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Tilford Contact Info

Tami Hennigh, Secretary
Tilford Group
218A Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Phone: 620-235-6584
E-mail: tilford@pittstate.edu

Tilford
First Meeting to establish the Tilford Group at PSU on April 27, 2007


Fall 2016-Spring 2017

October 24-25, 2016
Event: 2016 Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism
The 2016 Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism will be held on October 24-25, 2016 at Pittsburg State University. This year's Theme is "Cultivating Success: Why Belonging Matters." Keynote Speakers: Dr. Marche Fleming-Randle, Wichita State University and Dr. Terrell Lamont Strayhorn, Ohio State University.
(Conference Website | Program | Videos of Speakers and Performances)

September 15 - October 15, 2016
Event: Hispanic Heritage Month

November 2016
Event: Native American Heritage Month

Event: Presentation of the film, The Cherokee Word for Water, an award-winning film inspired by the true story of the Bell Waterline Project. It tells the story of a rural Cherokee community's struggle against long odds to bring running water to their families by using the traditional concept of "gadugi," or working together to solve a problem. Time and date to be announced.
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group, the Student Alliance for Gender Equality (SAGE), and the Native American Student Association (NASA). 
The Cherokee Word for Water

Event: Planned is a reading and discussion group for Native American Heritage Month based on selections from an anthology of writings by contemporary indigenous women, called Every Day is a Good Day. The group will meet once a week in November and members will volunteer to participate in a panel discussion following the screening for the film, The Cherokee Word for Water. Time and date to be announced.
Co-Sponsored by the Tilford Group, the English Club, the Student Alliance for Gender Equality (SAGE), and the Native American Students Association (NASA).
every day is a good day

February 2017
Event: Black History Month

March 2017
Event: Women's History Month

Event: Planned is a showing of the film, Girl Rising, which tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change.  Time and date to be announced.
Co-Sponsored by the Tilford Group and the Student Alliance for Gender Equality (SAGE). 
girl rising