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 -
Monday, March 20
  • International Study Break
    6:30 - 9:00 pm, 3rd floor Ferguson Student Center in the Crossroads/Source Space 

  • Blend Night
    7:00 pm, Gorgas 205

Tuesday, March 21

  • Tuesday T
    1:00 pm, Ferguson Student Center Great Hall
    Open Topic and Deaf Culture dialogue circles
    March 21-April 14 

  • Trivia Night
    6:30 - 9:00 pm, Ferguson Student Center Great Hall

  • Arabian Nights Photo Exhibit Reception
    7:00 pm, Ferguson TV Lounge, 2nd floor

Wednesday, March 22

  • Una Noche Film Screening
    6:00 pm, ten Hoor 106
  • Why Not Talk: What Have We Built? (panel with dialogue)
    6:00 pm, Ferguson Student Center Ballroom

Thursday, March 23

  • When Women Were Drummers
    4:00 - 5:30 pm, 204 Moody Music Building

  • Evenings at Global Café
    5:00 pm, Capitol Hall (Bryce Lawn)

  • Realizing the Dream: Distinguished Lecture Series
    7:00 pm, Embassy Suites Ballroom

Friday, March 24

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

  • Black Warrior Film Festival & Tide Talks Present: Screen to Stage
    7:00 pm, Ferguson Theater

Saturday, March 25

  • Holi, The Indian Festival of Colors
    12:00 - 3:00 pm, Transportation Museum
    (located on Queen City Avenue and Jack Warner Pkwy)
  • Black Warrior Film Festival
    3:00 pm March 24 - 9:00 pm March 25
    Ferguson Center
Blending Together, Not Blending In!
7:00 pm
Gorgas 205
Tuesday, March 21
1:00 pm
Ferguson Student Center Great Hall
A weekly opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to dialogue about important issues related to identity, current events, and campus.
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Black Warrior Film Festival & 
Tide Talks Present:
Screen to Stage
7:00 pm, Ferguson Theater

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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 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. 

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
Capitol 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 Capitol 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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