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Multicultural MosaicStudent Empowerment RetreatStudent Success Series"This is My Story" - Conversations on Race, Identity & CommunityHamline Undergraduate Conference on Race & Ethnicity (HU-CORE)Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommemorationSocial Justice Symposium Q-Unity: Hamline's LGBTQIA Student Retreat Hedgeman Center Honors & Awards Banquet"Voice and Vision" NewsletterTraditional Cultural History and Awareness Events
Multicultural Mosaic Held a couple days before Piper Passages, the Multicultural Mosaic is our first major initiative of the school year. The goals of this program are to provide students with opportunities to meet other new students and faculty and staff and to become acquainted with key University resources and services, while learning about important diversity issues including race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class. Student Empowerment Retreat"Relax, Relate, Release." This off-campus retreat provides opportunities for new and returning students to get acquainted, build stronger support systems, learn about our diverse communities and discuss issues of importance to diverse communities. In addition to team building activities, networking, interactive sessions on important college and campus issues, students participate in a bonfire and other fun activities. This event is coordinated by the Multicultural Alliance and is open to any student who is a member of one of the Hedgeman Center student organizations. Student Success SeriesThis program is designed to introduce students to campus resources, services and topics that may be of interest or support to them. Students are invited to the Hedgeman Center over the Tuesday convocation hour to have lunch and participate in informational workshops in a welcoming and relaxed environment."This Is My Story"-Conversations on Identity & CommunityThis discussion series invites members of the community to share their personal stories about their social and cultural identities and journeys. We explore issues of discrimination and oppression, racial justice, cross-cultural alliances, reconciliation and specific issues facing different communities. Hamline Undergraduate Conference on Race & Ethnicity (HU-CORE)HU-CORE is an off-campus overnight retreat in which 40 undergraduate students are provided opportunities to learn about issues of race, racism and racial justice. The main goals of the conference are to: create an environment where individuals explore and push their comfort zones on issues of race and ethnicity; explore origins, manifestations and perceptions of race and ethnicity; examine issues of race and racial identity development; and begin building bridges and strengthen relationships between different campus racial groups. To download and application for HU-CORE, click here.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommemorationDesigned to offer members of the University community an opportunity to reflect upon, examine, and celebrate Dr. King's life, philosophy and legacy, this program is held on the third Tuesday in January (the day after the national holiday). Click here for more information.
Social Justice SymposiumThis symposium held during the first week in April, offers members of the University community opportunities to learn about social justice issues that affect our campus, local, and national communities. The symposium examines the intersections and commonalities between different social justice issues (racism, classism, homophobia, sexism, etc). In addition, the symposium highlights and celebrates the life and accomplishments of a different social justice activist. Past honorees have included Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, Cesar Chavez, Harvey Milk, W.E.B. DuBois, and Helen Keller. Click here for 2013 Social Justice Symposium events.
Q-Unity: Hamline's LGBTQIA Student Retreat Q-Unity is an overnight, “lock-in” retreat for Hamline students that identify as LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, ally) or related identities. The purpose of the retreat is to engage students in community building, self-awareness, peer-to-peer conversations and building stronger support systems on campus. We hope students leave the retreat with a better understanding of self and others as it relates to LGBTQIA identities. Activities include: team building exercises, intergenerational conversations, identity exploration, LGBTQ history, a local LGBTQ focused field trip and more. The retreat is limited to 20 Hamline undergraduate students who will be selected through an application process. Dinner, brunch, and snacks provided. Download the Q-Unity 2013 application here.
Hedgeman Center Honors & Awards BanquetThe purpose of this event is to recognize, celebrate and inspire student success in academics, service and leadership. The program includes an address from a graduating senior, remarks from the president and awards presented to students in three categories (first-year, intermediate, and senior) of the above-mentioned categories. In addition, awards are given for the Outstanding Student Mentor, Faculty, Staff and Multicultural Ally. The "Barbara Simmons Eagle Award" is the highest award and is given to an undergraduate student of color who has succeeded in all three categories. "Voice and Vision" NewsletterPublished quarterly, the newsletter serves to inform students and members of the larger campus community about campus activities, programs, services, and initiatives, especially those sponsored by or affecting Hedgeman Center students. Click here to read the "Voice and Vision" Newsletter.Traditional Cultural History and Awareness EventsHispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) African Heritage Week (October)National Coming Out Week (October)Native American Awareness Week (TBD)Hmong Month Celebration/Hmong New Year (November)Black History Month (February) (2013 List of Events)Asian Heritage Month (March)
Graduating Seniors "Voice and Vision" NewsletterBlack Alumni CouncilWesley CenterInternational and Off-Campus ProgramsStudent AffairsDiversity Integration
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The 2013 John Wesley Award winners are Lynne Chung and Heather Hammond (undergraduate), Domonique Gilmore (law/grad), Melissa Embser-Herbert (faculty), and Sherrie Fernandez-Williams (staff).
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