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.

Why Nott? Confronting a Campus Building's Legacy of White Supremacy
Tuesday, September 6
6:30 pm
Gorgas 205

A panel of experts will discuss the significance of the name of Nott Hall, home of the Honors College, Rural Health Program, and Microbiology labs. Josiah C. Nott (1804-1873), namesake of the building, was an accomplished medical doctor from Mobile who published academic works lending scientific support to the philosophy of white supremacy. The panel will explore Nott's history and legacy, the significance of public symbols, and whether it is appropriate for Nott's name to reside on a campus building.

Sponsored by: the Honors College Assembly with support from the Southern Poverty Law Center On Campus. Contact Jeff Rogers, VP of SPLC On Campus, for more details at jgrogers1@crimson.ua.edu

"Service to Man" Screening
Thursday, September 8
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Bama Theatre

Winner of the grand jury prize for best film at the 20th American Black Film Festival, Service to Man,tells the story of two outsiders from radically different backgrounds who struggle to find common purpose within the pressure cooker of Nashville’s all-black medical school in the 1960s. Director of UA’s acting programs, Seth Panitch, wrote the film and directed and produced it in conjunction with Aaron Greer. The film runs 92 minutes. 

Contact Info: Dominic Yeager, dmyeager@ua.edu

ONGOING AND UPCOMING EVENTS

International Spouse Group

Every Tuesday Throughout the Academic Year
9:30 - 11:30 am
105 B.B. Comer Hall

The International Spouse Group is specifically designed to bring together the spouses of international students, faculty, staff and scholars for activities and interaction.

This group is open to the wives or husbands of international students, faculty, staff, as well as American spouses who are interested in making international friendships. We provide support in adjustment and acculturation while living and learning in the U.S.

For any questions or general interest, please visit the ISG page at http://is.ua.edu/programs-activities/international-spouse-group/

Contact Info: International Services, international@ua.edu, 205-348-5402

Coffee Hour
Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, September 14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Crimson Promenade

UA’s Education Abroad office will be hosting the Fall Study Abroad Fair at the Crimson Promenade outside B.B. Comer Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come explore the options you have to study abroad during your time at UA. Education Abroad staff, UA faculty and representatives from UA affiliate providers will be on hand to meet with students and find a program that works for you. 

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Passport Caravan

Apply for a Passport!

Would you like a new or renewed U.S. passport, for free? Join Education Abroad and CIEE for the Passport Caravan. Passport Caravan can serve as a catalyst to start planning your international endeavors! We hope to expand and diversify the population of students who have the opportunity to study abroad. Preference will be given to students who do not currently have a valid U.S. passport. Please note: All U.S. State Department eligibility requirements and procedures apply.

Learn more and apply here by September 20!

#blackgirls4change: Hobson City 9 Exhibit

Free and open to the public

A total of 29 images taken by young African American girls from Hobson City will be on display at The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa from Wednesday, August 24, through Friday, September 30.

The Hobson City 9 is adapted from the famed Little Rock Nine students who enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957, when public school segregation ended. The Little Rock Nine were denied entry by segregationists, but they later entered with the National Guard’s assistance. Inspired by their perseverance, The Hobson City 9 created this exhibit to represent how a handful of people can change society, and that change begins with engagement on a local or community level.

Remembering Four Little Girls
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open Tuesday through Saturday
through September 24
Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum
Free Admission

We are incredibly honored and excited to announce the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum will host Remembering 4 Little Girls: A Gallery of Creative Expression from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

The exhibition is composed of winning entries in a nationwide high school creative expression contest based on Spike Lee’s Oscar (R) nominated documentary about the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, church bombing that took the lives of four young girls.

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