Wednesday, January 16, 2019

National Day of Racial Healing

January 22, 2019

Campus Gathering

Minerva Statue Outside EUC


Brief Remarks 

Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate, Julia Mendez 

Director of Office of Intercultural Engagement, Augusto Pena

Assistant Director, Office of Intercultural Engagement, Carla Fullwood

Dear Spartan Community,

The third annual National Day of Racial Healing is coming soon -  in just one week on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 – and plans are underway in many communities to gather, learn together and celebrate our common humanity.

To show our connection to many around the country committed to the work of racial healing and empowerment of all people, we will gather together as a Spartan Community. Please come and stand with fellow Spartans as we affirm our support for community, connection, and dialogue at UNCG.

Other events happening next week to celebrate the life and work of Dr. King and our commitment to intercultural engagement include:

MLK Celebration: An Evening with Ilyasah Shabazz

Location: UNCG Auditorium

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Our dialogue programs continue during the Spring including our CommUNITY Dialogue and our 5-week student dialogue program later this spring called Spartans-In-Dialogue.

To read more about the National Day of Racial Healing,


Contact: Julia Mendez (, 336-334-4927)

Monday, January 7, 2019

Joint MLK Commemorative Program

The Martin L. King Jr. Commemorative Program is a joint program between UNCG and N.C. A&T

Keynote Spearker: Ilyasah Shabazz
When: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:15pm
Where: UNCG Auditorium
Admission: Free admission and parking, free shuttles for N.C. A&T students every 15 minutes: pick up in front of the N.C. A&T Student Center will begin at 6:15pm

Campus Weekly announcement

For additional information, contact Multicultural Student Center (at N.C. A&T): Student Center, Ste. 367 | 336-334-7800 |

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.

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