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  • Multicultural program participants at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Multicultural program participants at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Multicultural program participants at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Multicultural program participants at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Multicultural program participants at Clemson University, Clemson SC

In collaboration with members of the campus and greater Clemson communities, the Gantt Center offers co-curricular programs that build a complex understanding of diversity and social justice, while promoting the richness of diversity and inclusion. It allows for participants to explore multiple ways of knowing and unpack differences.

  • Equity and Pluralism Speaker Series

    The Equity and Pluralism Speaker Series seeks to explore the intersections of power and identity. Our speakers will expand dialogue, build cognitive sophistication, enhance empathetic reasoning, and challenge barriers to foster brave spaces that encourage equity and pluralism in our community.

    Come join us on March 27 at one (or both) of the scheduled events below as we welcome Nekima Levy-Pounds, J.D., civil rights attorney, activist, legal scholar, former law professor and national expert on issues at the intersections or race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice and the criminal justice system.

    Professional Development Workshop: Creating a Racially Inclusive Campus Environment
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Hendrix Student Center Meeting Room A
    This workshop for faculty and staff will explore the importance of fostering a welcoming environment for all students that values diversity and facilitates student growth, reflection and critical thinking around racial justice and equity issues. RSVP here.

    Keynote Speech: Prisons, Policing and Protests: It's Time for Change
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    McKissick Theatre
    The U.S. currently has the highest incarceration int he world with more than 2.3 million people currently in prison. Nekima will discuss the jarring implications of mass incarceration, the war on drugs, and the roles of laws, policies, racial inequity, and policing practices in perpetuating this phenomenon.

    For questions about the event, or for Accessiblity needs, please contact Jerad Green at

    Sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center; Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice; Master's of Public Administration


  • Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month

    The Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month Celebration was created with a desire to educate and heighten awareness about the rich culture. As the population continues to grow at Clemson University, we are encouraged by our peers and the administration to create opportunities for all members of our campus community to celebrate and find value in the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos. Ultimately we hope to begin cultivating a true inclusive environment built upon a passion for learning and mutual respect.

    Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month

    Saturday, September 16, 2017
    6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Salsa at Sunset 
    Begin exploring Hispanic and Latino culture through a celebration that fuses entertainment and fellowship. Meet members of the various Latin-based organizations represented at Clemson University and discover what wonderful programs are featured through the month-long celebration. Food and beverages available for purchase.

    Friday, September 21, 2017
    Barnes Center
    10 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    Shades of Brown
    This is an open mic event intended to showcase the artistic talent of our very own Clemson community through a cultural night of poetry, singing, and spoken word. The event will feature Oveous, HBO’s original series Def Poetry artist and 3 time national poetry finalist.

    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    Memorial Auditorium, Tillman Hall/Old Main
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    El Camino a Clemson
    This activity will invite Hispanic/Latino students and families from local high schools to tour Clemson University as well as engage with current Clemson students while learning about the transition from high school to college and the importance of education.
    Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Equity

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 
    McKissick Theatre, Hendrix Student Center
    7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Immigration Monologues
    This event is designed to unveil the immigrant experience through multicultural stories of resilience. The event will delve into deeper dialogue about the challenges of immigrant families.

    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    Madren Center, Grand Ballroom 
    7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
    Noche de Gala
    This culminating event for Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month will include live entertainment, authentic food. Recognition awards will be presented to those individuals who have contributed to the planning of Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month. 

    Ticket Information: Early Bird Tickets are available through October 6.
    Students - $8
    Adults (non-student) - $10
    Children ages 5-13 - $5
    Children 5 and under - FREE
    Purchase tickets here.
    All proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization that aids in greater access to higher education.

  • International Festival

    The International Festival is an annual event that symbolizes Clemson’s commitment to celebrating identities and cultures from around the world. A highly anticipated event for campus and greater community members, the festival includes culturally-based foods as well as entertainment and activities for all ages. In addition, the event features local craft and non-profit vendors as well as a children’s area to make it a well-rounded, family-friendly event.

    Sunday, April 8, 2018
    Noon – 4 p.m.
    Admission to the Festival is free; Food provided with ticket purchase.
    Bowman Field (Rain Location: Hendrix Student Center)
    Parking: Unrestricted Green Spaces in Lots E-5 and E-6. Parking meters are enforced on weekends.

    Sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center, Office of Inclusion and Equity, Clemson University Undergraduate Student Government, Clemson Home and the President’s LGBTQ Commission. 

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  • Indigenous People’s Day

    Over the past several years, researchers on Clemson’s campus have committed to identifying and uncovering the history of colonization and slavery directly connected to this campus. In an effort to honor tribal communities that inhabited this land, we recognize Indigenous People’s Day to decolonize the historical narratives, while building awareness about the importance of preserving Native American languages, culture, traditions, and identity.

    Indigenous People's Day

    Indigenous People's Day Speaker
    Speaker: Dr. Sasanehsaeh Pyawasay, Menominee Nation
    October 10, 2017

    Faculty Teach-In:Ways of Knowing in the Classroom
    1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
    Hendrix Student Center Meeting Room A
    Come learn about the value of introducing and integrating different pedagogical approaches into the classroom, with a focus on Critical Indignity.

    Graduate Fireside Chat: Allyship, Advocacy, and Activism
    4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
    Gantt Multicultural Center (Brackett 300)
    Learn about various strategies to advocate for diversity and equity into your scholarship and work.

    Keynote: From Colonialism to Standing Rock – Indigenous Resilience
    6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
    Academic Success Center Room 118
    This keynote will highlight the resilience of Indigenous Groups to preserve their land, language, culture, and identity.

    Undergraduate Student Dialogue: Student Activism in the era of Standing Rock
    9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    Gantt Multicultural Center (Brackett 300)
    Engaging student activism in an age of Standing Rock and a resurgence of colonialism.

  • Black History Month

    Founded as Negro History (and literature) Week in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month began as way to highlight Black progress following the Civil War and reconstruction. Currently, this month is a catalyst to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements and struggles of African Americans and members of the African Diaspora. We aim to promote the diversity and complexities of Black identity through multiple lenses and experiences.

    Black History Month, at Clemson Univerity, Clemson SC

    2018 Black History Month Celebration:

    Play “The Mountaintop” and Discussion with Actors
    Tuesday, January 30 at 7:30pm in the Brooks Center
    Come view the play “The Mountaintop” that provides a glimpse of the private side of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ticket information here: After the play, join a post-show discussion of the play with the actors. *You must attend the performance to join the discussion. Coordinated by the Brooks Center.

    Block Party
    Thursday, February 1 from 6:00pm-9:00pm in the Life Sciences Building Atrium
    Join us for our Black History Month kick-off event and celebrate the reclamation of culture. There will be free food, games, and dancing with a live DJ. This event is limited to Clemson students, faculty, and staff members and up to one outside guest per CUID. Coordinated by the Omicron Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    Black History Month Library Display
    Month of February, Cooper Library
    In the spirit of the African American ancestry workshop sponsored by the Clemson University Libraries, Cooper Library’s February display, “In the First Person: African American Autobiographies,” contains books, audiobooks, and DVDs featuring 18th-21st century African Americans’ accounts of their lives and legacies. Coordinated by University Libraries.

    Call My Name Tours
    Wednesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 21 from 3:00pm-5:30pm
    This initiative aims to acknowledge and highlight the African American history of Clemson’s campus through a guided tour and discussion. Light refreshments will be served at this event. Sign up at Coordinated by the Clemson Black Student Union.

    A Night of Comedy with Burpie and B Daht
    Saturday, February 10 from 9:30pm – 11:30pm in the Barnes Center
    Head to the Barnes Center to watch the comedy stylings of Burpie and B Daht from “Wild n’ Out” and friends! Coordinated by the Barnes Center.

    Ancestry Workshop
    Monday, February 12 from 2:00pm-6:00pm (Drop-in) in The Brown Room, Cooper Library
    This event is designed to give participants the opportunity to learn about the tool of and explore their family lineage. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop. Coordinated by University Libraries.

    A Personal Picture of a Land Ethic
    Wednesday, February 14 at 5:00pm in Academic Success Center Room 118
    Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Dr. Joseph “Drew” Lanham will be speaking on the topic of “Reclaiming our Ecology.” An ornithologist and a poet, Dr. Lanham is the author of Sparrow Envy: Poems (2016) and The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature (2016), in addition to numerous articles and multimedia essays, such as “Rules for the Black Birdwatcher.” Coordinated by the Humanities Hub.

    Map of the Diaspora
    Monday, February 19 from 5:00pm-8:00pm (Drop-in) in The Brown Room, Cooper Library
    Join us for the opportunity to learn more about the diversity within the African Diaspora. Light refreshments will be served. Coordinated by the the Center for Geospatial Technologies.

    A Seat at the Table - Due to low registration, this event is canceled.
    Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00pm in the OLLI at Clemson Building (Sign-Up Required - Limited Seats Available)
    Reminisce on the past and present through storytelling of diverse experiences. *This event is $10 per student, staff, or faculty. Coordinated by the Gantt Multicultural Center.

    Keynote Address: Angela Burt-Murray
    Monday, February 26 at 6:00pm in the Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium
    Angela Burt-Murray is an award-winning journalist, author, and producer. She has produced and directed content for several magazines, TV specials, and books. She served as the Editor and Chief of ESSENCE and Teen People magazines, and her works have been included in the ESSENCE Music Festival, TV specials for CNN, and the bestselling thriller “Games Divas Play”. Burt-Murray currently serves as the Deputy Editor of GLAMOUR magazine. Coordinated by the Gantt Multicultural Center.

    Contact Jerad Green in the Gantt Multicultural Center at or 864-656-7625 for more information regarding Black History Month events. Thank you to all sponsors: Gantt Multicultural Center, Division of Student Affairs, Department of Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice, The Graduate School, University Housing & Dining, Department of Languages, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities – Dean’s Academic Fund, Office of College Preparation and Outreach, Commission on Black Faculty and Staff, PEER/WISE, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

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