A Day in the Life of the Multicultural Center

Posted On March 31, 2017
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Students who make their way into the Multicultural Center won’t simply be asked about their major or their career plans. Students can join in on a Pop Talk or a Community Conversation and will be encouraged to candidly disclose their opinion or experiences on any number of critical, often controversial topics that are brought to light through these programs. In fact on any given day, students may even be asked to participate on a panel, join a council, become an ambassador, pose questions to the dean of students or submit artwork!

It doesn’t have to be an event day for students to stumble upon something special at the Multicultural Center. The real talk and deep conversations are always bubbling up, and hospitality and inclusion are our middle names. Meanwhile, there’s always opportunity for students to create their own experience within the Multicultural Center walls by reserving one of the conference rooms or lounge for a club meeting, study group or any event students would like to host. Students who are in the mood to settle down and absorb some new ideas have the entire Multicultural Center library at their disposal! The Multicultural Center has a number of titles not available at the University Library, a specific focus on subject matters especially of interest to scholars of multicultural and social justice issues and a unique atmosphere and setting compared to other libraries.

Speaking of the Multicultural Center library, the month of April features an installment of the In the Library series, featuring a Georgia State University faculty member discussing their publication, after which their book will be available for checkout in the library. The Multicultural Center staff hope to see students there and/or at a Pop Talk, a Community Conversation, the April art show and any of the April events (see schedule below). When students leave any of these events, the Multicultural Center will always ask feedback, but not just the usual demographics. The Multicultural Center wants to know if our programming helped students to navigate their identity and the differing cultures around them, if students engaged critically with ideas and other perspectives and if students leave feeling empowered to advocate for themselves and know themselves better. Student feedback is an opportunity to be a voice within the Multicultural Center. It is also the Multicultural Center’s opportunity to continually mold programs to meet the needs and wants of the Georgia State University community.

Community Conversations: Every Tuesday, from 12 – 1 p.m.

Pop Talks: Every Wednesday at 12:15pm

Monday, April 3, 2017 from 3 – 4 p.m.: Bias and Bystanders Workshop

Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 2 – 3 p.m.: Intersections of Identity: Men of Color

Thursday April 6, 2017 from 3 – 4 p.m.: In the Library with Dr. Marian Meyers, author of African American Women in the News: Gender, Race and Class in Journalism

Monday, April 10, 2017 from 5 – 6 p.m., Student Center Art Gallery Lounge: Lift Your Voice Art Show and Reception

Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Dahlberg Hall: Umami Fest: Celebration of APIA Heritage Month