Spring Programming 2021

We’re back with another round of stellar programming for spring 2021! While we continue to practice social distancing, our virtual platforms will continue to unite our Georgia State community from all campuses! You can interact with us through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and the Panther Involvement Network. You may also connect with us through our website, email us, or call us at 404-413-1584.

2021 Spring Programming
February
Music Monday
Monday, February 1
1 – 2 p.m.
Join us on Instagram as we kickoff each week with the POUNCE Preview of programs and culturally curated content such as music, media, and more! Contact Aliyah Brown for more information!

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Culture Cafe
Wednesday, February 3
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Decatur Campus, Building SC, Room 2100 (Cafe)
A great opportunity to learn more about our office. The Multicultural Center will share information about upcoming events and cultural diversity through our Culture Cafe’ Program, which will include a focus on Black Heritage Month. Light refreshments provided for the first 25 students in attendance. Everyone is welcome.

Baldwin Bookclub, “Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between”
Wednesday, February 3
3 – 4 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
In collaboration with Leadership Programs, join us for an afternoon with the “Baldwin Book Club” as we explore culture, intersectionality, and social justice. The Baldwin Book Club selection for Spring 2021 is Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between by Meg-John Baker and Alex Iantaffi. Be a part of the conversation by joining us online every month. To request a copy of the book, please complete this form!.
Join our Bookclub here!

Music Monday
Monday, February 8
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. & 3 – 4 p.m.
Join the Multicultural Center for a fun, in-depth discussion with music artists, Keeyen Martin and couple Charles & Shireen Kuykendoll of RNB House Party as we kick off our “Black Love” segment. This is a Music Monday you do not want to miss out on!

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Welcome to the Cookout!
Tuesday, February 9
12 – 2 p.m.
Student Center East Ballroom
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.
The Multicultural Center, Office of Black Student Achievement and Latinx Student Services & Outreach invites you to join us in the celebration of Black History Month.

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Pop Talks
Wednesday, February 10
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
Pop in every other Wednesday for the Multicultural Center’s weekly discussions about pop culture, national/global news, trigger-warning topics and/or anything related to diversity and inclusion. This peer-facilitated dialogue series provides a safe space to engage in critical thinking, explore diverse identities, and examine privilege and understand systematic oppression. Just bring your topics and a willingness to think critically about the world.

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Music Monday
Monday, February 15
3 – 4 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a special edition of “Black love.” Our artists will engage with us on how Black love is incorporated into their music and its importance!

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In The (State) Zone: Racial Justice and Allyship Training
Friday, February 19
12 – 1:30 p.m.
WebEx Events
The Multicultural Center invites you to a training is designed to provide students, faculty, and staff with a core awareness of the structures of racism, its role in interpersonal relationships, and empower allies to elevate the voices of underrepresented communities. Open to students, faculty, and staff. For more information, contact William Britto, wbritto@gsu.edu

RSVP/Join In The State Zone Here!

Music Monday
Monday, February 22
3 – 4 p.m.
Join us on Instagram as we kickoff each week with the POUNCE Preview of programs and culturally curated content such as music, media, and more! Contact Aliyah Brown for more information!

Join us on Instagram!

Talk Tuesday: Rewind 1921: Remembering Tulsa: Reimagining Black Wall Street
Tuesday, February 23
12 – 1:15 p.m.
Join the Multicultural Center for TALK TUESDAY in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. On this specific TALK TUESDAY our moderator and panelists will pay homage and celebrate the resilience of the Greenwood District and the spirit of “Black Wall Street”. Participants will hear the perspectives of experts, thought leaders and cultural influencers as they weigh in on the influence on the socio-economic advancements of the Black/ African American community and provide insight on ways to optimize professional skills and generate generational wealth through innovative business ventures.

Panelists include:

Phil Armstrong, Project Manager of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission
Dominique Gabriel, Finance Professional and Chief Operating Officer of Designs by D&J LLC
Sonia Booker, Real Estate Developer & Visionary of The Vault
Steve Barge, CEO of Barge Consulting Group/ Tech Founder at Tenaciti App
Ryan Wilson, CEO & Co-Founder of The Gathering Spots
For more information, contact William Britto, Student Affairs Advisor II for Education, Gender & Sexuality
wbritto@gsu.edu, 404-413-1584

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Pop Talks
Wednesday, February 24
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
Pop in every other Wednesday for the Multicultural Center’s weekly discussions about pop culture, national/global news, trigger-warning topics and/or anything related to diversity and inclusion. This peer-facilitated dialogue series provides a safe space to engage in critical thinking, explore diverse identities, and examine privilege and understand systematic oppression. Just bring your topics and a willingness to think critically about the world.

RSVP/Join Pop Talks Here!

Community Connections: LGTBQ+ Track
Friday, February 26
1 – 3 p.m.
Microsoft Teams
The Community Connections Mentoring Program (C2) is a unique opportunity designed for YOU to feel a sense of belonging and help you be successful from college to career. This event will focus on LGTBQ+ identities and will delve into the perspectives of Queer People of Color. Contact William Britto, Student Affairs Advisor for Education, Gender & Sexuality
wbritto@gsu.edu.

RSVP/Join Community Connections Here!

Stortellers
TBA
12 – 1:15 p.m.
WebEx Events
Join the Multicultural Center for STORYTELLERS!“Storytellers” is a cultural conversation series that has a focus on education and social justice awareness. This intimate conversation invites key social justice community leaders to discuss a range of topics including their work, ambitions, and personal lives with a moderator. “Storytellers” allows for participants to engage with and learn the perspectives of social justice community leaders. For more information, contact William Britto, wbritto@gsu.edu

Stay In Touch Via Social Media!
We are active on social media at all times! You can follow us on Instagram, Twitter,and Facebook!

Join Our Listserv
The Multicultural Center has created some exciting virtual programming. We will send a weekly newsletter of events to our listserv. If you are not currently on our listserv, you may click here to join the Atlanta campus listserv or click here to join the Perimeter listserv.

Requests for Trainings or Workshops
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.