October 5 - 11, 2015

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 email elmyers@ua.edu. 

Rose Gladney Lecture on Social Justice & Change:
Dr. Candace Waid

Tuesday, October 6
5:30 pm
30 ten Hoor Hall

Dr. Candace Waid, professor of English at the University of California - Santa Barbara, will present the Rose Gladney Lecture on Justice and Social Change. Waid will address “Some Secrets of Tuscaloosa in the Spring of ’70: Narrating a Community’s Role in the Ongoing Plot of Social Justice,” focusing on student protests on the UA campus in the spring of 1970. She will discuss how the events are echoing down to the present day in struggles for justice and social change. Reception to follow.

Contact Info: Lynne Adrian, ladrian@ua.edu, (205) 348-9762

Résumés Without Borders:  Hispanic/Latino and American Influences in Career Development

Thursday, October 8
2:00 - 3:30 pm
3400 Ferguson Center

Did you know that résumés are heavily influenced by culture? This session will discuss both Hispanic/Latino and American influences in career development. Participants leave this workshop with knowledge of how culture impacts the job search process, and they will develop résumés that cater to both American and Hispanic/Latino cultures.

Contact Info: Amy Bramlett, amy.bramlett@ua.edu, 348-5848

Race, Poverty, and Schooling in Democratic
South Africa presented by Dr. Berte Van Wyk

Thursday, October 8
5:00 pm
118 Graves Hall

The College of Education presents Dr. Berte Van Wyk, Department Chair of the Department of Education Policy Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

Contact Info: Roxanne Mitchell, rmitchell@bamaed.ua.edu

Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Concert

Thursday, October 8
7:30 pm
135 Concert Hall, Moody Music Building

Please visit uamusic.tix.com to purchase tickets.
General Admission: $10
Senior: $5
Student: $3

Contact info: Trevor Pruitt, trpruitt@ua.edu
Breaking Barriers with Bilingual TV:
The AlabamaTV Story

Monday, October 12
4:00 pm
205 Gorgas Library

Meet the staff of Alabama's first television program broadcast in both Spanish and English. Launched in 2014, AlabamaTV provides critical information to and about members of the central Alabama Latino communities while acquainting English-speaking viewers with the experiences of those who have recently immigrated to the United States.

The show's creator tells the story behind this innovative broadcast on WVUA-TV and invites UA students to get involved.

Contact Info: Dr. George Daniels, gdaniels@ua.edu
Suite Habana

Latin American, Caribbean, and
Latino Studies Film Series

Wednesday, October 14
6:30 pm
125 ten Hoor Hall

Thursday, October 15
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Ferguson Center Ballroom

At this interactive event, the place where you sit and the meal that you eat are determined by the luck of the draw -- just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty. The Hunger Banquet simulates hunger in the State of Alabamaranks 48th in food security. Speakers from Alabama Possible, Secret Meals, and the Alabama Food Bank will be there to talk about how YOU can make a difference in the lives of Alabamians.
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 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

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