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Multicultural Center

About the Multicultural Center

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The Multicultural Center seeks to provide a diverse range of programs and opportunities that are educational, recreational, social and cultural. Committed to supporting and promoting multicultural awareness, the staff develops programs that increase understanding and appreciation of cultural differences by familiarizing the campus community with the contributions and histories of African American, Hispanic/Latino American, Asian American, and Native American cultures. The Center serves as a place where cultural teaching and learning are the focus of all programs and activities. Its focus is intercultural, and provides a place where members of the university community, representing a variety of backgrounds, participate in programs and activities. All programming for the Center is designed to increase human understanding through the study and expression of culture.

Upcoming Events

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My Approach to Appalachian Earth Works - Art Exhibit

Sept 23, 2021 - Dec 1, 2021

Multicultural Center, Art Gallery

(Baker University Center, 2nd Floor)

Jones, a Southeastern Ohio Native, pours his real-life experience into his work, which represents both the natural and holistic need to escape, as well as the many layers of the human experience.

Conjuring the artistic influence of British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, Jones seeks to contrast the mundanity of the professional world he has experienced with the effusion and movement of nature as represented in the colors and textures of his paintings.


Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Ohio University’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities and events center around cultural, social, educational, and spiritual programs. 

Visit the Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 Website

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TABLE $180


Hispanic Heritage Month Featured Speaker: Rosebud Ben-ONI

Thursday, October 14, 2021

7:00 p.m.


About Rosebud Ben-Oni

Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is the winner of 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery, forthcoming in 2021, and the author of turn around, BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books, 2019). She is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow. She lives in New York City where she teaches poetry workshops at Catapult, The Speakeasy Project and UCLA Writers’ Program online.

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EBN Connects: Black Posties

Friday, October 15, 2021

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Host via Microsoft Teams


Our first Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) Connects Career Discussion initiative was created by the J-School’s own, Branden Smith ‘83: “Black Posties.” How rare and possibly historic that four African Americans were making huge contributions to The Post all at the same time?



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Ohio University Green Book

The Green Book was a travel guide intended to help African Americans who were visiting an unfamiliar place avoid social obstacles prevalent during the period of racial segregation, commonly referred to as Jim Crow. The Green Book listed businesses that would accept African American customers. It was published by Victor H. Green.


Check out the Ohio University Green Book