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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 Banquet Hall (upper caf) from 12:15-1:30 p.m.

Fall 2022 Schedule

When: October 5, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Topic: A Conversation on Roe v. Wade and the Church
Facilitators: Maggie Schade
Where: Banquet Hall (upper caf)
Description: With the reversal of Roe v. Wade many are finding themselves in conversations people on the heated topic of abortion. This moment in history is a confusing time for many since abortion as a constitutional right has been enforced since the 1970s. Some see the reversal as a win for God; others see it as a detriment to human rights. As the church, how are we to serve and love our neighbors well in a post-Roe v. Wade society?


When: November 9, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Topic: Intellectual Disabilities in the Church
Facilitators: Bekah Behnke
Where: Banquet Hall (upper caf)
Description: The church is to be a place where all people are welcome to join in the community of God. The family of God is to be marked by unity in Christ and joyful diversity. Come learn how the church can practically grow in its welcoming and loving of people who experience different intellectual disabilities.


Engaging Culture Trip to Museum of Native American History

When: September 21
Destination: Bentonville, Arkansas
Time of Departure: 12:45 p.m.
Place of Departure: Front of Chapel
RSVP: Click here to RSVP (transportation will be provided, but seating is limited)
Details: Come learn about Native American culture and indigenous approaches to climate change through workshops led by Native American scholars from around the country and cultural artifacts and memory from centuries ago.


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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