Multicultural Resource Center

Multicultural Resouce Center - St. Cloud State University

MRC Programming AY 2011 - 2012

The Multicultural Resource Center organizes the MRC Lecture Series and collaborates with other organizations or groups to bring awareness of race and racial issues to the SCSU campus and community.


Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum

Award Winning Program
MnSCU Diversity and Equity Award 2012
New Innovative Practices in Diversity, 2nd Place

This workshop provides intensive training for SCSU faculty on how to incorporate anti-racism pedagogy into courses across disciplines, across our campus. This two part training will be led by nationally recognized trainers with follow-up meetings planned in 2012 - 2013 academic year. Participants will develop curriculum modifications for existing or new courses with implementation in future semesters.

May 9 - 11, 2012 - Part I
May 14 - 17, 2012 - Part II
Organized by MRC and Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative (CARE)

 

Native Studies Summer Workshop for Educators

Award Winning Program
MnSCU Diversity and Multicultural Division 2010
New Innovative Practices in Diversity Award

NSSWE is designed to increase the knowledge, sensitivity and awareness of Minnesota educators, administrators and employees on the histories, cultures and languages of the federally recognized tribes and bands in Minnesota. This high-quality professional development program will promote a greater understanding of American Indian issues and provide opportunities to critically evaluate educational materials and resources. The goal of the Native Studies Summer Workshop for Educators is to facilitate learning among teachers, administrators, and student service providers in order to increase the effectiveness of working with American Indian students.

June 18 - June 22, 2012 at Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Tower, MN
Organized by MRC and the American Indian Center


MRC Lecture Series

Podcast Available Podcast Available
Slavery in Minnesota in the Upper Mississippi Valley
Christopher Lehman
October 24, 2011
The lecture discussed some significant (but frequently ignored) events in the life of Midwestern slaves after the banning of slavery in the U.S., and how slavery persisted in the region through the end of the Civil War.

MRC Collaborations

Winning Marriage and More: Emerging Challenges for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality
Urvashi Vaid (Women's History Month and Outproud Week keynote speaker)

March 20, 2012
Sponsored by MRC, Women's Center, LGBT Resource Center, Academic Affairs, Multicultural Student Services, Women's Studies, Office of Student Life and Development, Equity and Affirmative Action Office, Residence Hall Association

Global Social Responsibility Conference
October 3 - 6, 2011
Sponsored by Social Responsibility Program
Co-sponsored by MRC, Anna Marie’s Alliance, Eco Travel and Tourism, Environmental and Technological Studies, Film Studies, Global Studies, Human Relations, Mass Communication, Mille Lacs Human Rights Commission, Multicultural Student Services, St. Cloud Technical and Community College Diversity Committee, Social Responsibility Student Organization, Sociology, Women’s Center, Women’s Studies, League of Women Voters

 
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