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Center for Multicultural Education

Commemoration of 1963 March on Washington

UNI is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Gather at the archway outside the Center for Multicultural Education at 3:15 p.m., arriving at the Campanile at 3:30 p.m. Events are the playing of "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory;" an excerpt of the "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. King; singing "We Shall Overcome;" and the playing and ringing of the Campanile 50 times.

CME's Annual Welcome Back BBQ

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.

Comedian Felipe Esparza

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.

Theatre Performance: "Mother Tongue"

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.

Consent and Gender Workshop

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

*Disclaimer: Some of the topics discussed in this workshop may trigger some participants

African Culture Night

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.

International Student Panel

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.


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