ALANA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER [4.11]

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

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!


http://www.athleteally.org

Upcoming ALANA Events

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IT STARTS WITH YOU.
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

Upcoming Events

Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
most cordially invite you to:

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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!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CnuF70QKpGPvtDDjirX2wertC_w9H3z9gfFIjrgT1pI/viewform?usp=send_form

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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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

Location:TBD

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

Kent Hubbell

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


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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!

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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:
CornellianGala.com

If you take advantage of the Early Bird special till Friday, March 25th, then you will receive a free drink!

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Sunday, April 17 | 3pm

Bailey Hall

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 cyh26@cornell.edu 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.

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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: 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

http://iad.einaudi.cornell.edu/

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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