Cultural Theme Month Celebrations
Each year, Ithaca Colleges celebrates cultural diversity through our Cultural Theme Month celebrations. Through the collaborative efforts of Multicultural Affairs, departments such as the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, & Ethnicity and the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, and student organizations like the African Latino Society, Asian American Alliance, IC Natives, and PODER, programs and events present various opportunities to learn, educate, experience, and appreciate different aspects of different cultures. Programs have included lectures, Identity discussion panels, film screenings, cultural arts presentations, and more.
Join us as we "FIND OUR PAST IN THE PRESENT!"
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014 - "SANKOFA"
Friday, January 31 - 8:00pm
Winter Wonderland Ball 2014
The African Latino Society brings its annual Semi-Formal back again with music from the Syracuse-based BROWNSKIN BAND & Ithaca's own DJ Split Image.
Thursday, February 6 - 8:00pm
African Latino Society presents "Day of Remembrance"
ALS Room (West Tower Lobby) - Presented by the African Latino Society
ALS honors its roots and the history of the African Diaspora
Tuesday, February 11 - 7:00pm
"Everyone Has a Place: My Time on the Road with Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra"
Emerson Suite C - Presented by John W. Rawlins III, Asst. Director, OSEMA
John Rawlins III of OSEMA presents a public talk about his time touring as a singer with Grammy Award Winner Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in October 2013
Wednesday, February 12 - 7:00pm
"Brother Outsider: The Story of Bayard Rustin"
Textor 103 - Presented by the LGBT Resource Center
A viewing of the film about the life of Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin. This presentation is part of the Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series.
Tuesday, February 18 - 8:00pm
"STEP AFRIKA! An evening of blending moves & sounds of South African dance with U.S. Stepping"
Emerson Suites - Presented by OSEMA & the African Latino Society
Join us for an exciting evening with Step Afrika, an award winning dance troupe, as they take us through a dance journey!
**This event is FREE, but a ticket is required! Tickets can be picked up from the OSEMA office beginning Monday, February 3, 2014. Off-campus guests may email email@example.com to reserve tickets.**
Thursday, February 20 - 11:30am
Engaging Communities - Creating an Inclusive Culture: "The Truth Behind Bias, Bullying and other Derailing Behaviors"
Emerson Suites - Presented by the Office of Human Resources
Join us as we explore and celebrate the notion of community and culture. It is necessary to RSVP for this important event as seating is limited. Visit /hr/engagingcommunities/ to RSVP!
Friday, February 21 - 8:15pm
"Africa to America" Black History Month Concert
Ford Hall (Whalen Center) - Presented by the School of Music
African Drumming and Dance Ensemble, The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, The Choraliers under the direction of Dr. Emily Mason and IC music students.
Monday, February 24 - 7:00pm
"Black & Latino Greeks: History, Relevance, & Responsibility"
Klingenstein Lounge - Presented by OSEMA & the African Latino Society
A panel discussion on the role and relevance of historically African-American & Latino Fraternities & Sororities
Friday, February 28 - 7:00pm
Brothers4Brothers Celebration Banquet
Emerson Suites - Presented by Brothers4Brothers
A night to honor the history & legacy of Brothers4Brothers, a IC student organization dedicated to the Community, Academic, Political, & Social needs of men of color and men on campus
All are welcome to attend.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact OSEMA at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.
Latino Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
Start the year off by celebrating Latin culture. Through our programs and events, we hope that people get a better understanding, respect and appreciation of how people of Latin descent and Latin culture affect and contribute to the American culture, and show pride and respect in their own culture.
Native American Month (November)
Ithaca College celebrates the rich history and cultures of the natives of our land. Our campus comes together for several events, lectures and other programs to commemorate the influence native cultures have had on our lives and the history of our country.
Black History Month (February)
Join the Ithaca College community as we celebrate and remember the struggle and triumphs of Black people throughout history. Come learn about this diverse community and honor its heroes. Our programs aim to help bring an understanding to this history and what it means for all of us even today.
Focus Asia Month (April)
Help us take time to recognize the achievements and celebrate the history and richness of the Asian culture. This month is packed with spectacular programs and events to showcase many different aspect of Asian culture and educate us all on issues of current Asian culture pertinent to our society today.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations for all events sponsored out of OSEMA's Multicultural Affairs should contact us at email@example.com. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.