November 9-15, 2015

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.
Education Abroad Fair-Programs offered by  the
College of Arts & Sciences

Monday, November 9
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Woods Quad Woods Hall

This event provides an opportunity to learn about education abroad programs and the process for signing up.  Meet with faculty who are leading education abroad programs as well as staff who can assist you with registration, scholarship applications and course credit options.  Programs sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences will be featured but the fair is open to any UA student.

Representatives from Capstone International, College of Arts & Sciences Student Services as well as faculty who lead education abroad programs will be available at this event.

Contact Info: Pamela Derrick,, 205-348-2099

Apache 8 Film Screening

Tuesday, November 10
6:30 - 8:30 pm
125 ten Hoor Hall

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Women and Gender Resource Center will host a film screening of Apache 8. This film tells the incredible story of an all-woman wildland firefighting squad from the White Mountain Apache Tribe who have been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the U.S. for 30 years. 

Contact Info: Paige Miller, or (205) 348-5040

Brown Bag: Choosing and Developing Leaders in the
Chinese Educational System

Wednesday, November 11
12:00 - 1:00 pm
327 Graves Hall

Education Policy Center Brown Bag. Our speaker is DR. Xuejen Chen from the Nanking Normal University in China.

Contact Info: Wayne Urban,

Voting Rights Acts
Wednesday, November 11
6:00 pm
30 ten Hoor

After Montgomery announced the controversial closure of 31 DMV offices across the state of Alabama, many people have been quick to decry the move as a form of race-based voter suppression. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Campus has invited an expert panel to address the relationship between the DMV closures and voter suppression, after a short documentary screening detailing the struggle for the Voting Rights Act.

The Facebook event can be found here. If you have any questions, feel free to email the SPLC UA President, Dwyer Freeman, at

LACLS Film Series
El Secreto de sus Ojos

Wednesday, November 11
6:30 - 8:30 pm
125 ten Hoor Hall

This the third film in the Latin American, Carribbean, and Latino Film Series.

Description of El Secreto de sus Ojos – A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior – both of which still haunt him decades later. Set against the turbulent years of the beginning of the Dirty War in Argentina, the movie explores memory, and how the future and the past are alive in the present.

Contact Info: Teresa Cribelli,, (205) 348-7100

Sonic Frontiers presents Tetuzi Akiyama, Bryan Eubanks, Jason Kahn, and Toshimaru Nakamura
Wednesday, November 11
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Recital Hall Moody Music Building

Sonic Frontiers is pleased to present the improvising quartet of Tetuzi Akiyama, Bryan Eubanks, Jason Kahn and Toshimaru Nakamura performing together for the first time as part of a 16-date U.S. tour.

Together, these musicians will fuse free improvisation, noise, experimental electronics and the uncategorizable in a fresh and vibrant approach to group playing and spontaneous music creation.

Contact Info: Holland Hopson,, 205-348-1282

Momentum: Women's Dissertation and Thesis Support Group

Thursday, November 12
4:00 - 5:00 pm
2000 South Lawn Office Building

Momentum: Women’s Dissertation and Thesis Support group is a weekly informational and supportive group to answer questions and provide feedback during this challenging process. Group members increase skills, decrease a sense of isolation, and hold each other accountable for establishing and accomplishing goals. Space is limited. The group is offered year-round.  Contact Paige Miller at or (205) 348-5040 for more information.

Contact Info: Paige Miller,, 2053485040

Exploring American Masculinity: A Trip to Horseshoe Bend
Saturday, November 14
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horseshoe Bend National Park

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join us for a trip to Horseshoe Bend National Military Park which is the site that commemorates the 1814 battled between Col. Andrew Jackson and the Creek Indian Nation.  Dr. Jason Black, Dept. of Communication Studies, will lead a tour of the park and highlight the ways that battles like this have shaped our ideas of American masculinity.  The trip is free, but space is limited.

Contact Info: Paige Miller,  348-5040 for registration information.

Turkish Night
Saturday, November 14
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Northport Civic Center

Celebrate The Republic Day of Turkey

- Live Turkish music & traditional dance
- Raffles
- Turkish foods and dessert

Tickets (Space is limited)
Adults: $10
Students: $7
Kids 6 or under: free

Contact Info:
Ali Dogru,,
Ozlem Dogru,

CHAMPioning Family Success: The UA Way, The United Way

The 2015 United Way campaign for The University of Alabama is underway, using the theme of “CHAMPioning Family Success: the UA Way, the United Way.” The theme attempts to capture the caring nature of both the UA campus and the West Alabama United Way agencies. This year’s goal is $345,000. The School of Social Work is the host division for the campaign.

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 or contact Ozgur Ozlem Dogru at 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,, 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. 
Bilingual Homework Help, presented by Alabama Students without Borders and the Tuscaloosa Public Library
November, 7, 14, 21
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.
Every Woman Book Club
Thursday, November 19
12:00 pm

Participants must RSVP to the WGRC at (205) 348-5040 or

The EveryWoman Book Club will meet to discuss Last Standing Woman by Winona LaDuke in honor of Native American Heritage Month.  This group is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students.

EXHIBITION: "Entrelazado" Woodcuts by Cuban Artist Aliosky Garcia
November 3 - 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sella-Granata Art Gallery, 109 Woods Hall Woods Hall

The series of woodcuts to be shown explores the varied nature of human existence and emotion. Figures are isolated against stark, black backgrounds with elements that suggest both built and natural environments. 

Aliosky Garcia is a professor at Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Universidad de las Artes, in Havana, where he directs the printmaking studies program. Founded in 1976, ISA is the center for advanced studies in the fields of dance, visual arts, theatre, media arts and music in Cuba.

For more information, please contact Professor Sarah Marshall:

Image Credit: Aliosky Garcia Sosa, “Solo tengo lo que soy,” 2013, xilografia (woodcut), 60 X 80 cm
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