Stephen F. Austin State University

OMA Calendar of Events

2015-2016 Office of Multicultural Affairs Calendar of Events

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

FALL 2015

AUGUST

No Events

SEPTEMBER

September 15 (Tues.): OMA STROLL OFF

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, 7pm

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) as we bring to you the OMA Stroll Off! You will be entertained by incredible performances from members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)!

September 24 (Thurs.): OMA GARDEN PARTY

Location & Time: Pecan Park, 6-8pm

Do you want to attend a classy, elegant, and entertaining event? If you do, you have to be a member of one of our incredible OMA Organizations. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is sponsoring a Garden Party where our OMA Organizations will be able to mix and mingle, enjoy live entertainment, and eat delicious catered hors d'oeuvre all under a tent. Very classy indeed!

OCTOBER

October 1 (Thurs.): OMA: NOCHE DE GALA

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 7pm

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Curtis Acosta
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites the SFA and Nacogdoches community to celebrate the Latino Heritage Month in style. Event attendees will be music and poetry that showcases the beauty of the Latino culture. A keynote address by an Mr. Curtis Acosta will conclude the event.
Mr. Acosta has many years under his belt as an experienced educator and education consultant. Curtis is described as an "incredible educator" who kept his outlawed Ethnic Studies classes alive after the successful Mexican American Studies Program was banned in Tuscan, Arizona. Mr. Acosta will speak about his experienced as an educator and advocate for Ethnic Studies while empowering and educating the SFA community about the importance of Ethnic Studies and higher education, especially for the Latina/o community.
Admission: $7 admission for Faculty/Staff/Community Member
$5 admission for Students
Dinner will be provided with admission
*Dress code: business casual
Tickets will be available for purchase beginning September 14th

NOVEMBER

November 2-4 (Mon., Tues. & Wed.): TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION

Location & Time: BPSC Theater, 6pm-10pm (Doors Close at 9pm)

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) present 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, genocide and suicide to name a few. The Tunnel of Oppression is a very enlightening and eye-opening experience that should not be missed.

November 5 (Thurs.): TBA

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom 7pm

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) as we bring to you another exciting Multicultural event!

DECEMBER

December 14-18 (Mon. - Fri.): FINALS WEEK

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JANUARY

January 30 (Sat.): 2nd ANNUAL OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS DIVERSITY CONFERENCE

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, Registration Begins at 8am

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) presents the 1st Office of Multicultural Affairs Diversity Conference. The Diversity Conference seeks to provide a platform for the SFA Community to celebrate a common purpose which is to discuss and celebrate diversity.

FEBRUARY

February 18 (Thurs.): OMA: MLK CELEBRATION

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 7pm

Keynote Speaker: TBA
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites the SFA and Nacogdoches community to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. SFA students and community members will present poetry, music, and art as they rejoice together in spirit.
Admission: $7 admission for Faculty/Staff/Community Member
$5 admission for Students
Dinner will be provided with admission
*Dress code: business casual

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning January 11th

February 25 (Thurs.): OMA STEP SHOW

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom 7pm

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) as we bring to you the OMA Fall Step Show! You will be entertained by incredible performances from members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)!

MARCH

March 1 (Tues.): VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 6pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs present Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues. The Vagina Monologues is a national program promoting V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

APRIL

April 12 (Tues.): OMA PEACE MEAL

Location & Time: TBD, 6pm

Keynote Speaker: TBD
In celebration of Cesar Chavez Day, the Office of Multicultural Affairs invites the students, faculty, staff, and Nacogdoches Community Members to the OMA Second Annual Peace Meal. This is an event where participants will have the opportunity to break bread with a diverse community. The Peace Meal keynote speaker is Mr. Michael Reyes.

April 16 (Thurs.) WHY DON'T WE KNOW OUR HISTORY: PART III

Location & Time: LAN 102, 7pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites the SFA and Nacogdoches communities to a program that discusses the intricate topic of African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans and their histories. Part II will continue the discussion of, 'Why don't young African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans know their history?' and how the educational system has played a critical role in this topic.