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OMA Calendar of Events

2021-2022 Office of Multicultural Affairs Calendar of Events

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

FALL 2021

AUGUST

August 24th (Tue.): LCA Kickoff

Location & Time: Twilight Ballroom, 6 pm

Come learn about Lumberjack Cultural Association (LCA) and how to get involved within the organization. LCA is SFA's university sponsored organization that focuses on diverse cultures and traditions from around the globe. Members of this organization gather weekly for meetings and work to conduct the Tunnel of Oppression and Diversity Week along with various other events throughout the school year.

August 25th (Wed.): OMA and Fraternity & Sorority Life Yard Party

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza, 6pm

Join us as we celebrate diversity and Greek Life with food, music and giveaway. You can meet, mix and mingle with fellow student and leaders from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council Organizations.

SEPTEMBER

September 15th - October 15th: Hispanic Heritage Month

September 1st (Wed.): OMA/Axcel Kickoff

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

During this time, you will have an opportunity to learn about the Office of Multicultural Affairs and all the services and programs the department provides. In addition, you will have the opportunity to sign up and meet mentors from our AXcel Mentor Program. The AXcel mentor program is a great opportunity to meet other freshman, learn about SFA, as well as interact with upper-classman who serve as peer-mentors. Refreshments and prizes will be provided.

September 8th (Wed.): The Get Down Social

Location & Time: OMA (BPSC 3.101), 6pm

The Get Down is an Open Mic night created by the Office of Multicultural Affairs to give SFA Students a platform to share their art and talent. If you have a talent that you would like to share, come show people what you got at The Get Down! All singers, musicians, photographers, poets, artists, dancers, etc. are welcome!

September 16th (Thur.): Brave Space Series

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

September 29th (Wed.): Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration - Noche de Gala

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza, 6pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites the SFA and Nacogdoches community to celebrate the Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month in style. Event attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Hispanic/Latinx diverse culture while listening to an outstanding Latinx speaker, enjoy Latinx-infused music and performances that showcase the beauty and diversity of the Hispanic/Latinx culture.

OCTOBER

October 5th (Tue.): Something to Chew On

Location & Time: OMA (BPSC 3.101), Noon

The OMA brings the discussion to you with its 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 activities focusing on various topics. Light refreshments will be provided. This event will last until 1:00 p.m. so feel free to come by any time before then to participate. Those wishing to participate virtually can attend the livestream via Instagram @omasfa1991.

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

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza, 12-2pm

We invite students, faculty, staff and community members to come join us as we celebrate National Coming Out Day. The event marks the anniversary of the 1988 national march for gay and lesbian rights in Washington, DC. The OMA celebrates coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. The day is observed annually on October 11.

October 27th (Wed.): Homecoming Step Show

Location & Time: BPSC Grand Ballroom, 7pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) along with the Fraternity & Sorority Life Office invites the SFA community to show support to their favorite sororities and fraternities as members of the four Greek councils showcase their talent through stepping. Tickets will be available for purchase by September 6th.

NOVEMBER

Native American Heritage Month is the entire month of November

November 1st & 2nd (Mon. & Tues.): Tunnel of Oppression

Location & Time: BPSC Movie Theater, 6 - 9pm

The 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.
*Some content may not be suitable for children 13 and younger, parental discretion is advised.

November 8th (Mon.): Brave Space Series

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.

November 10th (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 18th (Thurs.): Fall OMA Graduation 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 by awarding them with an OMA Kente Cloth, Sarape, or Pride Cloth. Please complete the Graduation Ceremony application if you are an OMA student who is graduating this fall semester.

DECEMBER

SPRING 2022

JANUARY

January 17th (Mon.): MLK DAY OF SERVICE

Check-In Location & Time: TBA

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

Black History Month is the entire month of February

February 11th (Fri.): 8th Annual Diversity Conference

Location & Time: TBA

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/.

February 17th (Thurs.) Brave Space Series

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.

February 24th (Thurs.): Black History Month Celebration

Location and Time: TBA

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!

MARCH

Women's History Month is the entire month of March

March 2nd (Wed.) Brave Space Series

Location & Time: BPSC Multimedia Room, Virtual at 4:00 PM

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.

March 15th (Tue.) Something to Chew On

Location & Time: OMA (BPSC 3.101), Noon

The OMA brings the discussion to you with its 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 activities focusing on various topics. Light refreshments will be provided. This event will last until 1:00 p.m. so feel free to come by any time before then to participate.

March 18th (Fri.) Women's Empowerment Summit

Location & Time: TBA

Join the OMA for our annual Women's Empowerment Summit, which aims to connect individuals through professional development and open discussion of pertinent issues.

APRIL

Diversity Week

Location & Time: April 4th - 8th Various Times and Locations

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Lumberjack Cultural Association 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.

April 12th (Mon.) Brave Space Series

Location & Time: BPSC Multimedia Room, Virtual at 4:00 PM

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 20th (Wed.) Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Location & Time: BPSC Plaza at 12:00 PM

Come join us via Zoom as we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a celebration! The audience will learn some of the background history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by engaging in a trivia game.

April 21st (Thurs.) Spring OMA Graduation 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 by awarding them with an OMA Kente Cloth, Sarape, or Pride Cloth. Please complete the Graduation Ceremony application if you are an OMA student who is graduating this spring or summer.

MAY