MLK Educational Workshops
Get an early start on your credits for the Student Leadership Institute by attending these outstanding MLK-themed workshops. Students must register through the SLI website beginning Monday, January 14 to receive SLI credit. Don't forget to bring a lunch! These workshops are open to the IC and Ithaca community.
More sessions will be announced in the coming weeks!
The following sessions will be held from 10-11:30am
Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Struggle for Freedom, Justice, and Equality
Presenter: Robert Harris, Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University
With a background in social justice, Robert Harris participated in a Dorothy Cotton Institute delegation to Israel and the West Bank. Robert will discuss his experience struggling for social justice in the United States, as well as make connections to Palestine’s social justice struggles.
Ithaca Falls Room
Graduating to a Pay Gap (now a 10am Session)
Presenter: Michele Lenhart, Director of Student Leadership and Involvement, Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs
A recently released study by the American Association of University Women titled “Graduating to a Pay Gap” found that women who are one year out of college are paid, on average, 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male peers. The report also found that 20 percent of women working full time a year after graduation are devoting more than 15 percent of their earnings to paying back college loans - considerably more than is manageable for a typical graduate. Join the discussion to learn more about why this pay gap exists and what you can do about it!
Jobs That Make a Difference (Presenter:Caryanne Keenan, Assistant Director, Career Services)
The following sessions will be held from 2:00-3:30pm
Baseball, Pizza, and Sexual Activity
Presenter: Devon Ritz ’12, Planned Parenthood
Throughout this workshop participants will be able to play interactive games and engage in discussion surrounding sex, sexuality, and what it could mean to be a sexually healthy adult. Can you handle it?
Identity and Values: What Matters to Us and Why
Presenters: Meira Keil ’13, Tommy McAree ’13, Diversity Peer Educators
This activity will help participants process the question of shared values. More specifically, the workshop will encourage participants to explore questions like "What do I care about?" "How do my needs and wants affect the communities in which I take part?" "What do the people around me care about, and how do their values affect me?" "How do we establish common ground?"
To Help at Home or Aid Abroad? What to do if you’re a do-gooder
Presenter: Alexander Justice Moore ’07, Deputy Director of Development, DC Central Kitchen
So you want to help make the world a better place, but do you start in your own community or take a more global perspective? Nonprofit professional and recovering political scientist Alexander Moore (Ithaca College ‘07, Georgetown School of Foreign Service ’09) will lead a discussion on the dilemmas facing change agents who are interested in helping others, but are not quite sure of where or how to start.