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The Office of Multicultural Affairs is committed to shaping a strong community among students of color while promoting an understanding of cultural diversity for the Smith community as a whole. The director coordinates activities that encourage exploration of one's identity, culture and heritage and an understanding of those of others. The office emphasizes the interests and needs of those who identify as students of color, beginning with the first-year preorientation program. The multicultural affairs office serves as a source of guidance and advocacy for students of color as they navigate their Smith experience.

Announcements

Young, Gifted, and Black conference highlighted on Huffington Post

Check out the article at the Huffington Post!

African American Read-in

February 25, noon - 1 pm
Campus Center Garden Level

In celebration of the 26th National African American Read-In, Smith College students, faculty and administrators will be reading short selections of work by African American authors. Drop by anytime between noon and 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Check out the event poster. Sponsored by Afro-American Studies Department, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Students' Alliance and Smith African Caribbean Students' Association

CHAS presents Women of Color Conference
Serious Women: Strength Through Solidarity

February 27-March 1, 2015
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

We are excited to invite you to the 2nd Annual CHAS Women of Color Conference hosted by Skidmore and Union College. We have an amazing program of academics, performing artists, and presentations. Registration for the conference is open and available online. If you have any questions, please contact your CHAS representative (Mrs. Richmond in the Office of Multicultural Affairs is the representative for Smith College). Check out the event poster!

Black History Month Events

Events throughout February!
Join the campus in celebration of Black History Month. Events include movies, exhibits, a trip to a broadway show and campus participation in the 26th National African American Read-in! For full listing, check out the Black History Month poster 2015!

Be a Bridge Leader

Applications due February 23, 2015
Here's your chance to really make a difference at Smith! We are now accepting applications for Bridge Leader Staff.

Diversity, (In)Equity, and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Harvard Campus

Harvard College, Office of Student Life will host the inaugural Diversity, (In)Equity, and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference. The conference offers students an opportunity to disseminate the findings from their research on critical issues within their respective fields. We welcome research abstract proposals from students whose work is supervised by faculty and focuses on diversity, (in)equity, and social justice.

Please visit http://tiny.cc/DISJconference to download the call for proposals as well as to register for the conference. The conference proposal deadline is February 1, 2015.

Pre-Law Summer Internships

SEO Career is part of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), a non-profit that provides educational and career programs to young people from under­served and under­represented communities. SEO Career is the nation's premier summer internship program targeting talented, underrepresented college students of color. We connect students with paid ten-week internships in five areas: law, banking, alternative investments, corporate leadership, and non-profit.

SEO Career is the only program of its kind to offer pre-law school students the opportunity to intern with some of the nation's most prestigious firms before they enter law school. The internship summer starts with orientation to introduce students to the world of corporate law and ends with a week-long SEO Career Law Institute designed to prepare students for the rigors of law school. Besides the benefit that comes from getting hands-on legal experience prior to law school, interns have the opportunity to meet associates, partners and hiring managers at the top firms and to start building their professional networks long before they start their careers.

The final deadline for summer 2015 internships is March 1, 2015. You can learn more about us here: http://www.seocareer.org/paths-a-partners/law