WSU's multicultural affairs announces October events
Sep 25, 2009 3:15 PM | Print

The Wichita State University Office of Multicultural Affairs has a full schedule of events in October. Included are events in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), and National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11). In addition, Oct. 26-30 has been designated "Anti-Hate and Respect Week" throughout campus.
All events are free and open to the public.

Domestic Violence Awareness Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in Rhatigan Student Center Shocker Square (lounge in middle of first floor).

Campus departments and local agencies will provide educational information on domestic violence and resources for those involved in violent relationships.

Allies: Day of Silence Sign-Ups, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in RSC Shocker Square.

This event is co-sponsored with That Gay Group at WSU. According to, "The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools."

The event has grown each year and hundreds of thousands of students come together to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior.

You can help bring the Day of Silence to WSU by signing up to participate.

Brown Bag Diversity Discussion, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in 210 McKnight (tentative).

This will be a topical discussion on diversity issues at WSU. This month, the event will be hosted by the College of Fine Arts under the leadership of Dean Rodney Miller.

OMA Safe Zone Training, from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in 006-007 RSC.

Learn how to make your office a "safe zone" where GLBT students will feel welcomed and safe.

Hispanic Heritage Month Main Speaker, Jimmy Cabrera, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the CAC Theater.

Cabrera will present "Leadership is More Than About Becoming a Legend — It's About Leaving a Legacy."

Hate Wall (Anti-Discrimination Display), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the RSC east patio (rain site, RSC Shocker Square).

Participants will "Hate Wall" hateful speech they or acquaintances have experienced because of their culture, ethnicity or other group affiliation.

Tunnel of Oppression, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in 203 RSC.
Participants will go through a series of rooms with depictions and enactments of discriminatory behavior. The event is aimed at encouraging a collective community effort against oppression of any kind against others.

Break Down the Wall, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the RSC east patio (rain site, RSC Shocker Square).
Participants write on the "Hate Wall" hateful speech they or acquaintances have experienced because of their culture, ethnicity or other group affiliation. On Oct. 27, the "Hate Wall" will be torn down.

Anti-Hate and Respect Week Main Speaker Sylvia Guerrero: The Gwen Araujo Story, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in CAC Theater.

In October 2002, Gwen Araujo was brutally bludgeoned and strangled to death by three men. It appeared that they had become enraged by discovering that Gwen was biologically male. Her mother relates the story of Gwen's life, death and the murder trial.

For more information, call (316) 978-3034 or e-mail

The complete Office of Multicultural Affairs Schedule of Events for the fall semester 2009, can be found at

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