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Archived Online Programs

The Student Center for Inclusion and Culture and LGBTQA Student Center are committed to  providing numerous opportunities for our community to engage with our programing. Therefore a number of our programs are webcast live and then made available online. Please follow the links bellow to view the events.

Civil Rights: from Mississippi Freedom to Ferguson (Jan. 15, 2015)

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In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Drexel hosted a panel discussion that reflected upon and honored the history of the Civil Rights movement. This discussion also drew parallels and distinctions from the Civil Rights era to the current protests in the United States. The panelists included law professors, historians, community members and young leaders from Philadelphia.

This event was co-sponsored by Drexel University Libraries, the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies, The Student Center for Inclusion and Culture, the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, the Department of English and Philosophy, Thomas R Kline School of Law, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Drexel Black Graduate Student Union.

Birds on the Kiswar Tree: Discussion with Poet Odi Gonzales (Nov. 14, 2014)

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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Drexel community was invited to attend a lunchtime discussion with acclaimed Peruvian Andean poet Odi Gonzales, whose poetry collection Birds on the Kiswar Tree (2Leaf Press, 2014) was published in a bilingual Spanish/English edition with translation by Drexel adjunct associate professor of English Lynn Levin, MFA. The event included a bilingual reading and discussion with the poet moderated by Drexel adjunct instructor of Spanish Roger Santiváñez and Abioseh Porter, PhD, head of Drexel’s Department of English and Philosophy. Sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy, Office of Equality of Diversity, Office of Faculty Development and Equity, Office of International Programs and Student Center for Inclusion and Culture.

Readers’ Theater - "Better to Light a Single Candle Than to Curse the Darkness" (April 8, 2014)

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Readers’ Theater—an oral performance of literature that includes dialogues, monologues and songs from famous plays, movies and speeches—that vividly exposes  the pain and price of direct and indirect prejudice. Drexel University’s English Language Center (ELC) has started the Readers’ Theater program in an effort to shed light on the prejudice that still exists today. Domestic and international students, alumni, faculty and professional staff have come together to perform in this moving production for the Drexel and Philadelphia communities. It is our hope that we will inspire others to take action and speak out against discrimination. This event was sponsored by the English Language Center, the LGBTQA Student Center and the Student Center for Inclusion and Culture 

World Fusion Fest 2014 Opening Ceremony (April 7, 2014)

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The Opening Ceremony of World Fusion Fest 2014 hosted by ISSS welcomed Cathy Bao Bean, author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle: A Memoir and Manual. With delight and good humor Cathy encourages people to realize and understand how we are all at least bi-cultural (by ethnicity, gender, generation, status, wealth, etc.) in a way that shatters stereotypes but explains the generalizations. She does this by making the “familiar” and “foreign” blend into each other and by telling personal stories about ordinary events that raise extraordinary cultural questions.

This event was sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars Services and was part of Drexel's celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Remembering a Life of Change - Nelson Mandela (Feb. 18, 2014)

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In an effort to memorialize and celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela this event started with an overview of Mandela’s life with a large focus on his activism. The event include poetry, song, short stories, dance, pictures, media clips and quotes which have the themes of overcoming racism, equality and peace building, reconciliation or celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela. These art forms are both self-created or existing artistic expressions performed by our Drexel community.

This event was sponsored by The Good Idea Fund and was part of Drexel's Black History Month celebration

Spiritual Movements of the Hawaiian Islands (Nov. 13, 2013)

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The traditional dances, movements and songs of the Hawaiian Islands represent the rolling waves,beauty and natural entities of the Islands. Join Drexel alumna and dance movement therapist, Emily Nussdorfer, as she shares some of the history and engages participants in the peaceful elegance of the indigenous Hawaiian's spiritual movements.

This event was sponsored by Commuter and Transfer Student Engagement, the Student Center for Inclusion and Culture, Drexel Meditation Group, and A Healthier U.

Two-Spirit People: Sex, Gender and Sexuality, Then and Now & The Spirit of the Drum: Experiencing the Power of Pow-Wows (Nov. 12, 2013)

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Presented by Harlan Pruden and Sheldon Raymore of the Northeast Two-Spirit Society

Sex, Gender and Sexuality, Then and Now
The indigenous peoples of North America have many cultural traditions that have often been misrepresented or suppressed through the colonization process. Many of these are significantly different perspectives about sex, gender and sexuality than those imported from western Europe. This presentation examined these traditions from a pre-contact and to a present day context.

The Spirit of the Drum Experiencing
Learn the basics of pow-wows and the important place of the drum in Native American culture. This interactive workshop included basic pow-wow etiquette, explanations of each major dance style and the regalia associated with it.

This event was sponsored by Commuter and Transfer Student Engagement, the Student Center for Inclusion and Culture, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and the LGBTQA+ Faculty & Professional Staff Network.

Janice Covington - A Lifetime of Advocacy and Change (Oct. 11, 2013)

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Join Drexel in celebrating National Coming Out Day with Janice Covington - veteran, activist, and the first transgender woman in U.S. history to be elected to represent North Carolina at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Janice shared her amazing journey and lifetime work as an advocate for equality and LGBT rights. This event was sponsored by the Drexel LGBTQA Student Center and FUSE.