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2021 Spring Events

 

The Diversity Resource Center at Idaho State University wishes everyone a Happy Ramadan!
 
According to the Aljazeera news channel, "Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar. Healthy adult Muslims fast in Ramadan from dawn until dusk. This includes abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts, and anger. Other acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Quran, and charity are also encouraged during the holy month."
 
We invite you to join us in this virtual presentation to learn about Ramadan and some of the culture and traditions of it. 
 
Topic: WHAT IS RAMADAN? What are some of the cultures and traditions of Ramadan?
Speaker: Yousef DeiknaA Ph.D. Student, 
College of Arts and Letters
Time: Thursday, April 08, 2021
Virtual: Zoom Link - Meeting ID: 829 9752 1046 - Password: 767495
 
 
 
The Diversity Resource Center is partnering with P.E.A.C.E Club and Cultural Events Committee to host the following event:
 
Event: "Faitheist: Building Bridges Between Believers, Nonbelievers, and Everyone In-Between: with author Chris Stedman
Time & Date: Wednesday, April 14, at 5:30 pm MT
Location: Virtual via Zoom
 
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/CdoPrLpmEHNFH43X8 - Registration for this event is open until April 11, 2021.
 
 
Please visit our official website and social media for our current and upcoming events. 
 

 

Black History Month

​The Diversity Resource Center at Idaho State University is pleased to announce events celebrating Black History Month, which is observed from February 1 through March 1 this yearThroughout the week of February 22-26, we have scheduled special events free for students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Due to the Coved 19 pandemic and our concern for the health and wellbeing of our community, we will be celebrating Black History Month virtually this year. 
While we are saddened that we cannot gather in-person to celebrate this special month with each other,  we are grateful to be able to gather virtually.
 
This year’s Black History Month celebration features a series of events designed to promote inclusiveness, understanding, and dialogue. We invite Idaho State University’s community to join us in celebrating the many ways that Black history and culture has enriched our way of life. Recognizing the historical contributions of African Americans allows us to create a more inclusive community today.  
 

 

Black History Month Virtual Events – February 22-26

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Raphael Chijioke Njoku, Director and Department Chair of Global Studies

Topic: The History of Black History Month

Time and Date: Monday, February 22, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: Join Zoom Meeting - Passcode: 015185

 

Speaker: Dr. James Yizar, Associate Director, Academic Success and Advancement Program

Topic: The History of Black Lives Matter Movement

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 12-1 pm

Location: Join Zoom Meeting - Passcode: 126804

 

Speaker: Dr. Barbara Roberts Wood, Associate Director of Academic Engagement, Graduate

School

Topic: Recognizing the Historical Contributions of African Americans in the U.S. & Around the World

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 11:30 am-1 pm

Location: Join Zoom Meeting - Passcode: 449049

 

Online Movie - Bengal Theater: Harriet (2019)

The Incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her request to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Date: All Day

Location: Virtual - to view the movie, go to  https://digitalcampus.swankmp.net/VS-IS43971/passphrase-watchlink/, click the link, and enter this password ( C5CB882B4C1946ECBCA5AA6F4E2F4705)

 

Co-sponsored by the Bengal Theater

 

Topic: Bengal “Black Out”

Date: Friday, February 26, All Day

All-day campus-wide event inviting students and staff to wear all-black clothing in honor of Black History Month.

 

The Diversity Resource Center (DRC) at Idaho State University is pleased to announce events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is observed annually in January. We have scheduled events throughout the week that are free to students, staff, faculty, and community members.  

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and our concern for our students, staff, faculty, and community members' health and well-being, we have decided to celebrate Dr. King’s Day virtually this year. While we are saddened that we cannot gather in-person to celebrate this historical day with our traditional march, we are grateful for the opportunity to gather virtually, remember Dr. King’s legacy, and celebrate this important day.
 
Today’s Virtual Program
  • Opening – A. Khalil Azizi, International Scholar Advisor and Multicultural Programs Specialist
  • National Anthem - Video Presentation
  • Welcome - Dr. Stacey Gibson, Director of Office of Equity & Inclusion.
  • Remarks - Dr. Kevin Satterlee, President of Idaho State University.
  • Musical Video Presentation - "Lift Every Voice and Sing” 
  • Keynote Speaker - Maghrita Anih (Thelma)
  • Video Presentation - Dr. King Speech “The Fierce Urgency of Now”
  • Remarks - Beena Mannan, Member of Pocatello Community
  • Award Ceremony
  • Remarks - Deja Bingham, ISU Student
  • Video Presentation - Dr. King Speech "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?"
  • Closing Remarks - Dr. Henry Evans, Associate Director of Office of Equity and Inclusion

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. - Legacy of Service

​​Presenter: Kenneth Monroe, President of Pocatello NAACP

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Virtual​
Register link:​ RegistrationLink

Online Movie - Bengal Theater: Selma (2014)

This docudrama focuses on the actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights activists’ march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to secure voting rights for black Americans.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: All Day
Location: Virtual - to view the movie, go to www.isu.edu/bengaltheater, click the link, and enter your ISU username and password.
Co-sponsored by​:​ the Bengal Theater

MLK Days of Service

January 18 to February 1, 2021

The Diversity Resource Center is partnering with the Office of the Dean of Students to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by serving local non-profit agencies. We are collecting socks for seniors. We are also collecting personal hygiene kits or hygiene items for seniors living in assisted living centers who are in need. Donations can be made at the Campus Connection Desk in the Pond Student Union Building and the Diversity Resource Center in the Rendezvous Building.

 

The registration form is still open. To register for the DRC events and programming, please click here: RegistrationLink

2020 Fall Events

National Hispanic Heitage Month Celeberation

November 5-9

 
 
 
 
 National Hispanic Heritage Month Programs and Events

The Diversity Resource Center hosts the following virtual events and programs from Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9, 2020. 

  1. Celebrating Latinos in the United States - Monday, October 5, 2020, 09:30 AM Mountain Time
  2. Latin American Beauty, Traditions, and Culture - Monday, October 5, 2020, 12:00 PM Mountain Time 
  3. Four ISU Hispanic Alum & Undergraduate Student Stories: Who are we, and what are we proud of?- Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 11:00 AM Mountain Time
  4. HALO club members: Traditional Hispanic and Latin Celebration - Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 03:00 PM Mountain Time
  5. Breaking the Traditional Mold: The Dichotomy of Merging Cultures - Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:00 PM Mountain Time
  6. Las Comadres: El Chismes - Building Social Capital and Community Building - Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 03:00 PM Mountain Time
  7. From Fields to College - A Migrant Journey - Thursday, October 8, 2020, 03:00 PM Mountain Time
  8. Outlook on Diversity within the Veterans - Friday, October 9, 2020, 09:00 AM Mountain Time
  9. National Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Speaker, Lisa E. Sanchez, Artist, and Storyteller - Friday, October 9, 2020, 12:00 PM Mountain Time

On behalf of the Diversity Resource Center and Idaho State University, we would like to wish everyone a happy National Hispanic Heritage Month. This month is an opportunity to celebrate the cultures, histories, and accomplishments of Americans of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.   

 

Indigenous Peoples' Day Events

The Diversity Resouce Center sponsors the following two events to supplement support, the Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration that the Native American Student Services has already planned and scheduled.
 
 
If you want to receive the zoom link for this event, please click on the link below, complete it, and submit it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please click on the link below to register for this event.
 

Keynote Speaker For The National Hispanic Heritage Month

Indigenous Peoples' Day Events

The Diversity Resouce Center sponsors the following two events to supplement support, the Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration that the Native American Student Services has already planned and scheduled.
 
 
If you want to receive the zoom link for this event, please click on the link below, complete it, and submit it.
 
 
 
If you would like to get the zoom link for the virtual event, please contact Abdul Khalil Azizi at azizabdu@isu.edu.
 
 
 
 
 
Please click on the link below to register for this event.
 
 

Spring 2020 Events

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Save the Dates: Feb. 24-28, 2020

The Diversity Resource Center at Idaho State University is pleased to commemorate Black History Month, which is observed annually in February. All events are free to students and open to the entire campus community.

This year’s Black History Month celebration features a series of events designed to promote inclusiveness, understanding, and dialogue. We invite Idaho State University’s campus community to join us in celebrating the many ways that Black history and culture has enriched our way of life. Recognizing the historical contributions of African Americans allows us to create a more inclusive community today.

 

"Coming to America" 

"Coming to America"

Panel discussion: A historical review of migration from the transatlantic slave trade to pan-African migration today.

Time: 4:30-5:30 PM

Location: Little Wood River (PSUB 2nd Floor)

GOING

Raising Your Black Son In America

 

Raising Your Black Son In America

Panel discussion: Exploring the identity of Black males in the education, workforce and criminal systems in America.

Time: 4:30-5:30 PM

Location: Little Wood River (PSUB 2nd Floor)

GOING

Black History Symposium: "Missing Chapters"

Black History Symposium: "Missing Chapters"

Four 30-45 minute video sessions on the following topics:

1. Human Zoos: America's Forgotten History of Scientific Racism
2. Wilmington 1898: The Overthrow of a Democratically Elected Government
3. The Massacre of Tulsa's "Black Wall Street"

4. Where Does The Rise of Identity Politics Leave People of Mixed Race?

Each session will be followed by a Q&A and discussion.

Time: 1:00-5:00 PM

Location: Bengal Theater & Lobby (PSUB 2nd Floor)

GOING

Women's Healing Circle 

Women's Healing Circle

Come connect, share, support & honor one another in the individual and collective conscience.

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Diversity Resource Center (REND 129)

GOING

Bengal "Black Out"

 Bengal "Black Out"

All-day campus-wide event inviting students, faculty, and staff to wear all-black clothing in honor of Black History Month.

Save the Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

 

The Office of Equity & Inclusion at Idaho State University is excited to host the 2nd Anti Human Trafficking Symposium set for Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 1-5 pm at the Student Union Building (SUB) Wood River Room.

In light of this educational event, our primary goal is to address the most pressing, current and emerging issues surrounding the fight against human trafficking and what we can do to stop the demand. We aim to bring awareness about human trafficking to students, faculty, staff and the community at Idaho State University through education and actionable steps that address the various ways we can all contribute to the fight against human trafficking.

 GOING

Save the Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

The annual MLK march will be taking place on January 20, 2020. Marchers will meet on the Southwest side of Holt Arena at 12:30pm. 

The theme of this year's event is: “Beyond Freedom”
In looking beyond the idea of Freedom and the Dream MLK had for America, how are we now, in this day and age, living up to those ideals? 

The program portion of the event will commence right after the MLK march and will be held at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center located at 1002 Sam Nixon Ave. Building 88, Pocatello, ID 83209 at 1:30 pm. 

GOING

Fall 2019 Events

International and Out-of-State Student Mixer

Hispanic (Latin X) Heritage Month

Diversity Resource Center Open House

Association of Black Professionals Meet and Greet Social 

Diversity Week

 

Human Trafficking Conference

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