Join Religious & Spiritual Life to celebrate spiritual diversity at Northwestern with thoughtful conversation, great music, and free dinner at Fall Faith Fest. Mark your calendars for Fall Faith Fest at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 5 at Parkes Hall 122.
The program will feature reflection, service recognition, and remarks from President Morton Schapiro and keynote speaker Rami Nashashibi. Nashashibi is executive director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, an organization that fosters health, wellness, and healing in the inner-city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts, and operating a holistic health center. Nashashibi has worked with several leading scholars in the area of globalization, African American studies, and urban sociology.
Thursday, November 5 is the year’s first Northwestern Night at the Art Institute sponsored by Northwestern Campus Life. Students, faculty, and staff may show a valid Wildcard at the check-in table at the museum’s modern wing entrance (Monroe Street), in exchange for free tickets for themselves and as many guests as they like. For this special event, Campus Life is providing complimentary round-trip transportation via charter bus for students between the museum and the Evanston campus. Other guests are encouraged to take public transportation.
Queer and Trans* Empowerment Month, celebrated each October, honors the triumphs that have been made in the LGBTQ+ movement. This year, Northwestern’s theme for the month is Building on Progress, to commemorate recent victories like the Supreme Court decision supporting marriage equality and focus on the work that still needs to be done.
To celebrate, Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is hosting events that will focus on pride, liberation, diversity, and the wellness of LGBTQ+ communities. Above all, MSA will create more critical conversations about identity on campus during this month.
A series of four Listening Sessions will begin Wednesday, October 14, for Northwestern students, staff, faculty, and alumni to give feedback on the proposal for Campus Inclusion & Community to move two of its offices into the Black House. A committee of Northwestern students, faculty, and alumni is charged with providing recommendations on the purpose and use of the Black House.
Members of the Northwestern community are welcome to attend any of the four sessions, and will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to share their concerns and ideas before their peers and the Black House Facilities Review Committee.