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Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs

Mosaic Lunches

Mosaic Lunches are a chance for OCC students, faculty, and staff to discuss difficult topics in the nation and the church. Most of the topics pertain to diversity, culture, and politics. Join us each month in the OCC Dining Hall from 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Spring 2022 Schedule

When: March 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Topic: A Conversation on Critical Race Theory (CRT)
Facilitators: Michael DeFazio, Matthew McBirth, and Mike Ackerman
Where: Student Center (lunch provided)
Description: What is Critical Race Theory and how should Christians engage it?
RSVP: occ.edu/mosaiclunchrsvp



When: April 5, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Topic: A Conversation on Manhood and Womanhood
Facilitators: Michael and Beth DeFazio
Where: Banquet Hall (lunch provided)
Description: Is masculinity and femininity simply just cultural stereotypes? Does the Bible give truth towards what it means to be a man and a woman? Are there differences simply just biology?


Engaging Culture: A Trip to Black Wall Street

When: Friday, March 4
Destination: Greenwood Rising in Tulsa, OK
Time of Departure: 1:00 p.m.
Place of Departure: Front of Chapel
Price: To be determined
RSVP: occ.edu/tulsarsvp
Details: Unity between conflicted groups starts with asking what has led to where we are today. Hearing the story begins this process. Come with us to Tulsa to visit a community and museum that is the location of the infamous Tulsa Race Massacre.

(We will have dinner away from OCC, and will return no later than 11 p.m.)


OCC's Multicultural Affairs Department seeks to cultivate a multiethnic, multicultural campus and constituency by working across college departments to intentionally recruit and retain ethnic minority students and to increase campus and classroom cultural inclusivity.

The Ozark community is committed to honoring and broadening the ethnic diversity of our community and to treating every person with respect and love. We want every student to feel at home at OCC, and we want to equip our students to be culturally agile in any context. Ozark equips students to serve in a diverse world. As we train men and women for Christian service, we seek to raise them up as leaders who encourage cultural and ethnic diversity for the sake of the gospel. 

For more on OCC's Mosaic Leadership Scholarship, visit occ.edu/mosaic

Matthew McBirth

Multicultural Affairs Department Director

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