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CulturalCultural wellbeing celebrates appreciation for diversity and the world around us.  Cultural events are offered by many organizations and groups on campus including, but not limited to: the Interfaith Office, Multicultural Center and SAGE Center.  Check back often to learn about the upcoming cultural events.  

Upcoming Events

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'13th': Film Screening and Discussion

November 27, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Come watch and discuss the critically acclaimed and most talked about documentary film, 13th, directed by Ava Duverney. Her documentary takes the 13th Amendment and aims to expose its "loophole" that subtly states that slavery can indeed exist if a person is presumed to be a criminal.

Following the screening, Dr. Siobhan Carter-David, Professor of History will lead a discussion.

*Sponsored by the Multicultural Center

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Roya Hakakian: 'Understanding Racism in America: Lessons from my Iranian Jewish Father'

November 29, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Buley Library - Room 204

The Judaic Studies Program is honored to host Iranian memoirist and journalist Roya Hakakian, who will give a talk entitled, "Understanding Racism in America: Lessons from my Iranian Jewish Father."

When the Neo-Nazi mob in Charlottesville recently shouted "Jews Will Not Replace Us," Roya Hakakian heard the echoes of a life she was sure she had left behind for good in her birth country of Iran. But as she watched African-American activists confront the white supremacists, the tales of anti-Semitic discrimination her father had told her began to take on a whole new meaning. Her talk is an exploration of the deeper and more lasting effects of that experience for African Americans and Jews.

Roya Hakakian is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood in Revolutionary Iran, as well as the author of numerous other works and journalism.  She was fortunate to receive political asylum as a Jew to this country along with her mother before Iran had become a banned "Muslim" country.

Sponsored by the Judaic Studies Steering Committee, with co-sponsors, including Black Students Union, and the departments of History, Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy.

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SCSU Symphonic Pulse Dance Company

November 30, 2017, 7:00pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Symphonic Pulse Dance Company Presents "Let Loose."

This event is not a Lyman Center-sponsored event.

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Small Ensembles Concert

November 30, 2017, 7:30pm
Engleman Hall - Room C112

A musical performance sponsored by the Music Department

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Euge Groove and Keiko Matsui, Featuring Lindsey Webster and Adam Hawley

December 2, 2017, 8:00pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

This special cast of amazing performers has been combined in the perfect jazz recipe to create a warm holiday treat that is sure to get you ready for the season!



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Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence & Peace

December 4, 2017, 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Buley Library Patio

Members of our student faith groups are coming together in solidarity to pray for an end to violence and for peace in our communities and throughout our world. Please join us for a few moments of prayer for nonviolence and peace. Sponsored by Interfaith Office and the Multicultural Center.

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Caribbean Student Association 8th Annual Showcase

December 7, 2017, 8:00pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

The Showcase is where the Caribbean comes to life at SCSU!

This celebration helps to promote a greater understanding of the Caribbean's rich heritage -- an opportunity for the SCSU community to learn about the history, cultural dance, song, poetry, fashion, art, and inspirations of the Caribbean Islands.

Upon Request