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Spring 2013 Programs

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A Celebration in Honor of Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Day of Celebration program will feature keynote speaker, Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson who will be speaking on "the Role of Media Images in the Quest for Equality". In addition to the keynote speaker, professional monologist Ms. Tiffany Bailey will be portraying Coretta Scott King by bringing us back in time to experience the obstacles and triumphs of her husband, family and the fight for civil rights. The ever-popular and dynamic SCSU Steppin'Up Drill Team will also be performing.

Black In America

Who defines who is Black in America? What does being Black even mean? Join us as we view short segments of the Who is Black in America documentary by CNN's Soledad O'Brien and conduct a student led panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Julian Madison based on the topic.

Chinese new year celebrates: the year of the snake

The Multicultural Center, Chinese Student Club, Women Studies Department, SAFAC with support from the Asian Culture Society would like to invite you to celebrate Chinese New Year. The celebration includes jewelry making, Chinese chess, paper cutting, Mah Jong, traditional Chinese food and much more....

Heart Health month: getting to the heart of the matter

 Join the Southern community as we celebrate American Heart Health Month by getting to the "heart of the matter" regarding the prevalence and ways of preventing various cardiovascular diseases and condition!

Dr. farrah Gray: The Ultimate success story

Dr. Farrah Gray, a Biography Celebrity Entrepreneur, Philanthropist who grew up in the impoverished south side of Chicago but defied the odds and became a self-made millionaire by the age of 14. In his rise from poverty to national and international prominence, Dr. Gray has inspired millions around the world and has become the "Ultimate American Success Story". Join us for this inspirational lecture empowering you to define your own success.


The Luncheon will feature 2 delicious soups; Chicken Gumbo & Sweet Potato and Roasted Corn. 2 Mouth watering entrees; Cornmeal Encrusted Catfish, Homemade Fried Chicken & Baked macaroni and Cheese. 4 sides; Spicy Collard Greens,  Candid Yams, Cinnamon Scented Black Eyed Peas & Corn on the Cob. To end the luncheon on a sweet note there would be 3 desserts; Fresh Baked sweet Potato Pie, Warm Peach Cobbler & Banana Pudding.

B.a.d. friday: Rastafari after coral gardens

The Multicultural Center and the West Indian Society would like to invite you to join us in viewing B.A.D Friday: Rastafri after Coral Gardens. This film focuses on a community of Rastafarians in western Jamaica who annually commemorate the 1963 Coral Gardens "incident".

More than u.s.: an explosion of american art?

Hosted by the students in Professor Noelle King's Art 302: History of Art of the United States course. More than U.S. celebrates American art and also reveals the importance of past and present cultures and artistic practices that make up the history of American Art

Interdisciplinary Teaching with American Art

David Odo is the Bradley Assistant Curator of Academic Affairs at the Yale University Art Gallery. He develops interdisciplinary Yale course collaborations to promote teaching and learning from the Gallery's collection. His publications include A Good Type: Tourism and Science in Early Japanese Photographs (in press), Expeditionary Photographs of the Ogasawara Islands,1875-76(2009), and Unknown Japan: Reconsidering 19th-Century Photographs (2008).

Ebru: Demonstrating the Art of Water marbeling

Ebru also known as water marbling, is one of th emost unique and beautiful forms of Turkish art. Ebru is formed by drawing designs with drops of dye on water. The paper is placed carefully on the surface of the water in order to absorb the dye. Through several centuries people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces. This event will take place at the Adanti Student Center Plaza Level on April 15,2013 at 12:00-2:00pm.

Interracial and Interethnic Dating Forum

Join us as we view short clips from the film Jungle Fever by Spike Lee, and listen to Southern students as they speak about their experiences in choosing to date outside their race and culture. Event facilitated by graduate intern Chineye Anako, from the Multicultural Center.  This event will take place in Chase Hall Lobby on April 16,2013 at 7:30pm.