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Lunch on Us

Join OIIR for a noontime discussion, and learn something new. Featuring speakers, panels, and resources at the University of Illinois, all lunches introduce you to the cultures, histories, and societal issues that the diverse communities of our campus face. During the Fall 2019 semester, LGBT Resource Center’s Quench program will be on hiatus and Lunch at La Casa will be held every-other-week.  Programs take place from noon to 1 pm (unless otherwise noted). Lunches are paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee. Click here to download a pdf of the Lunch on Us calendar

Lunch on Us | Fall 2019

 

Week of September 30th

Monday, September 30 • Dish It Up at WRC
Women's Resources Center, 616 E. Green St., Suite 202, Champaign
What's Holding you Back? Removing Blocks to Social Justice through Nonviolent Communication, elizaBeth Simpson, Institute for Communications Research

Tuesday, October 1 • Food For Thought at AACC
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Living on the Margins: Experiences of the Asian & Asian American LGBT Community, Student Panel in Collaboration with Spurlock Museum

Wednesday, October 2 • Food For the Soul at BNAACC
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 1212 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Homegirl Training: Celebrating Black Girlhood! Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

 

Week of October 7th

Tuesday, October 8 • Food For Thought at AACC
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Perfectionism & Test Anxiety, Counseling Center Staff

Wednesday, October 9 • Food For the Soul at BNAACC
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 1212 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Let’s talk About Suicide Prevention, SANKOFA and the Suicide Prevention Outreach Teams, Counseling Center

Thursday, October 10 • Lunch @ La Casa
La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W. Nevada St., Urbana
The Power of Legacy, Dr. Judith Martinez, Champaign School District

Friday, October 11 • DiversityEd Conversation Cafe
Held at Women’s Resources Center, 616 E. Green St., Suite 202
How to Do What I Do, or Becoming a Social Justice Educator, DiversityEd Social Justice Education Paraprofessionals

 

Week of October 14th

Monday, October 14 
No Lunch in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples Day

Tuesday, October 15 • Food For Thought at AACC
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
To Thrive and Flourish: New American Welcome Center, Gloria Yen, University YMCA New American Welcome Center 

Wednesday, October 16 • Food For the Soul at BNAACC
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 1212 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Amplifying Black Muslim Experiences at UIUC: A Panel Discussion, Moderated by Shameem Razack, Student

 

Week of October 21st

Tuesday, October 22 • Food For Thought at AACC
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Cultivating Healthy Relationships and Empowering Survivors, Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services (RACES) Staff 

Wednesday, October 23 • Food For the Soul at BNAACC
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 1212 W. Nevada St., Urbana
The Past, The Present and the Future of Capoeira Angola Dance, Capoeira Angola Center
*Dance workshop immediately following from 1-2pm*

Thursday, October 24 • Lunch @ La Casa
La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Healthy Relationships in Digital Time, Counseling Center Staff

Friday, October 25 • DiversityEd Conversation Cafe
University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign
(Re)Creating Media for Black Girls, Dr. Sheri Lewis, Alumna and Founder of Melt magazine

 

Week of October 28th

Monday, October 28 • Dish It Up at WRC
Women's Resources Center, 616 E. Green St., Suite 202, Champaign
Intersections of Sexual and Gender Minority Populations and Housing Instability, Jasmine Routon, Human Development and Family Studies

Tuesday, October 29 • Food For Thought at AACC
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Diwali Celebration

Wednesday, October 30 • Food For the Soul at BNAACC
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 1212 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Living at the Intersection: Understanding Disability Panel Discussion, Moderated By DRES & BNACC Staff

 

Week of November 4th

Tuesday, November 5 • Food For Thought at AACC
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Social Media, Technology, and Engagement, Margaret Ng, Journalism 

Wednesday, November 6 • Food For the Soul at BNAACC
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 1212 W. Nevada St., Urbana
To Be Announced

Thursday, November 7 • Lunch @ La Casa
La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Finding Strength in Home, Family, and Community Knowledge, Dr. Mónica González Ybarra

Friday, November 8 • DiversityEd Conversation Cafe
University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign
Voter Empowerment As Justice: The Potential, Limitations, and How to Engage Folks in the Process, Mansi Kathuria, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

 

Week of November 11th

Monday, November 11 • Dish It Up at WRC
Women's Resources Center, 616 E. Green St., Suite 202, Champaign
Decentering the Revolution of 2011 from Egyptian Women’s Feminist Resistance, Nehal Elmeligy, Sociology

Tuesday, November 12 • Food For Thought at AACC
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Learning Beyond the Classroom, Student Panel, Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange

Wednesday, November 13 • Food For the Soul at BNAACC
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 1212 W. Nevada St., Urbana
To Be Announced

 

Week of November 18th

Tuesday, November 19 • Food For Thought at AACC
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
To Be Announced

Wednesday, November 20 • Food For the Soul at BNAACC
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 1212 W. Nevada St., Urbana
To Be Announced

Thursday, November 21 • Lunch @ La Casa
La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Broaden Your Scope, Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange Staff

Friday, November 22 • DiversityEd Conversation Cafe
Held at Women’s Resources Center, 616 E. Green St., Suite 202, Champaign
Home for the Holidays: Preparing to Talk with Racist Uncle Joe, Dr. Joe Minarik, DiversityEd
 

Week of December 2nd

Tuesday, December 3 • Food For Thought at AACC
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Exploring Imposter Syndrome As a 1.5 Generation Japanese Female, Shiori Silver, University Housing

Wednesday, December 4 • Food For the Soul at BNAACC
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 1212 W. Nevada St., Urbana
To Be Announced

Thursday, December 5 • Lunch @ La Casa
La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Arroz con Leché & Finals Debrief

 

Week of December 9th

Monday, December 9 • Dish It Up at WRC
Women's Resources Center, 616 E. Green St., Suite 202, Champaign
Sex Work, Masculinity, & Economy, Julie Krueger, Sociology