Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion Calendar of Events

The Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI) welcomes you to campus! There’s a lot of excitement ahead for you, including new worlds to explore, new friends to meet, and new skills to master. SCDI looks forward to having you participate in those exciting opportunities. Take advantage of all that the campus has to offer and you will benefit from an amazing educational experience! Events you have to look forward to include:

Global Cuisine
You are cordially invited to dine in the Commons on special days for a culinary treat! The lunchtime program will introduce delicious meals from different regions of the world and also include a display table in the cafeteria showcasing spices, fruits, vegetables, and other items, including literature on spirituality, recipes, and more! Dates are noted below.

IIT Celebrates “Music Moves the World” Welcome to Campus Mixer
Commons Cafeteria
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
12:50–2:00 pm

The only race is the human race and music is one accord that plays a significant role in our society. You are cordially invited to the “Music Moves the World” Welcome to Campus Mixer. The campus community is invited to share in your rhythm, passion, and pride through the diversity of music. At the program, colored wristbands will serve to identify your association with music such as composer, instrumentalist, or vocalist. You will also be able to share your favorite songs and culturally unique instruments, traditional songs, and rituals. We look forward to meeting you!

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 19–October 10, 2012)
• Global Cuisine from Cuba—Monday, September 10
• Global Cuisine from Spain—Friday, October 19

Native American Heritage Month (November 2012)
• Global Cuisine: Three Sisters Stew and Fry Bread—Thursday, November 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration (January 2013)
• “My Dream Is” Program (details forthcoming)—Tuesday, January 15

Black History Month (February 2013)
• Each Friday during the month of February, Sodexo will feature a Global Cuisine from one of the following cultures: Africa, Soul Food, Caribbean, and Cajun
• Sheldon H. Nahmod Civil Rights Award—Wednesday, February 6 (details forthcoming)
• “Prince Among Slaves” (date forthcoming)
Prince Among Slaves recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. After 40 years of enslavement, he finally regained his freedom, became a national celebrity, and dined in the White House. This is an incredible story about an incredible man who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage
• Global Cuisine: Chinese New Year celebration—Monday, February 11

Programs are co-sponsored by Sodexo; the Office of Campus Life; the Office of Student Access, Success, and Diversity; the Office of Spiritual Life; IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law; the International Center; WIIT Radio Station; and SCDI.

For more information please contact SCDI.