Results tagged “Heritage Months”

asian_heritage.jpegTwo upcoming events are part of Asian-American Awareness Month at SSU

Asian and Pacific Islander cultures will be celebrated and showcased at Pacific Cultural Night on Wednesday, April 18, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Warren Auditorium. This event is free and open to the pubic and is sponsored by the Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University (FAASSU).

Kapwa (Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University's dance group) will perform several dances. Additional performances are slated by the SSU Glee Club, the Blue Baronz Dance Crew and DJ Philly Mac.

daw_web_header.jpegIn 2008, more than 51 million Americans (or 18% of the population) were classified as disabled. This makes disability the largest minority group in the US, but is one that the majority of people do not often consider. The Disability Services for Students (DSS) will be sponsoring the 4th Annual Disability Awareness Week at Sonoma State from April 23-27.

The DSS office at SSU currently provides services to over 500 students on campus, a larger number than the many are most likely aware of. This year during Disability Awareness Week, DSS wants the SSU campus to learn how "Disability Contributes to the World of Diversity."


Michael Ezra, Associate Professor MultIcultural Studies, ties Muhammad Ali's controversial career with the history of the civil rights movement in America and discusses what has happened to the political Black athlete. Ali is a good way of seeing how people remember the past he tells Jack Hanson of Comcast Newsmakers. Part of Comcast Newsmakers Black History Month taping at Sonoma State University. ( Jan. 30, 2012)

The rich traditions and culture of Native Americans is celebrated on the SSU campus during the month of November in observance of Native American Heritage Month. All events are free and tickets can be picked up at the Student Union.

Highlights include:

greygrass001.jpgAn Evening of Native American Storytelling, Music, Spiritual Knowledge and Laughter with Robert Greygrass , 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, Warren Auditorium, Ives 101: Robert Greygrass offers a lighthearted, poignant and inspiring session of stories, song, and spiritual insight from the Lakota and other tribes, including hysterical personal narratives from his lower-middle-class-average-mix-blood-non-specific-multi-ethnic life. His northern traditional singing and cedar flute music stirs and guides everyone a little further on life's journey. Free.

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