THIS WEEK IN DIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

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

Honoring the Legacy of Autherine Lucy: University of Alabama Campus Tour with Dr. Meredith Bagley

Mondays in February from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Tour starts on the steps of Reese Phifer Hall


Autherine Juanita Lucy was the first black student to attend the University of Alabama, in 1956. Born on October 5, 1929, in Shiloh, Alabama, Autherine Lucy studied English and worked as a teacher before enrolling at the all-white University of Alabama, which had banned her and a friend's attendance upon previous efforts. Lucy, who faced threats from a large, out-of-control mob, was later barred from the school again, though she eventually earned her master's from the institution in 1992.

Global Movement Mondays

 

This Monday - Kickboxing!

Monday, February 23, 2015

12 pm

 

IT'S FREE!

 

3rd Floor Mezzanine

Ferguson Center

 


 


State of the Black Union

 

Monday, February 23 2015

7:00 pm

Russell Hall, Room 159

 

State of The Black Union is an address that focus on the minority community as it pertains to The University of Alabama. It is to challenge and offer advice to the minority community-to utilize the available resources we are given, to be proactive about education, and ultimately to work to create change on campus.

 

This years State of The Black Union Address is hosted by Black Student Union and National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and will commence with a student, Steven Becton, offering a call to action speech. Dr. Cassandra Simon, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, is the Guest Speaker.


Anthony Braxton, Falling River Music Trio

 

Monday, February 23, 2015

7:30 pm

Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Downtown Tuscaloosa

 

The Falling River Music Trio consists of Anthony Braxton (reeds), Taylor Ho Bynum (brass), and Kyoko Kitamura (voice) playing Braxton's Falling River Scores. 

 

Braxton's Falling River Musics is a new structural prototype class of musical notation. He explores the use of logical construct "paintings" as the scores notation. These scores consist of small writings accompanied by an extremely vague legend. The legend begins close to the top of the page with a quarter note. Subsequent drawings in the legend look very different from typical musical notation. The entire page is then covered with large colorful drawings. Braxton refuses to assign specific meanings to any of his notations in his Falling River Scores because his purpose is to allow each performer to determine their own way of interpreting the score.

 

A closing reception and concert will be held Monday, Feb. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery. Students in Assistant Professor Pete Schulte's advanced concepts in drawing class will exhibit works inspired by the musical scores and audio works of Braxton. Ausharea Adams, Mitchell Griest, Brittany Gunnells, Ali Hval, Patrick O'Brien, Jennifer Ocampo and Seth Saunders also curated the exhibition.

 

All events are free and open to the public.

 

http://sonicfrontiers.ua.edu/upcoming-events.html

 

Lift Every Voice and Sing Lecture by Dr. Time Askew

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

6:00 pm

Lloyd Hall, Room 133

 

Join University Programs as we welcome renowned speaker,

Dr. Timothy Askew, from Clark Atlanta University. Dr. askew will share his 25 years of research of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," also referred to as the "Black National Anthem." 

 

 

An Evening at Global Cafe: Games and Activities for Friends and Families

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Lobby of the Center for Community-Based Partnerships (CCBP) 900 Anna Avenue - by Newks


 


 

Students and faculty connect with community at Global Cafe.  Our special guest for this evening is Pamela Williamson of the Tuscaloosa Public Library who will show everybody how to access free opportunities (like language software) on the TPL website.  Come and learn about free resources for people of all ages.  Refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public.

 

We eat at 5 p.m.  Program starts at 5:30 p.m.  Games and activities begin at 6 p.m. 

 

For more information, please contact: Beverly Hawk, beverly.hawk@ua.edu, 205-348-7392

 

The Aronov Lecture: "After Multiculturalism: Postethnicity and the Future of Judaism in America"

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

7:00 pm

Gorgas Library, Room 205

 

Lecture presented by Shaul Magid, Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University/Bloomington. Like other minorities in America, Jews have benefited from multiculturalism. As a collective, they hvae largely given up on religion as their primary anchor of identity and held fast to ethnic affiliation articulated in many cultural ways.But what if multiculturalism has ended as we have entered a postethnic period in America? How can Judaism and Jewishness survive this postethnic turn? This lecture will discuss the changing contours of American religion and the challenges Jews and Judaism face in the first part otf the twenty-first century.

 

For more information, please contact Merinda Simmons at merinda.simmons@ua.edu, 348-9911.


Anthony Braxton Pinetop Aerial Music

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

7:30 pm

Morgan Hall Auditorium

 

Pinetop Aerial Music includes Anthony Braxton (reeds), Taylor Bynum (brass), Ingrid Laubrock (reeds), Andrew Raffo Dewar (reeds), Anne Rhodes (voice), Melanie Maar (movement), Rachel Bernsen (movement) and also UA dancers we be involved.


 


 

The University of Alabama's Sonic Frontiers concert series, organized by the University's New College, is proud to host saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton, an NEA Jazz Master and MacArthur "genius" fellow, for a landmark one-week residency in advance of his 70th birthday. 

 

"Mr. Braxton, the saxophonist and composer, [is a] rebel abstractionist, a builder of original languages combining composition and improvisation."

-New York Times

 

All events are free and open to the public. 

 

http://sonicfrontiers.ua.edu/upcoming-events.html

 

Every Woman Book Club featuring Bailey's Cafe by author Gloria Naylor

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015           

12:00 pm

Location TBD

 

This event is offered to graduate students, faculty, and staff. The cost is $12. Please RSVP to 348-5040.

 

 


 

Bama Girl Documentary Screening

  

Thursday, February 26, 2015

7:00 pm

Farrah Hall, Room 214

 

'Bama Girl follows a charismatic black woman's quest to

become the 2005 Homecoming Queen at the University of Alabama, one of the great Deep South institutions. Homecoming has a rich history there, tied into centuries of privilege, old money, and racial exclusivity. We follow Jessica Thomas' campaign for Queen, running against not only 15 other co-eds, but a strictly segregated Greek system, internal black politics, and, most ominously, a secret all-white association called 'The Machine' that has been controlling politics at the University for most of the past century. This is a film about the light and the dark sides of tradition - and a fascinating parable for the electoral politics that affect our country everyday. 

 

 

 

International Coffee Hour

  

Friday, February 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

 

Marching to Selma: A Night of Listening, Learning, Singing and Sharing

  

Saturday, February 28, 2015

8:30 - 11:00 pm

Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center - Downtown Tuscaloosa

 

Join us in this multi-faceted event as we welcome Charles Mauldin, former student leader of Selma marches and survivor of Bloody Sunday and Voting Rights March, as the keynote speaker. Students, faculty and adults from the University of Washington, Bellevue College and Utah State University will join together with Alabama students, faculty and staff on a pilgrimage to Selma. 

 

For more information, contact: Meredith Bagley, mbagley@ua.edu, 205-348-1926

 

 

 

 

Hands-On Tuscaloosa

  

Saturday, February 28, 2015

1:00 - 6:00 pm

Ferguson Center Plaza

 

Hands on Tuscaloosa is a service day where UA students go into the community to make a difference. It's an effort for students to initiate long-term service relationships with community partners and areas of the community.

 

This event is in conjunction with UA LEADS! Sign up for a full day of Leadership & Service at http://leadership.ua.edu

 

Worth 3 Panhellic Points & 5 SLPro Hours 

 

http://volunteer.ua.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoons at Global Cafe: Coffee, Tea, and Conversation

 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, February 24-26, 2015

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Center for Community-Based Partnerships, Lobby

900 Anna Avenue

Tuscaloosa, 35405

 

Students and faculty connect with 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: Beverly Hawk, beverly.hawk@ua.edu, 205-348-7392


 

A North Alabama Clergyman's Passion for History: Preserving Black History Month through Words and Images

  

February 9 - March 13, 2015

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gorgas Library - Pearce Foyer, 2nd Floor


African American cookbooks, scrapbooks, letters, photographs, and funeral programs collected by Rev. Wylheme H. Ragland from Decatur, Alabama will be shown in the Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library. The collection is comprised of artifacts from the Schaudies, Banks, and Ragland families and is housed in the University Libraries Division of Special Collections.
 

 

Anthony Braxton: Falling River Music Art Exhibition 

 

February 6 - February 27, 2015

All Day

Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Downtown Tuscaloosa

 

A showcase of Braxton's "Falling River Music" graphic musical scores - large, colorful drawings musicians interpret in sound. The exhibit will also include new work by University of Alabama studio art students responding to Braxton's work.

 

Contact Info: Dr. Andrew Dewar, adewar@ua.edu, 348-9928

 

Ali Hval, untitled, 2015, silk chiffon, muslin, panty hose, plastic wrap, piping, and paracord, dimensions variable, approx. 6'x10'x12'. Photo courtesy of the artist.

 

The Lincoln Normal School Albums at The University 

of Alabama

 

Throughout the month of February

McLure Education Library

Exhibit will be located throughout the building.

 

 


Images from 1909-1924 included in two Lincoln Normal School photograph albums from the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection were used to create a traveling exhibit highlighting African American and women's history.  This important Southern institution located in Marion, Alabama, offered general education and teacher training to African American students in primary and secondary school for more than one hundred years from 1868 to 1970.  Famous alumni include Coretta Scott King and her sister Edythe Scott Bagley, former federal judge William Hastie, and sociologist Andrew Billingsley.

 

Contact Info: Donna Adcock, dbadcock@ua.edu, 205-348-1416

University of Alabama Press African American History Month Book Display

 

Throughout the month of February

Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library - Capstone Drive Entrance

 

In honor of African American History Month, the University of Alabama Press (UAP) is proud to present a selection of UAP books about African American history and the civil rights movement. Working in collaboration with the University Libraries, the books will be on display inside the Capstone Drive entrance of Gorgas Library during the month of February.


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 cultures through innovative programs and initiatives designed to prepare students for a global society.
  • Serving as a resource for organizations on and off campus concerned with intercultural issues in the community.
  • Providing leadership and coordination for volunteers and professionals involved in intercultural activities.
  • Conducting research and engaging in creative activity designed to build capacity for a multicultural society.