvWO_oEFVsneXfjYSsV9kyRNmQ/viewform


Organization Booth/Performance Sign-ups:

https://docs.google.com/a/cornell.edu/forms/d/18JIsV5yN-iP62QhFfBFCVvtbKIRIJLzTW3wS6F1kZUs/viewform

Upcoming Events

2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
4:45 - 6:15 pm
Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Featuring the Founders of
#BlackLivesMatter

Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, two of the community organizers credited with beginning the online campaign that became a national civil rights movement, will be joined by Janaya Khan, an international ambassador for #BLM Network, at Cornell’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture, Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. in Sage Chapel.

The event, with performances by the Community Unity Music Education Program and the Baraka Kwa Wimbo gospel ensemble, is free and open to the public.

The annual King Commemorative Lecture provides a public, campus-based forum making the life and legacy of Dr. King accessible for contemporary times. It is sponsored by Cornell United Religious Work, the Africana Studies and Research Center, Student and Campus Life and community co-sponsors.

More information: http://dos.cornell.edu/cornell-united-religious-work/programs/martin-luther-king-jr-lecture-series

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Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series

IRA HELFAND, MD
Co-Founder and Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility; Co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

"THE GROWING DANGER OF NUCLEAR WAR - AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT"

Monday, February 8, at 5:00pm

Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

Admission is free and open to the public

For more information visit http://einaudi.cornell.edu/news/co-president-international-physicians-prevention-nuclear-war-discuss-humanitarian-impacts

Organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and co-sponsored by the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Center for Transformative Action, and Episcopal Peace Fellowship.


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Class Councils and the Office of Alumni Affairs cordially invite you to the first annual Cornell Leadership Conference. The Cornell Leadership Conference started with a simple idea: Let’s inspire and empower students today to be the leaders of tomorrow. Bringing back some of our best young alumni speakers to reflect on their time at Cornell and beyond, we strive to provide students on campus with the tools to develop as a leader. With a rousing call to action about the desperate need for leaders from our keynote speaker, students will leave the Conference ready to lead the next generation of Cornellians. Sign up here: http://cornellleadershipconference.splashthat.com/

Job, Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

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Please Save the Date! The Men of Color Council at Cornell University presents its 13th Annual Men of Color Conference. We are looking forward to another fantastic year focused on helping all minority men prepare for their summers and life after Cornell, as well as community engagement. We invite freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors to participate. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Lofy Khalafalla '17 (kk648@cornell.edu) or Antoine Saint-Victor '16 (as2588@cornell.edu).

Don't have plans for spring break? Want to make a meaningful impact? Alternative Breaks is currently seeking a TRIP LEADER for the Church of St. Matthews and St. Timothy Team





The CSMST trip focuses on mentoring young, minority youth in the Upper West Side and Harlem communities in Manhattan, New York City. We plan to achieve this by facilitating a multitude of activities geared towards developing a sense of teamwork, leadership and wellness within the young men at the church. Some of the activities we'll do include:


  • BASKETBALL SCRIMMAGES
  • 3 POINT SHOOTOUTS
  • COOKING
  • RELAY RACING
  • MEMORY GAMES
  • MEDITATION
  • CONVERSATIONS
  • ...and more!


Additionally, this is to engage young men (ages 8-17) in supporting their desire to improve their basketball skills and nutrition awareness along with the affirmation of the importance of education. Our team will support the efforts of the local community's agency to affirm the youth's own sense of positive community engagement.


If you are interested, please email us at altbreaks@cornell.edu!

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Help grow the Asian and Asian American Center (A3C) and build a better student experience!


The Asian and Asian American Center is seeking to raise $15,000 to expand current programming, create greater co-sponsorships, and implement new event programming.


Learn how you can make a difference at http://crowdfunding.cornell.edu/aaac


And share this email and the link with your networks!