Campus Diversity Calendar

If you have a program that engages, empowers, and/or educates the campus from a diversity and inclusion lens please email them to uhcdi@central.uh.edu to be included on the website.


January

January 22 – 30

I am Psyched

From January 22 – 30, visitors can view the exhibit in the MD Anderson Library at the University of Houston.

I am Psyched! is a multimedia pop-up exhibit on national tour that explores the history and contemporary contributions of women of color in psychology.


February

February 6

“The House on Coco Road,” followed by a Q&A with the director, Damani Baker

5:30 – 7:30pm
Dudley Recital Hall on the 1st Floor of the Fine Arts Building.

Event Description: In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for a screening of “The House on Coco Road,” followed by a Q&A with the director, Damani Baker.

February 7

Sandra Bland Birthday Celebration

11:30am – 2:00pm

The National Pan-Hellenic Council at the University of Houston celebrates the life of Sandra Bland, member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., on her birthday. Her life and contributions to the African-American community will be highlighted. Come enjoy treats and learn more about Sandra Bland.

February 13

Are we Cray Cray? A look into Mental Health of Black Students

2:00 – 3:30pm
Midtown Student Center South

This will be a panel and open forum discussion about how racial trauma can affect the mental health and overall wellness of African American college students.

UH Wellness and Counseling and Psychological Services will provide helpful resources to students.

February 15

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf

6:45pm Students will meet for a guided discussion and reflection
8:00 Show starts at Obsidian Theater

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring an off-campus trip for students to see the play For Colored Girls: Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. This groundbreaking "choreopoem" is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by Black women. Capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, For Colored Girls offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry. Registration.

February 16

UEP 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration: Our City, Culture, and Community

6:00 – 8:00pm, Multipurpose Room

UH faculty, staff and students are invited to join us as we celebrate our 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration. This event will include our keynote speaker, Dr. James L. Conyers, Director of the African American Studies Program, and a talent showcase featuring our gifted UH students. Refreshments will be provided. It's going to be an amazing event. We hope to see you there!

February 21

BLACK STUDENT MIXER

6:00 – 8:00pm, SC South, B12 Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Students have the opportunity to network and socialize with peers, faculty, and staff from the African American community. Engage in rich conversation, free food, and exciting games. Learn more information about the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the African American Studies Program.

February 21

Phenomenal Woman Speaker Series

6:00 – 8:00pm, Multipurpose Room

The Phenomenal Women event will be an evening of celebration, awareness, and empowerment for UH women.

February 22

Free CeCe Documentary

6:00 – 8:00pm, Midtown Room

The LGBTQ Resource Center and GLOBAL are partnering to show an award-winning documentary showcasing an international campaign led by Laverne Cox to free CeCe McDonald from incarceration in a men’s prison for defending her life.

February 26

A Candid Conversation about the LGBTQ Experience in the Black Community featuring Darnell Moore

6:00 – 7:30pm, Student Center South Theatre

The goal of this event is to create a space for a community-wide conversation about homophobia and transphobia in the Black community that is led by Black LGBTQ people. The event will feature a screening of “c r e a t i n g s p a c e” by the htx people project, followed by a conversation with Darnell Moore and panelists from the film.

Culture Connect Week: Kickoff Celebration

Featuring Connect: A Cultural Podcast
11:30am – 1:00pm
Student Center Plaza

The Kickoff Celebration for the fourth annual Culture Connect Week. This event will feature performances, campus cultural resources, giveaways, and free food. We also will be recording live our first Cultural Podcast discussing Cultural Appropriation. Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Ally 2.0 Workshop: Pronoun Party

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Space City Room – Student Center South

This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn more about gender neutral pronouns and how to use them in real life scenarios. Sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center.

February 27

DreamZone Ally Training

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Bayou City, Student Center South

This workshop will provide participants with relevant knowledge, skills, and resources that will help them to better support the needs of undocumented students. Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Where Are We Now? - An Update on DACA

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Downtown Room – Student Center South

Join Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. in dialogue as they discuss the current state of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the United States. There will be an opportunity to hear the stories of DACA alums, and become aware of DACA related resources on and off campus. Sponsored by Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. and Co-Sponsored Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

February 28

#IAMUH Speaks

5:00pm – 6:30pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion – Student Center South

Mingle with various student organizations at the video release for #IAMUH Speaks as they discuss the cultural identities of their members and how their organization membership contributes to the rich diversity at UH. Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

February 28

The Historical Significance of Black Migration, the Search for Work, and the Impact of Corporate Governance

12:00pm
Lecture – RSVP Required

6:30pm
Public Lecture - RSVP Required

The UH Law Center will host a lecture and lunch reception featuring Cheryl Wade, Dean Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law at St. Johns University. A public Lecture will be held in the evening with Asst. Professor of Law James Nelson and A.A. White Professor of Law Ronald Turner as featured commentators. RSVP required.


March

March 1

Cultural Marketplace

11:00am – 3:00pm
Student Center Plaza

Come and visit your fellow cultural student organizations providing a variety of cultural food and trinkets for the student body to enjoy! It’s going to a great market place. Sponsored by the Council for Cultural Activities.

Dance Fusion

6:00pm – 9:30pm
Ballroom – Student Center South

Thursday Night Dance Fusion is a night filled with various cultural dance lessons, free food, and a dance social. Free t-shirts for first 50 dance lesson participants! Sponsored by Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

March 2

Empower Women’s Leadership Conference

10:00am – 3:00pm
Various Locations – Student Centers

Registration

The Empower Women's Leadership Conference will provide the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to build their leadership presence, understand gender-related leadership issues, and build a foundation for continued leadership development and success. Sponsored by Women and Gender Resource Center and Center for Student Involvement.

InfraRED: Late Night Luau

7:00pm – 10:00pm
Houston Room – Student Center South

Join InfraRED Nights for a Late Night Luau celebrating the Polynesian culture! There will be Polynesian performances, music, food and giveaways. Sponsored by Center for Student Involvement.

Empower Women’s Leadership Conference

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Student Center South

The Empower Conference will provide the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to build their leadership presence, understand gender-related leadership issues, and build a foundation for continued leadership development and success. Through this conference, attendees will explore topics such as women’s leadership, gender roles, and intersectionality. Sponsored by Women and Gender Resource Center & Center for Student Involvement.

March 5

Sugar, Shame and Love: Writing Diabetes from Within a Public Health Crisis

Featuring Dr. Julie Minich
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Student Center South, Skyline Room

This talk offers a literary text, through the lens of disability theory, as an important resource for addressing racial health disparities. Dr. Minich focuses on the representation of diabetes in two Chicana feminist texts. Sponsored by the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

March 7

Feminist After 5:00pm: Faculty and Staff Networking Social

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Student Center North, Women & Gender Resource Center, RM 201

Calling all faculty, staff & graduate students. We invite you to join us for the annual FA5 networking social. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Women & Gender Resource Center.

March 8

International Women’s Day Tabling

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Student Center South, Bayou City

Stop by the WGRC table to help us celebrate women and their achievements globally, as we celebrate International Women’s Day and this year’s theme: #PressforProgress. Sponsored by the Women and Gender Resource Center.

March 9

The Great Debate: Women in Combat

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Student Center North, Senate Chamber

A candid discussion with US military service members and Veterans about their experiences and opinions on integrating women into combat roles. Sponsored by Veteran Services Office & Women and Gender Resource Center.

March 22

HEAR HER: A Candid Conversation on History, Identity, Pride

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Montrose Center, Room 106
401 Branard St, Houston, TX 77006

Join a Women’s History Month community conversation facilitated by Rayla Crawford, founder of For Colored Girls and Champion Slam Poet. There will also be spoken word poetry from community artists. This dialogue event is people of color, queer and trans centered/affirming, non-judgmental, and inclusive of all relationship dynamics. A carpool will be organized from UH to the Montrose Center. For more details regarding the carpool or event, email Jamie at jdgonzales@uh.edu. Co-sponsored by UH LGBTQ Resource Center, The Truth Project, Lesbian Health Initiative and For Colored Girls.

March 27

Real Talk: Sexism in Professional Spaces

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Student Center North, Women and Gender Resource Center, RM 201

WGRC CORE Ambassadors invite you to participate in their new monthly discussion group, Real Talk. This month’s topic is sexism and the barriers it creates for women in professional spaces. Join us and share your thoughts! Sponsored by the Women and Gender Resource Center.

March 28

21st Annual Table Talk

Hilton Americas, Houston

Conversations over lunch, led by dynamic women of various cultures, professions and experience at each table. Reception will begin at 11am and conversation over lunch will take place from 12pm - 1:30pm. Sponsored by the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Her Story: Women Veterans in Industry

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Student Center North, Senate Chamber

US military Women Veterans discuss their transition from active military service to the corporate and public sector. Sponsored by Veteran Services Office & Women and Gender Resource Center.

Simple Treasures Pop Up Shop

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Student Center North, Women and Gender Resource Center, RM 201

The WGRC inaugural Pop Up Shop event, Simple Treasures, gives UH students the opportunity to browse through a collection of curated items to enhance their wardrobe and express their personal style. Donations of new or gently used clothing will be accepted for the shop until March 21st. For more information, please contact the WGRC at wgrc@uh.edu. Sponsored by Women and Gender Resource Center.

March 29

Women’s Empowerment Seminar

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Student Center South, Downtown Room

Join us at our seminar where various women will be sharing their stories as a way to empower other women. Sponsored by Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

April

April 4

UH College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and the African American Studies Program invite you to a conversation with Rev. William A. Lawson to commemorate Dr. Martin luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Reception 5:15pm | Program 5:55 - 7:30pm
UH A.D. Bruce Religion Center, 3841 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77204
Please RSVP or call 713-743-7295

A conversation with Reverend Dr. William A. Lawson Founding Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, as he discusses the civil rights movement, his personal relationship and journey with Dr. King.