Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

Meet the Executive Board

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Pictured from top left to right:

Ryan Lee (Programming Coordinator), Saim Chaudhary (VP Operations), Kartik Ramkumar (Programming Coordinator), Barbara Esuoso (Programming Coordinator), Haadia Amjad (Treasurer), Laci Taylor (President), Hillary Yeboah (VP External Affairs), Kristian Walker (PR Coordinator), Anita Minniefield (PR Coordinator), Tati Roberts (MCFAB Chair), Joseph Kidane (VP Programming)

Not pictured: Saiyara Fahmi (VP PR), Ejeb Dema (Programming Coordinator), Kathleen Li (Programming Coordinator), Marisa Knox (PR Coordinator)

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.


If you would like to nominate an organization for the weekly organization spotlight please email Saiyara at!

Upcoming Events

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At last Thursday’s lunch we began a conversation about race, campus climate, Cornell and students’ experiences navigating the university. We will continue the dialogue on Thursday, November 19, from noon – 1:00pm.

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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:

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On the Corner follows Julian, an African-American teenager, and Officer James, the white police officer who detains him, as they travel from the Wall Street slave market of 1690 to a Bronx high school in 1978. When they disagree about the meaning of this history, their journey leads them to the heart of our divided America, and the possibility of a new future.

What: On the Corner written and directed by Sarah K. Chalmers and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. in collaboration with the community

When: November 19th & 21st-22nd, Thursday & Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm

Where: Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Library, 302 W. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY

Tickets: FREE. Donations Welcome. Reservations Recommended. Go to or call 607-241-0195 to reserve a seat.

BRASA proudly invites you to join us on November 19th for a lecture by Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman. She is Assistant Professor of Sociology with a joint appointment in the Institute for the Study of Latin America & the Caribbean at The University of South Florida (USF), and has a research agenda that emphasizes racial hierarchies, gender, stigma, and inequality in families. Her new project addresses how informally adopted daughters are exploited under the guise of family in Brazil.

And after the lecture, Deixa Sambar will play some awesome Brazilian music and refreshments will be served!
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Brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. Presents:


Date: THIS FRIDAY, Nov. 20th

Time: 4:30-6PM

Where: RPCC Multi-Purpose Room

Event page:

"Join the brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon for an informal and open academic and professional panel and Q&A. Many of our brothers are accomplished and successful in their respective fields, and would like to take what they have learned to help fellow members, freshmen or upperclassmen, of our Cornell community. All are welcome to come, ask questions, seek advice, or just listen!"

The Illustrious Iota Phi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Presents

The Night Show


TIME: 7:11PM


DESCRIPTION: "Y'all thought the Nupes were gone? Well think again. Come out this Friday to welcome the newest members of the Illustrious Iota Phi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. #ASinChapterProduction #TheNightShow #FreeTheNupes"

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Cornell Health International is hosting the 5th Annual Global Health Conference this Saturday, November 21st from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. We have 3 speakers each assigned 1 hour blocks, and a networking lunch from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm catered by Taste of Thai. The entire event is free, however individuals interested in attending the networking lunch must receive a stamp by attending one of the morning presentations. You can drop if for any or all presentations, speakers' bios can be found on our website!

Event: 5th Annual Global and Public Health Conference

Date: Saturday, November 21st

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Physical Sciences Building Room 120

Attire: Business Casual

FB Event Link | Website

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Since 2012, President Obama tasked each college with providing events and spaces that promote greater religious understanding on college campuses. In this spirit, the Cornell Interfaith Council is putting on the Every Holiday Party which will be held November 21st at 9pm in Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room. There will be organizations tabling, tons of free food, games and awesome prizes such as a $50 Cornell Store Gift Card. IF you have any questions, please contact
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The Distinguished Gentlemen of the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. would like to extend to you the invitation to nominate a female student whom you believe would make a strong contestant in the 2016 Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant.

Please take the time to nominate the student of your choosing by completing this form:

Miss Black and Gold Nomination Form (Link)

The Nomination Form will close on Sunday, November 23 at 11:59 PM.

The Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant is our way of showcasing the intelligence, talent, leadership, and unparalleled beauty of women on the campus of Cornell University. This pageant serves as an opportunity for young women to highlight their poise and self-confidence, while gracing the Cornell community with their intellectual prowess, oratorical skills, and captivating beauty. Scholastic excellence is the linchpin of this pageant and scholarships will be distributed to the pageant winners in our endeavor to help them defray some of their collegiate expenses.

We thank you for your help in continually making this the most elegant event of the year.

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Job, Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

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:

  • ...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!

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Nov. 20, // 12:00-2:00PM // ILR Conference Center / Room 423

Fall Speaker Series

The local and the Global: Dialogues on Community Engagement
"Relationships and reciprocity: building high quality service learning partnerships"

Panel Discussion on Service Learning Programs in Nicaragua

Sponsored by:

Engaged Learning + Research
Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives
Public Service Center

Co-sponsored by:

Cornell Abroad
Program for International Nutrition

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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 ( or Antoine Saint-Victor '16 (

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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

And share this email and the link with your networks!

Want to give back to Class of 2016? Staying for graduation? Looking to develop your leadership skills? Love event planning and logistics?

Apply here for the Senior Days 2016 Committee! The Senior Days Committee works to plan exciting and fun events for seniors to celebrate their achievements at Cornell. Events include Wine Tours, Twilight Cruises, and the Senior Class BBQ, and you can be a part of the team to make this the most memorable Senior Days.

Click on the link above to apply. Applications are due THIS Friday November 20thby 12:00 PM

Please contact Bobby Dougherty (rld238) or Dorothy Zhang (dtz4) with any questions!

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Anabel’s Grocery’s mission is to help fight food security on campus. One way that we’d like to do this during the upcoming Thanksgiving break is to provide a resource guide to students that lets them know where affordable or free food options are on campus. If you are planning a program that you would like to be included in the resource guide, such as a potluck or a Thanksgiving dinner, please let us know by filling out the following form. Please complete the form by Friday, November 20th, 2015.

Additionally, Anabel's will be giving away food to students who are staying on campus during break. If you would like to donate food or funds, please reach out at