Fall Events and Programming
Ptanyetu Powwow: Saturday, November 5th in St. Cloud
Festival of Cultures: Sunday, November 6th — Sunday, November 13th
Multicultural Student Services invites students, staff, faculty, alums and the public to a week long community festival of music, entertainment, food and culture. Festival of Cultures (FOC) celebrates and recognizes the diversity at CSB/SJU through student performances, affinity panels, lectures, and a fashion show. The full schedule can be viewedhere.
International Student Day: Thursday, November 17th
On International Student Day, International Student Services' Student Mentors will be tabling in Gorecki Fireside to recognize and celebrate international students’ existence and experience at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. We will be handing out various goodies including treats from the home countries of current International students. The first observance took place in 1941 at the International Students’ Council in London. It was there that students decided to introduce International Students’ Day, to be observed every November 17.
Community Inclusion Conversation Creating Safe Spaces:4:45PM, Wednesday, November 16th in the Multicultural Center
Community Inclusion Conversations provide students with opportunities to engage in dialogue and learn across differences of racial, ethnic, national, and cultural backgrounds. At Creating Safe Spaces you will get an introduction to LGBTQIA+ identities, gender, and sexuality, including a discussion of assumptions, stereotypes, and the lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ CSB+SJU students. This is one of five workshops towards completeling the Community Inclusion Conversastions (CIC) Certification Program. To learn more about the CIC Certification Program, please vist: https://www.csbsju.edu/multicultural-student-services/community-inclusion-conversations
Community Inclusion Conversation Everyday Allyship: 4:45PM, Tuesday, November 29th in the Multicultural Center
Community Inclusion Conversations provide students with opportunities to engage in dialogue and learn across differences of racial, ethnic, national, and cultural backgrounds. At Everyday Allyship you will examine your own social identity and personal values to better understand ways you can act as an ally to others. This is one of five workshops towards completeling the Community Inclusion Conversastions (CIC) Certification Program and the final oppurtunitiy in the Fall. To learn more about the CIC Certification Program, please vist: https://www.csbsju.edu/multicultural-student-services/community-inclusion-conversations
Trans Day of Remembrance: Sunday, November 20th
“Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people — sometimes in the most brutal ways possible — it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.”– Transgender Day of Remembrance founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith
While there will be no official program, we hold this space to honor and recgonize both the day and those lost. We encourage all to familiarize themselves with GLAAD's Media Reference Guide that offers education and guidance on telling LGBTQ people's stories as you plan your own remembrance events.
Navigating Relationships at Home: 5PM, Wednesday, December 7th in the Multicultural Center
Learn about the challenges First-Generation BIPOC, International, and LGBTQ+ students have overcome when returning home from college. Come hear how the students on this panel have navigated their home relationships and responsibilities with family and friends.