Center for Inclusion and Diversity

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Sweet Celebration

Event Start DateWednesday, February 1, 2012 – Wednesday, February 29, 2012
University Center Exhibit Hall Gallery
CostCost: free

Every Wednesday during the academic year from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the CID proudly hosts their Sweet Celebration, which is a time to enjoy delightful desserts. Everyone is invited to come and meet other students, faculty, staff, and community members in the University Center Gallery Exhibit Hall.

In honor of Black History Month, the CID opened their first Sweet Celebration this semester with "What Black History Means to Me," featuring Carlton Floyd, associate professor of English, associate provost, and director of CID on Feb. 1. Dr. Floyd expressed black history as being everyone’s history. He stated that the civil rights movement also contributed to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movements. Therefore, this month is an important opportunity to teach inclusion by accepting and connecting with people regardless of their physical appearance. We will be celebrating diversity and Black History Month during the entire month of February in the UC Gallery Exhibit Hall.

Next week the CID proudly presents spoken word with performances by Miesha “Ocean” Rice and Kendrick Dial. Ocean recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Johnson C. Smith University and performs at various poetry venues. She placed 4th in the world during the 2009 Women of the World National Poetry Slam and has released three poetry albums.  Kendrick Dial, a performance poet for over seven years, is an artist that creates a smooth blend of music, poetry, and entertainment with a message. He is an active member of a group of community activists and poets called the Collective Purpose.  

On Feb. 22, our guest speaker will be Roy Brooks, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law. Professor Brooks has been teaching at USD since 1979. Before joining the faculty he practiced corporate law in New York City. As an author over 20 books and supplements, he focuses on civil rights, civil procedure, critical theory and employment discrimination in his writing and teaching.

To learn more about Black History Month click here for an article featured in The Vista.

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