Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs

Director: Yantee Slobert
Email: yslobert@sjfc.edu
Office: 117 Basil Hall
Phone: (585) 385-8378

Upcoming Diversity Events

Documentary Film: "Turkey: Flowers of Gezi Park"

Thu., September 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Turkey: Flowers of Gezi Park, an episode of MTV's reality series Rebel Music, follows several young activists living in Turkey as they fight injustice in their lives. From youtube.com: “Watch as the band Tahribad-i Isyan wields hip-hop as a beacon of truth, journalist Gökhan Biçici reveals the country’s realities despite being beaten and arrested, and Juliana Gözen raises her voice on campus and in the streets fighting for women’s rights.” For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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A Call to Women of Color: Girls Matter Workshop

Fri., September 25, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Youth and parent workshops for girls ages 13-19. This event is free but space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend. Contact Jackie Dozier at jdozier@trilliumhealth.org or (585) 210-4126. Trillium Health is a local community health center in downtown Rochester whose mission is to promote positive, healthy living for those with complex social and medical issues by providing comprehensive care and support in a welcoming environment. This event is being co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs. For more information, contact diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8378.

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A Call to Women of Color Social Gathering

Sat., September 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM
This event will feature guest speakers and performers, vendors, socializing, and free food and entertainment. The event is free but space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend. Contact Jackie Dozier at jdozier@trilliumhealth.org or (585) 210-4126. This event is being co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs. For more information, contact diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8378.

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Workshop: Men and Violence: Speaking Up NOT Over

Wed., September 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Hosted by: National Coalition Building Institute Violence permeates many aspects of life… in sports, combat, rivalries, in discipline, law enforcement, in what we say and how we say it, in our silence and in our behavior. This experiential workshop is designed for men who wish to learn new strategies in addressing the core roots of violence. Our goal is to become better allies to ourselves and to others targeted by violence in any form. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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"Perilous Journeys" Holocaust Exhibit

Thu., October 01, 2015 to Sat., October 31, 2015
In 2001, The Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI) published Perilous Journeys, a book which relates the compelling stories of how ten local survivors escaped Nazi Germany and Austria, seeking refuge around the world. Lavery Library will be holding a month long exhibit for students, faculty, and staff to easily access these survivor stories online as well as observe artifacts from Holocaust survivors provided by the Jewish Federation of Rochester. For more information, contact Lavery Library at (585) 385-8165.

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Panel Discussion: Social Media's Impact on Religion

Thu., October 01, 2015 at 6:15 PM
Hosted by: Mubarak Bashir Panelist will respond to video clips from the internet about issues dealing with religion. This will be an open discussion which will allow a time period for questions and answers at the end of the session. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Latino Film Festival

Sat., October 03, 2015 at 12:00 PM
The Puerto Rican Festival, Inc. (PRFI) provides artistic and cultural events that foster the celebration of the history and heritage of the people of Puerto Rican descent. The Latino Film Festival expands on that mission and continues to promote unity amongst the Rochester community and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8373.

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Documentary Film: "Fagbug"

Mon., October 05, 2015 at 6:15 PM
Facilitator: Erin Davies On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies was a victim of a hate crime in Albany, New York. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, Erin's car was vandalized, left with the words "fag" and "u r gay" placed on the driver's side window and hood of her car. Despite initial shock and embarrassment, Erin decided to embrace what happened by leaving the graffiti on her car. She took her car, now known worldwide as the "fagbug," on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada. Along the way, Erin discovered other more serious hate crimes, had people attempt to remove the graffiti, and experimented with having a male drive her car. After driving the "fagbug" for one year, Erin decided to give her car a makeover. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Hispanic History Month Theme Lunch

Tue., October 06, 2015 at 11:30 AM
For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8373.

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Documentary Film: "The Road to Silverstone"

Wed., October 07, 2015 at 7:00 PM
From imdb.com: “A team of young engineers succeed in building the first Formula racing car in the Gaza Strip. They defeat numerous seemingly insurmountable obstacles to get the car out of Gaza to England where they compete at the Silverstone racing circuit. They embark on an eventful journey, enduring nerve-wracking and heartbreaking moments at the Rafah border crossing to Egypt to get out of Gaza for the first time in their lives.” For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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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 sjarose@ldagvi.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 jeanneg@gagv.us.

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