THIS WEEK IN DIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

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

 

Global Movement Mondays 

 

Monday, April 6, 2015

 

Come and start your week off with Tai Chi!

Remember to wear comfortable clothing. 

 

 

 

Bangladeshi Garment Workers Speak Out!

 

Monday, April 6, 2015

6:30 pm

205 Gorgas Library

 

 

 

International Spouse Group 

 

Tuesday, April 7, 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, April 7-9, 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

 

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

6:30 pm

125 ten Hoor Hall

 

Jelani Cobb, Director of the Africana Institute at the University of Connecticut, writer for The New Yorker and commentator on NPR, MSNBC and other broadcast outlets, will deliver a public lecture entitled "The Two Browns: Civil Rights in the Age of Ferguson and Obama." 


 


 

 

Leave Us Your Memories Not Your Pets Day

Friday, April 10, 2015
9:00 am - 02:00 pm
Fountain area in front of Starbucks Ferguson Student Center

Psychology 380, a class based on promoting civic engagement to youth, is hosting its annual "Leave Us Your Memories Not Your Pets Day." This event raises awareness for the abandoned pet population in the Tuscaloosa area, in particular the feral cat problem in Tuscaloosa. Students in the International Baccalaureate, or IB, program at Central High School will work with UA students to set up tables with posters and information that promotes the cause. 

 

Contact Info: Amber Watson, alwatson5@crimson.ua.edu, 

(251) 656-8290

 

 

International Coffee Hour

Friday, April 10, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
121 B.B. Comer Hall

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

 

Cops and Robbers

Friday, April 10, 2015
6:30 pm
Tuscaloosa River Market

A one-man play that looks at the relationship between law enforcement, media, and the black community. Written and preformed by Jinho "The Piper" Ferreira.

 

Doors open at 6:00 pm/Curtain at 6:30 pm. Free tickets are available at UA Crossroads, 3617 Ferguson Center, tel. 348-6930.

 


 

 

SATURDAY IN THE PARK: Cherokee Weaving and Textiles

Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Moundville Archaeological Park

Prior to European contact, Cherokee people wove textiles without the aid of spinning wheels or large looms. Early Cherokee sashes, nets and other open weave fabrics were very similar to those made by the prehistoric people at Moundville Archaeological Park.

Catherine "Cat" Sloan (Cherokee) discusses how Euro-Americans intentionally introduced the spinning wheel and loom to change the division of labor among the Cherokee and other Southeastern Indian tribes.

 

Sloan displays a wide variety of textiles made using different weaving methods. Children can learn how to twine their own small bag.

 

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

(205) 371-8732

 

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

 

The Collecting Place, a Colloquium for the University Fellow Experience

Monday, April 13, 2015
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Ferguson Center Ballroom



 

 

Lavender Graduation

Friday, April 20, 2015

7:00 - 9:00 pm
1093 Shelby Hall

 

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony held to honor the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and allied students at The University of Alabama. Students honored at this event have not only completed the academic requirements for a college degree but have also overcome the odds of being members of the marginalized LGBTQA+ community during their school years.

 

This year's Lavender Graduation will be held on Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Shelby Hall, room 1093.

 

 

 

 

 

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.