There's still time to register for ISCORE

The 13th annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is Friday, March 2 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Union), and you still have time to register for this free event.

ISCORE is a comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity at Iowa State and beyond. President Steven Leath and Nana Osei-Kofi, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies, will initiate the day's events at 9 a.m. (MU Sun Room) with opening remarks and a short program. 

Beginning at 10 a.m., students, staff and faculty will lead two sets of concurrent sessions prior to a luncheon keynote address by 91-year-old Ames resident and social justice educator Grace Amemiya, a Japanese-American who was forced to live in a Japanese internment camp in 1942 (noon, MU Sun Room).

The afternoon sessions begin at 2:10 p.m. and continue through 4 p.m., followed by a reception.

Following is a schedule of the ISCORE seminars:

10-10:50 a.m.

  • "-isms" Explored Through the Eyes of George Washington Carver Students (South Ballroom)
  • Chinese Adoptees in the U.S.: Americanizing Identity (Campanile Room)
  • Are You Illegal? The Impact of the War on Drugs on the Image of the Latino Community in the United States (Cardinal Room)
  • Reconceptualizing Leadership Development for Latino/a Graduate Students (Oak Room)
  • An Update on the ISU Campus Climate Survey (Gold Room)
  • Teaching Racialization Critically: A Course on Constructing Race and Ethnicity (Room 3512)

11-11:50 a.m.

  • Can I Touch Your Hair? Lyricism as a Space of Resistance Toward Eurocentric Standards of Beauty (Campanile Room)
  • Minority Student-Athlete Experiences at Iowa State University (Cardinal Room)
  • Strategies for Increasing Students of Color in Study Abroad (Gallery Room)
  • Exploring Multiculturalism, Privilege and Social Justice: Recommendations for Group Work with College Students (Oak Room)
  • Navigating Iowa State University: The Social and Cultural Climate for First-generation College Students (Gold Room)
  • Measuring What Counts: Institutional Assessment and Accountability for Representation and Intellectual Diversity (Room 3512)

2:10-3 p.m.

  • Cultivating Ambassadors of Color: A Year in Review (Gallery Room)
  • When Race Becomes More Complex: Giving Light to Racially Mixed People “Bill of Rights” (Campanile Room)
  • A Lesson on Hearing Privilege and Audism from Our Lens (Gallery Room)
  • Multicultural Programming (Oak Room)
  • The Power of a Single Story (Gold Room)
  • Building Strong Adviser-Advisee Relationships for Minority Student Success (Room 3512)

3:10-4 p.m.

  • But That Isn’t What Was Shown to Me! Inaccurate Portrayals of Indigenous Peoples in Media and Literature (Campanile Room)
  • Womyn of Colour Network at Iowa State University (Gallery Room)
  • McNair Scholars Program Showcase (Oak Room)
  • More Than Just a Day: A Short Presentation about the 13-year History of ISCORE (Cardinal Room)