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Spring 2018 Events


Winter Welcome Bash: Multicultural Open House 
Thursday, January 18th @12:30PM ASC 234
Kick off the 2018 spring semester at the Multicultural Center. Join us for dominoes and light refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet friends while discovering the abundance of resources and programs that happen in the Multicultural Center.

Film & Discussion: Our Friend, Martin      
Wednesday, January 24th @7PM ASC 234 &Friday, January 26th @1PM ASC 234
Join the Multicultural Center in viewing and discussing Our Friend, Martin, an animated educational film about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movements. Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided.

“My March with Dr. King”: A Celebration Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wednesday, January 31st @12:30PM ASC Ballroom
Join us for Dr. Yan Searcy, Associate Professor in the School of Health and Human Services, recounts his own personal journey with Dr. King. A member of the first generation to be born and raised after the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Searcy will share his experiences with race and share how his appreciation for Dr. King evolved from his elementary school exposure to the “Dream” speech, undergraduate exposure to the “Mountaintop,” and to his post graduate exposure to King’s anti-poverty and peace advocacy. Dr. Searcy celebrates the humility, evolution, struggle, triumph, and legacy of one of history’s greatest leaders. Light refreshments will be provided.

Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence & Peace
Monday, February 5th -Monday, March 5th -Monday, April 2nd -Monday, May 7th @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 by the Interfaith Office and the Multicultural Center.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!
Wednesday, February 7th @12PM EN B 121  A&B
Join us for the annual Chinese New Year Celebration. This year celebrates the year of the dog and will include activities such as traditional Chinese food, hand crafts, Chinese calligraphy as well as red envelopes as gifts. Sponsored by the Chinese Student Club and the Multicultural Center.

Heritage Ball: Art in Color Gala
Thursday, March 8th @7PM 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, S.I.S.T.A.S, Organization of Latin American Students, and the Caribbean Student Association.

 Latino and Native American Film Festival
March 24-28, 2018 ASC Theatre
Currently in its 8th year, the Latino & Native American Film Festival (LANAFF) is groundbreaking in its dedication to the recruitment and retention of Latino and Native American students toward furthering their education at the university level. The Festival is, further, innovative in its promotion of these two cultures through the exhibition of feature films, documentaries, shorts, and animations, as well as through other artistic manifestations, by or about Latinos and Native Americans. The Festival has helped familiarize the university’s, public schools', and Greater New Haven's diverse communities with excellent artistic, social, political, and entertainment film projects being created by contemporary filmmakers. With so many negative stereotypes inhibiting the progress of Latinos and Native Americans in this country, it is important for all communities to meet and interact toward a better understanding of perceptions and realities. Sponsored by the Latino & Native American Advancement Committee; Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee; Student Government Association; Multicultural Center. With support from the  Organization of Latin American Students; Department of World Languages; and Department of Media Studies; Department of Communications; Department of Integrated Marketing and Communications and the Adanti Student Center. More information.

Cultural Fest
Wednesday, April 25th @11:30AM 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, find out about study abroad opportunities and SCSU multicultural organizations and more. Rain date: May 2nd


SCSU Multicultural Center
Adanti Student Center (ASC), Room 234
(203) 392-5888


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