April 2017- Salute to Humanity Month Events Poster

Hartwick College Celebrates the Diversity of Humanity

April 4, 2017

Hartwick College will celebrate inclusion this month with a series of events ranging from panel discussions to a drag show to a rally against sexual assault. The series of events offers a broader level of participation by clubs, academic departments, and staff offices, encompassing topics that span various interests regarding human interaction and causes.

On Tuesday, April 11, Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) and the Women’s Center will host “Take Back the Night,” an annual rally against sexual assault, outside of Anderson Center for the Arts on the College campus at 7 p.m.

The month will feature two food-related events aimed at promoting and sharing the diversity of cultures across campus. On Wednesday, April 12, Global Education will again host its “Taste the World” program, featuring dishes sponsored by international students and music through an African drumming performance. A Transnational BBQ, cosponsored by Black Student Alliance (BSA), PALS and SOSU/BU, will then take place on Friday, April 21. The BBQ will allow guests to interact with members who represent multiple ethnic groups and nationalities.

The College will also host Pride Week, from April 17-21. The Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) will present a range of events from a guest speaker to a “2nd Chance Ball,” for students who did not attend their high school proms.

“The April Calendar of Diversity and Inclusion events purposely cross boundaries in search of intercultural, transnational, and other common ground reference points between gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality,” said Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs Harry Bradshaw Matthews.

The full schedule of events follows. These are open to the public, unless otherwise noted:

  • Monday, April 3 – Discussion: “What Does it Mean to be Dehumanized?”
    Black Student Alliance (BSA) hosts this event, using actress Raven Symone’s expression that she does not consider herself black because she’s trying to be seen as a human being.
    Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall. 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 5 – “Sex & Excess: Surviving the Party.”
    The Title IX Office hosts guest speaker Elaine Pasqua for an honest and hilarious look at the party scene.
    Lambros Arena, Binder Physical Education Center. 7 – 8:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 5 – Administrative Training and Discussion about Sexual or Relationship Violence. The College’s Title IX Office hosts guest speaker Elaine Pasqua for a discussion with faculty and staff on sexual or relationship violence and alcohol abuse.
    Slade Theatre, Yager Hall. 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 5 – Award-Winning Jamaican Poet Ishion Hutchinson.
    The Latin American/Caribbean Studies Program and the Visiting Writers Series host this acclaimed Jamaican poet.
    Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House. 7 – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11 – “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.
  • Wednesday, April 12 – “Taste the World.”
    Global Education hosts this event featuring dishes sponsored by international students, and an African drumming performance.
    Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 14 – “Tabling for Day of Silence.”
    Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) hosts this event.
    Dewar Hall, outside the Commons Dining Room. 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, April 14 – Drag Show/Lip Sync for Our Life.
    HIA hosts this event.
    Laura’s Lounge, Dewar Hall. 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 15 – Sexual Assault Panel.
    The Women’s Center hosts this event.
    Location TBD. 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 15 – 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 Georgesj@hartwick.edu.
    Morris Hall, SUNY Oneonta. 7 – 10 p.m.
  • Monday, April 17 – Friday, April 21 – Pride Week.
    HIA hosts a series of events ranging from a guest speaker to the 2nd Chance Ball. Look for a complete schedule posted on campus.
  • Friday, April 21 – Transnational BBQ.
    BSA cosponsors this event with PALS and SOSU/BU, providing an opportunity for visitors to interact with members who represent multiple ethnic groups and nationalities.
    Location/Time TBA.

Also, throughout the month, Stevens-German Library in Yager Hall will feature a book display of literature relating to humanity.

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