Multicultural Education Week celebrates diverse backgrounds
Salve Regina’s annual 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. 21-25. The week features both students and professionals sharing aspects of their cultural identity in a wide variety of formats.
Keynote speaker: Junius Williams
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
A nationally recognized attorney, musician, educator and independent thinker, Junius Williams has been at the forefront of the civil and human rights movements for decades. His life in the movements has been chronicled in the Civil Rights History Project, a collaborative initiative of the Library of Congress and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and his is one of 11 interviews shown nationally for viewing on C-SPAN.
Williams is the founder and former director of the Abbott Leadership Institute at Rutgers University, whose mission is to develop informed and effective education advocates for Newark’s public schools.
Panel discussion: “When Worlds Collide: Race Relations in the Current Climate”
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
We live in a world of differences, and these differences often lead to conflict on the moral, political and cultural level. This panel discussion will feature students and experts exploring how to navigate these differences in the context of race and culture in the United States in particular.
4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 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.
One-woman play: “Scarf Diaries”
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, Bazarsky Lecture Hall
Written and produced by Antoinette Ellis-Williams, “Scarf Diaries” is a one-woman play consisting of multi-ethnic, inter-generational vignettes and monologues telling the stories of life. Scarves serve as visual conduits of the complex narratives of religion, culture, sexuality, work, childbirth, mourning, abuse, sickness, beauty and choices. For some women, they are symbols of private convents, pain, shame, secrets or ugliness, and for others, declarations of independence, joy or tributes of honor. If scarves could tell our stories, they would speak of these truths.
7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 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.