Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement

Crocheting for a cause


Cindy Vanzant knitting

A group of Wright State staff has gone through miles of yarn to create more than 400 items for those in need. Continue reading

Wright State staff member honored by largest diversity in higher education magazine

Joyce Smith headshot

Joyce Smith, administrative support coordinator for equity and inclusion, received the Diversity Visionary Award from Insight into Diversity magazine. Continue reading

Documentary dynamite

Wright State’s Mai Nguyen helps chronicle plight of Vietnamese Americans in “Between Two Worlds”
Mai Nguyen in her office

Mai Nguyen, director of the Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center, is one of the local Vietnamese Americans featured in “Between Two Worlds,” a documentary produced by ThinkTV. Continue reading

Women’s Center sponsors student artist and activist

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Student Charmaine Renee, an art major, is using art to express her concern about sexual violence and to help victims tell their stories. Continue reading

Women’s History Month residency to feature trans activist and biologist

Julia Serano

Julia Serano, a transgender activist, biologist and spoken-word performer, will visit Wright State March 24-26 as the Women’s History Month Scholar-in-Residence. Continue reading

Kimberly Barrett: ‘Remembering Selma, Honoring Black History Year-Round’

Kimberly Barrett

In a guest commentary on WYSO Public Radio, Kimberly Barrett, vice president for multicultural affairs and community engagement at Wright State, discusses Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Listen as Barrett explains why “this … Continue reading

Forums, film screenings, civil rights trip to commemorate Voting Rights Act anniversary

IIyasah Al-Shabazz headshot

“Phoenix Project: A Call to Action” from Feb. 17-19, and a Civil Rights Pilgrimage, March 3-9, commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Continue reading

Women’s Studies Quilt Show raises money for scholarships

Women’s Studies Quilt Show raises money for scholarships

Second annual Women’s Studies Quilt Show celebrated Women’s Studies through quilt stories. Continue reading

Wright State teaches about civil rights beyond the classroom

Kimberly Barrett

Kimberly Barrett, vice president for multicultural affairs and community engagement, discussed The Phoenix Project: A Call to Action 2015, a series of programs and discussions exploring civil liberties and voting rights in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting … Continue reading