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

Film: Uprising

Thu., October 02, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Hosted by: Dr. Jim Bowman, Robert Dunbar, and Dr. Wes Renfro
UPRISING tells the story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its leadership and key organizers, their struggle for freedom against tremendous odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed. Featuring major figures including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees, several Egyptian presidential candidates, the former foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan, and former US Ambassadors and White House officials, along with never before seen footage, UPRISING provides the authoritative behind-the scenes view of one of the most dramatic events of our generation.
For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Film: Uprising

Thu., October 02, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Hosted by: Dr. Jim Bowman, Robert Dunbar, and Dr. Wes Renfro
UPRISING tells the story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its leadership and key organizers, their struggle for freedom against tremendous odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed. Featuring major figures including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees, several Egyptian presidential candidates, the former foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan, and former US Ambassadors and White House officials, along with never before seen footage, UPRISING provides the authoritative behind-the scenes view of one of the most dramatic events of our generation.
For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Documentary Film: Fagbug

Mon., October 06, 2014 at 6:00 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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Healthy Living Fair

Tue., October 07, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Free! Activities will include Red Cross blood drive, farmers' market, climbing wall promoting active lifestyle choices. Also, Health & Wellness Center Services including chiropractic care, blood pressure screening, flu vaccine administration, and lots more! For more information, contact the Health & Wellness Center at (585) 385-8280 or healthcenter@sjfc.edu.

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National Love Your Body Day "Smash the Scale" Event

Wed., October 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Through creatively decorating scales and smashing them, the campus community will be symbolically smashing away our culture's impossible body ideals and promoting positive body messages instead. Body dissatisfaction and a drive for thinness can be major risk factors for developing an eating disorder. For more information, contact the Health & Wellness Center at healthcenter@sjfc.edu.

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Film: We Are The Giant

Thu., October 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Hosted by: Dr. Jim Bowman, Robert Dunbar, and Dr. Wes Renfro Since late 2010, more than a dozen nations have experienced popular uprisings that have collectively been called the Arab Spring. Protests, buoyed by predominantly young participants and social-media organizing, have exposed repression and led to regime changes. What does it mean to take part in a collective action that has the potential to unseat dictators and bring previously undreamt-of freedoms to a people? For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Irish Studies Conference - "√Čire on the Erie: The Irish and the Erie Canal"

Fri., October 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Free and Open to the Public The Éire on the Erie Conference will examine the role that Irish immigrants played in the building and sustaining of the Erie Canal, and how this work helped to foster the Irish communities in Upstate New York. Working closely with the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, the conference is sponsored by the Irish Studies Department of St. John Fisher College, with support from Dr. Donald Bain, President; the Office of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences; and the Rochester-Waterford Sister Cities Golf Tournament. For more information, contact Tim Madigan at (585) 385-5259 or tmadigan@sjfc.edu.

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Fall Media Panel

Wed., October 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Join us for a panel discussion of how the local media covers issues and topics regarding diverse communities in Rochester, New York. Co-sponsored by Rochester Media Association, St. John Fisher Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs and St. John Fisher Department of Media and Communication.

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Film: It's Better To Jump

Thu., October 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Hosted by: Dr. Jim Bowman, Robert Dunbar, and Dr. Wes Renfro
"It's Better to Jump" is about the ancient walled city of Akka in northern Israel, inhabited by Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Baha'i. But its history goes all the way back to rule of the Egyptian Pharaohs. As Akka undergoes harsh economic pressures and vast social change, the present-day situation is causing Arab families to leave the places where they have grown roots for dozens of generations and shaped a rich culture for over a thousand years. This film focuses on the aspirations and concerns of the Palestinian inhabitants who call the Old City home.
For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Four Freedoms' Week

Sun., November 02, 2014 to Sat., November 08, 2014
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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