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Fall 2016 Events


Multicultural and International Reception                
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 @4:00pm – 6:00pm ASC Ballroom
Join the Multicultural Center and University Administrators as they welcome students and faculty to campus. This is an opportunity for new and returning faculty, staff and students (undergrad & graduate) to network and be introduced to the diversity resources at Southern Connecticut State University. Don't miss this opportunity to connect and build bridges that can last for years!

Fiesta Latina 2016                 
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 @12:30PM ASC Patio     
Join us as we kick off National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month with games, music and, light refreshments and performances from the Organization of Latin American Students. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center with support from the Organization of Latin American Students.

8th Annual Empowering Lives: Celebrating the Hispanic & Latino Culture           
Monday, September 19th, 2016 @1:00PM ASC Ballroom
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month as guest speaker Juan Castillo from 94.3 WYBC who will talk about his experiences and challenges as a Latino and also the importance of staying involved in your community. Enjoy Latin dishes and live performances by SCSU students. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center with support from the Organization of Latin American Students.

Chinese Mid- Autumn Festival Celebration
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 @12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EN B121 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 SCSU Chinese Club and SCSU Multicultural Center.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 @7:30PM ASC Ballroom
Ditch the workout and join the party as you commemorate Hispanic Heritage with Zumba – an exhilarating, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, dance fitness party that will be sure to excite and inspire you to get moving. No dance experience needed! Sponsored by The Multicultural Center and the Fitness Center with support from the Organization of Latin American Students.

Just Gender: Film & Discussion 
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 @7:00PM ASC 201
Just Gender tackles the all too often misunderstood world of the transgender community. The film explores the common myths and misunderstandings about transgender people, as well as the confusion between sexual orientation and gender identity. Sponsored by the SAGE Center and the Multicultural Center.

Social justice For All: A Forum on Gender and Sexual Diversity/Equality in Connecticut
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 @5PM EN A 120
Social Justice for All: A Forum on Gender and Sexuality Diversity/Equality in Connecticut, is geared for election season, engaging the Southern community and Connecticut candidates running for federal offices on the topic of social justice from the gender and sexuality lens. All political candidates running for Congressional offices in the state of Connecticut are being invited to attend and participate in the panel. Sponsored by the Office of Integrated Communications and Marketing, the Office of Student Affairs, the Multicultural Center, the S.A.G.E. Center, VPAS, the Women’s Studies Program, and Student Government.

The Trump Card II
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 @6:00PM EN A 120
Join us for a follow-up conversation on the perception of Latinos and their role in the 2016 presidential election. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center, World Languages and Literatures, Women’s Studies, Educational Leadership, Spanish Club, NAACP student organization and the Organization of Latin American Students.

Prayer Vigil for Nonviolence & Peace
Monday, October 10th, 2016-Monday, November 7th, 2016-Monday, December 5th, 2016 12:15PM Buley 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 Interfaith Office and the Multicultural Center.

Images of America: African American Exhibit
Monday, October 24th – Friday, December 16th, 2016 Lyman Center
Designed to teach tolerance, diversity, and unity, the Images of America exhibit is a collection of original African-American artifacts and memorabilia from the period of slavery until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. “Remembering the past is critical to healing and moving forward to a positive future.”

Images of America Conversation Series
Monday, November 14th @1PM & Monday, November 28th @7PM Lyman Center
Join Mr. Jeffery Fletcher, exhibit owner, as he discusses the African American Experience from the period of slavery until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s in the United States where African-Americans struggled for freedom and equality.

Annual Expressions of Social Justice Talent Show                                                                                      Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 @7:30PM                                                                                               Join us as SCSU students perform poetry, songs, dances and take the opportunity to address some of the critical topics of diversity and social justice impacting our community that they’re most passionate about. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center.

Journey to the Bottom of the N-Word 
Wednesday, November 16th @12PM ASC Theatre
The film is a collection of narratives from a range of people across America about their thoughts, feelings and experiences with the n-word and whether its growing use might lead to it becoming the new standard reference for Americans of black African descent. Join Professor Frank Harris as he facilitates the discussion.

Social Justice Retreat
Friday, November 18th-Sunday, November 20th  Camp Woodstock, Woodstock, CT
The Southern Social Justice Weekend will give students the opportunity to address some of the critical topics of diversity and social justice impacting our community. Students will be able to engage in transformative discussions, build connections and alliance, and increase their self-awareness and identity. Application Required. Apply Here.  For more information contact Dian Brown-Albert at 

A Tribute to Paul Robeson        
Friday, December 2nd @7:30PM Lyman Center
Paul Robeson was a world famous actor, singer, Civil Rights leader, the first professional concert singer in history to use Negro spirituals in his performances. Join us as we celebrate Paul Robeson with a one-man play taking us into the life of Paul Robeson. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center.

SCSU Multicultural Center
Adanti Student Center (ASC), Room 234
(203) 392-5888


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