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Angelica Ross attends the WorldPride Opening Ceremony Benefit Concert at the Barclays Center

Black History Month: Angelica Ross

Black History Month: Angelica Ross

Angelica Ross. Photo by Lev Radin. Angelica Ross, 40, is a self-made transwoman, veteran and actress who advocates for transgender and nonbinary rights and access to work (Advocate, 2015). She was born in Kenosha, Wisc. and raised in Racine, Wisc. where she finished high school. While growing up, Ross was disparaged by her mother, an

Black History Month: NASA’s human computers

Before the age of electronic computers, humans who did complex mathematical calculations by hand were called computers. The movie “Hidden Figures,” based on a book of the same name, tells the story of three Black women who worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as human computers: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.

Audre Lorde, female presenting black woman with an afro, holding glasses and looking into the camera

Black History Month: Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde Photo by Salimah Ali Audre Lorde, born on Feb. 18, 1934, was a first-generation Caribbean-American feminist, womanist, librarian and civil rights activist. She described herself as “Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.” Her life’s work was centered around the injustices of racism, classism, sexism, capitalism, heteronormativity and homophobia (Poetry Foundation, 2019). Lorde has remarkable

Celebrating Black History Month

This February, the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Diversity and Intercultural Center (D&IC) have worked together to develop a series of events to celebrate Black History Month. Malcolm Davis, sophomore and Diversity & Intercultural Center Program Coordinator, collaborated with Sarah Navy, junior and Black Student Union (BSU) President, to organize these events.   In

Students consider campus identities in community-wide forum

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., concerned students and members of the Fox Cities Rotary Multicultural Center gathered in the Nathan Marsh Pusey Room for the event “How Far Have We Come?: A Community Conversation.” Hosted by the Committee on Diversity Affairs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs — known as CODA

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