Diversity Celebrations

The purpose of the Diversity Celebrations is to provide a unique setting for the encouragement of broad social, cultural, recreational, and educational programming for the UMB university and its surroundings. These cultural-based programs serve as a medium for the interaction and the exploration of vital issues concerning the campus community and society as a whole.  Each program will aim to do the following:

  • Provide an understanding of the multiple perspectives of others, while valuing one’s own heritages, experiences and values
  • Encourage an appreciation for the interactive relationship of race, sexual orientation, class and gender in society
  • Articulate views and experiences around race, sexual orientation, class and gender by integrating personal experiences and academic perspectives
  • Appreciate the role that the arts and cultural events can play in developing an enlightened and culturally-empowered perspective
  • Influence social change on campus and in society with creativity, integrity and compassion