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

Four Freedoms' Week: Hunger Banquet

Thu., October 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM
The Hunger Banquet focuses on world-wide hunger. Participants will randomly receive a ticket which will place them in one of the three socio-economic classes. According to "status," guests will have a specific type of meal. During the Hunger Banquet, information will be provided and discussions will be held about poverty. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with area community organizations for volunteer opportunities.  Fight against hunger in our community by bringing canned goods to this event. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Workshop: Professionalism for the Digital You

Tue., November 10, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Hosted by: Dan McSweeney, Career Counselor Acquire best practices for using social media platforms in an effort to improve your online presence and prepare for your future career. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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#FisherCares Day!

Wed., November 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Join the Fisher community in showing just how much #FisherCares! For more information, email fishercares@sjfc.edu.

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Albert Abonado Poetry Reading

Thu., November 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Hosted by M.J. Iuppa

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W.B. Yeats at 150: A Celebration

Thu., November 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM
The Philosophy Department is sponsoring six sessions of W.B. Yeats readings and performances featuring "Calvary and “Purgatory" in Basil 135 at 6:15 p.m. All other performances will be in Golisano Gateway Midlevel. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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W.B. Yeats at 150: A Celebration

Fri., November 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The Philosophy Department is sponsoring six sessions of W.B. Yeats readings and performances featuring "Calvary and “Purgatory" in Basil 135 at 6:15 p.m. All other performances will be in Golisano Gateway Midlevel. 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 05, 2015 at 1:00 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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Day of Celebration: Multi-Ethnic Cultural Celebration Marketplace

Sat., December 05, 2015 at 1:00 PM
2015 Focal Culture: China 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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Poster Session: Why We Aren’t All Getting Along: How Social Media Reflects and Impacts American Beliefs, from Racial Profiling to Campus Rape

Tue., December 08, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Featuring: Dr. Jenna Rossi's and Dr. Hope Russell's "American Dialogues" Learning Community (AMST 140/ENGL 101) This poster session investigates current issues in the media, such as anti-LGBT bullying, locker room culture, gendered behavior codes ("the bro code"), racial profiling, birth control ("slut shaming"), college hookups, campus rape, and media representation of sexuality (coming out, transgender identity). We examine popular commentary, as well as connections to underlying issues of gender, race, and sexuality in American history. We explore why and how discussion often shuts down around these issues, contrasting shame, fear, and blame with listening, empathy, and compassion. For example, what do words and phrases like "thug," "slut," and "that's so gay" reveal about American attitudes toward race, gender, and sexuality? What meaning do we make of common campus cultural patterns of "hooking up?" What does the popularity of media references like "the bro code" reveal about our attitudes...

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Theme Lunch

Mon., January 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM
For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8373.

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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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