Welcome to the Diversity Education Newsletter!
The purpose of the Diversity Education newsletter is to promote 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:
  • Supreme Court Self Care | 10/8 | Lore-El Center | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Festival of Smiles: Masskara | 10/8 | Babbio Atrium | 9:00 - 11:00 pm
  • Professional Gender Affirming Clothing Swap | 10/9 | Lore-El Center | 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Latinx Heritage Month Dinner with Malena Higuera '75 | 10/10 | Fielding Conference Room | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
  • National Coming Out Day | 10/11 | Babbio 122 | 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Kay Ulanday Barrett Performance | 10/16 | Babbio 122 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm

LET'S RECAP:
Latinx in the Workplace Alumni Panel
On October 3rd, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) along with OPB, LUL, and Latin American Association (LAA), hosted an alumni panel surrounding the topic of identifying as Latinx and navigating the workplace. Welcoming Latinx alumni back to campus, current students had the opportunity to ask for advice and receive hepful guidance. The alumni panelists were happy to share anecdotes and advice to their younger counterparts.
WHAT'S ON YOUR RADAR?  
Supreme Court Self Care
On October 8th, the Supreme Court will make landmark decisions on severl major cases, 3 of which will determine whether LGBT+ people are protected under the Civil Rights Act's prohibitions on sex discrimination. Join Lore-El and oSTEM tonight in the Lore-El Center at 6:30 pm, where we will reflect on and discuss the court's decisions. There will be relaxing activities and refreshments provided!
Latinx Heritage Month Dinner with Malena Higuera '75
You are invited to attend a dinner with Malena Higuera (the first Latina to graduate from Stevens and alumna of the class of 1975) on Thursday, October 10 at 5 p.m. in the Fielding Conference Room (Howe 3 rd Floor). Malena will be sharing stories from her time at Stevens, lessons from her professional career and answering questions.

There is limited seating and food, so please make sure you RSVP through Ducklink!
Kay Ulanday Barrett "When the Chant Comes - Poetry & Margins at the Center"
All are invited to attend the Filipino-American History Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, & Disability Awareness Month Keynote Speaker: Kay Ulanday Barrett
Time: 5:30 p.m
Date: Wednesday, October 16th
Place: Babbio 122

Barrett is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pilipinx-american transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. Kay’s ideas have featured in Race Forward & Colorlines, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Poor Magazine, Trans Bodies/Trans Selves, Filipino American Psychology, Asian Americans For Progress, The Advocate, and more.
Mindfulness with Dr. Lindsey Swindall
Dr. Lindsey Swindall is a Stevens faculty member from the College of Arts & Letters who is hosting "Morning Mindfulness" where students can engage in facilitated relaxation. This will take place Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 to 8:50 AM in P 218. Swindall also leads meditation classes at the Hoboken Historical Museum on Saturdays at 10:00 am from Oct. 19th to Dec. 7th for just $10!
CHECK IT OUT!
Take a look at this video celebrating and highlighting Filipino-American history!

As the second largest Asian American group in the country, it is important to revisit the bountiful history and recognize the lasting cultural impact Filipino-American experiences have brought to the nation. For more information on Filipino American History, view this article by the Filipino American National History Society here.
Diversity Education Lending Library
All Stevens community members are welcome to borrow from a wide selection of books and DVDs on diversity, inclusion, identity, and more. Check out the link or visit us on the 10th floor of Howe!
“The stolen body, the reclaimed body, the body that knows itself and the world, the stone and the heat which warms it: my body has never been singular.”

- Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation by Eli Clare
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!
Stevens Students
Lore-El