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

Documentary Film: "The Road to Silverstone"

Wed., October 07, 2015 at 7:00 PM
From imdb.com: “A team of young engineers succeed in building the first Formula racing car in the Gaza Strip. They defeat numerous seemingly insurmountable obstacles to get the car out of Gaza to England where they compete at the Silverstone racing circuit. They embark on an eventful journey, enduring nerve-wracking and heartbreaking moments at the Rafah border crossing to Egypt to get out of Gaza for the first time in their lives.” 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

Thu., October 08, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Free event to showcase the resources in our community and promote healthy living. For more information, email healthcenter@sjfc.edu or call (585) 385-8280.

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National Love Your Body Day "Smash the Scale" Event

Tue., October 13, 2015 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 and Wellness Center at healthcenter@sjfc.edu.

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Film/Discussion: 50+ Years Since Selma: Revisiting Southern Scenes and the Power of Bottom-Up History

Tue., October 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM
This program features a screening of the acclaimed 2014 film Selma, a historical drama directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. The film is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. A post-film discussion will feature Dr. Emilye Crosby, professor of history and coordinator of Africana/Black Studies at SUNY Geneseo. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Debt Free at 33

Wed., October 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Presenter: Olivia West Olivia West, author of Debt Free at 33, will present a financial literacy workshop/seminar consisting of in-depth financial literacy instruction. She will provide an engaging and highly interactive environment conducive to learning and retaining the presented concepts. Equipped with practical life skills to handle money, students will continue to demonstrate what they've learned about money long after this experience! For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Debt Free at 33

Wed., October 21, 2015 at 6:15 PM
Presenter: Olivia West Olivia West, author of Debt Free at 33, will present a financial literacy workshop/seminar consisting of in-depth financial literacy instruction. She will provide an engaging and highly interactive environment conducive to learning and retaining the presented concepts. Equipped with practical life skills to handle money, students will continue to demonstrate what they've learned about money long after this experience! For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Lecture/Discussion: The Complexities of the Iranian Nuclear Case

Thu., October 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Presenter: Dr. Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Syracuse University Dr. Boroujerdi, a political science professor and Iran expert, provides context and analysis of the nuclear negotiations involving Iran, the US, and other global powers. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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The Clothesline Project

Sun., October 25, 2015 to Fri., October 30, 2015
The Clothesline Project started in Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for those affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a t-shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Four Freedoms' Week

Mon., October 26, 2015 to Sat., October 31, 2015
The Four Freedoms were goals originally articulated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6, 1941. He proposed four universal freedoms inhered to every global citizen: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Four Freedoms' Week Opening Session

Mon., October 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Speaker: Carolyn Vacca Dr. Carolyn Vacca will provide participants with history of the Four Freedoms' and how they impact our daily lives as American citizens. 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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