THIS WEEK IN DIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

There are many wonderful activities and events offered throughout the month of March and April! Please spread the word and let others know about all of the exciting opportunities happening this week!

International Spouse Group 

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:30 - 11:30 am

105 B.B. Comer Hall 

 

The International Spouse Group is specifically designed to bring together the spouses of international students, faculty, staff and scholars for activities and interaction.

 

The goal of the International Spouse Group is to offer an opportunity for spouses who have come to Tuscaloosa with an international student, faculty, staff or scholar to connect with others, learn from each other, and share unique knowledge and experiences. This group is open for the wives or husbands of international students, faculty, staff or scholars, as well as American spouses who are interested in making international friendships. We provide support in adjustment and acculturation while living and learning in the U.S.

 

Contact Info: International Services, international@ua.edu, 205-348-5402 

 

International Expressions: Arabian Festival
 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

6:00 - 9:00 pm

2nd Floor Ferguson Student Center


 

Join University Programs and the Arabic Language and Culture Club for the Arabian Festival! This event will focus on Middle Eastern culture and include dancing, music, food, henna, calligraphy and much more! 

 

Contact Info: University Programs,universityprograms@sa.ua.edu

 

 

 

Afternoons at Global Cafe: Coffee, Tea, and Conversation

 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 31 - April 2, 2015

2:30 - 4:30 pm

Lobby of the Center for Community-Based Partnerships (CCBP) 900 Anna Avenue - behind Arby's on University Blvd.


 


 

 

Students and faculty connect with the community at Global Cafe.  Afternoons at Global Cafe offer exciting possibilities for people to meet, enjoy conversation, and make friends.  Free coffee and tea.  Open to the public.

 

Contact Info: Beverly Hawk, beverly.hawk@ua.edu, 205-348-7392

 

Straight Talk about the N Word

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

7:00 pm

Ferguson Center Ballroom


 


 

 

SATURDAY IN THE PARK: Fibers and Feathers

Saturday, April 4, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Moundville Archaeological Park

Mary Smith (Muscogee) is one of the multi-talented artists that worked on Jones Museum exhibit renovations. Smith makes large mats similar to the ones displayed in the museum. She is also accomplished in featherwork. She was the artist who feathered the cape worn by the Chief of Moundville in the museum's renovated exhibits.

She is a master basket and mat weaver who researched and rediscovered an ancient method used by Muscogees (and other Southeastern Indian peoples) to finish their baskets using "a double false braided rim." Her works have won numerous awards and are in private collections and the permanent collections of several museums in Oklahoma.

Smith returns to Alabama to work with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in their efforts to revitalize many of the Southeastern Indian arts, which have been lost to them. Visiting children can make their own miniature basket under Smith's guidance.

Contact Info: Amanda Morrow, almorrow2@ua.edu, (205) 371-8732
 

 

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

 

The Two Browns: Civil Rights in the Age of Ferguson & Obama

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

6:30 pm
125 ten Hoor Hall


 

 

Racism Among the Well-Intentioned: Implications for Intergroup Perceptions, Interaction, and Policy

Friday, April 10, 2015

6:00 pm - 12:00 am
1093 Shelby Hall

 

The Annual Harold Basowitz Memorial Lecture presented by Dr. John F. Dovidio, Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology and Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Yale University. 

 

Contact Info: Kim Olin, kolin@ua.edu, 348-1931

 

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.