Events & Programs

Signature Programs

Fall Speaker Series

October 27th
6:00PM, Zoom Platform

Join us for our annual Fall Speaker Series as we explore the importance of using our collective voices and action for social change.

In this virtual moderated dialogue on 'Organizing for 2020 and Beyond' with special guest LaTosha Brown. LaTosha Brown is an award-winning community organizer, co-founder of Black Votes Matter, Jazz Singer, and fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

LaTosha will share with us organizing strategies as the 2020 Presidential Election nears, and how we as a nation of diverse people, cultures, ideas, and ideologies can move forward.


LaTosha Brown

November 5th
6:00PM, Instagram Live - @UHCDI

We will be going live on Instagram with UH Alum Ali Lozano, who serves as the Voting Rights Outreach Coordinator for the Texas Civil Rights Project. In a live discussion, Ali will share with us strategies on how to stay engaged post-election.

Ali Lozano

Intent vs Impact

October 8th @ 2:00 pm

This workshop will provide participants with an awareness and understanding of the ways biased practices unconsciously and consciously communicate derogatory or hurtful messages to individuals. For example, have you ever asked someone, "Where are you from?" when trying to determine his or her race or ethnicity? Ultimately, this workshop will provide ways to make sure the intentions behind our statements and actions match our impact towards others

Inclusive Language

September 17th @ 1:00 pm

This workshop will focus on why language is important and how the words we use affect our perceptions and can sometimes influence our environment.

Diversity 101

September 15th @ 4:00 pm

What does diversity even mean, and why does it matter? This workshop will discuss the meaning of diversity and explore the multiple diversities that exist. Participants will also identify the relevance of their own cultural identities and leave with an enhanced understanding of how to embrace diversity in order to work more effectively across difference.

Diversity 201

November 3rd @ 12:00pm

Diversity 201 allows participants to enhance their knowledge of cultural and personal identity and intersectionality. Diversity 201 is a workshop designed to expound upon topics discussed in Diversity 101. It is encouraged for participants to attend Diversity 101 before participating in this workshop.

Power and Privilege

September 21st @ 4:00 pm

This workshop explores dynamics of power and privilege, its effect on others and society, and ways we can change our behavior in becoming better allies to alleviate barriers.

LGBTQ Awareness

November 4th @ 3:30pm

DreamZone Ally Training

September 30th @ 12:00 pm

This workshop will provide participants with the relevant knowledge, skills and resources that will help them to better support the needs of the UH undocumented and DACA student population.

CDI Meet and Greet

Kick off the fall semester by attending the Center's annual reception, the CDI Meet and Greet, where staff welcomes students, faculty, and staff to UH and to the Center. The program provides an opportunity to network and find out about the Center's events for the upcoming semester.

Cultural Conversations

Connect with your community on a new level by talking about a variety of topics, including but not limited to race, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities, socio-economic status, stereotypes, disabilities, non-traditional students, gender, culture, and other aspects of diversity in a round table format. This is a great opportunity to make sure your voice and perspective is heard.

Culture Connect Week

Experience the celebration and connection of various aspects of diversity on the UH campus during Culture Connect Week. This exciting and educational week consists of multicultural performances, faculty lectures, multicultural student organization collaborations, and a dance.

Diversity Institute

An annual symposium for students, faculty, and staff, Diversity Institute, allows participants to engage in transformative sessions that enhance their cultural knowledge. It also features a diversity resource fair and keynote speaker.

Speaker Series

The Center hosts nationally recognized speakers who are dedicated to providing insight and knowledge on various topics that align with social justice issues.