ōMA Fall 2020 Events
Social justice reading club. Interrogating whiteness workshop. Movie nights. NYC tours. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (ōMA) wants to inspire and empower you with all the events they’re offering this semester!
Single Events and Workshops
Welcome Back Hangout with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Monday, August 31 | 12:00 p.m. | Meeting ID: 980 0960 2558 Password: diversity
Come hang out and hear from staff members in the division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion! They’re doing important work in our community, and you’re invited to get involved.
ōMA Meet and Greet
Thursday, September 17 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Register to attend the meet and greet
Co-hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Latin American Student Organization for a special Office of Multicultural Affairs (ōMA) meet and greet!
Our Pledge Against Oppression: Interrogating Whiteness
Tuesday, October 13 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Register to attend the anti-racism workshop
Join the ōMA team as they interrogate and work toward becoming anti-racist within the concept of whiteness. This is an important workshop, and one in which we can all learn from.
Ongoing Discussion Groups
Social Justice Reading Club
Mondays | 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | Register for the reading club
Pick up a new book and open your mind to a wide range of new perspectives. You never know what you might discover—or be inspired by. Here’s a small selection of the articles that will be discussed:
- >> Monday, September 14: “You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body is a Confederate Monument,” The New York Times.
- >> Monday, September 21: “How a March for Black Trans Lives Became a Huge Event,” The New York Times.
- >> Monday, September 28: “‘We’re Suffering the Same Abuses’: Latinos Hear their Stories Echoed in Police Brutality Protests,” The Guardian.
ALMA: A Community for Black and Latino Men
Thursday, September 10 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Link to the September ALMA meeting
Thursday, October 8 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Link to the October ALMA meeting
Thursday, November 12 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Link to the November ALMA meeting
Thursday, December 3 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Link to the December ALMA meeting
The ALMA is designed to facilitate the retention, scholarship, graduation, and leadership of historically underrepresented Black and Latino men.
Shades: Women of Color Collective
Every Thursday starting September 24 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Register to attend the Shades meetup
The Shades Collective invites the spectrum of women of color and their allies to engage in academic prowess, meaningful dialogues, community engagement, and leadership.
Uncover NYC Fridays
Friday, August 28 | 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Register to tour Orchard Beach
Friday, September 4 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Register to tour Central Park
Friday, September 11 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Register to tour Governor’s Island
Friday, September 18 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Register to tour Domino Park
Friday, September 25 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Register to tour Chinatown
Friday, October 9 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Register to tour Greenwich Village
Friday, October 30 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Register to tour Greenwood Cemetery
From Orchard Beach in the Bronx to uptown Central Park to touring Chinatown in the heart of this bustling metropolis, you will explore all the unique hot spots around New York City with ōMA as your guide.
Knitting Circle Fridays
Every Friday starting September 18 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Register to attend the knitting circle meetup
Are you a novice knitter yearning to make a fabulous sweater for the winter season? Then this is the spot for you! Please bring the following supplies: one circular 16-inch sized needle, one skein/ball of knitting worsted, one package of tapestry needles, and one package of knitting markers.
Friday, September 25 | 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Register to attend the September movie night
Friday, October 16 | 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Register to attend the October movie night
Friday, November 20 | 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Register to attend the November movie night
Join ōMA for three special movie nights where they will be screening the documentary We Are The Radical Monarchs; Amazing Grace, the Aretha Franklin film; and Bixa Travesty, in that order. Come prepared to chat!
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