Muhlenberg has many events throughout the school year dedicated to promoting activism and diversity. For the next few weeks, and continuing on into next semester, various affinity groups across campus will continue their campaigns to represent multicultural life.
International Week, October 19-26
International Week will begin on Thursday Oct. 19, from 7-9 p.m. in Seegers Event Space, where Comedian Javier Avila will present “The Trouble with my Name.” A few days later, on Sunday Oct. 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Muhlenberg College Theatre students will perform “Katherine Luther,” a play by alumni John Trump. Transportation will be provided from the CA at 3:30 p.m.
Monday Oct. 23 will hold two separate events. First, in Parents Plaza from 4-6 p.m., there will be an International Week banner decorating and raising. Later on, from 7-9 p.m. in Fireside Lounge, International Poetry Night will take place.
Tuesday Oct. 24 will start at Seegers Union, with International Club fundraising bake sales from 12-7 p.m. Groups that will be selling the baked goods will include the Italian Club, International Students Association, French Club, Spanish Club and Russian Club. When the bake sales end at 7 p.m., there will be a screening of the Colombian film “Embrace of the Serpent” at Theatre 154. Tickets will be $8 with a Muhlenberg
Wednesday Oct. 25 will have a virtual panel using Zoom, a video conferencing service. The panel, featuring international alumni and students, will take place in Seegers Event Space from 12:30-2 p.m. At 7 p.m. that same day, the Center for Ethics will hold an event in Miller Forum, where speaker Stephen Prothero will present “A Cloud of Unknowing in American Religion and Politics.”
The week will conclude on Thursday Oct. 26 from 5-8 p.m., where an International Week Talent Show and international dinner will take place in Seegers Event space and Wood Dining Commons, respectively.
Stonewall Day, Date TBA
This day will commemorate the uprising that took place on the evening of June 29, 1969 at Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York City. The LGBTQ+ movement began to grow momentum after Stonewall, and became an important mark in its history. For this day, which is set to take place by the end of the semester, students will take a trip to the club in NYC, and then come back to campus for a drag show.
Kpop Zumba, Date TBA
The Asian American Association will sponsor this event, which will involve the fitness dance workout of Zumba to the rhythm of Kpop music. For those who are are not familiar with Kpop, it is a genre of music that originated in South Korea, which mainly incorporates the feeling of “pop” or popular music. Zumba is a dynamic dance workout routine, and this specific event will use Kpop as the music for the dancing.
Fundraiser and Trip to Philadelphia Chinatown, Date TBA
The Asian American Association also plans for a fundraiser, as well as a trip to
Philadelphia. The fundraiser will be for the group’s trip to the East Coast Asian American Student Union. As for the Philadelphia trip, students will eat dinner in the city’s Chinatown, and possibly go to karaoke.
Queer Week, Date TBA
Queer Week, which is set to take place next semester, will be filled with a week of different programs including: keynote speakers, Stonewall buses, fundraisers, LGBTQ+ friendly sex ed and movie screenings. Students for Queer Advocacy (SQuAD), the main sponsor of the program, will be partnering with other affinity groups to mutually discuss topics of important issues.
Alliance Week, Date TBA
Alliance Week, which will take place next semester, will incorporate a week of programming involving education on various marginalized groups. Different affinity groups will come together to create this week of awareness.
Be sure to keep an eye out for more information from the Multicultural Center on the specific dates of these events.