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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.

August

Saturday, August 23, 2014

1 to 4 p.m. - Hollis Center Field House

Org Fair

Monday, August 25, 2014

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Soul Street Dance

Sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center

Soul Street Dance is unique for their way of incorporating different styles of street dance. Soul Street concerts consist of high-energy movement that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The music is an eclectic mix ranging from hip-hop to classical. It's a show that will make you laugh and keep audiences of all ages entertained.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Rescheduled

6 to 7:30 p.m. - duPont-Ball Library room 25L

Latin America Film Series: Sanky Panky

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Department of Latin American Studies

Sanky Panky is a hilarious Caribbean comedy that follows Genaro, a broke and desperate sanky-panky (male sex worker, found in the Dominican Republic). Genaro wants to imitate a good friend's fortune and the film follows his ordeals while on a mission to seduce American and European tourists into getting him a visa. A discussion on the Dominican diaspora and social justice will follow the film.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Allen Hall/Off Campus

MSC Leadership Retreat

Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Council

The Multicultural Student Council leadership retreat is meant for leaders of multicultural student organizations under the M.S.C. It's open to current leaders of these organizations; participation by these leaders is mandatory. The off-campus dinner and social is optional. RSVP is required. For more information or to RSVP, contact msc@stetson.edu.

September

Thursday, September 4, 2014

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Cross Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room

What is Genocide?

Sponsored by STAND (Students Against Genocide) and Stetson Organization for Native American Revitalization (SONAR)

Members of STAND and SONAR will provide an introduction to the concept of genocide and ethnic cleansing in both historical and current contexts. Who are persecuted populations? What are the social justice issues that continue to persist? And what can you do as an ally will be explored. Food will be provided.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Latino in Higher Education Panel

This session provides a platform for diverse speakers of different nationalities and experiences on defining pathways to success. Candid personal stories to include ways they have navigated expectations related to gender roles, challenges/success related to education; support systems at the college level; challenges and success they face today as Latinos in Higher Education.

Student ID Required for cultural credit.

Monday, September 15, 2014

7 to 8:30 p.m., Allen Hall

MSC FIT Presents: The Stage is Yours: The Importance of Self-Care

This event will give women of color of all sizes and shapes an opportunity to embrace self and others through positive dialogue and interaction. The participants will have an opportunity to receive a complimentary facial by Dr. Primrose Cameron and learn skin care techniques to enhance her beauty. *MSC Fit initiatives promotes positive and affirming dialogue around self-care, self-esteem, confidence, and body love amongst and for women of color. All women are welcomed to participate. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. - DeLand Campus

Values Day - "One Stetson, Many Voices"

Values Day is a single day dedicated to the university's commitment to its core values: personal growth, intellectual development and global citizenship that fosters continuing dialog between students, faculty and staff, so that as a community we can share, learn and appreciate the university's core values. In order to support the ability for the entire Stetson University community to attend, the university cancels classes and closes offices. The entire Stetson University community is expected to participate in this day of reflection, community and action. Keynote speaker is Rev. Vincent A. Pizzuto, Ph.D.. For a full detailed schedule check out http://www.stetson.edu/other/values-day/schedule.php.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

Monday, September 22

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Allen Hall

MSC Fit presents: NAPtural Truth

With so many misconceptions about the art of nappy hair it's easy to be misled and confused. Natural hair is a movement that many African American women have chosen to take. Allen Bird, a beautician who specializes in black hair is offering his 20 years of experience, love of black hair, and knowledge to show students of Stetson University the NAPtural truth. The truth of natural hair! *MSC Fit initiatives promotes positive and affirming dialogue around self-care, self-esteem, confidence, and body love amongst and for women of color. All women are welcomed to participate.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Panel Discussion on the Criminalization of Black Youth in America and the Media

Sponsored by the Black Student Association, MSC, the Department of Education and the Department of Africana Studies

The nation has been gripped by the ongoing protests following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Panel discussion to cover media coverage of violence against unarmed Black youth, social justice and advocacy.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

All Day

VOICES (Vision-Oriented Intervention for Campus Equity and Safety): Bystander Intervention Day of Dialogue

Tracy Nicholls, Ph.D., has a philosophy centered around educating students about establishing healthy, respectful, consensual relationships in order to teach and motivate others. These efforts stamp out all predatory social behaviors, including rape, sexual exploitation and bullying, and help to ensure the safety and human dignity of all people. The Day of Dialogue includes class visits, workshops and a keynote presentation.

1 to 2:30 p.m. - Hollis Center Classroom

Step Up! Be the Solution Workshop

Come out and have a ball as we play a role-playing game on bystander intervention, which will present you with hypothetical scenarios involving alcohol and proposed sexual activity, and will encourage you to think about constructive ways that bystanders can intervene to reduce the possibility of non-consensual sex.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Carlton Union Building

Metaphor Matters: The Violence of Language

A moderated discussion on the insidious role of language in forming our attitudes about sex and gender, love versus lust, "bros before hoes," blonde roots, and the "you are a chewing gum" model of abstinence education.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

October

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Clothesline Project

Sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center and the Office of Wellness and Recreation

The Clothesline Project addresses the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. Shirts will be displayed by the Palm Court.

Monday, October 13, 2014 - National Coming Out Day

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stetson Green

National Coming Out Day Demonstration

Sponsored by Kaleidoscope Gender and Sexual Diversity Student Organization

Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. As HRC states: "Coming out STILL MATTERS. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other." Join Kaleidoscope on Stetson Green for an interactive demonstration. Followed by Coming Out Panel discussion in the Stetson Room at 7 p.m.

Monday, October 13, 2014

7 to 8:30 p.m., Allen Hall

Out: Latino LGBT Panel

Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center, Safe Zone and Kaleidoscope

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". Moderated by Kaleidoscope, you will experience candid conversations about individual Coming Out experiences followed by Q&A from the audience. Refreshments will be provided.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Social Justice Lecture Series - Dr. Kevin Quashie

"Quiet, Justice, Love"

Sponsored by the Office of the President

African-American culture is often considered expressive, dramatic and even defiant -- characterizations that are linked to the idea of resistance and to the yearning for justice. As a result, these terms come to dominate how we think of blackness.

What, then, could a concept of quiet mean to reimagining how we think about black culture, about resistance and justice? How could the idea of quiet, as a notion different from silence and as a metaphor for one's inner life, offer insight into how to be alive in ways that are aware of social violence but that retain the power and grace that is inevitable in the everyday act of being human? ID card required for cultural credit,

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. - duPont-Ball Library room 25L

Ancient Words from Modern Natives

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Seminole cultural activist and Stetson alum Pedro Zepeda, Mam Maya weaver Nicolasa Jeronimo from Guatemala, and the Yukatek Maya Belizean journalist Patricio Balona will share from their rich and diverse repertoire of stories from their respective oral traditions. ID required for cultural credit.

Monday, October 20, 2014

7:30 to 9 p.m. - Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Comedian Sampson McCormick

Sponsored by Kaleidoscope Gender and Sexual Diversity Student Organization and the Cross Cultural Center

Sampson McCormick is a nationally touring, award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and activist who can make audiences double over in laughter addressing homophobia, poverty and religion. For over a decade, he has been a favorite at LGBT pride festivals and mainstream venues alike. His screen appearances include BET, MTV's Real World, and the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Dialogue on the Process of Genocide Recovery

Sponsored by STAND (Students Against Genocide), the Cross Cultural center and the Department of Communication and Media Studies

This is an interactive dialogue that allows students to grasp the complexities of surviving genocide. A new nuance and understanding of social justice issues pertaining to displacement, reconstruction and forgiveness will be explored. Join us for this dynamic discussion.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Noon to 3 p.m., Cross Cultural Center

Diwali Celebration - Make your own Luminary and Henna

Diwali is also known as "the Festival of Lights" is celebrated around the world. Join us at the Cross Cultural Center and learn how to make unique luminaries that are used to signify peace and good luck. Luminaries will be displayed outdoors in the evening at dusk.

Monday, October 27, 2014

7 to 9 p.m. - Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Climbing PoeTree Spoken Word

Climbing PoeTree's award-winning performance is composed of dual-voice spoken word poetry, hip hop, and multi-media theatre that challenges its audiences to remember their humanity, dissolves apathy with hope, exposes injustice, and helps heal our inner trauma so that we may begin to cope with the issues facing our communities.

ID required for cultural credit.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Is the World Ready for a Female President?

There are a multitude of questions that surround the upcoming presidential elections. The most important and exciting question being the possible election of a woman. This panel discussion will discuss what it means to be a political leader and how women fit into this scheme, if they do at all. What will be discussed in detail is if the world is ready for a female president or not.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

November

Monday, November 10, 2014

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Holocaust Remembrance

More information coming soon.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

PRIDE Dancers

Native American and Indigenous Awareness kick off. More information coming soon.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

7 to 8 p.m. - Lynn Business Center room 108 (Rinker Auditorium)

Voces Latinas Poetry Reading

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Department of Latin American Studies

Join the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures for the 3rd Annual Open Spanish Language Poetry Reading Event. To enter, contact Robert Sitler, Ph.D., at rsitler@stetson.edu.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

Monday, November 17, 2014

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Polynesians, Micronesians and Indigenous People of Hawaii

The indigenous people of Ka Pae Aina o Hawaii, represent approximately 20 percent of the total population of 1.2 million. Ka Pae Aina o Hawaii (the Hawaiian Archipelago) is made up of 137 islands, reefs and shoals, stretching 1,523 miles southeast to northwest and consisting of a total land area of approximately 6,425 square miles. Join us for an exploration of social justice issues experienced by indigenous cultures in Hawaii due to militarization, colonization and environmental impacts. Facilitated by Mak Porotesano.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Ze Story: Two-Spirit Identity

Sponsored by Kaleidoscope and Hillel

"Two-spirit people" is a modern umbrella term used by some indigenous North Americans for gender-variant individuals in their communities. The guest speaker will share transformative stories of identity, culture and social justice. A Naming Ceremony to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance will follow.

Student ID required for cultural credit.

8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR)

Sponsored by Kaleidoscope, Hillel, the Office of the Chaplain and the Cross-Cultural Center

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (T.D.o.R.), is a day that memorializes those who have been killed as a result of transphobia (the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people), and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

December

Monday, December 1, 2014

6 to 7:30 p.m.

World AIDS Day Presentation

World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was first held in 1988 and was the first ever global health day.

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