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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 Events

Trivia Time

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.

12-1 p.m. | Join via Zoom 

  • September 29, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • November 17, 2022

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

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation

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

Friday Music Listening Parties

Fridays, September 30 and October 14 | 3 p.m. | Join via Zoom

9/30 - Tejano vs. Mexican Music: What's The Fuss All About?
Many people are often confused when it comes to understanding the differences between Tejano music and Mexican (Norteño) music. Learn the intricacies of the two genres and listen to some of their most iconic performers, including Selena Quintanilla, Los Tigres del Norte and other famous singers who have been influenced by cumbia, rock and blues.

10/14 - The African Influence and How It Impacted the Evolution of Latin American Music
Explore the foundational influence that African instruments, expressions and other cultural elements have had in the evolution of Latin music. From Celia Cruz to Bad Bunny, a lot of experts believe that this African influence was a factor in the evolution of Latin American songs.

Afro-Latinos in the United States

Engage in this virtual conversation with higher education students and staff from across various colleges/universities in the United States, covering topics like colorism, anti-blackness and racism in the Latinx/Hispanic community.

Wednesday, October 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Join via Zoom

Pandanza Dance Performance

Learn about history through dance performances incorporating the trajectory of how rhythm and dance developed in West Africa and traveled through Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Panama and then how it ended back to the U.S. with the blend of what is dubbed salsa music and dance today.

Tuesday, October 11 | 11 a.m. | In-Person - Racine Campus - Racine Student Commons
Please check back for registration information.

National Museum of Mexican Art - Chicago

Come join us and visit the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. The 36th Day of the Dead exhibition remembers the numerous individuals from Mexico and the U.S. who have died from COVID and other tragedies in the last year. The annual act of grieving has long been an essential aspect of the yearly celebration of life, as it offers a restorative way to acknowledge and accept the inevitable. Experience this age-old tradition of honoring the lives of lost loved ones. Folk art, fine art and photography make up the exhibition, bringing to life one of Mexico’s most cherished celebrations. Artists from both sides of the U.S./Mexico border express a sense of continuity and culture during this season of remembering. 

Wednesday, October 19 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | In-Person (Students Only - Space is Limited)
Please check back for registration information.

Questions? Please contact Reyna Juarez at juarezr@gtc.edu or 262-564-3114.

LGBTQ+ History Month

Pride doesn’t stop in June! Let’s celebrate throughout October with drag, bingo, a movie and more!

Pledge To Be An Ally

Stop by our table and sign the “Pledge To Be An Ally” banner as it travels from campus to campus. Both staff and students are encouraged to participate!

Tuesday, October 4 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Elkhorn - North Building Atrium
Tuesday, October 11 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Kenosha - Academic Building Arthur F. Mahone Jr. Student Atrium
Tuesday, October 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Racine - Lake Building SC Johnson Student Life Center

Drag Queen Loteria (Bingo) 

Co-Sponsored with Hispanic Heritage Month
Enjoy a fast-paced game with a twist to commemorate both Hispanic Heritage Month and LGBTQ+ History Month. There will be snacks, prizes (for students) and great music with DJ Femme Noir. With drag performances from Seterah Outlett-Sodi and proceeds benefiting Gateway’s LGBTQ+ Scholarship, this is a special event you can’t miss!

Wednesday, October 12 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Racine - Lake Building SC Johnson Student Life Center

Students FREE
Staff and Community $5
Extra bingo sheets $2 or 3 for $5
All proceeds will go to the LGBTQ+ Student Scholarship

Hocus Pocus Paint And Sip

Come paint and sip at our “I’ll Put a Spell On You” themed gathering. Join us for a little creative project and a lot of fun!

Thursday, October 27 | 5-8 p.m. | Kenosha - Student Life Center Garden Room

The History Of Drag

B.J. Daniels, author of "History of Milwaukee Drag: Seven Generations of Glamour," joins us via Zoom to discuss over a century of drag performance, community heroes and more. We’ll celebrate the strength, resilience and resistance of the LGBTQ community today. And we’ll learn about the gender non-conforming pioneers of yesteryear. If you can’t make this, keep an eye out for a limited quantity of Daniels’ books available at other events throughout the month!

Monday, October 31 | 3-4 p.m. | Join via Zoom

Questions? Contact Katie Lohre at lohrek@gtc.edu. All are welcome.

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. 

Title IX Awareness Quiz

Complete this short quiz during the month of October to learn more about Title IX. Two students who complete the quiz will be selected at random to receive one of two $50 Amazon gift cards! 

Complete Quiz

Working Through Trauma

Trauma is NOT Victimless! In this session, participants will learn trauma basics, the types of trauma, trauma and its impact on college students, symptoms of trauma, and the stages of recovery. Students who attend this workshop will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon. Limited to 15 students.

Tuesday, October 4 | 2-3 p.m.

Stalking Awareness Workshop

Stalking is serious and causes victims fear and distress. Learn about stalking, the signs of stalking, the tactics of stalkers, and how to stay safe. Students who attend this workshop will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon. Limited to 15 students. 

Wednesday, October 12 | 9-10:30 a.m.

Healthy Relationships Workshop

Learn what it means to be in a healthy relationship and red flags of an unhealthy relationship. Gateway's Student Support Counselors will also answer your questions about healthy relationships. Students who attend this workshop will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon. Free food for students while supplies last.

Wednesday, October 19 | 2-3 p.m.

Self Defense, Protection and Awareness

In this workshop, we will discuss situation awareness, simple techniques for self defense, and protection. This is an interactive training and participants will work on techniques and verbalization skills. Students who attend this workshop will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon. Limited to 15 students.

Thursday, October 27 | 1-3 p.m. | Kenosha Campus, Technical Building Room T131

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

National Voters Registration Day Events

Vote Early Info Booth

Did you know you can cast your ballot before November 8? Stop by the library to learn about voting by mail and early voting. There will be treats while supplies last.

  • Elkhorn Campus | Tuesday., October 18 | 1-4 p.m.
  • Racine Campus | Monday, October 24 | 1-4 p.m.
  • Kenosha Campus | Tuesday, October 25 | 1-4 p.m.

Questions? Contact Sarah Marbes at marbess@gtc.edu, Lindsey Kosman at kosmanl@gtc.edu or Trina Muscarella at muscarellat@gtc.edu.