Friday, October 23, 2020

What's Going On In OIE


LGBTQ+ and Abroad

If you've studied abroad and would like to be a panelist for this event, send an email to OIE Assistant Director Elliott Kimball.

When: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 at 5:00pm

Meeting Registration:

Questions: contact

The Forgotten Stories of #METOO

Where: Zoom link for all events
When: Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Drag Out the Vote: Kaykay Lavelle Interview

When: anytime
Where: Join the OIE’s Ryan McKeel as they interview KayKay Lavelle about the upcoming election. KayKay is a local drag queen and activist who’s been working with Drag Out The Vote!

Voting 101

OLCE Voting Information page:

Our site includes information on election dates and deadlines, registering to vote (and how to check if/where you are registered), registering with an on-campus address, how to vote early in-person, as well as FAQs.  

Voter Registration Drive: Thursday, Oct. 8th (tomorrow!!) there will be two outdoor registration stations from 11am-2pm, one outside of Moran Commons (outside the caf) and one on College Ave.  

One-Stop Voting Sites: for those who want to vote in-person early, you can only vote at sites in the county you are registered in.  Find those sites by county here:

UNCG is partnered with TurboVote to offer anyone with a UNCG email an easy online tool to walk them through the registration process -- in whatever home state they are registered.

Also -- follow OLCE on Twitter and Instagram for information on events coming out of our office: @olce_uncg

Bayard Rustin was an activist and civil rights movement leader from 1941 until his death in 1987. He was outed as a gay man early in his career, which forced him to become a behind-the-scenes activist. As a member of the AFSC he covertly helped write “Speak Truth to Power…”, a highly influential pacifist essay of the time. Rustin made sure no one knew publicly of his involvement because he thought his sexuality would mar the paper. Similarly, he was a trusted advisor of Martin Luther King Jr. and said himself that he heavily influenced King’s peaceful ideology. "I think it's fair to say that Dr. King's view of non-violent tactics was almost non-existent when the boycott began. In other words, Dr. King was permitting himself and his children and his home to be protected by guns."

Rustin’s orientation would continue to cause him to stay backstage for the labor movement, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the March on Washington, and many other historic advocacy projects. Late in his life, Rustin was able to be one of the faces for the LGBTQ+ Movement when he testified on behalf of New York State's Gay Rights Bill. Due to his orientation, he is often forgotten as one of America’s civil rights leaders. However, in 2013 President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Trans* Talk

When: Fridays at 7:00pm
Where: via Zoom, email TJ Slocum at for the link.
What: A space for trans* and non-binary UNCG students to interact with one another. You do not need to be out in your classes to attend these meetings.

Survey: On Academic Success and Mental Health

Questions: contact or

Friday, September 25, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 Events Program


Week 3:

9/28: Life after the G: LatinX Alumni Panel
    6:00-7:00: Link to register:
    Hosts: Yubisela Aranda Sandoval, Office of Alumni Engagement & Office of Intercultural Engagement
9/29: Poetry Reading and Conversation (in Spanish) with Silvia Eugenia Castillero: The Migrant Trail in This Thin Separation/En esta delgada separación
    6:00-7:30: Zoom link:
    Hosts: Dr. Veronica Grossi, UNCG Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
9/30: The Importance of Latinx in Civic Engagement
    6:00-7:00: Zoom link: TBA
    Hosts: Hispanic Federation-NC Civic Engagement Coordinator
10/1: Honoring our Latinx Feminist Foremothers
    5:00-6:00: Zoom link:
    Hosts: Dr. Claudia Cabello-Hutt, UNCG Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Week 4:

10/5: Learning to Be Latino: How Colleges Shape Identity Politics: A Talk with Author Dr. Daisy Verduzco Reyes
    4:00-5:30: Zoom link:
    Hosts: Department of Psychology Diversity Committee & Psi Chi
10/6: Cultures of the Hispanic World
    6:00-7:00: Link to Zoom links:
    Hosts: Faculty of the UNCG Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
10/7: Coffee & Conversation: Importance of Culture
    1:00-2:00: Zoom link:
    Hosts: UNCG Office of Intercultural Engagement
10/8: Alianza Meet-and-Greet Night
    6:00-7:00: Zoom link: Contact Estela Ratliff:
    Hosts: Alianza: UNCG Latinas/os Faculty and Staff Association

Week 5:

10/12: Latinx & Liderazgo
    6:00-7:00: Link to register:
    Hosts: Yubisela Aranda Sandoval & Kevin Ortiz, Association of Latino Professionals For America
10/13: LLC International Poetry Review: Latin American Poetry Issue: Protest and Revolt (Vol. 43.2020)
    Hosts: Ana Hontanilla (UNCG LLC), Sarah Booker (UNC), Luis Correa-Díaz (U of Georgia)
10/14: Nuestras raíces: Spanish Heritage Language Program
    5:00-6:00: Zoom link:
    Hosts: Hispanic Heritage Language Program, UNCG Dept of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
10/15: Superando 2020: Taking Care of Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Community
    Hosts: Dr. Gabriela Stein, CAMINOS Lab, UNCG Dept. of Psychology

Lynching Libguide


Our very own Digital Archivist, Rhonda Jones, has created a libguide for Lynching in the United States. The intention of the guide is to provide the researcher with helpful tips, and suggested print and electronic resources about lynching in the United States.

"From 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States.  Of those people who were lynched 3,446 were African American (72.7%).  These numbers seem large, but the actual numbers will never be known because not every lynching was recorded.  Out of the 4,743 people lynched only 1,297 white people were lynched (27.3%).  The word "lynching" has been used in many different ways.  James E. Cutler's 1905 study, Lynch Law, posits that it derived its name from Virginia Judge Charles Lynch who reportedly punished Tories during the American Revolution.  Over time, the practice was used to punish horse thieves and cattle wrestlers in the southern and border states.  By the nineteenth century, "lynch law" was used by white supremacists to terrorize African Americans as a means of social control.  While the term is largely symbolized by a hanging noose or rope, lynching is defined as the extra-legal execution of individuals for alleged and conceived crimes.  Victims were accused, abducted, hunted, convicted, shot, stabbed, beaten, dragged, drowned, burned, dismembered, and tortured by deputized posses, or more or less spontaneously by a mob."

Be sure to check it out and let Rhonda know what you think!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Queer, and...of Color


The Office of Intercultural Engagement invites you to the first installment in their virtual Lunch & Learn series titled "Queer, and...!"

Their first panel will feature Queer People of Color, and participants will hear from undergrad and graduate students, faculty, and staff as we explore intersectionality and representation for QPOC.

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:30pm

Where: Join via Zoom at

With the help of UNCG community members and leaders from the Greensboro area, “Queer, and…” will explore the countless, various identities within the LGBTQIA2S+ community all in an effort to show that people can be “Queer, and…”

Bring your lunch, and an open mind!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Want to know more about this awesome month long party? The Library of Congress has you covered!

Also check out our research guides for Anthropology, Sociology, International and Global Studies, as well as Languages, Literatures and Cultures resources that we have here in our own UNCG University Libraries collection!

Friday, September 11, 2020

NEA Big Read: Greensboro Kick-off Event Sept. 15


When: September 15th @ 6:30 pm

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Sponsored by African American and African Diaspora Studies at UNCG, Greensboro Public Library, Jackson Library at UNCG, Arts and Letters Committee of Greensboro Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Dr. Sharon L. Contreras is an award-winning educator who has spent nearly 30 years dedicating her life to ensuring every student graduates college and career ready, and able to fully participate in our democracy. She began working as a high school English teacher in Rockford, Illinois. Dr. Contreras has since served as a principal, area superintendent, assistant superintendent and chief academic officer, serving children & families across five states. She now leads one of the nation’s largest school systems with more than 10,000 employees and 73,000 PreK-12 students. She is a member of numerous national, state, and local organizations and has been recognized for achievements as Superintendent.

Speakers will include: State Representative Ashton Clemmons, Ph.D. and keynote speaker; Dr. Sharon L Contreras, Superintendent of Guilford County Schools.


Thursday, August 13, 2020

Artivate Summit 2020



SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2020


Artivate 2020 will be a practice-based Summit that inspires inquiry around the integration of the arts, science, spirituality and human wellness. The  purpose of the Summit is to acknowledge the divide between arts, science and spirituality, and to propose that practice is a powerful mindset to explore and to renew among a diverse group of innovators and leaders. 
Register HERE!