LGBTQ+ History Month

Come celebrate with us for LGBTQ History month. Throughout this month we will be featuring films, celebrating National Coming Out Day (October 11th) and most importantly we will be celebrating Stonehill PRIDE Week.

Keep a look out for our Pride Week post on the events that will be happening for Pride Week!

The Office of Intercultural Affairs would like for our students to know that our office (Duffy 149) is a safe space for all of our LGBTQ+ family and friends.


Join us at our…

‘Keep it Reel’ Film: “Out of America”

Thursday, October 5th @4pm-5:30pm

Duffy 149


Stay tuned for out National Coming Out Day events as well as our Stonehill Pride Week!!:)


ANNOUNCEMENT! The 3rd Annual Latinx-Hispanic Heritage Festival RESCHEDULED!

ANNOUNCEMENT! The 3rd Annual Latinx-Hispanic Heritage Festival has a NEW DATE! The festival will be taking place on Friday, October 20, from 7pm-10pm in Alumni Hall! It will no longer be taking place on October 5 as originally planned, so please update your calendars!

3rd Annual

Disability Awareness Month

Stonehill College’s disABILITY Enlightenment Project is dedicated to bringing students together to make our community more inclusive and compassionate. We are passionate about diversity and respect. We host events throughout the year which bring awareness to social issues surrounding disability. We are excited to celebrate Disability Awareness Month in October!

Join us in celebration of disABILITY Awareness Month! We aim to shed light on how we can make the world more inclusive, accessible, and welcoming for individuals with disabilityes.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs.


Tuesday, October 3rd @2:30-3:30pm (Duffy 149)

Real Talk about Microaggressions and disABILITY


To become more involved in the disABILITY Enlightenment Project and attend more events, follow their Facebook account @disabilityenlightenmentproject

Celebrate Latinx-Hispanic Heritage Month at Stonehill College!

oia-hp-latinxJoin us as we celebrate Latinx-Hispanic Heritage Month, which is devoted to honoring and celebrating the cultures, histories, and legacies of Latinx/a/o and Hispanic people within the United States and abroad. We invite all community members to learn, share, and reflect as we engage in conversations and celebration of our local and global community.

Calendar of Events

Poetry Slam Night
featuring Carlos Andrés Gómez and Katie Wirsing
Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:30pm, Roche Dining Commons A
Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

Admissions: Student Stories from Undocumented America
a Keep It Reel Film Presentation
Monday, September 18, 2017
4pm-5:30pm, Duffy 149

3rd Annual Latinx-Hispanic Heritage Festival
Thursday, October 5, 2017
7pm-10pm, Pettit Atrium, Shields Science Center
Sponsored by Mundos Apartes, Tierras Unidas (M.A.T.U.)

Visit our events calendar for more details on these and other events from Intercultural Affairs.

Check Out our New Programs for the Fall Semester!

eventsThe Office of Intercultural Affairs has officially announced its lineup of programs for the Fall Semester. Check out our assortment of programs that include some of our signature initiatives:

  • Heritage Programs (Latinx-Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, Native American Heritage Month, and Disability Awareness Month)
  • 9th Annual Conference on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Exploring Identity Brown Bag Lunches
  • First Gen Week
  • Stonehill PRIDE Week

Check our calendar at for the latest details on all of our programs. The events in this calendar are subject to change, so please be sure to check our calendar often!


Announcing the Conference on Diversity and Inclusion!

CDI2017-October9th Annual Conference on Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Martin Institute for Law & Society

The Conference on Diversity and Inclusion is an annual event that seeks to bring together students, faculty, staff, and community members to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion at Stonehill College. The conference serves as venue for sharing programs, curriculum ideas, teaching practices, student experiences, and leadership development practices that strive to create a culture of belong at the College.

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Conference on Diversity and Inclusion. All Stonehill faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to attend. Register by Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to ensure your spot!



We are now accepting program proposals for the 2017 Conference on Diversity and Inclusion. We are looking for Stonehill community members to offer presentations, workshops, lectures, or other interactive media to engage our participants through further development of knowledge, awareness, and skills on a wide array of topics surrounding diversity and inclusion. We encourage proposals that meet the learning goals of the conference and provide new, innovative perspectives on diversity and inclusion topics. Examples of possible session topic areas to submit for consideration may include, but are not limited to:

  • Inclusive educational practices to enhance classroom climate
  • Human resource and student personnel management and development
  • Student leadership development and training around intercultural competence
  • Civic engagement, social issues, and global citizenship
  • Ally development, cultural competence, and bystander intervention trainings
  • Cultural considerations for working with diverse populations
  • Popular culture and media representation with regards to diversity and identity
  • Diversifying the academic curriculum
  • Exploring the social justice philosophy behind our Catholic identity and mission
  • Intersections of social identities and social oppression

We are offering four concurrent sessions during a 60-minute time block to take place in Martin Institute for Law & Society, and we will notify all individuals who submitted a proposal whether or not their program has been accepted.


DEADLINE FOR PROGRAM PROPOSALS: Friday, September 22, 2017


PLEASE NOTE: If you submit a proposal for the conference, you must also register for the conference, even if you are only able to attend during the time of your presentation.

Visit our Conference on Diversity and Inclusion webpage to learn more. Check us out at

Women’s History Month at Stonehill College


About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” (from

Calendar of Events

Forward Movement: How Do We Continue the Work after Women’s Marches?

March 20, 2017 • 12pm-1pm • Flynn DisCo (Library)

The recent political climate resulted in a call to action that mobilized women and their allies to march all over the world. The question remains: what are the next steps after these marches? join us for a brown bag lunch discussion to share your thoughts on where we go from here.

Keep It Reel Films presents: “MAKERS: Women Who Make America”

March 21, 2017 • 4pm-5:30pm • Duffy 149

MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. The story is brought to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success.

Keep It Reel Films presents: “Dark Girls”

March 26, 2017 • 6:30pm-8pm • Duffy 101
Co-sponsored by the Afro-Caribbean Club and Mundos Apartes, Tierras Unidas (M.A.T.U.)

Dark Girls is a fascinating and controversial film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from American to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are.

Women of the Hill: Journeys and Achievements of Influential Stonehill Women

March 29, 2017 • 11:30am-1pm • Cleary Dining Room

Join us as we celebrate and hear the journeys of some of Stonehill’s women who have made cignificant contributions during their time at the College. this panel discussion is open to all and will include a catered lunch. To RSVP, please email by Friday, March 24, 2017. Please indicate dietary restrictions or accessibility accommodations in your RSVP email if you have any.