Events and Programs
Diversity and Social Justice Events and Programs
Student Life sponsors multicultural organizations and supports a variety of programs and events that celebrate different cultures, educate the university community about multiculturalism and diversity issues, and promote social justice. We encourage you to come out and enjoy these events!
Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration: This event marks the birthday of Cesar Chavez and celebrates his legacy through music, festivities, and community. This week-long event also highlights the university's CAMP program.
Cesar Chavez March: Student Life and the Cesar Chavez Planning Committee celebrate Cesar Chavez by marching from city hall to the Oswaldo A.B. Cantu Pan American Center in downtown Austin. Speeches, music and Ballet Folklorico performances cap off the event.
The Sleep-Out: In 2011 the National Alliance to End Homelessness estimated that the Austin/Round Rock area had a homeless population of about 2,362 individuals. This event brings awareness to the issues of homelessness in Austin and beyond. There are speakers, interactive events, followed by an opportunity for participants to sleep out.
International Education Week: Initiated by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week promotes intercultural exchange and understanding. Schools and universities throughout the United States celebrate this observance in mid-November, encouraging students to take advantage of the international opportunities that are available to them.
Other annual events:
- Soul Food Sunday: The Muliticultural Leadership Board and the Black Students Association, along with current students, faculty and staff, welcome our incoming Black freshman.
- Diez y Seis de Septiembre Celebration: This event, which includes music, dance and food, celebrates Mexico's Independence Day.
- Martin Luther King March: The St. Edward's community honors the civil rights leader by marching from the Texas capital to the Houston-Tillotson College Campus.
- Take Back the Night: This event is hosted in April during Sexual Assult Awareness Month. Our community demonstrates its commitment to ending sexual violence in all forms. Collectively and visibly we take a positive stand to support survivors and raise awareness.
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