» Diversity and Inclusion Events at Chapman


March 15, 6PM, Cross-Cultural Center

Chapman Feminists

The Cross-Cultural Center and Chapman Feminists will be hosting a Womxn's Empowerment Zine Workshop on Wednesday from 6-8pm. Stop by to create a zine on your own narrative.

March 16, 2PM, Cross-Cultural Center

Cross-Cultural Center

Join the Cross-Cultural Center for the continuation of the White Identity and Allyship series this Thursday, March 16th, at 2:00pm. The purpose of this series is to learn, reflect, and discuss social justice ideology. Each week a different topic will be introduced and a discussion will be led by a staff or faculty ally on campus. The focus of this session will be on defining race and ethnicity, understanding how White identity carries privilege and power within the discussion of race and ethnicity, and learning ways to be an ally in moments of racism.


March 26, 4PM, Musco Center for the Arts

Vietnamese American Society for Creative Arts and Music

On Life depicts elements that most of us have experienced—sadness, happiness, reminiscence, loneliness and celebration. It could be more so for Vietnamese Americans, who face challenges of multiculturalism and dualism and are torn by traditions and times. On Life is narrated through the contemporary musical language of Cung Tiên, Tôn Thât Tiêt, and scenes from the opera The Tale of Lady Thi Kính by P.Q. Phan.


March 31, 10AM

Civic Engagement Initiatives

Civic Engagement presents the Cesar Chavez Day of Service. Formerly known as the Chapman Day of Service, this whole day is dedicated to engaging in our local community organizations. Students have the ability to volunteer at one of these local organizations:

  • Providence Speech and Hearing Center
  • Orange County Coastkeeper Garden
  • Rise Against Hunger
  • Orange County Harvest
  • YMCA of Orange
  • Casa Teresa

Join your fellow peers and friends on volunteer trips to deepen your connection with our surrounding communities. Sign up at chapman.edu/civic. Transportation will be provided.


April 1-2, 9AM-5PM, Chapman University

College of Educational Studies, CA-NAME

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ethnicstudiessummit

Dialogue on the Ethnic Studies movement and convene with scholar-advocates, community members, students, local educations, parents, and others, with the goals of implementing Ethnic Studies at Chapman University and local Orange County school districts. 

This year's theme is Activist Women of Color and will include speakers from local and international communities who will engage in the on-going discussion about women of color and their struggles and strategies. 

Registration is free and open to the public. For more information, contact OCEthnicStudies@gmail.com


April 7, 1:30 p.m., Folino Thearter

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Women in Focus is an annual conference at Dodge College featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the film profession participating in an open discussion with students and the community regarding their experiences in the industry. A networking reception will follow the discussion.  This 18th annual Women in Focus Conference is graciously sponsored by Twyla Reed Martin, Eve Kornyei Ruffatto, Harriet Sandhu, Diana Martin, and Joyce Tucker. Learn more about the event here.


April 8, 7:30 p.m., Musco Center for the Arts

Musco Center World CAFE

Musco World CAFE presents Island Soul: A Celebration of Hawai’ian Music and Culture featuring Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu and the Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Come and enjoy a day-long festival of Hawai’ian culture and music, with free outdoor performances and events all afternoon featuring acclaimed local Hawai’ian musicians and dancers, craft booths, food and fun for all ages. In the evening, the Masters of Slack Key Guitar join the thrilling dancers of Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu for a dazzling theatrical experience that blends traditional and contemporary Hawai’ian music and dance.

Daytime events: FREE! Reserved Tickets for 7:30 pm concert: $25-$50 Chapman Students: $10 off with ID (any level) Chapman Faculty & Staff: $5 off with ID (any level) A limited number of VIP Tickets will be available for $65


April 9, 9AM, Otis College of Art & Design

Center for Global Education

Returned study abroad students will learn how to go abroad again, globalize their career, grad school options abroad, and network with professionals. The first 20 Chapman students who register can sign up for a free shuttle (while spots last) to and from the conference (co-sponsored by Chapman University Student Government Association). 


May 2

Thompson Policy Institute

The Thompson Policy Institute hosts an annual DisAbility Summit to present their research that results in policy recommendations to decision makers at the local, state, and eventually national levels. The annual DisAbility Summit will be held on May 2, 2017. We can't wait to see you at our event!


May 28, 1 p.m.: Free Events; 6 p.m.: Concert, Musco Center for the Arts

Musco Center World CAFE

It’s fiesta time once again on the Aitken Arts Plaza! Following the huge success of last year’s Heartbeat of Mexico festival and concert, Musco World CAFE presents the 2017 edition by popular demand! Enjoy free performances by many of Southern California’s top Mexican and MexicanAmerican performing groups, plus culture and arts booths, delicious food on sale and much more.

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