Welcome to the Diversity Education Newsletter!
The purpose of the Diversity Education newsletter is to promote the ongoing work of diversity and inclusion at Stevens and share opportunities for learning and engagement. Each month, the newsletter will include: recent events, upcoming opportunities, on and off campus resources, and educational media. All members of the Stevens community are encouraged to read and share this newsletter as we all contribute to building a more inclusive campus environment.
UPCOMING EVENTS!
  • From Civic Engagement to Civic Disobedience | 2/26 | Lore-El | 1 - 3 pm
  • Be Bold | 2/26 | Lore-El | 3 - 5 pm
  • Wonder Womxn | 2/26 | Babbio Atrium | 7 - 9 pm
Black History Month

Join the celebrations for Black History Month! Presented by the Black Affairs Council, Diversity Education, and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
"Boss: The Black Experience in Business" Film Screening & Discussion

Happening today at 7-9 p.m. in the Intercultural Space! Diversity Education and the Black Affairs Council present "Boss: The Black Experience in Business" which is a film that educates, informs, and examines more than 150 years of African American men and women who have embodied the qualities that are the heart of the American entrepreneurial spirit.
Film screening with snacks, prizes and a surprise (Oscar winning) pre-show!
From Civic Engagement to Civic Disobedience

Happening on Feb. 26th from 1-3 p.m., join Lore-El as we learn and discuss various approaches towards getting involved in local community, including actions like running for office or running a protest!
Be Bold with Lore-El

On Feb 26th from 3-5 p.m., Lore-El will be hosting an event to help students practice confidence. Learn how to bring your authentic and bold self to jobs, interviews and the world! Treats and bold role models provided.
LET'S RECAP:
Guest Speaker: Monica X. Thompson

On February 18th, we welcomed Monica X. Thompson to campus to share her insight on social justice and community organizing. As a social worker and community activist, Thompson challenged students to think of their own identities and what it means to be an activist and a scientist.

Short Story Club

Never know what to read or just can't find the time? Ever wanted to be part of a reading club? Want to discuss powerful works by women? Then join us at Lore-El to satisfy your reading needs! On Wednesday 2/19 students were able to read Professions for Women by Virginia Woolf from 1931 followed by a discussion. Keep an eye out for more events!
Galentine's Day
On Thursday, February 13th the Lore-El Center hosted Galentine's Day where many were able to enjoy crafts, food, prizes, and community-building during this fun tradition!

Follow @loreelprograms for more info on upcoming events!
Intercultural Space Opening Celebrations
To read more about the Opening Celebrations for the new Intercultural Space, read this article by the Stute and this article from Stevens news!
CHECK IT OUT!
Click on this video to see an amazing work done by one of very own, DuJuan Kirk '20. In celebration of Black History Month, Kirk showed this movie production at the Cultural Exploration event during the Opening Celebrations of the Intercultural Space.
WHAT'S ON YOUR RADAR?
For some time now we have been offering a community building event about once a month for trans and gender-non conforming students on campus. If interested in joining, please email Veronika Paprocka using the link below.
In need of training or workshop on a diversity topic for your community or organization? You can now easily request a workshop and Diversity Education will facilitate. Workshops include: Safe Zone, Cross-Cultural Communication, Allyship, Unconscious Bias, and more!
Diversity Education Lending Library
All Stevens community members are welcome to borrow from a wide selection of books and DVDs on history, activism, inclusion, identity, and more. Check out the link or come visit us at the Intercultural Space!
“When people like me, they like me "in spite of my color." When they dislike me; they point out that it isn't because of my color. Either way, I am locked in to the infernal circle.”
―  Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
About Diversity Education
Diversity Education takes on many forms at Stevens including programs such as heritage months, awareness weeks, affinity luncheons, Safe Zone Ally training, facilitated discussions, workshops, and invited guest speakers. All programs are created through an intentionally intersectional lens. Through this programming, the Office of Undergraduate Student Life seeks to:

  • foster a deeper understanding of equity and inclusion
  • cultivate safe(r) spaces for all Stevens community members 
  • empower Stevens students, faculty, and staff 

Have resources to add? Feel free to email ldeman@stevens.edu!
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Intercultural Space
Lore-El