On Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Washington D.C., a million women and feminists/allies planned “to show our strength, power and courage and demonstrate our disapproval of the new president and his values in a peaceful march.” ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming and feminist others are invited to participate in the March. It is designed as “a show of solidarity to demand our safety and health in a time when our country is marginalizing us and making sexual assault an electable and forgivable norm.
UPC hosted its annual Gala on October 8, 2016. This year’s theme is Secret Garden, and did they go all out on it! Instead of hosting the gala indoors like in previous years, UPC decided to bring the event outdoors to the Slayter Commons. There were strings of lights, chocolate fountains, flower arches, flower arrangements, and a whole Jazz band. Although the weather got a little cold (typical bipolar Ohio), the turnout was great (food was gone in like an hour if that’s any indication).
CCCE did a little survey of our own, and found out that what people like most was the decoration and the food, especially the fondue.
The Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement is offering our first Denison University Cultural Tour (DUCT) of this semester! The trip will take place on Friday, October 21st,10am-5pm. We will be going to Columbus, more specifically the Kenny Shopping Centre and CAM International Market.
The charge for the trip is $10 and includes transportation, lunch at Tensuke Express and dessert at Belle’s Bread. The fee is non-refundable if you do not show up.
Students will meet in Shep College Room on the 4th floor of Slayter at 10:00 am for an introduction to Japanese cuisine, culture and language.
The October Trilogy of Events in Black Studies is scheduled from October 4 to October 16. The Trilogy of Events is co-sponsored by the Black Studies, International Studies, History and Art History department. This year’s theme is “The Power of Art in Building Community: Historically, Politically, Culturally, Globally,..” The events are:
Remembering the 60s: Photography Exhibit and Panel Discussion with Rowland Scherman
Time: Tuesday, October 4, 7-8pm
Location: Burke Hall Denison Museum
Description: Panel talk with artist Rowland Scherman, alum Michael Jones, and faculty.
This spring break, thirteen Denison students traveled to Gaston, North Carolina to volunteer at their local KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) College Preparatory charter school. The school is located in a low-income, rural area where college preparation has been inadequate in public education. At KIPP, they call themselves a “Rural Revolution” because they strive to bring education reform to areas that are commonly ignored. At the school, students worked from 7:30a.m. until 5:00p.m. to help teachers and administrators with various tasks.
*This article is written by Estrella Vargas ‘2017, an Anthropology and Sociology major. She is currently doing the Khon Kaen Development and Globalization program in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Estrella shared many of her interesting experiences and her outtakes on the internship.
It has been over two months since I set foot in the land of smiles, rice fields, 7/11’s, and… motorbikes. This is my first time living in a Southeast Asian country. Thus far, I have had great learning experiences, but I am certain that new adventures are still out there waiting for me.
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Last month, Denison University’s Sustained Dialogue (SD) organized a documentary screening to commemorate MLK day. Sustained Dialogue is an organization dedicated to fostering discussions and relationships that focus on issues of diversity of class, age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, political ideation, and region among students. It is a talk with a purpose that focuses on strained community relationships and builds capacity between group members to formulate action to improve them. MLK day is therefore a great opportunity to bring dialogue regarding the current racial religious conflicts to the table.
Welcome back! Last time, Analis Ibarra ‘16 and Ashley Cervantes ‘16 talked about Project Favela – what it is, what they did and how the local life in Brazil was like. You may read the article here [link]. This time, we will focus on the lessons they learned, the challenges they faced and the biggest takeaways Ashley and Analis got from Project Favela.
Chau Nguyen (CN): What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from the trip?
Analis Ibarra (AI): For me, the most valuable lesson is sort of related to education and teaching.