Multicultural Center events

WOMEN'S WELLNESS FAIR. MARCH 12, 2015. 10:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M. THE STUDENT UNION CONCOURSE.

All are invited to come by the booths and enjoy displays focusing on women’s health issues. The Women's Wellness Fair vendors include: Lupus Foundation of America, Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), Battered Women\'s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, The University of Akron Student health Services, The University of Akron Student Recreation and Wellness Program, Title IX Coordinator, Alliance For Healthy Youth, American Heart Association and Akron Children's Hospital Sickle Cell Program.

Sponsored by The Multicultural Center, Women's & Gender Resource Center, Office of Inclusion & Equity and The Student Union. 


LATINO EDUCATION SUMMIT. MARCH 6, 2015. STUDENT UNION.

The Ohio Latino Affairs Commission and The University of Akron's Multicultural Center and Office of Inclusion and Equity invite you to participate in the 2015 Ohio Latino Education Summit. The summit was established to promote the educational success of Ohio’s Latino students. Administrators, students, teachers and board members from Ohio school districts, higher education professionals, state education administrators and community members convene to share best practices and strategies for improving Latino education. 

Sponsored by: The Multicultural Center, The Office of Inclusion and Equity, H.O.L.A. and The Ohio Latino Affairs Commission. 


THE NILE PROJECT. MARCH 1, 2015 4:00 P.M. STAGE DOOR at EJT.

General Admission - $10.00 UA Students - $5.00 See:Ticketmaster

The Nile Project will have two different public performances at EJ's Stage Door.

Showcasing the diversity found in the peoples and cultures of the Nile Basin, The Nile Project promotes a message of cross-cultural cooperation. Interactive Performance: In this hour-long musical performance, participants will experience the Nile River through song, dance and musical instruments. 

Sunday, March 1 
Interactive Lecture/Demonstration/Concert: In this two hour interactive lecture demonstration, founder Mina Girgis breaks down the creative process involved in producing music and the musicians showcase the rich ethnic and cultural diversity found in the Nile Basin. 

Tuesday, March 3
There will also be a variety of student symposiums, workshops & master classes planned on 3/2 & 3/3. For further information visit uaevents.com.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council and General Mills Foundation.

Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, EJ's Contemporaries is a series of innovative, provocative, edgy trend setters, breaking stereotypes while generating critical acclaim for their artistry.


THE 2015 VAGINA MONOLOGUES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON. JANUARY 31, 2015. 8:00 P.M. EJ THOMAS STAGE DOOR. 

Venue Details: Live on Stage At EJ Thomas Hall Stage Door. Seating is limited.  Call the Thomas Hall Ticket Office at (330) 972-7570 to secure tickets in advance. Further information available at www.uaevents.com E. J. Thomas Hall – The University of Akron 

Cost: $5 Students, faculty, and staff and $10 non-UA members. T-Shirts will also be on sale at EJ Thomas Hall

The University of Akron's 2015 V-Day benefit performance of Eve Ensler's “The Vagina Monologues” is a consciousness-raising event and fundraiser to help end violence against women and to celebrate women, their bodies and their experiences. All proceeds benefit the V-Day Organization and the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina counties. The monologues will be performed by UA students, faculty, staff and Akron community members.

Sponsored by The Women’s & Gender Resource Center, The Multicultural Center, Office of Inclusion and Equity, EJ Thomas Hall, Women's Studies Program, L.I.P. Service and EJ Thomas Hall.


MLK JR. DAY ACTIVITIES. JANUARY 19, 2015. 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON. STUDENT UNION GRAND BALLROOM. 

The University of Akron’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Activities Fair enables the community to mark the King holiday as a “day on” rather than a “day off”! It also serves as an opportunity for community outreach that provides awareness of the University community to children in grades K-12 and their families.

The celebration has been very well-received and attended, and the children enjoy the excitement and activities of being on a college campus. Community and student organizations provide activities and information that encourage non-violence, civic responsibility, respect for differences, and the importance of education.

Activities include the following:

  • Biographic information on Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Historical information on the Civil Rights Movement
  • A variety of childrens activities
  • Performances
  • Martin L. King Jr. gallery and other visual displays
  • Information about a diverse group of organizations

Sponsored by: The Multicultural Center, The Women's & Gender Resource Center and The Office of Inclusion & Equity.


WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS. SEPTEMBER 25, 2014. INFOCISION STADIUM.                         

This event highlights the accomplishments of distinguished, diverse female leaders from around the country who have achieved remarkable success in their respective fields. Click here for PDF

2014 honorees include: 

RSVP by September 19, 2014 Here 

2014 honorees are:

Ms. Tracy L. Carter, MHSA System Director,  Government Affairs and Health Policy Summa Health System; 

Mrs. Vanita Oelschlager, Author and founder of VanitaBooks, LLC; former teacher, philanthropist & caregiver; 

Reverend Dr. Diana L. Swoope, Senior Pastor, Arlington Church of God.

Dr. Adis Maria Vila, Senior Fellow, Institute for Cross Cultural Management, Florida Institute of Technology and former Chief Diversity Officer, U.S. Air Force Academy; 

Dr. Julie Zhao, Director, Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics (IDEAs) Program and Assistant to the Dean for Diversity, College of Engineering, The University of Akron; 

This year we have added a new component honoring Rising Trailblazers recognizing upcoming women and their achievements. This year’s Rising Trailblazers are: 

Councilwoman Margo Sommerville, Ward-3 Akron City Council; 

Ms. Jasmine Simmons, 2013 Sofia Deaflympian, USA Deaf Sports Federation and UA outstanding Speech Language Pathology scholar. 

Previous honorees have included:  Brigadier General Dana Born, Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force AcademyRonda Ferguson, Vice President and Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer, First EnergyRoxia Boykin, Vice President Community Benefit and Diversity, Summa Health SystemBetty Martinez Lowery, Senior Manager, Minority Business Development, Walt DisneyDr. Florence Denmark, Professor of Psychology at Pace University and Former American Psychological Association PresidentTheresa Barrera, Vice President of Supplier Diversity, WalmartSherry Williams, Vice President and Corporate Secretary of HaliburtonJudge Carla Moore, Ninth District Court of Appeals and Judge Kathryn Michael, Akron Municipal Court among many others.  

Sponsored by: The Women's & Gender Resource Center and Women's Studies Program. 


 Caribbean Day  CARIBBEAN DAY FESTIVAL. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 STUDENT UNION STARBUCKS 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Click here for Caribbean Day PDF flyer

Caribbean Day Festival is an event that opens Diversity Week, and Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the food, traditions, and cultures that permeate the Caribbean Basin. This event will be filled with different types of music (Lukumi, Bomba Plena, Rumba, Steel Drums) and light Hors d'oeuvres found in the Caribbean nations.

Opening remarks from: Dr. Scott Scarborough, UA, President and Lee A. Gill, J.D. UA, Chief Diversity Officer.

Sponsors: The Multicultural Center, Office of International Programs, HOLA, USG, GSG, Residence Hall Council and RHPB.


THE 6th ANNUAL SUMMIT COUNTY SEXUAL ASSAULT COALITION SYMPOSIUM

THEME "Survivorship"

CEU's Provided. $30.00 Registration Fee. Event Is Open to the public. 

Registration starts July, 1, 2014. 

The 6th Annual SCSAC Symposium will highlight the growth, bravery and healing of survivors of Sexual Violence. This one day Conference will be held at The University of Akron with the morning session highlighting survivors of sexual violence in a panel discussion. 

Roundtable discussion sessions to follow with Greenleaf Behavioral Health Director John Balash, Family Re-unification with CSB's Beatrice Flett, Dr. Cynthia Keck-McNulty, Bill Holland specializing in Registration Issues and from the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Jasmine Barfield. 

Advocates, Clinical Professionals, and Law Enforcement, prosecutors and social and social workers are encouraged to attend. 

Co-Sponsors: The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties and The Women's & Gender Resource Center.

Contact: Paul Henry, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator PaulH@scmcbws.org


HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE WEEK. APRIL 16th - 22nd, 2014

An international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 1 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), up to 9000 homosexual men and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. This is a time where we must reassert our commitment to human rights.

Sponsors: Hillel: Heebroos at The University of Akron and The Multicultural Center


 

LETS TALK AFRICA. APRIL 15, 2014. LEIGH HALL, ROOM 409. 

A Forum in Celebration of Africa Week engaging The University of Akron community on the pressing issues and concerns of Africa today. 

Featuring: Dr. Oghenetoja Okoh, Dr. Enoch Damson, Dr. Rosa Githiora

Sponsored by: African Student Association (A.S.A)


 

THE BLACK MALE SUMMIT. APRIL 10 & 11, 2014. AKRON PUBLIC LIBRARY [COMMUNITY DIALOGUE], THE JOHN S. KNIGHT CENTER AND THE STUDENT UNION. 

The summit typically draws over 1,000 participants. It is open to all, but is geared toward the needs of the Black Male Community and addresses a broad spectrum of topics ranging from networking, race relations, self-esteem, healthy relationships, and strategies for personal and professional growth. All are encouraged to attend.The Black Male Summit brings together nationally recognized presenters for two days of exploring the critical issues impacting Black males in higher education

 Black Male Summit website


 

WOMEN'S WELLNESS FAIR. MARCH13, 2014. THE STUDENT UNION CONCOURSE.

All are invited to come by the booths and enjoy displays focusing on women’s health issues. The Women's Wellness Fair vendors include: Lupus Foundation of America, Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), Battered Women\'s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, The University of Akron Student health Services, The University of Akron Student Recreation and Wellness Program, Title IX Coordinator, Alliance For Healthy Youth, American Heart Association and Akron Children's Hospital Sickle Cell Program.

Sponsored by The Multicultural Center, Women's & Gender Resource Center, Office of Inclusion & Equity, The Student Union and Supported by The Women's Studies Program. 


 

 

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR. FEBRUARY 26, 2014. E.J. THOMAS HALL.

The two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is heralded as one of the most exciting groups to emerge in world music in recent years. Under the direction of choirmaster David Mulovhedzi, the choir draws on the best talent from the many churches and communities in and around Soweto, South Africa. Since its first international performances in Australia in 2002, the Soweto Gospel Choir has become a worldwide phenomenon performing to sold-out audiences throughout the world.          

Tickets: EJ Thomas Hall, 198 Hill Street Akron, OH 44325-0501. A - $36.50, B - $26.50, UA Students - $11.50. Ticket Office: (330) 972-7570.  

Sponsors: The Multicultural Center, The Women's & Gender Resource Center, The Office of Inclusion & Equity & EJ Thomas Hall.  


 

 DR. CONSUELA WARD. ‘POWER AND PRIVILEGE’.  FEBRUARY 6, 2014. STUDENT UNION.

Dr. Consuela Ward has more than 15 years of experience in the field of diversity as a speaker, consultant, trainer, instructor, administrator, and coach. Her workshop will tackle the ways in which ‘race affects our view of the world like a pair of glasses or perhaps shades. We see through a lens based on a perspective influenced by power dynamics in lived experience’.

Sponsored by: The Office of Inclusion & Equity, The Multicultural Center, The Women's & Gender Resource Center and The Student Union.


 

RETHINKING RACE: BLACK, WHITE and BEYOND. FEBRUARY 2014.

The series offers the University community and residents of Northeast Ohio the opportunity to hear and share a variety of viewpoints.Each February, the University presents "Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond" -- a two-week-long series of events in which race and race-related issues are discussed, examined, and hopefully, better understood.

Through films, performances, Face-2-Face Conversations, and keynote speakers, Rethinking Race hopes to engage the public with important topics such as diversity in the workplace and awareness of issues and culture.

The "Rethinking Race” series can be traced back to 1997, when President Bill Clinton chose UA as the location for his first Town Hall Meeting on Race. Today, students, faculty and staff work together to plan programs for the series that continue to advance the understanding of race relations begun at that town hall meeting.

 The Rethinking Race website


 

THE 2014 VAGINA MONOLOGUES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON. FEBRUARY 1 AND 2, 2014. EJ THOMAS STAGE DOOR. 

Venue Details: Live on Stage At EJ Thomas Hall Stage Door. Seating is limited.  Call the Thomas Hall Ticket Office at (330) 972-7570 to secure tickets in advance. Further information available at www.uaevents.com E. J. Thomas Hall – The University of Akron 

Cost: $5 Students, faculty, and staff and $10 non-UA members. T-Shirts will also be on sale at EJ Thomas Hall

The University of Akron's 2014 V-Day benefit performance of Eve Ensler's “The Vagina Monologues” is a consciousness-raising event and fundraiser to help end violence against women and to celebrate women, their bodies and their experiences. All proceeds benefit the V-Day Organization and the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina counties. The monologues will be performed by UA students, faculty, staff and Akron community members.

Sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Resource Center, The Multicultural Center, Women's Studies Program, Office of Inclusion and Equity, EJ Thomas Hall, L.I.P. Service and Committee for Research on Women and Gender (CROW).


 

MLK JR. DAY ACTIVITIES. JANUARY 20, 2014. THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON. STUDENT UNION GRAND BALLROOM. 

The University of Akron’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Activities Fair enables the community to mark the King holiday as a “day on” rather than a “day off”! It also serves as an opportunity for community outreach that provides awareness of the University community to children in grades K-12 and their families.

The celebration has been very well-received and attended, and the children enjoy the excitement and activities of being on a college campus. Community and student organizations provide activities and information that encourage non-violence, civic responsibility, respect for differences, and the importance of education.

Activities include the following:

  • Biographic information on Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Historical information on the Civil Rights Movement
  • A variety of childrens activities
  • Buchtel High CLC Step Team and Rygt Step Urban Line Dancers
  • Martin L. King Jr. pictorial gallery and other visual displays
  • Information about a diverse group of organizations

Sponsored by: The Multicultural Center, The Women's & Gender Resource Center and The Office of Inclusion & Equity.

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