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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

  •  Civil Liberties After 9/11

    Friday, Sep. 9, 2011

    New exhibit in the Multicultural Reading Area
    2nd floor, University Library
    9/19/11 to 12/9/11

    Civil Liberties After 9/11: A Multicultural Perspective

    The new exhibit 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.

    Co-sponsored by the University Library and the Office for Multicultural Learning
    See for more information.

    Civil Liberties Post-9/11 Panel
    5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Wiegand Room, Arts and Sciences Building

    Panel discussion on civil liberties post-9/11 in the context of religion, law and politics.

    Co-sponsored by the University Library and the Office for Multicultural Learning

  •  SCU to Host Diversity Leadership Conference

    Wednesday, Jun. 2, 2010

    Santa Clara University will host a diversity leadership conference - (De)constructing Diversity in the Bay Area - with San Jose State University, Stanford University and De Anza College in Saturday, 4/30/11. With support from the Council on Inclusive Excellence, the conference will be funded by the Office for Multicultural Learning through a grant from the Google Foundation. See or contact Lester Deanes ( or Mary Ho (

  •  New Campus Theme Announced

    Wednesday, Jun. 2, 2010

    The Council on Inclusive Excellence charged the Advisory Committee for Co-Curricular Diversity Programs with developing a campus-wide programming theme for 2010-2012. The choice is Legacies, which signifies what we inherit and what we leave behind. It lends itself to exploring the legacies of past oppression, struggle, and successes while asking us to consider what we will choose to create and leave behind for future generations.

  •  Searching for Whitopia

    Thursday, Sep. 3, 2009

    Rich Benjamin, author of "Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America," will speak about his new book on Tue., 10/27/09, from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Wiegand Room, Arts & Sciences Building.

  •  Chicano Latino Heritage Month Speaker

    Thursday, Sep. 3, 2009

    During Chicano Latino Heritage Month, Professor Felix Gutierrez (Journalism and Communication) at USC will be speaking about "Voices for Justice: 200 Years of Latino Newspapers in the U.S." on Thur., 10/29/09, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Wiegand Room, Arts & Sciences Building.

  •  Winter 2010 Identity Speakers

    Thursday, Sep. 3, 2009

    Sylvia Hurtado, Prof. & Dir., Higher Education Rsch. Inst. at UCLA's Grad. School of Educ. and IS, will be on campus on Thur., 1/28/10, and Troy Duster, Dir., Inst. for the History of the Production of Knowledge at NYU & Chancellor's Prof. of Sociology at UC Berkeley, will be on campus on Wed., 2/10/10.

  •  Francisco Jimenez and the Multicultural Reading Area

    Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2009

    The University Council on Inclusive Excellence and the University Library present A Celebration of the Opening of the Multicultural Reading Area featuring Professor Francisco Jimenez and his work on Tuesday, 5/12/09, in the Saint Clare Room on the third floor of the Learning Commons from 4 to 5 p.m. and a presentation of the short documentary, "A Christmas in Tent City" by Professor Michael Whalen. A reception in the new Multicultural Reading Area on the second floor will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Helene Lafrance at

  •  Activist Helen Zia on Campus, 5/4/09

    Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009

    Asian American activist Helen Zia will be on campus on Monday, 5/4/09, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Williman Room (Benson Center). She is an award-winning journalist and scholar who has covered Asian American communities and social and political movements for decades. Ms. Zia will speak on "minority" to "majority" and the challenges ahead in a "post-race" society.

  •  Stories for NewsTrust.Net, Week of 2/23/09

    Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

    In honor of Black History Month, Santa Clara is teaming with social news site to find and promote stories about the experiences of African Americans, and the community as a whole, in the U.S. For example, how has the election of Barack Obama changed the conversation, and the realities, for African Americans and other people of color? We're looking for stories that explore issues of economic empowerment, social justice, and the contributions of African Americans to the country's cultural landscape. Please visit .

  •  Santa Clara Celebrates Black History Month During February

    Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009

    In 1926 Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson and other African American and white scholars launched "Negro History Week" so that Americans could reflect on the history and contributions of African Americans in the U.S. In the 1970s, the week-long observance was expanded to a month-long celebration of recognition that now includes global topics. Please visit to check out events planned for Black History Month.

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