February 8 - 14, 2016

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.

For details on the African American History Month calendar of events,    go to the  Crossroads website.

Register to Vote!
Monday, February 8
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ferguson Center Plaza

Come fill out a voter registration form just in time for the February 12th registration deadline, and learn what will be on the ballot March 1st!

Out-of-state students can and are encouraged to register in the state of Alabama to take part in the democratic process.

Speakers include Kyle Campbell, President of Alabama College Democrats, Halle Lindsay, Executive Director of the Greek Programming Board, and Elliot Spillers, President of the Student Government Association.

Famous Firsts in African American History
Tabling Event

Wednesday, February 10
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ferguson Center Lobby

Members of the university community are invited to learn more about African American history, especially with respect to African American women's accomplishments.

Contact Info: Women and Gender Resource Center,  348-5040
Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, February 10
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
2nd Floor Ferguson Center 
Smart Start

Wednesday, February 10
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Lloyd Hall 133

The Deep South and its ‘Forgotten' Hispanic Heritage from Ponce de León to the Present Day

Friday, February 12
3:00 pm
ten Hoor 251

Tuscaloosa African Film Festival

Saturday, February 13
3:00 - 10:30 pm
Bama Theatre, Downtown Tuscaloosa
Film Screening of Pelo Malo

Wednesday, February 17
6:00 pm
ten Hoor 125
African American Heritage Month
Trivia Night

Thursday, February 18
7:30 pm
Mellow Mushroom
This February 17 event has  been cancelled. 
Black History Month Guest Speaker, Elliot Spillers

Wednesday, February 24
5:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205
Black on Film
Photography Exhibit
The exhibit Black on Film will show archival images of significant moments on UA’s campus from the University of Alabama’s school newspaper, The Crimson White.

Alongside these photos, pictures from St. Louis photographer Adrian O. Walker of the 2014 Ferguson protests from his recent publication, My Lens, Our Ferguson will be featured.

The exhibit will run February 4 - 29, 2016.
African-American Foodways: At the Heart of Southern Cooking
January 18 - April 15
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's new location at Capital Hall on the Bryce Lawn Campus (Bldg 3419, 270 Kilgore Lane).

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 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. 
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