January 22-31, 2016

Each week Crossroads provides a list of upcoming opportunities to engage diversity at UA.

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If you are interested in having your event included,
please contact the UA Crossroads office at 348-6930.
Interracial Intimacies in Antebellum America:
An Evening with authors Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Trudier Harris,
Sharony Green, and Liza Ze-Winters

Tuesday, January 26
5:00 PM - 7:00 pm
Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center 
Free and open to the public

Black and white Southerners have “known” each other for centuries in ways not easily discussed. This conversation brings together four women scholars who have carefully addressed the subject of how these two groups have “intimately,” and not just sexually, encountered one another in complex ways before the Civil War and beyond.

Contact Info: Sharony Green, sagreen1@ua.edu

ON-GOING AND UPCOMING EVENTS AT UA
African-American Foodways: At the Heart of Southern Cooking
January 20 - February 3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2nd Floor Lobby W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library

W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library is hosting an exhibit featuring our African-American cookbook collections, shedding light on an important but often critically unexplored facet of American foodways, one integral to our Southern food culture.

Comprising some 500 volumes, the David Walker Lupton Collection documents everything from the industry’s origin in the 1800s to the celebrity cookbook craze of the 2000s. It is especially strong in cookbooks that look back to Africa, celebrate the concept of “soul food,” or originate within local community groups.

Contact Info: Kate Matheny, kgmatheny@ua.edu, 205-348-0506

International Spouse Group

The International Spouse Group (ISG) meets every Tuesday throughout the Spring 2016 semester from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Global Cafe meeting space at the Center for Community Based Partnerships at 900 Anna Avenue. The ISG is specifically designed to provide interaction and support for the spouses of international scholars, students, faculty, and staff, as well as American spouses who are interested in making international friendships.

Babysitting services are available for those spouses who wish to bring their children, and parking is readily available at the site. For any questions or general interest, please visit the ISG page at http://is.ua.edu/programs-activities/international-spouse-group/ or contact Ozgur Ozlem Dogru at oodogru@crimson.ua.edu or Capstone International Services: international@ua.edu205-348-5402.

International Coffee Hour

Capstone International Coffee Hour is held on Fridays during fall and spring semesters from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Room 121 B.B. Comer Hall. Come and enjoy free coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation with our friends from around the world. All international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. 

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


Alabama Students Without Borders Presents: Chats with Coffee, Spanish Conversation
Hour
Every Friday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Ferguson Center Startbucks. Drop in for an hour, enjoy a cup of coffee, and practice your Spanish.

The table will be marked with a Latin American Flag. 
Discover Diversity at UA Crossroads

The Crossroads Community Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads provides leadership in cultural programming and intercultural education by:
  • building relationships across campus cultures through innovative programs and dialogue initiatives
  • engaging students, faculty, and staff in collaborative cultural programming
  • serving as a resource for organizations addressing intercultural issues on campus and in the broader community

  • conducting engaged scholarship through creative activity designed to increase knowledge for today's global society