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Monday, October 12, 2009


ALANA Meeting Minutes
October 9, 2009

Columbus Didn't Discover Us

* Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
* Time: 5:00 PM
* Venue: Kennedy 119
* Latin American Studies will be presenting a Quechua-English bilingual poetry reading
* Dr. Armando Muyolema, Native Quechua Scholar, has been invited

Trip to 'Slave Quarters'

* Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009
* Time: 11:30-5:00 PM
* Venue: 15 George Street Medford, MA 01225
* First 10 students to sign up go for free
* Transportation will be provided as well as dinner(excluding the tip)

Good Hair

* Date: Friday, October 23, 2009
* Time: TBA
* Venue: TBA
* Chris Rock's new and insightful documentary about the African American hair culture
* Visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the lives of African Americans

7th Annual Millennium Leadership Conference

* Date: Friday-Sunday, November 6-8, 2009
* Venue: Clark University
* Designed to cultivate the inherent leadership qualities of college students who identify as ALANA through series of workshops and presentations

* More Info-

Diversity Mural Template

* Figures will be used as part of the Diversity Mural
* Design the figure any way that you want-Be Creative


Open Forum

* Reparations from Dr. Wimbush's discussion on the repayment of the enslavement of Africans.

Miscellaneous Information

* Plantanos and Collard Greens
* Date: TBA
* Time: 2:30-4:45 PM
* Venue: Atwood Hall -Play

* AL Tony will be coming in on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 5:00 PM in the Student Activities Resource Room to discuss his role in training our Public Safety Officers on the topic of Public Safety Diversity. The students will be doing a videotape about our feelings of Public Safety here at Assumption.

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