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Identity: Individuality, Community, Humanity Exploring our identity to understand ourselves, others, and how we relate in the world. If you are interested in getting more information on the campus-wide theme or would like to contribute programs to the theme, please contact Mary Ho at or visit

  •  UNITY RLC's 20th Anniversary

    Friday, Apr. 13, 2012

    Celebrate UNITY Residential Learning Community's 20th Anniversary at a reception in the Multicultural Reading Area on the 2nd floor of the Learning Commons.

    Thursday, 4/19/12
    4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

    Past and current UNITY residents will speak about their experiences. Refreshments will be served.

    Questions? Please contact Sarita Tamayo-Moraga at

  •  Tunnel of Oppression 2012

    Thursday, Mar. 8, 2012

    Tunnel of Oppression 2012 - Paul Locatelli Student Activities Center
    Monday, 4/15/12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, 4/17/12, 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
    Wednesday, 4/18/12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thursday, 4/19/12, 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

    Please join us for the Fifth Annual Tunnel of Oppression, “Expressions of Oppression in Our World.” 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.

    Questions? Or if you would like to be a part of the Tunnel, please contact Amber Larkin at
  •  N*W*C

    Friday, Mar. 2, 2012

    Tuesday, 4/10/12, at 7:30 p.m. in Mayer Theatre
    (Doors open for ticket holders at 7 p.m.  Open seating begins at 7:15 p.m.)

    SCU is hosting a unique play on campus during the spring quarter.

    The play's title is short for three derogatory words that are used purposefully to de-power and dispel harmful stereotypes. The play is about race relations, labels and stereotypes, and it ultimately promotes unity. It is a mix of theatre, comedy, hip-hop, slam poetry and true-life stories. The performers are an all-star, charismatic cast from Los Angeles.

    Free tickets are available in the Office for Multicultural Learning (Benson 207) or by E-mail from .

    Questions?  Contact Gracelyn Bateman at .

  •  Hip Hop for Social Change

    Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

    Hip Hop for Social Change Conference
    San Jose State University
    Saturday, 3/10/12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Diversity Leadership Conference is partnering with Hip Hop for Social Change at a conference on the culture of Hip Hop reflected in the themes of "Resist, Revolt, Recreate."

    For more information, contact Mary Ho at

    The event is being co-sponsored by Mills College, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco.

  •  Conversation with G. Willow Wilson

    Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

    Thursday, 3/1/2012, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Saint Clare Room, LCTCL

    G. Willow Wilson is the author of The Butterfly Mosque, a memoir relating her experiences as an American woman who converted to Islam. Her book is one of Silicon Valley Read's featured books for 2012.

    Coordinated by the University Library.

  •  From the Achievement Gap to the Education Debt

    Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

    Lecture on Wednesday, 3/7/12, at 5 p.m., in the Locatelli Center.

    Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings, who has taught at SCU, is one of the leading voices in the U.S. on national education policy. She argues that the term "racial achievement gap" unfairly constructs students as "defective and lacking" and "admonishes them that they need to catch up."

    She also argues that the term "education debt" moves us to a discourse that "holds us all accountable."

    Professor Ladson-Billings holds the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    The lecture is being coordinated by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

  •  Lecture on Shakespeare and Gender Justice

    Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

    Women's and Gender Studies Winter Lunch Lecture
    Professor Judith Dunbar, Department of English
    Wednesday, 2/15/2012
    11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Williman Room, Benson Center

    For more information, contact Jeanette Miller, at

  •  Jazz Has a Dream

    Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

    Sat., 1/14/12, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Experience a powerful evening integrating jazz and justice in an artful night of music and imagery that takes us through the civil rights movement to the present day. A true homage to the human spirit, Great Jazz . . . Great Jamming . . . and a Great Way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Directed by David Duenas, Department of Music, and JAI.

  •  The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman

    Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

    Tuesday, 1/31/12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Nobili Hall

    Please join us for a special screening of The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman (69 minutes screening time). This documentary film was created by a group of teachers and parents as a response to the controversial film Waiting for Superman.

    The film will be followed by a discussion about some of the complex issues in today's public schools, facilitated by Professor Rita Kohli. 

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Coordinated by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

  •  The Phenomenon of the Gee's Bend Quilts

    Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

    Wed., 2/1/12, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Williman Room in Benson Center

    In this lecture, art historian Bridget R. Cooks will discuss the cultural history of quilts made by African American women in Gee's Bend, Alabama. She will discuss the popularity of the museum exhibition, The Quilts of Gee's Bend, and discuss what is lost, gained, and learned when quilts are recontextualized in mainstream art museums.

    Coordinated by the Women's and Gender Studies Program.  For more information, contact Jeanette Miller at

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