Santa Clara University

Office for Multicultural Learning

October 2013 Events


14th Annual 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.

By invitation only.


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


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.



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.



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.


 
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