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Spring 2015 Lunch on Us Calendar

Spring 2015 Lunch on Us

All programs take place from noon-1 pm. Space is limited. Please arrive early!

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



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

January 26 :: The Connection Between Bullying and Sexual Harassment in Middle School Students, feat. Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

February 9 :: Perpetuating Gender Roles: The Myth of the Black Superwoman, feat. Tanisha King-Taylor, MSW, Director of Community Life and Tenant Services

February 23 :: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

March 9 :: 5th Annual Campus Ecofeminism Summit: Race, Gender, and the Environment: Black Ecofeminism and Permaculture, Pandora Thomas, Co-Founder, Earthseed Consulting,

March 23 :: SPRING BREAK

March 30 :: Flaming Under Cover: Flagging ‘Queer’ in a Straight World, feat. ElizaBeth Simpson, M.A. Candidate, Department of Communication (a Quench/Dish It Up Collaboration)

April 13 :: Craving the Other: Cultural Appropriation and Traditional Food Practices, Dr. Pilar Eguez, PhD., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

April 27 :: The Mask You Live In: Men, Masculinity, and the Movement to End Violence Against Women, Imran Siddique, Former Outreach Director, Miss Representation Project

QUENCH with the LGBT Resource Center

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

February 2 :: No Role Models Abroad: Mis- and Under-Representation of LGBTQ Characters in Foreign Cinema, Ly Đinh, Graduate Student Fellow, Communication & Information Science

February 16 :: Higher Education In-between Brownness, Queerness, Disability, and Disciplines: A Conversation Among Those Who Endure UIUC, Rico Kleinstein Chenyek, MD/PhD student, Institute of Communications Research, Medical Scholars

March 2 :: Queering Discourses of Risk & Safety in Education, Tanya Diaz-Kozlowski, Doctoral Candidate, Education, Policy, Organization and Leadership

March 16 :: Have Rainbows, Will Travel, Jacob B. Chacko, Doctoral Student, Education Policy Organization Leadership, and Manuel A. Colón, Student Recruitment Coordinator, Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

March 30 :: Flaming Under Cover: Flagging ‘Queer’ in a Straight World, ElizaBeth Simpson, M.A. Student, Department of Communication; Director, Strategic Artistry

April 6 :: Library Que(e)ry, Queer Library Alliance, Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences

April 20 :: TBD

May 5 :: TBD



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

January 20 :: Pursuit of Happiness: A Group Panel Discussion on Faith, Muslim Student Association

January 27 :: Immigration Reform & Black Lives Matter: Why Do They Matter To Asian Americans? Inhe Choi, Korean American Resource and Cultural Center of Chicago

February 3 :: Flaws of Perfectionism, Counseling Center

February 10 :: The Lessons and Legacy of the Internment of Japanese Americans in World War II for Asian Pacific Americans Today, Ron Aramaki, Educator

February 17 :: Beyond the Cheerios Box: A Discussion on Mixed-Raced Experiences—a group panel discussion, Multi-Racial & Multi-Ethnic Student Union

February 24 :: Asian Americans in Comics, Maria Paz Esguerra, Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

March 3 :: Politics & Engaging Asian Americans In Our Community, Grace Hou, WoodsFund Chicago

March 10 :: Network Your Way to a Job, Un Yeong Park & Lillian Nguyen, The Career Center

March 17 :: A Public Book Reading: In the Absence of Sun, Helie Lee, Author

March 31 :: Lean on Me: Becoming an Active Bystander, Counseling Center

April 7 :: Acknowledge & Reparation: Perspectives of Filipino American WWII Veterans, Tracy Mapaye, AACC Hermia Soo Intern

April 14 :: Do Racial Mascots Honor or Offend? The Legacies of Chief Illiniwek and the Pekin “Chinks,” Sang Lee, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

April 21 :: Grab a Seat at the Table: Let’s Talk About Public Engagement, Tina Wei Smith, U of I Alum & Educator

April 28 :: Last Lecture Series: Family, Food, and the Stories of Middle-Aged Fathers, Aaron Ebata, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies



Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 51 East Gregory Drive, Champaign

January 21 :: Diversity Opportunities in Future Careers: How to Get In, and Thrive, Zelda Gardner & Career Center Staff, Senior Assistant Director

January 28 :: Coping with Unrest: Responding to National Climate in the work/classroom Space, Dr. Kamau Grantham, Clinical Counselor, Counseling Center

February 4 :: The Soulful Sounds from W.O.R.D.—Spoken Word for the Soul, Destynee McMichael, W.O.R.D.

February 11 ::  AKA Week: Lunch Money: How to Balance Your Funds, Ariana Taylor, Senior, College of LAS & Maya O’Neal, Senior, College of LAS

February 18 :: BSU Week: The Untragic Mulatto, Stefanie Dunning, PhD, Associate Professor, Miami University

*CUPHD Mobile Unit will be available for free, confidential HIV-Testing*

February 25 :: Building Brotherhood: Intersecting Religious and Racial Identities on Campus, Muslim Student Association & Black Muslim Student Association, Panel Discussion with Student Representatives

March 4 :: Women in Leaders in the Community and in Media, Ashley Morgan, Q96 Radio Show Host for Stevie Jay Broadcasting, & Kim Shine, photographer for the WICD TV News Team

March 11 :: TBD

March 18 :: Meeting the New Professional on the Block, Mark Henderson, Chief Information Officer—CITES (Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services

March 25 :: TBD

April 1 :: How Diversity Impacts Teams, Dr. Denise Loyd, Associate Professor of Business Administration—College of Business

April 8 :: Sustainable Food Sources and Your Health: Exploring Sustainable Resources, Micha Kenfield, Student Sustainability Program Advisor

April 15 :: Deconstructing Marriage, presented by TaNay Morris, and Devon Guidoux from the LGBT Resource Center

April 22 :: International Students Experiences Collide: Student Panel on African & Asian International Student Experience, Student Panel, AACC, BNAACC, ACA, ASO

May 6 :: Last Lecture



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

January 22 :: The Brown Theatre Collective presents: A Call to Creative & Civic Action, Mateo Hurtado, Coordinator, Brown Theater Collective

January 29 :: Pedagogías Zapatistas: Autonomy and Language Ideologies in Escuelitas Zapatistas, Maria Guadalupe Lang, Curriculum & Instruction

February 5 :: Latin American Hack Labs: Digital Vanguards and Open Technology Activism from la costa to los Andes, Dr. Anita Chan, Assistant Professor, Communications

February 12 :: Chicana/Latina Feminist Theories of Healing, Rico Chenyek, Graduate Student, Institute of Communications Research and Medical Scholars Program

February 19 :: There is a Light That Will Never Go Out: Morrissey, Latina/o Fans, and Negotiations of Identity, Alicia Kozma, Graduate Student, English

February 26 :: Visualizing La Frontera: Artistic Interventions at the US/Mexico Border, Dr. Maria del Mar González, Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History

March 5 :: Music and Racial Intersections: A Manifesto, Dr. Gabriel Solis, Associate Professor, Music

March 12 :: Different and Included: The Challenge of Articulating Diversity for Cultural Centers, Veronica M. Kann and Berenice Sánchez, Staff, La Casa Cultural Latina

March 19 :: First Generation Latino/a College Students: The Art of Juggling Two Cultures. Some clinical experiences, Luciana Guardini, Counseling Center

April 2 :: Music, Dance, and Climate in Brazil, Dr. Michael Silvers, Assistant Professor, Music

April 9 :: Seedz of Revolution: Cultural Centering for Black Youth Survival, Dr. Asantewa Sunni-Ali, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate, African American Studies

April 16 :: Social Harm: What We Think We Know About Violence, David Glisch-Sanchez, Visiting Instructor, Latina/Latino Studies

April 23 :: Baiana Hip-Hop: African Diaspora. Latin America and Critical Black Self-Making, Bryce Hanson, Graduate Student, History

April 30 :: Students Speak: Mental Health Awareness and Latina/o Student Empowerment, Gabriela Garay, Gabriela Quijada, Xavier Ramirez, and Carlos Saucedo, Paraprofessionals, Latina/o Resilience Network



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

January 23 :: Always Looking Over My Shoulder: How Stalking Disrupts the Sense of Safety on Campus, Patricia Morey, Director, Women’s Resources Center.
Co-sponsored by DiversityEd, Women’s Resources Center, and Native American House

January 30 :: Privileging: How to maintain a racist, sexist, homophobic, able-ist…status quo and still be seen as nice, Joe Minarik, DiversityEd

February 13 :: Disability Meets the “Single Story”, and has triplets? Joe Minarik, DiversityEd

February 27 :: Changing Perception by Exceeding Expectations, Zach Anner, comedian and television host. Location: 2009 SDRP (301 E. Gregory Dr.)
Co-sponsored by Beckwith Hall/DRES

March 13 :: James Scholars and Diversity, Kirsten Bartels, LAS Honors

April 10 :: Global Indigenous Protest: The Enduring Legacy of the Red Power Movement in the Civil Rights Era. Paul McKenzie-Jones, PhD, Visiting Lecturer in American Indian Studies

April 24 :: Challenging Color-blind Racial Ideology as a Way of Promoting Transformative Learning Environments, Dr. Helen A. Neville, Counseling Psychology and African-American Studies


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

January 23 :: Always Looking Over My Shoulder: How Stalking Disrupts the Sense of Safety on Campus, Patricia Morey, Director, Women’s Resources Center
Location: Women’s Resources Center

Co-sponsored by DiversityEd, Women’s Resources Center, and Native American House

February 6 :: Pre-Columbian Ontologies: Moon, Water, and the Emerald Acropolis, Timothy R. Pauketat, Professor of Anthropology and Medieval Studies, Principal Investigator, Emerald Acropolis Project

February 20 :: Larry McNeil: A Literal and Precise Tlingit/Nisgaa
Yvonne Tiger (Cherokee/Seminole/Muscogee Creek)

March 6 :: Scenes from Native L.A.: Quechan Domestic Workers in Los Angeles, 1910–1930, Kevin Whalen, 2014–2015 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, American Indian Studies

March 20 :: Intersections of People, Mobility and Culture as it Defines the Lumbee Experience, Angela King (Lumbee), Capital Construction Project Manager, University of Illinois

April 3 :: Navigating Racial Microaggressions at U of I, Kathleen Kordesh & Steffanie Delores, Counseling Center Graduate Interns

April 17 :: Navigating Racial Microaggressions: The Chief Mascot’s Continued Presence on Campus, Kathy Kordesh & Steffanie Grossman, Doctoral Candidates in Psychology, Counseling Center Pre-Doctoral Interns

May 1 :: The Impact of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on American Indian and Minority Students within the Chicago Public School (CPS) System, Jamil D. Johnson, 2015 Doctoral Candidate, Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership