ALANA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER [4.11]
Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board
This Week's Organization Spotlight
Cornell Athlete Ally
Athlete Ally is an organization that serves as a resource and example to encourage athletes, coaches, parents, fans and other members of the sports community to respect all individuals involved in sports.
Their mission is to foster an environment of tolerance, respect and acceptance for all members of the Cornell athletic community and beyond. An Athlete Ally can be any person — regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity — who takes a stand against homophobia and transphobia in sports and brings the message of respect, inclusion and equality to their athletic community. Athlete Allies include competitive and recreational athletes as well as coaches, parents, teachers, league officials, sports fans, other sports participants and advocates around the globe.
The organization is ostensibly about respect and acceptance for LGBT student athletes, Cornell Athlete Ally goes further and takes an even more universal approach and helps bring an end to the strong masculinity attached to sports - the type of masculinity that prescribes the strong gender norms and stereotypes in sports. The members hope Athlete Ally at Cornell will help to change the hearts and minds of people. Full acceptance of LGBT student athletes might be difficult to achieve from every single person on campus, but at the end of the day, we want our group to foster an environment of tolerance and respect for all people, regardless of whether you are gay or straight, black or white, man or woman, Republican or Democrat, soccer player or basketball star. Athlete Ally at Cornell will remain focused solely on fostering this environment of respect with the hopes of spreading that message throughout the Ivy League and beyond.
Meetings on Sundays at 6pm in the Kaplan room in Bartels Hall!
Upcoming ALANA Events
Cornell's 2nd Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week brings together a wide range of communities to foster dialogue about the issue of sexual assault. Join us for events Monday 04/11 - Saturday 04/16 to advocate for safe relationships and a community built around positive consent.
Thank you to the 50+ organizations that have helped put together the 2nd Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week in honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Please visit http://www.cornellsaaw.com/ &www.fb.com/CornellSAAW for more info! #TakeActionTogether#ItStartsWithYou
Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
most cordially invite you to:
Please contact Irma Almirall-Padamsee at iapadamsee@hotmail with questions, or to reserve space at the lunch.
Please feel free to forward this email to your other listserves. Thanks so much!
Black Students United
*Are you passionate about community and leadership development?
*Are you creative and energetic?
*Are you looking to be part of change on our campus?
Join BSU's Executive Board!
Applications are due Sunday, 4/17 at 11:59!
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.
Blacks and Jews in America: A conversation
Date/Time: Monday, April 18 / 4:30pm Refreshments and informal conversation; Program 5:00-6:30 pm
Format: 10 min. Introduction by Dean Gretchen Ritter or Gerard Aching, Director of Africana Studies & Research Center
45 min. Discussion between panelists, Dr. Ross Brann, Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, and Rev. Dr. Kenneth I. Clarke, Sr., director of Cornell United Religious Work
35 min. Audience Q&A
Sponsored by:The College of Arts & Sciences, Africana Studies & Research Center, Jewish Studies Program, Cornell Hillel, Cornell United Religious Work, and others to be named.
Please join us to honor
For 15 years as Cornell’s Dean of Students
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 3-5 p.m.
Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall
Light refreshments will be served
Want to have your eyebrows on fleek?
Want to get your face beat by makeup artists?
Want to get a massage...
All for Free?
Join the women of
The Black Women's Support Network
on Friday, April 15th at 8PM
at the Townhouse Community Center
for our semiannual Overnight Celebrity!
Get your nails done, hair done,
everything done for absolutely free
all while spending time with your favorite
members of the Cornell community!
Don't miss out!
Senior Days Presents The Cornellian Senior Gala
Join us on Saturday, April 16th at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum for a Black Tie Affair from 9PM to 12 AM!
We will have 3 bars, food and desserts, live jazz performances, music and dance, and a classic toast to Senior year with free Champagne. You will also take home a 2016 Champagne flute compliments of Senior Class Council.
Seniors are welcome to bring a guest, who can be another Senior, an underclassmen, or a non-Cornellian.
Purchase here, while supplies last:
If you take advantage of the Early Bird special till Friday, March 25th, then you will receive a free drink!
Sunday, April 17 | 3pm
Tickets: $8 presale
$10 at the door
Featuring special collaborations with Cornell Lion Dance, Project Hope, and children from the Cornell Cross-Cultural Adoptee Mentorship Program (CCAMP).
This year, a portion of our proceeds will be donated to Project Hope to help provide educational resources to children in rural China.
This is one afternoon of fantastic dancing you won't want to miss! Get your tickets NOW from baileytickets.com or from any member of Illuminations/Amber before they all run out!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1670556059879911/
If you need accommodations to participate in this event or have any other questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
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
June 4-26, 2016
Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
MTWRFS 8 AM - 3 PM Other, Off-Campus
Ndulo, M. (mbn5)
Van De Walle, N. (nv38)
See Politics and History of Zambia for enrollment information.