The A-List

Weekly Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

March 20th- March 26th

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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!


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Join the ALANA Funding Board

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Join the AFB! The ALANA Funding Board allocates over $100,000 of ALANA's operating budget, with oversight to events cosponsored by five umbrella organizations and dozens of ALANA affiliate groups. The Board is seeking one-two more funding commissioners to participate in the funding process, principally adjudicating applications for funding with ALANA's treasurer and other Funding Board members. Contact Conor Hodges at for more information.

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Willard Straight Hall Takeover Commemoration

Several decades ago, students barricaded themselves inside of WSH with the intention of securing institutions that would allow them to flourish within the confines of a predominately white university. Their courage, initiative, and vision paved the way for the establishment of the Office of Minority Educational Affairs, the founding of Ujamaa Residential College, the rebuilding of the then recently burned down Africana Studies and Research Center, and brought the topic of equality to the forefront of the experience at Cornell.

ALANA would like YOU to join us as we honor the intentions of their actions by providing you with the opportunity to hold a program in WSH tied to WSH Takeover. This program can be about activism, the “progress” that your particular community has seen at Cornell, a cultural performance, or the celebration of identity or voice, etc.

We are really interested in collaborating with a wide range of diverse groups on campus!

If you choose to participate in this opportunity:

  • Your program must occur in WSH on Monday, April 17th between 2-5:30pm

  • Your program will be funded by ALANA

  • Collaboration with other organizations is encouraged

  • Participation means you will also participate in a few meetings leading up to the event for logistic/programmatic purposes

If you are interested in this opportunity, the deadline to propose your program is Friday, March 31st.

Please fill out this form:

Please contact Niña Kitele (nck26) or Hillary Yeboah (hdy3) with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Upcoming Events

Orientation Leader Applications

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Orientation Leaders are student volunteers who serve as mentors during orientation, helping new students feel at home, engaged, and supported upon their arrival on campus. OLs help move new students into their residence halls, work individually with a small group of new students throughout orientation, and assist at & attend events. This is a great way for students to get involved on campus, help new students feel welcome, and be part of an important Cornell tradition!

The volunteer time commitment is approximately:

* 3 hours — OL training during the spring semester

* 16 hours — OL training in August prior to Orientation

* 20 hours — assisting with & attending events, and service as a mentor to a small group of new students throughout Orientation

Indonesian Cultural Night

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Vigil For Transwomxn

Join Black Students United, Haven, TANGO, and Mosaic as we honor the lives and memories of our trans sisters of color Chyna Gibson, JoJo Striker, KeKe Collier, Jaquarrias Holland, Ciara McElveen, Mesha Caldwell, Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, and others who have lost their lives at the intersections of racialized, gendered, and anti-queer violence.

We will commence the vigil with a few words from community speakers, a musical performance, followed by a Reading of Names and a moment of silence for each sister we have lost in 2016 and 2017.

We will come together not only to mourn, but to begin an ongoing conversation about ways to actively advocate for and support members of our communities affected by these multiple forms of oppression. We will join together in solidarity to display our resistance against the systems that recreate this violence.

Trigger warning: this event will include discussion of sexual, intimate partner, and physical violence, primarily in reference to acts against trans and queer people.

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This year, we will also showcase Indonesian culture and authentic food, and hope to see everyone there.


DATE & TIME: Sunday, 03/26/2017; 05:30 PM

Ticketing info: [Cynthia]

The Daily Show Correspondents Tour featuring Roy Wood Jr. and Adam Lowitt

Saturday, March 25th in Bailey Hall 7pm

Roy Wood Jr. has been described by the Hollywood Reporter as "A Standout", and Entertainment Weekly called his brand of thought provoking comedy "charismatic crankiness".

Adam Lowitt is a six-time Emmy Award-winning Executive producer/Writer Producer/Writer for his work on "The Daily Show".

Tickets on sale now for students, on sale starting tomorrow for general public. For tickets:<>

BSU Yearbook

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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!

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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