Each week UA Crossroads provides a list of upcoming
opportunities to engage the rich diversity of identities and experiences at UA.

If you are interested in having an event included,  please contact the Crossroads office at 348-6930  or  email us at crossroads@ua.edu.

Happening this Week!
- see attached flyers below for more details -

Follow this link for:

NOTE: February 27 screening of Killer of Sheep has been rescheduled for 4:30-6:30 pm
March 6 Why Nott Talk culminating event is being rescheduled. New date TBA.
Monday, February 27
  • Hallowed Grounds Campus Tour, Slavery at the University
    11:00 am, Departs from Gorgas House

  • Killer of Sheep: Black Families and Poverty, 40 Years Later
    4:30 pm, Ferguson Student Center Theater

  • International Study Break
    6:30 - 9:00 pm, Lounge area in front of the Source and UA Crossroads
    (3rd floor Ferguson Student Center)
  • Let's Talk: Clarifying the Cultural Conundrum
    7:00 pm, Ferguson Student Center Great Hall
Tuesday, February 28
  • Tuesday T - 1:00 pm, Ferguson Student Center Great Hall

  • An Evening at Global Café
    5:00 pm refreshments, 5:30 pm program in Capitol Hall

Wednesday, March 1

  • Inclusive Campus Breakfast
    8:30 am, 3125 Ferguson Student Center, Anderson Room

  • LACLS film screening: "Flores de otro mundo"
    6:00 pm, 108 ten Hoor 

Thursday, March 2

  • Karaoke Night
    6:30 pm, 109 BB Comer

Friday, March 3

  • International Coffee Hour
    11:30 - 1:00 pm, 121 BB Comer

  • Establishing an African American Eden
    3:45 pm, Bryant Conference Center, Birmingham Room

Saturday, March 4

  • Serve Better Together
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Transportation provided to job site
Killer of Sheep
Monday, February 27
4:30 pm
Ferguson Student Center Theater

Charles Burnett's 1977 film about a Watts butcher and his family, released in the wake of the fictions of the 1964 Moynihan Report, offers us occasion to ponder what narratives we have been conditioned to believe about poor black families in urban centers. Fifty-three years after that report's release, and forty years after Killer of Sheep took the festival circuit by storm before fading into indie film lore, how might it challenge the rhetorics recent presidential administrations have deployed about those who are poor and black in our nation's cities? Members of the College of Arts and Sciences will lead a discussion after the screening.

Tuesday T
Tuesday, February 28
1:00 pm
Ferguson Student Center Great Hall

Tuesday T is a weekly opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to dialogue about important issues related to identity, current events, and campus.

This week's dialogue circles include:
       Why Nott Talk
       Interfaith Politics
       Open Topic Circle
Flores de otro mundo
Wednesday, March 1
6:00 pm, 108 ten Hoor

A group of Caribbean women arrive by bus to a small Spanish village that is overwhelmingly populated by men. In quirky and sometimes dramatic situations, they try to adapt to intercultural exchange and relationships.  What follows is a story of social integration and male/female relationships. 
Students will meet in the Ferguson Centerat 8:00 am for breakfast and registration. Transportation to the job site and lunch will also be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
Equal Justice Initiative
Marker Unveiling and Commemoration
Monday, March 6
4:45 pm
Marker Unveiling
2803 6th Street
(Across from Capitol Park
in front of Old Tuscaloosa Jail)

5:30 pm
First African Baptist Church
2621 Stillman Blvd.
Publicly Identified:
Coming Out Activists  in the  Queen City
Tuesday, March 7
5:30 pm
Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center

The exhibition was created by UA alumnus Josh Burford while at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where he is the assistant director for sexual and gender diversity. 

The lecture, "Picturing Queer Souths," is also free and open to the public and will be presented by visiting professor and alumnus Dr. John Howard of King's College at the University of London. The lecture will be followed by a reception and a book signing, during which visitors are welcome to visit an additional exhibit of the arts center, "Family Matters," which features photographs of queer youth from Alabama. 

For more information, call Karen Kennedy at the gallery at 345-3038 or 342-2060.
First Generation Students' Week

The Office of Student Involvement is currently in the process of developing the calendar of events for the 5th annual First Generation College Students’ Week (March 27th – March 31st).

If you are unfamiliar with this week of events, it is an opportunity to both celebrate the unique experiences and amazing accomplishments of our first generation students, as well as a chance to highlight some of the services we, as a University, offer that might assist these students in becoming the first member of their families to graduate from college. 

If your office, department, division, or college is interested in hosting an event during this week, please fill out this short event registration formExamples of some of the many successful events from prior years include: office tours, trainings, workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, and theme nights at sporting events.  Events submitted prior to Monday, March 20th will be included in all of our First Gen Week publicity materials.  We hope to have a master calendar of events available by Wednesday, March 22nd.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirk Walter in the Office of Student Involvement at kdwlater@ua.edu or (205) 348-5036.  Text Link

Promoting Health Equity:
Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety and Stereotype Threat

Thursday, March 30
4:30 - 8:00 pm

In keeping with the Rural Health Conference mission, the Institute for Rural Health Research is collaborating with facilitators from the renowned Perception Institute Group to offer a training session focused on race and gender cultural competency awareness and skill building.

This workshop will focus on strategies to empower health care providers and their communities, encourage supportive networks and promote resiliency in health care providers and their patients in these challenging times.

This event requires an additional fee to attend and is not included in the registration package for the rest of the 2017 Rural Health Conference. 

Addendum: Earlybird: Students $20, Others $40 (Before March 1, 2017)

After March 1: Students $25, Others $45

The Biggest Small-town They’ll Ever Call Home
Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in UA Classrooms” 

For: UA Faculty, Instructors and Graduate Teaching Assistants

How do we, as teachers, create a welcoming educational environment in diverse classrooms? The Inclusive Classrooms Workgroup, with generous support from the Office for Academic Affairs, is facilitating a series of four Spring 2017 teaching workshops on promoting diversity and inclusion in the classroom.

Register online through Skillport to attend one or all presentations by clicking this link Promoting Diversity and Inclusion to enroll in the presentation(s) of interest. You can also register for individual sessions by clicking the links below the workshops. Note:  Please help us manage seating, refreshments and the catering of meals by being timely with your registration. 

For questions on Skillport and registering, please see http://hr.ua.edu/learning-development/online-learning/skillport. For questions concerning login access in Skillport, please contact HR Learning & Development at 205-348-9700 or HRLearningandDevelopment@ua.edu.

 Coffee hour - Wednesday, March 8, 4-5 p.m., 205 Gorgas
“Notions of Identity in the Classroom”

Professor:  Dr. Utz McKnight 

Student panelists: Lizzie Emerson and Andrea Dobynes


Lunch - Friday, April 14, 12-1 p.m., 205 Gorgas
"The Other Side of the Lectern: Students on Diversity and Inclusion”
Professor:  Norm Baldwin
Student panelists: Katie Jane Childs and Vic Harris

UA Faculty are the target audience for these presentations.

Evenings at Global Café
Capital Hall, 413 Bryce Lawn Drive
Evenings at Global Café are opportunities to relax, visit, and meet leaders from campus and community organizations. Global Café provides a local welcome for world visitors, an international connection for American travelers, and a resource for conversation partners practicing language.

5:00 pm refreshments. 5:30 pm program.

For our semester schedule and directions to Capital Hall, please check our website  globalcafe.ua.edu

Contact Info:  beverly.hawk@ua.edu , or call 205-348-7392. 

Alabama Students Without Borders Presents:  Charlas con Cafe
Every Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00 pm  at the Ferguson Center Starbucks. Drop in for an hour, enjoy a cup of coffee, and practice your Spanish.

The table will be marked with a Latin American Flag.    
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