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Calendar

Below is a comprehensive list of events that will be periodically updated with our multicultural student organizations' scheduled programs. Another excellent resource for campus-wide events and a wider range of approved cultural credit opportunities is the university's calendar of events.

JANUARY

 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Org Fair

Rinker Field house, Hollis Center

No commitment necessary to explore new social and leadership opportunities on campus to include Multicultural student organizations.

 

Saturday, January 18, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. MSC Leadership Retreat (off campus)

Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Council

MSC Leadership Retreat is a mandatory event for MSC Reps, organization leaders and invited organization members.

 

 Monday, January 19, 2015

 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Breakfast and Keynote speaker

Rinker Field house, Hollis Center

Stetson University, in collaboration with the Greater Union Life Center and the MLK Planning Committee host the annual MLK Jr. Breakfast. Admission is open to the public for $5; $10 at the door, and includes a breakfast buffet. *Limited complimentary tickets available for students. Contact tri-c@stetson.edu to RSVP.

 

10:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. MLK, Jr. Unity March

Chisholm Community Center, Deland Florida

Following the breakfast, participants will walk from Stetson University to the Chisholm Community Center. Participants are encouraged to bring posters and banners to the march.

 

10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day of Service (various locations).

Coordinated by the Center for Community Engagement. For more information check out Hatter Sync or email cce@stetson.edu

 

 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Spoken Word Artist: REYES

Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center

Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building

Join us for a dynamic exploration of social justice during MLK Jr. Commemorative efforts with Reyes. Reyes is a Chicano /Mexicano poet, emcee, actor, playwright, artist and community organizer with work featured nationally in many magazines, anthologies and newspapers. A leading voice in progressive and radical music, Reyes combines cultural stories of resistance, raw hip-hop and inspiring poems, to confront issues of social justice and cultural identity in a participatory educational environment. ID required for cultural credit.

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Civil Rights Series: Original Freedom Riders David & Winonah Myers

Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center

Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building Doors open at 7:15p.m.

In the midst of Ferguson and national coverage of protests of today’s civil right issues we are reminded of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s which brought many folks together in a call to action. In 1961, Winonah Beamer Myers and David Myers were young white college students attending Central State University, a predominately black college in Ohio. They are recognized as members of the Freedom Riders that were among the higher profile actions. They were among other young civil rights activists, some black and some white, who walked into a train station, ignored the “colored” waiting room and took their seats in the “white” waiting room. At each demonstration, they were quickly arrested for breaching the peace. Join us for a dynamic evening of personal narratives, pictures, and videos and learn more about what two 19 year olds did in response to racial injustice and how Winonah served the longest jail sentence of any of the 438 Freedom Riders and much more. Free and open to the public. Student ID required for cultural credit.

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

1:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m. Know your rights when encountering law enforcement

Sponsored by Public Safety, and the Multicultural Student Council

Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building

Facilitated by Stetson University Office of Public Safety, Know Your Rights provides effective and useful guidance that addresses what rights you have when you are stopped, questioned, arrested, or searched by federal, state or local law enforcement officers. Officers will review bill of rights, grand jury process among other related issues. Question & Answers will be incorporated throughout the session.

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Social Justice Leadership Retreat

Sponsored by SD&CV Leadership and the Cross-Cultural Center

Off Campus

The Social Justice Leadership Retreat (SJLR) is a 3-day immersion aimed at empowering students. This experience is open to Stetson students who want to understand systems of oppression, privilege, identity development, and take action to create a more fair and just world. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, explore, and reflect on issues of social justice while connecting with other students. Students will work in small teams and with the full group for a variety of interactive activities and discussions followed by self-reflection. The cost is free to students and all meals are included*. Enroll by January 16, 2015.

 

FEBRUARY

 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Black PRIDE (LGBT Panel)

Sponsored by Safe Zone and the Cross-Cultural Center

Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building

A “fishbowl” look into the ways Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Questioning individuals address the complexities of race, gender, gender expression, and social pressures as they shift identities to "survive", "pass" and "succeed". Candid conversations followed by Q&A from the audience. Refreshments will be provided. Not a recordable event. ID required for Cultural Credit.

 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

TBA 2nd Annual Only Love Photo Campaign

Sponsored by Residential Life, Kaleidoscope, and Safe Zone

Cross Cultural Center

ONLY LOVE Project photo campaign is a Safe Zone initiative to create a safe and accepting campus. The purpose of the photo campaign is to raise awareness that there are allies who care about those that are struggling with sexual identity. This event is free to the Stetson community. Participants are asked to wear white and can pose by themselves or in groups. Photo booth will be set up in the center. For more information contact rstabile@stetson.edu or visit onlyloveproject.tk

 

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. LUNAFEST

Sponsored by the President’s Office, Cross Cultural Center, and Wellness & Recreation

Auditorium Room 108, Lynn Business Center

 

LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. This season’s program of eight selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling - by, for and about women. For general information on LUNAFEST visit lunafest.org and for more information on LUNAFEST at Stetson email tri-c@stetson.edu. ID required for cultural credit.

 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

12:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m. Lunar New Year Celebration

Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Council and Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC)

Carlton Union Steps

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

8:00p.m. -10:00 p.m. Annual BSA Ball and Banquet

Sponsored by the Black Student Association

Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building

One of the most anticipated events of the year! This year's theme is the Harlem Renaissance.  The ball features cultural foods, entertainment and music around a featured theme. Get ready to be enlightened. RSVP by contacting BSA bsa@stetson.edu.

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Marie Cochran

"Confessions of an Artist Activist in Search of the Beloved Community"

Sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center

Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building

Georgia native and artist Marie T. Cochran explores the enduring relationship between the arts and social justice struggles through the lens of Intergenerational and Intercultural collaborations which have affirmed people of African descent.

Through the rendering of the writer’s words on a page, the voice and sounds uttered by the musician and the creations wrought by the labor of an artist’s hands, Cochrans illustrated talk will signify the act of cultural reclamation and healing with examples which span the Civil Rights era while citing examples from current day headlines.

A site-specific installation will be created as a follow- up to the presentation. Open to the public. Student ID required for cultural credit.

 

MARCH

Monday, March 9, 2015

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PRIDE WEEK Begins

 

Friday, March 13, 2015 Gender & Sexual Diversity Conference

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Institute: Transgender Sensitivity Training for Law Enforcement & Mandated Reporters

The Transgender Sensitivity Training for law enforcement officers and mandated reporters is a proactive measure to lessen the impact of discrimination, dispel transphobic attitudes and establish protocols for handling interactions with transgender individuals. Participant will receive a completion certificate. RSVP Required. Check out the Cross Cultural Center website for more information and to register for the conference.

 

9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. PRIDE Prom

Sponsored by Kaleidoscope Gender and Sexuality Diverse Student Organization

Location TBD

Attire for the night is dressy, but that ranges from tuxes and gowns to “Sunday’s Best” to retro prom outfits for some. Basically, dress it up as much as you'd like.

 

Saturday, March 14, 2015 Gender& Sexuality Diversity Conference (Continued)

8:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Drive-In Conference Plenary Speakers, Breakout Sessions, and Workshops

The Gender and Sexual Diversity Conference provides a platform for critical dialogue about the intersection of social, political and theoretical dimensions of gender and sexual diversity. The conference will include Transgender Sensitivity Institute, plenary speakers on emerging and contemporary issues, breakout sessions and workshops. Registration is required. Please visit the website: http://stetson.edu/administration/cross-cultural-center/gsdc.php

 

Monday, March 16, 2015

TBA International Education Week Begins

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Psi Chi Presents: Crossroads Dinner Forum & Silent Auction

Sponsored by Psi Chi and the Cross Cultural Center

Stetson Room (CUB)

Join Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology at Stetson University for their annual dinner forum which will feature Dr. Moore, Dr. Camden and community guest speakers on the psychological resilience among LGBT teens and young adults experiencing homelessness. This will be an interactive forum with guided activities, discussion and presentation. Silent auction with benefit Rising Against All Odds, Inc. (RAAO) a local non-profit grassroots organization in West Volusia County that focuses on social and cultural health disparities within our community. RAAO’s main objectives are to offer free HIV testing; to have a strong community presence in providing support and linkage to clinical medical care and services.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

TBA Day of Dialogue on Muslim Experience

Sponsored by Muslim Student Association and TRI-C Interfaith Initiatives

The Day of Dialogue on Muslim Experience is a groundbreaking day of meaningful conversation, insights and true community spirit. From Islam 101 to panel presentations, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, hear multiple perspectives and engage in one on one conversations with Islamic leaders, local members and the Stetson University Muslim community. For full schedule checkout the Interfaith Initiative website. Limited access to the public - RSVP is required for non-Stetson members. Contact lgraves@stetson.edu for more information. Student ID required for cultural credit.

 

Friday, March 20, 2015

7:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. 20th Annual Carnival

Sponsored by the Caribbean Student Organization

Hollis Intramural Field

Every year Stetson Caribbean Student Association proudly hosts its annual Carnival Event. We work very hard to bring the islands here to Stetson and celebrate this beloved event from the islands. Carnival incorporates culture, religion, and tradition of the islands. Stetson Caribbean Student organizations wants to share that event with all of campus. We will have a DJ, caterings, CSA members dressed up in carnival costumes, dancing, and other activities. This event is always our biggest most anticipated event of the year.

 

APRIL

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Interfaith Dialogue

Allen Hall

Jewish, Christian and Muslim people come together to explore and hear multiple perspectives and engage in open dialogue around a common issue. This program is held in response to the national Interfaith Youth Core “Better together Day” which is a pledge to stand up to intolerance and build interfaith cooperation. Free Halal and kosher food provided.

 

Friday, April 17, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. MSC Lavender and Achievement ceremony

Sponsored the Cross-Cultural Center

Allen Hall

Lavender and MSC Recognition Ceremony will recognize LGBTQIA leaders, graduating seniors, multicultural student organization leaders and supportive faculty and staff for their contributions. Passing of the flame ceremony to new MSC org leaders highlights closes this beautiful and memorable evening. No dress code is enforced. Please RSVP by emailing msc@stetson.edu.

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