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It’s On Us

It’s On Us

November 9th through 13th is the “It’s On Us National Week of Action“, a national awareness campaign administered by The White House to end sexual assault on college campuses. All this week IU East will focus on this theme. There will be a T-shirt give-away, a poster of the It’s On Us pledge in Springwood Hall for students to sign, and plenty of sexual assault information, including pamphlets and videos (IU East’s own “It’s On Us” video will debut on campus this Tuesday). Everyone is encouraged to wear their T-shirt on Tuesday, November 10th. Of course, IU has never taken sexual assault lightly. And if you or someone you know has suffered it, there is help for you. All of IU’s … Continued
Mi Historia/My History – Join the conversation!

Mi Historia/My History – Join the conversation!

Each of us has hundreds of stories built from our own lives and those whose lives intertwine with ours. Remember that story your dad told you about his first job? Or your grandmother talking about her trip across the country? How about when your parents met? It’s likely you have a cherished personal story, too – your first day at school, the first time you tried your favorite meal, your 16th birthday. These stories make us who we are and forge our connections with each other. The ability to tell stories, according to some scientists, is one of the traits that makes us human. The IU East Campus Library has embarked on a project to collect the stories of Latinos … Continued
Hispanic Heritage Month: October and Beyond

Hispanic Heritage Month: October and Beyond

For the 2015-16 academic year, IU East is celebrating Latino history, heritage and culture through a series of programs, events and workshops. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming up for the next few weeks: Author visit from Marjorie Agosin Acclaimed Chilean-Jewish author, poet, and scholar Marjorie Agosin will be on campus on Monday, October 12 at 4:00 pm to speak with students at the IU East Campus Library. Agosin, a graduate of IU, currently serves as the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American studies and a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. She is the author of numerous books, including the young adult novel I Lived on Butterfly Hill (which won the Pura Belpre award in 2015), and … Continued
I have been so busy asking for faith that I forgot to ask for patience

I have been so busy asking for faith that I forgot to ask for patience

“I have been so busy asking for faith that I forgot to ask for patience.” ~ Marjorie Agosin, I lived on Butterfly Hill Latino Americans: 500 Years of History continues at IU East On Oct. 12-13, with a visit from award-winning author and activist Marjorie Agosin. Agosin is the winner of the Pura Belpré award for her young adult novel I Lived on Butterfly Hill. The book reflects her experience as a child during the severe political turmoil in Chile. Agosin is the author of numerous books, including these that are available in the IU East Campus Library: Amigas, A Cross and a Star, Landscapes of a New Land, Stitching Resistance, and Women, Gender, and Human Rights. She has been … Continued
Positively Connecting with Positive

Positively Connecting with Positive

The One Book 2015 selection is Positive by Paige Rawl. Paige conveys important messages about bullying, HIV, and overcoming obstacles in life. If you have not yet read the book, free copies are still available at the IU East Campus Library. Fifteen hundred books have been distributed to campus and community participants, and readers are engaging with the content in a variety of ways: • First year seminar students are discussing “differences” with clients of Independent Living Center, creating a scrapbook called “Paige’s pages,” and designing book covers with original art that reflect the themes in Positive • Nursing students are connecting book content with community outreach programs and writing reflections on the book’s content • Psychology students will lead a positivity workshop … Continued