Multicultural Awareness Month @ CBU

Thursday, March 14
Ethnic Progressive Lunch and Entertainment in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19
Film Screening:
Plough Library and Student Life are sponsoring a showing of the documentary, Prince Among Slaves (Unity Productions, 2008), the story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African prince who was enslaved in the American South for 40 years in the early years of the Republic. Spain Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. The film is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion, led by Dr. Mary Campbell and Dr. Neal Palmer. Snacks will be provided. For additional information, call (901) 321-3432.

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The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Thursday, March 21
A Panel Discussion on “Leading Ladies: Women, Careers & Leadership”
will be conducted in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. Panelists will be Andrea Hough, Vice-President of Talent Acquisition with ServiceMaster; Maria Lensing, Vice President of Signature Client Group, AT&T ; Emily Greer, Vice-President at ALSAC; Lori Patton, President of Roadshow BMW; Susan Stephenson, CEO of I-Bank; and Sylvia Walker, State Farm Agent, State Farm Insurance.

Monday, March 25
Multicultural Fashion Show: Intercultural Cultural Club members from around the world model clothes from Sri Lanka, Mexico, Panama, Senegal, Burma, Columbia, Cameroon and more! Spain Auditorium, 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2
Bafa Bafa Diversity Cross Cultural Simulation Game: Participants come to understand the powerful effects that culture plays in every person’s life. It may be used to help participants prepare for living and working in another culture or to learn how to work with people from other departments, disciplines, genders, races and ages. At the end of the game, there will be a debriefing on how the game relates to stereotyping, misperception and misunderstanding. Participation is limited. Please RSVP to kconway@cbu.edu to participate. Sabbatini Lounge, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16
“Contemporary Race Relations,” presented by Dr. Charles Gallagher, Professor and Chair of the Race Relations, Urban Studies and Inequality Department at La Salle University. Dr. Gallagher will discuss racial and social inequality and the ways in which the media, the state and popular culture constructs, shapes and disseminates ideas of race. He is the author of various publications some of which are White Reconstruction in the University, Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Race Relations and Color-Blind Privilege. Spain Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

All programs are sponsored by Student Life, Career Services, Plough Library, School of Arts, Behavioral Sciences, Psi Chi and the Intercultural Club.