Cultural Harmony Week 2013cultural harmony week 2013

Constructing & Reaffirming "I" dentity
Thursday, October 24 -
Saturday, November 2
Intercultural Dinner on November 9







-Thursday, October 24-

Identity Politics Tabling Activity

Milne Library, Main Floor, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Students will be hosting an interactive tabling activity that will encourage participants to explote their identity politics.                                                                                                                                               

Late Knight-Post Secret Event                                                                                                                                             College Union, Lobby, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Opening Faculty Lecture, Prof. Linda Steet, "Diversity and Islam"
South Hall 233, 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Linda Steet, Ella Cline Shear School of Education, will explore some important beliefs about pluralism and multiple interpretations of Islam. Muslims who are both devout and progressive understand their religion in ways that we do not typically see in mainstream media representations. This presentation places Islam within diversity, and diversity within Islam.

-Friday, October 25-

Exhibit Opening, Black: A Graphic Signifier with artist Curlee Holton,
Lockhart Gallery, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Curlee Holton has created a series of 10 images re-imagining Shakespeare's character in the context of contemporary awareness of issues of race, identity, and culture. The opening will also include student readings of Othello.

-Monday, October 28-

Keynote Speaker, Tim Wise, Author and Activist
Newton 214, 5:30 p.m.

Tim Wise is the author of six books, including his latest, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority (City Lights Books) and educator named one of "25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World," by Utne Reader. Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on over 800 college campuses, and to community groups across the nation.

Slam Poet, Buddy Wakefield, three-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion,
College Union, Ballroom, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. NOTE: Date, time and location change

Buddy Wakefield is the three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO's Def Poetry Jam and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records.

-Tuesday, October 29-

Small Group Discussion: LGBTQ & "I"dentity with Daniel R. N. Jacques, Chemistry Department,
College Union, 319, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

This small group discussion will be utilized to focus on how LGBTQ identity is being constructed by individuals who are members of the LGBTQ community. Intersections of race, class and gender may also be explored during this session.

Reading by Dorothea Smartt, A Prize-winning Black British Writer, Newton 209, 5:30 p.m.

Smartt will be reading from her new collection, Ship Shape, which re-imagines the story of Samboo, an African slave, buried at Sunderland Point in Lancaster.

Film Screening, Miss Representation, Newton 209, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

This groundbreaking film explores and challenges the media's double standards toward women, especially women in positions of power.

-Wednesday, October 30-

Small Group Discussion: Class & "I"dentity with Christina Panagakis, Sociology Department
College Union 319, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

This small group discussion will be utilized to focus on how the role of class influences the construction of identity. Intersections of race, gender and sexual orientation may also be explored during this session.

Small Group Discussion: Ability & "I"dentity with Chris Peterson, Executive Director,
The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming, MOSAIC, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

This small group discussion will be utilized to focus on how identity is being constructed by individuals with different abilities. Intersections of race, class and gender may also be explored during this session.

"En el tiempo de las mariposas," performed by the Repertorio de los Espanol
Wadsworth Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

"En el tiempo de las mariposas" (In the Time of the Butterflies) is the true story of the Mirabal sisters who served as symbols of defiant hope in a country shadowed by dictatorship and despair.

Purchase tickets online, at SUNY Geneseo's Center for Languages and Cultures in Fraser Hall 202, or at  Wadsworth Auditorium one hour before performance.

-Friday, November 1-

"They Call Me Q!" performed by alumna Qurrat Ann Kadwani,
Sturges Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.

"They Call Me Q!" portrays Qurrat Ann Kadwani in a bold and relentless one woman show that interprets and deconstructs the identity of 13 very different women.  "They Call Me Q!" was named "Best Play" in the 2013 Maui Fringe Festival.

-Saturday, November 2-

Creative Writing Workshop, presented by alumna Qurrat Ann Kadwani,
Sturges Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Join successful, award winning playwright and alumna, Qurrat Ann Kadwani for an informative writing workshop!

-Saturday, November 9-

Intercultural Dinner, presented by ACE & SA
College Union, Ballroom, 5:30 p.m.

The multicultural and diversity of interest student organizations will come together to share their experiences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will develop an understanding of identity politics.
  • Participants will engage in discussions about race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, privilege, etc.
  • Participants will become aware of how identity is being constructed by individuals/groups in our society.
  • Participants will utilize spaces/places on campus to explore their identities and the intersectionality that exists.