2016-17 Multicultural Groups and Diversity-Related Organizations

Please note that the descriptions listed below were provided by campus life.

 

Alianza
Contact: Claudia Marie Loza claudia.m.loza@lawrence.edu
Description: Alianza is an organization focused on bringing awareness to the social/political issues domestic and international Latin@ students face both on campus and in the world through educative workshops and events. We consider ourselves a support group on this campus, where Latin@ students can meet to discuss and express ideas, concerns, and issues related to their culture and identity as students and Latin@s.
 
All Is One! Empowering Young Women of Color (AIO)
Contact: Mauranda Elise Owens mauranda.e.owens@lawrence.edu
Description: The purpose of A.I.O. is to help bring attention and awareness to young women of color on campus. We strive to unite these women on campus to have a greater voice and display the diversity that is present. We want to promote the love, togetherness, and support women should have for each other.
 
Black Student Union (BSU)
Contact: Bernard Lilly bernard.lilly@lawrence.edu
Description: Black Student Union is an organization committed to promoting cultural diversity and unity. We focus on creating a sense of belonging for our members and educating the wider campus on issues of social justice, mainly concerning minorities. Although our focus is social activism and addressing political, economic, and social issues that affect ethnic minorities, we welcome any Lawrence student regardless of sex, religion, or race.
 
Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA)
Contact: 2017 Chair: Lauren McLester-Davis '18
Description: The Committee on Diversity Affairs is a sub-committee of LUCC which helps to represent all student identities, especially those that are underrepresented, in the decision making process. CODA exists to support different diversity focused organizations on campus by promoting the groups' events and interests while addressing issues of injustice as they arise, using a social justice framework. CODA provides a safe space to discuss multiple perspectives regarding life at Lawrence as it works to brainstorm and develop solutions to help create a more inclusive campus. The committee also assists the Associate Dean of Students for Diversity, Pa Lee Moua @ palee.moua@lawrence.edu.
 
Lawrence International (LI)
Contact: Binita Rajbhandari binita.rajbhandari@lawrence.edu
Description: Lawrence International works toward increasing awareness and integration of international cultures within the Lawrence and Fox Cities communities. Both international and domestic students play key roles in achieving the goals of the club: helping LI foster a sense of community, enhancing camaraderie between its members, providing platforms for the presentation of diverse cultures, and creating exposure to global affairs and customs.
 
LU Native Americans (LUNA)
Contact: Lauren McLester-Davis '18
Description: Lawrence University Native American Organization (LUNA) is an open group to all Lawrence students and community members interested in Native American/Indigenous cultures, issues, and relations. We will promote awareness about Native American/Indigenous cultures through education, in addition to being a support group for the students that identify as Native American/Indigenous.
 
Pan- Asian Organization (PAO)
Contact: Emmi Anderson Zheng emmi.a.zheng@lawrence.edu
Description: Pan- Asian Organization aims to promote Asian awareness on campus and support Asians and Asian Americans in leadership development, empowerment and social involvement. We will achieve these goals by hosting educational events, community activities, philanthropy work and discussion forums.
 
Slam Poetry Club (SPC)
Contact: Maxxi Powell- Kelley maxx.i.powell-kelley@lawrence.edu
Description: The purpose of Slam Poetry Club is to provide a place where students in the Lawrence community can come together to celebrate the art of slam poetry through performing pieces of their own work and holding monthly poetry slams. The Slam Poetry Club provides students a time and place in which they can showcase and express their ideas/opinions/beliefs through poetic form. In our weekly meetings we will allow time for poets to share pieces that they have written and plan monthly poetry slams in which we can share our poetry to the rest of the LU community. Slam Poetry is a very expressive, interactive art that is unlike an y other forms of writing. As an organization, our purpose is to use Slam Poetry as a way to help members of the LU community find their voice and use it to Inspire, Connect, and Express.


 

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