2010 Cultural Harmony Week Schedule of Events


POWER WITHIN POWER WITHOUT


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Wednesday, October 20

Oxfam Hunger Banquet, College Union Ballroom, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM, Sponsored by Hillel, Campus Auxillary Services


Friday, October 22

Bakhita Girls, Geneseo Late Knight, 10:00 PM-2:00 AM, Sponosred by Geneseo Late Knight, SA

GLK and Women's Leadership Institute are coming to design t-shirts for Bakhita Girls. Bakhita Girls are a Not-for-Profit organization with a mission to promote women's empowerment through sustainable development of community-based educational institutions.  Pamphlets will also be provided about Bakhita Girls. For more information on this organization please go to http://bakhitagirls.com

Social and Civic Responsibility Displays, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

"A Small Act", ISC Lobby

"Sacred Steps Exhibit", Milne Lobby, Sponsored by the Dept. of Languages and Literatures

This exhibit celebrates the experience of modern pilgrims from the United States and Canada who set out to retrace the paths to Santiago de Compostela on its Camino  frances from Roncesvalees on the French Border, down the slopes of the Western Pyrenees, and through the fertile vineyears of La Rioja.

"Power of Your Wallet", Red Jacket, Dining Hall

"First Experience Voting", College Union Lobby


Cultural Harmony Week


Sunday, October 24

Social and Civic Responsibility Displays, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

"A Small Act", ISC Lobby

"Sacred Steps Exhibit", Milne Lobby, Sponsored by the Dept. of Languages and Literatures

"Power of Your Wallet", Red Jacket, Dining Hall

"First Experience Voting", College Union Lobby

 

Intercultural Night Dinner, College Union Ballroom, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, Sponsored by SA, ACE, Campus Auxillary Services

As a kick off to Cultural Harmony Week, the multicultural and diversity interest student organizations highlight food and performances.


Monday, October 25


Social and Civic Responsibility Displays

"A Small Act", ISC Lobby

Sacred Steps Exhibit, Milne Library, Sponsored by the Dept. of Languages adn Literatures

"Power of Your Wallet", Red Jacket Dining Hall

"First Experience Voting", College Union Lobby

Edible Ed: An Innovative School Garden Project, 4:00 PM, Sturges Auditorium, Geneseo Food Project, History Dept. and English Dept.

Jan McDonald is the Executive Director of Rochester Roots, a non-profit that since 1991 has been committed to improving community health and well-being through the reduction in hunger.  The innovative Rochester Roots School Garden project is an experiential learning model that integrates sustainable agriculture, art, nutrition science, healthy eating, entrepreneurship and social justice into a project that serves the needs of urban dwellers living in poverty.

Founder of Border Angels: Enrique Morones, College Union Ballroom, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Longtime internationally acclaimed human rights activist Enrique Morones, was born in San Diego to parents who instilled in him a deep spirtual faith and a passion for social justice.  Enrique is President and Founder of Border Angels, an all volunteer group  he established in 1986 which places food,w ater and other provisions in the desert on the border reas to help save migrant lives. 


Tuesday, October 26

Social and Civic Responsibility Displays

"A Small Act", ISC Lobby

"Sacred Steps Exhibit",  Milne Lobby, Sponsored by the Dept. of Languages and Literatures

"Power of Your Wallet", Red Jacket Dining Hall

"First Experience Voting", College Union Lobby


Best Intentions: Lifelong Consequences, Knight Spot, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Have you ever wondered what happened after you participated in a volunteer effort or a community service project?  Did your efforts help or hurt? Were there life-long relationships as a result of the experience?  Did one's goals or career path change as a result?  This panel program will explore the dynamics of being socially and civically responsible.


Wednesday, October 27

Social and Civic Responsibility Displays

"A Small Act", ISC Lobby

"Sacred Steps Exhibit",  Milne Lobby, Sponsored by the Dept. of Languages and Literatures

"Power of Your Wallet", Red Jacket Dining Hall

"First Experience Voting", College Union Lobby


Service Project in Rochester with Jan McDonald, TBA, for more information contact Dr. Ken Cooper at cooper@geneseo.edu

Keynote Speaker: Eli Clare, Stolen Bodies, Reclaimed Bodies, Newton 201, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

White, disabled and genderqueer, Eli Clare's talk will examine how oppression often lodges in our bodies, stealing them away from us in a myriad of ways. What stories do each of us have to tell about this thievery and the ways in which we resist it, workig to reclaim our bodies?  Using storytelling, images and journal writing, this workshop exploes these questions and issues across various identities, communities and systems of oppression. 

Film: "A Small Act", Newton 202, 7:00 PM

"When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity, he starts a scholarship program of his own and names it for his former benefactor. Using a strong narrative, the film interweaves seemingly separate lives into a cohesive whole. With clarity and grace, A SMALL ACT, bears witness to the ripple effect a single action can create."


Thursday, October 28

Everyone Loves to Travel, MOSAIC, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

This year's Cultural Harmony Week event will showcase foods of five of the most traveled study abroad locations for Geneseo students.  The food will be served progressive meal style in the following exhibits:

"A Small Act", ISC Lobby

"Sacred Steps Exhibit",  Milne Lobby, Sponsored by the Dept. of Languages and Literatures

"Power of Your Wallet", MOSAIC

"First Experience Voting", MOSAIC


Opening Reception for El Sauce Exhibit, Lederer Gallery, 5:00 PM, Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and International Programs

El Sauce, Nicaragua: Photography highlighting the people and culture of this remote town and the economic develoment initiatives that SUNY Geneseo is helping to establish with the community.  Baskets created by El Sauce women from sustainable resources will also be on display.


IFS Film, The Way of St. James, Newton 204, 7:00 PM, Sponsored by the Dept. of Languages and Literatures

The Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago is a medieval pilgrimage to the Cathedral in the city of Santiago de Compostela (north of Spain).  According to the legends later compiled in the 12th-centruy Codex Calixtinus, the site is believed to be the final resting place of St. James the Apostle , one of the twelve Disciples of Christ.