Multicultural Education Week celebrates differences, similarities
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 Oct. 22-26. The week features both students and professionals sharing aspects of their cultural identity in a wide variety of formats.
Opening speaker: Bakari Sellers
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent state representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African-American elected official in the nation. In 2014, he was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in South Carolina.
Sellers has followed in the footsteps of his father, civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, in his tireless commitment to service, championing progressive policies to address issues ranging from education and poverty to preventing domestic violence and childhood obesity. He has been named to Time magazine’s “40 Under 40” and “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans. Sellers practices law with the Strom Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina and is a political commentator at CNN.
For students in the “Anchor” cohort of the Navigator program, the presentation fulfills the core value of consciousness of self.
Panel discussion on immigration
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
The panel discussion will focus on current issues facing immigrants in the United States and work to build understanding and knowledge on the topic.
For students in the “Crew” cohort of the Navigator program, the discussion fulfills the core values of common purpose and controversy with civility. This is also an approved event for students in the “Port” cohort of the Navigator program.
4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Angelus Hall
The coffeehouse is a social activity that showcases various cultures and traditions from around the world. Sample coffees and pastries from a variety of cultures as you listen to live music and storytelling presented by Salve Regina students.
For students in the “Anchor” cohort of the Navigator program, the coffeehouse fulfills the core values of consciousness of self and commitment.
One-woman play: “Unveiled”
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this compelling one-woman show. Written and performed by Rohina Malik, who has performed “Unveiled” at universities, churches, mosques, synagogues and theaters. A question-and-answer session will follow the performance.
For students in the “Anchor” cohort of the Navigator program, the play fulfills the core value of congruence. For students in the “Crew” cohort of the Navigator program, the play fulfills the core value of common purpose.
8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 26, Ochre Court
The multicultural festival will feature cultural exploration and tips from student experts. View the extraordinarily diverse garments that make our world so colorful and bright during a fashion show. Taste magnificent cuisine from every corner of the globe. See the dances that have been passed from generation to generation. Let us come together for a night of warmth, celebration and acceptance.
For students in the “Anchor” cohort of the Navigator program, the festival fulfills the core values of consciousness of self and commitment.
Organized by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention, Multicultural Education Week is co-sponsored by Alliance, Black Student Union, Campus Activities Board, Center for Student Development, Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, Female Empowerment Organization, Multicultural Student Organization, Office of Residence Life, Office of Student Activities, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Southern Poverty Law Center.