Diversity News

February 19, 2018

Guest Lecture by Martha Jones

The Department of History is pleased to introduce a special guest lecture for Black History Month 2018 as part of a month long series of education, memory and celebration. Martha Jones will give a talk about her current research and soon to be published book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America.

The university community is invited. This is a FREE event.

Department(s): History

Location: 221 LeConte Hall

Date/Time: February 22, 2018, 2:00pm

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February 16, 2018

Cinema Politique: Boycott

Cinema Politique aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of movies and documentaries.

The February 2018 selection is the Peabody Award-winning 2001 movie Boycott. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King and Ralph Abernathy were still in their twenties in 1955 at the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. HBO Films brings to life in a stylish and unconventional manner the story of how a single act of defiance by Rosa Parks united a community, ignited a movement and gave voice to a new leader.

Introducing the program and leading the discussion will be Freda Scott Giles, emerita professor of theatre and the Institute for African American Studies. Giles and her late husband Leroy Giles both appear in the movie.

Department(s): Miller Learning Center

Location: Miller Learning Center Room 250

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:30 pm– 9:00 pm

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February 8, 2018

Celebrating Black Women

The event will consist of presentation, activities, and discussion around the significant gains and improvements to society made by Black women.

Department(s) Multicultural Services and Programs

Location: Memorial Hall - Adinkra Hall

Date/Time: February 15, 2018 5:00pm

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February 5, 2018

Morton Theatre: Get On Up Movie

Music is at the center of the 2nd Annual Black History Month Film Festival, presented by the Morton Theatre Corporation. Dr. Lesley Feracho from the University of Georgia will introduce extraordinary world music videos that show the diversity of the African diaspora.

Our feature film will bring us closer to home. “Get On Up” tells the story of the Godfather of Soul, Georgia’s own James Brown. Chadwick Boseman gives a stellar performance as Brown, leading an all-star cast of Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelson Ellis, Jill Scott, Craig Robinson and Dan Aykroyd, directed by Tate Taylor. Many of James Brown’s greatest hits are incorporated into this moving drama. The film is rated PG-13.

The festival is free and all are welcome! On-street and deck parking are available for free on Sundays. Private lots may also be available for a fee.

For more information, call 706-613-3771 or email mortontheatrecorporation@mortontheatre.com.

Department(s): Multicultural Services and Programs

Location: The Morton Theatre

Date/Time: February 11, 2018  6:00pm

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February 1, 2018

Safe Space

The Safe Space program at UGA is a three and a half hour training for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about gender and sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, and how they can provide support and work toward being an ally for the LGBT community. Upon completion of the training, participants may be issued a Safe Space sticker for their office space as a visible indicator to visitors that they are LGBT and trans affirming. (Registration Required)

Department(s): LGBT Resource Center

Location: The Intersection

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:00pm to 4:30pm

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November 29, 2017

Dialogues in Diversity Lunchtime Series

The Dialogues in Diversity Lunchtime Series provides an opportunity for UGA faculty and staff to engage in discussions related to diversity and inclusion. An informed, involved, and empowered faculty and staff is necessary for meaningful campus change. Through Dialogues in Diversity discussions, we commit to the value of unique perspectives, contexts, and needs in solving the grand challenges of diversity and inclusion, while developing community-responsive and culturally appropriate approaches to change efforts.

This Dialogue will focus on mental health disparities in underserved student populations and the risk and resilience factors that contribute to and protect against negative outcomes for student success.

Department(s): Office of Institutional Diversity

Location: Tate Student Center, Room 473

Date/Time: Friday, December 1 at 12:30 pm

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November 27, 2017

Native American Heritage Month: Film Screening

Come and view the screening of the film “More Than a Word”.

Department(s): Multicultural Programs and Services

Location: Tate Theater

Date/Time:Tuesday, November 28 at 5:30 pm

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November 22, 2017

Safe Space Session

The Safe Space program at UGA is a three and a half hour training for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about gender and sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, and how they can provide support and work toward being an ally for the LGBT community. Upon completion of the training, participants may be issued a Safe Space sticker for their office space as a visible indicator to visitors that they are queer and Trans affirming. (Registration Required)

Department(s): LGBT Resource Center

Location: The Intersection

Date/Time: Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:30am to 12:00pm

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November 13, 2017

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil and Celebration

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance that honors the memory of transgender individuals whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence throughout the year. Join staff of the LGBT Resource Center at this vigil to remember transgender lost lives this year and to celebrate those still with us. Food will be provided at this celebration.

Department(s): LGBT Resource Center

Location: The Intersection

Date/Time: Friday, November 17, 2017 11:00am to 1:00pm

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November 8, 2017

Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Awareness Training

Join students, staff, and faculty for this 2 hour conversation about transgender and gender non-conforming communities and allyship at the University of Georgia.

Department(s): LGBT Resource Center

Location: The Intersection

Date/Time: Monday, November 13, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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October 26, 2017

The Soapbox

The Soapbox is a monthly social justice speaker series that provides community for faculty, staff, and graduate students to share their research related to social justice, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, identity, and intersectionality with the UGA campus community.

Department: Multicultural Services and Programs

Location: Tate Student Center - The Intersection

Date/Time: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

 

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October 19, 2017

5th Biennial International Conference on Africa and Its Diaspora
(BICAID 2017) 

Presented by: The University of Georgia African Studies Institute
Dates: November 8-10, 2017 

Theme: “Voluntary or Forced: Migration and the Conceptualization of African Identities and Homeland(s).”

5th Annual BICAID 2017 - Professional Registration $150
5th Annual BICAID 2017 - Student Registration $75.00
5th Annual BICAID 2017 - Banquet Only $30.00

Registration Information: https://estore.uga.edu/C27063_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=214

Participants must register by 11/03/17 to attend the banquet

 

7th Women and Girls in Georgia Conference

Institute for Women’s Studies

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:00am

Athens, Georgia; Miller Learning Center UGA Campus

This year's theme is Justice and Resistance.  Visit http://wagg.uga.edu for more information and registration

Academics/Professionals - $45

Non-Academics/Community Members/UGA Staff - $25

Students (College & High School) - $10

Pre-Registration ends 10/26/17 After October 26, registration will be $90 for all and can only be accepted via check (no credit cards or cash).

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October 12, 2017

LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance that is specific to the United States and the United Kingdom of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.  In the United States, it is celebrated in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11.  Visit UGA’s The LGBT Resource Center website to see a schedule of LGBT history events and community building on campus for this year’s celebration.  https://lgbtcenter.uga.edu/content_page/lgbt-history-month

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October 11, 2017

Katherine Wilson, Libraries’ Facilities Coordinator with the Miller Learning Center, has completed the UGA Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. Katherine was 1 of 70 graduates who voluntarily completed six courses covering a variety of diversity-related areas. Katherine received her certificate during the annual campus-wide event, Embracing Diversity, which recognizes graduates of the Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion Program as well as student recipients of the Diversity and Black Alumni Scholarships.

Congratulations, Katherine!

More information about the event: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/embracing-diversity-event-17/

More information about the program: http://diversity.uga.edu/index.php/programs

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Chow and Chat

Chow and Chat is a monthly lunch discussion, on the third Thursday of every month, that intends to encourage dialogue among the UGA community about significant issues affecting students, staff, and faculty of UGA, with an emphasis on issues impacting people of color. This program is open to the whole UGA community, and we invite anyone who wishes to have a dialogue on the monthly discussion topics to attend. We hope this program will allow participants to also make meaning of the significant issues discussed, promote intercultural competence and create the capacity for participants to have meaningful dialogues in their lives.

Department: Multicultural Services and Programs 

Location: Tate Student Center - The Intersection

Date/Time: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 12:00-1:30pm