Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Dr. Shirley Seaton Cultural Awareness Series

The Dr. Shirley S. Seaton Cultural Awareness Series illuminates various cultural perspectives to help sharpen an understanding of the ways in which we are all interconnected. These events provide exciting opportunities to engage the campus community in outside-the-classroom learning.

Spring 2015 Calendar

Bell Kamau HeadshotW. Kamau Bell: Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 6:30 PM

 Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Center for Science and Technology

W. Kamau Bell is an African-American stand-up comic. Prominent within the San Francisco stand-up comedy scene, he is best known as the former host of the FXX television series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

Laymon Kiese Headshot

Kiese Laymon

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Rodman A, Rodman Hall


Kiese Laymon is an American writer, editor and professor of English and Africana Studies at Vassar College. Author of Long Division and How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, Laymon’s work deals with American racism, feminism, family and Hip-hop.

 Cox Laverne HeadshotLaverne Cox

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 @ 6:30 PM

 Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Center for Science and Technology

Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality television star, television producer, and LGBT advocate. A transgender woman, Cox is perhaps best known for portraying Sophia Burset in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

Past Speakers