Stephen F. Austin State University

OMA Calendar of Events

2019-2020 Office of Multicultural Affairs Calendar of Events

AUGUST| SEPTEMBER| OCTOBER| NOVEMBER| DECEMBER| JANUARY| FEBRUARY| MARCH| APRIL| MAY

FALL 2019

AUGUST

August 28th (Wed.): OMA & Greek Life Yard Party

Location & Time: BSPC Plaza, 6-8pm

Make plans to join the Office of Multicultural Affairs as we compete in games and enjoy snacks, as well as learn what all the Office of Multicultural Affairs has to offer. Door prizes will be awarded. This is an event you don't want to miss!

SEPTEMBER

September 4th (Wed.): OMA/Axcel Kickoff

Location & Time: Twilight Ballroom, 4-5:30pm

Make plans to join the Office of Multicultural Affairs as we co

September 4th (Wed.): The Get Down/Karaoke

Location & Time: Office of Multicultural Affairs, 6-7:30pm

September 19th (Thu.): Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration - Noche de Gala

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 6pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites the SFA and Nacogdoches community to celebrate the Hispanic- Latino/a Heritage Month in style. The event will also include various cultural performances, food, and culture.
Admission: $3 Students
$10 Faulty and staff
$15 Community members
Dinner will be provided with admission
*Dress code: Dress to impress

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning September 4th.

September 25th (Wed): Something to Chew On

Location & Time: Office of Multicultural Affairs, 12-1:30 p.m.

Lumberjack Cultural Association (LCA) brings the discussion to you with its new event series called "Something to Chew On". SFA Students, faculty/staff and community members are encouraged to join in this open dialogue and participate in interactive activity as it focuses on topics of the concerns to the community. Snacks and door prizes will be provided. This event will last until 1:30 p.m. so feel free to come by any time before then to participate.

OCTOBER

October 1st (Tues.): Brave Space Series

Location & Time: BPSC Multimedia, 4pm

October 11th (Fri.): National Coming Out Day

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza, 11-1pm

October 18th (Fri.): OMA Poverty Simulation

Location & Time: BPSC 9am & 12:30pm

The Poverty Simulation is designed to help participants begin to comprehend what it might be like to live in poverty and survive from week to week. Participants will experience some of the daily challenges a family in poverty may endure over a simulated experience of one month. This event is brought to you by the East Texas Human Needs Network. To sign up to participate please register at www.sfasu.edu/oma

October 24th (Thurs.): Homecoming Step Show

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, 8pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Greek Life, and Student Activities Association invites the SFA community to show support to their favorite Greek Sorority and Fraternity as members of NHPC and MGC showcase their talent through Greek stepping.
Admission: Pre- Sale Prices $5 admission for Students
$10 admission for Faculty/Staff/Community Member
At the door: $10 for everyone. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning October 15th .

NOVEMBER

November 4-5th (Mon & Tues): Tunnel of Oppression

Location & Time: BPSC Theatre, 6-9pm

Lumberjack Cultural Association (LCA) presents the Tunnel of Oppression. The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive museum which spotlights different types of oppression through interactive theatre and multimedia presentations. In the past, the event has shed light on issues ranging from human trafficking, to genocide and suicide, just to name a few. The Tunnel of Oppression is a very enlightening and eye-opening experience that should not be missed.

November 13th (Wed.): Native American Heritage Month Celebration

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza, Noon

Come join us as we celebrate Native American month with a celebration! The audience will learn some of the background history and origins of the dances, steps, and songs.

November 14th (Thurs.): Brave Space Series

Location & Time: BPSC Multimedia, 4pm

November 19th (Tues.): OMA Kente Cloth Ceremony

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 6pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will like to celebrate all their student leaders, student ambassadors, and graduating OMA students. Please complete the Kente Cloth application if you are an OMA student who is graduating this fall semester.

DECEMBER

SPRING 2020

JANUARY

January 20th (Mon.): MLK DAY OF SERVICE

Check-In Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom & Movie Theater, 9am

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This day is not a day of selfishness but of selflessness. Please join us as we focus on truly honoring Dr. King's legacy by helping others. A keynote speaker will kick the day off. To register sign up on www.sfasu.edu/oma. Free lunch and t-shirts will be provided to all volunteers who complete their assigned projects.

FEBRUARY

February 7th (Fri.): 6th Annual Diversity Conference

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, Check-in at 9am

Keynote Speaker: TBA
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is committed to advancing Stephen F. Austin State University's (SFASU) commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. To continue our commitment, The Office of Multicultural Affairs presents the Office of Multicultural Affairs Diversity Conference. The Diversity Conference seeks to provide a platform for presenters to share their diversity-related work with conference attendees and engage in vital multicultural dialogue. To pre-register signup on www.sfasu.edu/oma/.
Free lunch will be provided to all those who pre-registered

February 12th (Wed.): Brave Space Series

Location and Time: BPSC Multimedia Room, 4pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites students, faculty and staff to come together to discuss intercultural/interfaith issues and concerns that impact our global, local and campus communities. Each meeting has a specific area of focus.

February 20th (Thurs.): Black History Month Celebration

Location and Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 7pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites the SFA and Nacogdoches community to celebrate Black History Month (formally known as MLK Celebration). SFA students and community members will present music, dance, and art as they rejoice together in spirit. A full dinner is provided. Limited seats are available so don't wait to grab yours!
Tickets can be purchased at the info desk beginning January 20th
Students- $2.00 or a canned good. (Canned goods can be dropped off within the Office of Multicultural Affairs)
Faculty and Staff- $10.00
Community Members- $15.00

MARCH

March 4th (Wed.): Something to Chew On

Location and Time: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Noon

The Office of Multicultural Affairs brings the discussion to you with its new event series called "Something to Chew On". SFA Students, faculty/staff and community members are encouraged to join in this open dialogue and participate in interactive activity as it focuses on topics of the concerns to the community. Snacks and door prizes will be provided. This event will last until 1:30 p.m. so feel free to come by any time before then to participate.

March 20th (Fri.): 4th Annual Women's Empowerment Summit

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, Check-in at 8:30am

Please join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for the 4th annual Women's Empowerment summit. During this summit we invite you to develop relationships with other women who strive to make an impact, learn professional development skills, discuss current issues for women today, learn how to improve personal wellness and much more! This is a full day experience in which you will listen to keynote speakers and attend multiple workshops led by students, staff and faculty at SFA. This program is open to all current and rising student leaders, SFA Faculty, staff, and Nacogdoches community members. The event is free but spots are limited! Please visit www.sfasu.edu/oma to register.

March 31st (Tues.): The Monologues

Location & Time: Twilight Ballroom, 6pm

The Monologues is a play performed by individuals from the SFA faculty, staff, students, and community. Monologues from Vagina Monologues, The PocketBook Monologues, The Panza Monologues, and original works written by SFA and Nacogdoches Community members are combine to entertain, educate, and provoke thought. The audience can expect monologues that discuss gender, gender roles, sexual orientation, sexual experiences, bodies and body image, and race and ethnicity. By presenting, The Monologues the hope is to bring awareness to of issues of domestic and sexual violence as well as celebrating and empowering individuals.

APRIL

March 30 - April 3rd (Mon.-Fri.): Diversity Week Events

Locations & Times: TBA

Stay tuned for a full week of events from Lumberjack Cultural Association (LCA).

April 2nd (Thurs.): Diversity Poetry Slam

Location & Time: BPSC Movie Theater, 7pm

Tap into your artistic side and help us celebrate the arts through poetry, music and spoken word by attending and participating in the OMA's 3rd annual poetry slam! During this event, you will get the chance to listen to some amazing artists and participate in creating your own poetry.
In addition, if you are interested in participating and sharing your own original poetry, music or spoken word during this event please sign up in www.sfasu.edu/oma.

April 16th (Wed.): Brave Space

Location & Time: BPSC Multimedia, 4pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites students, faculty and staff to come together to discuss intercultural/interfaith issues and concerns that impact our global, local and campus communities. Each meeting has a specific area of focus.

April 21st (Wed.): Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza, Noon

Come join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage month with a celebration! The audience will learn some of the background history and origins of the dances, steps and songs.

April 23rd (Tues.): OMA BANQUET & KENTE CLOTH CEREMONY

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 6pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will like to celebrate all their student leaders, student ambassadors, and graduating OMA students. Please complete the Kente Cloth application if you are an OMA student who is graduating this spring semester.

MAY