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OMA Calendar of Events

2018-2019 Office of Multicultural Affairs Calendar of Events

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

FALL 2018

AUGUST

August 29th (Wed.): OMA & Greek Life Yard Party

Location & Time: BSPC Plaza, 6-8 pm

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 5th (Wed.): OMA Game Night and Cultural Scavenger Hunt

Location & Time: OMA Office, 7-9pm

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. In addition, we will be hosting a cultural scavenger hunt! Door prizes will be awarded. This is an event you don't want to miss!

September 19th (Wed.) - Something to Chew On Location & Time: BPSC

Plaza, 12-1:30pm

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.

September 27 (Thu.): Hispanic Heritage Month - Noche de Gala

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 7-9pm

Keynote Speaker: Zahira Kelly
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites the SFA and Nacogdoches community to celebrate the Hispanic- Latino/a Heritage Month in style. Event attendees will have the opportunity to learn from Zahira Kelly, an Afro-Latina writer, artist, international speaker, and an award-winning sociocultural critic. The event will also include various cultural performances, food, and culture.
Admission: $5 admission for Faulty/Staff/Community Member
$3 admission for Students
Dinner will be provided with admission
*Dress code: Dress to impress

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning September 4th.

OCTOBER

October 2nd (Tues.): Brave Space Series: Latinx American Story,

Location & Time: BPSC Multimedia, 4 p.m

Throughout history, Latinx people in the United States have faced many obstacles because of various factors that lead all the way back to colonization. This Brave Space will discuss different issues that exist in the Latinx community ranging from Machismo, Anti-Black racism, Cultural assimilation, and Mental health.

October 3rd (Wed.): Multicultural Affairs Movie Selection: Selena

Location & Time: BPSC Movie theater, 7p.m.

We invite students, faculty, staff and community members to come join us as we host the SFA Office of Multicultural Affairs movie series! A film will be showcased that provides awareness to various multicultural, social justice and diversity topics. The movie that will be showcased will be "Selena" which is co-sponsored by the Student Activities Association

October 5th (Fri) -OMA Poverty Simulation

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 2pm

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 25 (Thurs.): Homecoming Step Show

Location & Time: William R. Johnson Coliseum, 8pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) along with Greek Life 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
$7 admission for Faculty/Staff/Community Member
At the door: $10 for everyone. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning October 15th .

October 17th (Wed): Something to Chew On

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza, 12-1:30 p.m.

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.

NOVEMBER

November 5-7 (Mon, Tues, Wed): Tunnel of Oppression

Location & Time: BPSC Theatre, 6-9pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) 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 5th will be for SFA 101 students and November 6 and 7th will be for the general public)

November 15th (Thurs.): Brave Space Series - Mixed Racial Identity

Location & Time: Regents Suite A, 4 p.m.

The Office of Multicultural invites students, faculty and staff to come together to discuss intercultural/interfaith issues and concerns that affect our global, local and campus communities. Each meeting has a specific area of focus. This Brave space session will be about people who are experiencing conflicts or distress due to mixed-race identity and/ or multiracial identity. This session will be able to let participants view the thoughts and struggles a mixed/multiracial person goes through

November 14 (Wed.): Native American Heritage Month Celebration

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza, 11:30-12:30 p.m.

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 29 (Thurs.): OMA Kente Cloth Ceremony

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 6 p.m.

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. The Deadline to apply is November 15, 2018.

DECEMBER

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SPRING 2019

JANUARY

January 21 (Mon.): MLK DAY OF SERVICE

Check-In Location & Time: BPSC Movie Theater, 8:30 AM

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.

January 25 (Fri.): Step Afrika!

Location & Time: Turner Auditorium, 7:30pm

Stepping emerged in historically African American fraternities and sororities over 100 years ago. One of the top 10 black dance companies in the U.S., Step Afrika! connects this tradition to thrilling Zulu and South African dance forms and blends exhilarating styles such as tap and hip hop into its internationally acclaimed performances. The Washington Post says Step Afrika! "has elevated stepping to high art." This event is sponsored by the SFA College of Fine Arts.
To purchase tickets for this event please go to http://www.finearts.sfasu.edu/

FEBRUARY

Feb 1 (Fri.): Poverty Simulation

Location & Time: Grand Ballroom, 9am-12pm and 1-4pm

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.

February 7 (Thurs.): Family Feud: Black History Edition

Location & Time: BPSC Movie Theater, 6pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Greek Life and Student Activities Association invites you to participate in Family Feud! The theme of this game with be "Black History" in honor of Black History Month. Giveaways will be provided.

February 7 (Thurs.): Multicultural Movie Series

Location and Time: BPSC Movie Theater, 7pm

We invite students, faculty, staff and community members to come join us as we host the SFA Office of Multicultural Affairs movie series! A film will be showcased that provides awareness to various multicultural, social justice and diversity topics. The movie that will be showcased will be "The Wiz" at 6 p.m. and "The Help" at 8 p.m. which is sponsored by the Student Activities Association.
Movie Tickets are $2.00 for students, $3.00 for faculty/staff and $4.00 for community

February 8 (Fri.): 5th Annual Diversity Conference

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, Check-in at 10:30am

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. This year's theme is Leading Lumberjacks from Me to We. To pre-register signup on www.sfasu.edu/oma/.
Free lunch will be provided to all those who pre-registered

February 12 (Tues.): Brave Space Series: Self-Love: Embracing your Culture

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. This brave space will discuss the importance of self-love and how it seen in different cultures. This meeting emphasizes that individuals can love/cherish their uniqueness while appreciating their culture.

February 19 (Tues.): MLK Celebration

Location and Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 7pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs 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 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 21st
Students- $2.00 or a canned good. (Canned goods can be dropped off within the Office of Multicultural Affairs)
Faculty and Staff - $5.00

February 26 (Tues.): 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

March 5 (Tues.): The Monologues: Breaking the Mold

Location & Time: Twilight Ballroom, 7pm

The Monologues: Breaking the Mold 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.

March 8 (Fri.): 3rd Annual Women's Empowerment Summit

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

Please join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for the 3rd 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 11 (Mon.): Brave Space: White Fragility

Location & 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. This meeting will be an introduction to the concept of white fragility and its impacts on today's worldviews.

APRIL

April 1-5 (Mon.-Fri.): Diversity Week Events

Location & Time: TBA

Stay tuned for a full week of events in a collaboration between the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Lumberjack Cultural Association.

April 3 (Wed.): 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 2nd ever 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 4 (Thur.): Any-BODY Can Dance (ABCD)

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, 6pm

Any-BODY Can Dance (ABCD) aims to bridge the gap between various cultures on campus through the teaching of various dances. The purpose of the program is to unite students despite their cultural differences all while having fun, being active, and sharing the history and background of dancing. Come prepared to learn a lot of new moves for your next night out!

April 10 (Wed.): Something to Chew On

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza, 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.

April 17 (Wed.): Brave Space: Interracial Relationships

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. This meeting will discuss the topic of interracial relationships

April 30 (Tues.): OMA BANQUET & KENTE CLOTH CEREMONY

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 6 p.m..

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. Deadline to apply is April 11, 2019

May

May 1 (Wed.): Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Location & Time: BPSC Twilight Ballroom, 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.