Talk Tuesday: “We Gon’ Be Alright,” Honoring MLK’s Beloved Community
The Multicultural Center celebrates cultural diversity primarily through a framework of acknowledging, accepting and supporting nuance within identity. To honor the 5th annual “National Day of Racial Healing, the Multicultural Center along with TRiO hosted a Talk Tuesday entitled “We Gon’ Be Alright: Open Dialogue on Race, Restorative Justice & How We Heal Despite Difference.” The conversation was led by professional staff, William Britto and panelists of various identities including, Stephanie Cho, Dr. Andrew Cohen, Alba Villarreal, politician Devin Barrington-Ward and King Center staff, Cameron Friend. Did you miss the live presentation? No worries! Check out our Talk Tuesday here or visit our YouTube channel!
Black History Month Call for Programs
The theme, “2021 Family Reunion: Celebrating Black Culture, Reviving our Roots”, commemorates Black families gathering to preserve culture and traditions, share information, and celebrate achievements. While the act of gathering has been reshaped by COVID-19, we plan to capture the essence of the Black Family Reunion through programs and events offered both virtually and in-person (adhering to strict social distancing protocols). The BHM Planning Committee seeks to celebrate Black love, Black joy, Black culture, Black resilience, Black history & Black futures. With the understanding that Black is not a monolith, we aim to amplify the voices of Black people throughout the diaspora and showcase the beauty in our diversity and intersectional identities. We want you to help us celebrate by also submitting your Black History Month programs to honor this Black heritage!
Spring 2021 Programming!
The Multicultural Center has some exciting programming planned for the spring semester! During the spring semester, we will increasingly implement our hybrid programming model. Many of our programs will feature both an in-person as well as virtual space!Because we care about your safety and health, we will continue to practice safe social distancing as well as providing virtual programming opportunities!
We will continue to create programs and events that create a culture of C.A.R.E through community building, advocacy, resources and services as well as education and training. From discussion programs to heritage month celebrations, we have something that everyone will enjoy!
Check out our Spring Programming page to join us for great conversations and events that will enhance your personal and academic experiences!
Wednesday, January 13
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Catch us at the Lofts for our monthly edition of Culture Café! Free grab & go goodies.
American-International Student Mixer
Thursday, January 28
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom
Come mingle and have fun as we welcome our new International students!
Spring 2021 COVID-19 UPDATES
The Multicultural Center will continue to provide a safe environment during the spring semester. The following guidelines will continue to be enforced to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff. We continue to ask our patrons for their mutual commitment to helping us keep the Multicultural Center and our Georgia State University community safe while using our spaces.
The health and safety of our students, members, and staff are our top priorities. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines and Georgia Public Health safe practices for COVID-19. If you are not feeling well or are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19, please stay home. See More…
The Multicultural Center will continue appointment based in-person services Monday, January 11, 2021. Our office hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. The center lobby will remain closed to all throughout the spring semester, however, conference rooms and the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center can be reserved and used by appointment only. You can make an appointment by calling us, 404-413-1584, or via email. You may also come into the office to make your reservation, however, you must adhere to all social distancing and health guidelines in the center.
While most of our programming will be done virtually via WebEx and social media, we will be moving to more hybrid based programming where students on campus may join in-person while practicing social distancing guidelines and others may join online. Our newsletters will be sent out with links for you to access the event. Links will also be listed on our Programming, page as well. Email us to join our listserv! We will also be updating our social media platforms daily, allowing students to constantly engage with us throughout the semester! Please email us to join our listserv. We will also be updating our social media platforms daily, allowing students to constantly engage with us throughout the semester! Follow us on Instagram,Twitter, or interact with us on Facebook.
Yes! Beginning the spring semester, Pop Talks will be offered every other week, or twice a month. This will be a hybrid program that permits 7 students at a time to visit our Gender & Sexuality Resource Center and join in-person. Links to Pop Talks will be included in our weekly newsletter as well as on our programming page.
If you would like a Safe Zone or TRANSformation Workshop done for your department or student organization, you may still submit a request. These workshops can be done virtually using WebEx! If you have questions about other workshops or trainings, please email William Britto.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is a designated safe space for all gender and sexuality variant students, faculty and staff. Located in a separate wing of the Multicultural Center, the GSRC has technology, a study area and an overall welcoming spirit aimed to build identity awareness and academic success! The GSRC will work closely with many student organizations, departments and faculty to create enriching experiences for all who visit.
The center also features a meditation room that will also serve as a changing space for individuals a part of the trans and non-binary community. To learn more about ways to make gift donations to the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, please visit our crowd funding page.