diversity event calendar

Global Cafes

Sept. 14th: Hispanic Heritage Month, an evening of Tango!

Oct. 18th: Student Diversity Council's Multicultural Mixer

Nov. 26th: Native American Heritage Month, Screening of film “Apache 8”

Feb. 20th: Black History Month Play

March 20th: Women's History Month Celebration : “Dancing Through Culture” – Join Jordanian scholar and belly dancer for a presentation on the history of belly dancing in the U.S. and Middle East followed by a belly dancing class!

April 10th: International Poetry Open Mic Night

International Education Week

November 12th – 15th

  • Focus on Africa
  • Photo Exhibit
  • Student Presentations
  • Films
  • Drumming Workshop and Performance

Diversity Awareness Week

Monday January 28th

Kye Allums, Division I first out transgender basketball player will be visiting Colby-Sawyer to raise awareness about transgender student needs. His visit includes:

11:30 am—12:30 pm, Ware Student Center (new private dining room)
Faculty/Staff Lunch Talk - Bring your own lunch and your questions to an informal conversation with Kye about life as a transgender student athlete and his suggestions for how colleges can better support this student population.

5:45—7:00 pm, Ware Student Center (new private dining room)
Student Dinner Talk - Students are invited to join Kye for dinner and an informal conversation.

7:30 pm, Wheeler Hall
Campus Presentation, The Life of a Transgender Athlete - Kye will talk about how he grew up and what it was like coming out to the world. Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday January 30th

4:00—7:00 pm, Wheeler Hall
Drum Circle, Braid a Rainbow Bracelet, Make a Giant Dream Catcher, Global Tea Corner, Henna Tattoos, Raffle Prizes, Step Team Performance, and Open Mic Talent Show — Come Express Your Diverse Talents!

Thursday January 31st

11:45 am—1:30 pm, Ware Student Center (new private dining room)
Faculty/Staff Lunch Talk - “In the Footsteps of Dr. King” - Bring your lunch for a conversation with retired college professor and conflict resolution trainer John Warner, about nonviolent conflict resolution strategies.

7:00 pm, Wheeler Hall
Film, “Little Town of Bethlehem” - Documentary film follows the story of three men of three different faiths and their lives in Israel and Palestine. The story explores each man's choice of nonviolent action amidst a culture of overwhelming violence. Community is welcome!

Friday February 1st

7:00 pm, Wheeler Hall
Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance - Music, poetry and art come together is this theatrical performance of the great African-American artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Community is welcome!

Week-Long Community Art Projects

Monday—Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm, Wheeler Hall

“Our Multifaceted Selves” - stop by to decorate a paper fan that represents your diverse aspects of identity. Fans will adorn Wheeler Hall for the week.

“I'm An Ally” - Join Safe Zones in a photo/statement campaign to represent the ways we are allies to the LGBTQ community.

Diversity Awareness Week is a collaborative initiative between the Office of International and Diversity Programs and the Office of Citizenship Education.