Santa Clara University

Diversity at Santa Clara University

Multicultural Reading Area

The Council on Inclusive Excellence and the University's Orradre Library opened the Multicultural Reading Area in May 2009 (view celebration photos). The reading area is located on the second floor of the Learning Commons, Technology Center and Library. Throughout the year, it will feature exhibits and book displays connected with co-curricular diversity programs and the Diversity Core Curriculum. Upcoming (and past) exhibits and displays include:

Fall 2011

  • Civil Liberties After 9/11: A Multicultural Perspective
    The new exhibit (runs from 9/19/11 to 12/9/11) on the second floor of the University Library invites viewers to reflect on what it means to be an American and the role that civil liberties play in a post-9/11 world.
  • Civil Liberties Post-9/11 Panel
    October 25, 2011
    5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Wiegand Room of the Arts and Sciences Building
    The panel will discuss civil liberties post-9/11 in the context of religion, law and politics.

The exhibit and the panel are co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning and the University Library

Fall 2010

  • Mexican Revolution in the Arts Display
    Tuesday, 10/12/10, 4 to 5 p.m., Sainte Clare Room: An opening reception will introduce the campus-wide diversity theme, Legacies, with special guest The Honorable David Figueroa Ortega, Mexican Consul General.
    The reception will be followed by a presentation to introduce a book display in the Multicultural Reading Area on the second floor of the Learning Commons, Technology Center and Library.

Summer 2010

  • Multicultural Children's Book Display

Spring 2010

  • Book display from spring quarter Diversity Core Curriculum courses
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month display

Winter 2010

  • Book display from winter quarter Diversity Core Curriculum courses
  • Black History Month display
  • University Council on Inclusive Excellence's Identity theme and a display highlighting the 40th anniversary of the Ethnic Studies Program at Santa Clara

Fall 2009

  • Display of Judy Grahn's work
  • Latino Press exhibit
  • Latino History Month display
  • Book display from fall quarter Diversity Core Curriculum courses

Summer 2009

  • Women Suffrage exhibit
  • Multicultural fiction exhibit