Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Black History Month Events 2020

Monday, February 10th
Get Ready for CACE Workshop
Curry 240 at 11:00am

This interactive workshop is designed to prepare students to present at an academic conference. Facilitated by Erin Harrison and moderated by Dr. Cerise Glenn Manigault.

Tuesday, February 11th
Radical Writing Workshop
EUC Azalea at 6:00pm

This workshop is designed to prepare students to write and perform spoken word pieces for the Literary Cafe and beyond. Facilitated by D. Noble.

Tuesday, February 11th
All Black Affair
EUC Dail Room at 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The UNCG Articulate spoken word group will present a night of poetry by black authors and jazz music.

Wednesday, February 12th
Community Dialogue: Why Don't We Sit Together?
Moran Commons, Fountain View Dining Hall at 5:30pm

Com discuss struggles and share experiences with the student community.

Thursday, February 13th
Community Dialogue: Natural Hair in the Workplace
EUC Room 602 at 6:00pm

The UNCG community will come together to discuss navigating perspectives on wearing natural hair at work.

Friday, February 14th
Douglas Day
MHRA 1305 at 12:00pm

In this nationwide event celebrating the legacy of Fredrick Douglass, students, faculty, and community members from across the country will collaborate to transcribe previously unpublished writings from Black historical figures.

Friday, February 14th
Drapetomania: Tracing the Liberatory Practices of Black Placemaking
Graham 106 at 3:30pm

Dr. Latoya Eaves, from Middle Tennessee State University, will lead a discussion about her recent research on black and feminist geographies.

Tuesday (Feb 18th) - Wednesday (Feb 19th)
CACE 2020 (Conference on African American and African Diasporic Cultures and Experience)
Elliott University Center

Join the AAADS department for two days of research presentations, workshops, and panels. The theme this year is “Connections and Collaborations Across Disciplines and Communities,” exploring how to overcome boundaries and create connections both across disciplinary backgrounds and across the local and global Black community. Learn more at https://aads.uncg.edu/cace/.

Tuesday, February 18th
Literary Cafe
Virginia Dare Room at 6:00pm

Come listen to spoken word performances about creating paths to a resilient, creative, and limitless future. Facilitated by D. Noble.

Wednesday, February 19th
Mental Health and Black Church
EUC Room 062 at 7:30pm

This program will feature a panel, in collaboration with Impact Movement and The Takeover, who will discuss how to debunk the stigma attached to clinical services in the Christian community.

Thursday, February 27th
Conversation with the Community
SOE 114 at 5:00pm

Dr. Hewan Girma will lead a discussion on the significance of the 1896 Adwa victory in Ethiopia's battle for independence against Italian colonization.

Thursday, February 27th
Remembering American History: Red, Black and White
Greensboro Project Space at 7:00pm

The Clarice Young Project will celebrate Black History Month with a remembrance of the stories of forgotten people. See a variety of performances by people including Francine E. Ott, Clarice Young, and UNCG students.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Happy African American History Month!

Check out the Library of Congress website to learn more about this exciting month long party!

And go to the research guide for African American and African Diaspora Studies Resources to find all the information we have in our own UNCG University Libraries collection!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Just Futures: Equity & Sustainability

The Department of Geography, Environment and Sustainability is excited to announce our Spring 2020 Harriet Elliott Lecture Series events under the theme "Just Futures: Equity and Sustainability". All are welcome at this enaging series of events examining issues of environmental justice from diverse perspectives, following up on our very successful initial events in the fall. Our master event list is below and in the attached poster. Stay tuned for details on specific events and speakers throughout the semester.

Feb.  4, 3:30pm, Graham 212
“What Black Panther Taught Me about Our Inner Gorilla: The Shape of Human Animality to Come”
Kim Ruffin

Feb.  7, 3:30pm, Graham 212
“Paper Nor Plastic: Proposing a Fee on Single-Use Bags in Durham, NC”
Nancy Lauer

Feb. 20, 3:30pm, Graham 212
“Building the Future: Perspectives on the Green New Deal”
Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, & Nick Estes

Feb. 25, 3:30pm, Graham 212
“Coffee, Frogs & Workers: Conservation in the Anthropocene”
Paul Robbins (Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar)

Feb. 28, 3:30pm, Graham 212
“How to Build a Black Town”
Danielle Purifoy

Mar. 10, 3:30pm, Graham 212
“This Land Is Our Land: A Call for an American Right to Roam”
Ken Ilgunas

Mar. 17, 3:30pm, Graham 212
“EquiDemia: Solutions in Equity & Justice for Higher Education”
Julian Keniry

Mar. 19, 3:30pm, Graham 212
“Believe in the Future: Inclusion & a Radical Sustainability”
Janisse Ray

Apr. 17, 3:30pm, Graham 212
“Indigenous Energy Justice & the Climate Change Crisis”
Kyle Whyte

Apr. 20, 3:30pm, Ferguson 100
“Connecting the Dots: How to Think About, Talk About & Fight for Environmental Justice”
Justin Onwenu

Apr. 20, 4:30pm, Ferguson 100
“Diversity in Careers in Environment & Sustainability”
Panel & Workshop

Sponsored by the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability
For disability accommodations: akmarti3@uncg.edu or 336-334-5388.

Tunnel of Oppression

Join the Spartan community as we host the 6th annual Tunnel of Oppression on March 24th, 2020. We are currently looking for volunteers to help in the running of this event. To help volunteer fill out this form!

What is Tunnel of Oppression?

Tunnel of Oppression is an experiential program intended to challenge people's thoughts and perceptions on issues dealing with oppression, discrimination and marginalization. This program is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the effects of these issues within the UNC Greensboro campus community and society. It is sponsored by The Office of Intercultural Engagement, Housing and Residence Life, and many other departments.

Student volunteers play a critical role in making this program successful. We are looking for volunteers to help in a number of ways.

Acting: Always wanted to be an actor? Act in the Tunnel of Oppression, by participating in one of the scenes/rooms. You don't have to have any theatre experience and we don't expect you to memorize every single line. You will get the chance to practice the scenes in rehearsals prior to the event! Dates of rehearsal TBD.

Day-of: Want to be on the front lines of the Tunnel on March 24th? Sign up to be a day-of volunteers! This role is a jack-of-all-trades doing anything from check-in to distributing t-shirts to directing people to come see the Tunnel.

Tour Guides: A key to the Tunnel experience are the tour guides. Your role is to lead groups of participants through the Tunnel itself, which may require some involvement or interaction with the scenes (for example, starting a video or giving actors their cues with specific dialog).

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please follow this link to fill out the volunteer form. If you have any questions regarding Tunnel of Oppression or serving as a volunteer, please email Paul Lentz at pmlentz@uncg.edu

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

CVRC Spring 2020 Groups

Survivor to Thriver

A non-clinical support group for LGBTQ+ survivors of violence. This is a place to connect with others in your healing journey.
Tuesdays 5pm - 6:15pm

Empowerment Circle

A clinical therapy group for survivors of difficult life experiences that encourages connectivity and healing while gaining an understanding of the impact of trauma.
Fridays 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Defining My Lines

A non-clinical support group for survivors of violence that explores finding empowerment through healthy boundaries.
Wednesdays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Circle of Healing

A non-clinical support group for survivors of violence that links together power and positivity through healing.
Thursdays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

To Register: call 336-334-9839 or visit the CVRC on the ground level of Gove Student Health

All Groups Are Confidential




Growing Through What We Go Through

A peer-led, social support group for Queer, Trans, & Non-binary UNCG students

When: Wednesdays from 2:00pm - 3:00pm (beginning Jan 22, 2020)
Where: Alumni House, Pecky Cypress Room

2020 MLK Celebration

MLK Celebration: An Evening with Natalie Warne

Location: N.C. A&T Harrison Auditorium, 1009 Bluford St., Greensboro, NC, 27411.

*Free shuttles from UNCG to A&T will begin at 6:30pm outside of the EUC Walker Parking Deck and will end at 9:30pm.

When: Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15pm.

NC A&T and UNCG are proud co-presenters of the MLK Celebration. Following our custom of alternating venues, this year’s program will be held at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Harrison Auditorium on the campus of A&T.

Natalie is a activist, advocacy educator, youth engagement expert, producer and TED Talk speaker. This year’s keynote address theme for the program will be Reflect to Envision: 2020.

Natalie has mobilized youth through innovative nationwide programs and campaigns and her work has been featured on CNN, NPR and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She was also asked to produce documentary pieces on women who had survived the Rwandan Genocide during which she lived in Rwanda. Upon returning back to the United States from Rwanda, Natalie began working for TaskForce, an independent agency that served as the creative force alongside Shepard Fairey to create the 2008 Obama HOPE Campaign.

To this day, Natalie has spoken to more than 75,000 people worldwide in 500 different engagements and delivered three TEDx talks about her journey from teenager to global activist. She has worked for prestigious universities, Fortune 500 businesses, non-profits, government organizations, and hundreds of educational institutions ranging from grammar school to high school.

For more accommodation requests or further information, please contact the UNCG Office of Intercultural Engagement at 336-334-5090.
Official Co-Sponsors

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Office of Intercultural Engagement
Housing and Residence Life
Division of Student Affairs

North Carolina A&T State University

The MLK Commemorative Observance Committee
The Division of Student Affairs
Multicultural Student Center
Collegiate Chapter of NAACP at NC A&T
Men on the Move
Memorial Student Union
Student Activities Office
Student Development