Texas Tech Celebrates Diversity with Weeklong Events

The university will kick off Diversity Week Monday (March 23).

WHAT: Texas Tech University 2015 Diversity Week

WHEN: March 23-28

WHERE: Texas Tech campus

In an environment where diversity is celebrated in all forms and fashions, Texas Tech's Student Union and Activities in partnership with the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement will begin this year's 2015 Diversity Week with a kick-off celebration Monday (March 23) and close with a Holi festival Saturday (March 28).

Texas Tech's Diversity Week is a weeklong celebration dedicated to understanding the importance of diversity throughout the community and Texas Tech campus.

Media are invited to select events including:

Diversity Week Kick-Off, March 23, 12-1:30 p.m., Student Union Building (SUB) North Plaza: Hosted by the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, Texas Tech will begin Diversity Week with food, entertainment and resources from various multicultural student organizations.
"A Herstory of #BlackLivesMatter, Part II," March 24, 12-1 p.m., SUB Escondido Theatre: Texas Tech's Women's Studies Program will lead a discussion on the building of the #BlackLivesMatter movement as seen through the eyes of women of color on campus.
Diversity in the Dark, March 24, 6-7:30 p.m., SUB Lubbock Room: Students will engage in conversation about diversity and social justice in an anonymous, stress-free environment. A panel of advocates through Texas Tech's Social Justice Education Committee will answer questions about diversity and social justice while in an unlit room.
Stomping Out Stereotypes, March 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., SUB North Plaza: With extra-large bubble wrap, students will stomp out stereotypes about different groups on campus and have the chance to speak out against their least favorite stereotypes.
Quidditch Game, March 25, 5-6 p.m., Texas Tech Rugby Fields: Texas Tech students and Harry Potter fans will watch the Quidditch club in action as they seek for the golden snitch.
"Dear White People" Film Screening, March 25, 7-10 p.m., Human Sciences Building, Room 169: The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement will feature a social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League school where controversy breaks out over an offensive party thrown by white students. A panel discussion will take place after the film.
Battle of the Sexes, March 26, 5:30-7 p.m., Agricultural Education Building, Room 102: An interactive game show, where guys and girls will compete against each other and learn about different cultures and issues.
Photo Contest Reception, March 27, 4-5 p.m., Hall of Nations at the International Cultural Center: The Office of International Affairs and the K-12 Global Education Outreach is hosting a diversity photo contest, where students have submitted their photos. The winning photos will be on display at the reception.
Celebrate Diversity! and Holi Festival, March 28, 4-9 p.m., Texas Tech Rec Fields and Urbanovsky Park: In a collaboration between the South Asian Student Association and Tech Activities Board, Diversity Week will wrap up with a Holi festival and diversity showcase for students and the Texas Tech community. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, originated in India and is a time where family and friends throw brightly colored powders at each other to celebrate the coming of spring. The event will include cultural performances, music, free food and T-shirts.

For more information about this year's Diversity Week schedule, please visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sub/outreach/event.php.