Stephen F. Austin State University

Diversity Week: March 31 - April 4

Diversity Week: March 31 - April 4

March 31: Cesar Chavez Day Sit-In and Peace Meal

Sit-In: BPSC Atrium, 4:30pm

Peace Meal: Saint Mary's Catholic Campus Ministry, Ganter Hall, 5:30pm

In celebration of Cesar Chavez Day, the Office of Multicultural Affairs invites the students, faculty, and staff in a mock sit-in celebrating the spirit of activism. The program will be followed by a Peace Meal where participants will have the opportunity to break bread with a diverse community. The Peace Meal will be introduced by best friends, Rabbi Neal Katz and Anwar Khalifa, and Anne McCrady and followed by a keynote address from Jose Luis Zelaya.
Mr. Zelaya is an undocumented student who fled his home country of Honduras to escape an abusive father and a gang-infested community. Today, Mr. Zelaya travels the country sharing his inspirational story, "From a Bridge to a Classroom" in hopes of motivating students to believe in their DREAMS.

April 1: Disability Symposium, BPSC Tiered Classroom 5pm

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Disability Service for a conversation about practicing inclusion. The panel will consist of an array of faculty, staff, and students who will be sharing their meaning behind inclusion.

April 2: Hip Hop Summit, Liberal Arts North (LAN) 102, 7pm

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs as we welcome Grammy-Award Winning Record and Brand Marketing Executive Mr. Amir Windom. Mr. Windom is currently an Executive Vice President with Atlantic Record in addition to his work with Sony Pictures Entertainment, ESPN, and NBC Universal Television. Mr Windom will be talking about his experience in the music industry, working with platinum-selling recording artist, and a variety of other topics. Don't miss out on the amazing opportunity to hear from an individual so well-connected in the music industry!

April 3: Around the World with RHA, BPSC Yard, 5pm

Join the Residence Hall Association as their bring an international flair to the SFA campus. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the different worlds and cultures around us.

April 4: Night Market: A Cultural Fusion (Sponsored by Asian Culture Club), BPSC Yard, 6:30pm

Sponsored by Asian Culture Club, Night Market is a fun filled culturally and socially diverse event that brings together the community through food, music, and culture. Night Markets are a tradition in the Asian culture characterized with a fantastical, carnival-like atmosphere. Small gifts and food will be available for purchase.

April 4: Mis Quince: A Girl's Journey to Womanhood, BPSC Regent's A&B, 7:30pm

Presented by the Organization of Latin Americans, Mis Quince is the recreation of a quinceiera. A quinceniera in the Latino culture represents the transition from childhood to womanhood. Join OLA as they bring a unique birthday celebration to the SFA campus. Refreshments will be served.