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Unity Calendar of Events

The Unity calendar provides a month-by-month overview of meetings and events sponsored by the Unity organizations. Please contact the sponsoring organization for more information.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

VSA Fall Kickoff (VSA)
7 p.m. Mwangi Cultural Center
This event will be to get to know the members of VSA! There will be fun icebreaker games and cooking tasty Vietnamese dishes. Everyone is welcomed.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chinese Moon Festival Celebration (CISCO)
6:30 p.m. Campus Center 208 (Carroll Room)
This event is sponsored by the dean of the coolege, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and CISCO. It is the annual celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival. The celebration will feature delicious moon cakes, great performances, playing games, learning about the culture and traditions surrounding the festival.

Friday, September 26, 2014

UNITY Organizations' Fall Festival
6-8 p.m. Davis Ballroom
All are welcome to join ten of the Unity Organizations for a night of free food, music, and lots of fun! Come to meet all the Unity Organizations and learn what we are all about!

Participating Unity Organizations include Asian Students' Association (ASA), Black Students' Alliance (BSA), Chinese Inter-Regional Student Cultural Org (CISCO), South Asian Student Association of Smith (EKTA) International Students' Organization (ISO), Korean American Students of Smith (KASS), Multiethnic Interracial Smith College (MISC), Nosotr@s, Smith African and Caribbean Students' Association (SACSA), and Vietnamese Students' Association (VSA).

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Reactivation Interest Reception (ISSA)
4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Campus Center 102
Come and learn about ISSA, our past work on campus to raise awareness of Native American and indigeous issues, options for indigeonous studies within the Five College area, and how you can keep it going for future Smithies! ISSA is commited to education the Smith community about social, economic and cultural issues affecting Native American populations of the United States. Please join us, ISSA needs you! View the poster for this event here.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mehndi Night Dinner (EKTA)

5:30 pm, Mwangi Cultural Center,
tickets $5 in advance, $7 at the door

Mehndi Night is Ekta's (Smith College's South Asian Student Organization) annual cultural event for the fall semester. After a delicious Indian meal, guests enjoy a number of lively performances—anything from poetry readings, singing performances and skits as well as mind-blowing Bollywood and other South Asian dances. Guests can experience the South Asian tradition of Mehndi (henna tattoo) application, a ceremonial art form that originated in ancient India.

Mehndi Night Show

7 pm, Davis Ballroom, Admission is free, no ticket is required

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Identity Project Photo Exhibition (MISC)

10 am-4 pm, Unity House, Hearth Room
MISC (Multi-ethnic Interracial Smith College) will be hosting their fourth annual Identity Project. The Identity Project is an annual photo project in which students, faculty and staff of the Smith community are photographed and given the opportunity to define WHO they are in their own words. The Identity Project aims to act as a forum for students, faculty and staff to self-identify and critically think about what IDENTITY means.

Black Students' Alliance Soul Food Lunchboxes (BSA)

2-4 pm, Mwangi Cultural Center
All students and families are welcomed and encouraged to enjoy a delicious soul food meal with the Black Students' Alliance. Come out and show support, mix and mingle, and learn about the oldest organization on campus. We look forward to seeing all of you there.

Asian Tea House (ASA, KASS)

7:30-9:30 pm, Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall,
Admission is free, no ticket required

An annual event co-hosted by the Asian Students Association and the Korean American Students of Smith. Attend with your friends and family members and get ready to be dazzled by both traditional and more modern dances, songs and various other acts.

Friday, November 14, 2014

12th Annual Taste of Latin America Dinner (TOLA)
6:30-9 pm, Campus Center Carroll Room

Come celebrate the diversity of taste with Nosotras at their annual food festival. Free food and performances, first come, first served. Don't miss it!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

China Panel: Social Media in China
4:15 - 5:15 pm, Campus Center 103/104

Our 3rd annual China Panel, this discussion approaches the Hong Kong situation through the lens of social media. Student panelists will be joined by Professor Goldstein from the Government Department and will discuss the social media landscape in China, online censorship, and social media's relationship to the Hong Kong protests.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Let it roll *Spring Roll Workshop* (VSA)
11 am - 3 pm, Campus Center Carroll Room

Come experience Vietnamese cuisine with this free workshop!

Friday, February 6 - Sunday February 8, 2015

Young, Gifted & Black (BSA)
BSA Conference

A conference made to raise awareness about blackness on college campuses. This is an opportunity for students to build a network of solidarity. Workshops will center on community building, activism, art and professional development. Keynote address by activist, feminist and scholar, Dr. Angela Davis. See the event poster. Registration now open at ygbconference.com

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

26th National African American Read-In (SACSA)
noon - 1 pm, Campus Center Garden Level

The 26th National African American Read-In! Students, faculty and staff will read aloud in the Garden Level of the Campus Center. Read-ins during Black History Month are intended to celebrate African American authors, who penned all books read aloud. Co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and SACSA: Smith African and Caribbean Students' Association

Friday, April 3, 2015

Pa'Lante: Bailando A Travez Del Tiempo (Nosotr@s)
5:30 pm, Campus Center Carroll Room
Admission is free. Food is first come, first served.