Weekly Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board
January 29th - February 4th
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 Gbody Meetings for the Spring Semester
FUNDING CYCLES AND HEARING DATES
Please be on the look out for more information regarding specific dates and times.
If you have any questions, please contact Connor Hodges (ch732).
Letter Writing Campaign
Hi ALANA Orgs!
Our names are Annie Fernandez and Jordan Berger and we are trying to organize students to write letters to our local congressman, Tom Reed, to express any comments or concerns about recent executive orders. We know that a lot of students are at a loss as to how to respond and we hope that providing a space to write letters that will channel opinions in a constructive way.
We are planning to have a letter writing event on Wednesday evening from 5PM-10PM where we will provide letter writing supplies and support. (We are still waiting to be approved for a room reservation in Willard Straight Hall). We would also appreciate you providing space within your organizations to write letters over the next week. Our goal is to compile all of the letters into a binder and to personally deliver the letters to his local office. We have set a goal of collecting 1,000 letters from Cornell students.
We will collect all of the letters by February 6th, so please respond to this e-mail indicating whether your group would like to support this initiative.
Updates about the Wednesday night event including the location can be found on the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1401190603254148/).
Jordan and Annie
DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT SURVEY
In recent years, a number of student leaders have advocated for the addition of a Cornell-wide course requirement that teaches students about issues of diversity and inclusion. Members of the student body hold varying opinions about the need for such a requirement, it’s potential effectiveness, and the specific curriculum it should employ, so it is imperative that current leaders and members of the Cornell administration have insight about the distribution of such opinions.
Student Assembly and Cornell Minds Matter cordially invite you to Meet the new Dean of Students, Vijay Pendakur, who will be speaking about his personal path to his passion for student affairs, the new role of the Dean of Students and how it ties to diversity, inclusion, and well-being. The event will be on Tuesday, February 7th at 5pm in the WSH Memorial Room.
During dinner Vijay will interact with students in order to collaborate and foster productive involvement. Our hope is that you will sit with others in your organization to reflect and plan. Do not miss this opportunity to help kick-start your organization’s initiatives.
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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.