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Diversity 365

In an effort to keep our campuses safe only returning and prospective students and college faculty and staff are allowed on campus at this time. We have closed all Gateway buildings to outside guests. Visit our Red Hawks Care website or updates regarding college operations and services.

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!

Download the calendar to participate

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! 

Upload your image to Padlet

Prize: One student will be selected at random to win a $25 Kwik Trip gas card.

Intrusion Show

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. 

Join via Zoom

Denim Day

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!

Please share a picture of yourself wearing blue! Email Beth Mulhollon a picture or share it on the #LigthItUpBlue Padlet.

Featured Videos

Learn more by watching these short videos.

Personal Stories

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.

Trivia Time

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.

Questions? Contact Robin Reif at reifr@gtc.edu or Pam Herr at herrp@gtc.edu.