Upcoming Diversity Events
Wed., October 22, 2014 at 12:30 PMSpeaker: Sebastian Maroundit Born in the rural village of Mayen-Abun in Twic County, South Sudan, cousins Sebastian Maroundit and Mathon Noi were less than ten years old when the war came to their village and separated them from their families. They escaped to Ethiopia only to experience war again within four years. In 1991, they escaped from Ethiopia and spent a year walking across the hot desert to a refugee camp in Kenya. In this camp, both were educated through the 8th grade. In 2001, Sebastian and Mathon were selected as two of the 3,800 who would resettle in the United States. Mathon recently graduated from Niagara University majoring in Accounting, while Sebastian is pursuing his Business Degree. In the summer of 2007, they both returned to their village. Though Sebastian lost his father during the war and Mathon lost his mother, they were reunited with their surviving parents after 18 years apart. They were dismayed to find their village in poor condition, with no roads or clean...
Wed., October 22, 2014 at 6:30 PMThe St. John Fisher College Department of Media and Communication and the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs are partnering with two professional media organizations to present, "The Color of Coverage: A frank discussion about media reporting on under-represented communities," a program on race and news coverage. The two Fisher departments are co-sponsoring it with the Rochester Media Association and the Rochester Association of Black Journalists. Panelists include: - Cristina Domingues, Time Warner Cable News - Norma Holland, 13WHAM News - James Lawrence, Democrat and Chronicle Media Group - Dave McCleary, The Minority Reporter Juan Vazquez of WXXI News will serve as moderator. There is no charge to attend and the panel is open to the public.
Thu., October 30, 2014 at 6:30 PMHosted by: Dr. Jim Bowman, Robert Dunbar, and Dr. Wes Renfro
Sun., November 02, 2014 to Sat., November 08, 2014For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun., November 02, 2014 to Sat., November 08, 2014This program started in Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for those affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a t-shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or email@example.com.
Mon., November 03, 2014 at 11:00 AMSpeaker: Carolyn Vacca Dr. Carolyn Vacca will provide participants with history of the Four Freedoms' and how they impact our daily lives as American citizens. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tue., November 04, 2014 at 9:30 AMIn this interactive workshop, a representative from the Rochester Rape Crisis Center will lead a discussion on the resources available for survivors of sexual assault. Hosted by Women and Gender Studies. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or email@example.com.
Tue., November 04, 2014 at 6:15 PMSpeaker: Author Todd Miller For the past fifteen years Todd Miller has researched, written about, and worked on immigration and border issues from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico divide for organizations such as BorderLinks, Witness for Peace, and NACLA. He did the bulk of this work in Tucson, Arizona and Oaxaca, Mexico, with stints in New York City. Between Tucson and the Buffalo/Niagara Falls region where he grew up, he has spent the majority of his life close to the U.S. international boundary, south and north. His writings about the border have appeared in the New York Times, TomDispatch, Mother Jones, The Nation, Al Jazeera English, and Salon among other places. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed., November 05, 2014 at 11:15 AMSpeaker: Lea Malek Lea Malek was born in Janoshalma, Hungary in 1939. Her father died in a labor camp before her younger sister was born. Lea was 5 years old when the rest of her family was loaded onto cattle cars bound for Auschwitz. Along the way, the train suddenly stopped and was split. A large land owner needed some slave laborers and the people in Lea’s car were sent to work the farm instead of to Auschwitz. Lea would not have survived if that hadn’t happened. Her train was part of the failed "Blood for Goods" deal where Eichmann put 20,000 Jews “on ice” for future trading by sending them to work camps in Austria instead of to Auschwitz. Only three Jewish children – Lea, her sister and one other girl - survived to return to their hometown in Hungary. Lea witnessed the brutality of the Hungarian revolution in Budapest at age 16, hoping to be able to come to the United States, but the U.S. had closed its borders so she went to Israel in 1957 where she married...
Thu., November 06, 2014 at 6:30 PMHost: Jim Wood The Hunger Banquet focuses on world-wide hunger. Participants will randomly receive a ticket which will place them in one of the three socio-economic classes. According to "status" guests will have a specific type of meal. During the Hunger Banquet, information will be provided and discussions will be held about poverty. Fight against hunger in our community by bringing canned goods to this event. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.