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Office of Multicultural Affairs Events

From events and programs for pre-college students and Welcome Week activities for new freshmen, to campus celebrations of ethnic heritage and an annual multicultural leadership retreat, the OMA staff works hard to create a campus environment that welcomes and celebrates students from all culturally diverse backgrounds.

Fall 2021 Events

September

09/07 | Welcome Week: Boba with OMA
             Centennial Hall 1106 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

09/08 | Welcome Back Picnic
             UWEC Riverfront | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

09/09 | Welcome Week: Terracotta Pot Painting
             Centennial Hall 1106 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

09/10 | Welcome Week: Succulent Planting
             Centennial Hall 1106 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

09/07-09/10 | Welcome Week: Social Media Challenge

09/15-10/15 | Latinx Heritage Month

09/16 | Latinx Community Luncheon, Flyer [Latinx Heritage Month Series]
             Latinx Cultural Center, HHH801 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

09/22 | Latinx & LGBTQ+ Short Film Series, Flyer [Latinx Heritage Month Series]
             Woodland Theater, Davies Student Center | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
             Hosted by WGSS. Co-sponsored by GSRC & OMA.

09/29 | Loteria [Latinx Heritage Month Series]
             Latinx Cultural Center, HHH801 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

October

10/05 | Myths & Mental Health (M&M)
             Latinx Cultural Center, HHH801 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
             M&M Brand candy will be provided

10/07 | Blugold Dialogue Series:  Dr. Sunem Beaton-Garcia, Flyer [Latinx Heritage Month Series]
             Centennial Hall 1614 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
             View the Recorded Event

10/11 | Indigenous Peoples Day To-Go Feast
           

10/12-10/13 | Toward One Wisconsin Conference. 
                       Register online for this virtual conference.
                       Hosted by WIPPS. Co-sponsored by OMA & other agencies.

10/14 | Sabor Latin[eau], Flyer [Latinx Heritage Month Series]
            Dakota Ballroom, Davies Student Center | 4:45 PM - 7:00 PM
            Register by October 12
  Registration Closed

10/21 | Film:  A Place to Breathe - Virtual Panel, Flyer
             Zoom | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
             View Film [Available in Canvas Course]
             Zoom Panel Meeting ID: 976 4414 1291, Passcode: 489963

November

11/01-11/30 | Native American Heritage Month 2021

11/01-12/12 | First Nations Contemporary Art: Exploring the Native American Experience
             Pablo Center at the Confluence  |  Brady & Jeanne Foust Gallery

11/01 | Native American Heritage Month Open House
             Inter-Tribal Learning Center, HHH150  |  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

11/06 | Pow Wow:  Pop-Up Pow Wow, Flyer
             Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Student Center  |  1:00PM
             Also available for virtual live streaming via Facebook Live (link will open on 11/06)
             Facebook Livestream

11/09 | "Indian Boarding Schools:  Is Truth & Reconciliation Possible?" Featured Speaker:  Tracy Littlejohn
             Zoom  |  7:00 PM
             Zoom Link  Meeting ID: 984 1061 6557, Passcode: 530920

11/11 | Blugold Dialogue Speaker with Kat Werchouski - "Beyond Policy:  The Importance of Smudging Practices on University Campuses"
             Zoom  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
             Zoom Link  Meeting ID: 996 1927 2570, Passcode: 426299

11/17 | Alumni Panel with UWEC American Indian Studies Alumnae
             Zoom  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
             Zoom Link  Meeting ID: 942 2603 9597, Passcode: 364101

11/19 | Artist Reception:  Christopher Sweet
             Pablo Center at the Confluence  |  Riverfront Room
             Free, but tickets are required
             Get Free Ticket

11/29 | American Indian Heritage Month Celebration
             TBD  |  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

December

12/17 | OMA Graduation Reception
             Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Student Center

Fall 2020 Events

September

09/08 | Meet + Greet the OMA Staff - OMA Welcome Week
            Virtual via Collaborate Ultra | 11:00am-12:00pm

09/09 | Get a Plant & Write a Card - OMA Welcome Week
            Centennial 1102 - OMA Conference Room - 11:00am-1:00pm

09/10 | Community Conversation - What has COVID-19 taught me?
            Virtual via Collaborate Ultra | 12:00pm-1:00pm

09/10 | Community Conversation - Impostor Syndrome 
            Virtual via Collaborate Ultra | 4:00pm-5:00pm

09/11 | Boba with OMA - OMA Welcome Week
            Centennial 1102 - OMA Conference Room | 11:00am-1:00pm

Blugold Highlights throughout Latinx Heritage Month.

09/16 | Treat Giveaway - Latinx Heritage Month
            Centennial 1106 - Resource Center | 11:00am-1:00pm

09/23- | Scavenger Hunt - Latinx Heritage Month
09/30     Virtual | All Day

October

10/07 | Blugold Dialogue Series - Latinx Heritage Month
            Virtual via Collaborate Ultra | 4:00pm-5:00pm

10/12 | Indigenous People's Day
            Register for the Event  |  Virtual event via Blujeans |  6:30pm

10/14 | Canvas Painting Activity - Latinx Heritage Month
            Hibbard 801 - Latinx Cultural Center | TBD

10/15 | Award Recognition - Latinx Heritage Month
            Virtual via Social Media | TBD

10/17 | Social Justice Retreat 
            On-Campus | 9:00am-5:00pm

November

Local Native Artist Feature throughout Native American Heritage Month (NAHM).

11/04 | Wisconsin Act 31 Compliance: Reflecting on Two Decades of American Indian Content in the Classroom - Native American History Month with Dr. Heather Ann Moody
            Virtual | 12:10pm

11/04 | Blugold Dialogue Series - NAHM with Dr. Jennings
            Virtual | 4:00pm

11/05 | Archery - Native American Heritage Month with the Inter-Tribal Student Council
            Hilltop Center | 6:00pm

11/10 | Racing Towards Justice Conversation - NAHM with Dr. Kim Tallbear
            Virtual | 6:00pm

11/17 | Take Action Forum [For Student]
            Virtual | 12:00pm-1:30 

11/17 | Take Action Forum [For Faculty/Staff] 
            Virtual | 1:00pm-2:30pm

11/17 | The Native Students Experience at UWEC - NAHM with Maggie Jensen 
            Virtual | 2:00pm

11/18 | Take Action Forum [Open Invitation]
            Virtual | 11:00am-12:30pm

11/19 | Take Action Forum [For Students]
            Virtual | 5:00pm-6:30pm

11/19 | Native American Heritage Month Celebration with Inter-Tribal Student Council - NAHM
            Hybrid (Link will be provided at later time) | 6:00pm
            For this event, email Maggie Jensen at jensemar@uwec.edu to RSVP.

11/24 | Take Action Forum [Open Invitation]
            Virtual | 5:00pm-6:30pm

11/23 - 11/29 | "Wind River" Film Screening - NAHM
            Virtual 

11/30 | "Wind River" Discussion 
             Virtual | 3:00pm 

December

12/02 | Blugold Dialogue Series 
            This event has been cancelled.

12/18 | OMA Graduation Reception
            Davies Center, Ojibwe Ballroom C | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Spring 2021 Events

February - Black History Month (BHM)

All Month |  Blugold Spotlights (BHM)
                 Virtual via Social Media | Facebook Instagram

All Month | 2nd Annual Black Multicultural Hair & Skin Drive (BHM)
                 Centennial 1106 | Drop Off in Box 

Every Wednesday | Wakanda Wednesday (BHM)
                             Students are welcomed to wear dashikis and other cultural attire for a photo shoot.

02/04 | Dream Board Party *RSVP Required
            Virtual via Zoom | 6:30 pm | RSVP Here

02/10 | 4th Annual MLK Celebration 
            Virtual | 5:00pm

02/11 | Blugold Dialogue Series w/ Cecilia Brown J.D. - Police Brutality in Black and Brown Communities of Color (BHM)
            Virtual via Zoom | 12:00pm 

Blugold Spotlights throughout Black History Month. 

02/15 | The Music Speaks (BHM)
            Sponsored by UWEC Jazz Studies
            Virtual | 12:00pm

02/17 | Racing Toward Justice w/ Saeed Jones 
            Sponsored by the Center for Racial and Restorative Justice
            Virtual | 6:00pm

02/22 | Trap N Paint *RSVP Required (BHM)
            Virtual via Zoom | 5:00 pm | RSVP Here

02/25 | Harambee Award Recognition (BHM)
            Virtual via Social Media | Facebook Instagram

02/25 | Traditional Indigenous Storytelling with Wakinyan and Thorne LaPointe
             Virtual via Zoom | Meeting ID: 889 0476 6433 | 5:00 pm
                                                          Passcode: 392720

March

03/17 | Blugold Dialogue Series 
             Virtual via Zoom | Link on OMA Website | 4:00pm-5:00pm

April 

04/07 | Blugold Dialogue Series w/ Professor Cedar Marie & student Mackenzie Mevis 
             Virtual via Zoom | Link on OMA website| 4:00pm-5:00pm

04/15 | Centering Native Voices Series: Makita Wilbur
             Virtual | TBD

04/23 | Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (APIAHM) kick-off event: Paint Along
            RSVP | Virtual via Zoom| 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
                               Meeting: 825 6229 2144, Passcode: 626350

04/28 | Outdoor movie: Parasite (APIAHM)
             RSVP | Outside Governors Hall | 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

04/30 | Fashion Show (APIAHM)
            Virtual via Zoom | 3:00 pm-4:00pm
            Meeting ID: 826 5313 9443, Passcode: 671650

May - Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (Events starting early in April)

05/03-05/07 | Trivia (APIAHM)
             Virtual via Zoom | 5:00 pm-5:30 pm
               Meeting ID: 824 5138 1864, Passcode: 281181

05/05 | Blugold Dialogue (APIAHM)
             Virtual via Zoom | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
             Meeting ID: 858 2175 0220,
Passcode: 487658

05/06 | Centering Native Voices Series
             Virtual via Zoom | 6:00 pm
              Meeting ID: 812 9123 7807, Passcode: 216157

05/07 | Kite Festival (APIAHM)
             Towers Field | 3:00-6:30 pm

05/10-05/14 | Mental Health Package (APIAHM)
             Centennial 1106

Fall 2019 Events

September

09/13 | Welcome Back Picnic*
               Garfield Ave. Riverfront Terrace @ 3pm-5pm

09/16 | Latinx Heritage Month: Community Luncheon*
               OMA Resource Room @ 11am-1pm

09/18 | Blugold Dialogue Series - Featuring Dr. Demetrius Smith, EDI Program Director
               CENT2304 @ 4pm-5pm

09/18 | Dare to Join Us: Addressing Racism in our Community
               Woodland Theater, Davies Center @ 5:30pm

09/19 | Forum and Artist Series - Student Dinner*
               Alumni Room, Davies Center @ 4:30pm, Registration Required

09/20-22 | Multicultural Leadership Retreat*
               Camp Manitou, Registration Required

09/23 | Career Conference Prep: Drop In 
               OMA Resource Room & Conference Room, CENT1108/CENT1102 @ 11am-2pm

09/23 | Smudging 101
               CENT2420 @ 4pm-5pm

09/25 | Career Conference Preparation, Hosted by: OMA & Career Services
               OMA Resource Room, CENT1108 @ 11am-4pm

October

10/01 | Latinx Heritage Month: Who is Latinx? Exploring the Diversity of Latin Culture

10/02 | Blugold Dialogue Series - Featuring Mitch Baroni, Diversity Manager of CVTC
               CENT2304 @ 4pm-5pm

10/09 | Sabor Latin[eau], Registration not required, but strongly encouraged
               Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Student Center @ 5pm

10/14 | Indigenous Peoples' Day
               Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Student Center @ 5pm

10/15 | Latinx Heritage Month: Local Activist Panel
               CENT1704 @ 4pm-6pm

November 

11/04 | Native American Heritage Month: Opening Ceremony 
               Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Student Center @ 5pm

11/06 | Native American Heritage Month: Beading Workshop
               CENT2704 @ 4pm-6pm

11/07 | Native American Heritage Month: Duwyenie Pottery Presentation
               Foster Art Gallery @ 4pm-6pm

11/09 | Native American Heritage Month: Pow Wow
               Zorn Arena @ 10am-10pm

11/11 | Native American Heritage Month: Poetry Reading
               Hass Fine Arts Center @ 4pm-6pm

11/13 | Blugold Dialogue Series - Featuring Tony Boerger 
               CENT2304 @ 4pm-6pm

11/14 | Native American Heritage Month: The Truth about Thanksgiving
               Centennial Hall 1924 @ 4pm-6pm

11/21 | Native American Heritage Month: Indigenous Buffet
               The Dulany Inn, Davies center @ 11:30am-1pm

December 

12/02 | Native American Heritage Month: Closing Ceremony
               Centennial Hall 1108 @ 5pm-7pm

12/20 | OMA Fall Graduation Ceremony
               Davies Center, Ojibwe Ballroom @ 5pm

 

Spring 2020 Events

February 
02/03-28 | Black History Month: Black/Multicultural Hair/ Skin Care Drive
              CENT1106 @ 7:45am-4:30pm

02/05 | Black History Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
               Schofield Auditorium @ 5pm-9pm

02/07 | Black History Month: Black Organization Showcase
               Black Cultural Center, CENT1931 @ 11am-1pm

02/10 | Black History Month: Black History Trivia
               Black Cultural Center, CENT1931 @ 7pm-8pm

02/13 | Blugold Dialogue Series: Conversation Around Race in Predominately White Institutions 
               CENT1704 @ 4pm-5pm

02/17 | Black History Month: Film: Black Girl in Suburbia 
               Woodland Theater, Davies Center @ 5pm

02/20 | Black History Month: 3rd Annual Harambee Celebration
               Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Student Center @ 5pm

02/24 | Black History Month: All Black Everything (Wear All Black)
               UWEC Campus @ 8am-4:30pm

02/24 | Leaders Igniting Transformation: The Future is Young, Black, Brown, and Lit!
               Black Cultural Center, CENT1931 @ 7pm-8pm

02/24 | Forum & Artist Series: Ibram X. Kendi "How to be an antiracist"
               Schofield Auditorium @ 7:30pm 

March
03/10 | Forum & Artist Series: Jackson Katz "Toxic Masculinity"
               Schofield Auditorium @ 7:30pm-9pm

03/12 | Blugold Dialogue Series
               CENT1704 @ 4pm-5pm

April
04/09 | Blugold Dialogue Series due to the COVID-19 outbreak this event will be cancelled
               CENT1704 @ 4pm-5pm

May
05/02 | Asian and Pacific Islander Americans Heritage Month: Outdoor Festival due to the COVID-19 outbreak this event will be cancelled
               River Front, Garfield Ave @ 3pm-5pm

05/07 | Blugold Dialogue Series: Bamboo Ceiling due to the COVID-19 outbreak this event will be cancelled
              CENT1704 @ 4pm-5pm

05/14 | Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Banquet due to the COVID-19 outbreak this event will be cancelled
              Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Student Center @ 5pm-7:30pm

05/22 | Office of Multicultural Affairs Spring Graduation Ceremony due to the COVID-19 outbreak this event will be cancelled
              Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Student Center @ 5pm-7pm

 

Spring Featured Events

OMA Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 22, 2020 @ 5:00pm

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and celebrate the successful graduation of UW-Eau Claire's 133 graduating students of color this May 2020. This virtual event will feature Chancellor Schmidt and Vice Chancellor Anderson as featured speakers.


OMA Dialogue Event:  UW System Proposal
Thursday, May 14 @ 1:00pm

Join OMA for an emergency discussion to share info about UW System’s recent proposal to re-imagine what UWEC and the UW System may look like beyond the pandemic.

Read the full draft proposal that was drafted and presented by UW-System President Ray Cross.


Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
Blugold Dialogue (Virtual):  Bamboo Ceiling
Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 12:00pm

“The bamboo ceiling is a metaphor describing the barrier between Asian Americans and career advancement in a predominately white institution.” Through this Blugold Dialogue, our featured speaker, UWEC English professor Dr. David Shih, will lead the audience in discussion about the impacts of the bamboo ceiling as it relates to challenges Asian Americans face in a professional setting.


Blugold Dialogue (Virtual Panel Discussion):  Responding to Anti-Asian Racism During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 4:00pm

The event has concluded. View/Download the Event Flyer. Thank you so much for joining us! Check out the event recording here. This will be posted here and available through the month of May 2020.

Fall 2018 Semester Programming


September


9/04 | Welcome Back Picnic
          Davies Center, Market Place at 5:30pm


9/12 | Blugold Dialogue Series
          Centennial Hall 1204 at 4pm


9/18 | Latinx Heritage Month - Dolores Huerta Documentary
          Davies Center, Woodland Theater at 12pm


9/21-9/23 | Multicultural Leadership Retreat
                  Camp Manitou


9/25 | Latinx Heritage Month - Sabor Latin[EAU]
          Davies Center, Ojibwe Ballroom at 5pm


9/28 | Latinx Heritage Month - Noche de Poesía
          Schofield Auditorium at 5pm


October


10/08 | Indigenous People's Day - Ask an Indian Panel
            Davies Center, Centennial 320 at 6:30pm


10/09 | Latinx Heritage Month - Eau the Places You'll Go
            Centennial Hall 1804 at 3:30pm


10/10 | Blugold Dialogue Series
            Centennial Hall 1204 at 4pm


10/12 | Latinx Heritage Month - NCCLA Keynote Presentation
            Davies Center, Ojibwe Ballroom at 7:15pm


November


11/02 | Black Cultural Center Doors Open
            Centennial Hall 1931 at 12pm


11/05 | Native American Heritage Month - Film: Neither Wolf Nor Dog
            Davies Center, Woodland Theater at 5pm, Free


11/08 | Native American Heritage Month - Language Revitalization in the Ho-Chunk Nation: Adrienne Thunder
            Davies Center, Woodland Theater at 5pm


11/12 | Native American Heritage Month - Knowing Our Neighbors - First Nations of Wisconsin: David O'Connor
            Centennial Hall 1415 at 6pm


11/14 | Blugold Dialogue Series - Stereotypes and Realities: Dr. Heather Ann Moody
            Centennial Hall 1204 at 4pm


11/28 | Native American Heritage Month - Local Native American Cuisine
            Davies Center, The Dulany Inn from 11:30-1:30pm


December


12/12 | Blugold Dialogue Series - Examining The Role Of The Bias Incident Report Team [BIRT]: Deborah Newman + Christopher Jorgenson
            Centennial Hall 1204 at 4pm


12/21 | Office of Multicultural Affairs Fall 2018 Graduation Reception
            Davies Center, Ojibwe Ballroom at 5pm

Spring 2019 Semester Programming


February


2/06 | Black History Month - Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
          Schofield Auditorium at 5pm


2/12 | Career Jumpstart - POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER


2/18 | Black History Month - Eau The Places You'll Go
          Centennial Hall 1804 from 3:30-5pm


2/20 | Black History Month CalendarBlack History Month - Black Girl in Suburbia Film - POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER


2/21 | Blugold Dialogue Series - #BlackMentalHealthMatters: Cultural Considerations For The Healing and Restoration of People of African Descent
          Centennial Hall 1204 at 4-5pm


2/25 | Black History Month - African Dance Class
          OMA Resource Center, Centennial Hall 1108 at 6pm


2/28 | Black History Month - Harambee
          Davies Center, Ojibwe Ballroom at 5pm


March


3/02 | Honoring Women Pow Wow
          McPhee Center


3/20 | Blugold Dialogue Series - Fat is a Social Justice Issue, Too: Dr. Laurie Cooper Stoll
          Centennial Hall 1204, 4-5pm


April


Hmong Heritage Month 2019
4/01 | Hmong Heritage Month - Hmong Odyssey Musical
          Davies, Ojibwe Ballroom, 7-9pm


4/04 | Hmong Heritage Month - Open Reception
          Davies, Menominee 320F, 6:30-8:30pm


4/05 | Hmong Heritage Month - Hmong Odyssey Musical
          Schofield Auditorium, 7-9pm


4/09 | Hmong Heritage Month - Seev Suab
          Davies,The Cabin, 6:30-8:30pm


4/10 | Hmong Heritage Month - Round Table Lunch
          Critical Hmong Studies Resource Center - VLL2138, 12-1pm


4/16 | Hmong Heritage Month - Spirits Dawn Film + FREE
          OMA Resource Center - CEN1108, 7-9pm


4/22 | Students of Color Series - The Four Elements Game


4/23 | Hmong Heritage Month - Ib Tsug 13 Hnub 2 Film + FREE
          OMA Resource Center - CEN1108, 7-9pm


4/25 | Students of Color Series - Unplugged Game Night
          OMA Resource Center - CEN1108, 7-9pm


4/26 | Hmong Heritage Month - Riff Off/Karaoke Night
          Hilltop Center - The Lookout, 5:30-7:30pm


4/27 | Hmong Heritage Month - Hmonger Games
          Campus Mall, 1-4pm


4/29 | Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Korean Traditional Drumming Workshop
          Campus Mall, 4-5:30pm


4/30 | Blugold Dialogue Series - LGBTQIA+ within the APPI Community
          Centennial Hall 1204, 4-5pm


May


5/01| Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - A Taste of Asian American Cuisine
         Davies Center, The Dulany Inn from 11:30am + 12:30pm


5/02 | Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Brown Bag Lunch with Xiaowen Liang
          Centennial Hall 1108, 11:30-1:30pm


5/02 | Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Xiaowen Liang, Chinese Feminist Movement in China
          Schofield Auditorium, 3-4pm [Reception to follow]


5/06 | Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Movie: Saving Face
          Davies, Woodland Theater at 4-8pm,


5/07 | Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Scholar Day
          Davies, Dakota Ballroom and Alumni Room, 3:30-5:00pm


5/08 | Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Outdoor Festival
          Campus Mall, 4-8pm


5/09 | Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Panel Discussion
          Centennial Hall 1204, 4-5pm


5/09 | Students of Color Series - Unplugged Game Night
          OMA Resource Center - CEN1108, 7-9pm


5/13 | Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - CelebrAsian Banquet
          Davies, Ojibwe Ballroom Center + C, 5-8pm, RSVP Required


5/24 | Office of Multicultural Affairs Spring 2019 Graduation Reception
          Davies, Ojibwe Ballroom at 5pm, RSVP Required

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