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SU Hosts Virtual Multicultural Festival April 13-May 6

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SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s annual Multicultural Festival goes virtual this year, April 13-May 6.

The theme of this year's festival is Connecting Cultures Through Communication. It is a collaborative project done in partnership with Multicultural Student Services, the DisAbility Resource Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 

Advance registration is required for most events. Activities include:

  • Tuesday, April 14, 5-8 p.m. - Enlightened Perspective Lecture Series: “Unpacking White Feminism” - Rachel Cargle, an activist, writer and lecturer whose work explores the intersection of race and womanhood, uncovers layers of unlearned details, revealing the problematic effects that white-centered activism has had on the past and present of the feminist movement. 
  • Thursday, April 23, noon-1:15 p.m. - Office of Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series: Will Fried - Johnson facilitates a conversation with Fried, a senior conflict analysis and dispute resolution major, about his advocacy work for people with disabilities and steps he took to successfully navigate his journey at SU. They discuss Fried’s work with the Disability Resource Center and his leadership positions during his time at SU. Registration is available online.
  • Wednesday, April 29, 5-6 p.m. - Enlightened Perspective Lecture Series: “LBGTQIA+ Identities and Allyship” - Mark D’Angelo, a queer teacher, doctoral student, researcher, consultant, presenter, program developer and lifelong advocate for LGBTQ+ equity in education, discusses LGBTQ+ identities, issues unique to the LGBTQ+ community and best practices in supporting LGBTQ+ students. He also explores how increased awareness and knowledge of queer identities, combined with inclusive language and ally-ship, can create more inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff. Registration is available online.
  • Thursday, April 30, noon-1:15 p.m. – Office of Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series: “Connecting Cultures Through Communication” - Annette Johnson, diversity and inclusion specialist, facilitates a conversation with Dr. Jacques Koko, associate professor of conflict analysis and dispute resolution, about his latest book, Mindful of Cultures and Conflicts, which discusses cross-cultural conflict resolution through storytelling. Registration is available online.
  • Thursday, April 30, 5-6 p.m., Delta Alpha Pi Induction Ceremony - Delta Alpha Pi is an academic honor society recognizing high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities. SU is the home of its Delta Sigma chapter. Registration is available online.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 5-6 p.m., Multicultural Student Services Senior Recognition Ceremony - The Senior Recognition Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor diverse student experiences and multicultural students who have successfully completed undergraduate degree programs at SU. Registration is available online.

Events are open to the SU community. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at