Multicultural Center

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URI Diversity Week Schedule

Sunday, September 28 – Friday, October 3, 2014

Sunday, September 28th

7 – 10pm Screening of “Freedom Summer” in Edwards Hall Auditorium
Coordinated by Dr. Steve Simo, Greek Affairs and Melvin Wade, Multicultural Center

Monday, September 29th

10 – 10:50am Child Development Center Community Sing
Memorial Union, Ballroom
Facilitated by Sue Warford, CDC, and the Child Development Center teachers, preschool, and preschool children
Undeclared – Just a Step on the Career Development Ladder
Room update: Roosevelt Hall, Great Room
Facilitated by Diana Marshall, Richard Song, and Daniel Ustick, Center for Career and Experiential Education
11 – 11:50am Screening of “Mississippi: Is This America? 1962‐1964″ (from the Eyes On The Prize series)
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Coordinated by Dr. Susan Brand, Education; Dr. Steve Simo, Greek Affairs; and Melvin Wade, Multicultural Center
Interviewing Sessions with Freedom Summer Veterans
In TV studio Rm 217 and
Second floor of Multicultural Center
9am – 3pm
12 – 1pm World Café on Freedom Summer
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Lunch for High School students and teachers
Facilitated by Michelle Y. Gonzalez, Multicultural Center
1 – 1:50pm How the Freedom Summer Students Changed the United States
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Bruce Watson, Journalist and Author
2 – 2:50pm How the Freedom Summer Students Changed Mississippi
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by James Marshall, Freedom Summer Veteran and Author
3 – 4:30pm Plenary Conversation with Veterans about Freedom Summer
Memorial Union, Ballroom
Facilitated by Jim Kates, Zephyr Press and Freedom Summer Veteran
6pm Dream Big URI: The Common Reading Program and The Last Lecture
Center for Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Thomas Ryan Family Auditorium (Rm. 100)
Coordinated by Dr. Donald DeHayes, Provost; and Nancy Caronia, Common Reading Program

Tuesday, September 30th

9:30 – 10:45am Curricular Transformation: How to Incorporate Cultural Competence in Course Content and Pedagogy
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. Laura Beauvais, Office of the Provost; Dr. Lynne Derbyshire, Communication Studies and Honors Program
Viewing Disability Through a Cultural Lens
Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)
Facilitated by Maggie Korn, Disability Services for Students
11am – 12:15pm Journey to Nepal: Multicultural Experience of a Lifetime!
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. Paul Bueno de Mesquita, Psychology and Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies, and Students from the Nepal Alternative Spring Break Experience
Social Entrepreneurship and the Opportunities for
College Students in the 21st Century

Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)
Facilitated by Carol Frazer Haynesworth, Teach for America, New York City
12:30 – 1:45pm Peace and Harmony Meditation
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Sheila Mitchell and Dr. Celina Pereira, Health Services
Career Planning and Strategies for College Women of Color
Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)
Facilitated by Carol Frazer Haynesworth, Teach for America, New York City
2 – 3:15pm Malala Rising
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. Paul Bueno de Mesquita, Psychology and Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies, and Kay Johnson Bueno de Mesquita, Education and Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies
Neuroscience and the Future
Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)
Facilitated by Dr. Alycia Mosley Austin, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program
3:30 – 4:45pm Intersectionality and Its Function in Our Lives
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. Annie Russell, LGBTQ Center
Mental Health Advocacy and Awareness
Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)
Facilitated by Paige Ramsdell and Jacqui Tisdale, Disability Services for Students
7:30pm URI Diversity Week Keynote:
Surveillance or Self‐Determination: Can Democracy and Diversity Co‐Exist in the Age of Google, Comcast, and the NSA?

Edwards Hall, Auditorium
Keynote by Heidi Boghosian, A.J. Muste Memorial Institute
Co‐sponsored by the URI Honors Colloquium

Wednesday, October 1st

9 – 9:50am My Struggles Define Me
Pharmacy Building, Medicinal Garden
Facilitated by Francisco Oller, ’16, Providence College
10 – 10:50am Whisper Sweet Nothings
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Amanda Mazzu, Pharmacy Practice; and Annette Bourbonniere, Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
Ask the Experts! Navigating the Health Care System as an Older Adult
Pharmacy Building, Rm. 207
Facilitated by Dr. Christine Eisenhower, Dr. Erica Estus, Dr. Norma Owens, and Dr. Anne Hume, Pharmacy Practice
11 – 11:50am Celebration! The Arts and Disability
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. Susan Roush, Physical Therapy Program; and Mary Jane Klinkhammer and Justin
Martino‐Harms, Counseling Center
CAM‐A‐Lot
Pharmacy Building, Rm. 207
Facilitated by Geri Buderwitz, Nick Leso, Sydney Springer, Dr. Kelly Orr, and Dr. Anne Hume, Pharmacy Practice
12 – 1:50pm “It’s not Me, it’s my Background!” ‐ Improving The Patient Experience by Understanding our Differences
(By Invitation Only)
Facilitated by Dr. Ruth Dapaah‐Afriyie, Lifespan Corporation
Pharmacy Building, Rm. 207
1 – 1:50pm Youth in Transition and Employment: What to Expect in the Work World
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Annette Bourbonniere, Environmental and Natural Resources Economics; and Meada Daly‐
Cano, Psychology (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
Divergent Cultures, Convergent Medicines
Pharmacy Building, Rm. 130
Facilitated by Dr. Navindra Seeram, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
2 – 2:50pm Health Disparities in Children: No Child Left Behind?
Pharmacy Building, Rm. 130
Facilitated by Dr. Kelly Matson, Pharmacy Practice (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
3 – 3:50pm Autism: A Shared Disability, A Shared Responsibility
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Amy Laurent, Communicative Disorders;
and Dr. Anita Jackson, Pharmacy Practice (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
Not Your Meme’s Board Game
Pharmacy Building, Rm. 130
Facilitated by Dr. Erica Estus, Dr. Christine Eisenhower, Dr. Norma Owens, and Dr. Anne Hume, Pharmacy
Practice
; and student pharmacists (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
4 – 4:50pm The Opposite of Forgetting
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Gallery talk facilitated by Jennifer Cawley, Independent Artist
Building Healthy Bridges: Providing Pharmacy Outreach Services to the Hispanic/Latino Senior Residents of RI
Pharmacy Building, Rm. 130
Facilitated by Dr. Noemi Ramos Desimone, Pharmacy Outreach Program (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
5 – 6:30pm The March on Washington, 1963, a documentary narrated by Denzel Washington
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Personal accompanying account facilitated by Prof. Bryna Wortman, Theatre
7pm “With God Against Man” (Documentary and Discussion)
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dan Subotnik, Sousa Mendes Foundation

Thursday, October 2nd

9:30 – 10:45am Out of Diversity: We Speak – Faculty and Students Speaking about the Role of Diversity in Their Lives
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. Jody Lisberger, Gender and Women Studies
10 – 10:50am Ladies Lift
Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center, Seminar Room
Facilitated by Leticia Orozco and Christina Antonelli‐Savoie, Campus Recreation (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
11am – 12:15pm Gendered Resistance: Empowering Students through the Legacy of Margaret Garner (Inspiration
for Toni Morrison’s novel, Beloved)

Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. Delores Walters, sriAHEC and College of Nursing
11 – 11:50am Latin Dance
Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center, Group Exercise Studio
Facilitated by Emily Cortez, Campus Recreation (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
12:30 – 1:45pm Sisters, Can We Talk? Exploring the Authentic Self as a Women of Color at URI
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Michelle Rosa and Athina Chartelain, College Student Personnel
12:30 – 1:30pm Energy into Action
Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center, Seminar Room
Facilitated by Emily Cortez, Campus Recreation (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
2 – 3:15pm Sexual Violence in Young People’s Lives
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. Donna Hughes, Gender and Women Studies and Jennifer Longa, Director for Civility Education
2 – 2:45pm Zumba©
Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center, Group Exercise Studio
Facilitated by Emily Cortez, Campus Recreation (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
3:30 – 4:45pm Introduction to T’ai Chi: Solo Form, Push Hands, and Martial Arts Application
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. Clifford Katz, Provost’s Office
3 – 4pm African Dance
Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center, Mind/Body Studio
Facilitated by Courtney Mackey, Campus Recreation (Participation is limited to the first 25 individuals)
7pm International Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture
The Emergence of a New Cuba: Opportunities and Obstacles
Featuring Miguel Coyula, City Government, Havana, Cuba; and Dr. Humberto Miranda, Institute of Philosophy, Havana, Cuba

Moderated by Dr. Ric McIntyre, Economics; and introduced remotely by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, United States Senator, Rhode Island
Chafee Hall, Auditorium (Rm. 271)

Friday, October 3rd

10 – 10:50am Technology and Cybersecurity: Moving the City of Providence into the 21st Century
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Mayor Angel Taveras, City of Providence
Student Success: A Student Veteran Perspective
Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)
Facilitated by Christine Dolan, Education
11 – 11:50am Understanding the Evolution of the Surveillance State of the 21st Century
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. David Murakami Wood, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
The Impact of Active Multicultural Student Organization Membership on Student Preparedness for the Workplace
Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)
Facilitated by Gessie Belizaire, National Black Nurses
Association, and URI alum
12 – 12:50pm Understanding the Role of Citizens in Regulating the Surveillance State of the 21st Century
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. David Murakami Wood, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
The Case for M.U.S.I.C. as a Fully Funded Council with Work Stipends
Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)
Facilitated by Zulmy Cortez, Brandy Jones, Raquel Mendes, Dayo Akinjisola, and Luckson Omoaregba,
Multicultural Unity and Student Involvement Council (MUSIC)
1 – 1:50pm Government Surveillance: How it Changes the Way We Think, Feel, and Behave
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Dr. Brian Krueger, Political Science
Self‐Powerment: Strategies for Tapping Your Own Personal Power (Part 1)
Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)
Facilitated by Dr. Faye Mandell, in‐the‐Present, Inc.; and Andrea Mesa, in‐the‐Present, Inc. and URI Alum
2 – 2:50pm Blacklisted: Racial Bias in Schools Today and What YOU Can Do About It
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Presented by Dr. Diane Kern, URI School of Education,
and URI and Rhode Island High School Student Activists
Self‐Powerment: Strategies for Tapping Your Own Personal Power (Part 2)
Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)
Facilitated by Dr. Faye Mandell, in‐the‐Present, Inc.; and Andrea Mesa, in‐the‐Present, Inc. and URI Alum
3 – 3:50pm The Role of Women, Before, During, and After Conflict in Nepal 1996‐2006
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Shashi Regmi, Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies
Left Out and Last: Exclusion and Marginalization in the US Education System
Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)
Facilitated by Dr. Adam Moore and Dr. Susan Brand, Education
4 – 4:50pm Student Senate Open Forum on Diversity
Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)
Facilitated by Sarah Patterson, ’16, Undergraduate, Supply Chain Management, and Chair, Cultural Affairs
5 – 6:30pm Oxfam Hunger Banquet with Screening of “A Place at the Table” and Discussion
Memorial Union, Ballroom
Facilitated by Sarah Miller, Coordinator, Feinstein Civic Engagement Program

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