Grant Recipients

Fall 2016 

These grants have been awarded to student and/or faculty/staff-initiated projects that address issues of identity, pluralism and unity.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Poetry and Trivia
Recipient: Elba Valerio

Date: September 30, 2016
Time: 9:30pm
Location: The Stein
Enjoy poetry, trivia, music, and much more! Have a chance to win fun prizes & celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with your friends!

Diversity Conference
Recipient: Theresa Yeo
Date: February 11, 2017
Time: 10:00am-4:30pm
Location: Hassenfeld Conference Center
“Come as you are, leave as you become”
The conference aims to foster multifaceted discussions that incorporate but are not limited to the influence of race, gender, and background and allow students to gain perspective through one another. Roy DeBerry is the keynote speaker. More info at

Diversity Exchange Launch Party
Recipients: Akilah Elie, Megan Boateng
Date: April 2, 2017
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
SCC Multipurpose Room
Looking for a job? Looking for an internship? Check out the Diversity Exchange! The Diversity Exchange is an online platform dedicated to ensure that students of color have equal access professional and academic opportunities. We will be unveiling the website and encouraging students and alumni to sign up for the platform. This is a chance for students, alumni, and faculty to network and learn more about the Diversity Exchange. Light refreshments will be served.

Ebony Axis Fall Launch Celebration
Recipeint: LaShawn Simmons
Date: October 14, 2016
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Chums 
Come celebrate the publication that showcases the beautiful and varied narratives, through poetry and storytelling, of black women on campus. There will be live performances and refreshments.

Embodying Liminal Space: Portraits of the New Americans
Recipient: Jennifer Largaespada
Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Pollack Fine Arts Building
This video installation provides an intimate look into the lives of first generation young adults whose parents migrated to the United States from Latin America. They offer reflections about assimilation, family, sacrifice, belonging, and deep-rooted social divides. 

Free(dom) to Create
Recipeint: Nellie Spener
Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 8:30-11:00pm
Location: Chums
Free(dom) To Create offers a space for pluralistic engagement and dialogue through open-mic performances and the creation of visual art. All are welcome to create art for free, perform, or simply enjoy the live music and spoken word performances.

Global Bazaar
Recipients: Rochelle Savdie, Bonnie Ryle
Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 4:00-6:30pm
Location: SCC Atrium
Be transported to a bustling bazaar and celebrate cultures from across the globe! This unique event features tables by student clubs, academic departments, local restaurants and artisans. Enjoy student and guest performances, and a DJ spinning international hits throughout the night.

History of the Diaspora with Ben
Recipients: Bernice Appiah, Johnson Agyapong
Date: November 3, 2016
Time: 8:30-10:00pm
Location: SCC
History of the Diaspora with Ben is a time to relax and learn about the diversity of the African continent, including the adversity people endure while creating a space for cultural clubs to inform others about their history.

Panel on Ethical Service
Recipient: Shikha Chandarana
Date: October 26, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: International Lounge
Join us for a panel in which professors will share perspectives on what ethical service means and how we can provide international aid in a sustainable and meaningful way for communities. A few students will speak about their service experiences. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sankofa Dance Team- Remembering Your Roots
Recipients: Bernice Appiah, Linda Forrester
Date: November 12, 2016
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Location: Levin Ballroom 
Sankofa Dance Team will be performing dances of the African diaspora to educate about art and history through movement. The event will include various aspects of Africa including MUSIC, FASHION and FOOD.

TSA Night Market
Recipients: Annie Huang, Alison Ma
Date: October 8, 2016
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Fellows Garden
Come join our largest event of the year and have a fun night in the streets of busy Taiwan at TSA's Nightmarket!!! Bring your friends & taste buds to our Night Market to enjoy the "Xiaochi" (snacks, fast food, & drinks) and lively atmosphere that only Night Market can provide. Lots of free food and games provided by TSA, BAASA, BBSO, BC3, Club Cantonese, JSA, KSA, SASA, SEAC, VSA.