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Fall 2014 Lunch on Us Calendar

Fall 2014 Lunch on Us Calendar

All programs take place from noon-1 p.m. Due to space and fire code restrictions, we may need to turn away attendees if a room reaches its capacity. Please arrive early.

Lunches are paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee. 


QUENCH with the LGBT Resource Center

Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor

September 15Navigating the Healthcare System: Barriers for Transgender People of Color, Dr. Margo Bell, MD, Director of Inpatient Pediatrics, Cook County Health and Hospitals System

September 29Queering the Curriculum: LGBTQ-Inclusivity in Campus Sexual Assault Prevention, Molly McLay, MSW, LSW; Assistant Director, Women’s Resources Center & Alex Nelson, Graduate Assistant, Women’s Resources Center

October 6“Queer Professional Seeks Inclusive Employer for Long Term Relationship”: When Identity and Career Intersect, Bradley Woodruff, Information Management Specialist, The Career Center

October 20Emotional Well-Being: Queer and Trans* Students and Getting the Support We NeedDr. Anita Hund, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

November 3—“APPly within: A Structured Dialogue on Queer App Culture,” Brian Bedoun, Psychology major with a minor in MCB and Jeremy Willis, Chemistry major with a minor in secondary education.

November 17—“‘It Gets Better for Queer Youth—Until It Doesn’t’:Challenging Discourses of Safety in Educational Research Using a Chicana Feminist Epistemology,” Tanya Diaz-Kozlowski

December 1 :: World AIDS Day—“HIV/AIDS: Past, Present, and Future,” Gregory Damhorst, MD/PhD Student, Department of Bioengineering



Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor

August 25Of Fairies and Fiends: The Magical Other in Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Stephanie Alma Birch, Masters Student, GSLIS and African Studies

September 8Let It Go Bag Lady!: Navigating Voice, Identity Development and External Validation as a College Student, Dr. CC Suarez, Visiting Faculty, College of Agricultural Education

September 22The Option to Look: Women’s Access to Products of Conception in Elective Abortion, Lena Hann, MPH, CHES, PhD Student, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

September 29Queering the Curriculum: LGBTQ-Inclusivity in Campus Sexual Assault Prevention, Molly McLay, MSW, LSW, Assistant Director, Women’s Resources Center & Alex Nelson, Graduate Assistant, Women’s Resources Center

October 13Half-Full & Half-Empty: Spoken Word, Feminism, and the Fight to End Gender Violence, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Chicago-based writer, performer, and spoken word artist

October 27Can There Be a Feminist Dude?: Men and Masculinities in the Movement to End Violence Against Women, Ross Wantland, Director of DiversityEd and Robert King, Sr. Assistant Director, Family and Graduate Housing

November 10—“Through the Eyes of My Ancestors: One Woman’s Navajo Narrative,” Beverly Smith (Dine), Assistant Director, Native American House

December 8—“Speak Black Girl and Tell Your Story!: Storytelling and Narrative Practices in Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths,” Porshe Renee Garner, PhD. Candidate, Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership




Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana

September 2Jeremy Lin, Asian American Athletes, and the Model Minority Myth, Teresa Mok, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Independent Practice and David Chih, Director, AACC

September 9Chartering Across the Middle Kingdom: Studying Abroad in China, Katreena Casallo

September 16Asian American Activism in the Community, Dennis Mondero, Chinese Mutual Aid Association

September 23What Asian Are You Talking About?: Southeast Asians as Minority in the Asian American Community, Long Bui, Chancellor’s Research Associate

September 30—Tohoku Tomo: Friendships, Volunteerism, and Commitment to Japan’s Recovery After the 2011 Earthquake, Wesley Julian, Documentary Film Director

October 7On Being Out as International Students, Rainbow International

October 14Written in the Air: Spoken Word, Hip Hop & Asian American Pacific Islander Experience Over Time, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Chicago-based writer, performer, and spoken word artist

October 21Devon, Diwali, and the Indian American Community in Chicago, Jacob Chacko, AACC Graduate Assistant

October 28Mental Health Awareness Among Asians and Asian Americans, Counseling Center Staff Members

November 4—“Growing Up Taiwanese-American: My Cultural Awareness Experience,” Alex Wen, Student Leader

November 11—“‘Karma’s My Homegirl’: Finding Parallel Narratives as a Queer Vietnamese Women,” Patricia Chau Nguyen, Senior Director of Diversity Programs at UCLA’s Alumni Association

November 18—“Glen Rhee: Breaking Down the Stereotypes About Asian Males,” Dan Quock, Resident Director, University Housing

December 2—“A Public Book Reading of The City Son,” Samrat Upadhyay, Author, Indiana University Creative Writing Program




Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 51 East Gregory Drive, Champaign
note new address for 2014-2015

August 27Introduction to BNAACC Staff & Center, Rory James, Director; Ashley Davis & Alisha Elliott, Assistant Directors, BNAACC

September 3The Truth About Medical School: How to Succeed in Applying, Getting In, and Thriving, Medical Students, members of Urban Health Program and Student National Medical Association

September 10The West African Dance & Drum Experience with Djibril Camara, Djibril Camara & Dancers, Choreographer, Instructor & Performer

September 17National Hispanic Heritage Month: Intersections of Black & Brown Student Experience

September 24—*I-Unite Illinois Keynote Speaker Dr. Sam Museus—Defining Culturally Engaging Campus Environments, Dr. Sam Museus, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Denver, Illini Rooms A, Illini Union.

October 1Diversity in the Workplace: From Surviving to Thriving, The Career Center

October 8Meet the Nesbitts & the Sounds of Spoken Word with Speak Café, Bruce D. Nesbitt Family, Aaron Ammons

October 15National Disability Awareness Month: Intersection of Race & Disability, Teryl Brewster & Rashaad Young, Specialist in Education along with Assistant Instructor for Early Childhood Development

October 22How Diversity Impacts Teams, Dr. Denise Loyd, Associate Professor of Business Administration, College of Business

October 29History, Pride and Legacy of the Association of Black Culture Centers: Conference Preview and Background, Alisha Elliott & Ashley Davis, Assistant Directors for BNAACC

November 5—“Financial Advice & Planning for the Holidays,” Bruce Brown, Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual, McClure Financial Group

November 12—“Masculinity and Intersecting Identities—Blueprint,” 2015 Black & Latino Male Summit Student Committee 

November 19 :: Native American Heritage Month—“The Wheel: Finding Inner Peace and Gaining Holistic Awareness,” Beverly Smith, Assistant Director of Native American House

December 3 :: World AIDS Day—“Know the Difference Between Myth and Fact,” Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. & Special POPS, Black Greek Council




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

August 28Race Cards, Affirmative Action, and Other Things You’re Not Supposed to Talk About: Unpacking the History of Education for Latinos, Dr. Cecilia Suarez, Visiting Teaching Associate, Agricultural Education

September 4Considering Students’ Prior Knowledge in Mathematics Classrooms, Dr. Gloriana González, Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

September 11Who Gets to Write Race? Dr. David Wright, Associate Professor, English

September 18The Rhetoric of Immigrant Rights Movements, Dr. David Cisneros, Assistant Professor, Communication

September 25Social Justice High School: Teaching Community Engagement, Carlos Saucedo, Scholar, Summer Research Opportunity Program

October 2Every Memory Counts: Videogame Development of Rhizome of Ixil, Daniella Pavlic, Graduate Student, Art and Design

October 9Reinstating Salaita as a Latin@ Issue, Latin@ UIstudents4Salaita

October 16Transforming the Idea of “The Right to Education”: The Parents who Fight to Defend Public Schools in Chile, Mauricio Pino, Graduate Student, Education, Policy and Leadership

October 23They’re Not Illegals, They’re Students: Experiences of Undocumented Students, Berenice Sánchez, Assistant Director, La Casa Cultural Latina

October 30The Latina/o Resilience Network: Student Engagement and Empowerment Through a College Retention Program, Xavier Ramírez and Veronica M. Kann, Staff, La Casa Cultural Latina

November 6—“Social Identity and Racial Threat: The Effects of Citizenship Status on Black-Latino Relations,” Dr. Claudia Sandoval, Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Fellow, Latina/Latino Studies

November 13—“La Música Romántica and Other Queer Latino/a Pedagogies,” Richard Villegas, Storycrafter/Writer

November 20—“Parental Influences on the Educational Attainment of High-achieving Latino Men,” Dr. Michelle Cruz-Santiago, Assistant to the Director, Office of Minority Student Affairs

December 4—“Latin American Conceptualism in Art,” Dr. Jorge Lucero, Assistant Professor, Art Education



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

September 5Lessons from the Soil, David Lehman, Ph.D. Student, Department of History

September 19Indigenous Women & Activism, Isabel Scarbrough, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Anthropology, Parkland College

October 3Indians on Display: Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, Norman K. Denzin, Professor, Institute of Communications Research and Media and Cinema Studies

October 17Dramaturgy of Erasure: Performing Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, Shannon Epplett (Chippewa), Ph.D. Candidate, Theatre of History and Criticism

November 7—“Native American Religious Studies,” Prof. James Treat (Muscogee Creek Nation), School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics

November 21—“Historical Perspective on the Impact of Chief Illiniwek on Allies to the Native Community,” Joycelyn Landrum-Brown, Assistant Director, Diversity & Social Justice Education

December 5—"The Beauty and Challenges of Building At-Large Urban Tribal Communitiesm" Jacquie Archambeau (Cherokee), Secretary, Cherokee Nation Community Association Board



Women’s Resources Center, 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor

September 12Asking Big Questions: How to Deepen Your College Experience, Illini Hillel Ask Big Questions Interns

September 26Being an Ally to People With Disabilities, Dr. Betsy Basch & Whitney Maddux, DRES

October 10Gay Rights Meets Religious Freedom: The Hardest Dialogue of All? Dr. Jacob Z. Hess, U of I alum and psychologist

October 24Living the Oxymoron: Interfaith Atheists, Kristi Del Veccio & Adam Garner, Interfaith Youth Core

October 31 Challenging Gender Norms: A Conversation with Janet Mock, Latzer Hall, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Ch.

November 14—“Disable the Label: A Dialogue on Ableism,” DiversityEd Social Justice Education Paraprofessionals

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