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Sit in on Intersectionality and the ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement Discussion

“Whenever a conscious Black woman raises her voice on issues central to her existence, somebody is going to call her strident, because they don’t want to hear about it, nor us. I refuse to be silenced and I refuse to be trivialized, even if I do not say what I have to say perfectly.”
– Audre Lorde

On Friday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. in Old Main 208, please join our Women & Gender Studies program in welcoming Shenita Ann McLean for a discussion surrounding issues of race, gender, sexuality, activism, and liberation. McLean will discuss the herstory of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement founded by three women: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tomet. She will also look at the importance of intersectionality in Black radical traditions.

The goal is to have an open discussion about what intersectionality is, as well as looking at its praxis through Black feminism. McLean is an activist and a graduate student in Physical Anthropology.

The event is free and open to the public.

You can follow her on Twitter at: @Pundit_AcadEMIC.

Submitted by: Tanya Loughead, associate professor, philosophy, co-director, women & gender studies

Join the WBC Speed Networking Event

The Women’s Business Center is holding a “tried and true” speed networking event that has a new twist as they continuously try to help people make the right connections. This themed networking event is specifically geared towards supporting entrepreneurs in the hospitality, tourism and restaurant industries. If you do business with these industries or would like to make new connections, this event is for you!
Fee: $30
Canisius College Center for Professional Development
300 Corporate Parkway
Amherst, NY 14226
April 16, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please call 888-8282 to register

Submitted by: Karen Burke, WBC coordinator

Sign Up for the FacTS Center Classroom Workshops

Each day, the Canisius College FacTS Center is adding to or updating a range of useful technology resources for Canisius faculty. These include procedures, tutorials, and tips for:
– Conducting and continuing your class during temporary circumstances when your classroom isn’t available (such as inclement weather).
– Getting started in teaching online or augmenting your face-to-face classes with powerful online tools.
– Using social media tools and websites effectively for your course, program, project, or office.
– Learning about digital scholarly tools and projects, particularly in the emerging field of digital humanities.
Check out these new or improved resources (and more!) at our wiki pages.

This semester, FacTS Center is conducting classroom workshops on campus for Desire2Learn and Google Drive. Sign up here!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, academic technology specialist

Read About National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month.

Did you know? In the 2014 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey of adults in the U.S., about three in five (59%) gave themselves an A or B on their knowledge of personal finance. How would you grade yourself?

Click here to see how you compare.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources