Santa Clara University

Office for Multicultural Learning

2008 - 2009 Academic Year Events


 October 2008
 November 2008
 January 2009
 February 2009
 March 2009
 April 2009
 May 2009
 June 2009








Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Multicultural Welcome Dinner and Dessert Reception
5:00 - 6:30 pm
California Mission Room (Dinner)
7:00 - 9:00 pm, Shapell 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 taking a "look back".
This event is co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, and the Multicultural Center.
By invitation only.

Monday, October 13th, 2008
LGBTQ Allies Network - "Election 2008: The Changing National Landscape and LGBT Issues"
featuring Kate Kendall, Exq. Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

5:00 pm
California Mission Room 
Reception to follow (RSVP required by Thursday, October 9th to Jessica Gagnon)
The LGBTQ Allies Network is a collaborative initiative between the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, Office of Student's Life, and Women's and Gender Studies Program.  Please visit www.scu.edu/wgst for additional information and co-sponsoring organizations.

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Difficult Dialogue: "When Race and Gender Hit Hot Button in the Student Press"
Conversation facilitated by Dr. Sally Lehrman, Communication Department

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Benson Williman Room
Please bring your lunch!  RSVP required by Wednesday, October 15th to Pauline Nguyen
Co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, The Santa Clara, Women's and Gender Studies, and Communication Department.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Dine and Discuss - Maquilapolis (Film and Discussion)
Discussion facilitated by Dr. Keith Warner, Environmental Studies

5:30 - 7:30 pm
Sobrato BC
Brought to you by the Committee on Multiculturalism in the RLCs.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Women of Color Network - The Importance of Mentoring
featuring speaker Dr. Julie Chang, English Department

11:45 - 1:00 pm
Benson Williman Room 
RSVP required by Monday, October 20th to Pauline Nguyen
Women of Color Network is a collaborative initiative between the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program
.

Monday, October 27th, 2008

"When Race Hits the Campaign Trail"
Multicultural Journalism Speaker Series

5:00 pm (RSVP to Chris Changras)
Benson Williman Room 
In every aspect of this presidential campaign, race has been a factor. Religion has often been a factor, too. How well have the news media addressed these issues? What messages do journalists convey, intentionally or not? What are their obligations?

Three distinguished writers take on these questions in the second event of the Multicultural Journalism Speaker Series, sponsored by the Communication Department with support from the Office for Multicultural Learning – Office of the Provost, and the Undergraduate Admission Office.


Panelists will discuss news coverage of racial issues in the presidential campaign:

Cheryl Contee, blogger for Jack and Jill Politics.com
Dina Ibrahim, expert on coverage of Arab Americans and Islam
and Rolando Nichols, anchor for Univision

Reception to follow.
Co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, the Undergraduate Admission Office, and the Department of Communication.

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Unnatural Causes.. is inequality making us sick
Episode 1:  In sickness and in wealth (Film Viewing)

6:00 - 7:30 pm
California Mission Room
Brought to you by the Ignatian Center, co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program
.  Visit www.scu.edu/ignatiancenter/events/calendar.

Thursday, October 30th, 2008
Movie Viewing: Under the Same Moon
& Discussion with Ligiah Villalobos, writer and executive producer

Movie Viewing “Under the Same Moon”: 5:30 pm, Recital Hall
Discussion with writer and executive producer, Ligiah Villalobos: 7:30 pm
This drama film centers on a young boy’s journey across the US/Mexico border to be reunited with his mother. While the political issue of illegal immigration is ever-present, Under the Same Moon succeeds ultimately as a beautifully rendered, unforgettable story of the invincible bond between a mother and son.
Co-sponsored by Undergraduate Admissions and Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost.

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

The Hapa Project: Kip Fulbeck

Lecture at 5:00 pm, Mayer Theatre
Reception at 7:00 pm, De Saisset Museum
The event is free.  Please visit www.scu.edu/desaisset for additional information and co-sponsoring organizations.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Difficult Dialogue - Multi-Racial/Ethnic Identity
Conversation facilitated by Dr. Aldo Billingslea, Theatre and Dance Department
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Sobrato BC 
Please bring your lunch!  RSVP required by Monday, November 10th to Pauline Nguyen


Co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, and the Theatre and Dance Department.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Dine and Discuss - "Yesterday" (Film and Discussion)
http://www.hbo.com/films/yesterday/ 
Discussion facilitated by Dr. Matthew Bell and Dr. David Tauck

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Sobrato BC
Brought to you by the Committee on Multiculturalism in the RLCs.

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

"The Crime Beat: Pathologizing Youth?"
Multicultural Journalism Speaker Series 

5:00 pm (RSVP to Chris Changras)
Location TBA
Criminal justice reporter Karen de Sa, of the San Jose Mercury News, and a reporter from Silicon Valley DeBug discuss the news media's focus on young offenders with SCU journalism professor Barbara Kelley. 
Reception to follow. 
Co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, the Undergraduate Admission Office, and the Department of Communication.

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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
Paraiso Travel
Film
12th  Annual International Latino Film Festival
3:00 pm
Camera 12, Downtown San Jose
Co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost. 
Please visit http://www.latinofilmfestival.org for information on the film and festival.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
Difficult Dialogue: Student "Self-Segregation" - Understanding the Complexities

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Kennedy Commons
Discussion facilitated by Dr. Robin Hayes, Ethnic Studies
Please RSVP to Pauline Nguyen.  Feel free to bring your lunch.
Co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, and the Ethnic Studies Program

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Women of Color Network - Do innovations like "beat blogging" and citizen journalism improve inclusion?
Katharine Fong, Deputy Managing Editor, San Jose Mercury News

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Kennedy Commons
Katharine Fong will share her experience working at the San Jose Mercury News.
Co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, and the Department of Communication.

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Monday, January 26th, 2009

Dine and Discuss - "American History X" (Film and Discussion)
Discussion facilitated by the Committee on Multiculturalism in the RLCs

5:00 - 7:30 pm
Benson Parlor B
Brought to you by the Committee on Multiculturalism in the RLCs.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
Coming Out and Coming Back ...
Openly Gay SCU Alumni return to campus to reflect on their experience as students at Santa Clara University
.
3:00 - 4:00 pm
St. Clare Reading Room, Harrington Learning Commons
Coordinated by Xavier RLC and co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost. 
This program is funded by the Identity Grant.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Thinking Outside of the Boxes:  How Do You Identify?
How do you define your identity?  A panel of students who attended the Kip Fulbeck lecture will share how they come to understand their own identity.

6:00 - 7:30 pm
Sobrato BC

Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Art and Art History, Council on Inclusive Excellence, Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost.

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Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Forrest Hamer
Forrest Hamer is a former winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award and the Northern California Book Award.  Hamer is an Oakland, California psychologist and affiliate member of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society.  His poetry appears in many journals, and he has received fellowhips from the California Arts Council and Bread Loaf Writer's Conference.  He has taught on the poetry faculty of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshops.  Rift (2007) is his third collection of poems, following Call & Response (1995) and Middle Ear (2000).


4:00 pm - An Interview with Forrest Hamer / The Saint Clare Room
5:00 pm - Poetry Reading / The Saint Clare Room (located in the Harrington Learning Center Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library)

This program is coordinated by the English Department.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Black, Director of Creative Writing.

Date: Postponed
Kim Nalley
Time: TBA
Recital Hall
Nalley sings songs of civil rights and black protest.  For information on the event and to purchase tickets go to www.scu.edu/cpa.
Coordinated by the Center of Performing Arts

Saturday, February 7th, 2009
RE:DEFinition
Transforming Hip Hop Through History, Community, and Self-Definition
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
USF Xavier Chapel and Fromm Hall
This free day-long conference will chronicle the journey of hip hop, diving into the questions of ownership, identity, and our role in shaping its future direction.  Interactive workshops featuring Jeff Chang (author of "Can't Stop Won't Stop"), Paul Flores (poet, novelist, playwright, spokenword performer and University of San Francisco instructor), USF's Poetic Engagement, and Dr. Susie Lundy (Graffiti Historian, b-girl, deejay, educator, and muralist) and more will be featured throughout the day.  Coordinated by USF, SJSU and Mills College.
Registered for this event for FREE by February 2, 2009

Please also RSVP to Mary Ho at mdho@scu.edu if you are interested in attending this conference.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
Difficult Dialogue: Gender and Ethnic Specific Theme Parties.  What's the intrigue!?!

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Williman Room, Benson Center
Discussion facilitated by Lulu Santana, Campus Ministry
Please RSVP to Pauline Nguyen.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

Co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
Black Film Series
"Bamboozled" screening (2 hours 16 min)
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Movie directed by Spike Lee.
Harrington Learning Center Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library - Conference Room A

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Dine and Discuss - "REEL Bad Arabs" (Film and Discussion) 

5:00 - 7:00 pm
California Mission Room
Facilitated by Professor Farid Senzai, Political Science Department.
Brought to you by the Committee on Multiculturalism in the RLCs.

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Beautiful Me(s): Finding Our Revolutionary Selves in Black Cuba 

5:00 - 6:30 pm
Kennedy Commons
This film displays Yale students interested in African and African American studies traveling to Cuba in order to find a closer connection with the Black roots in Cuba.  This film is produced and directed by Professor Robin Hayes from the Ethnic Studies Program and Political Science Department.  A conversation with Professor Hayes will follow the screening.  For more information on this film, please visit www.beautifulmes.com/.
Co-sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Program, Igwebuike, and the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009
Black Film Series
"4 Little Girls" screening (1 hour 42 min)
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Documentary by Director Spike Lee.
Harrington Learning Center Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library - Conference Room A

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North Screening

Questions and Answers with Co-producer Juanita Brown
4:00 -5:30 pm
Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library - Conference Room A

In Traces of the Trade, Producer/Director Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history.  Given the myth that the South is solely responsible for slavery, viewers will be surprised to learn that Browne's ancestors were Northerners.  The film follows Browne and nine fellow family members on a remarkable journey which brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New England's hidden enterprise.

Funded by the Council on Inclusive Excellence Identity Grant, www.scu.edu/identity.
Please RSVP to Pauline Nguyen.

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
LGBT Issues in Collegiate Athletics
Speaker: Helen J. Carroll - Sports Project Director for National Center for Lesbian Rights

12:00 -1:30 pm
California Mission Room

In 2001, NCLR made history by becoming the first LGBT national organization to tackle the rampant homophobia and transphobia in sports with the launch of our Sports Project.  Since the Project's inception, NCLR has worked to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in sports through advocacy, outreach, and litigation.  Under the leadership of former NCAA women's basketball championship coach and athletic director Helen J. Carroll, we have provided assistance to hundreds of high school, university, and professional athletes, coaches, and sport personnel.

Helen J. Carroll joined NCLR in August 2001 to lead the Sports Project.  She is well known in the sports world as an acclaimed national championship basketball coach from the University of North Carolina-Asheville.  Helen had been a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Athletic Director for 12 years, and now devotes all her efforts to fighting homophobia in sports by directing NCLR's Sports Project.  She works closely with major national sports organizations including the San Francisco 49ers, the Women's Sports Foundation and the NCAA.  She has been a dynamic speaker on panels with the NCAA, Nike, the U.S. Tennis Association, The New York Times and many others.  She was featured in Dee Mosbacher's award-winning film, Out For A Change: Addressing Homophobia in Women's sports, and author Pat Griffins' book, Strong Women, Deep Closets.

Please RSVP to Pauline Nguyen.

Sponsored by: Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, Office of Student Life, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Thursday, February 26th, 2009
Professor Sean Theriault


The Role of Minority Groups in the 2008 Elections and Thereafter
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Wiegand Room
Professor Theriault will discuss the voting habits of marginalized groups in the 2008 Election and how they compared to years passed.  He'll also speculate about their role in politics during the Obama presidency.

For more information on Professor Sean Theriault visit, please go to www.scu.edu/identity .
Please RSVP to Pauline Nguyen.

March 2009
Event TBA


 

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Monday, April 6th, 2009


Difficult Dialogue: Accent & Identity in our Multicultural Society
3:45 -5:00 pm
Wiegand Room
Facilitated by Professor Jill Pellettieri, Modern Languages and Literatures.
Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost.
Please RSVP to Pauline Nguyen.


Wednesday, April 15th, 2009


LGBTQ Allies Network presents:  LGBTQ in the Asian American Community

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library - Viewing & Taping Room B

Join us for a discussion with Bonnie Sugiyama, Assistant Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Resource, and Women's Center at San Jose State University on LGBTQ in the Asian American community through the film "Saving Face" and the documentary "Coming Out, Coming Home".

Please RSVP to Pauline Nguyen.

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

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009


Dine and Discuss - "Laramie Project" (Film and Discussion)
5:15 -7:30 pm
Sobrato BC
Facilitated by Professor Roseanne Quinn, English Department.
Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost.

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Monday, May 4th, 2009


"Minority" to "Majority" and the Challenges Ahead in a "Post-Race" Society : Notes of an Asian American Activist, Helen Zia
4:00 -5:30 pm
Williman Room, Benson Center

As this nation rapidly moves toward a "minority majority" and emergent groups move out of invisibility in our communities and even in the White House, do we need to take a new look at faultlines and hate crimes when these times have been labeled "post-Civil Rights", "post-racism", "post-feminist"?  Writer and activist Helen Zia, the daughter of immigrants from China, shares her personal observations and stories to explore these dynamic times and how each of us can challenge old beliefs to bring diverse communities together for social justice and our common humanity.

Please RSVP to Pauline Nguyen.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Social Justice and Public Service, the Ethnic Studies Program, the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, Unity RLC, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.


Tuesday, May 5th, 2009


Dine and Discuss - "Who Killed Vincent Chin?" (Film and Discussion)
5:15 -7:30 pm
Sobrato BC
Facilitated by Professor James Lai, Ethnic Studies Program.
Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost.

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APA HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES


Monday, May 18th, 2009
"Act of War"
(58 minutes running time)
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Parlors BC, Benson Center
This hour-long documentary is a provocative look at a historical event of which few Americans are aware.  In mid-January 1893, armed troops from the U.S.S. Boston landed at Honolulu in support of a treasonous coup d'etat against the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen Lili'uokalani.  The event was described by U.S. President Grover Cleveland as "an act of war".

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
"The Motel"
(78 minutes running time)
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library - Conference Room A
Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way.  Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean man who has checked in.  Sam teaches the fatherless boy all the rites of manhood.



Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
"The Red Door"

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library - Conference Room B
Discussion with Director DB Cheng will follow the screening.  SCU alumni.
A young aspiring chef must drop out of culinary school to take over the family business as a Feng Shui Master when his father suddenly passes away.  Unfortunately he never paid any attention to his father's teachings and keeps "faking" Feng Shui until he meets a girl who shares his same love for food.

Film Series: co-sponsored by Asian Pacific Islander Student Union, Barkada, Chinese Student Association, KaMana'o O Hawaii, and Vietnamese Student Association.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009


Women of Color Network Spring Event
"Campus Culture for Women of Color - Faculty/Staff Panel Discussion"

11:45 am -1:00 pm
Wiegand Room, Arts & Sciences Building

Moderator:
Margalynne Armstrong, Faculty, Law School

Panelists:
Perlita Dicochea, Faculty, Ethnic Studies Program
Anna Han, Faculty, Law School
Samiha Mourad, Faculty, Engineering
Ana Maria Pineda, Faculty, Religious Studies
Jennifer Taylor, Staff, Business School


RSVP required by May 15th to Pauline Nguyen
Coordinated by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Pan-Asian Senior Ceremony

Doors open at 4:30 pm
Ceremony starts at 5:00 pm
California Mission Room
Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost.
By invitation only.

Pan-African Senior Ceremony


Doors open at 6:00 pm
Ceremony starts at 6:30 pm
Williman Room, Benson Center
Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost.
By invitation only.




Chicano/Latino Senior Ceremony
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Ceremony starts at 7:30 pm
Mayer Theatre
Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost.
By invitation only.