April 11 - 17 , 2016

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

If you are interested in having your event included,
please contact the UA Crossroads office at 348-6930
or  email us at crossroads@ua.edu.

Moving from Diversity to Social Justice: Taking Dialogue to Another Level

Monday, April 11
4:00 pm
Graves Auditorium

The Blackburn Institute is pleased to announce a public lecture with two guest faculty members coming together to talk about their undergraduate experiences as members of a weekly discussion group that tackled issues of diversity. Those experiences helped shape their academic journeys that took them in two different directions. Come hear about their work today and how their early experiences brought out their passions through academic and co-curricular work.

Contact info: Blackburn Institute, 348-3277

This Tuesday's T
What does it mean to be...
One Team, One Bama?

Tuesday, April 12
1:00 - 3:00 pm

3rd Floor Ferguson Lounge

We'll bring the tea, you bring your "Truth/Talk/Tips..." about being... "One Team. One Bama!"

Join this informal dialogue starting at 1:00 pm on the 3rd floor of the Ferguson Center in the mezzanine lounge area overlooking the large University of Alabama seal at the southwest entrance of the Ferg.

Tea, coffee, and other light refreshments will be served. 

Latin American, Caribbean, and Latin Studies Film Series:

La Jaula De Oro

Wednesday, April 13
6:00 - 8:00 pm
125 ten Hoor

Juan, Sara, and Samuel leave Guatemala in pursuit of their dream of reaching the United States. Shortly before crossing the border, Chauk, a young tzotzil, joins them. During their travels, they confront constant dangers, and overcome fear, injustice, and pain through solidarity, friendship, and love. 

La Jaula De Oro - Official Movie Trailer

"There is No Wrong Way to Have a Body, a Talk About Bodies, Politics, and Being Happy in Your Skin"

Thursday, April 14
3:30 - 5:00 pm

ten Hoor 109

"Sex, History, and Other Messy Things, or, Where Do Virgins and Heterosexuals Come From?"

Thursday, April 14
7:00 - 9:30 pm

Smith Hall 205

"Southern Women, Feminist Health, Activist Healthcare and Communities of Radical Conscience in the Deep South"

Friday, April 15
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Woods 115

ON-GOING AND UPCOMING EVENTS AT UA
International Study Hall

Every Tuesday
6:30 - 9:00 pm
3rd floor Ferguson Center lounge

Open to ALL UA students. Study, make new friends, converse, and enjoy free snacks and coffee!

SL Pro hours available. 

Lavender Graduation
Celebrating LGBTQA Diversity at The University of Alabama
Monday, April 18
205 Gorgas Library
5:30 pm

Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Mallet Assembly's Progressive Potluck (AKA) Progluck

Wednesday, April 20
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Highlands Community Center

This potluck, or progluck, is an informal networking event hosted by The Mallet Assembly. Come share and eat some delicious food and get to know the members of other progressive groups on campus in a relaxed setting!

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.

(Re)Pair: Heather Whidden MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 1-29
5:00 - 8:00 pm
UA Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Downtown Tuscaloosa

Friday, April 1, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, UA Art Gallery (First Friday)

(Re)pair features works which explore moments, events, relationships, and how experiences shape identity. Whidden says, "Fabric is saturated in pigment, pulled apart, stitched together, and subjected to natural weathering to simulate events of the past, present, and the space between these moments. 

Image credit: Heather Whidden, In the Being from Within. Image courtesy of the artist. 

French Conversation Table

Every Wednesday
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Great Hall (2nd Floor Ferguson Center)

Do you speak French? Are you learning French? Do you want to practice in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere? If so, join us at the FRENCH table!

Bring a coffee or your lunch and meet new and old friends.

Alabama Students Without Borders Presents:  Charlas con Cafe
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. 
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, 348-5402


Discover Diversity at UA Crossroads

UA's Crossroads Community Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads provides resources on diversity and inclusion through intercultural engagement opportunities. We...
  • build relationships across campus cultures through innovative programs and dialogue initiatives.
  • facilitate collaborative cultural programming with students, faculty, and staff.
  • serve as a resource for organizations addressing challenging intercultural issues on campus and in the broader community.

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