Stephen F. Austin State University

Diversity Week

Diversity Week

The Office of Multicultural Affairs strives to unite the SFA community by hosting its annual Diversity Week programming. Throughout Diversity Week there are social and educational events that celebrate various facets of diversity and multiculturalism. We encourage you to attend our events and continue meaningful conversations regarding diversity, multiculturalism and social justice after Diversity Week.

Diversity Week 2017

Current Schedule

Monday, April 3rd

Diversity Week Kickoff
11 a.m. -2 p.m.
BPSC Plaza
Take part in creating a special painting that displays unity at SFA!

Tuesday, April 4th

Peace Meal
6 p.m.
Yellowhouse (Located on East College Street)
Keynote Speaker: Hoan Do The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites the SFA and Nacogdoches communities to the Annual OMA Peace Meal. This is an event where participants will have the opportunity to break bread with individuals from all walks of life while engaging in meaningful dialogue pertaining to our diverse communities. The event is free but donations are welcome. Donations benefit the Romani Relief Project. Registration will open March 24, space is limited and catered food will be provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to listen to a motivational speaker that targets all demographics. Hoan Do is a student success coach, author of Succeeding in the Real World, competitor in NBC's hit show American Ninja Warrior and is recognized as the best youth mentor by the International Examiner.

Wednesday, April 5th

Microaggressions Workshop
6 p.m.
BPSC Tiered Classroom (2nd Floor of the Student Center
Join us as we have Cherry Steinweider and Anne Eigler discuss the impact on microaggressions. Cherry Steinwender is Executive Director and co-founder of the Center for the Healing of Racism. Mrs. Steinwender co-authored Dialogue:Racism, a seminar that examines the history and sociological phenomenon of racism in the United States. She has conducted workshops for delegations from South and Central America, Africa, South Asia and Europe who were guests of the U.S. State Department and interested in learning about American racism. Mrs. Steinwender has been a guest on several television and radio talk shows locally, nationally and internationally, and has been interviewed for feature articles in area newspapers and magazines. She will be coming to SFA to discuss diversity and the impact of microaggressions and the way we can grow as a community.

Francisco Ramos
7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater
Francisco Ramos is one of the top 10 finalists from Last Comic Standing Season 9, has appeared on @midnight at Comedy Central, appears as Ramon on Netflix's "Lady Dynamite" and recently won the NBC Cozi TV Comedy Festival. He is also the voice of the Lead Marmoset in the movie "RIO" with Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg. He has toured worldwide as a standup comic, including going to Afghanistan to perform for the US troops. He appeared in the Byron Allen syndicated show "First Family", has appeared in several sketches for the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, and is also a part of Steve Carell's TBS pilot episode of "Tribeca". Originally from Venezuela, Francisco moved to Washington D.C. in 1994. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2004 with a double major of Finance and International Business. However, after a short-lived desk job, Francisco realized that his passion was comedy. Since then, he has been selected to perform in the CBS Multicultural Diversity Showcase, where he was one of 12 selected from a pool of 5,000 applicants. He has also appeared in NUVO TV's show "Latino 101? and in the movie "Marmaduke" with Owen Wilson and George Lopez. Francisco Ramos performs regularly at the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles such as the Comedy Store, Comedy & Magic Club, Laugh Factory, Improvs. He worked as one of the writers and host for the 123UNODOSTRES channel show "Bashtag", and is on route to become one of the top comics in the industry.

Thursday, April 6th

Salsa Magic
6-9 p.m.
BPSC Plaza (Rain Site: Regents Suite A)

Why go to the club when Salsa Magic brings the club right to you? There simply isn't a more exciting, interactive, diverse & educational form of entertainment than Salsa Magic. Lee "El Gringuito" Smith, a professional Latin dancer who has taught in over 800 + cities around the World teaches various International styles of Salsa and the roots of Latin Dancing with his partner. Once the lessons are over, he spins records and keeps the party moving! Get ready to hear the best in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, & Today's hits! Salsa Magic has performed at over 450 Colleges in 48 States, teaching more College students to Latin dance than anyone in the world! Students, faculty, staff and community are invited to come watch and learn from one of the hottest Salsa dancers in the country! Get ready for an interactive, body moving, learning experience that will leave everyone wanting more…