March 21 - 27, 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

This Tuesday's T
Women's Empowerment at UA

Tuesday, March 22
1:00 - 3:00 pm

3rd Floor Ferguson Lounge

Celebrate Women's History Month this Tuesday with us! We'll bring the tea, you bring your "T" about women's empowerment on campus.

Join the 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 and other light refreshments will be served. 

2-day CONFERENCE:  Women, Democracy, & the Ideology of Exclusion–From Antiquity through the Early 20th Century
Thursday, March 24 - 25
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
205 Gorgas Library

The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences, in association with the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, presents a two-day conference on “Women, Democracy, and the Ideology of Exclusion. Papers will discuss the impact of the ‘female inferiority’ construct on women’s lives through the ages, as well as women’s efforts to challenge it and propel themselves to active political participation.

To register:
The Others: It's Not Just
Black and White

Thursday, March 24
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Shelby Hall 1004

UA Blend is excited to bring together a panel of women who do not identify as White or African American to discuss their experiences of being outside of these two categories, how it influences their perception of feminism, and the different issues they face on campus and nationally.

LIVING LEGACY, a panel on the experiences, past and present, of students of color in the SGA
Thursday, March 24
8:00 pm
Mary Alston Hall, Room 30

Come join the Mallet Assembly in a discussion which will attempt to place the experiences of students of color in the SGA in a wider narrative about a shifting tide at the University of Alabama, and the next steps for future generations of students. Panelists will include: *Cleophus Thomas *Elliot Spillers *Shelby Norman *Fred Horn II *Steven Becton. This event is free to attend.

Open Safe Zone Training

Friday, March 25, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2418 Ferguson Student Center  
Cost:  Free

The Safe Zone Ally Training Program is a  three-hour  training session that will allow participants to: develop a working knowledge of appropriate and respectful LGBTQA+ terminology; recognize the impact that a negative campus climate has on individuals who identify as LGBTQA+; and identify areas of personal growth as a member of the UA community.  Following the training program, participants are invited to sign-up to serve as UA Safe Zone Allies.

Contact info: Lizzie Emerson,, 348-7297
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. 
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 or contact Ozgur Ozlem Dogru at or Capstone International Services: international@ua.edu205-348-5402.

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: 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. 
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,, 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.