Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

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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

Islamic Alliance for Justice

IAJ is a secular student organization that aims to raise awareness and coordinate effective response to local, national, and global issues of social, economic and political justice. The Alliance engages in informational outreach activities as well as advocacy and discourse. This club intends to both provide a way for students interested in the Muslim world to become active in the political realm, and to raise awareness of issues of injustice across campus and around the globe.

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!

Upcoming Events

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On Monday, April 25th, join us for a conversation about #BlackLivesMatter and the 2016 election. Topics include: where the candidates stand on issues that impact us most, the limitations of the electoral process, what it means to "work within the system", the "Trump effect", and many others!


Use any of these links to check your voter registration status and polling place:

Karl Alexander (Sociology, Johns Hopkins)



4:30-6:00, Monday, April 25

Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith


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.

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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!

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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:

Details about the Gala:

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Join VP Lombardi as he looks back at 2015-16 academic year and envisions where we are heading.
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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!!!)


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!

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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.

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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:

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

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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.

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Summer 2016 - Cornell in Zambia

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:

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:

GOVT 3394 001-LEC Off-campus program: Politics and History of Zambia

Number: 1211

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

Credit: 3

Grade:Student option

Instructor: Ndulo, M. (mbn5), Van De Walle, N. (nv38)

Max. enroll: 15

To enroll: See Politics and History of Zambia for enrollment information.

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Voices of African Mothers (VAM) is a United Nation NGO started by Nana Fosu-Randall in 2004 to empower African women and girls. This summer will be the fourth time Cornell students travel to Ghana to participate in this enriching service-learning experience! The program will be a 6-8 week commitment from late June to early August. Students in the program will be participating in development and education work at VAM’s many project sites with opportunities for individual projects in virtually any desired area, including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, co-ops, and more. In addition, students in the program will have opportunities to experience Ghanaian culture and visit cultural sites. Students who apply should be self-motivated, demonstrate superior leadership and teamwork abilities. Prior international experience is not a must, but is preferred. Upon acceptance to the program, funding opportunities will be discussed. Please contact Blake Brown (btb52), Lala Xu (lqx2), or Emily Martey (ebm72) with any questions, comments, or concerns. We look forward to reviewing your applications!
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