Multicultural Education Week celebrates diverse backgrounds

Multicultural Education Week, which is designed to promote interaction among individuals from diverse backgrounds so that they may learn from each other, will be held Feb. 24 to March 3. The week features both students and professionals sharing aspects of their cultural identity in a wide variety of formats.

Ally training: Training the trainers

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, DiStefano Lecture Hall

The Alliance is seeking students, faculty and staff who want to become certified to facilitate ally training. This training-the-trainers program will be led by Paul Hengesteg, a doctoral student at Iowa State University.

This is an approved Navigator program fulfilling the core value of consciousness of self.

Keynote speaker: Marc Lamont Hill

7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, Bazarsky Lecture Hall

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is the host of BET News and a CNN political contributor. An award-winning journalist, he has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Trained as an educational anthropologist, Hill focuses his research on the intersection between culture, politics and education in the U.S. and Middle East.

This is an approved Navigator program fulfilling the core value of consciousness of self.

Documentary screening: “I Am Not Your Negro”

5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, DiStefano Lecture Hall

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. At the time of his death in 1987, Baldwin left behind only 30 completed pages of the manuscript. In this documentary, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished.

This is an approved Navigator program fulfilling the core value of consciousness of self.

Panel discussion on immigration

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, Bazarsky Lecture Hall

Immigration is possibly the most talked-about topic in current social and political discourse. It affects the futures of countless people of all ages and has been a feature of life in the U.S. for generations. Come join a discussion with five panelists, who will talk about their own experiences and explore challenges and solutions.

This is an approved Navigator program fulfilling the core values of consciousness of self and congruence.

Multicultural coffeehouse

3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Miley Hall garden level

Sample coffees and pastries from a variety of cultures as you listen to live music and storytelling presented by Salve Regina students.

Peace flag project

6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, McAuley Hall first floor

A compassionate world is possible. Get a glimpse of Salve Regina’s inclusive community and join in the peace flag project. Feel compassion emanate from the experience, the art and the music, and partake in creating a piece of work that will have a ripple effect.

Documentary screening: “The Voiceless”

7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, O’Hare Academic Building, Room 260

Featuring the stories of five male survivors of sexual violence, “The Voiceless” explores the intersectionality between sexual violence and gender, race, status, culture, taboos and stereotypes. The documentary thoroughly details the impact sexual violence has on male survivors within the trajectory of their lives. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Antonio Rocha, training specialist at Day One.

This is an approved Navigator program fulfilling the core values of consciousness of self, congruence and commitment.

Multicultural festival

7-11 p.m. Friday, March 2, Ochre Court

Enjoy some cultural exploration and tips from student experts, a fashion show, food from around the world and dance performances. Come together for a night of warmth, celebration and acceptance.

This is an approved Navigator program fulfilling the core values of consciousness of self, congruence and commitment.

Film screening: “Marshall”

8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, DiStefano Lecture Hall

Synopsis: Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who’s never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.

This is an approved Navigator program fulfilling the core value of consciousness of self.

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