St. Louis Community College offers various types of events throughout the year which all center around a diversity theme. Book and film presentations by minority authors and directors, roundtable discussions on current topics facing minorities, ethnic cuisine samplings, and job fairs where employers recruit minority applicants are just a few ways the college introduces the students, faculty and staff to other cultures.
September: Hispanic Heritage Month
Panel Discussion: “I know OF you, now how can I Know you?”
Sept. 28th, Meramec, SC 200/201, sponsored by BSEEC
Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints, Sept. 2 – Oct. 8 at the Griot Museum. 2505 St. Louis Avenue; 314-241-7057. For more information: www.griotmuseum.com
Performance: The Black Rep presents Miss Julie, Clarissa and John. Sept. 7–25 at the Edison Theatre at Washington University. For more information, please call 314-534-3810 or visit www.theblackrep.org
Murmuration Festival, Sept. 23–25 throughout the Cortex Innovation Community. The festival will highlight art, music, science and technology. For more information, please visit www.murmurationfest.com.
Author Christopher Hebert discusses his newest book, Angels of Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7pm at Left Bank Books.
29th Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship & Awards Gala, Saturday, Oct. 1 at America’s Center Ballroom sponsored by the St. Louis American Foundation. For more information, please call 314-533-8000 or visit www.stlamerican.com
Forum Series on Racial Disparities; Forum 2: For The Sake of All; Dr. Jason Purnell, Assistant Professor at Brown Scholl, Washington University, Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 341 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119. For further information, call Carol Bahmueller at 314-963-0844.
One series of events that is held each year is International Education Week, which is a week-long celebration of international culture. Each day, an event is held which highlights a different country, or an accomplishment or experience of a person from another country. The majority of these events are free and are open to the public. More information on upcoming events is available on our calendar.