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Black History Month Headline Event
Daryl Davis’ “Why I, as a Black Man, Attend KKK Rallies”
Daryl Davis, whose efforts to fight anti-Black racism are hallmarked by his surprise meetings with Ku Klux Klan leaders, will give his talk entitled “Why I, as a Black Man, Attend KKK Rallies,” on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. The event is open to all members of the University community.
Sponsored by Post University and its Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, with support from CEO & President John L. Hopkins and the University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advocacy Council, Davis will share insight into how his clandestine meetings with KKK leaders turned into unlikely friendships, leading them to renounce their previously held beliefs.
“We all have the ability to listen, engage, and learn from one another and we all have the power to change the world around us for the better,” Stephanie Caban, program chair for Management and chief diversity officer for The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business said. “Even if that ‘world’ is just our own household, workplace, or classroom, [Davis] proves that if a gifted musician can create an opportunity for dialogue, then we all can too. That’s what I want our Post community to leave his program knowing.”
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS:
> On Campus Students will attend this event IN PERSON.
- Students with a Tuesday 10 a.m. class should report to their classroom, as usual, to participate in this streaming event on Tuesday. February 22, 2022.
- In-person students without a scheduled 10 a.m. class should check in at the Leever Student Center to view this streaming event. Virtual students without a scheduled 10 a.m. class should “Register” through the button below.
> Online Students, who are encouraged to participate, can attend VIRTUALLY by clicking the “Register” button below. Advance registration for virtual participation is REQUIRED!
Don’t Forget – the 28 Days of Action Challenge is Still Going on! We encourage you to take the “28 Days of Action” challenge by participating in the activities, events, and explorations we have available on the University’s United in Action page.
Visit the University’s United in Action page for links to books, films, website, podcasts, and videos engaging you in Black History topics through February and beyond. Tap the “Learn More” button to get started.
World Day of Social Justice – Sunday, February 20, 2022
2022 Theme: Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment
More than 60 percent of the world’s employed population, that is 2 billion women, men, and youth, earn their livelihoods in the informal economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the vulnerability of workers in the informal economy. Informal workers, who often lack any form of social protection or employment-related benefits, are twice as likely to be poor compared to formal workers. Most people enter the informal economy not by choice, but due to a lack of opportunities in the formal economy.
Post University’s Social Equity and Justice Collective
Join us to discuss topics that are important to us, the University, and you. All are welcome. Join us using the “Particiate” button below on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Term 4 Finals and Spring 2022 Midterms Are Right Around the Corner!
It’s perfectly normal to worry about doing well on important exams, projects, and papers. It is important to relieve your stress because it can lead to mild health problems such as insomnia and headaches. It can lower the body’s immune system, increasing susceptibility to illness. It also may worsen or contribute to some more serious health conditions. None of us can escape the stress of daily living, but we can learn to manage it better and become better stress
managers. Try the following tips to protect your physical and mental health from the strain of stress:
- Try some deep breathing. Take a slow deep breath—hold it for five seconds—then slowly exhale.
- Learn and practice meditation. Create peaceful mental images.
- Take a mental health break. Make some time each day to devote to yourself—sometimes even 10 to 30 minutes really can help.
- Strive for balance in your life. Make time for activities and people you enjoy.
- Use your support system. Share your feelings with a caring friend or family member.
- Take one thing at a time. Focus on the task at hand and do it well.
- Don’t demand perfection. Ease up on yourself and those around you.
- Take care of yourself. Be sure to exercise regularly, eat a well-balanced diet and get enough rest.
- Develop a positive attitude. Try to view negative situations in a positive way.
Looking for even more ways to manage stress and anxiety, especially during midterms and finals?! Check out these programs and resources, courtesy of the team in the Counseling Center.
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