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, Oct. 24, 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 EUC Claxton 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: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at 6:00pm
Where: Elliot University Center, Claxton room

Campus Weekly Announcement

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Diversity in Action

Join the UNCG Library and Information Studies Student Association for a lecture by LaTesha Velez for tips and tricks on how to be an ally in LIS professions. All are welcome!

When: Monday, Oct 22nd at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: UNCG School of Education building, room 302 and          WebEx: https://uncg.webex.com/join/lmvelez


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

#UNCG Spirit Day

It is that time of year again: Spirit Day is sponsored internationally by GLAAD, and seeks to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ young people experiencing bullying and violence in educational environments. On October 18, 2018, we invite you to join the cause in a number of ways:

  • Wear purple!  
  • Stop by the OIE table from 11am-2pm in Moran Commons, in partnership with UNCG's Campus Violence Response Center
  • Take the pledge


Our #UNCGSpiritDay2018 letter can be found here containing all of the information you need.

For questions, please contact Elliott R. Kimball at the Office of Intercultural Engagement

Facul-Tea Time

Hosted by UNCG student organization, No Labels, Facul-Tea Time creates a space for students to share ways in which faculty and staff can make gender diverse students more comfortable in their classrooms. At the end, No Labels members will invite questions about identities faculty/staff might not fully understand, ways academic spaces can be more inclusive, the experiences of gender diverse students at UNCG, and more.

"Facul-Tea Time" will take place on October 17th at 6pm in the Intercultural Resource Center (EUC 062). No Labels is asking that you fill out this form if you plan to attend, allowing them to plan accordingly.

For questions, please contact Elliott R. Kimball at the Office of Intercultural Engagement


Monday, October 8, 2018

International Education Week

Join the UNCG International Programs Center on Monday, Nov. 12th - Friday, Nov. 16th in celebrating International Education with a series of events and programs including

International Photo Contest

Interactive Cultural Sessions and Activities

Study Abroad Fair

Workshops for Staff and Faculty

And More!

For more information: https://sites.google.com/uncg.edu/iew


Thursday, September 27, 2018

WGS Work-in-Progress: Claudia Cabello-Hutt

Please join us for Claudia Cabello-Hutt's work-in-progress on Thursday October 25 from noon-1pm in Curry 342.

Queer Networks: Latin American Women in the First Half of the 20th Century

I will share the findings and challenges of my current research project. The book I am now writing, maps--thanks to mostly unpublished archival documents--a network of queer Latin American and Spanish women artists, writers, and patrons who lived away from their countries, traveled, and challenged heterosexual norms of family, sexuality, reproduction, and economic dependency. This project on queer networks reevaluates recognized visual artists, writers, intellectuals, and patrons such as Teresa de la Parra, Lydia Cabrera, Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Kent, and Frida Kahlo, along with figures who have been forgotten or minimized by official cultural history.Analyzing the affective, material, creative, erotic, and intellectual functions of these networks from the perspective of queer studies allows a new understanding of the conditions for cultural production and the way all cultural networks shape ideologies, poetics, intellectual projects, and political practices.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Announcement: UNCG Faculty & Staff Workshops: Violence Response

One of the new positions on UNCG's campus is the LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Training Coordinator in the Campus Violence Response Center, and Kate Rawson has been hired for this important position.

As per Ms. Rawson: "As you probably know, we have a large number of LGBTQ+ identified students on our campus. What you may not know is that this population experiences high rates of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, harassment, and stalking. I encourage you and/or your team to attend one of the open workshops scheduled this semester that will increase your awareness and skills around supporting LGBTQ+ victims and survivors of violence. The first will be next Wednesday, September 19, from 4-5pm in Bryan 113! These are listed on the workshops.uncg.edu page and the attached flyer.

If your department is interested in a private training on this topic tailored to your needs, you can request that via email. For more info on all CVRC workshops, visit: https://cvrc.uncg.edu/for-facultystaff/request-a-presentation/"


White Paper: Queer-Spectrum & Trans-Spectrum Student Experiences in Higher Education

Below is the link to a white paper on Queer-Spectrum and Trans-Spectrum Student Experiences in Higher Education:

https://clementicenter.rutgers.edu/news/2018-white-paper/

Friday, August 31, 2018

RESCHEDULED: Dr. Arielle Kuperberg's Talk

Heterosexual College Students Who Hookup with Same-Sex Partners

A Brown Bag Lunch Talk


Who: Dr. Arielle T. Kuperberg in the UNCG Sociology Dept.
When:  Previously scheduled for: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12:15pm, Rescheduled for Friday Sept. 28th at 12:00pm
Where: Previously scheduled in: UNCG Faculty Center, Rescheduled for Elliot University Center Claxton Room
Food: Bring your own lunch, light refreshments will be provided


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Stacey Waite: Poetry, Pedagogy Workshop, & Graduate Student Discussion

The poet, teacher, and scholar Stacey Waite will be visiting UNCG campus from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Sept. 18th - 19th 2018.

Through the support of the English Department, the MFA Program, the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and HNAC, faculty and graduate students will have several opportunities to engage with Waite's exciting work.

Poetry Reading


What: Poetry reading drawing from Waite's published poetry, including the recent collection Butch Geography
When: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at 7:00pm
Where: Scuppernog Books

Pedagogy Workshop


What: Pedagogy workshop: Queering Classroom Norms
Who: Open to instructors across UNCG campus
When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where: UNCG, Moore Humanities & Research Administration (MHRA) Building, Room 2711
Bring: Please bring a digital or hard copy of a syllabus to use as a point of inquiry.
Food: Coffee and snacks provided, brown bag lunches welcome

Graduate Student Discussion

What: Open discussion about professionalization, research, academic careers, and more.
Who: Open to all, but has a graduate student focus
When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Where: UNCG, Moore Humanities & Research Administration (MHRA) Building, Humanities Lounge
Food: Snacks and drinks provided

Waite's most recent book, Teaching Queer: Radical Possibilities for Writing and Knowing, is available at the UNCG bookstore and is fully available digitally through the UNCG library, in case you'd like to check out Waite's work in advance of the visit, or assign any chapters in your courses.

For all questions or requests for accommodation contact: Risa_Applegarth@uncg.edu

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

LGBTQ+ Reception

You are invited to join the Office of Intercultural Engagement for their annual LGBTQ+ Reception, bringing together new and returning students, faculty, staff, and alumni, all LGBTQ+ or allied, as they kick-off a new year. This provides a visual showing of support for LGBTQ+ students, while giving them the chance to connect with many resources and opportunities for engagement in one place!

When: Sunday, Aug. 19th at 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Where: Intercultural Resource Center, room 62 in Elliot University Center


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Registration Deadline Extended! UNCG's 2nd Annual Safe Zone Summit



Greetings from the Office of Intercultural Engagement!


It's time to register for this summer's 2nd annual Safe Zone Summit, happening on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018, from 10am-4:30pm in the Elliott University Center! Simply fill our our Safe Zone Summit Registration Form before Wednesday, July 25th, 2018. Registration is free for UNC Greensboro employees, and only $25 for attendees from other campuses.

What is the Safe Zone Summit?

The Safe Zone Summit is intended to provide an opportunity, outside of our standard Safe Zone Training for faculty and staff to explore aspects of LGBTQ+ identity more deeply and meaningfully. Consider this an information-packed, build-your-own-adventure rest area on your journey of continuing education around gender, sexuality, and creating more inclusive campuses.

Who can attend?

The Safe Zone Summit is tailored to faculty and staff however, feel free to also invite graduate students that work in your department. This year, we are extending our invitation to colleagues at nearby institutions for a smallregistration fee of $25.

What will the day look like?

The Safe Zone Summit will take place on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018, from 10am-4:30pm . The majority of the Summit will consist of breakout presentations on a variety of topics, allowing attendees to craft their own experience.

For those wanting to review fundamental concepts around gender and sexuality in preparation for The Summit, we will be hosting a pre-conference session that morning, beginning at 8:30am.

We will close out our day with brief, guided group discussions. These groups are meant to provide space for processing what you've learned, and for considering how to best apply new strategies, skills, and knowledge in your daily work alongside colleagues from different departments and campuses.

I've attached the schedule so you can begin perusing our available sessions.

What else do I need to know?

Nothing! Simply mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 31st, 2018, and expect an email from me in early July with more details. Until then, put on your learning pants and add another notch to that belt - because this is sure to be a day full of great information and important dialogue! 

We appreciate your commitment to inclusion, and look forward to engaging and learning alongside you during this important opportunity.

Please reach out with questions!


Elliott R. Kimball, M.Ed. (he/him/his; what is this?)
Assistant Director, Office of Intercultural Engagement
LGBTQ+ Outreach, and Advocacy | The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
062 Elliott University Center | (336) 334-3478

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Present at UNCG's Safe Zone Summit

The Office of Intercultural Engagement invites you to submit a proposal to present at our second annual Safe Zone Summit, happening on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018, from 10am-4:30pm in the Elliott University Center.

All proposals must be submitted by end of day on Friday, June 15th, 2018

Below are a list of examples from last year's workshops:

Crash Course in LGBTQ+ Identities
Never attended a Safe Zone Workshop before? You’re in luck! This 45-minute conversational program will give you the opportunity to become more acquainted with LGBTQ+ identities, equipping you with language and basic knowledge before exploring more in-depth topics during the remainder of the Safe Zone Summit.

Exploring Sexual Orientation Microaggressions on Campus and in Residence Halls
What microaggressions--brief, everyday exchanges that denigrate individuals due to their group membership--are experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer students on campus and in their residence halls? What is the relationship of these microaggressions to LGBQ students' sense of belonging? This session presents findings from a 2-campus research study.

Understanding Asexuality: What does it mean to be ace?
What is asexuality? Asexuality is a sexual orientation that is not widely known about or discussed in society. This presentation will highlight the ongoing asexual definition debate, consider what identities currently fall on the asexual spectrum, and discuss the differences between orientation and behavior for an ace individual.

Navigating Professional Dress as a Queer, Genderqueer, and/or Nonconforming Professional
During this session, attendees will be introduced to concerns that queer professionals can run into when it comes to dressing “professionally”, along with resources that have been helpful to me through my own journey.

WorQing it Out: Tiny leaps creating big changes to support the alphabet soup
Excited about creating a culture of care for Queer and Trans folks but you just don't know where to start? This interactive session will allow you to put theory into practice! During this session, you will learn tips on how to enhance recruitment, training, support, and programming practices to support this diverse population. We will also explore some exclusive practices that may be keeping you and your office from reaching its full potential. Please join me for this interactive session that explores changes that you can make a difference for members of the LGBTQIA+ community!

Exploring Mental Health & Substance Abuse in LGBTQ+ Communities
LGBTQ+ communities are at higher risk for mental health and substance use concerns. In this session, we will explore what those concerns look like, as well as identify protective and risk factors affecting well-being of individuals and communities. Building on these, our discussion will consider ways we can enhance the overall well-being of LGBTQ+ communities.

The Status of Gender Neutral Housing in ACUHO-I Member Institutions 
How widespread is the practice of gender-neutral housing (GNH) and how is it being implemented? What barriers to establishing GNH have campuses encountered? What GNH policies have been developed? Results and implications of a national study of GNH at ACUHO-I member institutions will be shared and discussed.

Being an Ally in the Workplace 
During this session, we'll work through several scenarios meant to test our readiness to act as an ally in the workplace. Learn how your colleagues might approach a situation, share your own thoughts and strategies, and come clean about times when you aren't sure you were the best ally you could be. Walk away from this session with a clearer idea of your own strategy as an ally in the workplace!

What does it mean to be Nonmonosexual in a Gay/Straight World?
In this interactive session, participants will learn more about what it means to hold a nonmonosexual identity. We will debunk common myths, assess our own biases toward people who are nonmonosexual, and discuss the damaging implications of erasure both in our monosexist society and within the LGBTQ+ community.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Safe Zone Summit 2018 - Registration Open

Presented by the Office of Intercultural Engagement at UNCG


You are invited to register for the second annual Safe Zone Summit, happening on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018, from 10am-4:30pm in the Elliott University Center at UNC Greensboro. You may register via our Safe Zone Summit Registration Form.


What is the Safe Zone Summit?


The Safe Zone Summit is intended to provide an opportunity, outside of our standard Safe Zone Training for faculty and staff to explore aspects of LGBTQ+ identity more deeply and meaningfully. Consider this an information-packed, build-your-own-adventure rest area on your journey of continuing education around gender, sexuality, and creating more inclusive campuses.

Who can attend? 


The Safe Zone Summit is tailored to faculty and staff however, feel free to also invite graduate students that work in your department. This year, we are extending our invitation to colleagues at nearby institutions for a small registration fee of $25.

What will the day look like?


The Safe Zone Summit will take place on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018, from 10am-4:30pm . The majority of The Summit will consist of breakout presentations on a variety of topics, allowing attendees to craft their own experience.

For those wanting to review fundamental concepts around gender and sexuality in preparation for The Summit, we will be hosting a pre-conference session that morning, beginning at 8:30am titled "A Safe Zone Crash Course". You can register for this using the main registration form. 

We will close out our day with brief, guided group discussions. These groups are meant to provide space for processing what you've learned, and for considering how to best apply new strategies, skills, and knowledge in your daily work alongside colleagues from different departments and campuses. 

How do I register?


That part is easy! Fill out our Safe Zone Summit Registration Form before Monday, July 2nd, 2018. Registration is free for UNC Greensboro employees, and only $25 for attendees from other campuses.

What else do I need to know?


Nothing! Simply mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 31st, 2018, and expect an email from the OIE in early July with more details. Until then, put on your learning pants and add another notch to that belt - because this is sure to be a day full of great information and important dialogue! 

The Office of  Intercultural Engagement appreciates your commitment to inclusion, and they look forward to engaging and learning alongside you during this important opportunity. 

Please contact their office with any questions.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Presentation: How To Access Hidden Histories

The University Libraries is partnering with the Office of Intercultural Engagement (IRC) to present "How To Access Hidden Histories" for UNCG Pride Month 2018.

Learn from the perspectives of our University Archivist and an expert in library science on how we explore hidden LGBTQ+ narratives and histories that often occurred under a shroud of necessary anonymity.

When: Monday, April 9th at 6:00pm
Where: IRC, in the EUC

For more information about other UNCG Pride Month events happening around campus in 2018, see the attached flyer.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018 Diversity and Global Engagement Expo Panel Discussion



An annual event, the UNC Greensboro University Libraries' Diversity and Global Engagement Expo features a collective sharing of music, food, culture and values.

At the the 31 January 2018 Expo, a panel of UNC Greensboro faculty and staff discussed the importance of diversity and multiculturalism in higher education.

Monday, February 12, 2018

UNCG Libraries Spring 2018 Diversity Lecture



Please join us for this upcoming free presentation (open to the public as well):

When:

10 – 11 AM, Thursday, March 15, 2018

Where:

Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library, UNC Greensboro

Lecture:

“Books, Boxes, and Bangles: Building Research Collections in African American History and Culture”

Presenter:

Randall K. Burkett, Curator of African American Collections, Rose Library, Emory University

Bio:

While a graduate student Randall Burkett started collecting books to support his research on Marcus Garvey and on African American religious history. Over the years his collection expanded to include books, pamphlets, prints, newspapers, and ephemera related to African American life and culture. He has exhibited selections from his personal collection at Harvard University’s Widener Library, the Grolier Club in New York City, and elsewhere.

Since 1997, Burkett has been responsible for building Emory University’s collection of African American rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and print ephemera, and he has raised nearly three quarters of a million dollars to endow acquisition and fellowship funds for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

This lecture is part of the God's Trombones: African American Cadences and Culture symposium being held at UNCG March 15-16, 2018.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Ashby Dialogues and Symposium

Presented by LEARN, and sponsored by the UNCG University Libraries:


HB2: Bad Policy, Fack News & Real Impact


LEARN (LGBTQ+ Education and Resource Network) is hosting an Ashby Dialogue to encourage student-driven discourse with faculty and staff in a university-wide forum about HB2, both as a policy and a media phenomenon, and how this affects external and internal perceptions of LGBTQ+ communities.  The conversation takes place over two dialogues and a symposium. The first dialogue will be held on February 15, from 4-6pm in Mary Foust Residence Hall. We will discuss Bad Policy: How and why did it happen?

All students at UNCG (graduate and undergraduate), staff and faculty are invited to participate in this dialogue. 



Dialogue 1 - Bad Policy: How and why did it happen?

  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Parlor, Mary Foust Residence Hall (Pizza provided)
  • Facilitators: Jennifer Feather, Stacey Krim (from SCUA in Jackson Library), and Payton McGarry

Dialogue 2 - Fake News, Real Impact: How did the news characterize LGBTQ+ people, and what was the impact?

  • Friday, March 16, 2018, 12:00pm - 2:00pm (Lunch provided)
  • Office of Intercultural Engagement, EUC
  • Facilitators: Carla Fullwood and Elliott Kimball

Symposium - HB2: History, legacy, and impact

  • Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:00am - 12:30pm (breakfast served at 9am, program starts at 9:15am)
  • Cone Ballroom C, EUC
  • Speakers: TBD

For More Information:


Contact LEARN Facilitator Dialogue 1: Stacey Krim (from SCUA in Jackson 
Library), srkrim@uncg.edu
Contact Jay Poole, LEARN Pedagogy Committee, jaypoolephd@gmail.com