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. 25 through March 1. The week features both students and professionals sharing aspects of their cultural identity in a wide variety of formats.
Opening speaker: Bethany Johnson-Javois
7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
Bethany Johnson-Javois, CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network, leads a health care nonprofit whose mission is to provide quality, affordable and accessible care with an emphasis on serving the undeserved. In 2015, she served as managing director for the Ferguson Commission, an independent volunteer group charged with addressing the underlying root causes that led to the unrest in the wake of Michael Brown’s death.
Panel discussion: LGBTQ+ experiences on a college campus
7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
A panel of current students and experts will discuss issues, challenges and misinformation pertaining to LGBTQ+. The discussion is designed to raise consciousness and understanding about the LGBTQ+ community.
“Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story”
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
With the recent uptick of hateful and vitriolic language in this country, Muslim storyteller Rohina Malik set out to create a project dedicated to showcasing peace and commonalities between us all. She approached Jewish storyteller Susan Stone and Kim Schultz, who identifies as a Christian storyteller, with an idea: What if they all told stories from their faiths with the goal of bringing people together in the name of peace, curiosity and similarities?
2-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, Angelus Hall, Room 102
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.
7-11 p.m. Friday, March 1, 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.