Centenary plans 2020 Diversity Week activities

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College’s Diversity Committee and Office of Community Engagement have announced events for the College’s annual Diversity Week to be held on campus October 5 through 9. This year’s Diversity Week programming is organized under the theme “Discover Diversity” and provides a mix of in-person and virtual activities for students, faculty, and staff.

“’Discovering Diversity’ is about learning diversity through education,” says Itzel Sigaran, a junior at Centenary and the 2020-2021 Diversity Intern. “By exposing ourselves to things we might not know much about, we are able to learn outside of the circle we were brought up in and discover something new that broadens our idea about what diversity is. With diversity being such an important topic, discovering diversity through education allows us to do it in a way that exposes Centenary students to new things in an entertaining yet educational environment."

The full Diversity Week schedule is available below and at centenary.edu/diversity2020.

Monday, October 5
Intercultural & Module Fair Caf Deck • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join module faculty and Intercultural Engagement staff­ to find out about your options for study abroad, scholarships, and more! General info will be provided on the Caf Deck (rain location: TBD) and program specific info will be available through Zoom. Watch Engage for registration and attendance information!

Movie Night – Algeria: Women at War • 6:00 p.m.
Kilpatrick Auditorium
NOW and Outreach present Algeria: Women at War, a documentary about female resistance fighters who fought in Algeria's war for independence from the French in the 1960s.
RSVP on Engage; limit 30 participants

Tuesday, October 6
Interfaith Chapel Service of Unity
• 11:10 a.m.
Brown Chapel

Hispanic American Heritage Celebration - “Day of the Dead” • 7:00 p.m.
Whited Room
Come and participate with MSA in the recognition of this unique Mexican tradition.
RSVP on Engage; limit 24 participants

Wednesday, October 7
“I Can Show You the World…Accurately”
• 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Caf Deck
Join ISA/Beliefs & Values as these two organizations advocate for cultural and religious diversity.

“Discovering Diversity and Creating Avenues for Success” • 5:00 p.m.
Tiara Davis, Director of Career Services, hosts an informative conversation with Sheneequa Castle, a Ph.D. Candidate in Minority and Urban Education at the University of Maryland.
More information available on Engage!

Thursday, October 8
Listening Session on Diversity and Inclusion with President Holoman
• 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 9
BSU Virtual Trivia: For the Culture
11:10 a.m. (See Engage for participation)


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