Upcoming Diversity Events
Sat., September 20, 2014 at 12:00 PMThe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 385-8373.
Wed., September 24, 2014 at 6:00 PMFacilitated by the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or email@example.com.
Wed., October 01, 2014 at 6:00 PMFacilitator: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed., October 01, 2014 at 6:00 PMSpeaker: Sebastian Maroundit Born in the rural village of Mayen-Abun in Twic County, South Sudan, cousins Sebastian Maroundit and Mathon Noi were less than ten years old when the war came to their village and separated them from their families. They escaped to Ethiopia only to experience war again within four years. In 1991, they escaped from Ethiopia and spent a year walking across the hot desert to a refugee camp in Kenya. In this camp, both were educated through the 8th grade. In 2001, Sebastian and Mathon were selected as two of the 3,800 who would resettle in the United States. Mathon recently graduated from Niagara University majoring in Accounting, while Sebastian is pursuing his Business Degree. In the summer of 2007, they both returned to their village. Though Sebastian lost his father during the war and Mathon lost his mother, they were reunited with their surviving parents after 18 years apart. They were dismayed to find their village in poor condition, with no roads or clean...
Thu., October 02, 2014 at 6:30 PMHosted by: Dr. Jim Bowman, Robert Dunbar, and Dr. Wes Renfro Since late 2010, more than a dozen nations have experienced popular uprisings that have collectively been called the Arab Spring. Protests, buoyed by predominantly young participants and social-media organizing, have exposed repression and led to regime changes. What does it mean to take part in a collective action that has the potential to unseat dictators and bring previously undreamt-of freedoms to a people? For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or email@example.com.
Thu., October 02, 2014 at 6:30 PMHosted by: Dr. Jim Bowman, Robert Dunbar, and Dr. Wes Renfro
Mon., October 06, 2014 at 6:00 PMFacilitator: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tue., October 07, 2014 at 11:00 AMFree! 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 email@example.com.
Wed., October 15, 2014 at 8:00 AMThrough creatively decorating scales and smashing them, the campus community will be symbolically smashing away our culture's impossible body ideals and promoting positive body messages instead. Body dissatisfaction and a drive for thinness can be major risk factors for developing an eating disorder. For more information, contact the Health & Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed., October 22, 2014 at 6:00 PMJoin us for a panel discussion of how the local media covers issues and topics regarding diverse communities in Rochester, New York. Co-sponsored by Rochester Media Association, St. John Fisher Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs and St. John Fisher Department of Media and Communication.
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 email@example.com or (585) 224-7238 to schedule a session from this series.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.