Join the CME staff for a cookout to start out the academic year; meet up with old friends and make new ones. There will be multicultural organizations present to share information about how to get involved on campus. Music provided by Ultimate Entertainment. Free and open to all UNI students, faculty and staff.
Center for Multicultural Education
Join us for fun, friends, and dancing! Formal attire is optional, but encouraged. Elections will be held for the 2013-14 executive board.
Comedian Felipe Esparza, winner of "Last Comic Standing," will perform. He’s best known for his raw, real-life comedy, irreverent on-stage persona, wild hair and his often-imitated phrase, “What‘s up fool?“ Other TV credits include: ABC‘s “Comics Unleashed,“ Showtime‘s “Comics Without Borders,“ BET‘s “Comic View,“ and “One Mic Stand,“ and Galavision‘s “Que Locos“ (where he holds the title of most appearances by any comedian). Doors open at 7:15 p.m.; seating is first-come, first-served.
The Center for Multicultural Education will host the play Mother Tongue as part of Asian American Heritage Month. Mother Tongue, presented by hereandnow theater company, is a collection of tales that explores and celebrates the traditions, the roles and the experiences of women of color, and how they are changing in this ever-increasing modern world. Evolved from a lack of focus on this often overlooked, "minority-within-a-minority," this educational and entertaining performance examines the challenges and triumphs that women of color deal with on a daily basis.
Interactive workshop: "The Role We Play: Exploring Gender and Sexual Consent through Performance." Laughter, learning and change will ensue in this creative, safe space!
Workshop times: 5PM & 7PM
Registration slots are available on a first come, first served bases, register by April 12th!
For more information or to register please contact Sofia Seliger at email@example.com
*Disclaimer: Some of the topics discussed in this workshop may trigger some participants
The Hispanic Latino Student Union will host their annual Latino Ball. This year's theme is: "Welcome to Hollywood." There will be a photobooth and DJ playing a variety of music. All are welcome. Join us for a night full of cultural entertainment , music and friends.
Enjoy the beauty of Africa at the "African Culture Night." There will be food, a DJ, dancing, poetry, an African fashion show preview and an educational aspect of different cultures and backgrounds. "Come, See and Conquer" (answering questions relating to the event) and receive a gift card to the store/restaurant of your choice.
The International Student Association (ISA) invites all faculty, staff and students to join a panel of international students in discussing the challenges international students experience while in the United States as well as address stereotypes and assumptions that have been associated with them. There will be two sessions; each is designed for different audiences.
The first session is open to all faculty and staff and will be held in the Old Central Ballroom A, Maucker Union, at 1 p.m. The second session is open to all students and will be held in the Center for Multicultural Education at 7:30 p.m.
The Black Student Union will host the Toast for Change banquet and celebrate the past and future accomplishments of African-Americans as well as the work of UNI's Black Student Union. Black History Month supporters and sponsors will be acknowledged as well as the Black History Month committee members. A dance follows the banquet; all are welcome
Randall Kennedy will present "Race Relations and the Law in the Obama Era" as the keynote speaker of the Annual Conference on Human Rights, sponsored by the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights and the Center for Multicultural Education. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the keynote address beginning at 8:20 a.m. Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Following his speech and the question-and-answer period, there will be three, consecutive plenary forums on housing, education and criminal justice issues. This event is free and open to the public.