Published: Wednesday, 3 February 2021
Written by Alicia Casey
Join us for a week of cultural welcomes at The Beach! Learn more about campus communities and get connected with cultural clubs, organizations and resources.
Cultural Welcome week begins Monday, Feb. 8 and ends Friday, Feb. 12. It explores Long Beach State’s diverse population and gives students a chance to mingle with representatives from various cultural organizations and participate in an assortment of fun events.
"Students have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff that represent their identities, make connections with their people, and learn more about the resources available to them in their respective communities," said Director of New Student and Family Programs, Dr. Charity Bowles.
Each day is reserved for a different cultural identity and the lineup is as follows:
- Monday, Feb. 8 Asian/Asian American
- Tuesday, Feb. 9 Black/Pan African
- Wednesday, Feb. 10 LGBTQIA+
- Thursday, Feb. 11 Latinx/Chicanx
- Friday, Feb. 12 American Indian/Pacific Islander
Attendees can expect a wide range of activities such as collaborative message boards, special guest speakers, resource sharing, small group discussions and networking. There will also be opportunity drawings for select items and gift cards.
Look forward to discussions with: Plantitas, small-business owner, Anthony Diaz, international conductor and researcher, Dr. Tammy Yi, California State Insurance Commissioner, and first openly gay person elected to statewide office, Ricardo Lara, Long Beach State alumnus, Mayor, Dr. Robert Garcia and more.
"These events create a beautiful space for interconnectivity, community engagement and cultural intersectionality. Developing a campus that is equitable, democratic and inclusive is a top priority of ours," said Dean of Students, Dr. Piya Bose.
During the event, faculty, staff and student leaders are available to answer questions and assist participants. After the event, students will receive an email connecting them with campus resources and services, and contact information for the cultural student organizations identifying with their community.
To learn more about cultural resources, clubs, organizations and support services beforehand, students can utilize BeachSync resources through their Single Sign-On portals. Under each Cultural Welcome event there will be a list of clubs and organizations specific to the communities.
Register today by filling out a quick, online form. Do not miss an interactive week and an opportunity to find your people! For further information regarding the event, email email@example.com, and for inquiries about clubs and student organizations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.