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WELCOME TO MULTICULTURAL STUDENT AFFAIRS

Multicultural Student Affairs is one of four campus community centers (along with the GLBT Center, the Women’s Center, and the African American Cultural Center) housed under the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED).

Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, retention and graduation of students, with an emphasis on African American, Native American and Hispanic/Latino students. Our programs and services expand students’ cultural horizons while honoring their respective cultural experiences. We work to bring academic enhancement opportunities, cultural awareness activities and student leadership development to all students on campus.

NC State Community Invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

NC State Community Invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

Join the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs for NC State’s 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration on January 16-17. 2018. The theme of this year’s celebration is “The Power of Voice.” Headliner Benjamin Jealous, civil and human rights leader, former NAACP president, venture capitalist and author, will present: “The Forgotten Origins of Consequences of Race in America,” January 16, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Stewart Theatre.

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FALL 2017

Feb
1
Thu
Black History Month Kickoff @ Talley Lobby
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join MSA in the lobby of Talley Student Union for a kick of to Back History Month! We will be celebrating with student organizations from around campus – make sure to stop by for good music and to learn more about the events being hosted in celebration of the theme Reclaiming Our Time; Solidifying our Existence in the Wake of Resistance”!

Category: BHM

Feb
5
Mon
Food for the Soul
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Food for the Soul

Learn about the importance of wellness and the effects cultural influence have on the soul food diet. Participants will sample and learn how to make soul food recipes with fresh and health ingredients.

Contact for more information: Shannon DuPree sdupree@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM 

Feb
7
Wed
Lunch and Learn Undocumented and Black: An Overlooked Narrative in the United States @ Women's Center Lounge
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn Undocumented and Black: An Overlooked Narrative in the United States @ Women's Center Lounge

Oftentimes, in conversations of immigration, migrants, and undocumented youth, the latinx migrant experience–however that may look like in all its different forms–excludes the Black and the Afrolatinx experience. This event is designed to bring those narratives to the forefront to emphasize that the immigrant experience is one that is multidimensional, multifaceted, and mulitlayered. Join the Women’s Center in unpacking the various layers of Black immigrant experiences in the United States. We will host a brief discussion to deconstruct the intersections of resilience and power located within the undocumented and black experience.

Contact for more information: María Tudela, matudela@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM 

New Student Dinner Discussion: Limitations of the First Amendment & Civil Rights Today
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
New Student Dinner Discussion: Limitations of the First Amendment & Civil Rights Today

The free speech clause of the First Amendment to the US Constitution has been a “power tool” in advancing other civil rights, but misuse of a tool can damage both it and what it’s applied to. To help avoid doing damage, the design of the free speech clause needs to be understood. It can reliably be predicted that rules made to limit speech will be turned against the interests that the rules were made to protect. New students are invited to this discussion to learn more about the first amendment and its application to our lives today. Sign up to attend at go.ncsu.edu/dinnerdiscussion

Contact for more information: Genna Martella, grmartel@ncsu.edu

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Feb
9
Fri
Urban Bush Women’s HAIR AND OTHER STORIES
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Urban Bush Women's HAIR AND OTHER STORIES

“. . . the Urban Bush Women are committed, triple-threat performers who dance, sing and act with a sometimes searing sense of truthfulness.” – The New York Times

Since Urban Bush Women (UBW) burst onto the dance scene in 1984, the company has made an indelible mark on the field (and beyond) with bold, innovative and demanding works that challenge long-held assumptions about the power of dance.

Their latest work, Hair and Other Stories, is no exception. Celebrated Artistic Director and choreographer, Jawole Willa Jo Zoller, together with the inimitable UBW ensemble collaborate on a striking dance/theatre work which highlights the beauty and strength of the human spirit. Drawing on UBW’s visceral and thoughtful approach to co-creation, Hair and Other Stories uses humor, music and their powerful movement to explore self-image, race and gender inequality – all through the lens of hair, primarily that of African-American women. Deftly combining athleticism with intellect, the dancers gracefully pull the audience into the conversation. They invite you into their living rooms, their kitchens, their salons, and you can’t help but accept!

Want to know more about what inspires Urban Bush Women and how that inspiration gets translated into dance? Arrive early for a pre-show talk with members of the company. Talk begins at 7pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3222.

And stay for the after party to dance and share your story – immediately following the performance!

Contact for more information: Liza Green lwgreen@ncsu.edu

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Feb
14
Wed
Love as Political Resistance @ Women's Center
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Love as Political Resistance @ Women's Center

On February 14th, 2018 from 12pm – 2pm the Women’s Center will use Womanist and Intersectional Feminist lenses to discuss “Love As Political Resistance.” Bring your lunch to this lunch and learn, we will provide snacks.

Contact for more information: Angela Gay; acgay@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM

Feb
15
Thu
Feelin’ Myself: An Ode to Self Care @ Witherspoon 356
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join the African American Cultural Center and Multicultural Student Affairs for a discussion debunking myths centered around the intersections of self-care, self-love and blackness.

For more information about the event please contact Leah Young via email lyoung3@ncsu.edu

Category: BHM

Feb
16
Fri
Reclaiming Our Bodies: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. @ Women's Center (Talley 5210)
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Reclaiming Our Bodies: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. @ Women's Center (Talley 5210)

This interactive Food for Thought event is designed to emphasize the politics that govern how Black Womyn in the United States navigate their realities. During this discussion we aim to explain, question, and challenge the dominating ideologies that we are exposed to. We seek to unpack and reclaim those perceptions to revolutionize what is respectable.
We define our own respect. We claim our own spaces. We control our own identities.

Contact for more information: María Tudela; matudela@ncsu.edu

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Black History Month 2018

Black History Month 2018

At NC State we choose to spend Black History Month celebrating the achievements, culture and contribution of members of the Black and African Diaspora. This year our theme is “Reclaiming Our Time: Solidifying Our Existence in the Wake of Resistance.”

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Drop In Counseling

Drop In Counseling

During the Fall and Spring semesters, MSA hosts walk-in hours with the Counseling Center every Thursday from 3pm - 5pm. Counselors will be hanging out in our space (Talley 4261) to chat, get to know students, discuss whatever is relevant to you, or speak one-on-one...

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Ryan Emanuel Bridges Science and Community

Ryan Emanuel Bridges Science and Community

During his sabbatical last spring, Ryan Emanuel, associate professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, began working on an environmental history of the Lumbee community. It was the next step in a journey that had begun two years prior.

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NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED award recognizes universities whose diversity and inclusion efforts show a broad understanding of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, military service, disabilities, membership in the LGBT community and more.

NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Read more >