Doors open at 5:30 pm
This session will provide an opportunity to give feedback and discuss ways to implement practices of the Diversity Academy. Participants attending five or more sessions will be recognized.
Universities face unique experiences and challenges when it comes to accommodating service and assistance animals in student housing, classrooms, and public areas. This session will explore the laws about and differences between service and assistance animals, while providing practical suggestions for supporting students.
Presenter: Nadine Gjerde, ADA Coordinator
Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, & Access
An interactive exhibit designed by SDSU student leaders to educate students, faculty, & staff about issues of oppression in today’s society.
Sponsor: Multicultural Center
Join us for a reception to celebrate the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) exhibit, Articles of a Treat: An Educational Art Exhibit about the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. Meet artists, writers and musicians who created works for this exhibition as well as exhibit curator, Dr. Craig Howe. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served throughout the reception; the program featuring Dr. Howe begins at 5:45.
This reception is free and open to everyone!
Come find out ways we can promote interaction between our domestic students and international student population. Participants will leave with an understanding and direction of what it means to internationalize the campus community.
Presenter: Greg Wymer, Director of International Students & Scholars
Winter/Spring Lunch & Learn #4 - Articles of a Treaty: An Educational Art Exhibit about the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 - featuring a live video conference discussion with exhibit curator, Dr. Craig Howe, and artists who created works for this powerful Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) exhibit.
Join us 12:00 - 1:00. Bring your own lunch and a friend and we'll supply plates, cutlery and beverages. We'll move to the auditorium for the video conference discussion from 12:15-12:50 (you can eat while we talk).
Come experience the bold colors, bright lights, loud music, & wonderful fun at the Spring 2020 Drag Show!
Sponsors: Multicultural Center & Gender and Sexualities Alliance
A Movie & Discussion for Men of Color Hosted by Los Hombres Latinos & The Brother Circle
Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Housing & Residential Life, & Office of Veterans Affairs
How can we continue to transform our campus into a healthy and respectful community which promotes our core values? This session will engage participants on ways to intentionally create a culturally aware campus community.
Presenter: Dr. Erica Moore, Director
American Indian Student Center
Join us as we have an open discussion to bring awareness of intellectual & development disabilities.
Sponsors: Multicultural Center, Office of Disability Services & Best Buddies
In the kickoff lecture for the day’s events, Dr. Chuck Vollan, Associate Professor of History from the School of American and Global Studies, will provide a brief overview of the story of women’s suffrage. Dr. Vollan will argue that the 19th century division of the women’s rights movement (AWSA/NWSA) delayed suffrage, but also that the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.) approached suffrage from a different perspective, gave women political power through lobbying, and actively campaigned for suffrage.
The Vote in 2020: Discussing Voting Rights and the Women's Movement of Today and the Dr. April Brooks Women of Distinction and Ally Awards
In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, SDSU’s Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies program announces the annual Dr. April Brooks Women of Distinction and Ally Awards. These awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of women and those who promote opportunities for historically marginalized groups at South Dakota State University, including through community activism and service. Five women and one ally will be honored.
Mentored by Dr. Sharity Bassett, Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies from the School of American & Global Studies, selected students from WMST 492: Topics: Women in American History will present a story map about Sojourner Truth and the contested history of women’s suffrage in the United States.
Three students minoring in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies are working on projects or papers for their WMST 491: Independent Study work this semester. In this session, they will present highlights from their work in 10-minute presentations on historical and current gender-based issues in South Dakota.