Hate Crimes Awareness Week 2011
Date and Time
Sunday, October 9, 2011 – Thursday, October 13, 2011
We would like to invite the USD community to support and attend the events during Hate Crimes Awareness Week taking place Oct. 9 - 13, 2011. The week serves to raise awareness about the intolerance and hate within our community, nation and world. It also invites us to learn ways to take action to combat intolerance.
Museum of Tolerance Day Trip
Sunday, October 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Los Angeles, CA
At the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California, visitors become witnesses to history and explore the dynamics of bigotry and discrimination that are still embedded in society today. Transportation and lunch is provided. Space is limited. If you are interested in attending, you must reserve a space by signing up in the Center for Inclusion and Diversity located at the Hahn University Center 225 by noon on October 7th.
Hate Crimes Awareness Week Kick-Off
Monday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of Hahn University Center
Participate in “Watch Your Language” by signing the pledge to challenge intolerance at USD. Pledges will be displayed at various locations on campus during the week.
Show Me Your I.D.!! – An Open Mic Event Featuring Poets from Collective Purpose
Monday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m., in front of Tu Mercado
You are invited to join us for an evening where EVERYONE is welcomed and encouraged to Express Their Identity. USD alumnus and former AS president, Chris Wilson, along with Collective Purpose will share poetic pieces to raise awareness and to get us thinking about who we are and how we connect/don't connect with one another.
Safe Space Allies Training
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Safe Space Allies Network enhances the ability of students, staff, faculty and administrators to demonstrate proactively and personally the university’s core values of community, inclusion and respect for all — regardless of sexual orientation or other identity. Please register online at www.sandiego.edu/safespaceallies.
Conversation with Manjula Pradeep of India
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
As part of the Women PeaceMakers program, Manjula Pradeep of India is a brazen human rights activist and lawyer who has spent her life defending the rights of India’s women and Dalits, the “untouchables” of the Hindu caste system.
“Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness” Film Screening and Panel
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
In 2008, a series of attacks by a group of seven local teenagers against Latino residents of the Long Island, New York town of Patchogue ended with the killing of 37-year-old Marcelo Lucero. An Ecuadorian immigrant, Lucero had been a Patchogue resident for 13 years. This documentary follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, the victim’s brother Joselo Lucero, diverse community leaders, residents and students as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions and initiate ongoing action to ensure everyone in their town will be safe and respected.
“Coming Out as an Ally: From Bystanders to Upstanders” Webinar
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 11:45 a.m., Hahn University Center, Room 128
The webinar will identify bystander behavior, address obstacles to intervention and share skills and resources to encourage individuals to be “Upstanders” to bias incidents and hate crimes within the LGBT community. Light refreshments will be served. Please register online at www.sandiego.edu/cee.
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., Hahn University Center, Room 107
Are you looking for a supportive and safe space to discuss controversial topics, share challenging personal experiences and address societal structures that need to be looked at critically? Come to our campus Peace Circle where we will be looking at our role as individuals and as a campus community in stopping acts of intolerance that occur on and off-campus.
Candlelight Vigil and March
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., Plaza Mayor
Torero Program Board and University Ministry invite you to a candlelight vigil to remember all victims of bullying, acts of intolerance and hate crimes. In addition to personal reflections on how bullying and other forms of discrimination have impacted members of our community, the vigil will include a moment of silence as well as prayers for a more inclusive, diverse and nonviolent community.
Mass for Peace
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 9 p.m., Founders Chapel
The university community gathers each Wednesday night to pray for peace in our hearts, in our relationships, on our campus, in our families, and in the world. All are welcome at this contemplative time of communal prayer. Special prayers will be offered for victims of hate crimes and/or acts of intolerance, as well as for the end of hate, discrimination and violence.
Conversation with Dr. Rashad Zaydan of Iraq
Thursday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m., Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
As part of the Women PeaceMakers program, Dr. Rashad Zaydan of Iraq seeks to rebuild the tattered lives of Iraqi widows, women and children through educational, financial, occupational and medical services.
Hate Crimes Awareness Week is sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, Assistant Dean of Students Office, Center for Educational Excellence, Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Community Service Learning, Department of Public Safety, Ethnic Studies Department, Ethnic Studies Student Organization, Fronteras Desk, Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace & Justice, KPBS, Residential Life, Torero Program Board, Trans-Border Institute, United Front Multicultural Center, University Ministry and the Women’s Center.