The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides academic, social, and transition support for underserved and underrepresented students. We celebrate and support an increasingly diverse student body and promote dialogue between individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities.
Multicultural Affairs Feature Stories
Graduate stepped into a leadership role to fight famine in Somalia and spread South Asian culture on campus
Isela Melendez-Carpio, '12
Senior promotes Latino issues while encouraging pursuit of higher education
Senior promotes Latino issues while encouraging pursuit of higher education
Student life opportunities help business administration major prepare for hospitality career
Senior's exploration of diversity includes teaching others to be examples of inclusivity
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- “Soft Power in the African Diaspora: The Case of Cuba and Angola,” by Professor Linda Heywood || Sept. 7 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in International Commons
- Tabling now in the Commons! Check them out to get more information on this great opportunity!
- The Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsors the opportunity to enhance the sense of community and peer relationships of self-identified Asian women on campus through a biweekly women's group meetings. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Adraine Gibson through email by Friday, September 4.
- Teach For America Opportunity! Application Deadline - Sept 10 There is a two year teaching commitment for all majors and careers -- full salary and benefits. Go to teachforamerica.org for more information
- After the CCE Brown Bag on Sept. 11 in the Brown Alley Room, an added discussion of legislation, political non-violence, etc will occur between 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm.
- Participate in the upcomming CCE Brown Bag "From Protest to Politics to Protest: The Long Civil Rights Movement Today" on Friday, Sept 11 led by Julian Hayter and Eric Yellen in the Brown Alley Room from 12:30 - 1:30 pm.
- Check out this semester's first newsletter from OMA! http://bit.ly/1JvJ9bA
- Guante is a hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and educator based in Minneapolis. He has performed everywhere from the United Nations, to the Soundset Festival, to countless colleges, universities, clubs, theaters and rallies across the US, sharing the stage with artists like Talib Kweli, Saul Williams, Brother Ali, Andrea Gibson, Dead Prez, and more. He and/or his work has been featured on Upworthy, MSNBC, Welcome to Night Vale, Everyday Feminism, and the BBC; for more information, videos, writings and more, check out www.guante.info and follow Guante on Twitter at @elguante. This Sunday from 3-4 in the Robins Center,Guante will perform some of his powerful pieces that focus on rape culture, masculinity, and oppression. Hope you can make it, and please pass this along to the student groups you work with.
- If you haven't already, check out the music video "Take it to the Edge" created by University of Richmond Students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixaTk3HKYVI
- ASU Asian heritage month programming • Friday 4/11/15 7:00PM Asian Heritage Month Game and Karaoke Night! @Westhampton Deanery Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with food, games, and karaoke! Our annual spicy ramen eating contest will also be held! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/466283540202297/ • Monday 4/13/15 7:30PM Asian Heritage Month Keynote Speaker: My Lan Tran @Tyler Haynes Commons room 348 With a great deal of impressive attributes and accomplishments already on her resume, My Lan Tran is currently a director for the The Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce, also known as the VACC. The VACC's mission is to promote and facilitate the success of our members, the Asian American Pacific American businesses, other diverse businesses and the communities they serve through networking, outreach, advocacy, and education. She is primarily responsible for instigating the growth of VACC membership, leading the business capacity-building development efforts, and managing the daily operations of the organization. She works with both private, government, and local sectors in order to coordinate VACC initiatives statewide. Come with questions! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/264603903725880/ • Thursday 4/16/15 7:30PM Global Music Series: Kaoru Watanabe @The International Commons Kaoru Watanabe is a New York-based composer and musician who specializes in the Japanese shinobue flutes and taiko drums. His performance combines the physical intensity of Japanese festivals and the esoteric musics of traditional theater with complex improvisational and rhythmic elements of jazz and other musics of the world. The performance will be followed by a question and answer session with the artist. The Global Music Series is co-sponsored by the University of Richmond Department of Music and the Office of International Education (OIE). Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/379744768877023/ • Friday 4/24/15 6:00PM Asian Heritage Month Closing Ceremony @Alice Haynes Room in the Tyler Haynes Commons With various performances from campus affiliated performance groups along with of Asian cuisine, come out and celebrate the end of Asian Heritage Month with the annual closing ceremony hosted by the Asian Student Union. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658274317726712/
- “No mozzarella sticks tonight” features two students attempting to eat during a power outage. Take a look!
- CIA’s Directorate of Analysis will be hosting a diversity open house on April 17th, 10am-4pm. There will be information sessions, mock analytic exercises, networking opportunities with a diverse group of CIA analysts, and an opportunity for one-on-one consulting sessions. Programs start at 10am and 1pm, but attendees can come anytime. For students that have questions or would like to sign up to attend, please have them contact email@example.com.
- Please join us tomorrow as we listen to the testimonies of the family members of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa Mexico! Jepson 120 4:30PM!
- Meeting with the Parents from Ayotzinapa: On the weekend of the April 3rd family members and classmates of the disappeared students will stop in Richmond and this event will be an opportunity to hear their claim as well as to show support for this international social justice movement. Location: Jepson Room 120 | Date: April 3rd Time: 4:30-6PM For more information visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kickoff DinnerSep156:00 PM - 8:00 PMStudents, faculty, staff, and local community members are invited to the Heilman Dining Center to launch the... Continue reading
- Café con Leche: Find Your MentorSep305:00 PM - 7:00 PMLatin@ faculty and staff will be at hand to share their professional and personal experiences with you. At the end of... Continue reading
- CCE Brown Bag: What's in a Name?: The Implications and Uses of "Latino" and "Hispanic" in Postsecondary Educational SettingsOct0212:30 PM - 1:25 PMJoin us for this week's Brown Bag discussion on "What's in a Name?: The Implications and Uses of 'Latino' and 'Hispanic'... Continue reading
- Feminism, Beyoncé, and Writing Queer Cuentos: A Talk on Media RepresentationsOct057:00 PM - 8:30 PMWe often only think of TV shows, YouTube videos, and magazine covers as media representations, but words play a critical... Continue reading
- Film Screening: Which Way HomeOct077:00 PM - 9:00 PMAs the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of... Continue reading
- An Evening with Maestra Cherríe MoragaOct154:30 PM - 6:00 PMWGSS is delighted to offer our University an evening with Maestra Cherríe Moraga. Seeing the confluence of the 30th... Continue reading
- American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a DifferenceFeb296:00 PM - 8:00 PMBryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to... Continue reading