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: Multi-Ethnic Cultural Celebration Marketplace

Sat., December 05, 2015 at 1:00 PM
2015 Focal Culture: China Day of Celebration (DOC) is an all-day, campus-wide festival that showcases holiday celebrations from various races, cultures, ethnicities and traditions. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

Event Details


Poster Session: Why We Aren’t All Getting Along: How Social Media Reflects and Impacts American Beliefs, from Racial Profiling to Campus Rape

Tue., December 08, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Featuring: Dr. Jenna Rossi's and Dr. Hope Russell's "American Dialogues" Learning Community (AMST 140/ENGL 101) This poster session investigates current issues in the media, such as anti-LGBT bullying, locker room culture, gendered behavior codes ("the bro code"), racial profiling, birth control ("slut shaming"), college hookups, campus rape, and media representation of sexuality (coming out, transgender identity). We examine popular commentary, as well as connections to underlying issues of gender, race, and sexuality in American history. We explore why and how discussion often shuts down around these issues, contrasting shame, fear, and blame with listening, empathy, and compassion. For example, what do words and phrases like "thug," "slut," and "that's so gay" reveal about American attitudes toward race, gender, and sexuality? What meaning do we make of common campus cultural patterns of "hooking up?" What does the popularity of media references like "the bro code" reveal about our attitudes...

Event Details


Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Theme Lunch

Mon., January 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM
For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8373.

Event Details


Coexistence Dinner

Mon., January 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM
As part of a service fellowship sponsored by the MK Gandhi Institute, the "Coexistence: Dinner and Dialogue" event 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. Hosted by the Muslim Student Association. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8378.

Event Details


Fresh Food vs. Processed Food

Tue., January 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Hosted by Lackmann's own Chef Joel Come enjoy healthy food samples and begin 2016 on by making healthy food choices. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at diversity@sjfc.edu.

Event Details


Workshop: Beyond Bystanding

Wed., January 20, 2016 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


6th Annual Hospitality Kit Drive

Thu., January 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs is collecting toiletry items to benefit several community partners including St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, Saint's Place, Sojourner House, RAIHN, Bethany House, Foundations of Hope, and Mary's Place. Contribute by donating toiletry items or volunteer to help bag. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8373.

Event Details


Sisters of Selma

Thu., January 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Hosted by Dr. Arlette Miller Smith During the bloody marches of 1965 in Selma, Alabama, a startling new group of leaders joined the battle for civil rights: African American and white Catholic nuns. Hear from two nuns as they look back at the events that changed their lives and helped make Selma a turning point for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement and for religious Americans. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8378.

Event Details


Black History Month Theme Lunch

Sun., February 28, 2016 at 11:30 AM
For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at diversity@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8373.

Event Details


Speaker: Mohammad Messenger of Peace

Wed., March 09, 2016 at 6:15 PM
Facilitator: Mubarak Bashir For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

Event Details


 

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.

Map & DirectionsA-Z Site IndexPeople Directory

Copyright © St. John Fisher College • 3690 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618 • (585) 385-8000
Questions/Comments? - Email the Webmaster Website Terms of Use