Thursday, October 27, 2016

Transcending Trauma

Forgiving others is not easy.  Forgiving ourselves is equally hard.

Patty Grant’s youth was characterized by emotional, physical and mental abuse.  She barely finished high school because of constant bullying and threats to her life.  Patty’s journey to forgiveness has taken her from personal trauma to recovery.  Along the way she envisioned a way to help others heal and begin their own journey toward reconciliation.  Patty weaves a story that moves the audience through Indian boarding schools, survival, abuse, and addiction.  In dealing with historical grief and trauma, Patty found a way forward and has been teaching this concept to others ever since. Patty is a behavioral health consultant for the Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition.

This presentation, scheduled for Tuesday 15 November in the Elliott University Center Auditorium, is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of Women and Gender Studies.

For more information or disability accommodations, contact Augusto Pena at 336.334.5090 or

Thursday, October 20, 2016

University Libraries Supports Spirit Day

On October 20, 2016, millions of Americans will wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth. Conceptualized in 2010 by a high school student wanting to memorialize those who lost their lives to bullying, Spirit Day has since become an international movement of solidarity for LGBTQ+ kids, teens, and young adults.

Today, 8 out of 10 LGBTQ+ students experience harassment while at school. By inviting students, administrators, faculty, and staff to participate in Spirit Day, we can send a strong message of support to UNCG’s LGBTQ+ and allied students, while taking a firm stand against bullying. The Office of Intercultural Engagement and Division of Student Affairs care deeply about this issue, and would like to see UNCG become a safer place for all.

University Libraries Celebrates Spirit Day by wearing purple

More purple in the afternoon!

For more information on the history of Spirit Day, how you can be involved, and other resources, visit

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Lesson in LGBTQ+ History

Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month

Join the Office of Intercultural Engagement and Dr. Jim Carmichael for a lesson in LGBTQ+ history

When: October 26th, 7-8pm
Where: Elliot University Center, Intercultural Resource Center