Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Center for Diversity and Inclusion to sponsor cancer benefit, Black History Month events

HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech's Center for Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring several events on campus this month: a Bra Show fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and -- for Black History Month -- a guest speaker, a film showing and a readers' theater presentation.

The Society of Intellectual Sisters (SIS) will host a Bra Workshop from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 13, in Fisher 101 in preparation for their annual Bra Show fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Workshop attendees will design bras for the Bra Show to be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 1, in the Forestry Atrium. All supplies for bra making will be provided.

The Bra Show is an annual event hosted by the Society of Intellectual Sisters, a Michigan Tech student organization. During the show, male students model bras designed by Michigan Tech students (some bras are designed by individual students and some by student organizations). Since the show is a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, donations are collected at the door. SIS hosts two bra-making workshops leading up to the event. The second and final Bra Workshop will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, in Fisher 125. Again all supplies for bra making and decorating will be provided.

Each year there is a different theme for the show, so designers are asked to come up with something to fit the theme. This year’s theme is Seven Wonders of the World. For more info, visit http://diversitycenter.mtu.edu/BraShow13Workshop.pdf.

Black History Month events

Black History Month guest speaker Stefanie Brown James will present "We Are Who We’ve Been Waiting For!" from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Rozsa Gallery.

James has dedicated her life to empowering people to organize and advocate for justice and equality in their communities. Most recently James served as the national African American vote director for the 2012 Obama for America Campaign and as the national director of the NAACP Youth and College Division representing 23,000 youth under the age of 25 around the country. Her presentation is intended to inspire youth to stand up and continue the fight for freedom and justice in this world.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920 or e-mail Kellie Raffaelli at kraffael@mtu.edu.

The Black Student Association will host a film screening of Freedom Riders at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, in Fisher 135. Free admission and concessions. For more info, visit http://diversitycenter.mtu.edu/freedom.pdf.

The final event of Black History Month will be a Readers Theater presentation of "Black History Month: Activism Them and Now" from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Fisher 135.

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