Professor Marveta Ryan-Sams will highlight the similar historical experiences of people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean. She will also point out the many ways that Afro-Latin Americans have contributed to the cultures of their countries and developed their own diverse racial and cultural identities.
Join us on Zoom.
This workshop for the Leadership in a Multicultural Society (LMS) will explore identity development and awareness. As a leader, understanding ones identity is important in providing perspective. Discussions and activities will help students better understand themselves, those around them and how they interact with others.
Opportunity for interested students to learn more and join an Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternity. IFC and individual chapters promote their recruitment events on social media and Crimson Connect.
Do you want to get more active and skilled at making social and political change? People have engaged in activism and have used civil disobedience through non-violent direct action to fight for rights, freedom, and justice. This workshop will explore
what makes an action or movement effective and best practices for successful nonviolent action.
Meeting ID: 91430765293
The program will invite IUP Black Alumni who during 2020
serviced their communities, excelled in their professions, and represented IUP
as graduates. They will have an opportunity to share their stories and
experiences with IUP, and MCSLE showing our appreciation for their
contributions to making this world a better place.
Folger Student Center
Looking for something to do Friday evening? Stop by Folger Student Center for S’mores Galore! Make some s’mores and hang out with friends. Outdoor heaters will be set up so you can enjoy company and be socially distant.
Please note, s’more supplies are limited.
All students are able to come out to the Student Center on campus to enjoy an evening of fun and games. Students can play games, shoot pool, watch tv, eat some food, or just chill & hang out with your friends.
Participants will join an Interfraternity Council fraternity.
Billions of photos are posted to social media every day, but you can’t always see the big picture through the small ones, especially when it comes to unhealthy relationships.
Discuss social media’s influence on our relationships, explore the 10 signs of unhealthy relationships through the film Behind the Post, discuss healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, and learn how to start a conversation to address relationship concerns with friends.
Join us via Zoom.
Elkin Hall Great Room and Zoom
Join LGBTQIA Support for the Queer Conversations Series every Tuesday from 5:00–7:00 p.m. The Zoom meeting code for all sessions is 913 2363 1243.
will get to hear from faculty and staff as they address the state of social
justice in the 21st century looking at challenges and opportunities now
and in the future.
Participants will gain perspective on disabilities that can help with creating an inclusive environment in their organization or community.
Student can register to participate on Crimson Connect. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link.
North Dining Hall
In Celebration of Black History Month, MCSLE and
OHRLD will be featuring Soul Food Night at North Dining Hall. Come out and enjoy a homecooked southern
Swank Motion Pictures’ Online Portal
Watch BlacKkKlansman (2019) anytime between February 25 and 26 via Swank Motion Pictures’ Online Portal. If you are physically on campus or living in IUP housing, all you need to do is visit the Swank Motion Pictures’ Online Portal,
also advertised on MCSLE’s social media pages.
If your device is not connected to the IUP network (IUP wireless or connected to an on-campus network jack), you will be redirected to the Keystone Library Network username/password page. Click on the IUP Crimson Hawk to be prompted to enter your IUP
Web Single Sign-on login credentials. Once completed, the film will launch.
Pick up a free MCSLE Movie snack pack in Elkin Hall, available beginning Monday, February 22, through Friday, February 26, while supplies last.
Join MCSLE for a discussion from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, by signing up online.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Elkin Hall Great Room
This program will be an opportunity for African
American students to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences on
diversity, equality, equity, and fairness in our society today. Social distancing protocols will be in effect
and a mask is mandatory to attend this event.
Meeting ID: 931 7692 2332
The Historically Black Greeks at IUP: “More Than
a Step Show” – Members of the United Greek Council of IUP
will share the history and importance of Black Greek organizations on PWI
campus, and their role in servicing the community.
Zoom (to be established)
For all graduate students (and those senior undergraduate students) to meet and support one another.
In honor of Women's History Month, MCSLE invites you to tell us about a woman who inspires you. Whether she's a favorite celebrity, historical figure, relative, friend, or professor, tell us who she is and how she's impacted your life!
From now until the end of March, write a post about her on your public instagram and tag @IUP_MCSLE and #MCSLEWomensHistoryMonth, and we'll share it on our Instagram story!
You can also send us your post on this Google form and we'll post on our Instagram!
All are welcome to contribute!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop, featuring Dr. Bentley Gibson, CEO of The Bias Adjuster, will present the latest research on implicit bias and foster positive intergroup behaviors.
The training will also focus on how implicit biases impact the cultural climate of colleges and universities and the best strategies to mitigate biases in order to create diverse, inclusive, and equitable institutions.
Elise Glenn presents on Lucretia Mott and the history of abolition and universal suffrage and how her work applies today.
This workshop will help students unpack the different components of power and name components of privilege.
Monthly meeting of fraternity and sorority chapter leaders.
Join Sarah Shupp, Shippensburg’s director of student conduct and IUP doctoral student, for a discussion on smashing the patriarchy. We’ll discuss how to challenge the social, political, and cultural thoughts that value masculinity over everything else.
Also, how does the idea of masculinity and the patriarchy intersect with being a woman of color, and how can we overcome these oppressions?
Elkin and Zoom
Come dance with us and learn the origin of Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata.
Zoom ID: 987 2902 0126
with campus partners for spring fraternity and sorority new members.
This conference is focused on helping students develop an understanding of their leadership abilities, how their role as a leader impacts campus, and the impact of societal structures. Registration for the conference will open February 1 on Crimson Connect.
This event is in celebration of International Women’s Day, occurring March 8 every year, to celebrate achievements of women worldwide and advocate for gender parity.
Our panel of accomplished international women will join us from abroad to share unique successes and challenges for women in their countries.
Empathy is the ability to identify
and understand other people’s emotions and it is a central part of being human.
When we experience fear, the physiological response to the unknown, we become
incapable of practicing empathy. This workshop, with medical anthropologist Abigail Adams, explores the ways in which knowledge bridges the gap between
fear to empathy and can move us toward a more just and connected world.
MCSLE is hosting this session intended to assist any student experiencing difficulty with basic D2L navigation.
Join Nancy Evans from the College of Education and Jeremy Risinger from the University College in this informative and engaging Zoom session. We recommend that you join us on your phone or tablet and use your laptop or desktop to work “hands on, if possible.
For questions, please contact Leslie Coates at email@example.com.
Susquehanna Room (HUB)
Join the Black Student League and Student Government Association for an open discussion on Women in the Workplace. The goal is to discuss the challenges women encounter and the progress being made around the world. The discussion will include balancing school and work and changes being made to keep employees safe during COVID-19. Most importantly, this is an opportunity to build a line of communication between females at IUP in a positive manner.
To join by Zoom
Meeting ID: 993 6946 1359
presentation will highlight how all Spanish speakers and their descendants were
and are natives to the United States. Dworkin will share documentary
evidence in the form of print culture, which can serve to help us acknowledge
this country’s complex history and celebrate it in all it ethnic and linguistic
richness. Join via Zoom.
What are the elements of essential leadership in today’s time? As a woman, leadership is defined in different ways and is unfortunately viewed differently than men’s leadership. Crystal McCormick will address being a woman leader in Pittsburgh, Higher
Education and in the Pittsburgh Region. She will discuss what tools and characteristics are needed to be a leader in today’s world.
Join us via Zoom.
Educational workshops with campus partners for spring fraternity and sorority new members.
For all graduate students (and those senior undergraduate students) to meet and support one another. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Zoom ID: 944 2990 9950
Professional Chicago dancer, Donnetta “LilBit” Jackson will tell her story of how she started, being a kid from the hood that “made it,” and how important it is to network and make connections.
Ms. Jackson performed with a dance group on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew and was a featured dancer for Chance the Rapper.
Join the Queer Conversations Workshop Series as they partner with the IUP Green Dot Program, which trains students by equipping them with information about barriers to action and realistic solutions to prevent violence.
Zoom ID: 913 2363 1243
Tammy Manko will assist participants in learning about body language and effective communication as applied to interpersonal relationships to ensure productivity and success in work and life.
Systems and structures exist all around us. As leaders it is important to understand how these structures impact you, those you lead and the world around us.
Students can register to participate on Crimson Connect. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link.
Gwen Torges of the IUP Political Science Department will lead this week’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) discussion that focuses on the concept of white fragility. It will be an opportunity to look into barriers encountered when talking about racism.
Camillya Taylor is the proud owner of Camille's House of Styles. On top of this, she is a businesswoman, a hairstylist, and an esteemed fashion designer. In this very special Women's History Month event, come ride along with us as Ms. Camillya shares her story of how hard word and consistency can transform your dreams into reality.
Zoom Meeting ID: 982 8340 8240
This panel discussion will
highlight women in the STEM fields
and discuss the adversity Hispanic/LatinX women face as students and professionals in the
STEM field. The panelist will share their experiences and provide advise on how
to overcome obstacles and thrive in a male dominate field. Join us via Zoom.