Keep Rollin': Make Your Own Roll
Join us in The Diversity Center on Monday, May 13th from 4:30-6:00 PM to learn about Asian cultures and the traditional role of various foods. You'll have the opportunity to try your hand at creating your very own rolls! Spring rolls, summer rolls, banana rolls, and more! This event is free and open to all students and staff.
Co-sponsored by: Asia-A and Lawrence International
Shaolin Jazz - The 37th Chamber
Using a multi-platform approach, the Shaolin Jazz Project is an informative, yet entertaining medium that speaks to students about the connections and parallels between jazz culture and hip-hop culture. It is done, in part, through a multimedia presentation where video clips are screened, music clips are played and photos of vintage album covers are shown.
Shaolin Jazz, the brainchild of Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones, is a specialty mixtape project that has 2-Tone artfully blending the a cappellas of rappers from the legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan with handpicked instrumentals from jazz greats.
Thursday, May 9th
Warch Campus Center, Hurvis Room
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Win a FREE Shaolin Jazz cd if you show up wearing WuTang or Shaolin Jazz merchandise!
Poetry with a Pulse ft. Hidden Legacy
7pm in Warch Campus Center, Hurvis Room
"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." ~ Maya Angelou.
Engage in an evening of reflection, experience, inspiration where words are not simply expression but poetry with a pulse.
"Unquestionably one of the best touring gigs going right now" ~ Z.Kluckman of Pedestal Magazine.
Witness National Poet Hidden Legacy.
B.S. in the Workplace
Wednesday, April 3
Hurvis Room, Warch Campus Center
FREE and open to the public
Refreshments courtesy of OMA
Martin Luther King Day
On behalf of the Read and Reflect Committee, I am writing to ask your assistance with the campus-wide initiative planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. In an effort to stimulate conversations about race, and in particular about racial attitudes on campus, a group comprised of faculty, staff, and students, has chosen a book entitled Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria for small-group discussions to be held in the Hurvis Room at the Warch Campus Center from 11 am-12:30 pm on Martin Luther King Day.
Free books will be provided before break to interested faculty, staff and students who sign up online at www.lawrence.edu/dept/student_dean/volunteer. (The volunteer office will distribute them to all who request.)
An hour and a half discussion is a very small beginning, but it’s nice to have the opportunity to at least open the door for some campus conversations about race, and this anniversary obviously gives us an unusual occasion. Thank you.
Pa Lee & Drew
Diversity Center staff
he mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is to help provide the resources necessary for all students to express and explore culture and identity. OMA also collaborates with other campus departments, as well as student and community organizations to maximize programming, and engage and educate a larger audience about cultural awareness, personal identity, and social justice.