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Unite for Awareness Week
Unite for Awareness Week raises the campus’ and surround communities’ awareness about issues of diversity and multiculturalism that are pertinent to our local, national, and global communities. During this week various student organizations as well as the Office of Multicultural Development host a variety of programming options that seek to educate, involve, and celebrate the atmosphere of diversity that is present on our campus and among our students, faculty, and staff. We invite you to celebrate with us this week and beyond!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Open Doors will have a booth set up in King Horn to increase awareness of Transphobia in King Horn from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
All Week, March 24-28, 2014
Come join the Office of Multicultural Development the MAC Tables during lunch and dinner hours in McIntosh for some trivia on diversity and multiculturalism. You just may win a prize!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
ONU's Cultural Conversation Hour topic is “Hungry in the USA: A look at socioeconomic status and the plight of food insecurity in the U.S. and our local communities.” Join us for lunch at Heterick Memorial Library beginning at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Mr. Keith Preston, President and Founder of the Dream Center of Ohio in Kenton, Ohio. More information.
At 5 p.m. the Muslim Student Association is sponsoring a discussion in Affinity Commons. Everyone is welcome to enjoy an environment in which everyone has the opportunity to comfortably learn and share their ideas. Refreshments will be provided, so come out and have some fun.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Black Law Student Association is showing the film “Murder on a Sunday Morning” at 5:30 p.m. in Law Building 129, The Oscar-winning documentary follows a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongly accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida, due to racial profiling. A brief discussion will be held at the conclusion. Snacks (movie theatre popcorn, candy, and beverages will be provided).
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Office of Multicultural Development & International Student Services is sponsoring "Genocide and Its Aftermath: The Story of a Real Survivor of the Hotel Rwanda" at 6 p.m. in the McIntosh Activities Room. Edouard Kayihura, a survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, is coming to ONU to speak about his 100 day ordeal as a refugee in the Hotel des Mille Collines a.k.a. ”Hotel Rwanda." The event is free and open to the public!
Friday, March 28, 2014
The World Student Organization is sponsoring ONU's annual Multicultural Fair from 5-9 p.m. in the McIntosh Activities Room. The Talent Show begins at 7 p.m. The Multicultural Fair is an opportunity for members of our diverse international student population to showcase their home countries with traditional clothing, cultural decorations and crafts, ethnic food samplings, and musical arts. Some of the countries to be featured include Brazil, China, Afghanistan, Taiwan, Denmark, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. In addition to the display booths and talent show, the night will include the debut of an international flag installation in ONU’s student center, a culturally themed photo booth, a competitive talent show, and recognition of international student scholarship winners. The event is free and open to the public!