Engaged. Empowered. Educated.

Culture Connect Week is a series of programs and events that celebrate and connect various aspects of diversity on the University of Houston’s campus. This exciting and educational week consists of multicultural performances, guest speakers, multicultural student organization collaborations, and a dance to expand people’s views and understanding of what diversity is. Come learn something or meet someone new!

FEB 29 Mon

The Iron Butterfly: Memoir of a Martial Arts Master, Book Reading by Master Choon-Ok Jade Harmon - sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

12:00 – 1:00pm
Student Center South, Skyline Room (223)

Iron Buttery is the memoir of Master Harmon, the highest-ranking woman master in Kuk Sool Won, despite opposition from her family and society. Her story begins as a young girl trying to survive on Koje Do Island with her family after the Korean War and their journey to America.

Student Panel: Shattering Misconceptions & Stereotypes of Cougars with Disabilities - sponsored by Center for Students with Disabilities, Adaptive Athletics Department

4:00 – 5:00pm
Student Center South, Skyline (Room 223)

There are a number of myths and assumptions about individuals with disabilities. This panel of Coogs will shatter misconceptions of various disabilities by sharing their own personal stories and experiences.

MAR 1 Tue

Cougar Ally Training - sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center

12:45 – 4:00pm
Student Center South, Synergy Room (212)

This training provides a safe and open environment to talk about issues of sexual orientation and invites participants to be open to new ideas regarding LGBTQ people. Registration required: Contact Lorraine Schroeder.

My Favorite Lecture: Learning about the Deaf Community - Deaf is NOT Dumb! - sponsored by Center for Diversity and Inclusion

12:15 – 1:15pm
Student Center South, Skyline (Room 223)

Ms. Sharon Grigsby Hill from the American Sign Language and Interpreting Program will give an interactive presentation on the Deaf culture and community. Don’t be shy about any questions you may have on how to interact with this unique community!

Film Showing and Discussion: Suffragette - sponsored by Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Women and Gender Resource Center, and Student Program Board

6:00 – 8:30pm
Student Center South, Theater (Room 103/203)

In this galvanizing feminist drama, a working-class laundress (Carey Mulligan) in 19th century London becomes radicalized when she meets a brave cadre of women organizing to obtain the vote. A panel of students, faculty, and staff will follow to discuss how the women’s rights movement looked different across race and socioeconomic status as well as exploring how the fight for women’s rights looks different in current times.

MAR 2 Wed

DreamZone Ally Training - sponsored by Center for Diversity and Inclusion

12:00 – 1:30pm
Student Center South, Space City (Room 214)

This workshop will provide participants with relevant knowledge, skills and resources that will help them to better understand and support the needs of the UH undocumented student population.

Language Exchange - sponsored by Hispanic Studies, International Student & Scholar Services, Learning Abroad, Modern & Classical Languages, and Center for Diversity and Inclusion

2:00 – 4:00pm
Student Center South, Center for Diversity and Inclusion (Room B12)

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come together to practice speaking various languages and learn about different cultures. International refreshments will be provided for participants.

Student Panel: Cultures of Fraternity and Sorority Life - sponsored by Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life

5:00 – 6:00pm
Student Center South, Skyline (Room 223)

How much time does it take to be in a fraternity or sorority? What does it mean to be a sister, brother, or sibling? How do they choose a philanthropy? Here’s your chance to ask members of various ‘greek’ organizations questions about their experience!

Oxfam America Hunger Banquet - sponsored by Council of Ethnic Organizations

6:30 – 8:00pm
Student Center Ballroom

See hunger in a whole new way. Through food and discussions, we will explore the realities of global poverty. Get a taste of world hunger.

MAR 3 Thu

Conversation: What’s Your Houston Diversity-related Problem? - sponsored by Cynthia Woods Mitchel Center for the Arts

11:00am – 12:30pm
Student Center South, Downtown (Room 261)

Meet Ghana ThinkTank artists and discuss what it means to live in the country’s most diverse city. Participants are invited to speak openly about issues facing the campus community and the city at large. Lunch provided.

Yale L. Rosenburg Lecture featuring Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of NAACP - sponsored by UH Law Center

Krost Hall, University of Houston Law Center

Dean Leonard M. Baynes cordially invites you and a guest to the The Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture featuring Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Born Suspect: Tragedies of Racial Profiling. RSVP by March 1st online at at www.law.uh.edu/alumn/rsvp/.

Thursday Night Dance Fusion - sponsored by Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Cougar Swing Out, Cougar DanceSport

7:00 – 10:00pm
Student Center South, Houston Room

Join the Culture Connect Week celebration with Swing, Belly Dancing, and Salsa dance lessons all in the same place!

At 7:00pm, we will have 45 minutes dance lessons followed by a large dance social and the #IAMUH campaign photobooth. Pizza and beverages provided – Free t-shirts for dance lesson participants!

MAR 4 Fri

InfraRED: ComicCon

8:00 – 11:00pm
Student Center South

Wolverines and Stormtroopers and Hermoines, oh my! Over the last 40 years, the culture of Comic Cons have exploded. Join InfraRED and various student organizations checkout your favorite fandoms, meet new friends, and enjoy free food. Free showing of Ant-Man at 8:30pm! Visit www.uh.edu/infrared