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Diversity and Educational Equity Committee News

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:44am
Diane Guerrero

“Orange is the New Black” star and immigration reform activist Diane Guerrero will visit Penn State Harrisburg on Tuesday, April 11 at 5 p.m. in the Capital Union Building gymnasium on campus. Guerrero will discuss immigration and her book titled “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided.”

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:40am

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities recently hosted Writers Resist: All Our Voices Matter, an event designed to celebrate diversity and recognize literature as a tool for social change. Faculty, students, and community members read their own work or the work of other authors addressing topics such as mental health, politics, and identity. The event was one of over 100 similar readings held across the country that were modeled after the flagship Writers Resist event, which took place in New York City on January 15.

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:17pm

Maly Jackson will present “A Walk to Freedom” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 1:03pm

Penn State Harrisburg’s Diversity and Educational Equity Committee (DEEC) will host a screening of the locally produced film titled "African American Oral History Project: Part One" on Thursday, February 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium on campus.

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 3:03pm
Book display featuring black authors

To celebrate Black History Month and highlight African American authors, the Office of Student Life at Penn State Harrisburg will host an African American Read-In on Tuesday, February 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Oliver LaGrone Cultural Arts Center, Olmsted Building on campus.

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:24pm
All In at Penn State Harrisburg

As part of an upcoming commemorative piece highlighting Penn State’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the University is asking the community to share what being “All In” means to you.

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:25pm

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities’ visiting writers’ series, Michelle Burke, a poet born in rural Pennsylvania, will visit the campus for a panel discussion of her collection “Animal Purpose” on Monday, February 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge, and at 5 p.m. in C213, Olmsted Building on campus.

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 10:09am
MLK Day poster designed by student Nicole Hill

Nicole Hill, a freshman electrical engineering major from Bowie, Maryland, designed the winning poster for Penn State Harrisburg’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day poster contest.  Her poster will be used this year to promote the observance on campus and to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy.

About her design, Hill said:

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 2:56pm

Julian Voloj will present “Beta Israel: Photographs from Ethiopia” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Monday, December 5 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus. The gallery opening show will run from December 5, 2016 through May 1, 2017.

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:25pm
All In Lion Shrine

‘All In at Penn State’ aims to foster open-minded community, respectful discussions

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. —Penn State will kick off its ongoing University-wide initiative that brings students, faculty and staff together to show their commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment — respectful of everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, abilities, background, veteran’s status, political beliefs, and all the ways we differ.

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