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Diversity and Global Awareness

Thursday
Jan 24, 2019
2:00PM
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3:00PM
Harry Potter and Social Justice
      Students will explore topics of social justice through themes in harry potter. The goal of this session is to make learning about diversity fun for first year students while connecting topics of diversity and inclusion to students time at OSU.

Friday
Feb 01, 2019
4:00PM
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5:00PM
What We Loved about To all the Boys I've Loved Before
      This presentation looks at the diversity and inclusive themes and topics discussed in the movie To All the Boys I've Loved Before. First year students will use pop culture to understand how social justice can be in anything they do.

Monday
Feb 11, 2019
12:00PM
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1:00PM
Beyoncé and Social Justice
      The Formation Music Video by Beyoncé was released to the public in February 6, 2016. Part of its notability was due to Beyoncé's performance in the 2016 Super Bowl that debuted the song as well. This music video went viral due to its images of issues ranging from the #BLM movement to conditions of New Orleans Post- Hurricane Katrina. We will analyze the video and decide whether or not music videos serve as effective tools to address social justice issues.

Thursday
Feb 14, 2019
9:30AM
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11:30AM
Open Doors Part 2
      This is Part 2 of Open Doors an awareness and educational program out of The Ohio State University, Office of Student Life Multicultural Center. In this second two hour session, participants are given concrete tools on how to address bias and connect people to University support services. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD HAVE COME TO PART 1 BEFORE COMING TO PART 2

Thursday
Feb 14, 2019
1:00PM
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2:00PM
Superbowl Commercials and Social Justice
      Students will view and discuss Superbowl commercials and how they relate to social justice. First year students will use pop culture to understand how social justice can be in anything they do.

Tuesday
Feb 19, 2019
12:30PM
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2:30PM
The movie: "Green Book"
      Movie: The :Green Book" 1st half on Tuesday, February 19, 12:30-1:30 2nd half on Thursday, February 21, 12:30-2:30 (discussion with Dr. Jim Genova) It is a true story based on the differences of how whites vs blacks could travel in the "Deep South" in the 1960's. When a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx is hired to drive a world-class black pianist on a concert tour, they must rely on the "Green Book" to guide them.

Tuesday
Feb 19, 2019
1:00PM
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3:00PM
Open Doors Part 1
      This is Part 1 of Open Doors an awareness and educational program out of The Ohio State University, Office of Student Life Multicultural Center. In the first two hours, participants come to understand personal bias and the societal impacts bias has on the Ohio State community.

Thursday
Feb 21, 2019
12:30PM
    -
2:00PM
The movie: "Green Book"
      Movie: The :Green Book" 1st half on Tuesday, February 19, 12:30-1:30 2nd half on Thursday, February 21, 12:30-2:30 (discussion with Dr. Jim Genova) It is a true story based on the differences of how whites vs blacks could travel in the "Deep South" in the 1960's. When a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx is hired to drive a world-class black pianist on a concert tour, they must rely on the "Green Book" to guide them.

Thursday
Feb 28, 2019
9:30AM
    -
11:30AM
Open Doors Part 1
      This is Part 1 of Open Doors an awareness and educational program out of The Ohio State University, Office of Student Life Multicultural Center. In the first two hours, participants come to understand personal bias and the societal impacts bias has on the Ohio State community.

Tuesday
Mar 05, 2019
1:00PM
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3:00PM
Open Doors Part 2
      This is Part 2 of Open Doors an awareness and educational program out of The Ohio State University, Office of Student Life Multicultural Center. In this second two hour session, participants are given concrete tools on how to address bias and connect people to University support services. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD HAVE COME TO PART 1 BEFORE COMING TO PART 2

Tuesday
Mar 19, 2019
11:00AM
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12:00PM
#AwardSZN: Social Justice and Award Shows
      This session will examine the social justice themes of movies and movements that rise up in response to controversies surrounding award shows. Students will explore how media creators incorporate their own identity and experiences into their work, and use their platform to tell their story and highlight social issues. Students will engage in a reflective activity to learn how they can use their own story to spark social change.

Wednesday
Mar 20, 2019
2:00PM
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4:00PM
Screening of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?": A look at the life of Fred Rogers
      Join us as we look at the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, beloved host of the popular children's television program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. This hour-and-a-half film tells the story of Rogers' career transformation from Presbyterian minster to television personality.

Tuesday
Mar 26, 2019
11:00AM
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12:00PM
#AwardSZN: Social Justice and Award Shows
      This session will examine the social justice themes of movies and movements that rise up in response to controversies surrounding award shows. Students will explore how media creators incorporate their own identity and experiences into their work, and use their platform to tell their story and highlight social issues. Students will engage in a reflective activity to learn how they can use their own story to spark social change.

Tuesday
Mar 26, 2019
12:30PM
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1:30PM
Pre-International Festival Presentation with Troy Stein - Israel.
      Troy is a native of Cleveland Ohio. His cultural heritage is Jewish. Troy will be sharing some things from the Hebrew Bible and discussing the most notable Jewish holidays and traditions such as Chanukah, Passover, Purim, Rosh Hashanah, and Shabbat.

Wednesday
Mar 27, 2019
12:30PM
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1:30PM
Arabic & MSA Club hosting Dr. Khaled Kebbat and Nasra Abubakar - Islam
      This will be an interactive Islamic session, entitled "What's It's Really Like Being a Muslim in America".

Monday
Apr 01, 2019
12:30PM
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1:30PM
Pre-International Festival Presenter - Molly Fendru
      Molly is a native of Arua, Uganda. She will fill us in on the history of her life and family there as well as a general history of Uganda, its government, culture, traditions, education, and lifestyle.