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Diversity and Difference

Diversity and Difference

The Office of Multicultural Affairs recognizes African American/Black History Month 2011

This year's theme is "African Americans and the Civil War"

African American/Black History Month 2011Black History Month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history. Since its inception, Black History Month has always been celebrated in February. Here at MSPP we would like to acknowledge this important month by asking you to ask the children in your life “what does Black History Month mean to you?” Responses will be posted on our website (first name and age only). Anyone at all can participate. Take this opportunity to engage your family members in a discussion of the importance of American Black History.

From a Child’s Perspective: What does African-American History Month Mean to You?

"Black History month means to me that all the black people we know can celebrate Obama, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks because they did very special things." — Simarah, Age 6

Chariss Webb"My name is Chariss Webb. I am 12½ years old. My mother asked me what Black History Month means to me. I had to think about that. Black History Month means being proud of who you are. I am proud. We got a month to show our accomplishments but I celebrate being who I am all year."

"We celebrate African History Month and remember that they had a hard life when they were slaves so that we learn not to give up like they didn't give up." —Sam, Age 9

"It means to for all people to remember the good deeds the African Americans did for the world." —Gwen, Age 8

Please stay tuned for these upcoming events

Community Time
Monday February 14th and Tuesday February 15th at 12:00 pm in the student lounge. We will be serving southern fare (“soul food”) from local caterers.

Desert Bayou
Monday February 14th at 12:00-1:30 pm in classroom 1
. Come see this compelling documentaryabout 600 African American evacuees from Louisiana post Hurricane Katrina who get placed in Utah without any forewarning. We will be offering a second showing of this film to be announced.

“This month, we recognize the courage and tenacity of so many hard-working Americans whose legacies are woven into the fabric of our Nation. We are heirs to their extraordinary progress. Racial prejudice is no longer the steepest barrier to opportunity for most African Americans, yet substantial obstacles remain in the remnants of past discrimination. Structural inequalities -- from disparities in education and health care to the vicious cycle of poverty -- still pose enormous hurdles for black communities across America.”

–President Barack Obama

Updated 8/14/13

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October 2013
National Coming Out Day, October 11

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Pride Month

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Recognizing Women's History Month

February 2013
Recognizing Cultural Ethnic Differences

November 2012
Recognizing our Military Community

October 2012
National Coming Out Day, October 11
Disabilities Awareness Month

September 2012
Hispanic Heritage Month

June 2012
Pride Month and Haitian Flag Day

February 2012
African American/Black History Month

November 2011
Recognizing our Military Community

September 2011
Hispanic Heritage Month

June 2011
Equality Month

March 2011
Women's History Month

February 2011
African American/Black History Month

January 2011
Happy New Year!

November 2010
Recognizing Student Veterans

October 2010
National Coming Out Day, October 11

September 2010
Hispanic Heritage Month

Recognizing Ramadan

June 2010
Equality Month

May 2010
Older American's Month

March 2010
Women's History Month

February 2010
African American/Black History Month

November 2009
The Office of Multicultural Affairs recognizes our student veterans and military during the month of November

October 2009
National Coming Out Day: October 11th and Disability Awareness Month: October

September 2009
Hispanic Heritage Month

The Changing Face of Immigration: Legal Debates, Controversies and the Implications for Clinical Practice (PDF)

May 2009
Weil Grant Training: Leading Culturally Sensitive Parent Education Support Group

April 2009
Latino Mental Health Professional Networking Evening

Diversity Training: Hurricane Katrina Disaster Victims

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