ALANA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER [4.25]
Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board
This Week's Organization Spotlight
Islamic Alliance for Justice
IAJ has some events coming up this week including "The Human Cost of War" on Wednesday, April 27, and the Cornell for Syrian Refugees Gala on Saturday, April 30. See below for more details!
DON'T FORGET: NEW YORK STATE PRIMARIES ARE TODAY!
Use any of these links to check your voter registration status and polling place:
Karl Alexander (Sociology, Johns Hopkins)
THE LONG SHADOW:
FAMILY, SCHOOL, NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE SHAPING OF INEQUALITY
4:30-6:00, Monday, April 25
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For twenty five years, Prof. Alexander directed a groundbreaking study, along with Doris Entwisle, of the lives of 790 people in diverse Baltimore neighborhoods, extensively interviewed since the first grade. This work has led to influential, sometimes surprising findings about the interaction of family, school, neighborhood, class and race in shaping life trajectories. His recent book, The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth and the Transition to Adulthood, with Doris Entwisle and Linda Olson, concluding this inquiry, will be the basis of his lecture.
This program is focused on the sharing of expression in any form and open to students, faculty, and staff! Participants can choose to share in an artistic fashion or even with a discussion on the impact of current events!
We hope that you are interested in participating in OADIpotry or that you ask another member of the Cornell Community to share their expression. All are welcome to join us on April 26th even if you do not plan on participating. Your support is important! In addition, we ask that you bring a canned fruit or vegetable for donation to Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County for admission to the event. The donation of the canned good is optional.
This is a OADI Tuesday Lunch Engagement so as usual lunch will be provided! Please sign up by clicking on the image above or on the link here. Thank you and hope to see you there!
The War in Syria has become a prolonged conflict and has affected the lives of millions of Syrians. According to the most recent estimates 4.6 million Syrians are refugees and around 6.6 million have been displaced within Syria. The situation is dire and millions are in need of our support. The aim of the event is to go beyond the statistics and present the trials and tribulations faced by the refugees in their own voice.
Come, participate and learn about the impact of the war on the people and support the cause through donating or buying a ticket to the Cornell for Syrian Refugees Gala that would be held on Saturday, the 30th of April.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1008345079250074/
Details about the Gala: https://www.facebook.com/events/916158431838494/
Wild 'n Out: Campus Edition
"Wild 'n Out is an American Sketch comedy and improv television series that was created and hosted by comedian Nick Cannon. The series puts two teams of comedians against each other and basically have 'improvisational' comedy games."
No worries! You don't have to consider yourself comedic since we are adding personalized games and meeting with the teams before hand!
Date: Friday, April 29, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Bio-Technology Building, Room G10
This event is open to the Ithaca community and there is a prize for the winning team!
Sign up HERE to enter a team and to let us know about your t-shirt size. (Yes, you also get the cool Wild 'n Outshirt for FREE!!!)
(CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO IN CASE YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SHOW)
In celebration of the publication of our Poetry Anthology #15, Prisoner Express would like to invite you to a live reading of some of our favorite poems from this edition!
Come learn about Prisoner Express, and experience the power and the humor of poetry from behind the bars.
Refreshments will be served.
Prisoner Express is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded to promote rehabilitation by providing information, education and opportunities for creative self-expression to incarcerated men and women. The provision of education reduces recidivism, ultimately saving money and resources currently used to warehouse prisoners. Prisoner Express steps through the isolation and alienation of prison life to bring hope, education, and fosters a sense of community among the prisoners who participate.
Men's Appreciation 2016: Forbes Special Edition
April 29th at 8pm - Statler Carrier Ballroom
The ladies of Les Femmes de Substance will host our annual Men's Appreciation banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of the men in our community, while acknowledging their continuous support of the ambitious women here at Cornell. Join us as we award guests over dinner and special performances!
Nominate men for awards here: http://goo.gl/forms/EhHJLWChfz
Want to make a shoutout video of appreciation? LFDS will be recording videos at the following locations:
Monday 4/18 from 3pm-5pm in 626 Thurston
Tuesday 4/19 from 5pm-7pm in Ujamaa Main Lounge
Wednesday 4/20 from 3pm-5pm in 626 Thurston
Thursday 4/21 from 5pm-7pm in Ujamaa Main Lounge
We look forward to seeing you there!
Job, Internship and Scholarship Opportunities
Looking for an affordable place to live over the summer?
Consider living in Wari Cooperative!
6 singles and 1 double room available.
Note: There is no application process for the summer. Housing is available to all Cornell students (of all genders) who will be on campus for academic purposes this summer.
Politics and History of Southern Africa
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences can apply for funding by filling out the travel form at: http://as.cornell.edu/sites/as/files/AfExTrAw.pdf
Interested students should stop by Day Hall B20 to enroll, submit a deposit and the authorization form.
This three-week course will introduce students to the history and politics of Zambia and, more broadly, southern Africa. It will examine the history of European settlement in southern Africa, the liberation wars and the independence process, apartheid and its effects in southern Africa, and post-apartheid democracy in southern Africa.
In addition, this course will prepare students for higher level courses on African history, ethnic conflict, and cultural theories.
This program is designed for students who are interested in the history of the settler states, federation, and liberation wars in southern Africa and want to know about the effects of apartheid on southern African economies and about post-apartheid southern Africa and the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
For more information visit the websites: https://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/courses/on/courses.php?v=3074
GOVT 3394 001-LEC Off-campus program: Politics and History of Zambia
Class dates: June 4-26, 2016
Exam dates: Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times: MTWRFS 8 AM - 3 PM Other, Off-Campus
Instructor: Ndulo, M. (mbn5), Van De Walle, N. (nv38)
Max. enroll: 15
To enroll: See Politics and History of Zambia for enrollment information.