Event Calendar

Monday, February 25th

For the Culture – Use Your Voice! A Cultural Conversation on the Power behind the Millennial Vote

5:00PM – 6:00PM | Student Center South, Center for Diversity and Inclusion RM B12

In this cultural conversation we will discuss the untapped potential of millennials and their contribution to recent elections. We will highlight recent millennials who are making waves through civil engagement. Join us for this riveting conversation as we expand our understanding of politics and the impact of voting!

Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Run the Yard Stroll Off

6:30PM – 8:00PM | Student Center South: Theater

Description: Join UH’s National Pan-Hellenic Council at our yard show/stroll off as we showcase the culture and history of the “Divine Nine” organizations at UH. Sponsored by UH’s National Pan-Hellenic Council and Co-Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion Sponsored by UH’s National Pan-Hellenic Council and Co-sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Tuesday, February 26th

Word 4 Word Spoken Word Showcase

Student Center South: Houston Room | 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Don’t miss out on a night of spoken word poetry featuring artist J Mase III and UH students as they bring awareness to various cultural identities and social justice issues. The first 75 attendees will receive a free Culture Connect Week Hat. Co-Sponsored by UH Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, College of Education, Creative Writing Program, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Wednesday, February 27th

International Mother Language Day

Enjoy performances highlighting different languages and cultures during International Mother Language Day. Participate in the diversity wall, meet and greet UH cultural RSO's, watch the international film 'Amelie', and experience an international food court and student performance showcase.

Sponsored by the International Mother Language Day Task Force

Let’s go, ‘n Vogue!

Student Center South: Bayou City | 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Do you dream of voguing?! Join Gamma Rho for an evening of voguing and drag performances. Immerse yourself in the history of ball culture and its relevance to the LGBTQ community.

Sponsored by UH Gamma Rho and Co-sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Thursday, February 28th

Cultural Market Place: Holidays and Traditions

11:30AM – 2:00PM | Student Center Plaza

Join CCA and student organizations in an exchange of cultural holidays and traditions from around the world. Come visit, purchase from, and vote for your favorite booths!

Sponsored by the Council for Cultural Activities

Diversity Panel: Race and Ethnicity Aboard

Student Center South: Heights Room | 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Are you interested in participating in a Learning Abroad program but not sure how your race and/or ethnicity will affect your time abroad? This panel, comprised of current UH students who have already been abroad, will create a space for students to share their stories and receive valuable feedback on navigating identity issues abroad. Relevant resources will also be shared by CDI and Learning Abroad.

Sponsored by Learning Abroad and Co-Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Dance Fusion – For the Culture: Carnival Edition

Student Center South: Houston Room | 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Have you ever wanted to experience Carnival – the cultural experience celebrated in over 50 countries? Join us at this year’s Dance Fusion: Carnival Edition for a night of cultural dance lessons, free food, and a dance social. The first 50 attendees will receive a free Culture Connect Week hat at the end of the night.

Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Friday, February 27th

EMPOWER Women’s Leadership Conference

10:00AM – 4:00PM | Student Center South

The Empower Conference will provide the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to build their leadership presence, understand gender-related leadership issues, and build a foundation for continued leadership development and success. Through this conference, attendees will explore topics such as women’s leadership, gender roles, and intersectionality.

Sponsored by the Women and Gender Resource Center and the Center for Student Involvement