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Join the discussion. Broaden your cultural knowledge, share your perspective and unique insights at Gateway’s Diversity 365 cultural events on campus. See below for our list of D365 campus events. At the bottom of the page, you’ll also find information about requesting a sign language interpreter.
Learn more about Between the Lines: A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Book Club, a book club that picks literature that will spark engaging, insightful and necessary conversations surrounding social justice.
Upcoming Cultural Events
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Everyone is encouraged to participate, and all participants are eligible to pick up a SAAM shirt and SAAM swag item from the Kenosha Learning Success Center Welcome desk. Only current students are eligible for gift card prizes.
Bring awareness by using our SAAM Zoom background!
14 Days of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Challenge
Thursday, April 1-Wednesday, April 14
Join us in creating awareness of sexual assault by participating in the 14 days of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Challenge!
Prizes: Each day we will randomly select one participant for that day to receive a $10 Kwik Trip gas card. At the end of the event, we will select one person at random who participated in all 14 days of the SAAM challenge to receive a $150 gift card.
Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action Photo Contest
Tuesday, April 6 | All Day
Snap a photo of you or your pet sporting something teal on the Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action!
Prize: One student will be selected at random to win a $25 Kwik Trip gas card.
Thursday, April 14 | 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Join us to view the award-winning solo play with 8 characters played by Qurrat Ann Kadwani. Twenty years in the future, sexual violence has been eradicated until one woman comes forward about her rape. The recorded show will have two Q&A sessions with the actress.
Join via Zoom
We will also send a link 24-48 hours prior to the event.
Survivor Strategies & Self-Care Suggestions
Monday, April 19-Friday, April 23
Check out Gateway’s social media for survivor strategies and self-care suggestions.
Kahoot! Sexual Assault Awareness Quiz
Wednesday, April 21 | 1-2:00 p.m.
Participate in our competitive and engaging virtual Kahoot! Sexual Assault Awareness Quiz.
Prizes: First place: $50 cash gift card, second place: $30 cash gift card, and third place: $20 cash gift card.
Wednesday, April 28
Bring awareness to sexual assault by participating in Denim Day. Donations benefit Bethany Apartments, Racine County’s only transitional housing program for individuals who’ve experienced domestic violence including sexual violence.
Photos can be uploaded to Padlet here.
Autism Awareness Month
Light It Up Blue
Join us for videos, famous people stories, and an exceptional library link related to autism. Let’s explore this topic together and Light it Up Blue by passing it on!
Learn more by watching these short videos.
- World Autism Awareness Week: A message to the public…: Increase awareness, build understanding, and create a society that works for individuals with autism.
- What it's really like to have autism | Ethan Lisi: Please join Ethan Lisi as he describes what it is like to have autism. See how he looks at the world differently.
While being on the spectrum can sometimes create challenges, persons with autism have been able to use their unique way of seeing the world to achieve great feats. These incredibly gifted persons (on the spectrum) represent musicians, comedians, authors, scientists/physicists, movie directors, politicians, CEOs, Sculptors, painters, architects, poets, inventors.
Temple Grandin - Those who have taken the time to learn about autism are sure to know the name Temple Grandin. Grandin, a professor at Colorado State University and a prolific author, did not begin speaking until she was nearly four years old. When she was diagnosed with autism as a child, it was recommended she be institutionalized. Fortunately, her parents thought otherwise. Since her diagnosis, Grandin has become a leading force in the animal sciences, has produced an award-winning biopic about her life, and was even named as one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”
Tony DeBlois - In addition to being on the autism spectrum, Tony DeBlois is blind — the result of receiving too much oxygen after being born premature. DeBlois began playing the piano at age two, and it quickly became apparent that he was not an average toddler. He excels at music, and as an adult, plays 20 different musical instruments. He is also capable of performing more than 8,000 pieces by memory! Today, BeBlois travels the world performing in concerts and sharing his gifts with people of all nationalities.
Light It Up Blue- Autism Awareness Lunch and Learn
April 15 | 12 p.m. | Check back for Zoom link
Join us to watch video clips and have a discussion about the early signs of autism. You will also learn instructional strategies for the classroom.
April 22, 2021 | 12 p.m. | Zoom link
The top three winners earn prizes! Join for the chance to win a Visa gift card.
Topics include: Sexual assault • Autism awareness • Movie titles using emojis • Easter • Spring
Learn more about autism by visiting Gateway’s Autism Awareness Month Libguide.