Anti-Hate Week runs Oct. 27-31

Oct 24, 2014

This year’s Anti-Hate Week runs Oct. 27-31 and includes a film, hunger banquet, panel discussion, music, poetry and more. Started by students in 1998, Anti-Hate Week is a week-long campaign designed to educate and raise awareness about various forms of oppression and discrimination. All the following events are free to students:

Monday, Oct. 27: Documentary screening and discussion of “Dancing in Jaffa”
6:30 p.m., Harold and Eva White Activities Center (WAC), Fireside Room
This film is about one man’s hopeful effort to shift the paradigm and stop the hate. Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine teaches Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance and compete together. Sponsored by the offices of Ministry and Service and Multicultural Affairs.

Tuesday, Oct. 28: T-shirt decorating, “De-stereotype Me”
Noon-2 p.m., WAC lobby
Students will make and wear T-shirts that defy particular stereotypes. Under the words “I AM,” students can describe their unique characteristics. On the shirt back is “BUT I AM NOT” and a space where students can write things about themselves that address their labels.

Tuesday, Oct. 28: Oxfam Hunger Banquet
6 p.m., WAC Centennial Hall
At this interactive event, the place where you sit and the meal you eat are determined by luck of the draw. Like in real life, some are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty. Sponsored by the offices of International Programs and Multicultural Affairs.

Thursday, Oct. 30: T-shirt decorating, “De-stereotype Me”
Noon-2 p.m., WAC lobby

Thursday, Oct. 30: Panel discussion, “Experiences of LGBT students of color”
8 p.m., WAC Dining Room
Student panelists will discuss experiences and issues they face as a person of color in the LGBT community. Sponsored by OUTreach.

Friday, Oct. 31: The Union Masquerade Event with Willis Earl Beal
7 p.m., The Union
Singer/songwriter Willis Earl Beal makes songs out of his inner world, feeling his way carefully toward what he and he alone wants to hear. Sponsored by The Union

Saturday, Nov. 1: Black Violin, fine & performing arts concert
8 p.m., Pfieffer Hall
Two classically trained viola and violin players, Black Violin melds the worlds of classical and popular hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music. Students can pick up their free ticket at the WAC front desk. Sponsored by Fine Arts and Office of Student Involvement.

Saturday, Nov. 1: Poetry Slam Contest
10 p.m., WAC main floor
Student talent, featuring pieces that address discrimination and oppression, will be showcased, judged and awarded with prizes: 1st place $75, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25. Sponsored by Office of Student Involvement.