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Spring 2017 Lunch on Us Calendar

Two pictures in a collage- the first picture on the left is a man and woman smiling and the second picture on the right is a large group of people posing for a selfie


Quench | Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center

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

January 30 (A Quench/Dish It Up Collaboration) :: Screening of “Pink Boy,” Conversation facilitated by Danny Mathews, LGBTRC Assistant Director, and Rachel Storm, Assistant Director, Women’s Resources Center

February 6 :: The Honeymoon Is Over, Dr. Julie Webber Collins, Professor, Political Science, Illinois State University

February 20 :: #BlackTransMagick, J. Mase III and Vita E., Poets and Educators, #BlackTransMagick

March 6 :: Bisexuality, middle sexualities, and non-binary identities, Robyn Ochs, world renowned author and scholar, will discuss her research and writing about bisexuality, middle sexualities, and her thoughts about non-binary identities

April 3 :: Therapeutic Writing and the Healing that Can Come with Self-expression, Kit Yan, award winning slam poet

April 17 :: Living Visibly as an LGBTQ Person in the Greek System, Kate Wehby, Chapter Services Coordinator Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, national headquarters

May 1 :: Last Lecture: Pat Morey, Director, Women’s Resources Center

Dish It Up | Hosted by the Women’s Resources Center

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

January 23 :: Types and Tropes: Yellowfacing Asian American Male Identity, Daniel Quock, Resident Director, University Housing

February 13 :: Girls Geek Out, Too!: Gender Equity in Geek Culture, Aurora Cruz-Torres, M.S., Academic Advisor, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

February 27 :: “The Promise of Beauty,” Mimi Thi Nguyen, Associate Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies. Part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week

March 13 :: 7th Annual Campus Ecofeminism Summit Lecture: Seasonal Labor Migration and Gendered Social Change in Rural India, Pronoy Rai, PhD. Candidate, Department of Geography

March 27 :: Navigating Library Resources for Feminist and Social Science Research, Cindy Ingold, Gender Studies and Multicultural Services Librarian, University Library

April 10 :: Prevention Pays: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Sexual Assault Prevention Education and Response, Ericka Hamm, Undergraduate Student, Psychology / FYCARE Facilitator, Women’s Resources Center

April 24 :: When You Remember You: Writing and Healing from Sexual Violence Through the Use of Poetic Structure, Molly McLay, Assistant Director, Women’s Resources Center


Food for Thought | Hosted by the Asian American Cultural Center

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

January 24 :: Muslims in America Post 2016 Election, Muslim Student Association

January 31 :: Finding Your Voice, Niala Boodhoo, Producer, Illinois Public Media

February 7 :: Perfectionism in the Asian American Community, Counseling Center Asian American Outreach Team

February 14 :: Cameras, Not Violins - Rethinking the Discontents of Asian American Model Creativity for Media Activists, Bing Wang, Program Assistant, AACC

February 21 :: Facing Japanese American Incarceration 75 Years Later: A Next Generation Perspective, Rebecca Ozaki, Youth Co-Chair – Japanese American Citizens League Chicago

February 28 :: Empowering Asian American Women Through Sisterhood, Christina Carpio, Assistant Director, Asian American Cultural Center

March 7 :: UnBroken Glass - Addressing Mental Health in South Asian Community, Dinesh Sabu, Filmmaker 

March 14 :: The Martial Law Thingy: Filipino American Activism in the 1970s and the 1980s and Its Importance Today, Mark Sanchez, PhD Candidate, Department of History 

March 28 :: The Lives of Tao: A Public Book Reading, Wesley Chu, Author (In conjunction with AACC Book Club) 

April 4 :: Holi: The Festival of Colors, ASHA for Education

April 11 :: A Brief History of Tibet: A Tibetan-American Narrative, Passang Gonrong, Students for Free Tibet 

April 18 :: A Conversation with CA Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, LOCATION: at the Max L. Rowe Auditorium - Law School Building

April 25 :: Some Life Lessons from Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton - one U of I Alum's Take on How to be in the Room Where It Happens, Dennis Mondero, Executive Director - Chinese Mutual Aid Association


Food for the Soul | Hosted by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

Location: Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 51 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign

January 25 :: Believe It or Not: Effects of Alcohol and Drug Use on Black Students,
Sankofa Black Student Outreach Committee, Counseling Center

February 1 :: For Us, By Us: Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration, BNAACC Staff

February 8 :: Black Card Revoked, Featured Panelists

February 15 :: Faces and Phases of Black Feminism, Featured Panelists

February 22 :: Kid Cudi to Kanye: Black Masculinity & Mental Health, Featured Panelists

March 1 :: BNAACC Design Feedback Session, Steering Committee

March 8 :: Project 1000: A Black Student Campaign to Fund Black Futures, Black United Front UIUC

March 15 :: Suffering in Silence: Exploring Anxiety in Black Students, National Alliance on Mental Health, UIUC Chapter

March 29 :: Black Folks and Multiple Sclerosis, McKinley Health Center—Special Populations

April 5 :: When Opportunity Meets Preparation: Resume Critique Session, BNAACC & UIUC Faculty/Staff Members

April 12 :: A Conversation with Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate, in collaboration with University Honors Living-Learning Community

April 19 :: Engaging New Voices: Your Role in Preventing Sexual Assault, Featured Panelists. In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 26 :: Supporting Undocumented Youth, Jorge Mena, Assistant Director, La Casa Cultural Latina

May 3 :: Black Family Reunion, BNAACC Staff & Students


Lunch @ La Casa | Hosted by La Casa Cultural Latina

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

January 26 :: Special Topic: Summer Program in Costa Rica, Dr. Jose Guillermo Andino, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry

February 2 :: Undocumented & Unafraid, Illinois Coalition Assisting Undocumented Students’ Education(I-CAUSE)

February 9 :: Advocating for Victims of Hate Crime Kusminder Chahal, Senior Research Assistant, Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK

February 16 :: African American Women and Their Role in Student Affairs, Tekita Bankhead, Assistant Director, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Part of Black History Month Series

February 23 :: Mental Health Stigma in the Latino Community, Arellys Aguinaga, Pre-Doctoral Intern, Counseling Center

March 2 :: Eating Disorders Affect Us All: Looking at Eating Disorders Among Latino Populations, Speaker: Carina Bauer, Psy. D., Clinical Counselor; Yu-Yun Liu, Ph.D., Clinical Counselor; Mahak Lilani, Counseling Center Paraprofessional, Counseling Center

March 9 :: Celebrating Semana de La Mujer, Latina Student Leaders on Campus, La Casa Alliance of Student Organizations

March 16 :: Diabetes and the Latino Community, Special Population Paraprofessionals, McKinley Health Center

March 30 :: The Graduate Employees’ Organization: Building Solidarity and Better Conditions with You, GEO Campus Leaders, Graduate Employee Organization

April 6 :: Closing the Graduation Gap for Illinois Latinx Students, Dr. Gioconda Guerra Pérez, Director, La Casa Cultural Latina

April 13 :: For the Next Generation of Leaders: Emotional Grit, Christina Carpio, Assistant Director, Asian American Cultural Center

April 20 :: Design and Implementation of Community-based Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Interventions in Older Latinos, Dr. Susie Aguiñaga, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

April 27 :: Hip-Hop on the Margins: Brazilian Graffiti Artists Speak Back, Dr. Bryce Henson, Postdoctoral Fellow Associate, African American Studies Department


Conversation Café | Hosted by Diversity & Social Justice Education

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

February 10 :: Burn Before Reading: Social Justice and Book Censorship, Dr. Emily Knox, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences

February 24 :: Unleashing Your Everyday Social Justice Advocate, Desiree Djezebel Bote, Alumna & Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago

March 10 :: Ross Wantland

March 31 :: TBD

April 14 :: Dr. Gioconda Guerra Pérez, Director, La Casa Cultural Latina on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

April 28 :: TBD

Chat ’n Chew | Hosted by Native American House

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

January 20 :: Debunking the Racial Democracy Myth: Black and Indigenous Hip Hop Critiques of Brazilian Mestiҫagem, Dr. Bryce Henson, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of African American Studies

February 3 :: How I Learned English: Colonization and My Education from Uganda to the United States, Zam (Kendra) Nalubega (Rwandan & Ugandan), Turner Fellow, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Department of Linguistics

February 17 :: Lines Drawn: Remembering Settler Pennsylvania, Chris Green (Black & Lenape), PhD Student, Department of History

March 3 :: The #NoDAPL Standoff at Standing Rock: Why it is Important for All of Us, Dr. Steven Errede, Professor Emeritus of Physics

March 17 :: From the Womb to the River: Centering Women in the ‘Water Protectors’ Movement, Nicholas Cragoe, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology

April 7 :: #NoDAPL: Sexual Assault and Native Women in North Dakota, Patricia Morey, Director, Women’s Resources Center

April 21 :: American Indian Studies Panel, facilitated by Dr. Adrian Burgos, Interim Director, American Indian Studies