Frida Kahlo Paint Night by Jolena P.
RA Jolena hosted a paint night where the residents came together to paint self-portraits in a similar way Frida Kahlo painted her own self-portraits. While residents had fun painting, they learned about Latinx art and specifically how Frida Kahlo impacted the Hispanic community. Residents were able to ask questions regarding Latinx art, Frida Kahlo, or other Latinx artists. At the end of the program, they were able to take home their paintings that imitated Kahlo's work.
Tye-dye(versity) by John S, Stacey S, Diego S, Candace H.
Tye-dye(versity) was held in the Benedict college lounge as an open forum for students to discuss diversity amongst the LGBTQ+ community. This event collaborated with the UGC LDS as an Expand event. Discussion was sparked by the leading RA's in multiple different activities. The first activity was questions relating to terms and misconceptions; noting participants prior knowledge and ability to share with the group. Students were asked to choose a side of the room based on their comfort to discuss their knowledge with the group. This was followed by an informational presentation by each RA including resources, definitions, and social struggles with input from the audience. A final activity on all topics covered in the presentation had residents discuss their own opinions on this fluid topic in a 2 group setting. Finally T-shirt dyeing began and connections continued being made!