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Multicultural Education Events

Date: Thursday, September 4

Time: 5:30pm- 8:00pm

Location: Amphitheater

Join us for some food, fun, and music!

 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Kick-Off Date: Monday, September 15

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Cafeteria

Enjoy some Hispanics foods provided by METZ

TRUTH talks: La Familia

Date: Tuesday, September 16

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Insalaco Hall, Room 219

Come and learn about the Latino/a community and the diverse family structure of this fascinating culture.

Speaker: Carlos Eire, author of Waiting for Snow in Havana

Date: Thursday, September 25

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Location: McGowan Room, 3rd Floor Library

Co-sponsored by Mary Kintz Bevevino Library

 

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy is a 2003 book by Carlos Eire and winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. The book is autobiographical,about the author's experiences as part of Operation Peter Pan. The library will have copies of the book available if you would like to read it prior to the presentation. During Hispanic Heritage Month the library will be showcasing books by Latino/a authors. Make sure you check out the display table

Susquehanna to Freedom: The role of the Susquehanna River in the Underground Railroad

Date: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 Time: 5:00pm

Location: Wilkes University, Henry Student Center, Ballroom

This play will transport you back in time and enlighten you with stories of the Underground Railroad and the role the Susquehanna River played in this historical event. Transportation will be provided. Please RSVP at the Multicultural Education office located in the Banks Student Life Center.

Latin Café

Date: Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Time: 12:00pm

Location: McGowan Room, 3rd Floor Library

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the Misericordia community will share their poetry and read poems and writing from Latino/a authors.

TRUTH talks: Community Development and the Latino Community

Date: Monday, October 6th, 2014

Time: 4:30pm

Location: McGowan Room, 3rd Floor library

Gather with us and engage in a conversation about community development from the Director of the Aquinas Center, which is located in South Philadelphia on the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. Come and hear what it is like to serve a diverse population.

Taste of the World: Margarita Azul

Date: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Time: 5:00pm

Location: 91 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre

To culminate Hispanic Heritage Month we will celebrate with some great food and music. If you want to come and celebrate with us stop by the Multicultural Education office located in the Banks Student Life Center and RSVP.  Transportation will be provided.

Film: Dear White People

Date: Friday, October 17th, 2014

Time: TBD

Location: Off campus movie theater

A witty and whip-smart satire about being a black face in a (mostly) white place, the movie centers on biracial campus DJ and resident advisor Samantha and her fellow African-American students at the prestigious Winchester University

Film: Good Hair

Date: Wednesday, October, 29th, 2014

Time: 4:30pm

Location: McGowan Center, 3rd Floor library

The film focuses on the issue of how African-American women have perceived their hair and historically styled it. The film explores the current styling industry for black women, images of what is considered acceptable and desirable for African-American women's hair in the United States, and their relation to

 

TRUTH talks: I am NOT my hair

Date: Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Location: McGowan Center, 3rd Floor library

Join us in a discussion about the role that hair plays in shaping our identity. 

 

Dia de los Muertos

Date: Friday, October 31st, 2014

Time: 12:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Multicultural Education Office in the Banks Student Life Center

Stop by the office and get some Mexican Hot Chocolate and Day of the Dead bread. Also, come paint your best Day of the Dead picture and win a prize!

 

Native American Celebration

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Location: McGowan Center, 3rd Floor, library

Come join Multicultural Education as we celebrate Native American culture.

 

Fundraiser for Veterans

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Time: All Day

Location: Multicultural Education Office in the Banks Student Life Center

Stop by and make your donation! Anything helps. All the proceeds will go to the Wilkes-Barre VA  Medical Center Home.

 

Woman Crush Wednesday: An Empowerment Workshop

Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2014

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Location: McGowan Center, 3rd Floor library

Come join this discussion that will empower women to make necessary decisions for a positive, healthy, involved and successful life. To Inspire, enrich and educate women through raising awareness, teaching assertiveness and cultivating self-respect. This workshop is open to all genders and everyone is welcomed.

 

Cultural Holiday Celebration

Date: Friday,