Free and open to all, the events celebrate and explore the unique cultures and backgrounds in our campus and community
Indiana University Northwest’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs is hosting a variety of events tied to national observations during the month of October, including:
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- Disability Employment Awareness Month
- Global Diversity Month
- LGBTQI+ History Month
- National Hispanic Heritage Month
The events aim to cultivate new levels of learning and understanding which challenge, inspire, liberate, and ultimately transform the hearts, minds, and actions of individuals and society. All events are free and open to the community and will be held both on campus and via Zoom. Start times vary and participants are asked to register in advance, unless otherwise noted.
Schedule of Events
October 11 to October 21
- Clothesline Project
Women and Gender Studies displays decorative, symbolic t-shirts created by students, faculty, and staff to raise awareness of domestic violence.
Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Savannah Center Lobby
- INTERSECTIONS: Body Diversity
Community members are invited to examine the personal experiences of LGBTQ+ people, including systemic oppression and discrimination, but also queer joy.
9:30 a.m., via Zoom.
- And So I Stayed: Film Screening and Discussion
Watch this powerful documentary which explores the lives of women who were incarcerated after fighting back against abuse.
Noon to 4 p.m., in the Bergland Auditorium
- Whose History? The Role of Record Keepers in History-making
Explore how record keeper’s identities influence the narratives preserved through a case study on South Bend, Indiana newspapers.
3 p.m., via Zoom.
- Overcoming Adversity
IU Northwest welcomes Former IUPD-NW Officer Melvin Blakley, who returns to campus to share an inspirational message about readjusting to life after overcoming adversity.
1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Bergland Auditorium
- Exploring Intimate Partner Violence
Dr. Solinas-Saunders will host a presentation focused on the normalization of violence within intimate contexts and the family across countries, cultures, and generations.
1 p.m. in the Dunes Medical Building, Room 2001
- Safe Zone Workshop
Learn methods to create a safer, more inclusive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer/Questioning, and Intersexed (LGBTQI) people.
10 a.m. to noon in Hawthorn Hall, Room 200