Fall Speaker Series featuring Favianna Rodriguez
Thursday, October 28, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Houston Room - Student Center South
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is excited to host Favianna Rodriguez for its annual Fall Speaker Series! This year's unique speaker will touch on topics including the power of culture and intersectional storytelling, migration, gender justice, and climate justice. She will also share strategies on how to build cultural power to catalyze lasting social change. Following the keynote and Q&A, there will be a social justice poster-making session. Pre-register to ensure a seat is saved!
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion fosters an inclusive university community by providing services, programs, and support that engage, empower, and educate our highly diverse student population and campus community that contributes to student success.
Upcoming Events and Workshops
Oct 27 4:00 pm
Diversity 201 Workshop
Diversity 201 is a continuation of our foundational workshop, Diversity 101. Through reflection of personal and cultural identities, participants will explore intersectionality and explain how those identities work together to shape our experiences. Please register through this Microsoft Form.
Oct 27 5:30 pm
Counseling and Psychological Services, the Urban Experience Program, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are hosting a mixer for students impacted by or supporting those impacted by DACA, the Dream Act, and undocumented immigration status.
Oct 28 6:00 pm
CDI Fall Speaker Series Keynote and Workshop
This year’s unique speaker will touch on topics including the power of culture and intersectional storytelling, migration, gender justice, and climate justice. They will also share strategies on how to build cultural power to catalyze lasting social change. Following the keynote and Q&A, there will be a social justice poster-making session. Pre-register to ensure your seat is saved!
Nov 02 4:00 pm
Intent vs. Impact Workshop
Have you ever offended someone but didn’t know why? This interactive workshop provides participants with awareness and understanding of the ways words and actions can unconsciously and consciously communicate derogatory or hurtful messages to others. Please register through this Microsoft Form.
Nov 08 4:00 pm
Race and Racism Workshop
People often want to talk about Race and Racism, but many have no clue what they are and their origins in the United States. This workshop will provide historical context about race and racism in the United States and their impact on American institutions, and will explore the concept of being anti-racist. Please register through this Microsoft Form.
The Center provides programs and brave space environments to promote cross-cultural communication and culturally responsive practices that help diverse communities connect.
By engaging with CDI, community members will be able to articulate beliefs and exhibit behaviors that cultivate teamwork, critical thought, and communication skills needed to function in a diverse workforce and global community.
The cultural competencies gained through workshops and intercultural coaching sessions provided by CDI promotes a learning environment where attendees are better equipped to understand multiple perspectives and promote a culture of inclusion.
Fall 2020 Student Distribution by Race and Ethnicity
The University of Houston is the second most ethnically diverse major research university in the United States. Students come to UH from more than 137 nations & from across the world. Full list of distribution by race and ethnicity.
The University of Houston is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution.
The University of Houston is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution.
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