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Heritage Months Events and Cultural Observances

Student Engagement

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate, Faculty, Graduate, Postbaccalaureate, Postdoctoral, Staff

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Cook, Tonya
tcook3@gsu.edu
404-413-1584

Address
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Alpharetta, Atlanta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

Heritage months are designed to celebrate the cultural and educational perspective of the culture that we are highlighting. For the underrepresented students and staff, it gives them a chance to appreciate their heritage that they belong to.

Benefits

As part of this celebration of diversity, we host a variety of programs and initiatives that educate the general public, fosters community- building and enrich the overall campus experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the larger Atlanta community, Our signature events include Latinx Heritage Month, LGBTQ History Month, American Indian Heritage Month, Black Heritage Month, Womxn’s HERstory Month and the Asian-Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
First Generation, Gender, Other, Race/Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Cultural Heritage

Race/Ethnic Group
American Indian, Asian, Black, Gender, Hispanic/ Latinx groups, Multi-racial, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiians

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
07/01/2014

Number Served
5001-5500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Kevin Powell
Dr. Barbara Kawulich
Terrie Ajile Axam
Darryl Holloman
Dr. Akinleya Umoja

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Speaker honorarium/stipend, celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Dissemination/communication of policy, newsletter, brief, common definitions, web-based diversity, equity and/or inclusion statements

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Native American/American Indian Heritage Month celebrating Dragon files and Dream catchers.
African American Heritage month celebrates the 100th year of the Harlem Renaissance.
Asian American Pacific Islander Desi celebrates cherry blossoms
Women’s Herstory celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote
LGBTQIQA Heritage Month celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Atlanta Pride Movement
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage month celebrates Day of Dead

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Create sense of pride and heritage and Exposure to different cultures

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

Native American/American Indian Heritage Month celebrating Dragon files and Dream catchers.
African American Heritage month celebrates the 100th year of the Harlem Renaissance.
Asian American Pacific Islander Desi celebrates cherry blossoms
Women’s Herstory celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote
LGBTQIQA Heritage Month celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Atlanta Pride Movement
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage month celebrates Day of Dead

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Specialized Pedagogical practices (e.g. multicultural teaching practices; usage of gender pronouns)), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Institutional alliances

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Cultural and Educational events allow for those in attendance to learn more about the culture

Evaluation Methods

external review/evaluation, annual performance report, program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, Other

Other: What two things you learn today by attending our event

Outcome Milestones

Increased Attendance, Building Community and Exposing the Culture

Key Performance Indicators

Event Attendance and Completed Evaluations

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
07/01/2014

Number Served
5001-5500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Kevin Powell
Dr. Barbara Kawulich
Terrie Ajile Axam
Darryl Holloman
Dr. Akinleya Umoja

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Speaker honorarium/stipend, celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Dissemination/communication of policy, newsletter, brief, common definitions, web-based diversity, equity and/or inclusion statements

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Native American/American Indian Heritage Month celebrating Dragon files and Dream catchers.
African American Heritage month celebrates the 100th year of the Harlem Renaissance.
Asian American Pacific Islander Desi celebrates cherry blossoms
Women’s Herstory celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote
LGBTQIQA Heritage Month celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Atlanta Pride Movement
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage month celebrates Day of Dead

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Create sense of pride and heritage and Exposure to different cultures

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

Native American/American Indian Heritage Month celebrating Dragon files and Dream catchers.
African American Heritage month celebrates the 100th year of the Harlem Renaissance.
Asian American Pacific Islander Desi celebrates cherry blossoms
Women’s Herstory celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote
LGBTQIQA Heritage Month celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Atlanta Pride Movement
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage month celebrates Day of Dead

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Specialized Pedagogical practices (e.g. multicultural teaching practices; usage of gender pronouns)), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Institutional alliances

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Cultural and Educational events allow for those in attendance to learn more about the culture

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

external review/evaluation, annual performance report, program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, Other

Other: What two things you learn today by attending our event