Events and Programs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers educational programs for students, faculty and staff such as guest speakers, diversity trainings, documentary screenings, theatrical and musical performances, and discussions on various cultural topics, just to name a few.

Below is a list of upcoming OMA events and programs as well as examples of our past activities. 

If you have a question about an upcoming event please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Hannah Clayborne (hclayborne@bellarmine.edu).

Spring 2015 Events

Dialogue on Diversity is a monthly program for faculty and staff that examines the different aspects of diversity. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Hannah Clayborne, hclayborne@bellarmine.edu. Lunch is provided.

Presenter: Ms. Misty Cruse, Managing Director, Women 4 Women
Topic: Overview of Women 4 Women
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: Noon-1pm
Location: Fireplace Room (Horrigan Hall)


Event: A Path Appears
Date:Thursday, January 15, 2015 (Doors open at 5:30pm and the film will begin at 6pm)
Location: Muhammad Ali Center. http://www.alicenter.org/
A Path Appears, from the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, follows intrepid reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and celebrity activists as they uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them. Questions should be directed to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu. Ext. 8070. Co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Bellarmine Film Association


Event: NCNW-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast Celebration
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Speaker: Rev. Vincent James, Elim Baptist Church
Questions should be directed to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu


Date: Monday, January 19, 2015
Location: Buechel United Methodist Church
Event: MLK SERVICE DAY. Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in volunteer projects (i.e., painting, cleaning) at Buechel United Methodist Church. You can sign up for a two-hour shift, four-hour shift, or six-hour shift.  10-4pm. Lunch and transportation will be provided.  Contact, hclayborne@bellarmine.edu


Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Event: Students, faculty and staff are invited to gather near the Campus Ministry Office at 10:50 on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 for a candlelight walk to the chapel for a presentation of “A Walk Out of Darkness: An imaginary conversation between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas Merton.” The presentation honors the literary legacy of both great men, 46 years after their respective deaths and in the 100th anniversary year of Merton’s birth.


Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Event: Selma
Location: Baxter Theater (50 tickets available)
Time: 7:30pm
Description: A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Contact hclayborne@bellarmine.edu, ext. 8070.


Dialogue on Diversity Series
This monthly program for faculty and staff that examines the different aspects of diversity. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Hannah Clayborne. Lunch is provided.

Presenter: Ms. Jordan Wiehebrink, Graduate Admission Officer, Bellarmine University
Topic: Ageism
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: Noon-1pm
Location: Fireplace Room (Horrigan Hall)


Black History Month Voice Competition
Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2pm
Location: Bellarmine's Amy Cralle Theatre
The Bellarmine Black Student Union, the Bellarmine Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Bellarmine Music Department join with the Kentuckiana Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians and the Black Classical Artists of Louisville to present the 6th Annual Black History Month 'Traditional Negro Spiritual' Voice Competitions!  The Collegiate Division of this very unique event will take place on Sunday, February 8 at 2pm in Bellarmine's Amy Cralle Theatre! Finalists from around the state will compete for a $500 1st Prize as they sing both a 'Traditional Negro Spiritual' and a selection form the classical repertory. Former winners of this competition have gone on to sing in professional opera companies around the world and to study in major conservatories throughout the region. Previous winners of this competition have come from the University of Louisville, the University of Kentucky, Jefferson Community College and Bellarmine University. Judges for this competition include profession operatic singers and music educators. The High School Division of the event will take place on Saturday, February 14 at 1pm. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


American Denial (Documentary)
Date: February 13, 2015
Location: Muhammad Ali Center
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm, Screening at 6pm
In 1944 Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal asked: How could America’s belief in liberty and equality also enable Jim Crow segregation? American Denial uses Myrdal’s inquiry to probe — through a diverse chorus of commentators — the power of unconscious biases today in what some have called post-racial America.  Discussion after screening.  Ten tickets available.  RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu


Voices: Past, Present, Future
Date: February 16, 2015
Presenter: Ms. LaToya Smith, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Brown-Forman
Time: 11:30am-1pm; Meet and greet from 11:30am-Noon, Presentation Noon-1pm
Location: Fireplace Room (Horrigan Hall)
Since the event is occurring during Black History Month and Women’s History Month, presenters will identify a person (PAST) who is either an African-American or a woman and share the impact this person had on his/her life or an attribute (s) they admire about this person, the presenter will share his/her story ( PRESENT) and  three to five lessons that have shaped their personal beliefs, values, etc., and offer advice (FUTURE) to students, staff and faculty on how to achieve their personal and professional goals. Limited to 20 attendees (students, faculty and staff). Lunch will be provided. RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu


Dave Clark Jazz Band
Date: February 18, 2015
Time: Noon-1pm
Location: Couch Area in Horrigan Hall


Volunteer – Buechel United Methodist Church
Date: February 21, 2015
Location: 2817 Hikes Lane
Time: 10am-2pm
Lunch will be provided.  RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu


Voices: Past, Present, Future
Date: February 23, 2015
Presenter: Rev. Tim Findlay, Senior Pastor, Kingdom Fellowship Christian Life Center
Time: 11:30am-1pm; Meet and greet from 11:30am-Noon, Presentation Noon-1pm
Location: Fireplace Room (Horrigan Hall)
Since the event is occurring during Black History Month and Women’s History Month, presenters will identify a person (PAST) who is either an African-American or a woman and share the impact this person had on his/her life or an attribute (s) they admire about this person, the presenter will share his/her story ( PRESENT) and  three to five lessons that have shaped their personal beliefs, values, etc., and offer advice (FUTURE) to students, staff and faculty on how to achieve their personal and professional goals.  Limited to 20 attendees.  Lunch will be provided. RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu


Webinar: "I Want To Be An Ally... I Just Don't Know How: How to Create Supportive and Inclusive Campus Communities"
Date: February 23, 2015
Time: 3:30- 4:30pm
Location: Horrigan Conference Room (Across from Security Office)
RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu


Dialogue on Diversity Series
Presenter: Ms. Hannah Piechowski, Residence Life and the First Year Experience, Midway College
Topic: Creating Veteran Friendly Campuses
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: Noon-1pm
Location: Fireplace Room (Horrigan Hall)
Dialogue on Diversity is a monthly program for faculty and staff that examines the different aspects of diversity. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Hannah Clayborne. Lunch is provided.


Valentine Road (Co-sponsored by the Bellarmine Film Association and Office of Multicultural Affairs)
Date: March 11, 2015
Time: 5pm
Location: Frazier Hall
"Valentine Road", Marta Cunningham's first feature, chronicles the 2008 middle school shooting of Lawrence King by his classmate Brandon McInerney.  Over the course of three years, Cunningham interviewed family, friends, and teachers about their experiences with both boys as McInerney's trial took place.  In order to prevent such tragedies from happening again, understanding why this shooting happened became an important part in the making of "Valentine Road".


Women in Leadership Conference (Co-sponsored by Dean of Students Office, Student Activities, Multicultural Affairs, Career Development Center)
Date: March 20, 2015
Time: 4:30- 8pm
Location: Hilary's
Contact Hannah Steen at hsteen@bellarmine.edu for additional information.


The Lion King (co-sponsored by BAC and OMA)
Date: March 25, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Kentucky Center for the Arts
RSVP to hclayborne@bellarmine.edu


Dialogue on Diversity Series
Presenter: Dr. Rosie Maum, International Support Specialist, Bellarmine University
Topic: Creating a Culturally-Responsive Classroom
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: Noon-1pm
Location: Fireplace Room (Horrigan Hall)
Dialogue on Diversity is a monthly program for faculty and staff that examines the different aspects of diversity. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Hannah Clayborne. Lunch is provided.

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