Office Of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) was established in 2002 to support the College’s efforts to attract, recruit, and serve both students of color and international students. Our mission is to create and sustain an environment that encourages and embraces the contributions of people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


January 18, 2010 - February 11, 2010: Racism. A History.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs presents Racism: A History. This 3 part BBC documentary tells the horrific story of modern racism, from its commercial roots (“The Colour of Money”), in the slave trade (“Fatal Impacts”), to its legitimization by "men of science" and the resultant devastation (“Savage Legacy”) it had, and continues to have, in our struggle towards realization of the oneness of humankind and true "civilization".

Showing dates:

  • Part 1: January 18th - “Savage Legacy”
  • Part 2: January 28th"Fatal Impact”
  • Part 3: February 11th - "The Colour of Money”.

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (On each showing date)

Location: Alden Trust Auditorium, Kennedy 112.

Contact: Brenda Safford at or 508-767-7100.

February 5, 2010: The Office of Multicultural Affairs presents Mamadou Diop

This will be an irresistible energy of master West African rhythm guitarist and drummer Mamadou Diop, and it is sure to be a night of world-class cultural experience. The sound is a guitar- and drum-led groove that includes the rhythms of high-life, juju, rumba, samba, salsa, and reggae.

Time: 9:00 -11:30 p.m.

Location: Charlie’s

Contact: Brenda Safford at or 508-767-7100.

February 16, 2010: President's Lecture Series. Dr. George Yancey

Dr. George Yancy, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University, works primarily in the areas of critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, and philosophy and the Black experience. Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race understands Black embodiment within the context of white hegemony within the context of a racist, anti-Black world. Dr.Yancy demonstrates that the Black body is a historically lived text on which whites have inscribed their projections which speak equally forcefully to whites' own self-conceptualizations.

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: La Maison Auditorium

Contact: Brenda Safford at or 508-767-7100.

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