A symposium featuring Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta, a simulation of what it’s like to live in poverty and a concert featuring Indian Classical and Jewish Folk music are among dozens of events included in Youngstown State University’s Community Diversity Program Series 2014-15.
The Series, developed by the YSU Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, includes events, programs and activities for children, adults and the entire family from August 2014 through July 2015. All events are free and open to the public, although admission tickets and registration may be required for some events.
For a list of all Series events, visit http://web.ysu.edu/dma and click under the heading “More Information on Events.”
Among the events:
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown. The James and Coralie Centofanti Symposium features Sal Giunta, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat in October 2007 in Afghanistan. He was the first living recipient of the Medical of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan and the first living service members to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., DeBartolo Stadium Club, Stambaugh Stadium, YSU campus. Om Shalon Trio performs an concert in conjunction with the Jewish Music and Jewish Identity conference being held on campus. The group draws on rhythmic and melodic aspects from their Far Eastern and Middle Eastern roots to create a fusion of Indian Classical and Jewish Folk music.
Friday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. A poverty simulation will be held for community agencies, social workers, counselors and community members to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by those who live in poverty.