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Diversity 365

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Broaden your cultural knowledge, share your perspective and unique insights at Gateway’s Diversity 365 cultural events on campus.

Upcoming Cultural Events

Black History Month

Film Screening
Diversity 365 invites students to a soul food sampling and showing of The Tuskegee Airmen.

February 15

  • Elkhorn Campus - South Bldg. - Room 112
  • Racine Campus- Lake Bldg. MRC - Room L006

​February 16

  • Kenosha Campus - Academic Bldg. - Room A118

Based on a true story, The Tuskegee Airmen chronicles the experiences of the first African American fighter pilots in the United States Army Air Corps.

Hosted by the Diversity 365 Committee and Student Life Department.

Musical performance by Joy Ike
Monday, February 27
12 - 1 p.m.
Racine Campus - Racine Building, SC Johnson Student Life Center

Diversity 365 invites students to enjoy an original musical performance by Joy Ike.

Born to Nigerian immigrants, Philadelphia-based independent artist Joy Ike’s percussive piano playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.

Hosted by the United Student Government, Diversity 365 Committee and Student Life Department.

Fat Tuesday Celebration

Join us to find out more about Fat Tuesday and enjoy some sweet treats.
Tuesday, February 28 

Racine Campus - Lake Building, Multicultural Resource Center , Rm. L006; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Elkhorn Campus - North Building, Atrium; 12 - 2 p.m.
Kenosha Campus - Academic Building, Multicultural Resource Center, Rm. A118; 1 - 3 p.m.

Did you know…

Mardi Gras literally means "Fat Tuesday" in French. 

The day is also known as Shrove Tuesday (from "to shrive," or hear confessions), Pancake Tuesday and fetter Dienstag. 

The name, Mardi Gras comes from the tradition of slaughtering and feasting upon a fattened calf on the last day of Carnival.

The official colors of Mardi Gras, with their roots in Catholicism, were chosen 10 years later: purple a symbol of justice; green representing faith; and gold to signify power.

Some people believe the festival represented the few days added to the lunar calendar to make it coincide with the solar calendar; since these days were outside the calendar, rules and customs were not obeyed.

Sign language interpreter available upon request. Contact Lisa at

Questions? Contact Lindsey Kosman at or Trina Muscarella at