CDI Events

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Ada Lovelace Day

Annual Event
Date: October 2013

Celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Past events include a film screening and panel discussion.

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Black History Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every February

Established to honor and remember important people and events around the world. Tech celebrates Black Americans’ rich culture and traditions with this month-long event.

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CDI Corporate Reception

Professional Development Event
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Network with Career Fair company representatives who have requested an opportunity to meet with Tech’s women, students of color, and GLBTQ students.

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CDI Student Leaders Retreat

Leadership Development
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013

Student officers and members of CDI student organizations gather twice per year to learn how to make their organizations more effective and develop their leadership skills.

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César Chávez Banquet

Annual Event
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Honor César Chávez, one of the most important civil rights leaders of the twentieth century, during our annual César Chávez: Living the Legacy Banquet.

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Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every October

Faculty and staff display purple ribbons each October to raise awareness of dating and domestic violence. Statistics and resources for students are also distributed throughout the month.

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Gala Latina

Annual Event
Date: October 2013

Everyone is invited to learn how to salsa, merengue, and cumbia—and then dance the night away—during Gala Latina. Music provided by a live Latin band.

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GLBTQ History Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every October

Commemorate the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people during GLBTQ History Month. Events include guest speakers, workshops, and National Coming Out Day.

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HAANA/Percy Julian Award Reception

Recognition Ceremony
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Honors outstanding Hispanic, African American, and Native American students graduating from Michigan Tech. The recipient of the Percy Julian Award is also announced during the reception.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every Year, September 15–October 15

Features a variety of events that highlight Spanish and Latin American culture. Past events include student presentations, guest speakers, and dance workshops.

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Lavender Graduation

Recognition Ceremony
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Held at the end of each spring semester, Lavender Graduation honors Michigan Tech’s outgoing class of GLBTQ students. Grads receive a rainbow tassel to recognize them for their engagement and leadership.

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MLK Week

Weeklong Annual Event
Date: Monday, January 21–Friday, January 25, 2013

Every January since 1989, the campus community honors Martin Luther King, Jr., through a week of special events about MLK’s work and the civil rights era.

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Native American Heritage Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every November

Highlights the history and traditions of Native American cultures. Events change each year and have previously included films and an intro to Ojibwe language.

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Parade of Nations

Annual Event
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013

Michigan Tech, Finlandia University, and the local community join together for a parade through downtown Houghton and Hancock, and a multicultural festival with entertainment and international cuisine.

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Pride Week

Weeklong Annual Event
Date: Monday, March 18–Saturday, March 23, 2013

Celebrate the identity and culture of the GLBTQ community. Past events include guest speakers and Q&A sessions. The week culminates with the annual Drag Show—drawing more than 1,000 attendees each year.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every April

Teal ribbons are given to Tech faculty and staff every April to bring attention to sexual assault awareness efforts. A list of resources for students dealing with sexual assault are also circulated.

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Women's History Month

Month-long Annual Event
Date: Every March

Recognize past and present female accomplishments and learn more about women’s history through a month of special programming. Past events include workshops, poetry readings, and a bra show fundraiser.

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Event Posters

In addition to the events that CDI hosts, we also promote other campus and community events that offer social, academic, leadership and professional development opportunities for students. 

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