To commemorate June as Gay Pride Month, a campus-wide picnic was held on June 24th, 2009. This event was in collaboration with the HMC Dining Services & the student PRISM Group. Visit Shutterfly to see pictures of this event.
Summer Book Club
Color Me Butterfly: A True Story of Courage, Hope and Transformation by L. Y. Marlow
Color Me Butterfly covers four generations of abuse, hurt, and pain.
It displays the strength of women when they have nowhere else to turn.
These women pressed through decades of domestic violence. We first see
Eloise, from a small town in North Carolina, as she meets a wonderful
man (so she thought), Isaac, who moves her to Philadelphia. She later
tries to understand how she found herself in Philadelphia, with five
children and Isaac never home. His abuse grew drastically and he began
to do unthinkable things to her and the children. But Eloise
stayed...for the children. Marlow brings to light many stigmas in the
African American community, such as domestic violence, mental illness,
and the issue of color. You find yourself hoping for better and wanting
to see the women succeed. Each woman's story is so intense and then you
realize that this is true. This is really someone's family history.
Marlow does a great job with capturing the feelings of each character.
In the end, you feel like a part of their family.
The book club consisted of a group of 30 students, staff, and
faculty. Copies of the book are available for check out in the OID office.
The OID Summer Lunch Movie Series covers a variety of diversity issues including race, gender, and class. For more information on the movies in this series, follow the link.
Women's History Month - March 2009
As March commemorates Women’s History Month, the Office of Institutional Diversity sponsors programs within a wide range of interest. Each week features a different theme:
- Week 1: Women, Every Body! – includes a program focused on Health & Nutrition, including a massage break.
- Week 2: Women in Science! – includes highlighting our female faculty.
- Week 3: Women Around the World! – includes a movie screening made by an HMC Physics professor about violence against women.
Black History Month - February 2009
Throughout the month of February, the HMC community celebrated the lives, events, and accomplishments of all the people, past and present, which have made and continue to make lasting contributions to our country and world. Browse our Black History Month Jeopardy questions, which was held in the Hoch-Shanahan dining hall with students, staff and faculty.
American Indian Heritage Month - November 2008
Throughout our history, American Indian and Alaskan Native peoples have been an integral part of the American character. Against the odds, America's first peoples have endured, and they remain a vital cultural, political, social, and moral presence.
National Coming Out Day - October 11th, 2008
Let’s show our support for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, & Queer) in the HMC community. PRISM handed out National Coming Out Day stickers, door signs, and information on the PRISM group & the QRC Center.
This occasion is intended to support our LGBTQ students/staff/faculty, to inspire those struggling to come out, and to bring together all who are allies.