Fall 2016 Events

September

Cultural Conversations

Wednesday, September 7th
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion - Student Center South Suite B12

Connect with your community on a new level by talking about a variety of topics, including but not limited to race, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities, socio-economic status, stereotypes, disabilities, non-traditional students, gender, culture, and other aspects of diversity in a round table format. This is a great opportunity to make sure your voice and perspective is heard. Stay tuned for this semesters dates and conversation topics!

Get the Scoop on CDI

Thursday September 8th
2:00 – 4:00pm (commuter students) & 6:00 – 8:00pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion- Student Center South Suite B12

Kick off the fall semester by attending the Center's annual reception, the CDI Meet and Greet, where staff welcomes students, faculty, and staff to UH and to the Center. The program provides an opportunity to network and find out about the Center's events for the upcoming semester. There will be games, ice cream and plenty of activities to help you connect with somebody new.

Diversity Workshop: Intent V. Impact

Tuesday, September 13th
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Student Center South – Space City Room (Room 214)

This workshop provides participants with an awareness and understanding of the ways biased practices unconsciously and consciously communicate derogatory or hurtful messages to individuals. For example, have you ever asked someone, "Where are you from?" when trying to determine his or her race or ethnicity? Ultimately, this workshop provides ways to make sure the intentions behind our statements and actions match our impact towards others.

Diversity Workshop: Diversity 101

Thursday September 15th
Noon – 1:00pm
Student Center South - Space City Room (Room 214)

What does diversity even mean, and why does it matter? This workshop discusses the meaning of diversity and explores the multiple diversities that exist. Participants also identify the relevance of one’s own cultural identities and leave with an enhanced understanding of how to embrace diversity in order to work more effectively across differences.

Diversity Workshop: Inclusive Language

Wednesday, September 21st
Noon – 1:00pm
Student Center South – Space City Room (Room 214)

Increase your awareness of the power of language and how it impacts interactions with others. Participants leave empowered with new-found knowledge and skills that help them use their language as a tool to bring people together.

Diversity Training: DREAMzone

Thursday, September 22nd
Noon – 1:00pm
Student Center South – Downtown Room (Room 261)

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


October

LGBTQ Awareness

Tuesday, October 4th
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Student Center North – Synergy Room (Room 214)

This workshop seeks to increase awareness and build support for the LGBTQ community amongst University of Houston students, faculty and staff, while reducing instances of bullying, name-calling, and violence.

Good to Great: Using Inclusive Practices to help take your organization to the next level: Inclusive Leadership

Wednesday, October 5th
12:00 – 1:00pm
Student Center South – Bayou City Room (Room 219)

This workshop explores ways executive leaders can modify current practices within their organization to embrace the diversity on campus and within their organization to further develop their leadership style, how to run more effective meetings and lead their organization from good to GREAT!

Let’s Get SexED with Alison and Reid

Tuesday, October 11th
Student Center Theater

Diversity Workshop: Power and Privilege

Thursday, October 13th
Noon – 1:00pm
Student Center South – Downtown Room (Room 261)

This workshop explores dynamics of power and privilege, its effect on others and society, and ways we can change our behavior in becoming better allies to alleviate barriers.

Fall Speaker Series

Date: TBD

The Center hosts nationally recognized speakers who are dedicated to providing insight and knowledge on various topics that align with social justice issues. Stay tuned for the reveal of this year’s speaker.

Black Masculinity and Sports; Marc Anthony Neal

Thursday, October 27th
5:00 – 9:00pm
Student Center South Theater


November

Diversity Workshop: LGBTQ Awareness

Wednesday, November 2nd
12:30 – 1:30pm
Student Center South – Space City Room (Room 214)

This workshop seeks to increase awareness and build support for the LGBTQ community amongst University of Houston students, faculty and staff, while reducing instances of bullying, name-calling, and violence.

Good to Great: Integrating the diverse needs of the “people” side of your organization to increase event attendance and organizational effectiveness! : Event Promotion and Human Resource Management

Thursday, November 3rd
11:30am – 12:30pm
Student Center South - Skyline Room (Room 223)

This workshop explores ways executive student leaders can modify current marketing and recruitment practices to have higher attendance at their organization’s events and help people within their organization perform at their best to help take their organization from good to GREAT!

Diversity Workshop: Diversity 101

Tuesday, November 15th
Noon – 1:30pm
Student Center South Senate Chamber Room (Room 204)

What does diversity even mean, and why does it matter? This workshop discusses the meaning of diversity and explores the multiple diversities that exist. Participants also identify the relevance of one’s own cultural identities and leave with an enhanced understanding of how to embrace diversity in order to work more effectively across differences.

Language Exchange

Wednesday, November 16th
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Center for Diversity & Inclusion – Student Center South Suite B12

As a part of Culture Connect Week, students, faculty, and staff are invited to practice speaking other languages, learn about different cultures, and enjoy international food and beverages