Hartwick Celebrates “The Diversity of Humanity” in April

Hartwick College will celebrate the diversity of humanity through a series of events held across campus during the month of April.

“We are pleased that Hartwick has chosen April to celebrate the Diversity of Humanity – from library book displays to exhibits – to represent an intercultural mix somewhat reflective of the diversity of our community population,” said Harry Bradshaw Matthews, associate dean and director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

Headlining the month is the annual “Take Back the Night” march, held in conjunction with SUNY-Oneonta, which will take place on Thursday, April 12. The Hartwick stop along the route will occur at 7 p.m. outside Anderson Center for the Arts.

The Office of Intercultural Affairs, Black Student Alliance (BSA), Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS), and Society of Sisters Unity/Brothers United (SOUSU/BU) will host the annual ALANA Students & Allies Awards & Recognition Dinner on Thursday, April 19 from 5 – 7 p.m.

The full schedule of events follows, and additional events may be scheduled. These are open to the public, unless otherwise noted, but advanced reservations may be required:

  • Tuesday, April 10 – An Empty Place at the Table
    Exhibit co-hosted by the Title IX Office, Hartwick College, and Opportunities for Otsego.
    Anderson Center for the Arts, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12 – Take Back the Night
    Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) and the Women’s Center host this annual rally against sexual assault.
    Outside Anderson Center for the Arts, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13 – SOSU/BU Formal
    Society of Sisters/Brothers United (SOSU/BU) hosts this annual event for current and alumni/alumnae members and allies. Reservations are required at IcazaB@hartwick.edu to reserve a seat.
    Holiday Inn, Oneonta, 7 – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14 – Harriet Tubman Seminar
    Hosted by Intercultural Affairs in fulfillment of the Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project. Reservations are required at matthewsh@hartwick.edu.
    Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Monday, April 16 – Campus-Wide Diversity Sessions
    Hosted by the Hartwick College Campus-Wide Diversity Committee on April 16 – 17.
    Locations, times TBA
  • Monday, April 16 – Sexual Assault Awareness
    Discussions regarding the topic continue on April 23 and April 30 in the Women’s Center.
    Women’s Center, Dewar Union, Room 507, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 19 – ALANA Students & Allies Awards & Recognition Dinner
    Intercultural Affairs, the BSA, PALS, and SOSU/BU co-sponsor this event in appreciation of contributions made by members during 2017-18. Reservations are required at matthewsh@hartwick.edu.
    Chesebro Room, Dewar Union, 5 – 7 p.m.,
  • Sunday, April 22 – Musikang Piupino: Music of the Philippines
    Hosted by Foreman Institute of the Creative and Performing Arts.
    Anderson Theater, 6 p.m.

Also, throughout the month, Stevens-German Library in Yager Hall will feature a showcase of literature relating to Humanity. And The Yager Museum of Art & Culture will host two related exhibits, “Black Lives at Hartwick College: Then and Now,” and “Contested Identities: Images of Native Americans, 1880-1930.”

For more on Diversity of Humanity Month events, visit the website or contact Matthews at 607-431-4428 or at Matthewsh@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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