Programs & Events


2016 Black History Month Events

Black History Month Luncheon                
February 2 @ 11:30AM-2:00PM    Connecticut Hall
Celebrate the essence of Black culture with delicious cuisine. Live music from Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band featuring singer, song writer, djembe drummer, guitar artist Conroy Warren performing Black heritage, Negro spirituals and "Miss Matty Lou" - African Story Teller/Folk Dancer. Lunch will be $6.00 for all students, staff and faculty. Sponsored By: Chartwells Dining Services, Department of Residence Life and SCSU Multicultural Center.

Panel Discussion: "More Than Just A Stroll"
February 10 @ 7:30PM         ASC BALLROOM
Join SCSU Greek administrators as they discuss the rich history and important’ s of “The Divine Nine” sororities and fraternities. Sponsored by the Yard Show Committee and the Multicultural Center.

Black History Month Jeopardy
February 16 @ 8:00PM        Farnham Programming Space
Come explore the depths of history, learn something new, and test your knowledge of Black history in this jeopardy styled game. Free food, fun, and great people. Sponsored by Department of Residence Life.

A Historical Perspective on Race Relations: The Past, the Present, and the Challenges of the 21st Century”
February 22 @ 7:30PM        Engleman A120
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar, professor of history at the University of Connecticut. He will address the topic “A Historical Perspective on Race Relations: The Past, the Present, and the Challenges of the 21st Century."

Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  
February 24 @ 1:00PM        ASC Ballroom
Come celebrate the life and legacy of the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join us in a day of celebration with Rev. Bernadette Hickman-Maynard who will build on the works and insights of Dr. King, and live entertainment from our SCSU students. Sponsored by: SCSU Multicultural Center

HIDDEN KOLORS: A Celebration of African American Culture
February 24 @ 7:30PM             ASC Ballroom
A night of cultural entertainment, showcase of African American artifacts, & an informational session about the Divine Nine.  Sponsored by: Multicultural Center and Rho Gamma Nupes.

June Archer: Keys to Success
February 29 @ 7:30PM        ASC Theater
Join us as national recording artist, music executive, author, motivational speaker and president and CEO of Eleven28 Entertainment June Archer shares his ultimate story of success. Sponsored by the Black Student Union, Department of Residence Life and the Multicultural Center.

Showcase: This is my Africa
March 4 @ 7:00PM                ASC Ballroom
Explore the rich culture of Africa through fashion, dance and music. Sponsored by the African Student Association.

HERITAGE BALL: The Rolling Twenties: Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance Error
April 14 @ 7:00PM                 ASC Ballroom
Join the SCSU ethnic organizations for a night of elegance as they come together to celebrate their cultures, heritages, and honor legendary figures from the past and present. AWARDS CEREMONY - Prizes Awarded for Mr. & Mrs. Heritage Ball • DINNER WILL BE SERVED • CULTURAL PERFORMANCES • ENTERTAINMENT • ALL ARE WELCOME! Sponsored by the African Student Association, Black Student Union, Multicultural Center, NAACP, Organization of Latin American Students, and West Indian Society.

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 Additional Spring 2016 Events

Multicultural Social
February 1 @ 8:00PM            Farnham Programming Space
Join us for an opportunity to connect with the Multicultural groups and discuss what life is like for students of color inside and outside of the classroom.

Diversity Peer Educator Meeting
February 2 @ 7:30PM            ASC 201
DPE is official meeting.

Diversity Peer Educator Info Session
January 28 @ 4 - 5PM            ASC 234
Join us for a DPE informational session! Are you interested in promoting diversity on campus or or working with the SCSU community to facilitate programs and workshops? Join us and learn more about how you can make a difference. Sponsored by: SCSU Multicultural Center.

Chinese New Year Celebration
February 8 @ 12-1:30PM        Engleman B 121 A&B
Join us for the annual Chinese New Year Celebration. This year celebrates the Year of the Monkey and will include activities such as traditional Chinese food, hand crafts, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese medicine as well as red envelopes as gifts. Sponsored By: Chinese Student Club and the Multicultural Center.

Islamophobia on Campus: From Micro-aggressions to Full-Fledged Hate Crimes & Violence                                                                                                               
February 17 @ 2-3:30 pm    ASC Theater
Join us for this Paper Clip Communications Webinar, where we will explore practical information related to the safety, security and well-being of Muslim students and other Muslim community members.
Amer F. Ahmed serves as the Faculty Director for Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development at the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Faculty at the Summer and Winter Institutes for Intercultural Communication and a member of SpeakOut: Institute for Democratic Leadership and Culture.

Ms. Farzana Nayani is a Consultant/Educator with Culturnative and has been a featured speaker on topics including race, ethnic and religious issues facing faculty, students and administration at college campuses, cultural centers and national association conferences.

Topics Covered:
As a result of this webinar, you will learn how to:
•    Create an inclusive environment for all Muslim students, faculty and administrators.
•    Deal with incidents on campus swiftly and appropriately.
•    Use practical strategies to help ensure the safety, security and well-being of all Muslim students, faculty and administrators.

Living our Faith Series: Understanding Islam
February 25 @ 7:30PM        ASC Ballroom
Joins us as Muslim scholars talk about how they live their everyday lives and relate it to their religion as well as address the theoretical and political aspects of Islam. Sponsored by the Interfaith Office and the Multicultural Center with support from the Muslim Student Association.

Women’s Appreciation Day: Celebrating Visionary leaders Along With the Z Experience
March 29 @ 7:30PM                ASC Ballroom
Honoring SCSU Women and a Tribute to Sisterhood in memory of Zannette Lewis (1946 - 2009). Entertainment by Spoken Word Artists Ngoma Hill, Croilot Adames, Mind Evolution (Tracy Caldwell), and Frederick-Douglas Knowles. Sponsored by: SCSU Multicultural Center and Women's Studies Program.

Cultural Fest
April 27 @ 11:30PM                     Academic Quad
Come enjoy foods, crafts, and cultural performances from around the world:
A taste of Caribbean, Indian, Mediterranean, Turkish, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, and soul foods.
Henna, water marbling, calligraphy, info about study abroad opportunities and SCSU multicultural organizations and more.

SCSU Multicultural Center
Adanti Student Center (ASC), Room 234
(203) 392-5879


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