Santa Clara University

Office for Multicultural Learning

2011 - 2012 Academic Year Events

 October 2011
 November 2011
 December 2011
 January 2012

 February 2012

March 2012
 April 2012

 May 2012
 June 2012



 

Event Descriptions

Multicultural Welcome Dinner and Dessert Reception for New Students


Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
5:00pm - 6:30pm
California Mission Room, Benson Memorial Center (Dinner)
7:00 pm - 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.


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

From the Columbus Invasion to Neo-Liberalism:
Strategies of Indigenous Resistance to Genocide


Thursday, October 13th, 2011
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wiegand Room (Arts & Sciences Building)

Join us for a conversation with Russell Means, a widely recognized Native American actor and activist, and Glenn Morris, an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado Denver.

Book signing and Reception immediately following the lecture.


Co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office, Ethnic Studies Program, Office for Multicultural Learning and Political Science Department.

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LGBTQ Allies Tea Social


Thursday, October 20th, 2011
4:0 pm - 5:00 pm
Donohoe Conference Room (Donohoe Alumni House)

Come and meet other network members.  We will discuss some of the changes to the LGBTQ Allies Network and share some new initiatives.  Pearl Wong and Kyle Arrouzet from GASPED (a program of SCCAP) will join us to share student updates.  Refreshments will be served!

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 13th.


Coordinated by the Faculty Development, Office for Multicultural Learning, Office of Student Life, and Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Cuentos y Loteria Night


Thursday, October 20th, 2011
7:30 pm
Kennedy Commons 109

Celebrate Chicano/Latino culture as a family, with a night of loteria and story telling! Come and be a part of generations of oral tradition with stories of faith, culture, and love.


Hosted by MEChA, this will be an evening of lotería, celebration and storytelling.

Is Your Costume Offensive?


Thursday, October 20th, 2011
8:00 pm
Swig Sky Lounge

Come dine and discuss the appropriation of culture on Halloween. Pizza will be served.


Coordinated by the Diversity Committee in the RLC.

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Civil Liberties Post 9/11 Panel


Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wiegand Room (Arts and Sciences Building)

Join us for a panel discussion on civil liberties post 9/11 in the context of religion, law and politics.

Panelists:
Farid Senzai, Political Science Professor, expert on American Muslims and political Islam
Margaret Russell, Law School Professor, expert on social justice and the law
Shirin sadeghi, host, New America Now radio, specialist on media representation and the Muslim world

Moderator:
Sally Lehrman, Knight-Ridder/Mercury News Professor of Journalism in the Public Interest





If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 18th.


Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, Communication, Religious Studies, Political Science, Office for Multicultural Learning and University Library.
Part of the Legacies Theme.  Part of the Multicultural Journalism Series.

Reaching Out - A Conversation with Francisco Jiménez


Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
California Mission Room (Benson Center)

Join Francisco Jiménez, an award winning author, and his son, Pancho Jiménez, in a conversation about Reaching Out, a memoir in which Francisco relates his experiences as a child of migrant workers and first generation college student at Santa Clara University.


Co-sponsored by the University Library, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Office for Multicultural Learning.

"Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration and Identity" Book Talk


Thursday, October 27th, 2011
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wiegand Room (Arts and Sciences Building)

Tomás Jiménez is an assistant professor of sociology at Stanford University. He is also a fellow at the Center for Social Cohesion. His research and writing focus on immigration, assimilation, social mobility, and ethnic and racial identity. His book, Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity draws on interviews and participant observation to understand how uninterrupted Mexican immigration influences the ethnic identity of later-generation Mexican Americans.



If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 20th.


Co-sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Program, MEChA and Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Women of Color: Sharing Our Stories


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Parlor B (Benson Memorial Center)

Building meaningful relationships with fellow students to cultivate a campus environment that supports diverse perspectives.



If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 31st.

Women of Color Network is a collaborative effort between the Office for Multicultural Learning, Faculty Development and Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Dine and Discuss: The Rainbow Resource Center


Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
6:30 pm
Swig Sky Lounge

Come eat some pizza and discuss the recent opening of the Rainbow Resource Center with a panel consisting of LGBTQ Community Allies.


Coordinated by the Diversity Committee in the RLCs.

Documentary Making for Social Justice


Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Viewing and Taping room A (Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library)

Come celebrate with the Office for Multicultural Learning as students from Dr. Jamie Walker's "ETHN 160: Documentary Making for Social Justice" class showcase their final films.  A total of 13 students will premiere their ten minute documentaries which are committed to social justice and change.  A "Questions and Answers" with the filmmakers will follow. Light refreshments will be provided.


Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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Safe Space Training


Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Orientation
Rainbow Resource Center (Benson 11)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Safe Space Workshop
Parlor B (Benson Memorial Center)

The goals of Safe Space Workshop are to create and encourage a campus culture that is safe, secure and diverse. The workshop is interactive, reflective and educational. Topics covered in this workshop include LGBTQ Alphabet Soup, Ally 101 and Catholic Identity and LGBTQ issues. If you are interested in volunteering at the Rainbow Resource Center, please also attend the office orientation at 3:30 pm followed by the workshop at 4:00 pm.

If you are interested in this workshop, please RSVP to Kim Gilkey.

Women of Color Student Conversation


Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Benson 21 (Benson Memorial Center basement)

All Female Students of Color are invited to Our Second ever Discussion Circle Sharing Our Stories:

Join us in a conversation as women of color while building Meaningful relationships with fellow students
while creating a strong Network.

Come, bring a friend and find out what other opportunities the Women of Color Network has to offer!

Lunch will be provided, so bring a friend and RSVP by Wednesday, January 18th.

Women of Color Network is a collaborative effort between the Office for Multicultural Learning, Faculty Development and Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Dine and Discuss
Cultural Months: Shouldn't we celebrate diversity everyday?


Thursday, January 26th, 2012
7:00 pm
Walsh Basement

Why Cultural Months?  Pros and Cons Significance of designated months.

Guest Speakers:
Pearl Wong, Rainbow Resource Center
Gustavo Magana, Multicultural Center
Mary Ho, Office for Multicultural Learning

Sponsored by the Diversity Committee in the RLCs.


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"The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" screening and discussion


Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nobili Dining Room

Please join us for a special screening of The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman.  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 Refreshment will be served. If you're interested in attending please RSVP by Tuesday, January 24th.

Coordinated by the Office for Multicultural Learning.


The Art's Day


Monday, February 6th, 2012
All Day
Multicultural Center (Shapell Lounge)

Stop by Igwebuike Table outside the MCC to enjoy and share the artistic contributions such as music, art and poetry, by past, present a future African American pioneers. One feature will be the “I AM” board where the SCU community will have the opportunity to anonymously write however they define or describe themselves.

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

Book talk by Ralph Richard Banks: Is Marriage for White People?


Monday, February 6th, 2012
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Santa Clara Central Park Library

In celebration of Black History Month, Stanford Law Professor Ralph Richard Banks will discuss his book: Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone. Why are American wives more likely to outlearn and be better educated than husbands? How have these changes shaped relationships? Prof. Banks explores the lives of the black middle class and the implications of the African American experience for people of all races. 

To reserve space please call (408) 615-2900.

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Black Out Week


Monday-Friday, February 6th-10th, 2012
All Day
Multicultural Center (Shapell Lounge)

Come Check out the MCC offices and Igwebuike for interactive and educational events for the community in Honor of Black History Month.

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

Language Matters: Creating Welcoming Spaces for Students of All Genders and Sexualities


Thursday, February 9th, 2012
12 noon - 1:15 pm
Wiegand Room (Arts and Sciences Building)

This hands-on workshop will feature exercises and strategies for creating a welcoming space for students that respects the variety of expressions of gender and sexuality in the SCU student community. Lester Deanes, Laura Ellingson, Eileen Elrod, and Mary Ho will facilitate exercises designed to help faculty and staff reflect on how we use language and structure activities in classes and programs in ways that foster awareness and respect for LGBTQ and transgender students, while emphasizing the ways in which everyone can reflect on their own understanding of gender. 

Lunch will be served.  If you're interested in attending, please RSVP by Thursday, February 2nd.

The LGBTQ Allies is a joint initiative by the Office for Multicultural Learning, Faculty Development, Office of Student Life and Womens' and Gender Studies.

Love Jones


Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Doors open 7:30 pm
Show starts 8:00 pm
Locatelli Center

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that unfortunately he was not able to see come into fruition: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." We celebrate a demonstration of the dream through the different talents of the SCU community, from dance, singing, comedy and poetry. You will surely be entertained and reminded of the equity and unity MLK and many other pioneers dreamed about.

For more information, please contact Kristyn Heath.

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

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Webinar - LGBT on Campus:
Three Critical Issues to Consider in 2012


Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kennedy Commons

Join our expert presenters as they bring a voice to the LGBT population on campus and equip administrators, faculty, staff and campus policy-makers with the knowledge and awareness to implement changes to improve the campus climate for LGBT people.


The three critical concerns addressed in this webinar include:

•   The academic success and persistence of students identifying as sexual and/or gender minorities,

•   The emotional health, mental health and safety of LGBT students,

•   LGBT students' intersecting identities in areas such as students of color, student-athletes, spirituality, etc.

 

Please RSVP to Pauline Nguyen if you wish to attend.

Co-sponsored by Office for Multicultural Learning.

Soul Food Dinner


Sunday, February 26th, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kennedy Commons

Donation at the door.
Join Igwebuike for their annual soul food dinner where different members of the African American Community, including parents cook different dishes for your culinary delight.

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

The Black Power Mixtape 1967--1975"

Monday, February 27th, 2012
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Screening Room A (Learning Commons and Library)

Join Dr. Jamie Walker in screening "The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975," a documentary which humanizes the goals and activists involved in the Black Power Movement while showcasing never before seen footage with Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, and numerous others who were committed to social justice and change. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars. Screening time: 1 hour and 40 min.

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

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“The Battle for Double Victory:  African Americans in World War II”


Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shapell Lounge

Come and join us for a talk with Dr. Tony Hazard, Assistant Professor in Ethnic Studies, about the contributions of African Americans during World War II. The focus will be on various contributions of active duty military personnel, civilian workers, and defense industry laborers.

Please RSVP to Pauline Nguyen if you wish to attend.

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


Difficult Dialogue
Is Hollywood The Help or the hurt for Minorities: Race, Class and Gender in Film and Television


Thursday, March 1st, 2012
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Parlor B (Benson Memorial Center)

What are the available roles for people of color and other minorities in television or film? Is having some roles "good enough" or does Hollywood have a duty to provide non-stereotypical roles for minorities? Should minority actors and actresses boycott those stereotypical roles or are they a means to an end? And who in the industry is responsible for making these decisions or does the power lie with the people?

Dialogue presented by Sabeen Sandhu, Sociology, Charlotta Kratz, Communication, Ankita Rakhe, CSL & Mary Ho, OML.

Coordinated by Center for Student Leadership and Office for Multicultural Learning. Co-sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Program and the Multicultural Center.

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Women of Color Talk
Imagining New Terrains for Anti-Racist Feminist Collaboration and Scholar Activism



Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Williman Room (Benson Memorial Center)

Join us for a lunch talk with Professor Sharmila Lodhia from Women's and Gender Studies.
Lunch will be provided. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP by Friday, March 2nd.  ONLY for women Faculty and Staff of Color.

Women of Color Network is a collaborative effort between the Office for Multicultural Learning, Faculty Development and Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Hip Hop for Social Change


Saturday, March 10th, 2012
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
San Jose State University

This year the Diversity Leadership Conference will collaborate with the Hip Hop for Social Change to bring a conference on the culture of Hip Hop reflected in the themes of,  "Resist, Revolt, Recreate". The conference will be held at San Jose State University. For more information, please email Mary Ho. Check back for updated information and check out the official poster for the event.


Co-sponsored by Mills College, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University and University of San Francisco.

N*W*C Performance

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 7:00 pm: doors open for ticket holders
7:15 pm: open seating
7:30 pm: show starts
Mayer Theater

SCU will host a very unique play on campus this upcoming spring. The play is titled "N*W*C," short for three derogatory words which they purposefully use to de-power and dispel harmful stereotypes. This play regards race relations, labels, and stereotypes, ultimately promoting unity. It is a mix of theatre, comedy, hip-hop, slam poetry, and true-life stories, and it is performed by an all-star, charismatic cast from Los Angeles.
For free tickets, please email oml@scu.edu.
Visit http://www.scu.edu/cml/nwc.cfm for additional information.
For questions, please contact Gracelyn Bateman at gbateman@scu.edu

Tunnel of Oppression

Monday, April 16th, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 17th, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm & 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Wednesday, April 18th, 11 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 19th, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm & 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Locatelli Activity Center, Gathering Hall

Please join us for the 5th 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. Visit http://www.scu.edu/cml/programs/tunnel.cfm for additional information. For questions and guided tours by trained facilitators, please contact Amber Larkin at alarkin@scu.edu .

Co-sponsored by Center for Student Leadership and the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Dine and Discuss: What is Kony 2012?

Tuesday, April 17th
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loyola RLC, Sobrato Den

With the Invisible Children campaign, Kony 2012, gaining significant interest across the country and the World in a matter of hours, the Diversity Committee in the RLCs invites you to join us in the discuss on Uganda, Invisible Children, and the controversy presented by the Kony 2012 campaign. We look forward to hearing your opinions, questions, concerns, and provocative anecdotes! For questions, please contact Carolyne Ouya at couya@scu.edu

Brought to you by the Diversity Committee in the RLCs.

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“Vincent Who?” Screening, Essay Contest and Discussion with Director Curtis Chin

“Vincent Who?” captures a catalyst moment in U.S. history that forged the pan-Asian American identity and civil rights movement. In 1982, when anti-Japanese sentiment was high due to massive layoffs in the U.S. automotive industry, two white autoworkers crossed paths with Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American man, who was celebrating his bachelor party in a Detroit bar. They berated him for taking their jobs and after following him out, beat him to death. They were set free with a $3,000 fine and no jail time. This is a “film about the murder that awakened and ignited the Asian American civil rights movement”.

Screenings

Film Screenings will be in the University Library as follows:
We are offering multiple screenings of the film, “Vincent Who?”

Monday, April 23rd 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm, University Library, Screening Room A

Tuesday, April 24th 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm, University Library, Screening Room B

Wednesday, April 25th 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm, University Library, Screening Room C

Thursday, April 26th 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm, University Library, Screening Room A

“Vincent Who?” Legacies Essay Contest
Friday, May 4th due date

Write a brief, 250-word letter to your older self. Describe some aspect of your own multicultural legacy that deserves to be treasured, and how you wish to help pass it on to others. Some examples include a catalyst moment, a community hero, or a cultural story or practice. Submit the double-spaced essay, with name at the top, to Mary Ho at mdho@scu.edu. Winners share a spot on the stage with director Curtis Chin and a $50 prize. Contest is only for students.

Discussion with Director Curtis Chin
Wednesday, May 9th
5:30 pm -7:00 pm
Williman Room, Benson Center

Please join us for a discussion with Curtis Chin, director of the film, “Vincent Who?”. The student essay contest winner will also read their winning essay. Light refreshment will be served.
For questions, please contact Mary Ho at mdho@scu.edu
Co-sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning, Communication Department, Hub Writing Center and Ethnic Studies program.

Pagbabalik-tanaw: Looking Back

Friday-Saturday, May 4th-5th 2012

7:00 pm
Mayer Theater

PCN is a student-produced theatrical performance that showcases the rich history and culture of the Philippines through artistic creativity. With traditional and modern dances that are built within an original skit, Barkada’s cultural show aims to educate both the Filipino community and the community at large. The show’s cast and crew have been working diligently by devoting countless hours a week to rehearsals since November to make this production come alive. The title of this year’s show is “Pababalik-Tanaw: Looking Back,” reminding us that we can’t know where we’re going until we know where we’ve been.

The show will be on both Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th with doors opening at 6:30pm. Tickets go on sale starting Monday April 23rd in Benson.

Nothing Left Unsaid

Friday, May 11th 2012

7:00 pm
Mayer Theater

"Nothing Left Unsaid" is the Chinese Student Association's (CSA) 10th Annual Culture Show. It will feature dance and acting performances by members and a special kung-fu demonstration by a local guest troupe. The show focuses on the troubled relationship of a mother and daughter in modern China and the struggles they face in society, the importance of family through hardships, and the importance of understanding others regardless of one's culture, background, or past.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 pre-sale (www.nothingleftunsaid2012.com) or $8 at the door.

Difficult Dialogue - The Fine Line: Hate Speech vs. 1st Amendment Rights

Tuesday, May 15th

3:45 - 5:00PM


Williman Room, Benson Center

Dialogue presented by Brian Buckley, Philosophy and Marina Hsieh, Law.

Join us for a dialogue as we come to understand the fine line of freedom of speech through recent events, specifically, the cyberbullying case of Tyler Clementi and live comments made on air by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

Define American: Undocumented Immigration and the Future of the Country

Thursday, May 17th 2012

7:00 pm
Wiegand Room, Arts and Science

Jose Antonio Vargas, an award-winning multimedia journalist, is the founder of Define American, a new campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration.

He's been a journalist for over a decade, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country. Most recently, he was a senior contributing editor at the Huffington Post, where he launched the Technology and College sections. Prior to that, he covered tech and video game culture, HIV/AIDS, and the 2008 presidential campaign for the Washington Post, and was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech. In 2007, the daily journal Politico named him one of the 50 Politicos To Watch. 

Today is Yesterday & Tomorrow

Saturday, May 19th 2012

7:00 pm
Locatelli

SCU's Asian Pacific-Islander Student Union (APSU) will be performing their unique culture show titled "Today is Yesterday & Tomorrow" that showcases the Asian American experience. A fully original student production, the audience will see skits and various performances.

Doors open at 6:30pm and is free!

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Pan-Asian Senior Ceremony


Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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


Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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


Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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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