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Spring 2017 Events


Winter Welcome Bash: Multicultural Open House    
Wednesday, January 18th @12PM ASC Ballroom
Kick off the 2017 spring semester at the Multicultural Center. Join us for dominoes, crafts, trivia and cultural dishes. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet friends while discovering the abundance of resources and programs that happen in the Multicultural Center.

Keep It Real: Game Night             
Wednesday, January 18th @7PM EN B 121 
Get connected and enjoy building relationships and breaking down barriers across racial, class, religious, ethnic, and ALL divides, while enjoying delicious cultural cuisine.

Cookies, Cocoa, and Crafts           
Thursday, January 19th @12PM ASC 301

Join the Interfaith organizations to learn about the spiritual community at Southern while enjoying hot cocoa, cookies, and crafts!

Film & Discussion: Our Friend, Martin
Friday, January 20th @1PM ASC 326 & Wednesday, January 25th @7PM ASC Theatre
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.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!
Monday, January 30th @12PM EN B 121                                                                                                         Join us for the annual Chinese New Year Celebration. This year celebrates the year of the rooster 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.

The Social Justice Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wednesday, February 1st @12:30PM ASC Ballroom
Join us for a University Celebration with Mr. Ron Jones, Executive Director of Dialogues On Diversity, who will provide a performance-based Keynote lecture on The Social Justice Legacy of Dr. King and featured performances from SCSU Students.

Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence & Peace
Monday, February 6th -Monday, March 6th -Monday, April 3rd- Monday, May 1st 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.

13th Film Screening & Discussion
Tuesday, February 7th @7:30PM ASC Theatre
In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Come watch and discuss the critically acclaimed and most talked about documentary film, 13th, directed by Ava Duverney. Her documentary takes the 13th Amendment and aims to expose its "loophole" that subtly states that slavery can indeed exist if a person is presumed to be a criminal.  Following the screening, Dr. Siobhan Carter-David, Professor of History will lead a discussion.

Black History Month Luncheon    
Thursday, February 9th @11:30AM-2:00PM Connecticut Hall POSTPONED TO February 15th.
Celebrate the essence of Black culture with delicious cuisine. Live music from Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band featuring singer, songwriter, Djembe drummer, guitar artist Conroy Warren performing Black heritage, Negro spirituals and "Miss Matty Lou" - African Story Teller/Folk Dancer.

Lunch will be $7.00 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                                                                                         Tuesday, February, 14th @6PM   ASC Ballroom                                                                                          Join us as we discuss the rich history and importance of “The Divine Nine” Sororities and Fraternities. Sponsored by the Yard Show Committee and the Multicultural Center.

HIDDEN KOLORS: A Celebration of African American Culture
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 @ 7PM ASC Ballroom
A night of cultural entertainment, a showcase of African American artifacts, and an informational session about the Divine Nine.  Special Keynote with Mr. Aaron Washington, Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and Rho Gamma Nupes.

Know Your Rights
Monday, February 27th @7PM ASC Theatre
Join the U.S. Attorney's office as they discuss your basic rights as a citizen.

Law from Our Eyes
Tuesday, February 28th @7PM ASC Ballroom
Join us as we discuss police brutality, racial profiling, and how we can as a campus community better understand the color of justice.

Heritage Ball- Let’s Boogie on into the Seventies: Celebrating the Soul Train Era
Thursday, March 2nd @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. Rain date: March 9th

The Strong, the Bold, & the Beautiful: Celebrating the Art of Healthy Hair
Wednesday, March 8th @7:30PM ASC

Join us as we engage in discussion, learn about Natural Hair and how it relates to culture, economics, and society.

Cultural Fest
Wednesday, April 26th @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.

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


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