What’s Happening in the Gantt Multicultural Center – November

MLK Civil Rights Trip (January 17 – 19)
Apply by Monday, November 4th

The 2020 MLK Civil Rights Trip will explore Civil Rights venues in Greensboro, NC to include the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. The museum building formerly housed Woolworth’s, the site where four students from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University started the Greensboro sit-ins at a “whites only” lunch counter almost 60 years ago. Additionally, trip participants will visit the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture in Charlotte, NC. The Center is named in honor of Harvey Gantt, the first African-American student admitted to Clemson University and later served as Charlotte’s first African-American mayor. The trip is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and submission of the application is FREE. The cost of the trip is $55 (includes transportation, lodging, and museum entrance). Apply at clemson.edu/mlk. Sponsored by the Division of Inclusion and Equity and the Gantt Multicultural Center. Contact Dr. Kendra Stewart-Tillman at stewar5@nullclemson.edu or 864-656-7625 for more information or accessibility needs.

Diversity Abroad Drop-In Information Session
Wednesday, November 6th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm in the Gantt Multicultural Center Lounge (Brackett 300)

Diversity Abroad is the leading international organization that connects students and young professionals with international education and career opportunities. Diversity Abroad will be on campus to meet with students to discuss resources and scholarships made available through their organization, as well as the personal and professional benefits you can gain from going abroad! Feel free to drop by anytime during the drop-in session to learn more about international opportunities and resources! Coordinated by the Gantt Multicultural Center and Clemson Abroad. Contact Jerad Green at jeradg@nullclemson.edu or 864-656-7625 with questions.

Pride Planning Committee Members
Sign-up by Friday, November 8th

Pride is Clemson’s spring programming series dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community.  If you would like to serve on the planning committee for 2020 Pride programming, the interest form is now open! Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/Gnv3ApojewPiooNn9
Coordinated by the Gantt Multicultural Center. Contact Ciera Durden at cierad@nullclemson.edu or 864-656-7625 for more information.

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month gives our campus community the opportunity to honor the legacy, ancestry, traditions, and history of Indigenous communities. During Native American Heritage Month, we center Indigenous ways of knowing through speakers, storytelling, films, and other events. Coordinated by the Gantt Multicultural Center. For more information and requests for accommodations, contact Jerad Green at 864-656-7625 or jeradg@nullclemson.edu.

Native American Keynote Speaker: Principal Chief Richard Sneed, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI)
Thursday, November 14th at 6:00p.m. in the Watt Center Auditorium

Richard G. Sneed life’s work has been one of public service advocating for youth, community building, and cultural preservation. In this vein, he has worked throughout his career to ensure that Cherokee people have equitable access to quality education and can put these skills to work in a community they can be proud of. On May 25, 2017, he was officially sworn in as Principal Chief of the Eastern Band. Since taking office, Chief Sneed’s administration has been dedicated to exercising the EBCI’s sovereignty. By investing in a long-range vision that responsibly balances resources with the needs of the Cherokee people, Principal Chief Richard Sneed is committed to ensuring that the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians continues to thrive for generations to come. *This event is free and open to the public.

Cooper Lobby Pop-Up Event: Native Artifacts
Tuesday, November 19th from 9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. in the Cooper Library Lobby

Come by the Cooper Lobby to check out the Native artifacts pulled from the stacks of the Special Collections and Archives. See the arrowheads found at the Hopewell Plantation, learn about Indigeneity in Clemson sports, and more! Coordinated by the Clemson Libraries.

Native American Heritage Month Book Display: Lit, Crit, Theatre, Poetry, and Memoirs
Entire month of November on the 4th floor of the Cooper Library

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Cooper Library by checking out our display of Native literature, literary criticism, theater, poetry, and memoirs! Coordinated by the Clemson Libraries.

Trans Awareness Week 

Trans Awareness Week is a week of programming meant to honor trans identities and to celebrate the diversity of gender within our community.  This year, Trans Awareness Week will be November 18th-22nd. Coordinated by the Gantt Multicultural Center. Please contact Ciera Durden at cierad@nullclemson.edu or 864-656-7625 for questions and requests for accommodations.

Trans Lunch and Learn Series
Monday, November 18th, Wednesday, November 20th, and Thursday, November 21st from 11:00am-12:30pm in Hendrix Student Center Meeting Room A

Join us for a catered lunch on different topics around transitioning and trans experiences! We will have local community members visit to discuss different topics including:

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil
Tuesday, November 20th from 6:30pm-7:30pm in Outdoor Amphitheater 

The Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center will hold a vigil on November 20th to honor all trans people whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence within the United States in 2019.  During the ceremony, names and descriptions of the victims will be read to raise awareness and honor their lives.

oSTEM Trans Community Benefit
Wednesday, November 21st from 4:00pm-6:00pm, Location TBD

In response to the discrimination and violence the trans community has faced this year and in years prior, oSTEM (Out in STEM) will be hosting a trans community benefit event.  A panel of student champions will share their stories. Light refreshments will be served.

Intergroup Dialogue Spring 2020 Course
Applications due Tuesday, November 26th

Are you interested in delving more into concepts of identity, inclusion, and social change?  Consider being a part of an Intergroup Dialogue course in Spring 2020! Intergroup Dialogues are dialogic, participant-driven 3-credit courses structured to explore social identity, community, justice, and positive change. Students will build knowledge and awareness of identity and inclusion, while developing skills to create positive change in their communities.  Facilitated by a small team of Peer Dialogue Facilitators, Intergroup Dialogues create learning opportunities with activities, self-reflection, and the exploration of current events and social issues.  Apply at tiny.cc/IntergroupDialogue2019 by Tuesday, November 26th! Coordinated by the Gantt Multicultural Center. Contact Jacob Frankovich at 864-656-7625 or frankov@nullclemson.edu with questions.

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