The A-List

Weekly Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

March 6th - March 12th

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Pictured from top left to right: Anita Minniefield (Program Coordinator), Kathleen Li (Program Coordinator), Adaugo Ezike (Program Coordinator), Janée Dennis (PR Coordinator), Keri Gill (MCFAB Chair), Evelyn Ambriz (ALANA Advisor), Marisa Knox (VP of Public Relations), JoJo Kidane (VP of External Affairs), Hillary Yeboah (President), Haadia Amjad (VP of Operations), and Niña Kitele (VP of Programming)

Not pictured: Conor Hodges (Treasurer), Nia Marshall (PR Coordinator) and Barbara Esuoso (Program Coordinator)

The ALANA A-List showcases the top events in the multicultural community happening on campus. Listed below are events you do not want to miss!


Dining With Diverse Minds

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Join the ALANA Funding Board

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Join the AFB! The ALANA Funding Board allocates over $100,000 of ALANA's operating budget, with oversight to events cosponsored by five umbrella organizations and dozens of ALANA affiliate groups. The Board is seeking one-two more funding commissioners to participate in the funding process, principally adjudicating applications for funding with ALANA's treasurer and other Funding Board members. Contact ConorHodges at for more information.

Upcoming Events

Department of Art Visiting Artist: Sonya Clark

March 9, 5:15pm, Milstein Auditorium
Co-sponsored by American Studies and Africana studies.

As an African-American artist, Sonya Clark uses craft as a means to honor her lineage and expand notions of both Americanness and art. She uses materials as wide ranging as textiles, hair, beads, combs, and sound to address issues of nationhood, identity, and racial constructs. In some of her work, Sonya Clark explores the cultural meaning of hair and all of its heavy and joyous symbolism. The artist describes hair<> as power, the essence of identity and a marker of chronology, wisdom and adornment. Visit her website:

The Trump Era: Hope in the Time of Escalating Hate

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My Experience: Accessibility and Inclusion at Cornell

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Showing and Discussion of the film Very Young Girls

Hello ALANA member organizations,

We will be showing Very Young Girls in Kaufmann Auditorium on March 8 from 6-7:30 PM, followed by a short discussion. The movie is produced by GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) and

​is narrated by ​

Rachel Lloyd, the founder of GEMS.

Very Young Girls is an exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows barely adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and intimate interviews with them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek to exit the commercial sex industry. The film also uses startling footage shot by pimps themselves, giving a rare glimpse into how the cycle of exploitation begins for many women.

The film identifies hope for these girls in the organization GEMS, a recovery agency founded and run by Rachel Lloyd, herself a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact commercially sexually exploited youth. Very Young Girls will change the way law enforcement, the media, and society as a whole look at the commercial sexual exploitation, street prostitution, and human trafficking that is happening right in our own backyard.

If you have any questions, please contact us through our email SASSY is a program of the Public Service Center, located in 300 Kennedy Hall.

We hope to see you there!

The SASSY Executive Board

AFRIK Fashion Show

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Coalition of Pan-African Scholars would like to invite you to the 12th Annual Afrik Fashion Show on Saturday March 11th at 7:15pm.

Welcome to a night of fashion and fanfare! Featuring designers from across the African diaspora, the Afrik Fashion Show is not to be missed! Join us as we celebrate the creative and beautiful designs of talented artists hailing from Ghana, Sudan, Cameroon, the United States, andmore. Brought to you by Coalition of Pan African Scholars in collaboration with ALANA and SAFC.

Purchase tickets here:

Women Of Color Conference

Join the Women of Color Coalition and Diverse Women in Science & Engineering’s discussions, workshops, and speakers at this year's Women of Color Conference to examine the intersections of race, gender, ethnicity and sexuality in modern feminism. Register online at The deadline to register is March 13th. We hope to see you there!!

Jamaica Night @ Carl Becker House

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The Cornell University Becker in Service, also known as CUBS, cordially invites you to Jamaica Night at Carl Becker House, on March 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Cornell University Becker in Service (CUBS) is unique to Carl Becker House on Cornell's West Campus. We are dedicated to serving communities and bringing awareness to current issues. Our group has helped local food pantries and assisted living centers. We have organized good drives and many other good will acts. In addition to our local outreach, we plan a service trip each spring to connect with other deserving communities.

This year's trip is to Jamaica. During our trip we will provide help at the schools and work with the local community members. This year we will visit Petersfield High School and Williamsfield All Age School. Both schools have been connected to service projects undertaken by Cornell students in the past and we are excited to go back and provide even more.

Please join us at the Jamaica Night Reception for cocktail hour, dinner, and a silent auction. There will also be entertainment and multiple performances.

Please RSVP at:

We cannot wait to see you there. All the best.

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Join Cornell Podcast Club

Do you enjoy talking about: Music​ ​College​ ​ Television ​ ​Pop Culture ​ Politics

Join Cornell Podcast Club!

★ host your own podcast series ★ be featured on a local radio station and ★ let your voice be heard by your fellow peers For more information Please e-mail:

How To Remove Yourself From A Listserv

Below, please find the information to remove yourself from ANY list serve on Cornell's campus.

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We are excited to present the Big Red Shuttle, Cornell's first free late-night transportation service for students who need a safe ride home.

Initially, the Big Red Shuttle provided students with rides during exam periods. However, the need for additional means of late-night transportation has become clear. Now, the Big Red Shuttle is no longer an academic-only resource, but one that provides timely and free transportation to Cornell students everywhere in need of a safe ride home.

Starting Friday, 10/14 , the Big Red Shuttle will run a 20-minute route every Friday and Saturday night from 12am-3am with a professional driver and two student aids trained by Cayuga's Watchers.

To learn more, please see the poster below. Check out our website Have questions? Feel free to drop us a note at

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