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iUnite Week 2017

iUnite Week 2017

Monday, September 11th through Friday, September 15th
Embracing the value of differences in individuals and communities, iUnite draws together events throughout the week 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.

Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations, Inclusive Illinois, Campus Recreation, and the Illini Union.

iUnite Week Keynote Events

Dear World Live Storytelling Experience & Portrait Shoot

iUnite With Illinois: Tell Us Your Illinois Story

Dear World travels around the world to hear the stories and take portraits that unite people through pictures in their distinct message-on-skin style. Dear World has been invited to campus to explore the subtle and powerful connections between students, faculty, and staff and provide an opportunity for each member of our campus community to share their own personal story. Sponsored by the Illini Union and iUnite Committee

Open Photo Shoot
Tuesday, September 12th, 11 am to 3 pm
Illini Union Room C & South Lounge

Live Storytelling Show, Reception and After Party
Tuesday, September 12th, 7 to 9:30 pm
Illini Union, Rooms A & B

iUnite Keynote Speaker: Angela Rye, Attorney and NPR Political Analyst

#IMPACTYourWorld & Make A Difference
Wednesday, September 13th, 7 pm
SDRP Multi-Purpose Room 2025 | 301 E Gregory Dr, Champaign

Angela Rye is Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies. She is a CNN Political Commentator and NPR Political Analyst and has been featured as an influential politico, lawyer, and advocate by several publications and outlets from Marie Claire to Ebony and the Washington Post, Rye has an unwavering commitment to ensuring positive change in the political process. Rye is a prominent political strategist who offers regular on-air commentary for several media outlets including BET, CNN, HBO, HuffPost Live and TV One. The depth of her dialogue ranges from political campaigns to more complex legislation that bears long-term implications nationally and internationally. Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations and Inclusive Illinois

Events Across Campus

Native American House & University Library Film Series: In Whose Honor?

Monday, September 11th, 6 to 8 pm
Undergraduate Library, Room 66
Co-Sponsored by Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library and Native American & Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO)

Let’s Talk About It: Mental Health and College Students

Tuesday, September 12th, 12 pm
Asian American Cultural Center | 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana

Addressing mental health and college suicides within the Asian & Asian American student population. Part of the OIIR Lunch on Us Discussion Series.

Instruction Cooking Class on Sushi Making for the Beginner

Tuesday September 12th, 5:30 to 7 pm
ARC Instructional Kitchen

In this course, participants will learn how to make sushi in their own home! Class attendees will be making California rolls, cucumber salad, miso soup, and some favorite sauces with fresh ingredients and equipment that most people already have in their own kitchen. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Registration is at ARC member services.

iCU: A Snapshot of Costa Rica

Wednesday, September 12th, 6 to 7:30 pm
Asian American Cultural Center | 1210 W. Nevada St.
Sponsored by OIIR-International Education

Film Screening: Mosquita y Mari

Thursday, September 14th, 5:30 to 7:30pm
Women’s Resources Center | 616 E. Green St, Suite 202, Champaign

Join us for the first movie in La Casa's new "Peliculas y Palomitas" series every 2nd Thursday! 

In a fast-paced immigrant community where dreams are often lost to economic survival, two young Chicanas contemplate life when they stir unexpected desires in each other.

Snacks provided, discussion to follow the movie. Sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina

Social Justice Social

Thursday, September 14th, 7:15 to 8:45 pm
University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign
Sponsored by the University Y and Diversity & Social Justice Education

The Social Justice Social is a gathering for progressive movement builders, organizers, and students looking for a place to help. Share Victories — We'll have space to celebrate good news, wins, and lessons from the past few years. Share Opportunities — Invite people in the room to learn about and participate in ongoing projects. Socialize — The co-operative production of fun ... the first step in organizing society for mutual interests. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Hope Rocks: A Suicide Prevention Week Awareness Event

Friday, September 15th, 10 am to 2 pm
Illini Union Anniversary Plaza

At Illinois, we care about our students, and we understand that college can be a difficult time for some. It's our goal to educate our campus about resources that are available. Games, prizes, art therapy, selfie stations and snacks! Sponsored by the Counseling Center

Ice Arena Grand Reopening

Friday September 15th, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
406 East Armory Avenue, Champaign

The Ice Arena is hosting a Grand Reopening. Admission and skate rental will be free to everyone that night. There will also be free food, games, and prizes!