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Multicultural events

Multicultural Student Orientation

This annual event complements the fall Orientation and Registration, providing new students who are members of ethnic minorities the opportunity to meet current students, become acquainted with campus and learn more about life as an Augustana student.

Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

On the Saturday of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Centennial Hall is filled with people from all over the bi-state area to remember the life of Dr. King through discussion, singing and performances by Augustana ensembles and local church choirs.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Quad Cities and campus communities are brought together with live music to participate in this Mexican Catholic tradition, which celebrates and reenacts the appearance of Mary the mother of Jesus Christ to Juan Diego in 1531.

Day of the Dead

The indigenous beginnings of this Mexican celebration that takes place on Nov. 1-2 are remembered through this event in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

Conversation Series

The offices of Multicultural Student Life and Residential Life host a yearly Conversation Series. Topics have included "Myth of the Model Minority," "Impacts of Environmental Racism on Indigenous Populations" and "The Erasure of Black History and Identity in Public Schools."