On September 11th, over 700 participants attended the 17th annual “Taste of Culture” Welcome Week event to learn about all that Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs/Trotter Multicultural Center has to offer! Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 started off with a fun & festive Kickoff with the band Grupo Alexis who had everyone up and dancing. During Cuba Week, MESA welcomed Cuban hip hop group, Obsesion. The Obsesion concert at the Underground was jam-packed with participants dancing to hip hop beats and socially-conscious lyrics. The month closed with keynote speaker, Aurelia Flores, a national speaker and founder of PowerfulLatinas.com. Two lunch discussion series, Nourish and My Brothers, for self-identified women and men of color are also underway, and always accepting new participants. MESA/Trotter is proud of these successful events, and looking forward to upcoming activities!
In November, MESA/Trotter will sponsor a full calendar of events to honor Native American Indian Heritage Month. On November 16th, a grants workshop will be facilitated for student organizations interested in MESA/Trotter’s funding opportunities. The Trotter 72-hour Study Break begins Thursday, December 8th through Sunday, December 11th. Additionally, MESA/Trotter is currently recruiting for several event committees, including Asian American Heritage Month, Black History Month, and Hip Hop Summit. More information about heritage month events, grants, and programming can be found on the MESA/Trotter website at http://www.mesa.umich.edu, or by contacting MESA at 734-763-9044.