April 4 - 10, 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.

This Tuesday's T
Honor Societies at UA
What you need to KNOW!

Tuesday, April 5
1:00 - 3:00 pm

3rd Floor Ferguson Lounge

We'll bring the tea, you bring your "T" about increasing awareness of opportunities in academic honor societies on campus.

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. 

Inclusive Campus Culture Breakfast

Wednesday, April 6
8:30 am
3125 Ferguson Center Anderson Room

Join us this Wednesday when students, faculty, and staff will continue to share collaborative strategies for fostering an inclusive campus culture. We are especially excited to hear from the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee about the recommendations they have submitted to the Strategic Planning Council. We will then meet in focus groups that include but are not limited to the following:
  • Inclusive Classrooms - Next Steps
  • Student Tuesday Ts planning
  • Common Book Experiences 2016-17
  • Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Collaborative Programming 
    (for September 15-October 15, 2016)
  • LGBT History Month Collaborative Programming
    (for October 2016)

We invite new participation, new ideas, and updates from all campus partners about other existing efforts devoted to making UA more inclusive and welcoming. 

Symposium on Indigenous Education: Philosophies
and Practice
Wednesday, April 6
5:00 - 7:00 pm
1092 Shelby Hall

Contact Info: Roxanne Mitchell, rmmitchell@ua.edu

Kirtan With Gauravani and Visvambhar as Juggernauts,
Featuring Purusharta Das
Wednesday, April 6
7:00 - 9:00 pm
3104 Ferguson Student Center  

UA vedic society is organizing a Kirtan Music festival With Gauravani, Vishwambhar from Mayapuris and Purushartha Das, on 6th April at UA. Indian music/dance/food. Free vegetarian feast will be served. Come and join us.

Contact Info: Nagaraj Hegde, nhegde@crims on.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 faculty members coming together to talk about their 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

CANCELED this Tuesday
International Study Hall

Please join the International Student Association for their event this Tuesday, April 5, with photographer Chip Cooper at 6:30pm in Gorgas 205.

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.

(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. 

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.

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.