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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

Help Reactivate Indigenous Smith Students & Allies (ISSA)

ISSA is committed to educating the Smith community about social, economic, and cultural issues affecting Native American populations of the United States. Currently, there is not student leadership and the organization is inactive, but it can become active again in the spring semester if there's interest from Smith students. If you are interested in being a leader or a member, please join us! ISSA needs your help!

Questions? Please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at extension 4940 or by email at lrichmon@smith.edu

Saturday, September 13, 2014

VSA Fall Kickoff (VSA)
7 p.m. Mwangi Cultural Center
This event will be to get to know the members of VSA! There will be fun icebreaker games and cooking tasty Vietnamese dishes. Everyone is welcomed.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bridge-ing Abroad
12:15-1 p.m. Global Studies Center, Wright Hall
Come and hear your peers share their amazing study abroad experiences! This study abroad information session is specifically designed for Smith Bridge participants as well as any students on Smith campus that identify as a student of color. The session will provide basic information about the study abroad process, and will also cover special considerations of these student populations. Free pizza for the first 25 students!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chinese Moon Festival Celebration (CISCO)
6:30 p.m. Campus Center 208 (Carroll Room)
This event is sponsored by the dean of the coolege, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and CISCO. It is the annual celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival. The celebration will feature delicious moon cakes, great performances, playing games, learning about the culture and traditions surrounding the festival.