Friday, September 15, 2017
Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, Hartwick College will offer programming that celebrates diversity and inclusion. Mid-September through mid-October is Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month on campus, featuring a series of events that celebrate the heritage, ranging from lectures and movie nights to family history research nights and art exhibits.
“During this very important time in American history, it is imperative for us to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of our Latino and Hispanic population,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Meg Nowak. “The faculty, students, and staff at Hartwick College have done an excellent job developing a full program of events in honor of the National Hispanic Heritage Month.”
The Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS), Society of Sisters United/Brothers United (SOSU/BU) & Black Student Alliance (BSA) will host several activities, including presentation and discussion titled “A Tribute to Hispanic/Latino Role Models” on September 18, and on September 21, the groups will host a food tasting and discussion called “How Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is Shaping the Bright Future of America.”
On Thursday, September 28, Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) will host the lecture “How to be an Ally When Identities Intersect,” at Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, from 6 – 7 p.m.
The full schedule of events follows. All are open to the public, unless otherwise noted:
Also, from September 15 to October 15, the U.S. Pluralism Center, on the fourth floor of Dewar Hall, will show showcase items celebrating Latino/Hispanic heritage.
“I am pleased with the increasing number of campus groups who are contributing to events for our monthly diversity and inclusion calendar,” said Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs Harry Bradshaw Matthews. “It is a reflection of the College’s aim to share, learn and embrace our increasingly diverse student population. Having a different focus for each calendar continues to open the door for participation of multiple groups and clubs.”
The topics for each future monthly diversity and inclusion calendar are:
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Contact: David Lubell