During the course of the academic year, Simpson College’s office of Multicultural and International Students Affairs presents a variety of activities such as films, performances, and presentations that bring people together to explore heritage and culture, social justice, and issues that are of interest to the campus community. For example, End the isms rally, International Week and Black-History month, just to name a few.
The Living the Dream: Ending the Isms March and Rally is an activity lead by Simpson College students. The purpose of the march is to celebrate human diversity. Participants begin the march at Simpson College. They proceed to the Indianola town square and back to the college. Every year, Simpson students, faculty and area community leaders are invited to speak to students about topics related to human diversity. Free food from local businesses and live music are provided following the speeches.
Throughout February 2014, Simpson College will host Black History Month, an annual tradition that celebrates the African American experience. There will be educational, social, and cultural programs reflecting the month’s theme.