Wilkes University


The Office of Diversity Initiatives develops and facilitates programming to educate our students for lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving and multicultural world.

Upcoming Programs

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He named me MALALA - Movie 

Wednesday, October 19th
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Ballroom
Description: A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations. (imbd.com) 

Ally Student Training

Tuesday, October 25th
Time: 11:00am – 1: 00pm
Location: Savitz (Henry Student Center 2nd Floor) 

Native American Indian Celebration

Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Henry Student Center Lounge
Presentation by Frank Little Bear provides a unique and authentic look into Native American rich Heritage. 

Second Annual InternationalDiversity Week

Monday: I Hear What Your Hair is Saying: The Non-Verbal's of Hair November 14th

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Ballroom
Presented by Dr. Estwick and Dr. Morrison

Tuesday: UNICEF

UNICEF club with be presenting on current events Topic: TBA
November 15th
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Ballroom
Co-sponsored event with UNICEF Club

Wednesday: Faces Of Homelessness

Panel discussion on homelessness November 16th
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Ballroom
Co-sponsored event with Interfaith

Thursday: Taste of the Town

Taste of the Town Jerusalem Halal Market Arabic Food
Thursday, November 17th Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Max Roth
Limited seating for 10 students Must RSVP with Erica Acosta Erica.acosta@wilkes.edu 

Late Night Art

Thursday, November 17th
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Henry student Center Sub Lounge
An interactive workshop that uses collaborative art-making, cool beats, and facil- itated dialogue to transform the way students and faculty relate to themselves and each other. In fast-paced intervals, participants respond visually to questions and prompts, working individually, in dyads and small groups.
Co-sponsored event with Programing Board 

For questions about any of the events, please contact:
Erica Acosta
Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives
Phone: 570-408-7856
Email: erica.acosta@wilkes.edu

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