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October happenings: From recycling old devices safely to immigration policy

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Find out how to recycle your old devices safely. Learn how to start your own nonprofit. Listen to lectures on immigration, race, resilience, and more. These are just some of the campus events happening in October.

Dive into immigration law

Hear from Linda Rivas, Executive Director and Managing Attorney, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, as a part of the Daynard Distinguished Visiting Fellows Program. Rivas’ lecture is titled “Border Cruelty: A Day to Day Look at Immigration Law on the Border.” The hybrid event will take place Monday, Oct. 4 at 12:15 p.m. EDT.
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Tie-dye on the Quad

The Office of Global Services will provide each participant with a white T-shirt to tie-dye that they can take home. Available while supplies last. This event will take place on Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. EDT.
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Asia, America, and the World lecture series continues

Join Northeastern University’s Asian Studies Program to hear from Dr. Jane Junn, Associates Chair in Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science and Gender/Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California, who will be giving the talk “Amidst Pandemic and Racial Upheaval: Where Asian Americans Fit.” Register for the “Asia, America, and the World” lecture to be held Thursday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. EDT

Learn about critical disaster studies

Explore the themes of critical disaster studies how it should shape the analysis of and disaster response. Join Jacob Remes, Clinical Associate Professor of History in New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, who directs the Initiative for Critical Disaster Studies in learning about this emerging interdisciplinary field. The event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. EDT. in 909 Renaissance Park. RSVP is strongly encouraged.

How to have tough conversations

Join student organizations Lean On Me, Active Minds, and Husky to Husky in learning how to navigate difficult conversations. This interactive workshop will teach participants how to communicate effectively and cover conversation skills, mental health resources on and off-campus, and finding professional help.

How to start a nonprofit as a student

Interested in learning how you can integrate community service into your Northeastern experience? Join Joshua Leaston, a Northeastern graduate, current Stanford student, and co-founder of the Boston-based non-profit Envision Difference to hear how you can start your own nonprofit. The virtual event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. EDT.

Data destruction day

Recycle your old devices in an environmentally sustainable and data-safe way. Bring an old laptop, smartphone, hard drive, tablet, or another device to the A1 DataShred trucks to make sure you properly destroy devices with associated data. Monday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. EDT.
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Recycling, waste, and materials reduction

Learn about expanding education and access to recycling and composting. The sixth installment of this sustainability pop-up seminar will take place in-person and virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. EDT.
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Calling all family and friends

Northeastern’s Family & Friends Weekend kicks off Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. EDT. The three-day event includes presentations, activities, and festivals.
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Managing setbacks and redefining success

This workshop on resilience dives into imposter syndrome and its capacity to make us feel like we don’t belong or aren’t good enough for our academic programs. Gain a better understanding of what imposter syndrome is and how to overcome negative self-talk. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Workforce development forum on race and returning to work

The second annual “Race and Community Dialogue Series” returns with panel discussions exploring race and communities of color amid the pandemic and considerations post-Covid-19. The first virtual event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 3:30 p.m. EDT.
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Learn about Filipino workers during COVID-19

In the third installment of the university-wide series “Asia, America, and the World,Dr. Dada Docot, assistant professor of Anthropology at Purdue University and a postdoctoral fellow at Tokyo College, will be giving the talk “Extraordinary Precarities: Overseas Filipino Workers During Pandemic Times. The lecture is to be held Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. EDT.

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