Santa Clara University

Office for Multicultural Learning

2013 - 2014 Academic Year Events

 October 2013
 November 2013
 January 2014
 February 2014
 March 2014
 April 2014
 May 2014
 June 2014



 

Events Description

Multicultural Welcome Dinner and Dessert Reception for New Students


Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Locatelli Student Activity Center (Dinner)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shapell Lounge Patio(Dessert)

This annual celebration welcomes first-year and transfer students of color to Santa Clara University.  This event is a great opportunity for you to meet current students, faculty and staff to find out more information about cultural programs, activities, and resources on campus.  A first year experience will also be shared by an SCU sophomore.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning, and the Multicultural Center.
By invitation only.

Gracias a la Vida


Thursday, October 17th, 2013
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mexican Heritage Plaza

Join us for this unique volunteer opportunity at Somos Mayfair's annual fundraising event held at Mexican Heritage Plaza in East Side San Jose. Somos Mayfair cultivates the dreams and power of the people of the Mayfair neighborhood through cultural activism, social services and community organizing. Come to connect with the community!

If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to oml@scu.edu as soon as possible as rides will be coordinated.

This event is hosted by Somos Mayfair and co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Screening of Walkout


Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Williman Room, Benson Center

This movie is based on the walkouts of five predominantly Mexican American high schools in 1968 to protest the inequitable educational conditions in the public school system in East Los Angeles. An estimated 10,000 students walked out, a group of which was mentored by Sal Castro who was a social studies teacher at that time. Sal Castro passed away earlier this year; join us to watch this movie based on his life in his memory! The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Light snacks will be provided! If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to oml@scu.edu, but walk-ins are welcome!

This event is co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Transnational (After) life: The Political Life Cycle of El Migrante


Thursday, October 24th, 2013
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Parlor B, Benson Center

Dr. Adrian Felix from the Latin American and Latino Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz will be discussing how Mexican migrants embody their transnational citizenship and interface with state institutions and state power on both sides of the border. This research challenges conventional conceptions of political belonging and membership in the U.S. and México.

Light snacks will be provided! If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to oml@scu.edu, but walk-ins are welcome!

This event is co-sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Program and the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Dine and Discuss: Body Image


Thursday, October 24th, 2013
7:00 pm
Dunne Basement

Pizza will be provided!

This event is brought to you by the Diversity in the RLCs committee.

El Día de los Muertos


Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Multicultural Center, Shapell Lounge

Come and celebrate the life of your loved ones and explore the many facets of the Latino culture with M.E.Ch.A's Día de los Muertos event. We will be setting up an altar of memory for loved ones that have passed. We welcome you to bring any photos or memorial pieces of your loved ones to help adorn our altar. There will be pan dulce, traditional Mexican hot chocolate, calavera painting, papel picado, and other crafting activities.

This event is hosted by MEChA and co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Rainbow Resource Center 2nd anniversary

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Benson Center Basement, room 11

It's the RRC's 2nd anniversary. Help us celebrate. We'll have music, food and of course candies.

This event is sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Love Jones

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
7:30 pm Doors open
8:00 pm Showtime
Locatelli Activity Center

This event is co-sponsored by Igwebuike and the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Rapper and Korean Adoptee aka Dan

Sunday, November 17th, 2013
7:00 pm
Locatelli Activity Center

Rapper and Korean adoptee Dan Matthews will perform and share film clips of his documentary journey to discover his Korean birth family and twin brother.

Sharing issues of identity, ethnicity and family landed Dan on NPR, BBC, and Korea Today!

This event is co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning, Associated Students, and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

Dine and Discuss: What district are you in?

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
7:00 pm
Campisi Basement

Join us for a discussion on unequal distribution of resources.  Pizza will be provided!

This event is brought to you by the Diversity in the RLCs committee.

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Difficult Dialogue - #BeingBlackatSCU

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parlor B, Benson Center

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being Black at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Color Struck

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
7:30 pm
Mayer Theatre

Honoring the message of Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, Color Struck uses comedy, music, spoken word, dance, images and more to stimulate the conversation on one of the most difficult topics facing America, institutionalized racism. Written and Performed by Donald E. Lacy Jr.

Color Struck is presented in collaboration with Arts for Social Justice and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

Difficult Dialogue - #BeingGenderedatSCU

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being gendered at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Difficult Dialogue - #BeingFirst-GenerationatSCU

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts & Sciences Building, room 135

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being first-generation at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

LGBTQ - Trans Ally Training

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Benson 21

Join us for "Culturally Competent Approaches for Addressing Transgender Issues in Higher Education" presented by Willy Wilkinson, MPH. This workshop will describe the breadth of terms, identities, and concepts associated with transgender communities, as well as the myriad of socioeconomic, health, and legal issues that transgender people face. Participants will learn to utilize culturally appropriate language and behavior for working with transgender students, and develop tools for creating a trans-inclusive campus climate.

Interactive, solutions-oriented, and fun, this workshop provides opportunities for learning and problem solving at all knowledge levels!

Learn more about the trainer atwww.willywilkinson.com! If you're interested in attending, please RSVP by Thursday, January 23rd!

Presented by the LGBTQ Allies Network, a joint initiative of the Office for Multicultural Learning, Faculty Development Office, the Office of Student Life, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

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Difficult Dialogue - #BeingInternationalatSCU

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being international at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Black History Month Kick Off

Friday, January 31st, 2014
11:00 am
The Benson Fountain

Please join Igwebuike as they open Black History Month by singing the Black National Anthem in front of the Benson Center fountain.

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Sy Stokes contest

due to Office for Multicultural Learning Friday, February 21st, 2014.

Want a chance to win $200 & Dinner with Sy Stokes? Then submit an original art piece (video, poem, photo, drawing, etc.) of what our theme Black History Month: Past, Present, Progress means to you by February 21, 2014.

Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Dr. Joseph White's Last Lecture

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Graham Commons

Dr. Joseph White is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine and "godfather" of the field of Black Psychology. Dr. White will be visiting and hosting a Last Lecture here at Santa Clara University. Please join us in this opportunity to hear from Dr. White!

Hosted by the Perspectives Committee, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Office for Multicultural Learning, Student Life, Associated Student Government, Counseling and Psychology Program, Counseling and Psychology Services, and Residential Life.

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The Browning of America: Embracing Diversity Through Multicultural, Multiethnic, Multiracial Dialogues

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sobrato Commons

This workshop open to faculty and staff only, focusing on engaging students and others in difficult dialogues. All levels of experience welcome. Must RSVP to oml@scu.edu by January 30th, 2014 (space is limited). Lunch will be provided.

Hosted by the Perspectives Committee, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Office for Multicultural Learning, Student Life, Associated Student Government, Counseling and Psychology Program, Counseling and Psychology Services, and Residential Life.

Difficult Dialogue - #BeingAsianAmericanatSCU

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being Asian American at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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SCCAP-y Hour

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
6:30 pm
SCCAP's Office, 2nd floor, Locatelli Center

Come check out Santa Clara Community Action Program's (SCCAP) quarterly SCCAP-y Hour where students will discuss topics around Black History Month. The SCCAP-Y Hour event will be focused on influential Black and African-American artists. There will be an overview of 3-4 artists and a discussion about their works. Afterwards there will be a TED talk that highlights the intersection of art and cultural understanding. The event will culminate in a mural activity that asks participants to reflect about how art helps people to express culture in a way that other methods cannot.

Difficult Dialogue - #BeingLGBTQQatSCU

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Love Jones

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
8:00 pm
Locatelli Activity Center

Want to spend your night watching talented people doing what they love? Then come out to Love Jones, Santa Clara's most popular open mic night! Named after the 1997 film and hosted by Igwebuike. This event is one you don't want to miss!

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Difficult Dialogue - #BeingChicanoLatinoatSCU

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being Chicano/Latino at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

A dream deferred

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
8:00 pm
Locatelli Activity Center

Enjoy some spoken word and a poetic look at the African American experience.

Hosted by Igweguike.

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Difficult Dialogue - #BeingWhiteatSCU

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being White at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Difficult Dialogue - #BeingPacificIslanderatSCU

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being Pacific Islander at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Sy Stokes: Being One out of None

Friday, March 7th, 2014
4:00 pm
Shapell Lounge

Join us for a performance and discussion with Sy Stokes, a spoken word artist who created the viral youtube video about the number of Black men at UCLA and the inequities in the college admissions process.

Co-sponsored by Associated Student Government, the Multicultural Center, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Difficult Dialogue - #BeingNativeAmericanatSCU

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being Native American at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Difficult Dialogue - #BeingMultiracialatSCU

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts & Sciences 135

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being Multiracial at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Difficult Dialogue - #BeingReligiousatSCU

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being Religious at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Intandesh Rangeeli Shaam XV: Kal, Aaj, Aur Kal

Friday, April 11th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mayer Theatre
Tickets: $8 presale, $10 regular(week of the show), $12 at the door

Rangeeli Shaam is a colorful show filled with a blend of traditional South Asian and Western influenced music, dance, fashion, and culture. Our actors will keep you laughing and our performances will keep you continually entertained and mesmerized. This is a show you don't want to miss!

Funded by the Multicultural Learning grant from the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Tunnel of Oppression

Monday, April 14th to Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Locatelli Center, Gathering Hall

Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive program that highlights contemporary issues of oppression in its various forms. The program is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power as well as educate and challenge them to think more deeply about related issues.

Participants will walk through a simulated tunnel with stations or booths throughout the path that focus on a different topic. Each station may deliver information or create an experience in various manners that stimulate your mind or even jar your emotions. At the end of the Tunnel of Oppression is the Tunnel of Hope to offer participants opportunities to explore ways to address and improve upon the presented issues of oppression.  Participants can debrief what they experienced through silent reflection or through facilitated discussion.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Difficult Dialogue - #BeingDisabledatSCU

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being Disabled at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Difficult Dialogue - #BeingGreekLifeatSCU

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with GreekLife at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Vietnamese Student Association: The Legend of Lady Trieu

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mayer Theatre
Tickets: $6-10

SCU VSA re-tells the classic legend of Lady Trieu's war against the Wu Empire through the lens of time travel, hard-boiled 1940's detective action, and slapstick comedy.

JSA Matsuri

Sunday, April 27th, 2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Benson Lawn (between library and Benson)
Tickets: Free admission

Matsuri gives the Santa Clara community a feel for an authentic Japanese festival. There will be Japanese food, games, and entertainment and even some raffle prizes to give away! Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more about the Japanese culture!

Funded by the Multicultural Learning Grant from the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Difficult Dialogue - #BeingUndocumentedatSCU

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson 21

Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. Whether or not you self-identify with being Undocumented at SCU, you are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and open heart.

Hosted and sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Barkada PCN

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mayer Theater
Tickets: $10, $11, $12

PCN is the annual performance created by Barkada, the Filipino student organization on campus, and is currently celebrating its 24th year. One of the main purposes of PCN is to showcase the rich Filipino heritage and culture through artistic creativity. To our cast, PCN is a space to grow and discover one’s self through the performing arts. It gives them a chance to learn about various traditional dances and their origins, and we produce a skit that explores themes derived from our own members. It is a way for us to understand and vocalize to our audience our experiences as Filipinos and Filipino-Americans. Through 15 dances and a dramatic play, it aims to educate both the Filipino community and the Santa Clara community at large.

Funded by the Multicultural Learning Grant from the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Attack of the Asians: hereandnow theater company

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mayer Theater
Tickets: Free admission

Sponsored by SCU Presents, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and the Office of Multicultural Learning, hereandnow, the foremost Asian American Touring Theatre Company, is back for their 18th Season with our newest show "Attack of the Asians".

Attack of the Asians examines the current climate of Asia America now that Asians are the fastest growing race or ethnic group (according to the 2012 U.S. Census).  Dealing with culture clash, gender issues and the ever changing ideas of identity, Attack of the Asians uses a series of sketches to find tolerance and understanding in this new Asia America.

Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

APSU Culture Show

Friday, May 9th, 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Locatelli
Tickets: Free admission

This year will be APSU's 25th annual culture show. The culture show is part of APSU tradition and is one of our biggest events of the year. It is an annual show we hold that showcases culture and our members' talents, and we use it as a platform to demonstrate to the SCU campus who we are and the current issues we are facing.

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Ka Mana'o O Hawai'i Lu'au

Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Concert: 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Locatelli
Tickets: Lunch $20, Dinner $30, Concert $20

Ka Pilialoha Mohala No Na Kau A Kau: “Friendship that grows forever and ever." Join Ka Mana'o O Hawai'i Club's 36th Annual Lu'au this year as we take you to our islands through cultural performances, traditional food, and a fun atmosphere.

This year will be APSU's 25th annual culture show. The culture show is part of APSU tradition and is one of our biggest events of the year. It is an annual show we hold that showcases culture and our members' talents, and we use it as a platform to demonstrate to the SCU campus who we are and the current issues we are facing.

Lavender Ceremony

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
5:00 - 6:00PM
Kennedy Commons

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Pan-Asian Senior Ceremony


Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Ceremony starts at 5:00 pm
California Mission Room
Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.
By invitation only.

Black Senior Ceremony


Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Ceremony starts at 6:30 pm
Williman Room, Benson Center
Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.
By invitation only.

Chicano/Latino Senior Ceremony


Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Ceremony starts at 7:30 pm
Mayer Theatre
Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.
By invitation only.

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