Salve Regina hosting Multicultural Education Week

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In an effort to foster a campus community that is more globally aware and culturally connected, Salve Regina will host Multicultural Education Week Feb. 24-28. Events are designed to promote interaction among individuals from diverse backgrounds so that they may learn from each other.

The week’s events include:

Lee Mun Wah

A filmmaker, author, educator and diversity trainer, Wah will be on campus Monday, Feb. 24 for student dialogue groups, a faculty/staff workshop, a public lecture and a documentary screening.

Click here for full details on Wah’s scheduled activities.

Student Showcase

7 and 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the O’Hare Academic Center (second floor)

The showcase will include two student-presented sessions on issues pertaining to social justice, diversity and service. Attendees will learn more about the Nicaragua service trip, buying fair trade, overcoming obstacles and how current student organizations are tackling issues of oppression.

Traciana Graves

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall

Graves is the founder of Say Something Beautiful, an international platform that equips people of all ages to build a safe and inspired place to live, work and learn. She will discuss “Five Keys to Building a Strong Campus Community” and “Accepting All Students: LGBTQ-Straight Alliance.”

Click here for full details on Graves’ presentation.

Safe Space Training and Ally Certification

2:30-5 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m., Ochre Court state dining room

In the afternoon session, participants will learn appropriate language, constructs and theories that apply to the LGBTQ community. In the evening session, participants will learn what it means to be an ally, how to respond when peers or students are in crisis, resources available to the LGBTQ communities and its allies, and will make a personal pledge to be an ally.

Participants who attend both sessions will be considered certified allies for the Salve Regina community, and will receive a door marker. For more information, email mandy.hart@salve.edu.

Multicultural Festival

8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 28 in Ochre Court

The evening will feature community members showcasing their cultural identities through cultural talent and fashion shows, and ethnic food and dances from around the world.

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