UA Little Rock to Celebrate SADI Week Aug. 28 – Sept. 2

Members of the SADI, Student Affairs Diversity Initiatives, participate in a group event celebrating the 90s and 2000s style with dress, music and a TikTok challenge game.

The UA Little Rock Multicultural Center will present “M.C.chella” for the 2022-2023 annual Student Affairs Diversity Initiatives (SADI) Week.

“M.C.chella” will begin Sunday, Aug. 28, with the Brown Sugar Babe Brunch. It will be held in the Jack Stephens Legends Room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students must register online to attend.

The SADI Kick-Off event is Monday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union between mail services and the Trojan Cafe. Students will get the chance not only to meet their mentors, but to shove a pie in their face for $1. All proceeds will be donated to the Trojan Food Pantry.

People can find out more information about the campus mentoring program, which includes the African American Female Initiative, African American Male Initiative, and Hispanic/Latinx Initiative, at the Initiative Recruitment event on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Men will report to room 205D and women will report to the Leadership Lounge in the Donaghey Student Center at 6 p.m.

The Well-Dressed Wednesday and SADI in the Cafe events will be on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students will eat, get to know the Multicultural Center team, and spend time with peers.

The Silent Disco Party event, also called the Headphone Party, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 6-8 p.m. in the Donaghey Student Center Ledbetter A and B. Refreshments will be provided by the Multicultural Center.

The “First Friday at the MC” event is from noon to 2 p.m. in the Multicultural Center. Food and drinks will be provided for all SADI members.

The program’s goal is to expose students to the diverse culture and services within the Multicultural Center. Dominque “D.J.” Thomas, student success coach for SADI, said an  important part of his job is mentoring and helping students through challenges that could hinder their academic progress.

“We want to provide activities for students to attend to get away from the rigors of life and academics,” Thomas said. “This week gives us the opportunity to show people what we do and how our services add value to our campus community.”

Click here to review the flier for the week-long events. For more information on the UA Little Rock Multicultural Center or SADI, visit the website or contact D.J. Thomas at djthomas@ualr.edu.

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