Activities and Events

RISE Center activities are at the heart of the RISE Center. Activities planned for the quarter bring students together and have them explore topics of importance, celebrate community, or learn about a new community. Activities are planned and implemented by the Lion's CREW (creating resources for equity and wellness) student team. If you would like to suggest an activity the RISE Center could sponsor, please contact RISE Center staff. All students are invited to all activities. 

Equity Focused Days of Celebration

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Join the RISE Center in celebrating our LWTech LGBTQIA community! Events will include celebration in the East Mall, messages to all students, and social media posts. LWTech supports our LGBTQIA students, staff, and faculty - however, they identify.

Learn more about this day from the national sponsor, the Human Rights Campaign.

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Day of the Dead, or Dรญa de los Muertos, is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated November 2. On this day, it is believed that the souls of the dead return to visit their living family members. Many people celebrate this day by visiting the graves of deceased loved ones and setting up altars with their favorite foods, drink, and photos. Join us for this event, Monday, November 1, 2021, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the East Mall.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Look for social media posts.


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Every year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with and affected by HIV and to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS.

In 2020, the worldโ€™s attention has been focused by the COVID-19 pandemic on health and how pandemics affect lives and livelihoods. COVID-19 is showing once again how health is interlinked with other critical issues, such as reducing inequality, human rights, gender equality, social protection and economic growth. With this in mind, this year the theme of World AIDS Day is โ€œGlobal solidarity, shared responsibilityโ€. Look for social media posts.


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