The Intercultural Programs feature speakers, artists, films, and other activities that address multiple and intersecting identities. These co-curricular programs enhance classroom learning and raise awareness about social justice. All programs take place in Delphine Lounge, unless otherwise noted.



Jan Term Programs

Thurs, 1/9 IC Open House  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Learn more about Jan Term programming, Cultural Nights, and Cultural Graduate Celebrations at our Open House event! Celebrate SMC diversity with free food & fun people!

Thurs, 1/19 Sports & Sexuality • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The film, No Look Pass, examines the story of Emily ‘Etay’ Tay and her life as a Harvard student who dreams of playing professional basketball while balancing her family, race, and sexuality. A post screening discussing will take place with Kinesiology professor, Claire Williams.  

Thurs, 1/23 Fruitvale Station • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Hagerty (with Campus Activities Board)

The film, Fruitvale Station, depicts the story of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III and his experiences on the last day of his life, before he was fatally shot by BART Police in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009. A post-screening discussion will follow with family members of Oscar Grant & SMC students. 

     Fall 2013 Programs

Thurs, 9/5 IC Open House . . . Check Out Why Diversity Rocks • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Learn more about the IC’s programs & services & ways to get involved!

Thurs, 9/12 Mixed Messages: Growing Up Multiracial 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

According to the U.S. Census, multiracial youth are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group. The award-winning documentary, Multiracial Identity, examines the social, political, & religious impact of this population in our society.

Thurs, 9/19 Misconceptions of Masculinity: Men of Color in the Media 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Clips of popular TV shows, movies, & documentaries guide this  facilitated discussion on how masculinity is constructed in the media with particular emphasis on the representation of men of color.

Sat, 9/28 - Sun, 9/29 Diversity Retreat San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville

IC staff & diversity club reps. spend the weekend off-campus, engaging in intercultural dialogues & ally-building activities.

Thurs, 10/3 • Beyond the Letters: Experiences of LGBTQIA Communities 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The East Bay Chapter of Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays  (PFLAG) share their experiences on coming out & how to support those in the process.

Thurs, 10/10 Henrietta Lacks & Today’s Health Care Gap 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The story of Henrietta Lacks calls into question medical ethics & health care services among underrepresented groups. Ali Rezapour from Health & Wellness & Tom Poundstone from Theology & Religious Studies further explore recent examples of health care injustices, such as disproportionate access to services & sterilization practices among targeted populations.

Tues, 10/15 Ratchets, Hussies, & Ho’s– Oh My!  Women of Color in the Media   5 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Women's Resource Center

Mamacita.  Asian Sensation.  Jungle Fever. The media often presents women of color as hypersexualized or exotic beauties.  This interactive discussion focuses on ways to challenge these societal stereotypes & objectification.

Week of 10/28 thru 11/1 Interfaith Perspectives: Life, Death, & What Happens After

Check out art exhibits in the IC that highlight diverse religious points-of-view regarding humanity & the afterlife.  SMC community members are invited to contribute to the altar & window displays. Contribute creatively to our displays by entering our contest here!

Thurs, 11/7 • Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

According to the United Nations, modern slavery is the third most profitable international crime. Between 15,000 & 18,000 people are trafficked annually in the US, & that number approaches one million per year internationally. Patrice Young from the Leadership in Social Justice MA program presents this topic, including ways to actively fight such injustices.

Thurs, 11/14 • Moving from Guilt to Ally: Deconstructing White Privilege • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What is whiteness & white privilege?  How can a white individual be a social justice ally?  SMC and Bay Area community members explore these questions & challenge members of dominant groups to engage in anti-racist behaviors. Co-sponsored by the SMC Leadership Center.

Fri, 11/22 Diversity Dance 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Walnut Creek Marriott

The IC & diversity clubs host an off-campus, semi-formal dinner & dance that is open to the SMC community & guests.

Thurs, 12/5 Stopping Stigma: Stories of Mental Health 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

One out of four college students suffer from mental illness, including depression & anxiety. Speakers from the National Alliance on Mental Illness share their mental health struggles, the stigmas they faced, & how they overcame such hardships.


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