Queer Awareness Month (QuAM) is a collaborative effort between Barnard College and Columbia University. QuAM strives to celebrate queer identities and increase awareness about lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender issues and history. Recognized annually in October, QuAM features an Opening Reception, the First Friday series, special events for National Coming Out Day, and much more!
This year's committee is working diligently to plan the 2013 QuAM celebration. The 2013 QuAM theme is "Dismantling the Masters' House: Rebuilding Our Foundation". Join Barnard Diversity Initiatives, the CC/SEAS Office of Multicultural Affairs and the QuAM committee for the Opening Reception on Monday September 30th. The event will be held in the Diana Center Event Oval (Barnard College campus).
Latino/a Heritage Month (LHM) is a collaboration between Barnard College and Columbia University. LHM strives to increase awareness about Latino and Latin American histories, identities, cultures, accomplishments, and contemporary issues. During the month of October, the Latino Heritage Month committee works closely with students and the surrounding community to address issues impacting Latinos and Latin Americans internationally, within the United States, and on campus. Latino Heritage Month aims to strengthen the Latino community on campus and build bridges between students from a variety of backgrounds with a common interest in Latino and Latin American experiences.
The 2013 LHM committee is diligently working to bring you a dynamic, comprehensive calendar of events for October. This year's theme is "Leaving the Doubt in the Past: Acknowledging the Power of Our Voices". We hope that you will join us for the LHM Opening Reception featuring keynote speaker & award winning journalist, Maria Hinojosa!
LHM Opening Reception
Date: Wednesday Sept. 25th
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall (Columbia University)
The month of November celebrates the rich culture, history and political contributions of the worldwide contributions of Native American peoples. Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) is a collaborative effort between both Columbia University and Barnard College.
Past programs have included (but are not limited to) the All Ivy Native Council Summit, dessert and discussion on Native American identity, movie nights, author series events, an "Indians and Indians" dinner co-sponsored with Columbia's Bhakti Club , along with other intellectual & social programs.
Interested in learning more about the annual NAHM celebration? Please contact Hayden Greene at email@example.com
Held each February, Black Heritage Month (BHM) celebrates the rich cultural, historical and political contributions of the Black Diaspora.
Advised jointly by Columbia University and Barnard College, the Black Heritage Month celebration annually features an Opening Reception, panel discussions, a networking social with faculty members from the Institute for Research in African-American studies, film screenings, Fashion/Culture Show, art exhibits, and much more!
The CC/SEAS Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Office of Diversity Initiatives are currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 BHM Committee. We are looking for students who are interested and enthusiastic about contributing their creativity & time for the development of BHM. Prior involvement in other organizations or leadership experience is not required for participation in the BHM committee.
2013-2014 Black Heritage Month (BHM) Committee application is now available!
Application Deadline: September 18, 2013
Click the following link and submit your application by the stated deadline: http://tinyurl.com/BHM2014
For questions, please contact the BHM Advisory team:
Asian Pacific American Awareness Month (APAAM) is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting awareness of APA issues and history among the greater Columbia student body.
The APA identity has been founded upon the struggles, activism, and passion of APA communities whose impact and voices still resonate with us today. However, we also recognize that each generation brings new meaning to the APA identity. Through programming, the APAAM committee hopes to bring all voices, new and old, heard and unheard, into dialogue with each other. Over the course of April, the committee showcases the stories of APA artists, activists, professionals, scholars, and more.
Check back in late November for updates and information about the 2014 APAHM celebration!