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Feb 5, 2020 May Their Aye

Cancelled Annual ALANA (African American, Latino, Asian, Native American) & Allies community Dinner

Due to the ever-changing situation surrouding COVID-19, this event will be cancled until further notice. 

Omar Odom Dec 28, 2019 2:09 pm

When Discrimination Finds You

Most people have experienced some form of discrimination and have been hurt by it. It is incredibly harmful and unnecessary to exclude or attack people for something that cannot be helped. At Arcadia, I am learning about the various ways discrimination affects people, which has led me to think of...

ALANA Students with international sashes

May 31, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Students Honored at 17th annual ALANA & International Student Recognition Ceremony

Arcadia University celebrated the achievements of international students and graduating students of African, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) descent at the 17th annual ALANA & International Student Recognition Ceremony on May 11. This year, 13 graduate students and 49 undergraduate...

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar at Arcadia.

Mar 7, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Arcadia Hosts Race Historian Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, discussed female abolitionists and runaway slaves at Arcadia on March 5. After, attendees watched Sisters in Freedom, a documentary on which Dr....

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Mar 6, 2019 May Their Aye

Women's History Month: Reception for Arcadian Women

CALLING ARCADIAN WOMEN Join Faculty, Staff and students for an evening networking reception.  Bring your Business Cards and Dress to Impress.   

An individual reads at the African American Read-In

Mar 6, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Seventh Annual African American Read-In, Featured on PBS39

By Lana Valente '19 Arcadia held the seventh annual celebration of Africana literature and writing with its Annual African American Read-In on Feb. 19. Hosted at Grey Towers Castle, the Read-In allowed community members to share some of their favorite works by African American writers....

May Their Aye and Dr. Natasha Patterson on the steps inside Grey Towers Castle

Mar 5, 2019 Caitlin Burns

High School Students Debate in Oratorical Competition for Black History Month

Arcadia hosted the 12th Annual Black History Month Oratorical Competition on Feb. 23, which culminated the Office of Institutional Diversity’s events for Black History Month. Each year, the oratorical competition encourages local high school students from Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks...

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar leans against a wall in a headshot image.

Feb 28, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Armstrong Dunbar, Author of Never Caught, Discusses Female Abolitionists at Women’s History Month Kickoff Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, will speak about her research on female abolitionists and escaped slaves in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room...

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Feb 21, 2019 James Martin

BAS Mardi Gras Ball

A fun formal ball to celebrate Mardi Gras and the cultural diversity of the holiday. Come dance, learn about different cultural traditions and food, and have lots of fun with friends.

Feb 5, 2019 Lisa Stephens

Ethiopian Cinema and Oromo Democracy During Political Crisis

Join Dr. Steven W. Thomas, Associate professor of English and Film Studies at Wagner College, New York for a guest lecture on how Oromo movies made in 2015 and 2016 show the Gada system of democracy.  Two short 10-minute films will be screened to illustrate the core Oromo ideas.  Dr....

Feb 5, 2019 Lisa Stephens

None of the Above - Book Talk and Signing

None of the Above:  The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators. In 2013, 35 educators in the Atlanta Public Schools were charged with racketeering and conspiracy for allegedly changing students' answers on...