Upcoming Events

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Thank You For Being You

November 11, 2018, All Day
Engleman Hall

A bulletin board display that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of Interdisciplinary Studies students, faculty and staff.

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Social Justice Retreat

November 11, 2018, All Day
Adanti Student Center

The Southern Social Justice Weekend will give students the opportunity to address some of the critical topics of diversity and social justice impacting our community. Students will be able to engage in transformative discussions, build connections and alliance, and increase their self-awareness and identity. Application Requires. For more information, contact Dian-Brown Albert at brownd2@southernct.edu.

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Social Justice through Literature: Stories of Disruption, Resistance, and New Possibilities

November 11, 2018, 7:00am - 8:00pm
Engleman Hall

The English Department faculty and students will be lining our department walls with texts that speak to social justice. Drop by all month long to read about texts that disrupt, resist, and inspire change.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Poster Program

November 12, 2018, All Day
Various Locations on Campus

Take a few moments to stop and read about some of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to senseless acts of violence and transphobia in 2018 in honor of this year's Transgender Day of Remembrance. Posters will be visible in buildings throughout campus.

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Thank You For Being You

November 12, 2018, All Day
Engleman Hall

A bulletin board display that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of Interdisciplinary Studies students, faculty and staff.

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Social Justice through Literature: Stories of Disruption, Resistance, and New Possibilities

November 12, 2018, 7:00am - 8:00pm
Engleman Hall

The English Department faculty and students will be lining our department walls with texts that speak to social justice. Drop by all month long to read about texts that disrupt, resist, and inspire change.

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It's On Us: Becoming an Ally - How We Can Prevent Sexual Assault on Campus

November 12, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Plaza Level

Stop by this Mini-Fest for an interactive activity, refreshments and gather information on bystander intervention, healthy communication and consensual sexual relations!

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Cave Explorer Christos Nicola: 'Secret of Priest’s Grotto'

November 12, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jennings - 127

"I learned the Holocaust isn't one story of how six million people perished; it's six million individual stories."
~ cave explorer Christos Nicola

Please join us as explorer Christos Nicola recounts the remarkable story of finding the cave in which a group of Ukrainian Jews spent more than 500 days hiding from Nazis during World War II.

To date, he has located 14 of the original 38 cave dwellers, and co-authored the book, the Secret of Priest's Grotto, that led to the making of No Place On Earth, a documentary about their experiences.

In 2013 Nicola received the prestigious Citation of Merit Award from the Explorer's Club for his work in bringing the Priest's Grotto story to light.

Sponsored by Judaic Studies

For more information:
David Levine, LevineD1@SouthernCT.edu; Deborah Weiss, WeissD1@SouthernCT.edu 

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All in the Family: Family-Focused Interventions Supporting LGBTQQIA+ Youth of Color

November 12, 2018, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 311

This presentation will focus on providing support to families who struggle to accept and embrace their LGBTQQIA+ youth, particularly to families of color. The presentation will be particularly pertinent not only to LGBTQQIA+ youth of color but also to clinicians, community organizers, school counselors and school psychologists wishing to provide support to this population.

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Mental Health and the Black Community- 'The Kalief Browder Story'

November 12, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

An open discussion following the viewing of "The Kalief Browder Story." Panelists will discuss how outside factors, including but not limited to, generational trauma, the prison industrial complex, police brutality, criminalization of poverty, etc., contribute to mental health issues within the Black community.

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From Bad Bunny to Cakes Da Killa: Deconstructing Masculinity in a Global Society

November 12, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 301

Take a few moments to stop and read about some of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to senseless acts of violence and transphobia in 2018 in honor of this year's Transgender Day of Remembrance. Posters will be visible in buildings throughout campus.

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Diversity Cupcakes

November 12, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Farnham Programming Space

Decorate a cupcake with toppings that symbolize who you are! We are all different without even realizing it. Let's come together and celebrate these differences in a creative and tasty way!

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Food Insecure

November 12, 2018, 8:00pm
West Campus Residence Complex

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. An estimated 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure, equating to 41 million Americans including 13 million children. Join West Campus as we talk about ways to help fight food insecurity and also help us by bringing non-perishable item to donate.

Location: West Campus Main Lobby

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Thank You For Being You

November 13, 2018, All Day
Engleman Hall

A bulletin board display that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of Interdisciplinary Studies students, faculty and staff.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Poster Program

November 13, 2018, All Day
Various Locations on Campus

Take a few moments to stop and read about some of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to senseless acts of violence and transphobia in 2018 in honor of this year's Transgender Day of Remembrance. Posters will be visible in buildings throughout campus.

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Social Justice through Literature: Stories of Disruption, Resistance, and New Possibilities

November 13, 2018, 7:00am - 8:00pm
Engleman Hall

The English Department faculty and students will be lining our department walls with texts that speak to social justice. Drop by all month long to read about texts that disrupt, resist, and inspire change.

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Learn About Immigrant Rights Organizations in CT

November 13, 2018, 9:30am - 11:00am
Adanti Student Center - Theater

Join us as we hear from panelists from local immigrant rights organizations about issues at the local and national level. Panelists from organizations such as Connecticut Students for a Dream, Unidad Latina en Accion, and Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance will share the initiatives they are working on and share ways on how you can get involved.

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Film Screening and Discussion: 'Two Spirits'

November 13, 2018, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother's loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when the world wasn't simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

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GYT- Men's Edition

November 13, 2018, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Granoff Hall

This is an invitation specifically for those who identify as male, although all are welcome. Come to Health Services for STI testing and improve your understanding of gender, racial, and ethnic disparities in STDs among U.S. adolescents and young adults.

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Tour of the Remembrance Garden and SCSU Sandy Hook Alumnae Memorial

November 13, 2018, 12:00pm
Remembrance Garden - Behind Morrill Hall

Come tour the Remembrance Garden and SCSU Sandy Hook Alumnae Memorial, a special place on campus that represents compassion. President Joe's five core values of social justice represent a shared commitment throughout the Southern community to Kindness, Compassion, Dignity, Civility, and Respect. The garden is a community-supported project that reflects these values in physical spaces on campus.

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'Books Banned on Social Grounds'

November 13, 2018, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Buley Library

Showcasing "Books Banned on Social Grounds" for the month of November. Check out one of the popular banned books or come have your picture taken with your favorite banned book on Tuesday, November 13 from 3-5 pm. We invite you to "Sit Down and Read" a banned book or color in a "Words Have Power" poster or play "Guess the Banned Book in a Bottle" just for fun. Location: Book display on the Buley Library first floor display case, near Art Gallery windows; related activities are in the Ground Floor Makerspace area.

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Banned Books Photo Shoot

November 13, 2018, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Buley Library - Ground Floor

Join us at the green screen to participate in a photo shoot with your favorite banned book; and guess the banned book in the bottle and win a tote bag! All materials provided by the library

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Documentary Screening: 'Paywall: The Business of Scholarship'

November 13, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Buley 118

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary that focuses on the need for open access to research and science. The hour-long advocacy documentary will be followed by a discussion of the impact of journal prices on research and on libraries, and the costs and benefits of open access publishing.

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Environmental Social Justice

November 13, 2018, 6:30pm
Farnham Programming Space

When thinking about sustainability, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" comes to mind. However, Hickerson Hall -- home of green living here at Southern -- would like to take the opportunity to reiterate that sustainability is more than a physical environment issue, it is a social justice issue as well!

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Thank You For Being You

November 14, 2018, All Day
Engleman Hall

A bulletin board display that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of Interdisciplinary Studies students, faculty and staff.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Poster Program

November 14, 2018, All Day
Various Locations on campus

Take a few moments to stop and read about some of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to senseless acts of violence and transphobia in 2018 in honor of this year's Transgender Day of Remembrance. Posters will be visible in buildings throughout campus.

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Social Justice through Literature: Stories of Disruption, Resistance, and New Possibilities

November 14, 2018, 7:00am - 8:00pm
Engleman Hall

The English Department faculty and students will be lining our department walls with texts that speak to social justice. Drop by all month long to read about texts that disrupt, resist, and inspire change.

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Urban Trauma

November 14, 2018, 12:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Ballroom

In light of our political climate and the psychological impact to culturally and religiously diverse communities, the presentation will raise your level of awareness and understanding of the role of Urban Trauma. Dr. Akbar makes the case that since the time of slavery, systemic trauma in our urban centers is a result of poverty, overcrowded housing, poor physical and mental health, despair, violence, crime and drug abuse. Join Dr. Akbar as she illustrates that Urban Trauma is real, but by denying its existence we deny our communities of color the chance to heal and break the cycle.

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SCSU Veterans Discuss Social Justice

November 14, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Engleman Hall, Room A014

Veterans have dedicated their lives for their fellow citizens. The social justice values defined by President Joe -- dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and civility -- are cornerstones of the veteran experience from the beginnings of military training. Please join us as we discuss "Social Justice: A Veterans Perspective."

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Just Like Me

November 14, 2018, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 305

We are often told of the many differences that divide us as humans; but, what if there are more similarities than we realize? Join us in this lecture and discussion as we explore the biases that try to separate us and the humanity that connects us.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 14, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Buley Library Patio

Join the SAGE Center in remembering those who have been killed due to acts of violence and transphobia against the transgender community. We will read the name and brief description of each person killed in 2018, which will be followed by a moment of silence for all of the lives that have been lost to this senseless violence.

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'I AM SHAKESPEARE (The Henry Green Story)'

November 14, 2018, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

I AM SHAKESPEARE (The Henry Green Story) chronicles the true-life story of 19-year-old Henry Green, living a dual life as a brilliant young actor and inner-city gang member. He was brutally shot and left for dead just shortly after his inspiring performance in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and he made a remarkable (against all odds) recovery after an intestinal transplant received from a 13-year-old boy who was killed in a car accident on the other side of the country but still managed to save Henry's life. Join Crescent Players for a screening of the film and discussion with the director, Stephen Derst.

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Thank You For Being You

November 15, 2018, All Day
Engleman Hall

A bulletin board display that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of Interdisciplinary Studies students, faculty and staff.

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Social Justice through Literature: Stories of Disruption, Resistance, and New Possibilities

November 15, 2018, 7:00am - 8:00pm
Engleman Hall

The English Department faculty and students will be lining our department walls with texts that speak to social justice. Drop by all month long to read about texts that disrupt, resist, and inspire change.

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'Finding Your Voice as a Leader: Women Executives Share What They Would Tell Their Younger Selves'

November 15, 2018, 4:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

The final speaker(s) in the Women in Business mentorship program School of Business will take part in a panel discussion on women and leadership: Dr. Ellen Durnin, School of Business Dean; Jackie Buster, Founder, Wow! Creative; Jocelyn Maminta, Co-anchor, Good Morning Connecticut; Medical Reporter, News 8; CEO of Frangi Pangi; Sandy Weicher, Vice President of Customer Care, Comcast; Marna Wilber, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Assa Abloy; Anne Worcester, Tournament Director, CT Open; Chief Marketing Officer, Market New Haven.

 

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Film Screening and Q&A: 'Little Miss Westie'

November 15, 2018, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

Little Miss Westie is a moving documentary following two transgender siblings, Ren (transgirl) and Luca (transboy), as they navigate puberty, school, dating, and family during the Trump era. Ren is competing in the Lil Miss Westie pageant as perhaps the first out transgirl, if she has the nerve to come out while on stage. Her older brother, Luca, coaches her on posing, make-up, and talent because he competed six years ago when he was living as a girl. A poignant and complex family portrait, Little Miss Westie challenges fundamental ideas about gender identity and parenting, while entertaining audiences as this tween and teen bicker, explore, and compete, all while coming of age.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers, Ren and Luca, and their parents. Their mother, Shelley Stoehr-McCarthy, is an adjunct professor of English at Southern.

There will also be a pre-screening reception (7-8 p.m.) hosted by the SAGE Center and Residence Life.

Sponsored by: English Department, MFA Program, Women's Studies Program, LGBTQIA+ Prism Club, SAGE Center and Resident Life.

The event is part of Transgender Awareness Week and Social Justice Month.

FILMMAKERS
Director Joy E. Reed (she, they) brings over a decade of experience in documentary and has been on the creative team of a number of films that have premiered at Sundance, including BUCK (Audience Award), and HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO. Joy is a principal of Oh, MY! Productions, and their work has been broadcast on PBS, HBO, and other festivals worldwide.

Director Dan Hunt (he, him) brings over 25 years of filmmaking experience whose work focuses on topics as broad as gender, sexuality, aging, and prison reform. His past documentary work has broadcast on PBS, ABC, Logo, Netflix, and WEtv and screened at festivals including SxSW, Woodstock, Tokyo LGBT and Rio International. Past work has received the Golden Eagle, Gracie Allen Award, several Tellys and Audience Awards at festivals. Hunt was the EP of the PBS series IN THE LIFE. He currently is on faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and is a programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Thank You For Being You

November 16, 2018, All Day
Engleman Hall

A bulletin board display that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of Interdisciplinary Studies students, faculty and staff.

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Social Justice through Literature: Stories of Disruption, Resistance, and New Possibilities

November 16, 2018, 7:00am - 8:00pm
Engleman Hall

The English Department faculty and students will be lining our department walls with texts that speak to social justice. Drop by all month long to read about texts that disrupt, resist, and inspire change.

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Fridays with SAGE: Cisgender Privilege

November 16, 2018, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Engleman Hall - Rotunda

Stop by the SAGE Center's table in the Engleman Rotunda to discuss what cisgender privilege is, who has it, and why it's important to understand!

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Sleep Out America

November 16, 2018, 3:00pm - 8:00am
Academic Quad

We are looking to join the Sleep Out America movement on Friday, November 16th, 2018. This movement is intended to raise funds for and awareness of homeless youth across the nation. This population is at risk for developing serious mental health and substance abuse issues as well as other problems. We are hoping to inspire the SCSU community and provide staff and students with the opportunity to get involved and further educate them to help this population in their current and future careers.

While the national focus of Sleep Out America is particularly focused on homeless youth, we would like to expand this to shed light on the food instability and housing insecurity of college students. This year, 4.2 million young people will find themselves without a safe stable place to sleep. Events are being hosted across the nation, consisting of students and other community groups volunteering to spend the night outside to show solidarity with the homeless youth of America.

We will sleep outside on the quad on the night of November 16th. This is a rain or shine event, intended to give participants the opportunity to understand what our homeless youth experience every day. We are planning to broaden this event by including: guest speakers to share their experiences of homelessness; a drive to collect food, toiletries and warm clothing donations; and information tables from local shelters and agencies that serve the homeless which can share information as well as soliciting volunteers.

A Signature Event of Social Justice Month 2018

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Diversity Painting

November 16, 2018, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Schwartz Hall

This event will go to show students how diverse our population is. I will have certain colors representing certain things. Each person will have to use the color in their painting if the saying pertains to them. For example, if you come from a single parent household you'll use blue somewhere in your painting, if you are an only child you'll use red, etc.

Location: Schwartz Hall Community Room

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Thank You For Being You

November 17, 2018, All Day
Engleman Hall

A bulletin board display that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of Interdisciplinary Studies students, faculty and staff.

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Social Justice through Literature: Stories of Disruption, Resistance, and New Possibilities

November 17, 2018, 7:00am - 8:00pm
Engleman Hall

The English Department faculty and students will be lining our department walls with texts that speak to social justice. Drop by all month long to read about texts that disrupt, resist, and inspire change.