Community Diversity Program Series announces 2013-14 events

August 9, 2013  |  
I Have a Dream

A commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is part of the 2013-14 Community Diversity Program Series.

The 2013-14 Community Diversity Program Series, featuring a variety of  events and activities to promote awareness of diversity in society, kicks off this month and runs through next spring.

The series is presented by the Youngstown State University Diversity Council, through its Community Diversity Committee, and sponsored by the YSU Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Sylvia J. Imler, interim director, or Cheryl Levy, administrative assistant at 330-941-3370.

Events planned include:

August 2013

Kupita/Transiciones
Monday, Aug. 19, 1 to 4 p.m., Kilcawley Center, YSU.
Kupita/Transiciones is a student transition program designed to provide new and returning learners with the opportunity to become familiar with the campus resources. Co-sponsored by the YSU Black Faculty and Staff Association, Black Student Union and the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. For more information, contact the Office of Student Diversity Programs at 330-941-2087 or 2086.

Student Diversity Programs Open House
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2 to 4:00 p.m., Student Diversity Programs Office, 2114 Kilcawley Center, YSU.
The Office of Student Diversity Programs invites students to engage its staff and student workers and learn about the program’s operation. For more information, call 330-941-2087 or 2086.

International Student Coffee Hour
Friday, Aug. 23, 2 to  3:45 p.m., YWCA Lobby,  corner of Phelps Street and Rayen Avenue, Youngstown.
Sponsored by the Center for International Studies And Programs. For more information, call 330-941-2336.

International Welcome Picnic
Sunday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chestnut Hill Pavilion, Mill Creek Park, Youngstown.
Sponsored by the Center for International Studies And Programs. For more information, call 330-941-2336.

63: A Focus on Peace and Nonviolence
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3 to 4:03 p.m., Kilcawley Center, Chestnut Room, YSU.
This commemorative event marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and the speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. entitled  “I Have a Dream.” The celebration will last 63 minutes to commemorate the year in which the original event occurred. Sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity Programs and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. For more information, call 330-941-2086.

African American Male Wellness WalkAfrican American Male Wellness Walk – Warren/Youngstown
Saturday, Aug. 31, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holy Trinity Baptist Church, 505 Parkcliffe Avenue, Youngstown.
The African American Male Wellness Walk – Warren/Youngstown is a 5-mile event that targets, but is not exclusive to, African American men who represent area secular and religious organizations and/or institutions. This event is designed to encourage African American men to take charge of their health by bringing their families together in unity for health awareness, wellbeing and prevention. The day’s activities will include free health screenings, a walk/run and entertainment. For more information, call the office of Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Macklin II at 330-788-1696 or e-mail lwmacii@aol.com

September 2013

College Students Stand Against Racism
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 3 p.m., Kilcawley Center, President’s Conference Room, YSU.
A panel discussion of students organized through the Student Diversity Council will be discussing their perspective of racism locally, regionally, statewide and nationally. Sponsored by the YSU Student Diversity Council and the Office of Student Diversity Programs. For more information, call 330-941-2086.

Hispanic Heritage Opening Celebration: Estrellas Latinas Brillando Bajo Un Mismo Cielo – Latino Stars Shining Under One Sky
Thursday, Sept. 12, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., Mahoning County Courthouse, 120 Market Street, Youngstown.
The Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee kicks off its opening event in downtown Youngstown. The event will feature the annual flag ceremony representing the 22 Hispanic countries, music presentation and opening remarks by Sylvia J. Imler, YSU interim director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at. Event speaker is Frank Nolasco. Sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee through the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, YSU. For more information, call 330-941-3370.

“Photographer Jose Galvez Exhibit: Another Day, Another Dream”
Thursday, Sept. 19, 5 to 7 p.m., Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, 151 W. Wood St., Youngstown.
“The people go to work every day, dreaming for the future, hoping for the best.” This will be an exhibit assembled from recent work, mainly from the South, with additional pieces from Kentucky and other Eastern region states. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the YSU Center for Applied History, Department of History and the Ohio Historical Society’s Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. Exhibit opens at 5 p.m.

America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Bluegrass to Broadway: The Blues and Gospel Music
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown.
Lecture, film and discussion. Sponsored by YSU’s Dana School of Music/Dana Concert Series, College of Creative Arts and Communication.

Wal-Mart Career Fair Cookout
Thursday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kilcawley Center, Fountain/Core
(Inclement weather, Chestnut Room), YSU,
The event will have three informational rotations: Careers at Wal-Mart, The Culture at Wal-Mart and Charitable Efforts made by Wal-Mart. Sponsored by Wal-Mart through the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. For more information, call 330-941-3370.

Market Street Muppets
Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m., Main Branch Public Library, 305 Wick Avenue, Youngstown.
The Market Street Muppets, a non-profit, faith-based group of urban youth ages 12-18, will perform during the Hispanic Heritage Celebration. For more information, call 330-941-3370.

October 2013

Hispanic Heritage Main Event
Saturday, Oct. 5, noon to 3 p.m., Kilcawley Center, Chestnut Room, YSU.
The event will feature animals from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, entertainment, children’s activities, artistic displays and student recognitions, as well as vendors, informational tables and refreshments. Sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee through the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, YSU. For more Hispanic Heritage events, visit http://www.ysu.edu/div_ysu/ or call 330-941-3370.

“Sojourn to the Past” 3rd Annual Nonviolence Parade & Rally
Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m.
The parade will begin at YSU’s Williamson College of Business and end with a rally downtown at 20 Federal Plaza. Sponsored by Sojourn to the Past, Youngstown City Schools, the City of Youngstown, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee, and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. For more information, call 330-788-0545 or 330-941-3370.

Sojourn to the PastCivil Rights Activist and Director Speak Out on Nonviolence
Monday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m., Main Branch Library, 305 Wick Avenue, Youngstown.
Jeff Steinberg, creator of “Sojourn to the Past,” will speak about his nationally-acclaimed program that enables high school students to visit landmarks of the civil rights movement in the Deep South to see the destructive effects of racism, sexism and homophobia. Sponsored by Sojourn to the Past and Youngstown City Schools. For more information, call 330-788-0545 or 330-941-3370.

America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Bluegrass to Broadway: Tin Pan Alley and Broadway
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown.
Lecture, film and discussion. Sponsored by YSU’s Dana School of Music/Dana Concert Series, College of Creative Arts and Communication.

November 2013

Exhibit: Journey Stories
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5 to 7 p.m. (Exhibit Opening) • Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, 151 W. Wood Street, Youngstown.
The exhibit is a traveling show from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museums on Main Street Program in conjunction with the Ohio Humanities Council. Exhibit will run Nov. 6 through Dec. 31. Sponsored by the History Department, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at YSU. For more information, call 330-941-3452 or visit http://www.ohiohumanities.org/programs/journey-stories.

Native American Workshop: Promoting Knowledge, Clarification and Correction
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1 to 4 p.m., Kilcawley Center, Ohio Room, YSU.
Today in America only three mammals have to show proof of bloodline: the dog, the horse and the Native American. Today there are well over five hundred different Native American tribes, each with its own unique history and culture; yet, stereotypes and myths do more to define this race than actual education about the first Americans. Our presenter, Herman Pipe, is an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. For more information, call 330-941-3370.

IMPACT Diversity: The Fabric of Our Lives Workshop
Thursday, Nov. 14, 4 to 6 pm
Kilcawley Center, Jones Room, YSU.
The workshop is designed to provide students with the tools to increase their knowledge and involvement in promoting and celebrating diversity on the YSU campus. The presenter, Odell Bizzell, is a student engagement specialist who works with students throughout the country to sharpen their skills in interpersonal communication and organization as a means of promoting civic engagement. The event is co-sponsored by the YSU Student Diversity Council and the Office of Student Diversity Programs. For more information, call 330-941-2087.

Ben Carson

Ben Carson

Centofanti Symposium
Monday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Edward D. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal Plaza, Youngstown.
Ben Carson’s remarkable journey from tough, inner-city youth to history-making neurosurgeon celebrates and illustrates the power to excel and influence others. Carson’s life is chronicled in the original TNT movie, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. He is author of several books including the New York Times bestseller, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great. In June 2013, after 40 years of medical endeavors, Carson retired and today serves as professor emeritus of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. Carson writes a weekly opinion column for The Washington Times.  Sponsored by the James and Coralie Centofanti Center for Health and Welfare of Vulnerable Populations in the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services and the Centofanti Charitable Trust. This event is free to the public, but all attendees will need a ticket for admission. Tickets will be available at the YSU Kilcawley Center Information Desk.  For more information, contact the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services at 330-941-3320.

America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Bluegrass to Broadway: Swing Jazz
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. , Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown.
Lecture, film and discussion. Sponsored by YSU’s Dana School of Music/Dana Concert Series.

December 2013

Exhibit: Italian-Americans in the Mahoning Valley
Thursday, Dec. 5, 5 to 7 p.m., Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, 151 W. Wood Street, Youngstown.
This exhibit is the capstone project for Paula Schaefer, YSU American Studies and Italian major. She looks at the lives of Italian-Americans who made the journey to the Mahoning Valley in search of a better life. Sponsored by the YSU History Department, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at YSU. For more information, call 330-941-3452.

January 2013

The Emancipation Proclamation Community Observance Service
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 10 a.m.,  Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 920 Dryden Avenue, Youngstown.
The Emancipation Proclamation commemorative service will recognize the signing of the historic document by President Lincoln that abolished the legalization of slavery in the United States and led to the enactment of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. The annual Rev. Elizabeth Powell Heritage Award will also be presented. Sponsored by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and the Baptist Pastors’ Council. For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Macklin II at 330-788-1696 or lwmacii@aol.com.

Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sunday, Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m., New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman Street, Youngstown.
A community worship service in recognition of Dr. King. The service will also include music and scripture readings by representatives of Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths. Sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee. For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Macklin, II at 330-788-1696 or lwmacii@aol.com.

Struggle for Justice: Owning Our Past, Claiming Our Future Workshop
Monday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown.
The workshop will be interactive and focus on strategies to help improve social conditions of the residents of the Mahoning Valley. The speaker will be Sen. Nina Turner. Sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee. For more information, contact Penny Wells at 330-788-0545 or Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Macklin II at 330-788-1696.

February 2014

The African Marketplace
Saturday, Feb. 1, noon to 6 p.m., Kilcawley Center, Chestnut Room, YSU.
The African Marketplace offers a wide range of dazzling sights, sounds and objects to view and appreciate. Dance and musical entertainment will be presented. For more information, contact Victor Wan-Tatah, director of Africana Studies Program, at 330-941-3097.

America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Bluegrass to Broadway: Blue Grass and Country Music
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown
Lecture, film and discussion. Sponsored by YSU’s Dana School of Music/Dana Concert Series, College of Creative Arts and Communication.

March 2014

America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Bluegrass to Broadway: Rock
Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m., Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown.
Lecture, film and discussion. Sponsored by YSU’s Dana School of Music/Dana Concert Series, College of Creative Arts and Communication.

Annual Diversity Leadership Recognition Celebration
Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m., Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, 7440 South Avenue, Boardman, Ohio.
To nominate a community, campus or student leader visit: http://www.ysu.edu./div_ysu/. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. For more information, call 330-941-3370.

April 2014

America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Bluegrass to Broadway: From Mambo to Hip Hop
Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m., Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown.
Lecture, film and discussion. Sponsored by YSU’s Dana School of Music/Dana Concert Series, College of Creative Arts and Communication.

Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation should contact the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at 330-941-3370 as soon as possible, but no later than five business days before the event so appropriate arrangements can be made.