Student Leader Alliance for Multiculturalism (SLAM)
The formation of the Student Leader Alliance for Multiculturalism (SLAM) transformed from the former Council for Multicultural Leaders with the intention of broadening the mission while preserving the core purpose. As an umbrella governing organization, SLAM will allow development and growth, as well as provide a sense of unification for the multicultural and diverse organizations on the Iona College campus. The formation of SLAM fosters the Iona community to speak upon current multicultural and diversity affairs affecting the college community and elevate concerns that students may have. The organization will cultivate as a haven for students which include but are not confined to age, lifestyle, national or ethnic origin, race, creed, color, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, affectional preference, gender identity, citizenship status, disability or socio-economic background. SLAM will serve as a bridge-building system as well as function as an umbrella organization for multicultural and diverse organizations to come together in sight of support and structure.
2018-2019 Executive Board
Executive Vice Chair
Vice Chair of Internal Affairs
Vice Chair of External Affairs
SLAM meets bi-weekly on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Conference Room 1, Robert V. LaPenta Student Union. All are always welcome!
SLAM Office Phone: (914) 622-4988
Follow us on Instagram: @IC_SLAM
Office Location: LaPenta Student Union, Club Offices (ground floor)
Past SLAM Programming:
October 2015: “My Culture is not a Costume” highlighted some of the stereotypes individuals don’t realize they portray by dressing up for Halloween in costumes which are offensive and a misrepresentation to some cultures.
February 2016: “#BlackLivesMatter” was a student-led debate on the importance of this movement and how it impacts diverse students on campuses nationwide.
March 2016: Co-Sponsored a Women’s Empowerment Event that empowered self-identified women to break the mold by sharing experiences that have hindered them and then following up with words which lift them up.
May 2016: “Iona International World Tour” participated in the event to highlight countries and their cultures from around the world.
May 2016: “Beyoncé Lemonade Stand” featured free lemonade to all who passed by our table while dissecting the impactful lyrics of Beyoncé’s album Lemonade.