OMA Newsletter

November 12, 2021

Welcome from Jaeda Ballard

Hello OMA family!


I hope you are prioritizing self-care, especially as you are reaching the end of Fall Quarter. Be sure to take the time to enjoy things that bring you joy!


As a Washingtonian, I have been loving the rainy weather! My favorite time to eat ice cream is actually when it’s raining. So far this quarter, I have really enjoyed being able to connect with new students and getting to meet people in-person that I have spent the past couple years communicating with virtually. This week is SU Homecoming so it has been amazing to see everyone engage in campus traditions and build community with one another.


Our office has some incredible events scheduled for this upcoming week and we hope to see you there! For more information about the events, please look below!


-Jaeda

**This will be the only newsletter we will send out for November so make sure to reach to the end to catch all the great stuff happening on campus until the break!**

OMA UPCOMING EVENTS

Moral Mondays at SU: Rest as an Act of Liberation & Resistance

Monday, November 15th

12:30-2:00pm

OMA Living Room PAVL 180


The Black community has lived through and continues to live through continuous cycles of exhaustion. Racial battle fatigue and trauma have had significant impacts on the Black community’s ability to rest and prioritize self-care. Rest is required to continue the fight for healing and justice within the #BlackLivesMatter movement.


For any questions or concerns please contact Jaeda Ballard at jballard@seattleu.edu.

BIPOC Students Lunch

Tuesday, November 16th

12:30-1:30pm

STCN 322 (OMA Lounge)


OMA and Campus Ministry invite all BIPOC students to a monthly lunchtime gathering for community, connection, and fun over shared food! Come as you are, all are welcome. A simple lunch will be provided. For catering purposes, RSVP required by today, November 12.


Questions? Contact campusministry@seattleu.edu

OMA Speaks: Unpacking The History of Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 18th

12:30-1:30pm

OMA Living Room (PAVL 180)


OMA Speaks is our monthly community dialogue series. The purpose of OMA Speaks is to create opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to engage in meaningful dialogue about current topics related to identity, diversity, and inclusion. Our November event will discuss the history behind Thanksgiving and how the holiday erases the harm that settlers caused Native Americans. You do not have to identify as Native American or Indigenous to participate in this event.

Queer Friendsgiving

Friday, November 19th

6:00-8:00pm

Oberto Commons (2nd floor of SINE)


OMA will be hosting a Queer Friendsgiving! This event is open to all students but with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ students. We will have crafts, music, and food to share. Your ticket into this event is to bring one donation item for the SU Food Pantry!

Any questions? Email saundersk@seattleu.edu.

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil

Monday, November 22nd

Time TBD


In partnership with Campus Ministry

Saturday, November 20th is the annual observance of Trans Day of Remembrance, meant to honor any transgender lives that have been lost due to acts of anti-transgender violence throughout the year. There will be a vigil held at the Chapel by the Reflection Pool and light refreshments. More details will be available on IG @su_oma and @sucampusministry.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

2021 Homecoming Court Virtual Drag Bingo

Saturday, November 13th

6:00-7:15pm

Zoom

*To receive the Zoom link, you must register via ConnectSU.


Help celebrate homecoming in style! Join us for a night of fun as we welcome back from TLC's Dragnificent! and Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race, Alexis Michelle! This event is free and open to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Seattle University community!


For more info, click here: https://seattleu.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7271341

UREC Events

SU Climb Nights

2nd Friday of each month

Starts November 12th | 7:00-9:50pm

Join SU Climb Night at the Seattle Bouldering Project. Free shoe rental and entry for $12!


Dodgeball Tournament

Saturday, November 13th

“Remember the 5 D's of dodgeball: Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge." We are having our very own Dodgeball Tournament. Dodgeball is a fun way to move your body and test your agility. Register by 11/11 on seattleu.edu/recreation.


Yoga Flow

Wednesday, November 17th | 7:00-8:00pm

Thursday, November 18th | 12:15-1:00pm

One last breath before break! Join us for our specialty Flow Yoga classes. Flow yoga combines the breath, flexibility, both standing and floor postures and aims at connecting the mind, body and spirit. Great for new and experienced yogis.

Community Service Group to Yes Farm - Saturdays in November

November 13th (undergrad and grad students only)

November 20th (open to students, faculty, and staff)

12-3pm


Join a student-led community service group to Yes Farm every Saturday in November (except Nov. 27). Students will gather at Student Center's first floor in front of the Campus Ministry office at 11:45am, and then they will walk together to Yes Farm with one of our students' Campus Ministers for social Justice.


For more info, click here: https://seattleu.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7578020

Living Witness: Black Catholic History Past, Present, and Promise

Sunday, November 14th

4:00-5:30pm

Zoom

*To receive the Zoom link, go to tinyurl.com/livingwitness2021


Join the Archdiocese of Seattle Black Catholic Advisory Circle, Seattle University, and Immaculate Conception Parish to celebrate Black Catholic History Month with an evening of conversation, music, and reflection with Dr. Ansel Augustine.


Mass to follow in person at the Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle U at 8:00pm. Contact liturgy@seattleu.edu with any questions.

CSE Diversity Equity and Inclusion Townhall

Monday, November 15th

6:00-7:00pm

PIGT 308


Join the College of Science and Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Ambassadors for our first townhall of the academic year. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff in the College of Science and Engineering. Pizza will be provided - gluten free and vegan options available!


For more info, click here: https://seattleu.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7582245

The Basics: Thinking About the Interview

Tuesday, November 16th

12:20-1:15pm

CASY 525

*To join virtually, you will receive a Zoom link after confirming your registration on ConnectSU.


Sponsored by Career Engagement

Participants will engage about familiarizing themselves with different interview processes. From individual 1:1 interviews to panel interviews, the Career Engagement Office is focused on sharing the best ways to navigate these spaces and their questions to you.


For more info, click here: https://seattleu.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7564341

Transgiving

Friday, November 19th

2:00-5:00pm

Room C1, Sullivan Hall


Hosted by The Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming and Allies Student Association (NGNCA)

This is an event centering and celebrating the gender non-conforming and trans experience. There will be a clothing drive to help provide professional clothes for non-binary and gender non-conforming folx, a space to share things we are thankful for about our queer experiences, and pumpkin painting! We will provide light food and refreshments.


For more info, click here: https://seattleu.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7562677

De-stress With Dogs!

Tuesday, November 23rd

12:00-2:00pm

Student Center 130 & 160


HAWC will be hosting staff dogs in addition to trained therapy dogs. Groups will be admitted in 20 minute intervals in order to allow for social distancing as well as maintaining the health of the dogs.


Be sure to bring your Safe Start Health Check clearance, your mask, and your love for doggos!

NATIONAL/GLOBAL HOLIDAYS

Native American Heritage Month

The month of November is an opportunity to pay tribute to the rich ancestry, sacred traditions, and history of Indigenous People during Native American Heritage Month.


The Office of Diversity & Inclusion has created a webpage meant to highlight campus events surrounding NAHM. Take this opportunity to learn more about Native American history and engage with community partners. Check it out here: https://www.seattleu.edu/diversity/honoring-our-heritage/native-american-alaska-native-heritage/

Thanksgiving - November 25th

Thanksgiving is a holiday that often celebrates the first feast between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. However, for Native Americans, Thanksgiving is known as the National Day of Mourning, serving as a reminder of the slaughter of their people and the theft of their lands. This Thanksgiving, learn about the real history of the holiday and consider the ways you can support Native American and other Indigenous peoples year round.


Learn more: https://facingtoday.facinghistory.org/disrupting-public-memory-the-story-of-the-national-day-of-mourning

The Spectator did a story about OMA's Food Justice Week back in October. Check it out!!

What is Food Justice?
The OMA Office is located in PAVL 180. Contact us at oma@seattleu.edu!
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