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I-Unite 2014

I-Unite 2014

Thursday, September 18–Friday, September 26

Embracing the value of differences in individuals and communities, I-Unite draws together over 30 events for all members of the university community. As part of OIIR’s mission to create transformative learning, this campus-wide event is an exciting opportunity to learn about and celebrate the unique cultures and contributions of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to demonstrate embracing the value of differences in individuals and communities at the University of Illinois? Nominate that person for recognition during I-Unite! Find the 2014 nomination form here.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 20

Culture Shock
6–10 pm, Illini Union

Come and experience world cultures through performances, music and great food! Sponsored by the Illini Union Board

Monday, September 22

Taste-buds Unite!
6–8 pm, ARC Instructional Kitchen & Winter Garden

Tantalize your taste buds with healthy recipes from all over the world! Come experience the flavors of the Asia, Latin America, India, and Nigeria with Housing's very own Celebrity Chef...all in one place!

An assortment of information will be provided by McKinley Health Center for students to increase their knowledge and awareness of cultural cuisines and traditions, as well as information about their health services. Sponsored by Campus Rec, Housing Dining Services, McKinley Health Center

Life as a Composer: From New York to Brazil to South Korea
(Winners of Martirano Composers Competition)

7 pm, Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls, Carr Lounge

Three composers share their music and chat with students about life as a musician and composer in different countries. Sponsored by University Housing

I-Unite/Inclusive Illinois Day

Wednesday, September 24

I-Unite Awards Breakfast
8:30–10 am, Illini Union, Courtyard Café

Diversity & Inclusion Presentations
10 am–12 pm, Illini Union Courtyard Café

Join a variety of campus faculty and staff as they share research and experiences about diversity and inclusion within our communities.

10 am
Screening: In Whose Honor?
Illini Union Courtyard Café

Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves - Indian mascots and nicknames have historically been first draft picks in American sports. But for Charlene Teters, a Spokane Indian, transplanting cultural rituals onto the field is a symbol of disrespect. Jay Rosenstein follows Teters' evolution from mother and student into a leading voice against the merchandising of Native American symbols - and shows the lengths fans will go to preserve their mascots.

11 am
Presentation: "The Presence of Invisible Disability"
Illini Union Courtyard Café

Jonathan Thomas-Stagg, Ph.D.
School Psychologist
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

I-Unite Keynote Speaker
Illini Union, Illini Room A, 12 pm
Dr. Sam Museus, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Denver

Diversity & Inclusion Presentations
1–4 pm, Illini Union Courtyard Café

1 pm
Presentation: "Challenging Color-blind Racial Ideology as a Way of Promoting Transformative Learning Enviornments"
Illini Union Courtyard Café

Helen A. Neville, Ph.D.
Chair, Counseling Psychology Program
Professor, Educational Psychology and Africann American Studies

Illini Union Courtyard Café

2 pm
Presentation: "Rosa Parks Stole My Seat: A White Boy’s Reflection on the Entitlement of Privilege"
Illini Union Courtyard Café

Ross A. Wantland, M.Ed.
Director, Diversity & Social Justice Education
Co-Chair, Inclusive Illinois Committee

Presentation: Dr. Rebecca Ginsburg
Illini Union Courtyard Café

Inclusive Illinois Day Keynote Speaker
Ted Childs
Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 4 pm

Thursday, September 25

Diversity Career Forum
5:30–6:30 pm, The Career Center Suite, 616 Green Street
Sponsored by The Career Center

We hope to see you at I-Unite 2014!