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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Volunteer for the Mary Cariola Children's Center Walking on Sunshine Event

Sun., September 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM
You can do something extraordinary for the children and youth of Mary Cariola by doing something some of them can't. By simply walking, you can support the remarkable work the Mary Cariola Children's Center does every day. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8378.

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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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Speaker: Building Minds in South Sudan

Wed., October 01, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Speaker: 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...

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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
UPRISING tells the story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its leadership and key organizers, their struggle for freedom against tremendous odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed. Featuring major figures including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees, several Egyptian presidential candidates, the former foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan, and former US Ambassadors and White House officials, along with never before seen footage, UPRISING provides the authoritative behind-the scenes view of one of the most dramatic events of our generation.
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
UPRISING tells the story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its leadership and key organizers, their struggle for freedom against tremendous odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed. Featuring major figures including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees, several Egyptian presidential candidates, the former foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan, and former US Ambassadors and White House officials, along with never before seen footage, UPRISING provides the authoritative behind-the scenes view of one of the most dramatic events of our generation.
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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National Love Your Body Day "Smash the Scale" Event

Wed., October 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Through 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 healthcenter@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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