Each November, the Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship hosts Diversity Awareness Month, featuring events that highlight SLU's intercultural initiatives and programs. The center works with the African American Male Scholars Initiative, other student organizations advised by the center, and a St. Louis based international film festival to foster awareness and respect for social, cultural, religious and ideological diversity.
SLU's Diversity Awareness Month originally started in 2001 as a month of interreligious and intercultural activities offered to the community in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Since then, it has allowed student organizations, departments and academic units to work in tandem to sponsor a wide variety of programs and events.
During Diversity Awareness Month participants will:
- Foster awareness and respect for social, cultural, religious and ideological diversity
- Explore differences among social and cultural identities
- Gain appreciation for values, beliefs and attitudes held by individuals and groups.
For questions about Diversity Awareness Month events, call 314-977-2119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.