Monday, November 12, 2018

Lavender Graduation : Fall 2018

The Office of Intercultural Engagement invites and encourages LGBTQ+ and allied faculty/staff to join them for the Lavender Graduation as a way to show support to our LGBTQ+ students by celebrating their accomplishments.

If you aren't familiar, Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous college campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied students, and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University.

This December Ceremony will honor Fall '18 graduates. If you yourself are graduating in December, or know of someone who is, please complete/have them complete our Call for Participants form. This year, our ceremony has been moved to 11am to accommodate other Reading Day commitments.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Where: Elliot University Center (EUC) Auditorium Pre-Function Area
Food: Light refreshments will be provided

For questions, contact Elliott R. Kimball, M.E.d.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Webinar: Support, Development, and Supervision of Resident Librarians of Color

The UNCG Library Diversity Institute invites you to our upcoming webinar presentation by guest speaker Nikhat J. Ghouse.

When: November 13, 2018 12:00 noon (EST)
Register at:

Support, Development, and Supervision of Resident Librarians of Color

Recruitment of resident librarians into university library residency programs has increased significantly since the establishment of the Diversity Alliance in 2015. The recruitment of librarians of color into predominately white spaces brings to surface issues of support and development of these new employees. This webinar will discuss how resident coordinators can support these new hires with the onboarding, acculturation, and understanding of a potentially unfamiliar organizational culture. Additionally, we will look at how these resident positions go about supporting the goals of the organization while helping residents gain marketable skillsets with the goal of developing librarians of color who retained within academic libraries.

About Nikhat J. Ghouse

Nikhat J. Ghouse is Associate Librarian for the Social Sciences to the College of Arts & Sciences and the Coordinator of the Diversity Alliance Residency Program at American University (AU). In addition to her Master’s in Library & Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, she has earned a Master’s of Science in Organization Development from AU. As an organization development independent consultant, she specializes in change management, diversity & inclusion, team development, and facilitation, particularly within academia. Nikhat’s research explores inclusive organizations utilizing the principles of organization development; as well as mentoring, and information literacy instruction, particularly to diverse and international student populations. Nikhat is an alum of the Association of Research Libraries’ Leadership & Career Development Program, 2011-2012.

For more information, contact Deborah Caldwell at 

Land Acknowledgement Plaque Dedication

You are invited to the dedication of a land acknowledgement plaque which will serve to recognize the Indigenous peoples who have inhabited these lands over time and their special connection to the territories.

Sponsored by: Native American Student Association
When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Where: Intercultural Resource Center, Room 062 in Elliot University Center (EUC)

For Disability Accommodations, please contact the Office of Intercultural Engagement:
336-334-5090 or

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Race and the University: Immigration Now

Women's and Gender Studies Program at UNCG will host a panel discussion in the Dail Room of the Elliot University Center (EUC) from 12:30pm - 1:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.

This panel will focus on current issues in immigration, including recent actions by the Trump administration, and how members of the university productively can take part in public discussions and debates.

Panel members will include:

  • Leilani Roughton, Executive Director, New Arrivals Institute
  • Stephen J. Sills, Director, Center for Housing and Community Studies
  • Holly C. Sienkiewicz, Director, Center for New North Carolinians

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Call for Abstracts & Panel Proposals: CACE 2019

The African American and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites abstracts and panel proposals to be submitted for its 2019 Conference on African American & African Diasporic Cultures & Experience (CACE). CACE 2019 will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 - Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 with Research Presentations on Wed. February 27, 2019.

The theme for this year's conference is Afrofuturism: Resiliency and Creativity. Afrofuturism asks us to continue the renewed conversation on Black empowerment by exploring political activism, social justice, technological advances, artistic and literary expressions in Black communities. For example, the groundbreaking film Black Panther, set in the fictional world of Wakanda, was a rare celebration of Black culture and possibilities from Hollywood. Beyond the entertainment industry, the film inspired a discourse on Black freedom, vibrancy, power and pride, providing escape but also reinvigorating fights against systemic racism and oppression.

This conference theme will focus on challenging limited depictions and perspectives of black people while imagining and co-creating paths to a resilient, creative, and limitless future. We welcome paper abstracts, panel proposals, and poster presentations that respond to the conference theme. Collaborative presentations between students and faculty/mentors and individual abstracts are encouraged. Presentations from faculty and friends of the community are welcome. We are also open to students and groups who would like to provide a spoken word presentation for the Literary Cafe. The deadline to submit an abstract and bio is Friday, December 7, 2018.

Please send a 150 word abstract and a 50 word bio, including name, presentation title, type of presentation (e.g. paper, poster, spoken word), major/discipline, and university/organization affiliation to

Example Topics to Consider (But Not Limited To)

  • The Future of Black Identity
  • Blacks in Science Fiction
  • Black Activism
  • Race and Education
  • Social Justice
  • African American Art
  • African American Literature
  • Race and Technology
  • Climate Change
  • Popular Culture and Media
  • Student Organizations
  • African Americans in STEM
Or you can check out last year's CACE conference program for even more inspiration:

Email with any questions.

1109 Spring Garden St.
Curry Building, Suite 349
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 334-5507

Monday, October 22, 2018

Celebration of the Legacy of Richard Berry Harrison at NCA&T

Dear Faculty and Staff at W. C. Jackson Library,

I want to invite you to a very special event on the North Carolina A&T State University campus this Friday, October 26th, from 4pm to 6pm to honor the legacy of Richard B. Harrison.

Mr. Harrison (1864-1935) was a noted orator, stage actor, and probably North Carolina A&T's most famous faculty member. He became nationally famous as "De Lawd" in the Pulitzer winning play "The Green Pastures". His tremendous fame for the role earned him the key to the city of Greensboro in 1934, the cover of Time magazine (the first for an African American), and an honorary doctorate from North Carolina A&T.

At Friday's event, (in the Harrison Auditorium, dedicated in his memory in 1939) there will be performances by the Richard B. Harrison Players, historical reflections, and rare footage of Harrison from the University of South Carolina's Moving Image Research Collection (MIRC).

This event is presented by the Richard B. Harrison Players and the F. D. Bluford Library. We would be delighted to have anyone from the Jackson Library attend.


James Stewart

James R. Stewart Jr.
Archives and Special Collections Librarian
F. D. Bluford Library
North Carolina A&T State University
(336) 285-4188

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Communicating America’s Racialized Inter- & Intra-Class Struggle

The interaction of class struggle and race is a complex and important issue in contemporary America.

Dr. Armondo Collins, head of Jackson Library Digital Media Commons, will host a community dialog on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

Using Zora Neal Hurston’s “Barracoon: The Story of the Last 'Black Cargo'” as a starting point, participants will discuss racialized inter- and intra-class struggle in modern America. The conversation will be held in North Spencer Residence Hall Parlor at 6 p.m. This event is a part of the African American and African Diaspora Studies department’s Conversations With the Community program, where faculty and students come together to converse about contemporary issues facing people of African descent. See the AADS website for more information and a full schedule of upcoming events.

When (rescheduled): Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at 6:00pm (Previously scheduled for Oct. 24, 2018)
Where (rescheduled): North Spencer Residence Hall Parlor (Previously scheduled for EUC, Claxton room)