Do It Today: Snowden’s Whiteness Group and Why You Should Go

 

This past week Juniper Cruz ’19, manager of the Snowden Multicultural Center began advertising a new group on campus she would be running called “whiteness group,” and urged people of all backgrounds to attend as a platform to discuss white privilege and how it affects not only Kenyon, but the larger community.  The first meeting last week was at 7 p.m. but was since moved to be every Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. in Snowden. (It should be noted that Snowden is now housed behind the bookstore. On some campus maps it still says it’s way the hell north by Bexley which is Very Wrong.) If you’re curious about Whiteness Group, here’s some information I got from Juniper about her thoughts and plans for the group: Continue reading

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Do it Today: Brujas: A Conversation with Princess Nokia, Arianna Gil, and Alicia Gutierrez

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Big things are happening and they are happening at Kenyon…tonight! Swing by the Horn Gallery this evening for a panel featuring three very cool creatives who are improving the world with their art and their presence! You should go. You will enjoy yourself. You will be healed.

  • Who: Destiny Frasqueri (Princess Nokia), Arianna Gil, co-founder of Brujas, and Alicia Gutierrez, event producer and curator.
  • What: The panel will focus on being a woman of color while pursuing creative careers and activism.
  • When: April 7th, 5-6 p.m.
  • Where: Horn Gallery
  • Why: Because life is hard enough and why not support women of color and creativity as a force for social change!!

The event is brought to the Kenyon Community by BFC funds, ODEI LGBTQUIA+ funds, the Meraros Fund, Sisterhood, QDUBS, and Adelante.

 

Do it Today: Free STD Clinic @ Health Center

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The Health Center will be offering free testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia from 3 to 6 pm today. A limited number of HIV tests will also be available, though the number may increase based on demand. The process is confidential, stress-free and there will be self-collection (i.e. no physical exam), so whether you think you need to or not, head down to the Health Center this afternoon to take charge of your sexual health! No appointment necessary. Oh, and say hi to Kim Cullers, because she is the queen.

  • What – Free STD testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV
  • Where – The Cox Health & Counseling Center, 101 West Scott Lane (past the Post Office)
  • When – 3 to 6 pm today, Monday, Feb. 23rd
  • Why – Because it’s never a bad idea to check up on your sexual health in a professional and respectful environment. (Especially when it’s free.)

Do it Today: Abdolkarim Soroush on “Rumi: Prophet of Love”

photo via student info emails

photo via student info emails

For those of you who don’t know, Abdolkarim Soroush is a BIG FREAKING DEAL. In 2005, TIME Magazine called him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2008, Prospect Magazine named him one of the most influential intellectuals in the world. Why? Continue reading