The A-List

Weekly Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

April 17th - April 22nd

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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!

ALANA Elections for 2017-2016 Executive Board

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LANA Intercultural Board Elections for the 2017-2018

Applications Due: 4/28/17

Applicants must submit a letter of intent.

Open positions include:


Vice-President External

Vice-President Internal

Vice-President Finance

Vice-President Public Relations

*disclaimer that the positions are currently undergoing some restructuring for the next school year and may change.*


Included is the contact information for each current board member to encourage candidates to reach out if they have any question or inquires about the position.

President: Hillary Yeboah (hdy3)

Vice-President Of External Affairs: Joseph Kidane (jgk86)

Vice-President Of Operations: Haadia Amjad (ha265)

Treasurer: Conor Hodges (ch732)

Vice-President Of Progamming: Niña Kitele (nck26)

Vice-President of Public Relations: Marisa Knox (mbk94)


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WIllard Straight Hall Takeover Commemoration

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​The political climate of today requires that we reflect on the agents of change who paved the way. This upcoming week marks the 48th year since Black students occupied the Willard Straight Student Union. The 1969 action known as “the Takeover” led to numerous changes on campus including the development of the Africana Studies and Research Center and the restructuring of the Board of Trustees. Join us this Monday, April 17th for our annual commemoration of this crucial event. At 6PM, please meet on the lawn of the Wanawake Wa Wari House (208 Dearborn Pl) for an opening performance and historical march towards Willard Straight Hall (please wear black). Dinner begins at 7PM in the Memorial Room (of WSH) and includes remarks by professors and students as well as an original short play. This year’s theme is Imaginations: A Campus By Us, For Us.

South Asian Council Career Chat

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South Asian Council Career Chat

Phillips 101

March 20, 2017 | 5 - 6:30 pm

SAC is proud to present its first ever Career Chat! Stop by to discuss career options, to have your resume critiqued, and to receive a free professional headshot.

Individuals from the follow areas will be present: Asset Management; Consulting; Finance; Government; Human Resources; Investment Banking; Law; Medicine; Private Equity; Real Estate; Sales and Trading

Please direct questions to Emad Piracha at

Dining With Diverse Minds

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On April 21st at 5-7pm in Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room, CMM and ALANA will be hosting a Dining with Diverse Minds: “Activism Then, Activism Now”. Come hear a panel of community activists discuss their work toward education, political action, and institutional change. Panelists will include Miguel Martinez of the DREAM Team, Jillian Solomon who is one of the founders of Anabel’s Grocery, Simone Klein of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, and much more! Dinner will be served from Roy Joseph’s Cuban Food. If you have any questions, email or

Ad(dress)ing Ableism Exhibit

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You are invited to the Addressing Ableism exhibit opening on Monday, April 17th at 5:30 PM. This exhibit is an opportunity to explore fashion through the lens of individuals with disabilities. Members of the Fiber Science and Apparel Design Program have collaborated with students with disabilities to create garments that meet all of their access needs.

I hope that you will join us on Monday for the exhibit opening and light refreshments. Feel free to reach out to Matt Indimine ( with any questions.

Summer Camp Supply Drive

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The nonprofit organization Orisun Collective is organizing a supply drive for their annual summer camp in Lagos, Nigeria for secondary school students.

Donations will be collected for supplies such as notebooks, used or new digital cameras, pens, pencils, art supplies (crayons, paints, colored markers, chalk), and non perishable snacks (trail mix, granola bar, and crackers). They would really appreciate our support. There are donation boxes set up in Keeton and Ujamaa.

Colombia Week

PorColombia Presents:

Colombia Week!

April 11th, 13th, 14th, and 20th

This Colombia Week will be dedicated to the victims of the landslides in Mocoa, Putomayo Colombia. On March 31st, landslides in the city of Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia, killed at least 254 people and injured as many as 410 others. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos declared Mocoa a disaster zone on Sunday. PorColombia chapters all over the nation have joined forces to raise money for the reconstruction of mocoa. Our campaign is called PorColombia Con Mocoa, please watch and share our video ​by following the link below. Any donation would be greatly appreciated, just click HERE.

Campaign video:

Thursday April​ 20th: Arts Quad Display (due to availability it will be this week/this day)Posters will be placed on the Arts Quad displaying special and fun facts about Colombia. The aim is to bring a greater awareness of Colombia, its beauty and all it has to offer. Look out for this, and send us pictures!

Pre-Medical Minority Mentorship Program

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BSU Yearbook

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Cornell Law School Coffee Chat

Do you have photos that capture special moments in our community? Is your organization looking for a way to be remembered in history? Don't miss out on the opportunity to be featured in our yearbook, Ethos! We welcome all photo submissions with an accompanying caption. Submissions are open now, don't waste time! Send your pictures to ASAP!

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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.

The Big Red Shuttle

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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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