Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs

Director: Yantee Slobert
Office: 117 Basil Hall
Phone: (585) 385-8378

Upcoming Diversity Events

Film: "Shadows of the Lynching Tree"

Tue., March 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Join us as Producer/Director Carvin Eison presents his 2010 documentary, "Shadows of the Lynching Tree." A discussion will follow the screening. Sponsored by American Studies, Chemistry, English, First Year Programs, Modern Languages & Cultures, and Women & Gender Studies.

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Speaker: Cultural Awareness Among College Students With Different Abilities

Wed., March 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Speaker: Zarifa Roberson Zarifa Roberson works for i.d.e.a.l. Magazine Company; a magazine for Urban Young People with Disabilities. i.d.e.a.l. is an acronym for Individuals with Disabilities Express About Life. Our mission is to promote positive images of people with disabilities in society. We also try to eliminate negative stereotypes among the disability community. We are a magazine that pushes the limits and takes the magazine to new and exciting heights. We talk about issues that other publications do not address such as sexuality, education, lifestyle and culture, music, etc. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or

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Race, Equity, and Justice Event: Community Discussion

Tue., March 17, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Community Discussion: What can we do, personally and as a community, to make real changes? This event is part of a series of events being offered this spring around the topic of race, equity, and justice. Why this discussion? The events in Ferguson and elsewhere have raised the profile of these important and impactful issues. Monroe County is one of the most highly segregated communities in the nation, and a place where poverty – and its problems – is exceptionally racialized. We seek to understand the sources of segregation and inequity and explore Fisher’s role in working toward redressing injustice. For more information or to get more involved, contact: David Baranov (dbaranov), Steve Brauer (sbrauer), Kris Lantzy-Eaton (klantzky), Jeff Liles (jliles), or Ginny Maier (vmaier).

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Speaker: Mohammad Messenger of Peace

Tue., March 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Facilitator: Mubarak Bashir For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or

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LGBTQ Discussion Panel

Tue., March 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Representatives from the Rochester Gay Alliance will share their stories and answer questions. Hosted by the Health & Wellness Center, Diversity, and the Gay Straight Alliance.

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Gathering of Griots Forum in African American Culture

Thu., March 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM
This year's Gathering of the Griots Forum is entitled "The Real Deal Black Man: Masculinity Beyond the Man Box." Guest Speaker: Camille R. Quinn PhD, AM, LCSW Dr. Quinn’s talk on Black Male Masculinity centers Tony Porter’s notion of the Man Box, while offering thoughts and topics on the Real Deal Black Man, that is --- masculinity beyond the box. ALSO AFAM 450 Oral Presentation & Rite of Passage Ceremony by Tyrese Bryant
Rite of Passage Conducted by Prof. Michael Campbell, MCC For more information, contact Dr. Arlette Miller Smith at

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HIV/AIDS Awareness Fashion Show and Gala

Fri., March 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Enjoy an elaborate dinner, exquisite culinary dessert, and raffle prizes! Tickets are $10/person ($2.00 discount with a food donation). Hosted by: Black Student Union For more information, contact the Black Student Union at

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Diversity Dinner for Alumni and Graduating Seniors

Thu., April 16, 2015 at 5:30 PM
5:30pm - 6:00pm Reception
6:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner & Program Note: RSVP and ticket required; limited seating For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or

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Stand Against Racism

Fri., April 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Participants can join the St. John Fisher College Community by taking a stand for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by signing the Stand against Racism Pledge in the Campus Center Atrium. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or

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Ongoing Events

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Diversity & Inclusion Series

September - April

Several session topics available including Beyond Bystanding: Insight and Strategies for Empowering Our Students, Our Clients, and Ourselves.

Please contact NCBI representative Steve Jarose at or (585) 224-7238 to schedule a session from this series.

The Gay Alliance Of Genesee Valley's Higher Education Series Presentations

September - April

These fully sponsored presentations are being offered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs. These presentations are offered on a first requested basis. Please contact Gay Alliance representative Jeanne Gainsburg at

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