Diversity Week 2020 Recap

The 5th Annual Diversity Week 2020 (#DW20) is over and thanks to your support, and that of all of our Colleges, Departments, and RSOs, we achieved significant increases in student attendance, number of featured events, as well as number of Campus Partners coming together to make #DW20 happen! The Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) thanks you all for your support in this initiative!

Stay tuned for updates on next year's Diversity Week 2021 Theme and Call for Events/Programs!

DW20 Archive

2020 Theme: Navigating the New Normal: The Diversity Edition
2020 Dates: November 9th-13th, 2020

Each year KSU's Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) sponsors a university-wide Diversity Week - formerly known as the Student Diversity Conference - highlighting a theme to guide this multi-day celebration of diversity. This year’s theme is "Navigating the New Normal: The Diversity Edition". The #DW20 is focused on celebrating diversity, inclusion, and enhancing the cultural competence of KSU students. Topics and programs will explore meaningful ways of coming together and celebrating one another in a new era of functioning, driven by major leaps in technological use, health and wellness, and intentional conversations on diverse experiences.

Diversity Week Schedule of Events:

    • Program Title
      Time & Location
      Description
    • DW20 Visual Arts Kickoff Exhibit

      10:00am - 4:00pm

      The Loft, Carmichael Student Center, Kennesaw Campus

      Join Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) as we kick off Diversity Week 2020 - #DW20 – with an exploration of this year’s theme of “Navigating the New Normal: The Diversity Edition” through the prism of KSU artists. The featured artwork consists of a variety of visual arts media and is provided by KSU students, faculty, and staff. Snacks in lieu of a reception will be available to-go!

    • Mindful Monday

      12:00pm

      Campus Green, Zone 6
      Kennesaw Campus

      Come get some coloring sheets with various countries' flags, handouts from CAPS, and DIY stress balls to start your week!

    • What's the Tea?

      1:00pm

      Virtual

      So much happens in this world that affects us and our community but where can you go to get that off your chest? Forget your Twitter timeline, let's talk current events in the Virtual LGBTQ Resource Center.

    • Spanish Conversation Table

      1:00pm

      Virtual

      FLRC-trained tutors Michelle Gamboa and Angélica Galué host a Spanish Conversation Table where students can come practice their pronunciation, interpersonal and language skills. Meet your peers, build your skills, and speak your mind!

    • Korean Conversation Table

      4:00pm

      Virtual

      FLRC-trained tutor Anna Sagraves hosts a weekly Korean Conversation Table where students can come practice their pronunciation, interpersonal and language skills.

    • Group Fitness - Yoga

      6:00pm

      Virtual

      Experience the culture of yoga beyond the poses, this week we will explore the Eastern Culture of Yoga as you practice the various poses, postures, and breathing techniques to build a strong foundation of flexibility, strength, and stamina. This class focuses on reducing stress, enhancing awareness, and practicing personal growth.

    • Movie Night: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" Netflix Party

      6:30pm

      Virtual

      Join the Cultural Council Program (CCP) under Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) as we watch and discuss the 2019 British drama film, based on the memoir by the same name, written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Join us as we follow the story of Malawian boy, who saves his village from drought through innovation and persistence, and by designing and building a wind turbine that leads him later to a scholarship and a degree from Darthmouth University.

    • Group Fitness - Zumba

      7:30pm

      Virtual

      Experience the international culture of dance. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting environment. Based on the principles that a workout should be "fun and easy to do". The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

    • Program Title
      Time & Location
      Description
    • it's your world for the moment

      10:00am - 5:00pm

      Zuckerman Museum of Art
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

      The group exhibition it’s your world for the moment brings rare and never-before-seen work of historical and cultural significance to the Southeast while also supporting the commissioning of new work made within our region. The precariousness of our geographic and shared spaces is explored through ‘environmental portraits,’ explorations into ecological sites, and art-making tactics that incorporate cultural and symbolic meanings of both our natural and cultural spaces.

      Featuring artists: Allison Janae Hamilton, Yoshua Okón, Erin Jane Nelson, Ana Mendieta, and Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio.

    • A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries

      10:00am - 5:00pm

      Zuckerman Museum
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

      The exhibition showcases various key contemporary works curated by Ginger Wolfe-Suarez and artist Pablo Helguera from the collection of the Zuckerman Museum of Art. This experimental exhibition draws on many rare and never-been-exhibited works of art using alternative methods of display, supplementary learning experiences, and sound recordings. The artists included in this exhibition employ a range of techniques to explore issues of identity, race, and cultural origin. These artists often reference geography, translocation, cultural traditions, translation, political history, and collective memory.

    • Origins Map Project 

      10:00am - 5:00pm

      Zuckerman Museum of Art
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

       

      The artworks held in public trust at the Zuckerman Museum of Art were made by artists who come from many different places across the country and the world. The places of birth of the artists represented in A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries span three continents! A map of the world installed off the wall of the Pavilion plots those origins. We want to plot your place of origin, too!

      We invite the KSU campus community and guests to register your place of birth to be added as a pin on our Origins Map online here. No personally identifiable information is necessary to participate. Visitors can also place their pins in person at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

    • Diversity Fair - Kennesaw Campus

      1:00pm - 3:00pm

      Campus Green, Kennesaw Campus

      Join us for a tour of KSU’s diverse and diversity-related resources, represented by a variety of Departments and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)! Come learn about all the ways KSU celebrates diversity every day and provides resources and services to students!

    • Craft Corner - RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, Nov. 17th

      2:00pm

      Virtual

      Come craft with us! Led by a WRC student assistant to help you de-stress and have fun!

    • Group Fitness - Zumba

      3:15pm

      Student Recreation and Activities Center, 290 Kennesaw State University Road NW, Kennesaw Campus

      Zumba: Experience the international culture of dance. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting environment. Based on the principles that a workout should be "fun and easy to do". The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

    • Chinese Conversation Table

      3:30pm

      Virtual

      FLRC-trained tutor Hao Zhang hosts a weekly Chinese Conversation Table where students can come practice their pronunciation, interpersonal and language skills. 

    • Group Fitness - Power Yoga

      5:15pm

      Student Recreation and Activities Center, 290 Kennesaw State University Road NW, Kennesaw Campus

      Experience the culture of yoga beyond the poses, this week we will explore the Eastern Culture of Yoga as you practice the various poses, postures, and breathing techniques to build a strong foundation of flexibility, strength, and stamina. This class focuses on reducing stress, enhancing awareness, and practicing personal growth. 

    • Keynote Address: Jennifer Hamady, “Finding Our Voices and Expressing Ourselves in the New Normal”

      6:30pm

      Virtual - Zoom
      Passcode: DW20KNote

      Join Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) and renown singer, voice coach, counselor, and author Jennifer Hamady as we dive deeper into the theme of Diversity Week 2020 - #DW20 and explore the various ways in which we can find and use our voices in the “new normal”, and what that means for diversity and unity.

      Jennifer Hamady is a voice coach and psychotherapist specializing in technical and emotional issues that interfere with self-expression.

    • Group Fitness - Yoga

      8:00pm

      Virtual

      Experience the culture of yoga beyond the poses, this week we will explore the Eastern Culture of Yoga as you practice the various poses, postures, and breathing techniques to build a strong foundation of flexibility, strength, and stamina. This class focuses on reducing stress, enhancing awareness, and practicing personal growth.

    • Program Title
      Time & Location
      Description
    • it's your world for the moment

      10:00am - 5:00pm

      Zuckerman Museum of Art
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

      The group exhibition it’s your world for the moment brings rare and never-before-seen work of historical and cultural significance to the Southeast while also supporting the commissioning of new work made within our region. The precariousness of our geographic and shared spaces is explored through ‘environmental portraits,’ explorations into ecological sites, and art-making tactics that incorporate cultural and symbolic meanings of both our natural and cultural spaces.

      Featuring artists: Allison Janae Hamilton, Yoshua Okón, Erin Jane Nelson, Ana Mendieta, and Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio.

    • A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries

      10:00am - 5:00pm 

      Zuckerman Museum of Art
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

      The exhibition showcases various key contemporary works curated by Ginger Wolfe-Suarez and artist Pablo Helguera from the collection of the Zuckerman Museum of Art. This experimental exhibition draws on many rare and never-been-exhibited works of art using alternative methods of display, supplementary learning experiences, and sound recordings. The artists included in this exhibition employ a range of techniques to explore issues of identity, race, and cultural origin. These artists often reference geography, translocation, cultural traditions, translation, political history, and collective memory.

    • Origins Map Project 

      10:00am - 5:00pm 

      Zuckerman Museum of Art
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

      The artworks held in public trust at the Zuckerman Museum of Art were made by artists who come from many different places across the country and the world. The places of birth of the artists represented in A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries span three continents! A map of the world installed off the wall of the Pavilion plots those origins. We want to plot your place of origin, too!

      We invite the KSU campus community and guests to register your place of birth to be added as a pin on our Origins Map online here. No personally identifiable information is necessary to participate. Visitors can also place their pins in person at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

    • Make a Mask with OwlSwap!

      10:00am - 5:00pm

      Leadership Room, Student Center, Kennesaw Campus

      Owls can come by and make a sustainable no-sew mask. They will learn how to upcycle a t-shirt into face mask.

    • German Conversation Table

      11:00am

      Virtual

      FLRC-trained tutor MJ Christ hosts a weekly German Conversation Table where students can come practice their pronunciation, interpersonal and language skills.

    • CANCELED DUE TO RAIN: Sim City

      11:00am

      Campus Green, Kennesaw Campus

      Join Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) as we take a well-known computer and video game (The Sims) to the next level and play Sim City! You will get to build, craft, and create a city from the ground up! Bring your friends and neighbors who go to KSU for this interactive, socially-distanced experience to create your dream city!

    • Brownbag Conversation: Foreign Language Assessment

      11:15am

      Virtual

      The Foreign Language Resource Collection is proud to organize a Brownbag Conversation Series, which began in Fall 2018. The event is intended to build a sense community in the Department of Foreign Languages and beyond by providing a space to share our experiences and expertise on topics that interest us and that can help our instruction. They're not lectures or workshops; just bring your lunch along with your questions and experiences to share. This month, we're talking about assessment. From simple quizzes to final exams, how do we test our students? What are the objectives of these assessments? How do we prepare students for these activities and how do we align them with the intersectional matters of language learning, weaving together culture, grammar and pragmatics?

    •  Womxn and _____

      2:00pm

      Virtual

      Womxn and ___ is a monthly discussion series hosted by the Women's Resource Center to facilitate group dialogue about the many ways KSU women experience college life. Each meeting will feature an intersection of womanhood. 

    • Diverse Literature & Library Resources

      1:00pm

      Virtual

      Learn about diversity in literature and all the resources the library has on diversity during this webinar.

    • CARCversations

      1:00pm

      CARC, Student Center, Kennesaw Campus

      CARC-Versations will focus on topics that are related to current events or trends that are affecting students globally.

    • Gaymer Time

      2:00pm

      Virtual

      GAYmer Time focuses on building and fostering relationships between fellow gaymers whether you’re slaying dragons or laying the beat down upon your opponents. We discuss current LGBTQ characters in video games, the impact of those characters, and upcoming games with LGBTQ characters.

    • Yoga for Recovery

      3:30pm

      Virtual

      Zoom Meeting ID: 708 822 6698
      Passcode: crc20

      CYAAR will hold an online Yoga for Recovery session. This synchronous yoga is open for anyone seeking a little more mindfulness in their week to attend. We will do gentle yoga, followed by open discussion. Yoga for Recovery is for anyone seeking balance with their mental and physical health. All students are welcome to participate!

    • Group Fitness - Yoga

      6:00pm

      Virtual

      Experience the culture of yoga beyond the poses, this week we will explore the Eastern Culture of Yoga as you practice the various poses, postures, and breathing techniques to build a strong foundation of flexibility, strength, and stamina. This class focuses on reducing stress, enhancing awareness, and practicing personal growth.

    • Group Fitness - Zumba

      7:30pm

      Virtual

      Experience the international culture of dance. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting environment. Based on the principles that a workout should be "fun and easy to do". The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

    • Program Title
      Time & Location
      Description
    • it's your world for the moment

      10:00am - 5:00pm

      Zuckerman Museum of Art
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

      The group exhibition it’s your world for the moment brings rare and never-before-seen work of historical and cultural significance to the Southeast while also supporting the commissioning of new work made within our region. The precariousness of our geographic and shared spaces is explored through ‘environmental portraits,’ explorations into ecological sites, and art-making tactics that incorporate cultural and symbolic meanings of both our natural and cultural spaces.

      Featuring artists: Allison Janae Hamilton, Yoshua Okón, Erin Jane Nelson, Ana Mendieta, and Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio. 

    • A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries

      10:00am - 5:00pm

      Zuckerman Museum
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

      The exhibition showcases various key contemporary works curated by Ginger Wolfe-Suarez and artist Pablo Helguera from the collection of the Zuckerman Museum of Art. This experimental exhibition draws on many rare and never-been-exhibited works of art using alternative methods of display, supplementary learning experiences, and sound recordings. The artists included in this exhibition employ a range of techniques to explore issues of identity, race, and cultural origin. These artists often reference geography, translocation, cultural traditions, translation, political history, and collective memory.

    • Origins Map Project

      10:00am - 5:00pm

      Zuckerman Museum
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

      The artworks held in public trust at the Zuckerman Museum of Art were made by artists who come from many different places across the country and the world. The places of birth of the artists represented in A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries span three continents! A map of the world installed off the wall of the Pavilion plots those origins. We want to plot your place of origin, too!

      We invite the KSU campus community and guests to register your place of birth to be added as a pin on our Origins Map online here. No personally identifiable information is necessary to participate. Visitors can also place their pins in person at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

    • Diversity Fair

      1:00pm - 3:00pm

      The Globe, Marietta Campus

      Join us for a tour of KSU’s diverse and diversity-related resources, represented by a variety of Departments and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)! Come learn about all the ways KSU celebrates diversity every day and provides resources and services to students! 

    • Italian Conversation Table

      1:00pm

      Virtual

      FLRC-trained tutor Vitorrio Indovina hosts a weekly Italian Conversation Table where students can come practice their pronunciation, interpersonal and language skills.

    • Group Fitness - Zumba

      3:15pm

      Student Recreation and Activities Center, 290 Kennesaw State University Road NW, Kennesaw Campus

      Zumba: Experience the international culture of dance. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting environment. Based on the principles that a workout should be "fun and easy to do". The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. 

    • Group Fitness - Zumba

      5:15pm

      Student Recreation and Activities Center, 290 Kennesaw State University Road NW, Kennesaw Campus

      Zumba: Experience the international culture of dance. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting environment. Based on the principles that a workout should be "fun and easy to do". The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

    • Performing Arts - Dance Closeout

      7:00pm

      HS1000, Kennesaw Campus

      Join Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) as we kick off Diversity Week 2020 - #DW20 – with an exploration of this year’s theme of “Navigating the New Normal: The Diversity Edition” through the prism of dance. The program for the evening will feature dance performances from a variety of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs).

    • Trivia Thursday

      7:00pm

      The Loft, Student Center, Kennesaw Campus

      Let's see who has the most knowledge on campus! The Department of Student Activities will host Trivia Thursday to see which students will claim the title of Trivia Champions! Space is limited to 25 spots, so RSVP to this event to claim a spot!

    • Group Fitness - Yoga

      8:00pm

      Virtual

      Experience the culture of yoga beyond the poses, this week we will explore the Eastern Culture of Yoga as you practice the various poses, postures, and breathing techniques to build a strong foundation of flexibility, strength, and stamina. This class focuses on reducing stress, enhancing awareness, and practicing personal growth. 

    • Program Title
      Time & Location
      Description
    • it's your world for the moment

      10:00am - 5:00pm 

      Zuckerman Museum of Art
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

      The group exhibition it’s your world for the moment brings rare and never-before-seen work of historical and cultural significance to the Southeast while also supporting the commissioning of new work made within our region. The precariousness of our geographic and shared spaces is explored through ‘environmental portraits,’ explorations into ecological sites, and art-making tactics that incorporate cultural and symbolic meanings of both our natural and cultural spaces.

      Featuring artists: Allison Janae Hamilton, Yoshua Okón, Erin Jane Nelson, Ana Mendieta, and Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio. 

    • A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries

      10:00am - 5:00pm

      Zuckerman Museum
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

      The exhibition showcases various key contemporary works curated by Ginger Wolfe-Suarez and artist Pablo Helguera from the collection of the Zuckerman Museum of Art. This experimental exhibition draws on many rare and never-been-exhibited works of art using alternative methods of display, supplementary learning experiences, and sound recordings. The artists included in this exhibition employ a range of techniques to explore issues of identity, race, and cultural origin. These artists often reference geography, translocation, cultural traditions, translation, political history, and collective memory.

    • Origins Map Project 

      10:00am - 5:00pm

      Zuckerman Museum
      492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw Campus

       

      The artworks held in public trust at the Zuckerman Museum of Art were made by artists who come from many different places across the country and the world. The places of birth of the artists represented in A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries span three continents! A map of the world installed off the wall of the Pavilion plots those origins. We want to plot your place of origin, too!

      We invite the KSU campus community and guests to register your place of birth to be added as a pin on our Origins Map online here. No personally identifiable information is necessary to participate. Visitors can also place their pins in person at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

    •  Word of the Week

      2:00pm

      Virtual

      Word of the Week is a program designed to foster a supportive environment for KSU’s women to cultivate personal, interpersonal, and community identity.

    • Bokeh Focus Photography Exhibit - "The New World: Isolation"

      6:00pm

      Virtual - RSVP Required to receive login info.

      Bokeh Focus, published by the Center for Sustainable Journalism, is a platform for professional, amateur and youth photographers to showcase their photography and express the way they see the world and the issues that take priority in their lives. This year’s theme, “The New World: Isolation,” will feature the work of young photographers depicting what the new world of isolation looks like for them. We are excited to be collaborating with young photographers from the metro Atlanta area, the nation and the world about the topic of living in isolation during the COVID-19 crisis. 

 

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