Office of Multicultural Affairs

Staff member's passion for advocating for undocumented students leads to securing grant

Adriana Almanza, assistant director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is passionate about advocating for undocumented students and recently helped a coalition receive its first grant to support that work.

Feb 19, 2020

Member of Central Park Five, documentarian will give keynotes during MLK week

A member of the exonerated Central Park Five and a faculty member who directed and produced a documentary about the Flint water crisis will be keynote speakers during a week of events on campus that commemorate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dec 10, 2019

GVSU events to celebrate Native American heritage

Grand Valley's annual Native American Heritage Celebration will include activities, lectures and presentations in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Oct 10, 2019

GVSU events to celebrate Hispanic heritage

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting a series of events for its annual Hispanic Heritage celebration, including lectures, celebrations and more. 

Sep 26, 2019

Grand Valley to host 21st annual Pow Wow

Native American dances, songs and food will be part of the 21st annual "Celebrating All Walks of Life Traditional Pow Wow" taking place Saturday, April 6 at Grand Valley State University. 

Apr 2, 2019

GVSU to celebrate life of César Chávez 

Marc Grossman, former press secretary for César E. Chávez, is the keynote speaker for a Grand Valley event celebrating the life of Chávez, a labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962.

Mar 18, 2019

Events planned to celebrate Asian American culture

Grand Valley will host the annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Celebration with a series of events through April. 

Feb 8, 2019

Series of events planned for Black History Month

A discussion about the Grand Rapids riots, a musical tribute to Black Gospel, and the history of Black Islam are just a few of the events planned throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month at Grand Valley.

Feb 4, 2019

MLK speaker urges students to question 'comfort and convenience'

Grand Valley alumna Shannon Cohen told an audience of mostly students that she didn't learn about equity and justice only in college classes.

Jan 23, 2019

MLK speaker challenges audience perception of King

David Stovall, professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, contends that when people consider Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. many think only of the man who gave the "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., in 1963.

Jan 21, 2019