THIS WEEK IN DIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

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

Campus and Community Reception, Featuring Angela Jennings, Curator, Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels

Monday, March 23, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Little Hall Student Lounge

Come Tour & Experience the Exhibit from 9:00 am to

6:00 pm, Student Lounge, Room 109

 

Special Lecture 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Room 104


Campus and Community Reception and Guided Tour

4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m., Student Lounge, Room 109

 

Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels was established in 1995 to be utilized as a tool to teach and educate African Americans about their rich and unique heritage. The exhibit showcases a large collection of African American artifacts, inventions, pictures, writings, and other relics. The museum is designed to take the audience on a journey through history from 1860 to the present including slavery, the era of King Cotton, days of Emancipation and civil rights. It tells the stories of many African Americans, such as Ida B. Wells, The Tuskegee Airmen, and Dr. King, who have shaped the history of African Americans.

About the Curator Angela Jennings is an Exhibitor of African American History and Cultural Ambassador of Goodwill. She is a resident of Denmark, South Carolina and her exhibit has been recognized throughout the State. The Exhibitor's travels include West Africa, the US Virgin Islands, and Europe.


 

The event is free and open to the public. CEU's will be available.

For more information, contact Vickie Whitfield at vwhitfie@sw.ua.edu or 205/348-3942.


 


 

 

Damon Williams presentation on diversity 

 

Monday, March 23, 2015

7:30 pm 

Moody Music Building Concert Hall 

 

"Higher Education and Diversity in the 21st Century Economy: A Perfect Storm" will be presented by Dr. Damon Williams on March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Moody Music Building Concert Hall.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but you must have a ticket.

 

Contact School of Music Marketing Assistant, Courtney Fair, at
clstokes2@ua.edu to request tickets (up to 4 per person).  

 

International Spouse Group 

 

Tuesday, March 24, 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 


Afternoons at Global Cafe: Coffee, Tea, and Conversation

 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 24-26, 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

 

Book Talk with Author Lois Leveen

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Gorgas Library Room 205


 

 

Interfaith Vigil for Peace

Wednesday, March 25, 2015           

8:00 - 9:30 pm
Ferguson Student Center 

 

On March 25th at 8 PM, Apwonjo, a Human Rights Advocacy Group, will host an Interfaith Vigil for Peace at the Ferguson Student Center/Quad. This Vigil will focus on issues in Nigeria, Mexico, Central African Republic, and Syria. There will be speakers with information about each issue, and the Alabama community will come together to promote peace within these regions and in these situations. 

 

Contact Info: Kelli Reese, kareese2@crimson.ua.edu

 

 

Arise: Economic Justice in Alabama  

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

2:00 - 4:00 pm

205 Gorgas Library

 

As part of the Student Affairs Social Justice Series, Stan Johnson with Arise Citizens' Policy Project will present about issues affecting low income people in Alabama and how those issues effect higher education.  Mr. Johnson will address issues that  Arise is addressing in the 2015 legislative year.  Arise Citizen's Policy Project's mission is to promote state and national policies that improve the lives of low-income Alabamians. 

 

Contact Info: Paige Miller, cpmiller1@sa.ua.edu, 205-348-5040

 

 

Rolling with the Punches, Disability Inclusion Educational Forum

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

5:00 - 07:00 pm
159 Russell Hall

 

Stevie Hopkins, co-founder of 3E Love, discusses EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DISABILITY for the 21st century. Geared to the allied health professionals, educators, business professionals, engineers, political science, and truly all majors. The panel consists of persons with various disabilities who will share their insight and history that has begun the disability rights act and discuss how you can play an integral part.

 

 

 

 

Converging in Diversity: Building a Food Movement in Tuscaloosa

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015
7:30 - 9:00 pm
123 Lloyd Halll

 

Building a sustainable and equitable food system depends on the power of a strong, diverse social movement that integrates activism and alternatives. Social movements can create the enthusiasm and sustained social pressure that produces political will-the key to changing the structures holding the current food regime in place. There are many opportunities-and obstacles-to converging in all of our diversity. Luckily, history is on our side.

Panel discussion will feature Dr. Eric Holt-Gim.

 

Contact Info: Dr. David Meek, ddmeek@ua.edu

 

Student Engagement Scholarship Showcase: Engaged Students Transforming Communities Through Research

Friday, March 27, 2015

7:30 am - 02:30 pm
301, 3104, 309, Heritage Room Ferguson Student Center


 


 

 

ATTENTION UA STUDENTS:

The University of Alabama Office of Community Affairs and Center for Community-Based Partnerships invite UA students to submit proposals to present at the first annual Student Engagement Scholarship Showcase to highlight your work in engagement scholarship.  Students, faculty, staff, and community partners are invited to attend.  Registration and submission information can be found at http://ccbp.ua.edu/showcase

 

Contact Info: Melanie Miller, uascope@ua.edu, 205-348-6929

 

 

International Coffee Hour

  

Friday, March 27, 2015

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

121 B.B. Comer Hall

 

Throughout the academic year (August through May), Capstone International Services and Capstone International Center host a weekly event, Capstone International Coffee Hour.

 

All international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to join.

 

Capstone International Coffee Hour is held on each Friday 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.

 

Capstone International Services, international@ua.edu, 

348-5402


 

Study Abroad- Global Health in Ghana Summer 2015

 

Friday, March 27, 2015
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

K212 - Betty Shirley Clinic University Medical Center

 

 

 

Please join us in for a meeting to discuss the UA Study Abroad:Global Health in Ghana program. The trip is a 4 weeks educational medical mission at a local community medicine center in Elmina, Ghana. It offers an opportunity to experience a health care system in a stable democratic African country.  

 

The meeting will be held on March 27th at 2:30 in the Betty Shirley Clinic at the University Medical Center. Room K212.

 

Please contact Ashley Broughton at 205-348-1325 for additional details.

 

SATURDAY IN THE PARK: Pots and Potters


 

Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Moundville Archaeological Park

 

One of the best at what she does, Tamara Beane (Cherokee) has studied some of the finest pottery in archaeological collections all over the Southeast. In addition to her contemporary work, which has roots in the Cherokee culture, Beane replicates different Native American ceramic traditions from various places and prehistoric and historic time periods.

 

She has played a major part in revitalizing pottery making, both in traditional and contemporary formats, among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. In addition to displaying her work, Beane will perform an out-of-door pottery firing in a manner as ancient as some of the pottery she reproduces.

 

Children can play with clay, trying out different tools that would have been used by prehistoric and historic Native Americans.

Contact Info: Amanda Morrow, almorrow2@ua.edu, 

(205) 371-8732

 

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.