Santa Clara University

Office for Multicultural Learning

2010 - 2011 Academic Year Events

 October 2010
 November 2010
 January 2011

 February 2011
 March 2011
 April 2011

 May 2011
 June 2011




Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Multicultural Welcome Dinner and Dessert Reception for New Students
5:00- 6:30pm
California Mission Room, Benson Memorial Center (Dinner)
7:00 - 9:00pm, 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, and the Multicultural Center.
By invitation only.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
Legacies and the Mexican Revolution in the Arts Symposium Opening Reception

4:00 - 5:00pm
St. Clare Room (Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library)

Introduction of the campus-wide diversity theme, Legacies, with special guest, the Honorable Mexican Consul General David Figueroa Ortega.

For more information, please contact Mary Ho at 408-551-7171.
Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Latin American Studies Program, the Office for Multicultural Learning, and the Center for Performing Arts.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
LGBTQ Allies Tea Social

4:00 - 5:00pm
Kennedy Commons


If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 11th.
Coordinated by the Office for Multicultural Learning, Office of Student Life, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

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Monday, October 18th, 2010
LGBTQ Allies: Matt Richardson


4:00 - 5:30 pm
St. Clare Room (Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library)




If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 13th.
Coordinated by Women's and Gender Studies Program.  Part of the Legacies Theme and the LGBTQ Allies Network Program.

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
History of the Mexican Revolution: Professor Ramón Chacón

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Williman Room (Benson Memorial Center)


For more information and reservations, please contact Marie Brancati at 408-554-2301.
Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Latin American Studies Program, the Office for Multicultural Learning, and the Center for Performing Arts.  Part of the Legacies Theme and Mexican Revolution in the Arts Symposium.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Women of Color Luncheon

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Kennedy Commons


If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 18th.
The Women of Color Network is a collaboration initiative between the Office for Multicultural Learning, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Literature of the Mexican Revolution: Professor Juan Velasco
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Williman Room (Benson Memorial Center)

For more information and reservations, please contact Marie Brancati at 408-554-2301.
Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Latin American Studies Program, the Office for Multicultural Learning, and the Center for Performing Arts.  Part of the Legacies Theme and Mexican Revolution in the Arts Symposium.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Difficult Dialogue - Banning of Ethnic Studies in Arizona
Facilitated by Professor Courtney Mohler, Ethnic Studies Program
3:45 - 5:00 pm
Williman Room (Benson Memorial Center)


If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 27th.
Co-sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Program, and the Office for Multicultural Learning.  Part of the Legacies Theme
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Musical Tribute to the Mexican Revolution - Paco Padilla
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Recital Hall (Music and Dance Building)


For more information and reservations, please contact Marie Brancati at 408-554-2301.
Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Latin American Studies Program, the Office for Multicultural Learning, and the Center for Performing Arts.  Part of the Legacies Theme and Mexican Revolution in the Arts Symposium.

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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

"The Storm That Swept Mexico"
5:00 pm
Recital Hall (Music and Dance Building)

This NEH-funded documentary produced by Raymond Telles and Kenn Rubin tells the gripping story of the revolution, its causes, and its legacy.  Luis Valdez, the narrator, will introduce the film with brief remarks.  Mr. Valdez, founded El Teatro Campesino and received an honorary doctorate from Santa Clara University in 1992.
For more information and reservations, please contact Marie Brancati at 408-554-2301.
Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Latin American Studies Program, the Office for Multicultural Learning, and the Center for Performing Arts.  Part of the Legacies Theme and Mexican Revolution in the Arts Symposium.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Anita Amirrezvani
5 - 8 pm
de Saisset Museum

Author of the historical novel, The Blood of Flowers, Anita Amirrezvani, an Iranian-American novelist will give a reading and talk.   The novel offers readers wonderful insights into Iran's history as well as women's issues and is an elegy to all the wonderful but anonymous artists who created some of the world's most famous and beautiful Persian rugs. For more information, please contact Cynthia Mahamdi.

Co-sponsored by the English Department, and the Office for Multicultural Learning. Part of the Legacies Theme.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Dine and Discuss - Race and Comedy
9 pm
Shapell Lounge

Join us for a student-led discussion of the intersection of Race and Comedy.

Coordinated by the Diversity Committee in the RLCs.

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Friday, January 14th, 2011 to Friday, April 1st, 2011
Stitching Stories of Survival and Grace in a Peruvian Shantytown - Exhibit
Multicultural Reading Area (University Library)

Stitching Stories of Miracles and Memories is an exhibition that features embroidered and appliquéd fabric pictures called cuadros, created by the women of two art cooperatives, Manos Anchashinas and Compacto Humano, located in Pamplona Alta, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru.


In cooperation with our campus-wide diversity theme, Legacies, we celebrate and explore the Legacies of these women, in the form of their created visual narratives that depict their previous life in the countryside, experiences of migration, and current realities in the shantytowns.

Co-sponsored by the University Library, and the Office for Multicultural Learning. Part of the Legacies Theme.

Monday, January 24th, 2011
Asian American Film Festival: "Village called Versailles" screening
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Recital Hall (Music and Dance Building)

This documentary recounts the empowering story of how the Vietnamese community turns a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future. After Hurricane Katrina, Versailles residents impressively rise to the challenges by returning and rebuilding before most neighborhoods in New Orleans, only to have their new homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill just two miles away. Q&A with Director, S. Leo Chiang will follow the screening. Screening time: 67 minutes.

Please RSVP if you would like to attend.


Co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific Student Union, CAAM, the Vietnamese Student Association, the Ethnic Studies Program, and the Office for Multicultural Learning. Part of the Legacies Theme.


Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Safe Space Workshop: Next Steps in Ally Development
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Williman Room (Benson Memorial Center)

Join the Allies Network in a discussion to further develop your skills as an ally, focusing on how to better support and be advocates for our students who identify as LGBTQ.  Participants will receive tools to promote and create more safe spaces on SCU's campus. Please RSVP to Kim Gilkey if you plan to attend. Coordinated by the Office of Student Life.


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

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Dine and Discuss: Policies and Identities
7:00 pm
Casa Commons

Join us for a discussion on how particular policies affect communities of color and marginalized identities. Pizza will be provided. For information and to RSVP for the discussion, please contact Rosa Alvarez.

Coordinated by the Diversity Committee in the RLCs.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
Miracles, Memories and Images of Paradise: Stitching Stories of Survival and Grace in a Peruvian Shantytown

4:00 - 5:30 pm
Saint Clare Room (Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library)

Join us as we hear from Rebecca Davis, curator of the exhibit and doctoral candidate in art and religion at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California.

Co-sponsored by the University Library, and the Office for Multicultural Learning. Part of the Legacies Theme.

Saturday, February 5th, 2011
"One Vision, One Struggle, Many Battlefields"
2:00 - 5:00 pm
MoAD (The Museum of African Diaspora)
685 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Bay Area premiere of a new American Experience film, "Freedom Riders," ("The Murder of Emmett Till," "Jonestown," "Wounded Knee"). Directed by Stanley Nelson.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Mary Ho.

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Monday, February 7th - February 28th, 2011
Black History Month Display
University Book Store

Notable authors will be displayed in the University Book Store.

Monday, February 14th - March 7th, 2011
Legacies Essay Contest

Win a spot on the stage with Andrew Lam as he discusses the legacies of East Eats West and $50 cash prize.


Write a letter to your older self and answer these questions in an essay no longer than 250 words double spaced.  Open to all students.

  • What legacies did you inherit?
  • What legacy do you want to pass on?
Submit your essay with your name clearly visible at the top to Mary Ho by the deadline: March 7, 2011.

Co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning, Communication Department and The Hub.

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Difficult Dialogue: SB 1070

3:45 - 5:00 pm
Kennedy Commons

Conversation facilitated by Dr. Ramón Chacón, Ethnic Studies Program.
Join us as we discuss the controversial immigration measure that was passed in Arizona.
Please RSVP by February 16th if you would like to attend.


Co-sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Program, the Multicultural Center, MEChA, and the Office for Multicultural Learning.  Part of the Legacies Theme.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
A Reflection and Presentation on Black Leaders throughout History: the Past and the Present

5:30  - 7:00 pm
Williman Room (Benson Memorial Center)

Join us for poetry, music and reflection on Black leaders who have left markers in society through their leadership, social activism and creativity.

Food will be served.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP by February 16th, 2011.

Co-sponsored by Igwebuike, Multicultural Center, Office for Multicultural Learning and Ethnic Studies Program.

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Saturday, February 26th, 2011
Soul Food Dinner

7:00 pm
Shapell Lounge

Join Igweguike for their annual soul food dinner.

For more information, please contact Chris Paschal.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Women of Color Conversation
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Williman Room (Benson Memorial Center)

Join us for a roundtable discussion about issues pertinent to women of color. Discussion will be led by female students of color at SCU. Lunch will be served! Please RSVP by February 25th if you would like to attend.

Joint initiative from the Women's and Gender Studies and the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Sunday, April 3rd - Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Tunnel of Oppression
Sunday, April 3rd, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, April 4th, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 5th, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 6th, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Paul Locatelli S.J. Student Activity Center

Tunnel of Oppression / Hope is a two part exhibit that is coordinated by various clubs and organizations on campus. Tunnels of Oppression and Hope will look at racism, environmental justice, religious oppression, sexism and homophobia.

The following organizations are involved: SCCAP, Campus Ministry, MCC, Shirts Across America, B-LEJIT, Wonderfully Made, GASPED, Peer Health Educators, Every2Minutes and Feminists United.


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Thursday, April 14th, 2011
Andrew Lam

5:30 - 6:30 pm (Talk)
6:30 - 7:00 (Book Signing)
Kennedy Commons

In East Eats West, essayist Andrew Lam explores the Vietnamese diaspora as it fuses within his own life as a transplant to the Bay Area. Whether it be in our cuisine, martial arts, sex lives or religion, East and West arrive in California with legacies that confront, meld and transform each into something new.

Winner of the Legacies essay contest will open the talk.

Co-sponsored by the Communication Department, the Hub, and the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Women of Color Faculty Spring Luncheon
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Williman Room (Benson Memorial Center)

Join us for a lunch gathering for faculty of color.
Please RSVP by April 14th if you would like to attend.

The Women of Color Network is a joint initiative from the Office for Multicultural Learning, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Monday, April 25th, 2011
Youth, Technology and Revolution: the Case of Tunisia and Egypt
4:15 pm
St. Clare Room (Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library)

Speakers:
Nejib Ayachi, President of Maghreb Center
Laure Bjawi-Levine, Anthropology
Yahia Mahamdi, Communication, Film
Fayeq Oweis, Google
Jimia Boutouba, Modern Langues, French


Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, AIMES, Modern Languages and Literatures, Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, IPSU, Middle East Studies Consortium Grant, Ethics, Office for Multicultural Learning, Library, and Ethnic Studies. Part of the Legacies Theme.

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Dine and Discuss - What is White Privilege?

8:30 pm
Shapell Lounge

Coordinated by the Diversity Committee in the RLC.

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
LGBTQ Allies Network

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Kennedy Commons

Dr. Tanya Bakhru, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Women’s Studies from San Jose State University will lead a discussion on the intersection of race/ethnicity and sexual identity.
Lunch is provided.  Please RSVP by April 21st if you would like to attend.

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

Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Diversity Leadership Conference

8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Benson Memorial Center and Paul Locatelli S.J. Student Activity Center

(De)constructing Diversity in the Bay Area speaks to understanding, discussing and learning about diversity through the construction and deconstruction of what diversity means to us, our local communities and our institutions.

For more information, please contact Mary Ho at 408-551-7171.

Hosted by Santa Clara University, and sponsored by Google, DeAnza College, San Jose State University and Stanford University.

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
Black, Brown and Read All Over

5:30 - 7:00 pm
California Mission Room (Benson Memorial Center)

When the news doesn't tell your story fairly and accurately, who will? You! That's the conclusion made by the bloggers who started Jack&Jill Politics, 8Asians and LatinaLista. These popular blogs focus on political and social issues from a community perspective-- and don't hesitate to venture into fashion and food as well. Find out how and why they got started, how they build community, what legacy they hope to leave and how they keep going in a panel discussion.  Related hands-on blogger workshop, details TBA.



Please RSVP by April 26th if you would like to attend.

Co-sponsored by the Communication Department and the Office for Multicultural Learning.  Part of the Legacies Theme.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Difficult Dialogue - Tea Party Movement

3:45 - 5:00 pm
Wiegand Room (Arts and Sciences Building)


Who are The Tea Party?  What are the implications of this conversative group.  Join us for a conversation on this controversial movement. 
Conversation facilitated by Dr. James S. Lai, Ethnic Studies Program.



Please RSVP by May 3rd if you would like to attend.

Co-sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Program and the Office for Multicultural Learning.  Part of the Legacies Theme.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Hyphen Magazine: Lisa Lee, Publisher

5:30 - 6:30 pm
Williman Room (Benson Memorial Center)

Founded in 2003, Hyphen is a nonprofit news and culture magazine and blog that illuminates Asian America through hard-hitting investigative features on the cultural and political trends shaping the fastest-growing ethnic population in the country. They offer in-depth profiles of change-makers in our community and a window into the world of artists and writers who are re-envisioning and rewriting what it means to be Asian American. Learn about the history of Hyphen, the unique voice they've crafted and the challenges of maintaining an independent and ethnic publication. Students will have a chance to incorporate their personal experiences making their own Hyphen magazine.

Co-sponsored by Office for Multicultural Learning, Ethnic Studies Program, Communication Department (Part of the Multicultural Journalism Series) and Asian Pacific-Islander Student Union (APSU).

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
Asian Pacific American Networking Social
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Parlors BC (Benson Memorial Center)

This social is an opportunity for you to meet fellow student leaders, faculty and staff.  Light hors-d'oeuvres will be served. 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by May 23rd, 2011.

Co-sponsored by Office for Multicultural Learning and the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Planning Committee.

Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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.
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.
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.
By invitation only.

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