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Diversity 365

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Broaden your cultural knowledge, share your perspective and unique insights at Gateway’s Diversity 365 cultural events on campus.

Upcoming Cultural Events

Black History Month

Hidden Heroes:  Making an Impact on African-American History

Black History Month Essay Contest

Who are the hidden heroes in African-American history? Making a difference. Spurring change. Shaping history. Gateway students are encouraged to submit an essay about a lesser-known figure in African-American history that made a significant contribution.

Email your 500 word minimum entry to:

Entry deadline: February 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm

First place ($200 gift card) – Forth place ($50 gift card) will be awarded.

Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, English format, clear expression, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Students are encouraged to stop into a Learning Success Center or campus library for assistance and review of their essay. Submission winners will be notified via their Gateway email on or before March 16.

Questions? Contact Mark at

Film Showing: Coming to America

Kenosha Campus: Tuesday, February 20 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.  Academic Building Rm. S100 
Elkhorn Campus: Wednesday, February 21 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. South Building Rm. 112 
Racine Campus: Thursday, February 22 12p.m. – 2 p.m.  Lake Building Rm. L006 

Black History Month Cookout

Join in a celebration of African and African-American culture through food, music and dance. Stepping performance by University of Wisconsin – Parkside sororities & fraternities. 

Thursday, February 22
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  
Kenosha Campus 
Student Life Center, Garden Room 

Breaking Barriers: A Plus Size Figure in a Size Zero World

Whitney Thompson was the first plus size model to win America’s Next Top Model. Now she’s coming to Gateway to share how she never let self-esteem, body image or society hold her back. Join Student Life and Diversity 365 for this special event that will leave you feeling inspired, confident, and ready to take on the world.

Tuesday, February 27
12:00 p.m.
Racine Campus
Racine Building - Great Lakes Room R116

​Hosted by Diversity 365 Committee and Student Life. Questions? Contact Trina at or Lindsey at

Women's History Month

Alumni on Campus: Patti Plough

Learn about starting a business and the professional skills necessary to succeed in today’s job market from Gateway graduate Patti Plough, owner and CEO of Healics, Inc. 
Monday, March 5
11:30 a.m. lunch, Noon keynote presentation
Kenosha Campus - Academic Building, Atrium
Registration required at  Sponsored by the Alumni Association

HerStory: Representative Greta Neubauer

Learn about the journey of an exceptional woman in our community, Greta Neubauer, and her recent election to the Wisconsin State Legislature representing the 66th Assembly District, which encompasses much of the city of Racine.
Monday, March 12
11 a.m.
Racine Campus – Lake Building, Learning Success Center Conference Room L119B
Refreshments will be served.

Wellness & Smoothie Extravaganza

Learn how to make healthy, delicious smoothies and gain other practical tips on wellness. 
Tuesday, March 6
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Elkhorn Campus, North Building, Room E229
Thursday, March 15
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Kenosha Campus - Academic Building, Room A130
Monday, March 26
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Racine Campus – Lake Building, Multicultural Resource Center L006

Workshop: Recognizing and Responding to Microagressions

Learn how to identify microaggressions - a comment or an action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude - understand their impact and respond appropriately when they occur.
Monday, March 19
11 a.m.
Kenosha Campus – Academic Building, Multicultural Resource Center A130

Film Series

Hidden Figures
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Thursday, March 8
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Elkhorn Campus - South Building, Room 114
Kenosha  Campus - Student Commons, Garden Room​
Racine Campus - Racine Building, Great Lakes Room 
Refreshments will be served.

Wonder Woman
The story of an Amazon princess who becomes the legendary superhero Wonder Woman.

Tuesday, March 13
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Elkhorn  Campus - South Building, Room 112
Kenosha  Campus - Student Commons, Garden Room
Racine Campus - Lake Building, Multicultural Resource Center L006
Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Student Life and Diversity 365 Committee. Questions? Contact Trina at or Lindsey at

Sign language interpreter available upon request. Contact Lisa at

Questions? Contact Lindsey Kosman at or Trina Muscarella at

Gateway Technical College is committed to providing access and equal opportunity for all. Reasonable accommodation are provided for all services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please contact Beth Mulhollon ten days in advance at 262-619-6478 or email

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