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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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Fiesta Latina!

September 20, 2017, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Dunkin' Donuts Patio

Kick off Hispanic Heritage month with games, music and some dancing with the Organization of Latin American students! 

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center with support from the Organization of Latin American Students.

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Latino Bake Sale

September 21, 2017, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Buley Library Patio

It's the last day of summer! Stop by our bake sale for some traditional Latin baked goods. You'll be happy you did!

Sponsored by OLAS

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Jonathan Butler with Special Guest Elan Trotman & Tropicality

September 23, 2017, 8:00pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Enjoy an end of summer jazz concert that's infused with tropical and South African musical flavor. A special double bill featuring Elan Trotman opening for Jonathan Butler!

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9th Annual Empowering Lives: Celebrating the Hispanic and Latino Culture

September 25, 2017, 1:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Ballroom

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. Dr. Jose B. Gonzalez provides an inspirational look at the life of a poet who immigrated to the United States at the age of eight, grew up in housing projects, earned a Ph.D. in English, and became an advocate for U.S. Latinos.

This presentation will incorporate poetry, humor, personal anecdotes, and research. Also, enjoy Latin dishes and live performances by SCSU students.

Sponsored by The Multicultural Center in conjunction with the Organization of Latin American Students.

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A Taste of Latin America

October 3, 2017, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Connecticut Hall

A Taste of Latin America – Conn Hall celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

Enjoy a Latin-inspired lunch for $7.00 at Conn Hall in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Savor foods from different Latin countries and enjoy a little Latin culture while you are there! 

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center, Chartwells and the Organization of Latin American Students.

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

October 4, 2017, 12:00pm
Engleman Hall - Room A121 A/B

Join the celebration of Chinese traditions. Learn about this cultural event, enjoy music, and try some moon cakes, Q & A and more. Sponsored by the Chinese Club and the Multicultural Center.

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Film Screening: 'Black in Latin America: An Island Divided' (Dominican Republic and Haiti)

October 9, 2017, 7:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

Join us for a screening of Black in Latin America (Dominican Republic and Haiti Episode). Concluding the episode screening, Dr. Kathleen Skoczen, the Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, will facilitate a discussion about race and identity in Latin America and the significance of African roots in Latin American culture!

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center with support from the Caribbean Student Association and the Organization of Latin American Students.

 

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Voices of SCSU's Hispanic/Latinx Community: A Conversation from the Student's Perspective

October 10, 2017, 7:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Room 301

Join SCSU students for a panel discussion as they share their personal stories of what it means to be a Hispanic/Latinx student at SCSU.  What are the social issues and misconceptions impacting their community?  Sponsored by the Multicultural Center with support from the Organization of Latin American Students


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Fiction and Poetry Reading

October 11, 2017, 7:45pm
Engleman Hall - Room D253

Melissa Scholes Young and Greg Antonini read fiction and poetry.

Melissa Scholes Young is the author of Flood, "the novel Mark Twain would have written if Becky Thatcher had gone home for her high school reunion and found Tom Sawyer." Young was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri, and still proudly claims it as her hometown. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Narrative, Ploughshares, Poets & Writers, and other literary journals. She teaches at American University in Washington, D.C. www.melissascholesyoung.com.

Greg Antonini grew up in Milford, Connecticut, and learned to write poetry at Southern Connecticut State University (which he attended twice). He was named a 2004 Student Poet by the CT Poetry Society and read at several Connecticut schools including Yale, Trinity, Wesleyan and Southern. He has won the Leo Connellan Poetry Prize, the Eve Cummings Prize for Poetry, and the John Holmes Award from the New England Poetry Society, as well as two second place finishes for the Al Savard Memorial Poetry Prize in 2004 and the Connecticut Poetry Prize in 2015. His first book of poetry, Speaking in Hands, was published by Flying Horse Press in 2017.  A second is in the works.

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National Latinx Aids Awareness Day

October 16, 2017, All Day
TBD

Please join us for an HIV prevention forum addressing issues impacting the Latinx community. Free, rapid HIV testing will be offered at the event.

Location TBA

Sponsored by The Multicultural Center, Wellness Center, Cornell Scott Health Center with support from the Organization of Latin American Students.


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Beyond the American Binary: The Inner Ethnic Conflict of Latinidad

October 16, 2017, 7:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

Explore the Latinx identity, or Latinidad, and the challenges that face Latinx people in a society obsessed with binaries…. Black or White, fluent or non-fluent in Spanish, culturally assimilated or holding on to our motherlands?  

Through song, rap, and storytelling, Noel Quinones (writer, performer and educator) will translate the perceived conflict of self into a narrative of self-awareness, inviting us all to see the beauty in our complexity.  

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Organization of Latin American Students

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NHSO: 'Guys and Dolls' in Concert

October 20, 2017, 7:30pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Sit down, you're rocking the boat! The New Haven Symphony Orchestra celebrates the American tradition of musical theatre with Frank Loesser's celebrated comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway.

Featuring: William Boughton, conductor Vocalists: TBA

Ticket are being sold by the NHSO Box Office for this event:
https://newhavensymphony.org/event/guys-and-dolls-in-concert-2/


For tickets to this event please call 203-865-0831 x 20


Tickets: $15-$74

Faculty/staff/alumni: 20% off
KidTix Free with Adult
College Students $10

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'The President's Own' United States Marine Band

October 22, 2017, 3:00pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

For more than 200 years, the Marine Band has been an integral part of countless events that have helped shape the nation's identity and unique artistic culture.

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Nick Colionne - Maysa - Brian Simpson & Art Sherrod Jr.

October 28, 2017, 8:00pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

These jazz stars -- each with accomplished solo careers on guitar, vocals, keys, and sax -- bring some serious musical chops to create a special night of jazz just for you. So get ready to groove when this super group comes to Lyman!

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Noche De Gala: Costa Rica: Festival de La Luz!

November 2, 2017, 8:00pm - 1:00am
Adanti Student Center - Ballroom

Join OLAS at their annual semi-formal! Each year Noche De Gala celebrates a different Latin country. This year, SCSU celebrates Costa Rica: Festival de la Luz! (Festival of lights). Come enjoy a night of Hispanic foods and dancing to a variety of music (not just Spanish), as we pay tribute to Costa Rica and honor the Costa Rican culture! 

Funds raised from this event will benefit scholarships for incoming Latino students. Tickets are $10 for SCSU students, $15 faculty/staff and outside guests.  All tickets may be purchased online at www.southernct.edu/olas   

Sponsored by the SCSU Multicultural Center and the Organization of Latin American Students.  

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Gerald Albright with Special Guest Alex Bugnon and Marc Antione

November 18, 2017, 8:00pm
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Two concerts in one with this double bill of talented artists!

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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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