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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Fall 2017 Events

 

Multicultural and International Reception    
Thursday, August 31st @4PM ASC Ballroom
Join the Multicultural Center and University Administrators as they welcome students and faculty to campus. This is an opportunity for new and returning faculty, staff and students (undergrad & graduate) to network, and be introduced to the diversity resources at Southern Connecticut State University. Don't miss this opportunity to connect and build bridges that can last for years!.

A Taste of Culture Open House            
Friday, September 1st @12:30PM ASC 234 
Students, faculty, and staff are cordially invited to visit the Multicultural Center. Come and learn about our programs, resources and enjoy a taste of a variety of cultural foods. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends.

Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence & Peace
Monday, September 4th-Monday, October 2nd-Monday, November 6th-Monday, December 4th @12:15PM Buley Patio
Members of our student faith groups are coming together in solidarity to pray for an end to violence and for peace in our communities and throughout our world. Please join us for a few moments of prayer for nonviolence and peace. Sponsored Interfaith Office and the Multicultural Center.

Zumba!
Monday, September 19th @7PM ASC Ballroom B
Ditch the workout and join the party as you commemorate Hispanic Heritage with Zumba – an exhilarating, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, dance fitness party that will be sure to excite and inspire you to get moving. No dance experience needed! Sponsored by The Multicultural Center and the Fitness Center with support from the Organization of Latin American Students.

Fiesta Latina 2017
Wednesday, September 20th @12:30PM ASC Patio
Join us as we kick off National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month with games, music and, light refreshments and performances from the Organization of Latin American Students. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center with support from the Organization of Latin American Students.

9th Annual Empowering Lives: Celebrating the Hispanic & Latino Culture          
Monday, September 25th, 2017 @1PM ASC Ballroom

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month as Dr. Jose B. Gonzalez provides an inspirational look at the life of a poet who immigrated to the U.S. at the age of eight, grew up in housing projects, earned a Ph.D. in English, and became an advocate for U.S. Latinos. This presentation will incorporate poetry, humor, personal anecdotes, and research. Also, Enjoy Latin dishes and live performances by SCSU students. Sponsored by The Multicultural Center in conjunction with the Organization of Latin American Students.

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 @12PM EN B 121 A&B
Join the celebration of Chinese traditions. Learn about this cultural event, enjoy music, and try some moon cakes, Q & A and more. Sponsored by the Chinese Club and the Multicultural Center.

Black in Latin America: An Island Divided
Monday, October 9th, 2017 @7:00PM ASC Theatre
Join us for a screening of Black in Latin America (The Dominican Republic and Haiti Episode). Concluding the episode screening, Dr. Kathleen Skoczen, the Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, will facilitate a discussion about race and identity in Latin America and the significance of African roots in Latin American culture! Sponsored by the Multicultural Center with support from the Caribbean Student Association and the Organization of Latin American Students.

Voices of SCSU Hispanic/Latinx Community: A Conversation from the Student’s Perspective
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 @7:30PM ASC 301
Join SCSU students for a panel discussion as they share their personal stories of what it means to be Hispanic/Latinx as a student at SCSU. As well as discuss what social issues and misconceptions are impacting their community.

National Latinx/Hispanic HIV Awareness Day
Monday, October 16th, 2017 @11AM ASC 301 & 326
Please join us for HIV prevention forum addressing issues impacting the Latinx community. Free, rapid HIV testing will be offered at the event. Sponsored by The Multicultural Center, Wellness Center, Cornell Scott Health Center with support from the Organization of Latin American Students.

Beyond the American Binary: The Inner Ethnic Conflict of Latinidad
Monday, October 16th, 2017 @7:30PM ASC Theatre
Explore the Latinx identity, or Latinidad, and the challenges that face Latinx people in a society obsessed with binaries…. Black or White, fluent or non-fluent in Spanish, culturally assimilated or holding on to our motherlands?   Through song, rap and storytelling Noel Quinones, (writer, performer & educator) will translate the perceived conflict of self into a narrative of self-awareness inviting us all to see the beauty in our complexity.   Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Organization of Latin American Students.

Social Justice Retreat Informational
Wednesday, October 18th @7:30PM ASC 312-Tuesday, October 24th @7PM ASC 326-Monday, October 30th 1PM ASC 312-Friday, November 3rd 1PM ASC 303
Students interested in attending the Social Justice Retreat are invited to an informational session in order to gain a thorough understanding of the overall retreat experience.

Are you Native American or Indigenous?
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 1PM ASC 234
The Multicultural Center staff proudly invites students, faculty,staff and allies to come meet, greet and network with the Native American/Indigenous community on Southern’ s Campus.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Annual Expressions of Social Justice Talent Show
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 @7:30PM ASC Ballroom
Join us as SCSU students perform poetry, songs, dances and take the opportunity to address some of the critical topics of diversity and social justice impacting our community that they’re most passionate about. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center.

Noche de Gala:Costa Rica- Festival de La Luz!
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 @8PM ASC Ballroom
Join OLAS at their annual semi-formal!  Each year Noche De Gala celebrates a different Latin country.  This year SCSU celebrates Costa Rica: Festival de la Luz! (Festival of lights) Come and enjoy a night of Hispanic foods and dancing to a variety of music as we pay tribute to Costa Rica and honor the Costa Rican culture!  Funds raised from this event will benefit scholarships for incoming Latino students.

Social Justice Retreat
Friday, November 17th-Sunday, November 19th Camp Woodstock
The Southern Social Justice Weekend will give students the opportunity to address some of the critical topics of diversity and social justice impacting our community. Students will be able to engage in transformative discussions, build connections and alliance, and increase their self-awareness and identity. Application Required.  For more information, contact Dian Brown-Albert at brownd2@southernct.edu.

Holiday Fair
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 @12PM EN B 121 A&B
Join the celebration of Chinese traditions. Learn about this cultural event, enjoy music, and try some moon cakes, Q & A and more. Sponsored by the Chinese Club and the Multicultural Center.

 

MANY MORE TO COME!!



CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
SCSU Multicultural Center
Adanti Student Center (ASC), Room 234
(203) 392-5888

 

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