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K-State Today

September 26, 2018

Apply now for sponsorship funds from the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies

By Sarah McGreer Hoyt

K-State Libraries' Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies offers sponsorship funding to campus and community programs that engage with themes of multiculturalism and diversity. Funds for 2018-19 academic year events are available by request through a form at the Dow Center website.

Curious about the types of programs the Dow Center supports? The following are samples of past sponsored events:

  • Artist Damon Davis gave an invited talk at the Beach Museum of Art about work he made during the demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, following the police shooting of Michael Brown.
  • Jonathan Paul Higgins gave a lecture about racial and multicultural inclusiveness in the LGBT community at the invitation of the LGBT Resource Center.
  • As part of the community's annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the First Congregational United Church of Christ hosted a Roots of Justice Anti-Racism Analysis Training.
  • Dr. Renaisa S. Anthony, a physician and health equity scholar, presented a lecture, "A Dialogue on Health Disparities and Actions to Achieve Health Equity" for National Public Health Week.
  • The American ethnic studies department hosted filmmaker Quyên Nguyen-Le, who screened two works, "Queer Vietnameseness" and "Nước."

Sponsorship funds, which are used at the discretion of the dean of the K-State Libraries, are just one way the Dow Center helps deliver relevant programs and services that advance meaningful understanding and dialog regarding multiculturalism and diversity.

For more information, contact Tara Coleman, web services librarian, at tcoles@k-state.edu.