Diversity Events


Friday, March 24, 2017

After discussing three widespread theories about the purpose of free speech—as a marketplace of ideas, as facilitating democratic self-government, and as essential for developing individual autonomy—Boone will explore how some hate speech oppresses its targets and argue that, according to each of these theories, oppressive speech does not merit First Amendment protection.

Part of the Daniel N. Boone Speaker Series.

The Haven Project will host Feminist Friday on Friday, March 24th beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the HUB Monongahela Room.  Come dine and discuss at Feminist Friday, with lunch provided!  We will be talking about the porn industry and if it has effects on healthy relationships and the amount of violence in our society.  All are welcome!

Bingo by BACCHUS

HUB Ohio Room

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Office

Come join the party!  Bingo will be Friday, March 24 at 10:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. There will be FREE food and great prizes and tons of fun!! 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sexual violence is a serious issue that affects all of us.  At IUP, we have a strong commitment to address this widespread problem.  Take Back the Night is an annual event designed to raise awareness and support survivors of sexual violence.  Visit the Haven Project's table for more information about this event and win some prizes.

The Haven Project will host a Take Back The Night table in the Stapleton Library on Monday, February 27th, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Each April, the Haven Projects sponsors Take Back the Night, a march to raise awareness about sexual violence and show support for victims and survivors.   This is our biggest event, and has proven to draw crowds in the range of 1,500 and 3,000 people, bringing together a diverse group of participants including faculty, staff, community members, student athletes, fraternities, sororities, ROTC, and many other students and student organizations.   It is a very powerful event in which the campus as a whole comes together to stand in support against sexual violence and for its victims/survivors.  A “Speak Out” for the victims/survivors of sexual violence follows the march.  Leading up to the event, The Haven Project will have several information tables, and well as t-shirt making workshops for the Clothesline Project, which is displayed at the march. Come to our tabling event to find out more about the event, workshops coming up or to find out how you can volunteer.

LGBTQIA Support presents Adulting 101: Queer Conversations Workshop Series each Monday during second semester. For more information, please contact Tedd Cogar at 724-357-1264 or tcogar@iup.edu.

Talk: “Gandhi's Shadow: The Struggle to End Poverty in Rural India”

Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Rm. 225

Women’s and Gender Studies

Come and enjoy a talk by Nico Slate on his book Gandhi's Shadow: The Struggle to End Poverty in Rural India which focuses on sustainability efforts/issues and female empowerment. The talk should last for just under an hour, with time for Q and A. Light refreshments to follow in the lobby area outside HSS 225.

Nico Slate (PhD, Harvard, 2009) is Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also director of the Bajaj Rural Development Lab and the Social Change Semester.

His first book is Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India (Harvard University Press, 2012).

His second book is The Prism of Race: W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson and the Colored World of Cedric Dover (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

He also edited Black Power Beyond Borders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Haven Project will host a Sign-Making Workshop for Take Back The Night on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 beginning at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Suites on Maple East Building, Room G60.  Come & help create signs to be displayed during the Take Back The Night march!  

Join the Women's and Gender Studies club every Tuesday night to discuss the WGS presence on campus and current issues happening in the world today!

The club meets in the basement on the couches next to the elevator.

Lisa McDowell, MS, RD, CNSD, is a regitsered sports dietitian who works for the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. McDowell has also worked with professional, collegeiate, and Olympic athletes for many years. She will be speaking about her experiences on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 126.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Create a Clothesline Project t-shirt

Room G18 Suites on Maple-East

Health and Well-Being Center

Anyone who has been impacted by domestic or sexual violence is encouraged to come and decorate a t-shirt as part of The Clothesline Project at IUP. These shirts will later be displayed during Take Back the Night to provide a visual display about the impacts of violence.

The Haven Project will host a Clothesline T-Shirt Making Workshop on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Suites on Maple East building, Room G18. The Clothesline Project is a program started in Cape Cod, MA in 1990 to address the issue of domestic and sexual violence. It is a vehicle for people affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence. With the support of many, it has since spread worldwide.

Directed by anti-racism educator Tim Wise, this film explores race and racism in the United States through the lens of whiteness and white privilege.

Now is the time to quit smoking for good.

Room G60 Suites on Maple-East

Health and Well-Being Center

Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can start enjoying the benefits of better health. Topics include medicine that can help you stop smoking, lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, a QUIT Plan, stress management, avoiding weight gain, and more. Come meet Kourtney McIntire, Indiana County Tobacco Health Educator, to learn more about why a smoking cessation class can help you.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Bingo by BACCHUS

HUB Ohio Room

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Office

Come join the party! Bingo will be Friday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. There will be FREE food and great prizes and tons of fun!!