The A-List

Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

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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), Shayra Kamal (Program Coordinator), 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: Connor 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!

Top A Lister

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RICE Magazine is a student publication dedicated to the exploration and understanding of Asian culture and current events. RICE's goal is to promote a greater appreciation of Asian histories, traditions, and contemporary affairs. By crafting engaging, informative articles on any topic from pop culture to politics, we hope to open up the different worlds of Asia to our readers.

RICE is currently recruiting for writers and editors for its Fall 2016 publication. If you wish to write an article, story, song or poem about Asia, or have any photographs or art of the continent you would like to share, please do send it to us for publication! You do not have to be Asian to write or edit for us-any one is welcome to join RICE's team!

If you're interested in becoming either an editor or a writer for RICE, please send an e mail to our editor in chief Christopher James at

ALANA Announcements

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We are seeking volunteers to facilitate at the DWDM on Friday October 21st from 5-7pm. This DWDM is centered around mental health in college communities. Kai Roberts is our main speaker for this event. His presentation for the evening will be, "Active Mic: Mental Health through Music." It is an original interactive performance created to promote mental health awareness in an entertaining and educational way.

Sign up to facilitate here!

(* There will not be a training, so you must have been a facilitator before)

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Call it distrust or call it a disconnect, no matter what you call it, the relationship between people of color and police departments is in a continued state of despair. Everyone has a right to feel safe. Join the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., ALANA, Black Students United, 626 Thurston and the Cornell University Police Department in a workshop that puts these fundamentals rights into perspective.

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Come celebrate All Hallow's Eve with ALANA Intercultural Board, Southside Community Center, the children of Ithaca, and Cornell Greek Tri-Council.

From 4:30-6:30 pm we will host a carnival where your organization will get the chance to set up an activity booth (i.e. face painting, games, mummy wrapping, etc.) for the kids in the Ithaca community.

Register your booth using this link

*ALANA will spend or reimburse up to $25 per booth activity. Information about funding for your booth here.*

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Niña Kitele (nck26)


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Active Mic: Mental Health through Music: Kai Roberts

Dining With Diverse Minds

Friday, October 21, 5 – 7 PM

Memorial Room Willard Straight Hall

Catered Dinner by Italian Carry-Out

Kai’s high energy hip-hop concert is complemented by the honest narrative of his mental illness and recovery. Kai describes his battle with anxiety and panic disorder; gradually taking the journey into his emotions, through his disorder, and into his recovery. Be prepared for good music, meaningful messages and an overall good time. Co-sponsored by ALANA and CMM.For more info contact nsr44.

Cycling Funding Dates '16-'17

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Please contact Conor Hodges ( with any questions about the funding cycle process

Upcoming Events

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Want to get paid for eating on campus?

Sign up for Cornell Dining's Mystery Shopper Program!

Each shopper is assigned three "shops" in different eateries during the course of each semester, and after dining, completes an online questionnaire regarding their visit. Each shopper then gets paid (in BRBs) $10 for each retail shop visit (ie. Bear Necessities, Libe Café) and $12 for each dining hall visit.

Mystery shoppers must complete a brief training session prior to their assignments.

If you're interested:


Or visit

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The student-run COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FUNDING BOARD (CPFB) assists students in developing grassroots community action projects and administers grants of up to $2000

to make these projects and community partnerships possible.

Interested in applying to be a board member?

Interested in developing a community action project?

Find out how by contacting or by stopping by the Public Service Center

(100 Barnes Hall)!

Grant applications are due Friday, October 14th at 5:00 PM.

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How space can foster or impede student success and

build or divide communities

Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 2 pm • 429 Rockefeller Hall (Latina/o Studies conference room)

Please join Cornell alum, Angel David Nieves ‘01, Ph.D

History of Architecture & Urban Development/Africana Studies,

minor in Latina/o Studies for a discussion about,

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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 this 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 at Have questions? Feel free to drop us a note at

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