Spring 2016 Events

MLK Commemorative Celebration

featuring Dr. Virgil A. Wood and Poet Se7en

Tuesday, January 26th
4:00pm
Student Center Theater

The MLK Commemorative Celebration is a program dedicated to honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will include inspiring words from Dr. Virgil A. Wood, civil rights activist, educator and church leader. Dr. Wood was a friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and marched/fought with him during the Civil Rights Movement. There will also be a performance about the importance of teachers and education by spoken word artist Se7en.

February

#IAMUH Campaign Kickoff

Tuesday, February 2nd and Thursday, February 4th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Student Center South

Celebrate the #IAMUH campaign kick-off with some cake, a selfie, and your story about how you embody the University of Houston.

Cultural Conversations: “Dating across Culture”

Tuesday, February 9th
11:45am – 1:00pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion, SC South B12

CDI Ambassadors will lead a discussion about how dating and relationships may look differently in different cultures. We will also explore various challenges or barriers interracial or intercultural couples may face.

What Does Diversity Mean in an Era of Color Blindness? Lecture co-hosted by Center for Mexican American Studies, Department of Sociology, and Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Tuesday, February 16th
4:00pm
Midtown Room 262, Student Center South

Dr. Embrick’s publications have centered largely on the issue of the impact of contemporary forms of racism on people of color. While most of his research is specific to inequalities in the business world, he has published on race and education, the impacts on school-welfare-and prisons on people of color, and issues of sex discrimination.

Microaggressions Webinar & Discussion

Thursday, February 18th
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Downtown Room 261, SC South

This webinar lead by diversity expert, Maura Cullen, will provide insight and suggestions for improving campus climate.

Dream Zone Ally Training

Thursday, February 25th
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Bayou City Room 219, SC South

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

March

Cultural Connect Week

Monday, February 29th through Friday, March 4th

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!

Power and Privilege Workshop

Wednesday, March 9th
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Heights Room 224, SC South

Dream Zone Ally Training

Wednesday, March 23rd
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Bayou City Room 219, SC South

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

Cultural Conversations: “Cultural Appreciation vs Cultural Appropriation”

Tuesday, April 5th
11:45am – 1:00pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion, SC South B12

CDI Ambassadors will lead a discussion about the different between cultural appropriation versus culture appreciation and how there can be a blurred line. From fashion and music to language and traditions, engage in dialogue on how appropriation can look here at UH and in the Houston community and raise awareness on campus about cultural sensitivity.

Diversity Institute

Friday, April 8th
TBD
Ballroom, SC South

The Diversity Institute is an annual campus wide event for students, faculty, and staff, developed to explore issues related to diversity and multiculturalism. The format and specific topics vary by year. The goals of the institute include increasing the visibility of CAPS services on campus, raising awareness around diversity, promoting inter-cultural contact, and increasing understanding of diversity. It is also an excellent opportunity for leadership and diversity training for students and the campus community.

Power and Privilege Workshop

Tuesday, April 19th
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Downtown Room 261, SC South

Dream Zone Ally Training

Wednesday, April 20th
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Space City Room 214, SC South

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

Good to Great Workshop

Thursday, April 21st
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Bayou City Room 219, SC South

This workshop explores ways the executive leaders can modify current practices within their organization to embrace the diversity on campus and take their organization from good to GREAT!

May

Alternative Study Spot

Center for Diversity and Inclusion, SC South B12

Join the staff in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion as we keep our doors opened after hours for some quiet study time! Come enjoy some snacks that will kick start your brain for some heavy studying!