Diversity and Culture

Participate in transformational experiences that will help you grow in appreciation of our differences and similarities as people.

    Spring 2018

  • 16th Annual MLK Celebration | 300 Points

    The keynote speaker for the event is Bertice Berry, Ph.D., an award-winning entertainer, lecturer, comedienne and Kent State Alum. Her vision is to enable, empower and uplift others to live an intentional life of purpose and joy. Berry's mission is to inspire change and transformation through life-long learning, diversity, values, and excellence. The keynote address is free, however, a ticket is required. Located in the Kent Student Center Ballroom from 3:30 - 5 p.m on Jan. 25, 2018. To learn more about Kent State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration visit www.kent.edu/diversity/MLK or call 330-672-2442.
  • Film Friday | 300 Points

    Come to the LGBTQ Student Center to watch a movie in honor of Black History Month. Located at the LGBTQ Student Center from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2018.
  • Feminist Friday: The Power of Your Story | 300 Points

    One Friday a month, Kent State University's Women’s Center dives into feminism - acknowledging the multiple ways in which people experience, live and understand feminism. The goal is not to only create meaningful dialogue, but to create a space to develop a call to action and action steps. This Feminist Friday will be a collaboration with the Wick Poetry Center. We will be doing creative writing exercises as a form of empowerment and to contribute to the Women's Center's community poem. Located at the Williamson House from noon to 1 p.m. on Mar. 16, 2018.
  • Fall 2017

  • Soup and Substance 2.0: Power of Images - Chief Wahoo | 300 Points

    Soup and Substance 2.0 is an educational series aimed at engaging the university in discussions that foster understanding and appreciation for diversity. A light lunch is provided to "feed the body" and presenters provide the substance that "feeds the mind." Located in Student Multicultural Center, room 204 of the Kent Student Center, from 3 - 5 p.m on Nov. 1, 2017.
  • International Cook-Off | 300 Points

    Six teams will prepare two recipes and compete for first place to win the International Cook-Off. The winner will be chosen by three judges and the Crowd Favorite will be chosen by the electronic votes cast via text by the audience, who will be sampling the dishes. Located in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Nov. 16, 2017, from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • 16th Annual MLK Celebration | 300 Points

    University-wide celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Located in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Jan. 25, 2018 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • World Music Ensembles | 300 Points

    Experience music from around the world with the Thai Ensemble, African Ensemble and Steel Band. This concert is free and open to the public. Located in the Center for Performing Arts in Ludwig Recital Hall on Apr. 27, 2018 from 8 - 9:30 p.m.