Campus Diversity Calendar

If you have a program that engages, empowers, and/or educates the campus from a diversity and inclusion lens please email them to uhcdi@central.uh.edu to be included on the website.


September

Thursday, September 14

Event/Program Name: "Know your Rights"

7:00pm – 9:00pm
AH A. Arnold Room 12

Informational night were there will be lawyers speaking about knowing your rights in a detainment over all. There will be professionals answering questions about immigration policies. Sponsored By: Alpha Psi Lambda National Fraternity Inc. and United We Dream

Thursday, Septmeber 21st

The Black Student Union presents Student/Faculty Mixer

6:00pm – 8:00pm
SEC 204 KIVA Room
Business Casual Attire

Tuesday, September 26

Migration, Social Hierarchies, & Belonging: Linking the Dominican Republic and Switzerland

11:30am – 1:00pm

Dr. Ana S.Q. Liberato
University of Kentucky

Lunch with RSVP to
wgss@uh.edu or 713-743-3214

University of Houston
Student Center South
Space City Room | Room 214

Ana S.Q. Liberato is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky. She was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, where she earned a B.S. in Statistics from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo before heading to the University of Florida to earn an M.A. in Latin American Studies and Ph.D. in Sociology in 2001 and 2005 respectively. Her work has been published in the Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of World Development, Social Indicators Research, Journal of African American Studies, among others.

Dr. Liberato is the author of the book Joaquin Balaguer, Memory, and Diaspora: The Lasting Political Legacies of an American Protégé, published by Lexington Books in 2013. It is the first serious English-language monograph on Balaguer. She is currently working on two book projects, one about Dominican migration to Switzerland and Spain and the other about the gender politics of the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic.

This lecture is presented by the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program in collaboration with the UH Department of Comparative Cultural Studies & the Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Organization.

Wednesday, 27th September

Cultural Taste of Houston

11:00am – 3:00pm
Lynn Eusan Park

Welcome everyone to the first ever Cultural Taste of Houston! The Coucil for Cultural Activites is hosting 17 different cultural restaurants from around Houston representing many countries from around the world such as China, India, Colombia, Jamaica, Pakistan, Nigeria, Cuba, Venezuela, America, and others. While you get to enjoy different sample tasting from our restaurants, you will have to chance to experience live music including a steel band and Mariachi's! Plus, we will have pop-up shops for you all to get little trinkets to start off your new year. Please do come out and support our first celebration of Culture and Diversity and experience just how beautiful those things are from around the world is right here at our University of Houston!


October

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

The Resilient Soul 2.0: Welcoming Our Refugee Neighbors

A Welcoming Cities Program for the Houston Community

Co-presented by the Houston Refugee Women's Collaborative & UH Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

9:00am - 2:00pm
Rockwell Pavilion, UH MD Anderson Library

  • 8AM-9AM Registration
  • 9AM-10AM How Refugee Resettlement Works in Houston
  • 10:15AM -11:15AM Refugee Stories
  • 11:30AM-12:30 Keynote Talk: US Refugee Policy, Anne Richard, former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees & Migration (2012-2017)
  • 12:30PM-2:00PM Lunch and Conversation

PARKING: Welcome Center garage at Entrance 1, cross street to Library
RSVP: wgss@uh.edu OR 713-743-3214

Asexual Discussion Group

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Student Center North, Room 201 (LGBTQ Resource Center)

The Asexual discussion group helps students explore what it means to be asexual. Together, we will support each other in our internal struggle of sexuality in queer and straight spaces. Sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center.

Out in Drag

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Student Center South – Houston Room

This is a nonprofit event dedicated to the education and support of Drag artist. Sponsored by SMART Cougars, UH Graduate College of Social Work, Avenue 360 Health & Wellness

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

#IAMUH Speaks: The Immigrant Experience

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Student Center South, Space City Room
Food Provided

Stories are powerful. #IAMUH Speaks is an opportunity for the UH community to connect through personal narratives. In support of National Immigrant Day the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Urban Experience Program will host #IAMUH Speaks: The Immigrant Experience. This event will feature a panel of students, faculty and staff sharing their personal stories and lived experiences. Join us in celebrating National Immigrant Day!

A Campus Conversation: Healing, Understanding and Support

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Student Center South, Multipurpose Room

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Coog Fiesta

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Student Center South – Astrodome Room

Attendees will be exposed to different Hispanic cultures by having popular games from different Hispanic countries (loteria, basta, etc). Food, drinks and prizes will be provided. Sponsored by: The Urban Experience Program and The Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Bi/Pansexual Discussion Group

5:00pm – 6:30pm
Student Center North, Room 201 (LGBTQ Resource Center)

The Bisexual/Pansexual discussion group helps students explore what it means to be attracted to multiple genders. Together, we will support each other in our internal struggle of sexuality or biphobia in queer and straight spaces. Sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Transgender Discussion Group

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Student Center North, Room 201 (LGBTQ Resource Center)

The Trans Discussion Group is for binary and non-binary transgender identified students and partners, or anyone questioning their gender identity. Sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center.

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Pride Portraits

11:00am – 3:00pm
Student Center South, Food Court

For National Coming Out Day, LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies alike are invited to increase visibility & awareness of the queer community. Stop by the Student Center South food courts to have your portrait taken for free and share your story! Sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center.

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Gender Infinity Conference

8:00am – 5:30pm
Student Centers

The Gender Infinity Conference is an affirming space for families, learners, advocates, and providers to advance relationships, knowledge, and resources that empower gender diverse individuals. Gender Infinity, promote justice, equity, and hope in the celebration of infinite gender possibilities through workshops and discussions. Registration required. Co-sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center.

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Gender Infinity Conference

8:00am – 5:30pm
Student Centers

The Gender Infinity Conference is an affirming space for families, learners, advocates, and providers to advance relationships, knowledge, and resources that empower gender diverse individuals. Gender Infinity, promote justice, equity, and hope in the celebration of infinite gender possibilities through workshops and discussions. Registration required. Co-sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center.

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Coming Out Discussion Group

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Student Center North, Room 201 (LGBTQ Resource Center)

Coming out can be a lifelong experience that is different for everyone. There is no standardized format that determines one’s coming our process. This discussion group will explore the different dynamics of coming out and what it means to be “authentically you”. Sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Do I Disclose? Navigating the ADA in Employment

3:00 – 4:30pm
Center for Diversity & Inclusion, Student Center South, B12

Join us for an interactive discussion on: Applying your Abilities in the job search, when and how to disclose in a work setting, reasonable accomodations & your rights

Coming Out Monologues

Doors open at 6:00pm
Student Center South, Theater

The Coming Out Monologues are performed each fall and gives LGBTQ students the opportunity to share their own stories and experiences. Some stories are sad and some funny, but all empower people to embrace their identities. Sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center and GLOBAL.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

49th Annual Fiestas Patrias International Parade

10:00am – 12:00pm
Downtown Houston – Minute Maid Area

Fiestas Patrias celebrates the commemoration of independence of several countries -- among them, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and several other Central American countries. It is also a celebration of the great diversity of our City. It strives for people to reach across our fence to our neighbor, to know each other and become friends. This is what we have done for the past 48 years. Sponsored by: UH - Office of Governmental and Community Relations.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Gamma Rho Lambda Fundraiser

11:00am – 2:00pm
Student Center South, Table 3

The only multicultural, LGBTQIA+ sorority on campus will be hosting a fundraiser with pride swag and portion of the proceeds will benefit Montrose Grace Place and homeless LGBTQ youth. Sponsored by Gamma Rho Lambda.


November

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Opening Ceremony

11:30am – 1:00pm, Student Center Plaza Stage

International Education Week (IEW) Cuisine

Moody Towers Commons

Global Bingo

7:00pm, Cougar Village 1

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

25th Annual International Day

11:00am – 1:00pm, Health and Biomedical Sciences Building

Navarro Middle School Presentation

11:40am – 1:15pm

International Education Week (IEW) Cuisine

Moody Towers Commons

International Student/Employer Panel

2:30 – 4:00 pm, Melcher Hall, Room 160

International Tea Hour

4:00 – 5:00pm, Select Residence Halls

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

International Education Week (IEW) Cuisine

Moody Towers Commons

Learning Abroad 101

12:00pm – 1:00pm, Ezekiel W. Cullen, Suite 105

Language Exchange

12:30pm – 1:30pm, Agnes Arnold Hall, Room 216

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Game Changers: From Raised Fists to #TakeAKnee

11:30am – 1:00pm, Student Center South-Theater
RSVP

This conversation will feature game-changers: athletes who have incorporated activism into their personal brand and profession - including 1968 Olympian John Carlos and former Texans running back Arian Foster - and influential academics. Together, they will weigh in on social activism and how it intersects with sports, race, and media in today’s society.

International Education Week (IEW) Cuisine

Moody Towers Commons

Phi Beta Delta, International Scholars Reception

4:00 – 6:00pm, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion

Friday, November 17th, 2017

UH International Attire Day

IEW Thanksgiving Dinner

5:00 – 7:00pm, Student Center South-Houston Room 220