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Diversity Events

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month


Hispanic and Latino culture organization student leaders standing in Blanchard lawn in front of trees and Blanchard Hall 

Pictured above:

Unidad Cristiana Cabinet

Unidad Cristiana, which means Christian Unity, strives to live out the full meaning of that name. We desire to come together through the unity that we have in Christ and out of that unity to celebrate and explore Latino cultures.

Wheaton College proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Our Latino communities enhance our experiences, deepen our knowledge, and influence our culture. Learn more at hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

Public Hispanic Heritage Month Events




Chapel with Unidad Cristiana 

Chapel broadcasts live every Wednesday, and Friday at 10:40 am.  Watch live online, or see previous services in the Archived Chapel Videos section. 



Previous Events 

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Pictured above: Koinonia Cabinet

Wheaton College proudly celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities enhance our experiences, deepen our knowledge, and influence our culture. Learn more at asianpacificheritage.gov.

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events

4.14 12:00 pm CST, Live Webinar, COVID-19 and Racism: An Asian American Reckoning, The Asian American Christian Collaborative 
4.21 12:00 pm CST, Live Webinar, The "Model Minority" Myth Shattered: Asian American Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19, Dr. Chuck Liu '08, Jeanie Chang '21
4.30 3:30 pm CST, Live Webinar, Reflections by Gen Zers on Anti-Asian Racism Panel Discussion, Minister Ray Chang and Wheaton College, Azusa Pacific University, and Vanderbilt University students

The Inaugural Rodney Sisco Symposium

The Wheaton College Office of Intercultural Engagement invites you to join us as we honor Rodney Sisco’s legacy with the Inaugural The Rodney Sisco Symposium for Transformational Leadership, Diversity and Equity Practices hosted and co-sponsored by Wheaton College, the Caribbean American Family Network, and The Association for Christians in Student Development on February 5th and 6th. The Symposium is a two-day event hosted each year at a college campus to promote Christ-centered leadership, diversity, and equity in honor of the legacy of the late Rodney K. Sisco, '84.

The second annual Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Student’s Choice Award will be presented on Wednesday, February 5th in Edman Chapel at 6:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bernice A. King, daughter of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.  

The following day will include panel discussions, a spoken word performance by Stevener Gaskin '18, and the musical, 1619: The Journey of a People, directed and produced by Ted Williams III. Other guests include V. Elizabeth Perkins, Pastor Chris Cannon, and Dr. Daniel Hill. These events are free and open to the public. View the full schedule of events below:

February 5, 2020

Chapel Service

10:40 - 11:40 a.m., Edman Memorial Chapel
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Hill, Hebrews 12:1-13
Music by Mr. Huntley Brown and The Wheaton College Gospel Choir

The Second Annual Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Student's Choice Award Ceremony

6:30 – 7:00 p.m., Edman Memorial Chapel

Keynote Speech: "A Prophet Without Honor" and Q & A Session

7:00 – 8:15 p.m., Edman Memorial Chapel
Dr. Bernice A. King

"Hard Questions, Heart Answers: Sermons and Speeches" Book Signing 

8:15 - 9:00 p.m., Edman Memorial Chapel 
Dr. Bernice A. King

February 6, 2020

Inspiring the Good in Diverse Relationships

9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Coray Alumni Gymnasium
Keynote Speakers: V. Elizabeth Perkins and Pastor Chris Cannon
The John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation

The Biblical Vision for Kingdom Diversity Panel Discussion 

10:45 - 11:45 a.m., Coray Alumni Gymnasium
Facilitator: Pastor Daniel Hill
Panelists: Dr. Christin Fort '10, Dr. Esau McCaulley, Dr. Emily McGowin,
and Pastor Keith Gordon

Lunch Break 

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 

Right Words, Right Hearts, Right Actions: Framing the Narrative and Behaviors for Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion   

1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Coray Alumni Gymnasium
Facilitator: Minister Ray Chang
Panelists: Dr. Theon Hill, Dr. Brian Howell, Dr. Nathan Cartagena, Director, Crystal Cartwright

Arts in the Liberation Struggle Panel Discussion

2:15 - 3:15 p.m., Coray Alumni Gymnasium
Facilitator: Professor Ted Williams, III
Panelists: Dr. Johann Buis, Dr. Joonhee Park, Dr. Leah Samuelson,
Professor Xavier Beteta
Spoken Word Artist: Stevener Gaskin M.A. '18

Dinner Break 

3:15 - 6:30 p.m.

1619: The Journey of a People Musical Production                        

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., The Billy Graham Center, Barrows Auditorium
Professor Ted Williams III and 3rd Dimension Performance Group

For more information, email sisco.symposium@wheaton.edu