October 19-25, 2015

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

Spread the word!

If you are interested in having your event included,
please contact the UA Crossroads office at 348-6930.

Diversity of Culture, Language and the Future of Our World: Focus on the Turkic Speaking Countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus
Monday, October 19
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Scholars' Station, Rodgers Library

Come learn about the linguistic and oral literary traditions of Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan. 

Sponsored by The Critical Languages Center, University Libraries, and Capstone International Services

Reception for photography exhibit,  Family Matters: LGBTQ Youth Perspectives with Photographs by Carolyn Sherer
Tuesday, October 20
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Ferguson Center Art Gallery

The exhibition features 12 portraits of self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) youth with accompanying narratives about their perceptions of family acceptance. It premiered at the Civil Rights Institute in the Spring of 2014 and a portion of the exhibition was displayed at Art Basel in Miami, the world’s premier international art show for modern and contemporary works.

Contact Info: Kirk Walter, kdwalter@sa.ua.edu, 205-348-5036

National Association for Hispanic Journalists
Interest Meeting

Wednesday, October 21
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Phifer Hall Room 29

Join University of Alabama students organizing the first NAHJ chapter in the Southeastern Conference. You don’t have to be a journalist or Hispanic/Latino to be a member of this organization. Come find out more about this group focused on bringing attention to the way Hispanics/Latinos are portrayed in the media, increasing the number of Hispanics in the nation’s newsroom, and developing a stronger voice for Hispanic and Latino students here at the University of Alabama. 

Refreshments will be served.

Contact info: George Daniels, gdaniels@ua.edu, 205-348-8618

Beat Auburn Beat Bingo

Wednesday, October 21
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
131 Lloyd Hall

Bingo! Join Univeristy Programs for Bingo night and help support Beat Auburn Beat Hunger and the West Alabama Food Bank! Entry is 1 canned good for 1 Bingo card. The more canned goods you bring, the more chances you have to win! Register for free at upua.tix.com!

Contact Info: LaToya Scott, universityprograms@sa.ua.edu, 205-348-7525

State of the (Queer) Union

Wednesday, October 21
6:00 - 7:30 pm
3 104 Ferguson Student Center

The purpose of the State of the (Queer) Union event will be to address, analyze, and critically interrogate some of the major issues facing queer communities in the United States. Brandon Hooks will speak and then we will hold a discussion that will dissect queer topics ranging from policy making to intensifying social pressures. In recognition and celebration of LGBTQ+ history month, the UA Feminist Caucus is proud to present the State of the (Queer) Union.

Contact Info: uafeministcaucus@gmail.com

Fulbright Scholar Workshop

Friday, October 23
1:30 - 3:00 pm
1012 Capstone College of Nursing Building

Fulbright Ambassador John Allegrante will offer a workshop on his experience as a Fulbright Scholar to Iceland during 2007. Dr. Allegrante is presently a professor of health education at Teachers College, Columbia University. This presentation will be of particular interest to faculty or administrators wishing to expand their research and professional linkages.  At the end of his presentation there will be time for questions from the audience. 

The Fulbright Scholar Program provides approximately 800 grants in more than 125 countries to support teaching and research in a wide variety of disciplines. 

Contact Info: Derrick Flowers, daflowers@ches.ua.edu, (205) 348-9087

Bilingual Homework Help, presented by Alabama Students without Borders and the Tuscaloosa Public Library
Saturday, October 24
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuscaloosa Public Library

Get more knowledge with a student from The University of Alabama!

Students Without Borders offers help with homework in Spanish or English. If you don't have homework, you can still come practice your English speaking skills and reading.
International Spouse Group

The International Spouse Group (ISG) meets every Tuesday throughout the Fall 2015 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
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. 
Teaching and Learning Across Difference:
A Mini Symposium

Wednesday, November 4
9:30 - 11:00 am
3 104 Ferguson Student Center

Mark your calendars NOW for a very special event focusing on the way we incorporate diversity in the classroom. See presentations from a dozen faculty both in the College of Communication and Information Sciences and in other University departments. The mini-symposium is one of the events celebrating the College's winning the Equity and Diversity Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Contact info: George Daniels,  gdaniels@ua.edu, 205-348-8618

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