2019-2020 GSCC Annual Report

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NORTHEASTERNÂ UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDENTS OF COLOR COLLECTIVE

ANNUAL REPORT

2019-2020


MISSION & AIM GSCC was founded on the need to maintain a high level of collective efficacy among students of color on Northeastern's campus. We seek to be a resource for one another while providing an environment conducive to creative innovation and general support. We aim to achieve this by organizing time for students from all areas of expertise on campus to join together in fellowship, facilitate discussions on current events, engage in community service, promote civic engagement, and provide opportunities for professional development.

The 4th Annual Multicultural Mixer

The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.Â


AWARDS & RECOGNITION City and Community Affairs, 2018 Community Engagement Award presented on May 23, 2018. MLK Fellow and GSCC President, Kenny Francis, accepted award on behalf of GSCC.

The Office of Alumni Relations’ Alumni Engagement Award by Student Life Awards presented on April 19, 2019. Adebukola Ajao and Marian Nsia (MLK Fellows of 2018-2019) accepted award on behalf of GSCC.

The Office of Alumni Relations’+Alumni Engagement Award was established to encourage and support student organizations that actively engage alumni in participating in or leading dynamic programming open to its membership or the larger student body, recipients of this award receive an honorarium to support further engagement


VIRTUAL VENTING: BLACK LIVES MATTERÂ Adapting to the inconvience time of COVID-19, the Virtual Venting session served as an avenue for GSCC members to do a mental health check-in and to discuss concerns and issues that faced the college community, BIPOC community, etc. With the passing of Mr. George Floyd, this was the time to show the full support with the Black Community.


VIRTUAL EVENTS


COMMUNITY SERVIVCE

St. Francis House, Rebuilding Lives: Volunteered to make sandwiches

Jeanelle, Danzel, and Lex volunteering at the Isabella Gardner Museum on MLK Day!

Kris, Jeanelle, Yolanda (BU Student ) & Rieko volunteering at the Pumpkin Float


50 TH ANNIVERSARY A series of events hosted over the course of the year to celebrate and honor the integral role that the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute has played in Northeastern University's history, growth, and success over the last 50 years


COFFEE & CONVERSATION A monthly conversation to discuss current events and trending news stories involving or affecting people of color. Some topics discussed over the last year included cultural appropriation, college fraud scandal, and mental health.


SOCIAL OUTINGS & FELLOWSHIP GSCC recognizes the importance of fellowship and building positive memories. Throughout the year we organize a diverse range of outings to reflect the different interests of our members. These moments in the last year have included trivia nights, museum field trips, and weekend brunches.


MIXERSÂ GSCC strives to create an atmosphere of encouragement, connections, and unity. We consistently provide opportunities for graduate students of color to connect and engage with each other. Our mixers play a key role in establishing a strong, supportive, and welcoming network. 4th Annual Multicultural Mixer in honor of MLK

Africana Studies Mixer


OUR PARTNERS

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama

Planning Committee Danzel Jones (Pres) Mayra Parrilla Guerrero (VP) Haja Savage (Sec) Aderonke Ilegbusi (Tre) Nathalie Myrthil (Comm. Ser)

Advisors

Ms. Elizabeth Clark Dr. Richard O'Bryant

THANK YOU! LGBTQA Resource Center John D. O'Bryant African American Institute College of Professional Studies Graduate Student Government College of Arts, Media, and Center for Student Involvement Design Cultural Life College of Science-Alliance for School of Public Policy and Urban Diversity in Science and Affairs Engineering Africana Studies Program Office of Institutional NUPRIME Diversity and Inclusion D'Amore-McKim School of Business Center for Spiritulity, Office of Alumni Relations Dialogue, and Service Center for Intercultural Latinx Student Cultural Engagement/Social Justice Center Resource Center College of Engineering Asian American Center Khoury College of Computer Science


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