Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs

Director: Yantee Slobert
Email: yslobert@sjfc.edu
Office: 117 Basil Hall
Phone: (585) 385-8378

Upcoming Diversity Events

Latino Film Festival

Sat., September 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Puerto Rican Festival, Inc. (PRFI) is excited for the 2014 calendar. We have been diligently expanding our purpose to provide artistic and cultural events that foster the celebration of the history and heritage of the people of Puerto Rican descent. We are pleased to announce the Latino Film Festival. This event expands on our mission and continues our goals to promote unity amongst the Rochester community and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8373.

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Safe Zone Training

Wed., September 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Facilitated by the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Speaker: Qur'an & Science

Wed., October 01, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Facilitator: Mubarak Bashir There is no conflict between what the Qur'an says and scientific discoveries of present times. If The Qur'an is word of God, then Science is act of God. This and other aspects will be discussed in an easy to understand way, and with references from The Qur'an, and history of Islam. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Film: We Are The Giant

Thu., October 02, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Hosted by: Dr. Jim Bowman, Robert Dunbar, and Dr. Wes Renfro For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Film: Uprising

Thu., October 02, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Hosted by: Dr. Jim Bowman, Robert Dunbar, and Dr. Wes Renfro For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Documentary Film: Fagbug

Mon., October 06, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Facilitator: Erin Davies On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies was a victim of a hate crime in Albany, New York. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, Erin's car was vandalized, left with the words "fag" and "u r gay" placed on the driver's side window and hood of her car. Despite initial shock and embarrassment, Erin decided to embrace what happened by leaving the graffiti on her car. She took her car, now known worldwide as the "fagbug," on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada. Along the way, Erin discovered other more serious hate crimes, had people attempt to remove the graffiti, and experimented with having a male drive her car. After driving the "fagbug" for one year, Erin decided to give her car a makeover. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Healthy Living Fair

Tue., October 07, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Free! Activities will include Red Cross blood drive, farmers' market, climbing wall promoting active lifestyle choices. Also, Health & Wellness Center Services including chiropractic care, blood pressure screening, flu vaccine administration, and lots more! For more information, contact the Health & Wellness Center at (585) 385-8280 or healthcenter@sjfc.edu.

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Day of Celebration: Multi-Ethnic Cultural Celebration Marketplace

Sat., December 06, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Day of Celebration (DOC) is an all-day, campus-wide festival that showcases holiday celebrations from various races, cultures, ethnicities and traditions. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Day of Celebration: Kwanzaa Karamu (Dinner) Celebration

Sat., December 06, 2014 at 4:30 PM
RSVP & fee required Reservations must be made with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs. The cost for resident students is 1 meal swipe, commuter students are free, and faculty/staff/guests are $12.00 (cash only). For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Mon., January 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM
For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Ongoing Events

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Diversity & Inclusion Series

September - April

Several session topics available including Beyond Bystanding: Insight and Strategies for Empowering Our Students, Our Clients, and Ourselves.

Please contact NCBI representative Steve Jarose at sjarose@ldagvi.org or (585) 224-7238 to schedule a session from this series.


The Gay Alliance Of Genesee Valley's Higher Education Series Presentations

September - April

These fully sponsored presentations are being offered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs. These presentations are offered on a first requested basis. Please contact Gay Alliance representative Jeanne Gainsburg at jeanneg@gagv.us.

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