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  •  May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2015

    For details about programming by the Office for Multicultural Learning, click here.


  •  Fred Korematsu Day

    Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
    George Takei will keynote the Fifth Annual Fred Korematsu Day Celebration on Friday, January 30, 2015, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at City Arts and Lectures – Nourse Theatre in San Francisco.
    The Fred Korematsu Day commemoration is organized every year by the Fred T. Korematsu Institute (see to remember the life of Fred Korematsu and recognize the importance of preserving civil liberties.

    The 2015 commemoration not only marks the fifth anniversary of Fred Korematsu Day in California, but also the 10th anniversary of his death on March 2005.

  •  Black History Month Events

    Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

     Black History Month Events 

  •  Archbishop Romero / Rutilio Grande, S.J., Commemoration

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
  •  MLK Day - #JusticeMatters Rally

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    Monday, 1/19/15, at 1 p.m.

    Location: Bronco Statue (the Bend)

  •  2014 Winter Quarter Events

    Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

    Difficult Dialogues
    #BeingGenderedatSCU, 1/16/14, Benson 21,  7 to 9 p.m.
    #BeingFirst-GenerationatSCU, 1/23/14, 135 Arts and Sciences Building, 7 to 9 p.m.
    #BeingInternationalatSCU, 1/30/14, Benson 21, 7 to 9 p.m.
    #BeingAsianAmericanatSCU, 2/6/14, Benson 21,  7 to 9 p.m.
    #BeingLGBTQQatSCU, 2/13/14, Benson 21, 6 to 8 p.m.
    #BeingChicanoLatinoatSCU, 2/20/14, Benson 21, 6 to 8 p.m.
    #BeingWhiteatSCU, 2/27/14, Benson 21, 7 to 9 p.m.
    #BeingPacificIslanderatSCU, 3/6/14, Benson 21, 7 to 9 p.m.
    #BeingNativeAmericanatSCU, 3/13,14, Benson 21, 7 to 9 p.m.

    Color Struck, Tuesday, 1/14/114, 7:30 p.m., Mayer Theatre
    See for information

    Dr. Joseph White's Last Lecture, Wed., 2/5/14, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at a location TBA
    Dr. White is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at UC Irvine and "godfather" of the field of Black Psychology. He will be visiting Santa Clara and hosting a Last Lecture here.

    Fred Korematsu Day, Thursday, 1/30/14

    Chinese New Year, Friday, 1/31/14

    Black History Month Kick Off, Saturday, 2/1/14, 11 a.m., The Benson Fountain
    Join Igwebuike in the singing of the Black National Anthem.

    Women's History Month - March

  •  Open House, Office for Diversity and Inclusion

    Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

    Friday, 1/24/14, 4 to 5 p.m., lobby of the Walsh Administration Bldg.

    Welcome Dr. Jesse Bernal and Jade Agua to their new positions as, respectively, Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and Program Director, Office for Multicultural Learning.

  •  aka Dan on Campus, 11/17/13, at 7 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

    Rapper and Korean adoptee Dan Matthews will perform and share film clips of his documentary journey to discover his Korean birth family and twin brother.

    aka Dan shares issues of identity, ethnicity and family at the Locatelli Activity Center on Sunday, 11/17/13, at 7 p.m.

  •  Trayvon Martin: Discussing the Zimmerman Verdict

    Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

    Date: Monday, 10/14/13, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Where: Benson Parlors B&C
    What: Aldo BIllingslea will lead a discussion about the Zimmerman verdict

  •  Professor Aldo Billingslea Named Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

    Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

    Aldo Billingslea, Professor of Acting and Performance Studies in the Department of Theatre and Dance, has been appointed Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. In this position he heads the University's Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

    As Associate Provost, his primary focus is to work closely with members of the University community to enhance the recruitment, retention and success of faculty from underrepresented groups. He collaborates with other University offices in promoting a student climate of inclusive excellence through curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programs, and he coordinates with the Office of Enrollment Management, Multicultural Learning, Affirmative Action and Human Resources in efforts to recruit a more diverse student body and staff. He works closely with the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and reports directly to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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