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Diversity 365

Join the discussion. Broaden your cultural knowledge, share your perspective and gain 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.

Gateway programs and activities are open to everyone who is interested. 

Upcoming Events

Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power and Progress in America

Join us throughout September and October to celebrate Hispanic culture, history and heritage!

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off during National Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Week, which occurs from September 11 to September 17. This week recognizes the 550+ HSIs in the US who serve a critical role in education and empowering Hispanic youth. Gateway’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion supports our students through:

  • Providing a sense of belonging on campus
  • Empowering students through support programs and advocacy
  • Connecting students to on-campus and local community resources
  • And by helping students navigate college and their career!

Find more info on how we can support you by emailing Elizabeth Rosiles at rosileszavalae@gtc.edu.

Taste Of Hispanic Heritage

September 19 and 20 at 12 p.m.
In-Person in Racine on September 19 and in Elkhorn on September 20

Culinary students will prepare a great sampling of Hispanic heritage-inspired foods for you to enjoy!

International Thursdays at Rudy’s On The Lake

Thursdays, September 21, September 28, October 5 and October 12 at 11 a.m.
In-Person at Rudy’s On The Lake on the Racine Campus

Every Thursday through Hispanic Heritage Month, join us in Racine where Rudy’s On The Lake will sell food inspired by Hispanic heritage as part of their International Thursdays menu.

Friday Music Listening Parties

Fridays, September 22, September 29, October 6 and October 13 at 3 p.m.
Join via Zoom!

9/22 - Merengue Music History
We challenge you to stay in your seats as we listen to the music of the Americas. Merengue blends Indigenous, African and European cultures into one signature sound. Learn about the music’s history through this immersive event!

9/29 - Salsa and Its Legendary Singers
You’ve probably enjoyed salsa and chips, but what about the music genre that makes you want to dance? Join us to learn about salsa music’s history, its legendary singers and the way the music continues to evolve after 100 years of existence.

10/6 - The Evolution of Samba Music (Online)
Samba music blends African and Brazilian cultures into a single sound. Join us to learn about the advent of this music genre and listen to some infectious rhythms from Rio de Janeiro and beyond.

10/13 - The Multicultural History of Cumbia 
Cumbia represents many cultures, including American Indigenous, African and European musical elements. Find out about this popular music’s origins and hear how it continues to inspire musicians and music lovers today.

Latino and Native Americans

October 9 at 12 p.m.

In-Person on the Kenosha Campus

Join us for a taste of fresh empanadas and learn about Latino and Native American history and contributions to society today!

Work-Based Learning Jobs Speaker Panel

October 10 at 11 a.m.
Join via Zoom!

The Work-Based Learning (WBL) Job Speakers Panel invites you to join us as we hear the experiences of business professionals who were the first in their family to attend college and attain professional success. Come hear them speak about their journey through college and  into the business world. Speakers include folks from backgrounds human resources, business and finance. Register online!

Drag Queen Loteria (Bingo) in collaboration with Rainbow Alliance & Latinos Unidos

October 12, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
In-Person - Racine Campus (Racine Student Commons)

Come out for a fast-paced game of Drag Queen Loteria (Bingo) with a twist, in honor of LGBTQ+ History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month! Loteria is bingo with pictures, and we've got drag performer Setareh Ouelett-Sodi hosting a fabulous night. There will be snacks, prizes and great music! This will be a special event where we can embrace and enjoy our Latinx & queer identities in one place. DJ Femme Noir will be on the 1’s & 2’s too. Hope to see you there!

Students FREE
Staff and Community $5
All proceeds will go to the LGBTQ+ Student Scholarship.

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Rosiles-Zavala at rosileszavalae@gtc.edu or 262-564-2628.

You Belong Here Bash

Red Hawks, we're so excited to have you back on campus. Join us in the Multicultural Resource Centers for FREE food, gift card giveaways and goodie bags to kickoff the start of the semester.

You can also meet the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion staff and learn more about the many ways they can help support you at Gateway.  

Stop by from 1–3 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, September 19 | Elkhorn Campus, North Bldg. Atrium 
  • Wednesday, September 20 | Racine Campus, Room L006 
  • Thursday, September 21 | Kenosha Campus, Room A132/A130

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Rosiles-Zavala at 262-564-2628 or rosileszavalae@gtc.edu.

National Voters Registration Day

Stop by the Diversity 365 table and grab a sweet treat while you register to vote or check the accuracy of your voter registration information. 

We can also help you find your polling place, what’s on the ballot, when the next election is scheduled and/or request an absentee ballot if that’s how you prefer to cast your vote.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Elkhorn Campus •  North Building, Atrium
Kenosha Campus •  Academic Building, Arthur F. Mahone Jr. Student Atrium
Racine Campus • Lake Building, SC Johnson Student Life Center

Questions? Contact Sarah Marbes at marbess@gtc.edu or Student Life at studentlife@gtc.edu.

New Voter Celebration Events

October 2 at 12 p.m. | Elkhorn Campus (Student Commons)
October 4 at 12 p.m. | Racine Campus (Multicultural Resource Center)
October 11 at 12 p.m. | Kenosha Campus (Student Commons Garden Room)

Join Gateway’s celebration for new and renewing voters. Please attend if you:

  • Turned 18 in the last two years
  • Became a naturalized citizen
  • Had voting rights restored after completing a sentence with the Department of Corrections
  • Are new to voting for other reasons.

Plus, everyone who wants to celebrate these students is welcome!

Banned Books Week: Let Freedom Read

October 1–7
Join us for upcoming events as we recognize and celebrate your freedom to read. 

Awareness Table

All week
Stop by the table to learn more about banned and challenged books, and grab a bookmark or sticker. Gateway’s Library staff will be on-hand to answer your questions on Monday, October 2, from 12–1 p.m., at the following table locations:

Elkhorn Campus | North Building, Atrium
Kenosha Campus | Academic Building, Arthur F. Mahone Jr. Student Atrium
Racine Campus | Lake Building, Student Commons

Book Club Discussion

Wednesday, October 4 • 3–4 p.m.
Co-sponsored with Hispanic Heritage Month and the DEI’s Between the Lines Book Club, join us to discuss “Out of Darkness” by Ashley Hope Peréz and its place on the 2021 and 2022 ALA's Top Banned and Challenged Book Lists.

Learn more and register on our Between the Lines: A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Book Club webpage.

Read-in Event

Thursday, October 5 • 12–1:30 p.m.
Be a part of our first read-in as we celebrate the voices of Gateway students and staff sharing passages from their favorite banned or challenged books. Interested in reading? Sign up here. Prefer to listen? You’re more than welcome to join too! 

Here’s what to expect as a reader: For five minutes or less, you’ll read aloud from a notable book like “Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games” or “The Fault in Our Stars” to name just a few. To find other ideas, visit the Gateway Libraries Banned Books LibGuide.

Join via Zoom.

Plus, be sure to stop by Gateway’s libraries to see the banned books displays, and visit the Banned Books LibGuide to learn more about this annual celebration. 

For questions on any of these exciting and informative events, contact Librarian Dawn Haggerty at haggertyd@gtc.edu.

Title IX Awareness Month

Learn ways to protect yourself from sex discrimination and harassment by attending informative workshops and activities in October. Students will receive a $20 Amazon e-gift card for each workshop they attend too!

Personal Protection and Safety Workshop

October 12 • 1-2 p.m. 
Racine Campus - Racine Building, R306A
Register for the workshop

Virtual Stop Gawking, Start Talking Bystander Awareness Workshop

October 17 • 1-2:30 p.m.
Register for the workshop.
Join the workshop via Zoom.

Virtual Name it. Know it. Stop it. Stalking Awareness Workshop

October 30 • 2-3:30 p.m.
Register for the workshop.
Join the workshop via Zoom.

Women and Children's Horizons Awareness Table

Learn about Women and Children’s Horizons, a Kenosha-based agency dedicated to helping victims of domestic and sexual violence, by stopping by the table at your campus from 11 a.m.-1 p.m..

Wednesday, October 11 - Kenosha Campus, Atrium
Thursday, October 12 - Racine Campus, Student Commons
Monday, October 23 - Elkhorn Campus, North Building - Atrium

Title IX Online Quiz

Complete the quiz for the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! One lucky winner will be randomly selected on October 31. 

Questions on workshops or events? Contact Josh Vollendorf at vollendorfj@gtc.edu

Trivia Time

Presented by Student Life…

NEW! Join us in-person or via Zoom for some good old-fashioned fun and friendly competition from 12–1 p.m. on the following dates:

October 3 – Elkhorn Campus - Student Commons, Racine Campus - Lake Building, Student Life Center, Zoom
November 7 – Elkhorn Campus - Student Commons, Kenosha Campus - Academic Building, Garden Room, Zoom

The top three players will each win a gift card: 

  • First place - $50
  • Second place - $30
  • Third place - $20

Plus, there will be a random drawing for a $20 gift card for attending in-person! 

Staff is welcome to play, but only students are eligible to win gift cards.

Questions? Please contact Student Life at studentlife@gtc.edu.