The 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 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.
LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY'S BLACK STUDENT UNION PRESENTS CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS
February 28th Esch-Hurvis at 7PM
THEME: BLACK CULTURE THROUGH THE ARTS
PERFORMANCES OF POETRY, MUSIC, SONG, AND DANCE TO EXPRESS BLACK CULTURE
TICKETS (FREE FOR STUDENTS & CHILDREN)
(Suggested $7 FOR FACULTY & NON-LAWRENTIANS)
*ALL PROCEEDS GOES TO BLACK STUDENT UNION SCHOLARSHIP FUND*
*CATERING WILL BE PROVIDED**First Come, First Serve*
FOR MORE INFORMATION
CONTACT LAUREN BALL AT LAUREN.A.BALL@LAWRENCE.EDU
Sponsored by Lawrence University Multicultural Affairs
Winter Term 2015 Student Spotlight
Jaime Gonzalez is a junior and studying anthropology. For him, diversity is enjoying food, dance, music and Social Justice. Diversity is “the acknowledgement and appreciation of people from all backgrounds, ideas, and expressions.” He believes, “You can’t think about diversity without Social Justice as both are connected and extremely important. Social Justice moves beyond equality and embraces difference by moving toward a more equitable and inclusive society."
For this reason, Jaime felt that participating in the die in this year was one of his most memorable experiences. He felt it “got everyone else comfortable with the idea that diversity is important”. He also enjoyed the process as a whole, from undercover planning to participate in the die in.
Jaime participates in VIVA, CODA, and GLOW, all of which have a focus on multicultural affairs. Jaime is vice chair of CODA, a committee that focuses on bringing individuals from a variety of clubs together. Aside from these extra-curricular activities, through working at the Volunteer Center as the Resource and Diversity Coordinator, Jaime also Co-leads a Hmong Youth Pride and Empowerment Group at Roosevelt Middle School. Jaime runs empowerment workshops, such as transitioning into high school, self-image and learning about cultures.
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The Diversity Center is located on the lower level of Memorial Hall, across from the Viking Room (VR). Check out the study room, kitchen, resource library, OMA offices, and chill with the staff.