The Popel Shaw Center hosts and sponsors a variety of programs and events annually including scholarly lectures, cultural celebrations, campus dialogues, educational workshops, and student centered activities. Please email psc@dickinson.edu to learn more about events. We also welcome you join the PSC’s social media sites or log on to the PSC’s OrgSync page for regular updates. The Center’s events can also be found on Dickinson Today and the events Calendar.

Fall 2017

September

9/15: Latinx Heritage Month lunch, Bosler Atrium

The Popel Shaw Center invites ALL Dickinsonians to kick off Latinx Heritage Month (formerly Hispanic Heritage Month) at our 3rd annual Latinx Heritage lunch. We will serve a variety of delicious foods from the Latin diaspora, and provide info on upcoming Latinx programming.

9/21: Did you really just say that? A student workshop on addressing cultural conflicts, Althouse 207, 5-6pm

Have you ever felt paralyzed or frustrated when someone has said or done something that felt culturally insensitive? Have you ever felt that you were being insensitive? The Popel Shaw Center is offering an opportunity for students to develop their ability to respond to interpersonal cultural conflicts productively in this interactive and informative workshop. The workshop is for 25 people maximum. Students must pre-register to participate. Please register by Monday, September 18th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiikW6SOUr15RtcVVZf1dATun8c_SftOgUiQBhgAZNQ9u_fA/viewform

9/25-9/29: 2017 Campus Inclusion Week, Britton Plaza, 12:30-4:30pm

Campus Inclusion Week aims to inspire the entire Dickinson community to commit to making Dickinson more inclusive through seeking educational material, supporting campus programs, participating in training opportunities, and learning more about campus inclusion resources. Each day spotlights a specific inclusion theme. Drop by the Campus Inclusion table on Britton Plaza (12-4:00 pm Monday-Friday). You can also sign a Six point Inclusion pledge, pick up information on campus inclusion resources, and receive free giveaways!  (co-sponsored by the PSC, BERT, CGSE, LGBTQ Services, ODS)

9/25: Sustained Dialogue kick-off event, Social Hall West, 7-8:30pm

Dickinson welcomes the entire community to attend a campus wide dialogue. Participants can chose to participate in small groups addressing one of these two topics: Dickinson College’s political divides or Bridging gaps between international and domestic students. After a brief welcome, participants will select a topic and have an opportunity to dialogue in groups led by a trained operator. 

9/27: MultiRacial Mixer Welcome Reception, Landis House, 6-7pm

The Popel Shaw Center invites students, faculty, and staff who identify as biracial, multiethnic, and multiracial, or who are members of multiracial/ethnic families to come together for this opportunity to eat delicious food and build community.  You will also receive info on October and November MultiRacial Mixer dates and discussion topics.

9/30: Inclusive Leadership Student Training Retreat, Comfort Suites, 10am-4pm

Student leaders, club officers, and student employees are invited to register for the fall 2017 Inclusive Leadership Student Retreat. The Training is a Saturday workshop (10 am-4 pm)  that aspires to helps student employees, leaders and volunteers develop greater cultural understandings of themselves, the Dickinson community, and national social patterns impacting life at Dickinson. You will emerge from the training as cultural ambassadors who can translate elements of the training into clubs, work environments and other spaces. Last year 45 community members from 19 organizations and departments participated, and many transformed their organizations.

October

10/4: Latinx Heritage Month speaker: Raquel Cepeda

Dickinson is excited to welcome writer and filmmaker Raquel Cepeda to Dickinson as part of the College’s annual Latinx Heritage month celebration. Ms. Cepeda will discuss contemporary Latinx cultural issues during her talk on October 4th.  Ms. Cepeda is the author of the memoir Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina (2013), editor of And it Don’t Stop: The best American hip-hop journalism of the last 25 years (2004), and the director of the documentaries Bling: A Planet Rock (2007) and Some Girls (2017). (co-sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, Women’s and Gender Resource Center, Student Life, Spanish, English, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies)

10/5: Latinx Heritage film screening: Some Girls + Q&A with filmmaker Raquel Cepeda, Althouse 106, 6:30-8pm

In celebration of Latinx Heritage month, the PSC and WGRC invite community members to attend a screening of the 2017 documentary Some Girls. The film chronicles the lives and experiences of a diverse group of Latinx women. After the screening filmmaker Raquel Cepeda will participate in a Question and Answer (Q&A) session with the audience.

10/12: Did you really just say that? A faculty & staff lunch workshop on addressing cultural conflicts, Althouse 207, 12-1:15pm

The Popel Shaw Center invites faculty and staff seeking to develop and improve their ability to respond effectively to cultural conflicts to attend this interactive workshop. The workshop can accommodate 25 participants, and lunch is provided.  Please pre-register in Totara by Monday, October 9th

10/19: Did you really just say that? A student workshop on addressing cultural conflicts, Althouse 207, 5-6pm

Have you ever felt paralyzed or frustrated when someone has said or done something that felt culturally insensitive? Have you ever felt that you were being insensitive? The Popel Shaw Center is offering an opportunity for students to develop their ability to respond to interpersonal cultural conflicts productively in this interactive and informative workshop. The workshop is for 25 people maximum. Students must pre-register to participate. Please register by Monday, October 16th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-0FPQlM3f9UbgcMaaoED_NvFdJgINkbr8oGCwljJPNaOgvQ/viewform

10/24: “Contemporary School Segregation: Causes, Consequences, and What We Could Do” talk by Erica Frankenberg, Penn State University

As the majority of public school enrollment becomes students of color, racial and economic segregation is rising, unraveling many of the gains of the civil rights era.  More than ever, the benefits of integrated schools are apparent.  Pro. Frankenberg describes contemporary trends and suggests what should be done to further integration in schools and communities.

 (co-sponsored by The Clarke Forum on Contemporary Issues, Popel Shaw Center, Educational Studies, Sociology, Policy Studies)

10/25: MultiRacial Mixer: Race vs. Ethnicity discussion + food, Landis House, 6-7pm

This month’s Mixer provides a space for biracial and multiracial community members to discuss the connections and differences between “race” and “ethnicity” in their own lives. Come for delicious food and great discussion!

10/30: Don Lee reading from Lonesome Lies before Us: A novel, Althouse 106, 6:30-8:30pm

Acclaimed contemporary author Don Lee will read from his new novel Lonesome Lies before Us. Mr. Lee is the award-winning author of Yellow, The Collective, Wrack & Ruin, Country of Origin, and teaches Creative Writing at Temple University. After the reading, he will sign copies of the novel! (co-sponsored by the PSC and Belfer Creative Writing Lectureship)

November

11/14: MultiRacial Mixer: Multicultural Food Mixer, Landis House, 6-7pm

If you love great food, good conversation, and meeting new people, you must attend the Multicultural Food Mixer! This event, sponsored by the PSC and Asbell Center, features a diverse menu of American, Jewish, South Asian, and regional U.S. cuisine, and provides an opportunity to discuss diverse culinary traditions! There are 25 seats available so please RSVP!

11/18: 15th annual Diversity Monologues Contest: Cross-Genre “Duets” Edition, Allison Community Room, Allison Community Room, 7-9pm

For the 15th consecutive year, Dickinson welcomes our student performing artists to perform original works that reflect on cultural diversity in their lives. In celebration of 15 years, we are showcasing duets between student artists in different genres and/or from different cultures. We invite actors, dancers, poets, visual artists, singers, and writers from all cultures to perform. Duet partners will perform and compete for one of three awesome prizes! Diversity duet partners should register for the Contest by Monday, October 16th.