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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.

Upcoming Cultural Events

Trivia Time

Thursday, September 16 | 12 p.m. | Join via Zoom
The top three winners earn prizes!

Join for the chance to win a gift card: First place - $50; Second place - $30; Third place - $20
Staff is welcome to play, but only students are eligible to win a gift card.

Topics include: Hispanic Heritage Month • Constitution Day • If Historical Figures had Twitter • Ancestry/Genealogy

Questions? Please contact Lindsey Kosman at kosmanl@gtc.edu or Trina Muscarella at muscarellat@gtc.edu.

National Suicide Prevention Week

September 5 - 11 is National Suicide Prevention Week, and Gateway is offering opportunities to get involved and make a difference. Participate and learn through events, and advocate for those suffering from depression.

QPR Training

Question. Persuade. Refer. The signs of crisis are all around us, and recognizing those signs can make all the difference in the world. Learn these three steps to help prevent suicide at this empowering workshop. The first 30 students who register and attend will receive a $10 gift card! Contact Katie Lohre with questions at lohrek@gtc.edu
Tuesday, September 7 | Elkhorn Campus S112 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 8 | Online | 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 9 | Racine Campus Room Huron 104 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
FREE for students.
Register here

Out of the Darkness Walk

Join Gateway’s Bootcamp Club for the Out of the Darkness Walworth County Walk to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The first 30 students who register and attend will receive a free T-shirt. Contact Trina Muscarella with questions at muscarellat@gtc.edu
Saturday, October 23 | Walworth County Fairgrounds | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register here

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

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

Library Guide

Visit the libquide with a curated collection by our librarians on works by Hispanic/Latinx authors and topics of interest related to Hispanic/Latinx cultures.

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff

Wednesday September 15 | 12 p.m. | Join via Zoom
Please join us to learn more about why we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month annually and how you can participate in both cultural and learning events! Event open to the entire college community.

Yo Soy [I am] Student Panel

Tuesday, September 21 | 12 p.m. | Join via Zoom
Hispanic/Latinx students make nearly 25% of our student body at Gateway Technical College. Attend this virtual student panel event to hear about some of our Hispanic student’s experiences at Gateway and what recommendations they have for faculty and staff.

Arepas Al Gusto (Culinary Demonstration)

Thursday, September 23 | 6 p.m. | Join via Zoom
Learn how to make Arepas by our very own staff! This event is open to faculty, staff and students.

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Virtual Presentation provided by the Mexican American Art Museum of Chicago

Tuesday, September 28| 1-2 p.m. | Join via Zoom
Join us to understand the historical context and cultural significance of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a guided presentation. This event is open to faculty, staff, and students. Q&A session available after the event.

Loteria (Bingo)

Friday, October 1 | 6 p.m. | Join via Zoom
Join us for a fun night of virtual Bingo hosted in partnership with Gateway's LGBTQ+ History Month, Rainbow Alliance, and Latinos Unidos.

Register for Loteria night and the kit pick-up (boards/beans pick-up package).

Dance Troupe – Panadanza

Monday, October 4 | 1 p.m. | Join via Zoom
We invite you to attend this virtual performance where members of the Panadanza Dance Company bring the essence of strength, resiliencia, community and joy through stories, music and dance. You will learn a variety of dances, and about the trajectory of the rhythm and dances influenced by West African cultures that traveled through Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Panama, and back to the U.S. with the blend of what is Salsa today.

Fireside Folktales

Thursday, October 14 | 6 - 8 p.m. 
Grab a chair or blanket and join us at historic Hawthorn Hollow to hear folktales told by the fireside! Storytellers will share stories for a variety of cultures and offer insight into the symbolism and wisdom found in these great tales. (co-sponsored with Kenosha Library)

Book Club - How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent

They arrived in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wondrous but not always welcoming US, their parents tried to hold on to their old ways as the girls tried to find new lives by straightening their hair and wearing American fashions and by forgetting their Spanish. For them, it was at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. Here they tell their stories about being at home—and not at home—in America.

Learn more and register

National Voters Registration Day is September 28!

Diversity 365 is promoting National Voter Registration Day by giving Gateway students an opportunity to easily register to vote. Stop by our table to grab a free sweet treat while you register to vote or check the accuracy of your voter registration information. Sweet treats available while supplies last.

We can also help you find: 

  • The location of your polling place
  • What’s on the ballot
  • When the next election is scheduled
  • How to request an absentee ballot if that is your preferred method of voting

Tuesday, September 28 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Elkhorn Campus | North Building Atrium
Kenosha Campus | Academic Building Atrium
Racine Campus | Lake Building Student Life Center

Family History Month

Your Family History in Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words, but how organized are your family photos? Do they tell a story, or could they use some sorting? Learn some strategies for organizing your photos at this virtual event hosted by professional organizer and genealogist Caroline Guntur. You’ll be able to tell the story of your family history for generations to come. Bring your questions and family pictures to organize! 

Please help Caroline tailor her workshop to our Gateway community by asking her a question or telling her what you would like to learn about in her workshop

Event information
Tuesday, October 12 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Zoom link 
Students, staff and community members are welcome to attend this free event. 

Speaker bio: Caroline Guntur is the owner of The Swedish Organizer, LLC. She is passionate about preserving memories and connecting people with their heritage through cultural understanding and family history.  Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Communication from Hawaii Pacific University, a Master of Arts Degree in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College, as well as a certificate of Advanced English/English as a Second Language from Cambridge University. She is a Certified Photo Organizer and Certified Home Movie Specialist. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and its Chicago chapter, the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO), the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG).

Questions? Please contact Lindsey Kosman at kosmanl@gtc.edu or Trina Muscarella at muscarellat@gtc.edu

Title IX Awareness Month

October is Title IX Awareness Month. Join us for activities to learn ways to protect yourself from sex discrimination and harassment.

Healthy Relationships Workshop

In this workshop, participants will learn about the elements of a healthy relationship as well as the signs of an unhealthy one. Students and staff are welcome.

October 12 | 11 a.m. | Join via Zoom
Each student who attends will receive a $20 gift card (while supplies last)

Stalking Awareness Workshop

Everyone has a role to play in knowing, naming and stopping stalking. Learn all about the different forms of stalking, how to recognize it, and your role in preventing and disrupting stalking behaviors.

October 20 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Join via Zoom
Each student who attends will receive a $20 gift card (while supplies last)

Questions? Contact Joshua Vollendorf at vollendorfj@gtc.edu.