Unity Week, Suffolk University’s annual celebration of diversity and community, celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year with events taking place from Saturday, Feb. 23, through Friday, March 1, 2013.

Students, faculty, and administrators collaborate in planning Unity Week events, which focus on education, entertainment, speakers, dialogue, food and music.

A Multicultural Summit kicks off the week on Feb. 23. The topic of the all-day skills-based training session is Developing Multicultural Competencies in Order to Engage in Meaningful Racial Dialogues.

Other events include an interactive trivia show celebrating Black History month, a zumba and dance workshop, a Unity Week luncheon, and a basketball tournament pitting students against faculty and staff.

“These events not only recognize the diversity within the University, but also affirm the value and vitality that this pluralism brings to the individual and collective experience here at Suffolk,” said David DeAngelis, director of Student Leadership and Involvement.

Unity Week goals

  • Provide a concentrated opportunity to share differing perspectives and cultures.
  • Engage students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds in a creative and collaborative planning process.
  • Reaffirm that education includes learning about the contributions of different cultures and the oppression of some cultures as a means to see the interdependence and relationship of different groups.
  • Celebrate the diversity represented by our campus community.

 See the campus calendar for the full Unity Week schedule.