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Meet Miss America by using #CirclesOfUnity on Twitter – Contest

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Modern Miss America: Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014

Monday, January 27th 7:00pm

2 Tickets per BuckID

PHA approved Diversity Event

This coming Monday Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, will be visiting our campus for a special event hosted by OUAB in collaboration with the Asian American Association (AAA). Nina was crowned Miss New York in 2013 and went on as the first contestant of Indian heritage to claim the Miss America crown.  Upon being crowned, Nina received an overwhelming stream of backlash. Hateful and hurtful things were posted on various social media networks degrading her accomplishments because of her Indian descent.  Nina has decided to turn the negative backlash into something positive to promote her platform: “ Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency.” During her reign as Miss America 2014, Nina will travel around the country to address audiences about issues of cultural competency and celebrating diversity.

As a part of her platform, Nina has launched a social media campaign to encourage “constructive and civil dialogue” on issues of diversity. Nina is asking that people share “representative thoughts and stories about their experiences on how we as a nation can advance cultural awareness.”

In honor of our anticipated event: Modern Miss America, OUAB is asking our followers to tweet a sentimental thought, inspirational quote, link to an article, or a picture that promotes cultural competency or celebrates diversity. When composing a tweet, please include the hash tag #CirclesOfUnity and tag @OUAB. Prior to the event, OUAB and AAA will select a tweet that they feel best represents the mission of Miss America 2014 and the winner will receive special seats at the Modern Miss America event on January 27th and an exclusive meet and greet with Nina Davuluri herself!

Contest Guidelines & Restrictions

  1. Participant in Modern Miss America Twitter contest must be an Ohio State Columbus campus student.
  2. Participant must be a current follower of @OUAB on Twitter.
  3. Participant must tag @OUAB and use the hash tag #CirclesOfUnity.
  4. Participant must be able to attend the event: Modern Miss America on Monday, January 27th at 7:00pm.

OUAB reserves the right to monitor content of submitted tweets or cancel the contest at any time. Tweets containing inappropriate content will not be considered for the Modern Miss America Twitter contest.

 

http://www.missamerica.org/default.aspx

 

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Author: OUAB

The mission of the Ohio Union Activities Board as the student programming organization at The Ohio State University is to provide diverse programs and events that are educational, entertaining, and thought provoking for the students of the Columbus campus.

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