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No Place for Hate
Monday, April 4, 2016
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
Perini Lecture Hall
Professional musicians and race relations experts, Arno Michaelis (former skinhead) and Daryl Davis (set up surprise meetings with Ku Klux Klan leaders), once stood worlds apart: one perpetrated violence while the other asked, "How can you hate me when you don't even know me?" No Place for Hate: A Conversation in Black and White is an unusual presentation that chronicles the unique experiences of these two men who have come together to support each other's passion to eradicate hate, bigotry and violence. Arno and Daryl discuss the transformative and universal power of music that can bind us in our humanity and eradicate racial boundaries. They demonstrate how music - in conjunction with communication, understanding, forgiveness, trust, love, and gratitude - can change hearts and minds.

Connecting Your Personal Mission and the Work of the Ferguson Commission
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
North Lounge
Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW, Managing Director of the Ferguson Commission and CEO of St. Louis Integrated Health Network, a non-profit dedicated to ending health disparities, will speak with us about her work leading people to demand greater equity, social inclusion, and justice for all, inspiring individuals to take on even the most entrenched, systemic inequities. Sponsored by Conversatio, Catholic Social Teaching, and Multicultural Center.     

Soaring to New Heights: Women Success Stories (Tea Party)
Friday, March 18th, 2016        
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Please join us in celebrating Women's History Month by connecting with other successful women within the extended Saint Anselm community. Enjoy some tea, coffee, and hors d'oeuvres while connecting with women in various stages of their careers in a round robin discussion. 

True Life: After 2010
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Multicultural Center
Come hear the story of a student who shares her experience of surviving a natural disaster in her home country, and being an international student from Haiti. 

True Life: I am a Refugee
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Multicultural Center
The harrowing tale of how a student and her family fled an oppressive regime in Sudan to find sanctuary in the United States, and the struggles that have ensued since their arrival.

Commuter Program: Coffee and Pasties
Wednesday,February 24th, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

Multicultural Center
As part of the Commuter Student Program Initiative, commuter and resident students are invited to enjoy coffee and pastries while getting to know each other better.

"Voices of Recovery"- NEDA Discussion
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Multicultural Center
Everyone knows somebody affected by a mental illness. In recognition of National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week  come hear two stories of recovery and growth from two students with diagnosed eating disorders. Join the dialogue and discussion about ending the stigma surround eating disorders and mental illness.
Sponsored by Health Services, Nurses Association, and The Multicultural Center

A Two-Part Dialogue Series: What's Race Got to Do with it?
Part 1: Thursday, February 18th, 2016 Part 2: Thursday, March 10, 2016
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Multicultural Center
Race is a difficult topic to talk about in this country, and it is difficult to talk about on our campus. What's Race Got to do With It? will bring SAC students together who are interested in exploring the impact of race on society and spreading this awareness across our campus and community. 

Preserving Unity Within Ourselves Retreat
Friday, February 11th, 2016 - Saturday, February 12th, 2016
Cost: Free
Essex Meeting and Retreat Center
This is a student - driven initiative that will bring together a diverse group of students, representing difference races, ethnicities, languages, political beliefs, socioeconomic statuses, religious beliefs and sexual orientation to promote unity. Students will have the opportunity to share their own stories and experiences, showcase their leadership skills and participate in community building exercises.

True Life: Loss but Not Forgotten
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Multicultural Center
Learn about a student who has taken the loss of a parent and used it as inspiration and motivation. Learn about the obstacles he endured and how he overcame them.  

Identifying and Managing Microaggressions in the Workplace
Friday, December 4th, 2015
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

North Lounge
Discourse about discrimination has typically focused on blatant acts, less attention has been given to the casual, daily slights and in-sensitivities. Campus climates can be homes to microaggressions which can create unwelcoming environments and have a detrimental impact on academic performance, mental health, and levels of campus satisfaction. Microaggressions are the everyday verbal and nonverbal environmental slights, snubs, and insults, which (whether intentional or unintentional) communicate hostility and negativity in the workplace. They can invalidate people's existence and wipe away their humanity. This interactive session will help participants: identify and define microaggressions, become more self-aware during conversations, and offer strategies for ways to interrupt them.

Commuter Program: Hot Chocolate Bar
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Multicultural Center

As part of the commuter student program initiative, commuter and resident students are invited to enjoy FREE hot chocolate while watching a holiday movie.

A Celebration of Light: Intercultural Holiday Dinner
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

North Lounge
Learn about holiday traditions from around the world. Win prizes!
Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Multicultural Center

True Life: Being Different on a Catholic Campus
Thursday, November 19th, 2015
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Multicultural Center
We are all "different" in some way or other. Some of us, however, are different in more visible ways while other people live with less visible differences such as chronic illness, or through their religious identity or sexuality. Living with invisible differences is often just as challenging as living with visible differences. Despite these challenges, people are often able to get the most out of their experiences and learn from each other's differences while also informing and educating others. It is often assumed that being different on a Catholic campus can significantly impede a student's experience, which for many students is not the case. Please join us and hear from a current senior about how being "different," both visibly and invisibly, has shaped his time as a student at Saint Anselm College.
Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Core Council for LGBQ Students.  

Commuter Program: Graduate School Information Session
Thursday, November 19th, 2015
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Multicultural Center
As part of the commuter student program initiative, commuter and resident students are invited to enjoy FREE cookies while talking to Dean Harrington about graduate school.

After Ferguson: What Should We Know? What Can We Do?" (Presentation and Community Dialogue)
Monday, November 16th, 2015
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

North Lounge
This facilitated discussion will explore the roots of the ongoing social and political unrest and offer meaningful ways to respond. Co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center, the interdisciplinary minor in Gender Studies, & Departments of Political Science and Criminal Justice.

Salsa Madness
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cushing Lobby
Learn how to dance and enjoy some salsa and chips!

Multicultural Day Saturday,
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Campus Green
A cultural celebration in our own backyard with free food and entertainment from aroundnd the world! Some of this year's performers will include: Akwaaba African Dance Ensemble, Bollywood Dance Academy, Wah Lum Chinese Lion Dancers & Daughters of the Corn.

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