Thursday, February 1st 2018

10:00 AM

OMSS: Black History Mobile Museum - '68 Exhibit

https://www.blackhistorymobilemuseum.com/

The Office of Multicultural Student Services' 2018 Black History Month Celebration begins with a featured presentation from the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Thursday February 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in University Center 217. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

About the '68 Exhibit:
The newest exhibit titled ’68, from the award-winning archive of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, features over 150 original artifacts of memorabilia that is focused on the major events and personalities on the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. In addition to MLK memorabilia (including a document signed by him), there is material featuring John Carlos and Tommie Smith ('68 Olympics), Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Jackson 5, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Arthur Ashe, Muhammad Ali, The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Shirley Chisholm, The Last Poets, The Black Panthers, and many others. The historical context of the exhibit leads up to '68 with rare material from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and the Jim Crow era.

Khalid el-Hakim is the founder and curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, a collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. Khalid has been called the "Schomburg of the Hip-Hop generation" because of his passionate commitment to carry on the rich tradition of the Black Museum Movement.

Tuesday, February 6th 2018

11:00 AM

OMSS: 2018 Black History Month Film Screenings

In recognition of Black History Month 2018, the Office of Multicultural Student Services and the FLITE Diversity Committee will be hosting screenings of thought-provoking and historical films. Listed below is the schedule, each film will be screened multiple times each day, times may vary. Screenings are free and open to the public.

“Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap” 
(106 min) 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 
Start times: 11a.m.; 1:30 p.m. 
FLITE 135 

About the film: SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film's director and interviewer Ice-T. Taking us on a deeply personal journey Ice-T uncovers how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets a whole spectrum of Hip-Hop talent, from founders, to new faces, to the global superstars like Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting many of its most famous protagonists, studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal 'The Art Of Rap'. This extraordinary film features unique performances from the entire cast, without resorting to archive material, to build a fresh and surprising take on the phenomenon that is Rap.


“The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution” 
(115 min) 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 
Start times: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. 
FLITE 135

About the film: In the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change.  The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.

7:00 PM

OMSS: Conversations on Race

The Office of Multicultural Student Services invites the campus community to attend "Conversations on Race" - a campus dialogue series that aims to address events, issues and trends surrounding race in our society.

February Discussion (Topics TBA)
Tuesday, February 6, 7-8:30 p.m. UC 203 (Founder's Room)

April Discussion (Topics TBA)
Tuesday, April 3, 7-8:30 p.m. UC 217

Tuesday, February 20th 2018

6:00 PM

OMSS: I am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin

I am Not Your Negro
Black History Month 2018
Film Screening & Discussion
Tuesday, February 20th
6 p.m. STARR room 235

About the Film:
I Am Not Your Negro (1 hr 35 min) envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Alongside a flood of rich archival material, the film draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.

A Discussion will take place after the film by Kimn Carlton Smith, Professor of History, Ferris State University.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services, FSU History Department and Phi Alpha Theta.

Tuesday, February 27th 2018

11:00 AM

OMSS: 2018 Black History Month Film Screenings

In recognition of Black History Month 2018, the Office of Multicultural Student Services and the FLITE Diversity Committee will be hosting screenings of thought-provoking and historical films. Listed below is the schedule, each film will be screened multiple times each day, times may vary. Screenings are free and open to the public.

“Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap” 
(106 min) 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 
Start times: 11a.m.; 1:30 p.m. 
FLITE 135 

About the film: SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film's director and interviewer Ice-T. Taking us on a deeply personal journey Ice-T uncovers how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets a whole spectrum of Hip-Hop talent, from founders, to new faces, to the global superstars like Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting many of its most famous protagonists, studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal 'The Art Of Rap'. This extraordinary film features unique performances from the entire cast, without resorting to archive material, to build a fresh and surprising take on the phenomenon that is Rap.


“The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution” 
(115 min) 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 
Start times: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. 
FLITE 135

About the film: In the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change.  The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.

Tuesday, March 13th 2018

4:00 PM

OMSS: 2018 Cesar Chavez Celebration - March & Discussion

In recognition of Cesar Chavez, Sigma Lambda Beta, the Office of Multicultural Student Services, Center for Latin@ Studies and Hispanic Student Organization will be hosting the 2018 Cesar Chavez Celebration at Ferris State University. The event will take place Tuesday, March 13, at 4 p.m. at the Center for Latin@ Studies in IRC 131. The March will conclude back at the CLS for a discussion. This event is free and open to the public, contact the CLS for additional details!

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

7:00 PM

OMSS: Conversations on Race

The Office of Multicultural Student Services invites the campus community to attend "Conversations on Race" - a campus dialogue series that aims to address events, issues and trends surrounding race in our society.

February Discussion (Topics TBA)
Tuesday, February 6, 7-8:30 p.m. UC 203 (Founder's Room)

April Discussion (Topics TBA)
Tuesday, April 3, 7-8:30 p.m. UC 217

Thursday, April 5th 2018

6:00 PM

OMSS: Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration

In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage, the Office of Multicultural Student Services invites you to attend this annual celebration! The 2018 celebration will take place Thursday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in the IRC. The event will include authentic foods, information tables and a featured presentation (TBA). The event is free and open to the public!

Saturday, April 28th 2018

12:00 PM

The Annual OMSS PIGNIC (BBQ Celebration!)

The Annual OMSS PIGNIC is opportunity for the campus to engage with one another, and to celebrate an end of another successful academic year. The "PIGNIC" will take place Saturday, April 28, from 12-4 p.m. at the Campus Quad, located between the University Center and FLITE (rain location IRC Connector).

The event will include BBQ, music, photo booth and other stations. The event is free and open to the public, we hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 3rd 2018

5:00 PM

OMSS: Multicultural Graduate Recognition

MULTICULTURAL STUDENT GRADUATION RECOGNITION

Thursday, May 3, 2018
5 PM
University Center 202C
*Students can rsvp on OrgSync, deadline is Friday March 30.
Visit the OMSS in FLITE 159 for more information.

Background: The Multicultural Student Graduation Recognition is an opportunity for graduating students that identify as International, Black, Latino, Asian and Native American to be congratulated on earning a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate Degree from Ferris State University.

The event involves a presentation of Kente stoles, words of encouragement from fellow graduating students, and supportive faculty and staff.

Annually, the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) collaborates with the Office of International Education, Center for Latin@ Studies, and the Diversity and Inclusion Office on the program.