Spring '17 - Campus Diversity Calendar

Saturday, January 21st

Gulf Coast's 30th Anniversary Party Featuring Danez Smith!

7:00pm, Lawndale Art Center

Gulf Coast (the nationally known literary magazine partnered with UH) GC is having a 30th Anniversary event, featuring award-winning poet, Danez Smith, self-identified "Black, queer, poz writer & performer". Houston VIP Slammaster, Deborah "D.E.E.P." Mouton will also be performing, as well as Houston's Youth Poet Laureate, Fareena Arefeen. It's going to be an amazing event, and we hope to see you there!


Tuesday, February 7th

Second Annual African American Read-In

11:00am – 1:00pm
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion, MD Anderson Library

Sponsored by UH Libraries, UH Center for Diversity and Inclusion, UH African American Studies Program, UH Department of English

UH faculty, staff and students are invited to read their favorite poems, passages of fiction or nonfiction, lyrics, plays, or speeches written by African Americans aloud to an audience in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion at the MD Anderson Library. Guests, classes, and organizations are encouraged to attend. Sign up to be a reader.

GET IN THE WAY: The Journey of John Lewis Documentary Screening

Featuring Guest Speaker: Filmmaker Kathleen Dowdey

6:30pm
Student Center South Theatre

African American Studies and Co-Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Sandra Bland Birthday Celebration

1:00 – 2:00pm
Student Center South, top of Legacy Steps

This will be a small service to celebrate the birthday and life of Sandra Bland and others who have lost their lives too soon due to police brutality. We would like to provide a running slide show of pictures of these individuals and information about their lives. As well as light treats.

National PanHellenic Council & Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life


GET IN THE WAY: The Journey of John Lewis - Featuring Guest Speaker: Filmmaker Kathleen Dowdey

6:30pm
Student Center South, Theater

The firs t documentary film biography about Congressman John Lewis , the civil rights hero and respected legis la tor whose unwavering fight for jus tice spans the pas t fifty years . Inspired by his commitment and legacy, Ge t in the Way is especia lly potent today. It captures both Lewis? hard-won achievements and inevitable disappointments as he defends the rights of a ll people through policy and action.


Wednesday, February 8th

WGSS Spring Open House

11:30am – 1:00pm
WGSS Suite, Agnes Arnold Hall, Room 624

Join WGSS at the Open House—an opportunity for interested students, faculty, staff and community members to meet one another and to learn more about our new courses, program and upcoming public events.

Black Faculty/ Staff and Student Mixer

5:30 – 7:00pm
Kiva Room Farish Hall

The Black Faculty/Staff and Student mixer is an event to help familiarize Black Faculty/ Staff with Black students on the University of Houston campus. Black Student Union


Monday, February 13th

African Rhythms Documentary Screening

6:30pm
Student Center South Theatre

Documentary about the first World Festival of Negro Arts held in Dakar, Senegal in 1966, which showcased the work of black artists, musicians and writers to a global audience.

Featuring Guest Speaker: Bouna S. Ndiaye from Senegal

African American Studies and Co-Sponsored by Ankh Maat Wedjau Honor Society

Held in Dakar in 1966, the World Festival of Negro Arts was the first state-sponsored festival to showcase the work of black artists, musicians and writers to a global audience.

Organized by Senegal’s first president Léopold Sédar Senghor, one of the founding members of the cultural and political movement négritude, the World Festival of Negro Arts provided the first occasion for many black artists, musicians, writers, poets and actors to participate in a global examination of African culture.


Wednesday, February 15th

NPHC Black History Month Hump Day

11:00am – 1:00pm
Student Center Plaza Stage (Pending Approval)

BHM NPHC Hump Day - This is a social gathering to celebrate Black History Month. This will be hosted by the entire NPHC community, including Sororities and Fraternities. We will be honoring those who have made monumental moves within African American history. National Pan Hellenic Council & Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life


Thursday, February 16th

African American Studies Presents: The Wilmington Ten. Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

11:30am, Book Author and Signing
Agnes Arnold Hall Room 210

Dr. Kenneth Janken is professor of African American and Diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of the UNC Center for the Study of the American South.

In February 1971, racial tension surrounding school desegregation in Wilmington, North Carolina, culminated in four days of violence and skirmishes between white vigilantes and black residents. Ten young persons were convicted of arson and conspiracy and then sentenced to a total of 282 years in prison. They became known internationally as the Wilmington Ten. Dr. Kenneth Janken narrates the dramatic story of the Ten, connecting their story to a larger arc of Black Power and the transformation of post-Civil Rights era political organizing.

African American Studies

Power to Heal: Women in Healthcare

2016-17 Theme for Living Archives: Women & Power

11:30am – 1:00pm
The Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series
Rockwell Pavilion, UH MD Anderson Library


Monday, February 20th

Political Power! - Spoken Word and Talent Show Competition

6:00 – 8:00pm
Student Center South, The Multipurpose Room 237

This is an empowering and artistic event that will highlight African Americans who have been involved in politics and helped to shape the political landscape throughout American History. UH students will present pieces of spoken word poetry and musical compositions in a talent show competition. Participants will be evaluated on creativity and artistic expression. The winners of the talent show will receive a Cash Prize! Refreshments will be served! The Urban Experience Program & University of Houston Black Alumni Association (UHBAA)

Girls in the Nose & Kegels for Hegel: An Evening of Queer Performances & Music

6:30pm
Student Center South Theater, Room 103

Co-sponsored by The Center for Diversity and Inclusion & The LGBTQ Resource Center

Oxfam Hunger Banquet Oxfam Hunger Banquet

5:30pm – 8:30pm
Student Center Ballroom

Come join us this February 20th for Houston’s first large scale Hunger Banquet. The purpose of this event is to bring to light the issue of global hunger and poverty. We will have an interactive wealth distribution simulation activity, complimentary dinner and t-shirts, and a chance to gain exposure and learn how to create lasting impacts. All donations received from this event will aid in raising money towards AshaVida and Nourish International's sustainable health and education initiatives. The Hunger Banquet strives to not only bring awareness to our community members, but to give them innovative and engaging opportunities to truly understand the prevalence of global wealth distribution first hand. Contact info@ashavida.org for more information.


Wednesday, February 22nd

Infusing Language Skills into the Job Search

11:00am – 12:00pm
University Career Services

Don't just think abroad. Think ahead.


Thursday, February 23rd

Sexualities Pedagogies Workshop: Best practices, strategies & new trends in sexuality/LGBTQ teaching

11:30am – 1:00pm
Rockwell Pavilion, UH MD Anderson Library


Monday, February 27th

Donuts and Dialogue; Black Activism: The 1960s vs 2016

7:00 – 8:00pm
CV1 N115

This event is a discussion on how activism has since changed since the 60s


Tuesday, February 28th

Sister Circle: Black Feminism

6:00 – 7:00pm
Student Center South, Midtown Room

Black women face unique obstacles because they are both woman and African American. The Sister Circle is a place for women of color to join together to freely express their options and thoughts on topics related to Black Feminism.

Women and Gender Resource Center


Sunday, March 5th

UH at AIDS Walk Houston

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Sam Houston Park, Downtown, 1000 Bagby Street, 77002

All students, faculty, alumni, and staff are invited to represent the Cougars by walking in the 3K AIDS Walk Houston and/or raising funds for the AIDS Foundation Houston and LGBTQ Resource Center! Whether you are fundraising, walking or both, register here under the Univ. of Houston LGBTQ Resource Center. 70% of all funds raised will stay on campus to go towards HIV/AIDS education and outreach!


Monday, March 6th

Power of One: Women in Leadership

2016-17 Theme for Living Archives: Women & Power; The Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series

11:30am – 1:00pm
Rockwell Pavilion, UH MD Anderson Library


Bisexuality / Pansexuality Discussion Group

5:00pm – 6:00pm
LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

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.


Film Screening: Hidden Figures

12:00pm
Student Center Theater

Sponsored by: The Women and Gender Resource Center, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Center for ADVANCING Faculty Success, and the Office of the Provost.


Tuesday, March 7th

Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Co-presented with the UH Libraries

2:00pm Leacture
3:00pm Training/Editing
Rockwell Pavilion, UH MD Anderson Library


A Conversation with Hidden Figures : Antja Chambers, Alma Tapia, Dr. Robert Satcher, and Vanessa Wyche

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Student Center South Theater

Sponsored by UH Libraries, UH Center for Diversity and Inclusion, UH African American Studies Program, UH Department of English

Join us for an intimate conversation with Houston's Hidden Figures. Symbolic to the Hidden Figures film, this event will feature a presentation and panel discussions.


Film Screening: Hidden Figures

7:00pm
Student Center Theater

Sponsored by: The Women and Gender Resource Center, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Center for ADVANCING Faculty Success, and the Office of the Provost.


Monday, March 20th

Transgender Discussion Group

5:15pm – 6:15pm
LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

The Transgender Discussion Group is for transgender (including non-binary) identified students and partners, or anyone questioning their gender identity. After attending the group, participants should feel more prepared and empowered to engage with the general community as an advocate for themselves.


Tuesday, March 21st

HIV+/AIDS Discussion Group

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Email jdgonzales@uh.edu for location

The HIV+/AIDS discussion group is for those with an HIV+ status to engage in conversation about resources, dating, discrimination and more as well as build community on campus.


Wednesday, March 22nd

Table Talk 2017: 20th Anniversary!

11:00am Reception
12:00-1:30pm Lunch
Hilton of the Americas

Co-chairs: Dr. Sippi Khurana, Terry Morales, Misti Pace-Krahl & Dr. Angela Shippy

PURCHASE TABLE/TICKETS - DONATE TO GRAB BAG


Tuesday, March 28th

Coming Out Discussion Group

5:00pm – 6:00pm
LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

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”.


Thursday, March 30th

The Mahogany Project

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Graduate College of Social Work Bldg., Room 102

The Mahogany Project is a collective of black queer individuals that serve to tell the stories of the black queer community covering an array of different societal issues, with a particular focus on building community in Texas.

Cosponsor: African American Studies


Friday, March 31st – Saturday, April 1st

UH CENTER FOR MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES SPRING CONFERENCE, Implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas Public Schools: THE POWER OF CULTURALLY RELEVANT PEDAGOGY

8:30am – 5:30pm, Rockwell Pavilion UH: MD Anderson Library
8:30am – 3:00pm, Auditorium 102 UH: Social Work Building

Mexican American studies is an interdisciplinary academic program of study that critically examines the historical and contemporary experiences of Mexican descent people and communities in the United States. The purpose of the conference is to demonstrate how implementing Mexican American studies (and ethnic studies in general) in public schools is a significant solution to school improvement strategies, including academic performance, attendance rates, graduation rates, and the self-esteem of students. The conference will present research on these findings, stimulate dicussion among the various stakeholders, and share models on how this is currently being implemented. For more information, please contact: Lcano@uh.edu.


Monday, April 3rd

Super Masculinities

11:30am – 1:00pm
How does the big game inform American masculinity?
Rockwell Pavilion, UH MD Anderson Library


Bisexuality / Pansexuality Discussion Group

5:00pm – 6:00pm;
LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

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.


Wednesday, April 5th

Infusing Language Skills into the Job Search

11:00am – 12:00pm
University Career Services

Don't just think abroad. Think ahead.


Tuesday, April 11th

LGBTQ Art Group

5:00pm – 6:00pm
LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

Through art, participants will explore various aspects of their LGBTQ identity and experiences.


Tuesday, April 18th

HIV+/AIDS Discussion Group

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Email jdgonzales@uh.edu for location

The HIV+/AIDS discussion group is for those with an HIV+ status to engage in conversation about resources, dating, discrimination and more as well as build community on campus.


SPB & SAGA Squad Present: Moonlight

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Student Center South, Theater Room

A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. This film won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Picture in 2017.


Monday, April 24th

Who Needs Kids: Motherhood & Economic Power

2016-17 Theme for Living Archives: Women & Power
The Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series

Monday, April 24th
11:30am – 1:00pm
Rockwell Pavilion, UH MD Anderson Library


Tuesday, April 25th

Coming Out Discussion Group

5:00pm – 6:00pm
LGBTQ Resource Center Student Center North Rm. 201

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”.


Friday, April 28th

$tart $mart: Salary-Negotiation Workshop

Co-Presented by UH Women and Gender Resource Center

TIME: TBA
For female UH students
Student Center South, Room TBA


Lavender Graduation & Alumni Reception

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Bayou City Room 219

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on campus to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. All faculty, students, alumni, staff, family and friends are invited to attend and celebrate. The LGBTQ Alumni Association will be hosting the reception immediately following the ceremony. Graduate registration deadline is April 10th: https://uh.collegiatelink.net/form/start/117681.

Hosted by: LGBTQ Resource Center & LGBTQ Alumni Association


Saturday, April 29th

Amplify Your Voice: Beyond the First 100 Days

9:00am – 2:00pm
UH Graduate College of Social Work, 1st Floor

Join us for an analysis of the new Presidential administration policies, discussions on immigrant/refugee rights, healthcare, human & civil rights, environmental protection, economic justice, advocacy skill building workshop and an advocacy fair. Lunch is included!


Wednesday, May 3rd

Fast Friends: Speed-Networking Social

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Connect & exchange ideas with dynamic women from across Houston
Address with RSVP

Wednesday, May 10th

Speaking of Social Justice, Maconda Brown O’Connor Distinguished Lecture

6:00pm – 8:00pm
University of Houston, UC Theater

Featuring Matthew Desmond, Pulitzker Prize recipient and Author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City