Diversity Events

Monday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

Located in Student Center Ballroom B – AID for AIDS/Africa (AFAA) seeks to address the disproportionate numbers of people of color throughout the world living with HIV/AIDS. Their goals are to educate and help in extending the lives of those affected by this disease and be the supporter of universal access to medical treatment. Most of their work is in the Bay Area however they make annual humanitarian missions to Africa. AFAA was founded by Maurice Graham who shares his own HIV status as an example of living well. Graham is an inspiration to others in the community and abroad.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

“Living with AIDS” film showing in Student Center 2083 features Sorious Samura, a European journalist of African descent, who volunteered to work as an orderly in a hospital in Zambia. The majority of the hospital's patients are HIV positive. Confronted daily with death, he describes his workplace as being like a frontline war zone. The staff works under horrendous conditions where protective gloves are a luxury and shrouds for the dead are stained with the blood of previous corpses. Samura exposes the untold story of AIDS; how poverty and the complex nature of African culture and sexuality are hampering efforts to eradicate this horrifying disease. After one month, Samura is left with the realization that if the war against HIV in Africa is to be won, poverty, ignorance and African sexual attitudes have to be tackled in the bluntest possible manner.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

The Multiracial Experience—Interactive Panel is located in the Commons. The students in American Multicultural Studies (AMCS) 374 are organizing this panel discussion and dialogue as their semester’s Day of Action. There will be six panelists, each with different life experiences to share. Please join them in the Commons for what will be an exciting and inspiring evening. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1402698529967537/

Thursday, Dec. 5

Faculty and staff, please announce to students there will be free HIV testing from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Student Health Center.

ASP Comedy Night at LOBO’s with Jabari Davis, 8 p.m. in the Student Center - Come check out LOBO’s and have some big laughs at the first comedy night in the Student Center. Hailing out of Altadena California, Jabari Davis has taken the San Francisco comedy by storm with humor that combines down and dirty street smarts with thought provoking intellect. With a style that interweaves true life failures with backed by undeniable logic, his comedic dialog transcends not only cultural barriers but social classes as well.

STUMBLING STONES: Current Holocaust Remembrances in Germany by Myrna Goodman, Emerita Professor of Sociology and Howard Shattner, Filmmaker, Santa Rosa. This event takes place at 7:30 p.m., Ingram Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 1550 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa. Members, FPC & SLV Guests: Free; Visitors: $5. Goodman and Mr. Shattner describe Germany’s current program for revitalizing Holocaust history. Many third-generation descendents of Holocaust victims and survivors know little or nothing about those tragic years. Other third-generation German citizens have been shielded from the truth regarding their familys’ lives during that time. In June 2012, filmmaker Howard Shattner returned to Berlin, Germany, where his family lived prior to World War II. Having discovered that his grandfather, aunt, and cousins were murdered by the Nazi regime, he produced a poignant and thoughtful film tribute to them entitled, Stumbling Stones for My Family. The filmmaker takes the audience on his touching personal journey of remembrance, capturing voices of those lost, as well as those, including Germans, who mourn the loss today.

Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m.

BIG SCREEN MOVIE : “Elysium” located in Ives 101(Warren Theatre). In the year 2154 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds. Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharito Copley. Sponsored by Residential Life.

Tuesday, December 10 International Human Rights Day