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Multicultural Student Service Programming

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From events and programs for pre-college students and Welcome Week activities for first-year students, 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.

Spring 2022 Events

April

04/06 | Hmong Heritage Month: Hmong Movie Night
             Centennial Hall 1204 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

04/07 | Hmong Heritage Month: Sim naav/Hnav HMoob: Claiming Meaning and Sisterhood Through HMoob Clothes
             Zoom (https://tinyurl.com/ycxf5jm8) | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

04/13 | Hmong Heritage Month: Hmong Arts, Stories, and Food Day
             Vicki Lord Larson 2138 (Critical Hmong Studies Resource Center) | 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

04/21 | Hmong Heritage Month: Keynote Talk: Kabo Yang on Hmong Women Leadership
             Zoom (https://tinyurl.com/2p98dwwa) | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

May

05/01 | Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month: Exploring the Treasures of Pan-Asian Music
             Pablo Center at the Confluence (Buy Tickets) | 4:00 PM

05/02 | Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month: Kickoff
             Dulany Inn | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

05/04 | Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month: Craft
             Centennial Hall 1106 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

05/05 | Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month: Open Mic
             The Cabin | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

05/10 | Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month: Movie
             Woodland Theater | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

05/12 | Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month: Banquet
             Ojibwe Ballroom (RSVP Required) | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

05/20 | OMA Graduation Reception
             Ojibwe Ballroom (RSVP Required) | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Past 2021-22 Events

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  |  1:00 PM
             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

 

Spring 2022 Events

2022 Black History Month Calendar

February

February | Black/Multicultural Hair and Skin Care Drive

Office of Multicultural Affairs (Centennial Hall 1106) | 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday

A month-long donation drive to collect black/multicultural hair and skin care products. Meeting the culturally specific hair and skin needs for adopted or foster youth in the area is important and these items will help families and caregivers to access necessary products and resources. Only new and unopened products can be accepted.

Wednesdays | Wakanda Wednesdays

Everyone is invited to wear pro-Black or Black-owned business items on Wednesdays in February.

02/02 | Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Virtual | 5:00 PM

A celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Sponsored by EDISA, OMA, ASA, and BSA. Streaming at uwec.ly/live.

02/22 | Film Showing and Director Q&A: 'Ndani Eau-Claire'

UWEC-Barron County (Blue Hills Lecture Hall R234) | 12:30 PM

A showing of the film 'Ndani Eau-Claire' followed by a Q&A with director Olu Famule '21.

02/27 | The Black Experience

Ojibwe Ballroom | 11 AM - 3 PM

Enjoy shopping with local, Black-owned businesses, live performances, and lunch served at 12 PM. Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance, African Student Association, Hair Stuff LLC, the Student Senate Equity in Student Matters Commission, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Free admission and open to the community!

03/01 | Harambee - CANCELLED 

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