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. 23-27. The week features both students and professionals sharing aspects of their cultural identity in a wide variety of formats.
Keynote Speaker: Bertice Berry
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
No one defies stereotypes, generalizations or cliches more than Bertice Berry. A sociologist, author, lecturer and educator, Berry addresses difficult subjects such as racism and sexism through her lectures.
“Uniting Not Dividing” Panel Discussion
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
“Uniting Not Dividing: Exploring the Roots of the Divide Between Police and Communities” will continue to enhance awareness as panelists discuss the minority perspective and focus on building mutual respect among police and the communities they serve. The evening will end with a policy analysis to help determine solutions or actions to progress as a society.
4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, Angelus Hall, Room 102
The coffeehouse is the center of social activity in cities and towns throughout the world. Sample coffees and pastries from a variety of cultures and listen to live music and storytelling presented by Salve Regina students.
7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, O’Hare Academic Building second floor
These student presentations will tackle issues of oppression by exploring social injustice, diversity and service. Learn more about empowering students, creating a positive change in the community, overcoming obstacles and more.
Documentary Screening: “An Inconvenient Sequel”
5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
The riveting and rousing follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth” shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former vice president Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train an army of climate champions and influence international climate change. The screening will be followed by a live webcast with Gore.
CAB Comedy: Pete Davidson
9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, Rodgers Recreation Center
Pete Davidson is in his third season on the Emmy award-winning “Saturday Night Live.” Davidson was named one of the top 10 comics to watch for 2014 by Variety magazine and made headlines as one of the featured comedians on Comedy Central’s 2015 roast of Justin Beiber. Reserve a ticket.
Fall Into Diversity
3-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, Wakehurst lawn
Join the offices of Multicultural Programs and Retention and Student Activities for a fall-themed kickoff to the Multicultural Festival. Enjoy pumpkin decorating, an inflatable corn maze, rock wall and more.
8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 27, Ochre Court
The Multicultural Festival will feature cultural exploration and tips from student experts. View diverse garments during a fashion show, taste cuisine from every corner of the globe and see the dances that have been passed from generation to generation.
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, Protect Our Wildlife, Salve Saves, Southern Poverty Law Center and Student Government Association.