Fall 2016 Lunch on Us Calendar

Monday

Dish It Up

Hosted by the Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor, Champaign

September 12 :: “Creating a Culture of Support for Student Veterans in Higher Education,” Nicholas Osborne, Director, Center for Wounded Veterans

September 26 :: “Supporting Students in Crisis and Intervening with Care,” Tom Miebach, Crisis Triage Case Manager/Clinical Counselor, The Counseling Center

October 10 :: “Dynamics of Abuse within Queer Relationships,” Dawn Brown, Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology; GA, Queers and Allies at the Counseling Center

October 24 :: “A Story of Artistic Resistance: Speaking Back to Racial, Sexual, and Gendered Violence,” Charlotte Prieu, Doctoral Candidate, French Linguistics

November 14 :: “FYCARE: 20 Years of Sexual Assault Prevention Education at the University of Illinois,” 20th Anniversary Panel of Past and Current Leaders of the FYCARE Program

Quench

Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center
Location: Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor, Champaign

September 19 :: “Exploring Intersex with an Intersectional Framework,” Alishia Alexander, Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology

October 3 :: “Coming Out as Undocumented & Queer (UndocuQueer)” Jorge Mena Robles, Assistant Director, La Casa Cultural Latina

October 17 :: “Dear Colleague… What Bathroom Do I Use?” Danny Mathews, Assistant Director, LGBT Resource Center

October 31 :: “The Battle Over Safe Space,” Various Presenters from the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations

November 7 :: “Remembering Pulse: Surviving Violence Against the LGBTQ Community,” Dawn Brown, Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology, Alejandro Gόmez, Counseling Center Assistant Director, & Jorge Mena Robles, Assistant Director, La Casa Cultural Latina

December 5 :: “Continuing the Conversation: HIV & The Black Community,” Chris Wade, Director, Prevention Services at Central Illinois FRIENDS, Inc.

Tuesday

Food for Thought

Hosted by the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana

September 6 :: “(Un)Making of the Ideal Citizen: Deservingness Frames and Undocumented Korean American Activism,” Ga Young Chung, PhD Candidate, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

September 13 :: “Introduction to Mid-Autumn Festival,” Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

September 20 :: “My Life In China,” Kenneth Eng, Director and Documentary Filmmaker

September 27 :: “South East Asian Community Empowerment,” A Group Panel Discussion

October 4 :: “Promoting a Healthy Eating & Healthy Lifestyle,” Special Pops, McKinley Health Center

October 11 :: “Living on the Margins: Experiences of the Asian & Asian American LGBT Community,” A Group Panel Discussion

October 18 :: “Inspiration, Determination, Liberation - A Discussion Preserving Embroidery Contemporary Design,” Leonard Hill, Co-Producer

October 25 :: “Mapping our Gender Influences/Committing to Change,” Radhika Sharma, Manager of Education & Outreach, Apna Ghar

November 1 :: “Who is Stephen Glori (Filipino/Pueblo)?: Explorations of Student Files at Carlisle Indian Industrial School,” Beverly Smith, Assistant Director, Native American House

November 8 :: Public Book Reading of From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, Alex Gilvarry, Author

November 15 :: “Student Loan Debt: Why You Should Wait on Buying Those New Jordan’s,” Eric Chen, Student Leader, Taiwanese American Students Club

November 29 :: “Expressive Writing for Wellness – Write Within,” Counseling Center

Wednesday

Food for the Soul

Hosted by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 51 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign

August 31 :: “Change Starts with You: Getting Involved on Campus,” DoMonique Arnold, Program Coordinator, University YWCA

September 7 :: “Saving Superwoman: Mental Health and Self-Care in Black Women,” Alicia Robinson, Ph. D. Student, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

September 14 :: “Shades of Separation: Colorism in the Black Community,” Various Panelists

September 21 :: “Why Buy Black? The Power of Black Economics,” Ashley M. Davis, Assistant Director, BNAACC

September 28 :: “Living Abroad While Black,” William Baptist, International Advising Specialist, International Student and Scholar Services

October 5 :: “The Root of the Issues: Local and National Politics,” Featured Panelists

October 12 :: “The New Black Wall Street,” Featured Panelists

October 19 :: “Straight, No Chasers: Alcohol Awareness in the Black Community,” McKinley Health Center, Special Populations Student Health Concerns Committee

October 26 :: “Black Queer Love” In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month & LGBT History Month, Discussion Facilitated by Tekita Bankhead, Assistant Director, BNAACC and Danny Mathews, Assistant Director, LGBT Resource Center

November 2 :: “Survival through Solidarity: A Discussion of Black, Brown, & Indigenous Experiences” In observance of Native American Heritage Month, Angela King, Project Manager, Facilities & Services

November 9 :: “De/Re-Constructing Black Masculinity,” Featured Panelists

November 16 :: “A Starting Point to Finishing Strong: Exploring Res Hall Library Resources,” Gretchen Madsen Webb, Residential Life Librarian, Residence Hall Libraries

November 30 :: “Validated Voices: Experiences of Students of Color in Medical Education,” Laura Hamilton, Ph.D. Student (EPOL) & Assistant Director, College of Medicine Urban Health Program

Thursday

Lunch @ La Casa

Hosted by La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W. Nevada St., Urbana

August 25 :: “Meet La Casa Cultural Latina,” Professional & Student Staff, La Casa Cultural Latina

September 1 :: “Latinx Students Negotiating Multiple Worlds in Higher Education—Ventajas, Consejos, y Conocimientos,” Dr. Moises Orozco Villicana, Director of Enrollment Management, School of Information Sciences

September 8 :: “Coming Out” as UndocuQueer: Individual & Collective Identity Formation in Chicago’s Immigrant Youth Justice League, Jorge Mena Robles, Assistant Director, La Casa Cultural Latina

September 15 :: “Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Mexico,” Dr. Korinta Maldonado, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology

September 22 :: “Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Puerto Rico,” Angel Velez, Graduate Student, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

September 29 :: “First Generation Latino/a Student Retention,” Araceli Diaz, Assistant Director, La Casa Cultural Latina

October 6 :: “Borderland Collective,” Adriana Corral, Artist, Krannert Art Museum

October 13 :: “Hispanic Heritage Month Series: Ecuador,” Amorita Falcon, Yadira Ramirez, and Pericles Baya Mora, The Ecuador Experience - Study Abroad

October 20 :: “ICE: Immigration, Customs, Enforcement Presence in Our Local Communities,” Dr. Brian Dolinar and CU-Immigration Forum Activists, The CU-Immigration Forum

October 27 :: “Discussion and Analysis of the Concept of ‘Latinx,’” Student & Staff Panel, Latina/o Studies Department & Latinx Resilience Network

November 3 :: How to Support our DACA/Undocumented Students, DACA Student Group, Latinx Students

November 10 :: “The House on Mango Street: Experiences and Illusions,” Student Panel: Moderator, Victoria Mendiola, YWCA: Book Reading & Analysis

November 17 :: “Happy Hours: Practices in Positive Psychology,” Counseling Center Paraprofessionals, Counseling Center

December 1 :: “Chile: Youth, Public Education and the Challenges of Globalization: An Analysis of Chile’s Higher Education System,” Alejandra Aguero, Doctoral Candidate, Education Policy, Organization, & Leadership

December 8 :: “Ready for Finals,” La Casa Professional Staff, La Casa Cultural Latina

Friday

Chat ’n Chew

Hosted by Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St., Urbana

September 2 :: “Indigenous Struggles in Mexico and Latin America,” Korinta Maldonado, Postdoctoral Fellow, American Indian Studies

September 16 :: “Cooking with Stored Solar Energy: A Sustainability Project with Test Results from the Navajo Nation,” Sun Buckets Stored Research Solar Research Team

September 30 :: “Indigenous Environmental Racism,“ Beverly Smith, Assistant Director, Native American House Location: Women's Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd. Fl., Champaign

October 7 :: “Pine Ridge Indian Reservation: Shaped Realities from My Visit of the Oglala Lakota,” Rebecca Merrithew, Undergraduate, Department of Psychology

October 21 :: “Giving Voice to the Ghosts: Native History in the USA,” Tim Tingle (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Awardee of the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award

November 4 :: “Healing the Effects of Internalized Genocide by Using the Tools of Re-Evaluation Co-Counseling,” Kate Insolia (Lakota), Founder of The Urbana Dance Company. Location: La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W. Nevada St., Urbana

November 18 :: “A Residential Experience: Alternative Spring Break with the Peoria Tribe,” Kimberly Otchere, Program Director for Social Justice & Leadership Education and Nathan Runnells, Residence Hall Director, University Housing Location: Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana

December 2 :: “The Journey of One Aspiring Culturally Responsive Evaluator: A Few Indigenous Lessons Learned Along the Way,” Stafford Hood, Director of CREA & Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology

Conversation Café

Hosted by Diversity & Social Justice Education
Location: Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Fl., Champaign

August 26 :: “Mucking with Privilege,” Joe Minarik, Program Coordinator, Diversity & Social Justice Education

September 9 :: “Diversity in the Workplace: Making Corporations Inclusive,” Neha Viswanath, Caterpillar, Inc.

September 23 :: “Kick Off Your Career at Research Park: A Panel with Research Park Employers,” University of Illinois Research Park staff and employers

September 30 :: “Indigenous Environmental Racism,“ Beverly Smith, Assistant Director, Native American House

October 14 :: “Beyond ‘Self-Care:’ Transformative Justice and Community-Based Resilience,” Rachel Storm, Women’s Resources Center

October 28 :: “D'Alyx Desiigned! I'm My Most Valuable Piece,” Danesha Alyx Alexander, D’Alyx Desiign, Ink.

November 11:: “Spirituality, Race-Related Stress and Psychological Well-Being,” Dr. Joycelyn Landrum-Brown, DiversityEd & Dr. Deidre Weathersby, Counseling Center