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

Day of Celebration: Kwanzaa Karamu (Dinner) Celebration

Sat., December 06, 2014 at 4:30 PM
RSVP & fee required Reservations must be made with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs. The cost for resident students is 1 meal swipe, commuter students are free, and faculty/staff/guests are $12.00 (cash only). For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Mon., January 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM
As part of a service fellowship sponsored by the MK Gandhi Institute, the “Coexistence: Dinner and Dialogue” aims to help college students break through pre-set barriers regarding spirituality and faith on campus. By engaging students from Nazareth College, St. John Fisher College, Rochester Institute of Technology, and University of Rochester within a supportive environment, students will gain deeper insights about the religious beliefs of others as well as their own through the use of contemplative discussion, art, and service. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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Workshop: Beyond Bystanding

Wed., January 21, 2015 at 6:15 PM
Hosted by: National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Given the basic moral instinct of humans, recently examined by Harvard’s Steven Pinker, why don't people take action more often to intervene in the face of words or actions they know to be harmful? When do individuals decide it is possible to make a difference, and what motivates them to step in? This workshop will offer experiential elements of award-winning National Coalition Building Institute programs that provide insights useful for participants into the recordings, internalized oppression, and life experiences that come into play when bystanding is an issue. Participants will examine real-life scenarios and be introduced to specific strategies to become more empowered actors in their own lives, as well as empowering those they will teach or counsel, rather than settle for being passive bystanders. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or Event Details


Martin Luther King, Jr. Spoken Word

Thu., January 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Hosted by: MJ Iuppa For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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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 diversity@sjfc.edu.

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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 diversity@sjfc.edu.

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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 bsu@sjfc.edu.

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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 diversity@sjfc.edu.

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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 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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