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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Symposium: Men as Role Models for Gender Justice

Wed., March 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Men have a critical role to play in the journey to gender equity. This program includes a panel presentation of men’s experiences as allies to women, to the LGBTQ community, and to those whose gender identity and expression challenge traditional notions of gender as binary. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer format. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs at (585) 385-8378 or diversity@sjfc.edu.

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LGBTQ Discussion Panel

Thu., March 17, 2016 at 6:15 PM
It is human nature to label people and objects. It is how we create order and make sense of the world. Unfortunately, labeling and stereotyping people can lead to a flawed understanding of a culture. In this fun and interactive panel presentation, participants will have an opportunity to challenge themselves on long held stereotypes and beliefs. Our panel will consist of individuals who identify as straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. Our sixth panelist will be a “wild card.” Participants must ask the panelist questions and try to guess how the panelists identify. Direct questions about sexual behaviors are not allowed, for example: “Who was the last person you had sex with?” Questions about gender expression are fair game, for example: “Do you own Birkenstocks?” This presentation is sure to create lots of laughter but it is also a great opportunity for self-reflection and in depth discussions around the power of stereotyping in a safe and...

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"To Kill a Mockingbird" at Geva Theatre

Sun., March 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM
From gevatheatre.org: Set in a small Alabama town during the Great Depression, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning American masterpiece follows the journey of Jem and Scout Finch, whose father has been appointed to defend a black man framed for a crime he didn’t commit. As the trial progresses, the children witness racial injustice envelop their community, while their father seeks the truth with quiet integrity, courage, and compassion. Transportation will be provided. 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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