Rocket Age – The American Spirit in Art, 1950-1980
Donald Trump and the Modern Presidency
Women’s History Month Film Series
A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court and thus exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world. Monday, March 18th, 6:30p.m., Miller Hall - Room 1101
No Choice (2018)
A documentary about the importance of reproductive freedom. Discussion with director Pamela Mason Wagner. Wednesday, March 20, 6:30-9p.m. Miller Hall Room 1101
The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Thursday, March 21st, 6:30p.m. Harrison Hall Room 1261
The Connemara Marble
Colonial Wounds/Postcolonial Repair
Events in conjunction with the exhibit:
- March 18th: Nefin Dinc film in progress discussion - Harrison Hall Room 1261, 5:30p.m.
- March 20th: Beth Hinderliter discussion on exhibit artwork- HBS Building, Room G0101, 5:30p.m.
- March 26: Maureen Shanahan discussion on WWI short films -HBS Building, Room G0101, 6:30p.m.
- April 2: Anne Hertzog: Remembering for an anti-colonial future: The Indian and Chinese Diasporas and WWI Memorials in Europe - Duke Hall, Room 1032, 5:00p.m.
With Alice McDermott
Disability Awareness Week Events
- Monday: ODS Open House, Institutional Web Accessibility Seminar
- Tuesday: Employment Accessibility in Action: Dialogue and Brown Bag Lunch, Sensory Yoga @ UREC (Registration through UREC)
- Wednesday: Self-Care Workshop, Adaptive Rock Climbing @ UREC, Music-Themed Lunch with Trivia Wheel and Prizes
- Thursday: Adaptive Instruments Lecture by Dr. Lubet, Wheelchair Basketball Pick-up Game @ UREC, Movie Screening: Capturing Grace
- Friday: Voices of Faculty with Disabilities: Faculty Breakfast and Panel Discussion, CAMMO Training (Register through MyMadison), CFI: Disability and Bioethics Roundtable (Register through CFI)
Join professor, composer, researcher, and multi-instrumentalist Dr. Alex Lubet as he shares his personal journey of two decades of research into disability issues within and beyond music
Musical Performance by Dr. Lubet followed by JMUke Strum and Sing. Monday, March 25th, 7:00 p.m., Court Square Theatre
Disability Week Keynote Address Dr. Lubet. Tuesday, March 26th, 6:00 p.m., Festival Ballroom
How We Make Sense of Music
Evidence from Neurotypical and Neurodiverse Populations
Thursday, March 28th
Campus Workshop: African Highlife Music and Intersections - 3:00 p.m. Madison Union - Taylor Down Under
Benefit Concert for R2R Haiti - 7:00 p.m. Golden Pony
Madison Vision Series
Serving Society Through Science:
Facts, Communication, and Policy
Dear Friend, From My Life I Speak to You in Your Life
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Film Showings
The Race Issue and JFK's Domestic and Foreign Policies
Workplace Inclusion at JMU - Roundtable Discussions
The JMU President’s Task Force on Inclusion invites JMU employees to participate in a discussion around workplace inclusion and campus climate at JMU. What does workplace inclusion mean to you? How can JMU “move the needle” in terms of inclusion? What does JMU need to know to do so?
Friday, April 12, 10-11:30am, Wine-Price Pathways
Thursday, May 9, 10:30-11:30am Festival - Room TBD
Furious Flower Poetry Center’s Poetry Prize for Emerging Poets
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats:
Building on Students’ Funds of Knowledge to Support Literacy Development
Literacy in the 21stCentury: Improving Literacy Outcomes for all Students
As global economies, immigration, new technologies, and exponential growth in information are transforming our society, new literacies are already becoming part of the educational landscape in K-12 classrooms. Join us as we address this topic and discuss how it relates to working with diverse student communities. Cultura y Comunidad Friday, April 26, 8:00am-1:30pm, Madison Union, Room 404
Lavender Graduation: Thursday, April 18th, 6:00 p.m., Madison Union Ballroom
Donning of the Kente: Tuesday, April 30th, 6:00 p.m., Festival Grand Ballroom
Student Focused Events
DEEP Impact Diversity Dialogues held at 7:00 p.m. Madison Union Ballroom
- 3/27 Beyond Opening the Doors: Dukes in Action in conjunction with Disability Awareness Week
- 4/4 DEEP Impact Cultural Series featuring award winning author, activist, and advocate Feminista Jones for a discussion on intersectional feminism, mental health, and more!
- 4/17 Healthcare Disparities
Swap Meet: Promoting sisterhood among all women through networking, empowerment, and sharing ideas on all areas of interest - Saturday, March 23rd, 1:00p.m., Madison Union Room 256
Mental Health in the Black Community - Presented by the Black Student Alliance, Thursday, March 28th, 6:00p.m. Madison Union Room 256
The Life and Legacy of Paul Jennings - Hosted by DEEP and ORL, Friday, March 29th, 7:00p.m. Shenandoah Hall
Culture Show - Sponsored by the Filipino Americans at Madison, Saturday, March 30th, 6:00p.m., Memorial Hall Room 4410
Black Student Alliance 50th Celebration, Saturday, April 27th, 7:00p.m., Madison Union Ballroom
HOLI - Sponsored by the Asian Student Union, Sunday, April 14th, 12:00p.m., Hillside field
Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression
- 3/18 Trans 101 Workshop 5:00p.m., SSC Room 1075
- 3/18 Queers and Coffee - Lavender Lounge
- 3/21 Puppy Pride - Lavender Lounge
- 4/2 Queers and Coffee - Lavender Lounge
- 4/3 Out on Campus Dialogue 7:00p.m. SSC Room 1075
- 4/10 Queers and Coffee - Lavender Lounge
- 4/17 Puppy Pride - Lavender Lounge
- 4/18 Lavender Graduation, 6:00 p.m. Madison Union Ballroom
Healthy Sexuality and Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- 3/20 Real Talk: Rape Culture, 5:00p.m., Festival Allegheny Room
- 3/27 Your Sexual Health Matter, 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m., UHC Urgent Care entrance
- 4/1 Sex Smarts: Relationships 101, 6:00p.m., SSC - Room 1075
- 4/2 Faces of Harassment Film Screening, 6:00p.m., Grafton-Stovall Theatre
- 4/4 Take Back the Night
- 4/10 Men & Violence Panel, 6:30p.m.
Presented by the Office of the President, the Compass Award recognizes an individual or groups’ demonstrated outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion at JMU.
The Future is Female workshop series for Visionary – forward thinking, innovative, creates new programming or progressive initiatives
B.J. Bryson for Leader – mentoring, guiding, facilitating, influencing
Cecily Thomas for Advocate – providing a voice for an underrepresented person or group
Karina Kline-Gabel for Catalyst – causing transformative activity or understanding between two or more persons, precipitating change
IDEA Grant Winners
Community Engagement with Paralympic Skill Lab: A Harrisonburg High School and JMU Partnership - Cathy McKay
Addressing the Fear: Training Teachers to Engage Tough Discussions -Ashley Taylor Jaffee and Kristofer Wiley
Sister Speak: DIY Intersectional Feminist Zine Workshop - Mary Thompson
Celebrating Academic Bravery- Filling the Bowl with Hope & Understanding - Francesca Tripodi and Oris Griffin
Over the Mountain and Through the Woods: Enhancing Student Understanding and Cultural Humility through Rural Community Engagement - Yvonne Frazier
Department of Psychology Summer Research Experience for Underserved Undergraduates (SREUU): Krisztina Jakobsen, Robyn Konrad, Dan Holt, Sri Upadhyay, David Szwedo, and Michael Hall
Provost Faculty Diversity Curriculum Grant Winners 2019
Daniel Castenada, Engineering, for “Critical Consciousness in Engineering Curriculum.” Course revision (Engr 200)
Kyle Gipson, Engineering, for “Culturally Responsive STEM Content workshop for Faculty.” Research for future curriculum development
Besi Muhonja and Mollie Godfrey, English, for “Black Studies and Black Spaces: Black Critical Frameworks and Communities at JMU and Beyond, 1968-to the Present.” New course
Danielle Price, English, for “Multiethnic Children’s Literature.” New course
Christine Robinson, Justice Studies, for “Educating for Diversity and Engagement: Sexual Orientation and Social Policy.” Course revision; create permanent course
Ben Selznik, Strategic Leadership Studies, for “Making Space for Diversity Through JMU X-Labs Courses.” Research for improving courses
Mary Thompson, English, for “Sister Speak: Intersectional Feminist Zine.” New course
Mary Thompson and Becca Howes-Mischel, for “WGSS 305: Methods and Theories.” New course
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March 20-1(sundown to sundown): Holi, a Hindu and Sikh spring religious festival observed in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. People celebrate Holi by throwing colored powder and water at each other.
March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility, celebrated to bring awareness to transgender people and their identities as well as recognize those who helped fight for rights for transgender people.
April is Celebrate Diversity Month, started in 2004 to recognize and honor the diversity surrounding us all.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month which is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it.
April is Autism Awareness Month, established to raise awareness about the developmental disorder that affects children’s normal development of social and communication skills.
April 19-27: Passover, an eight-day Jewish holiday and festival in commemoration of the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.
April 21: Easter, a holiday celebrated by Christians to recognize Jesus’ return from death after the Crucifixion.
April 22: Earth Day promotes world peace and sustainability of the planet.
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869
May is Older Americans Month, established in 1963 to honor the legacies and contributions of older Americans and to support them as they enter their next stage of life.
May is Jewish American Heritage Month, which recognizes the diverse contributions of the Jewish people to American culture.