Severe Brain Injury and Disability Rights: Why the Sciences and the Humanities Must Be in Conversation
Shades of Sisterhood Book Club
A.I.M. Dance Company
Safe Space: Inclusivity Collaboratory
The Task Force on Inclusion presents Safe Space: Inclusivity Collaboratory. Drop by at any time to discuss inclusion and exclusion at James Madison University. All members of the university community are welcome; faculty are encouraged to bring students, colleagues, or whole classes. The event will feature an array of activities (e.g., art stations, discussion groups, reflection cards, one-on-one conversations) through which ideas, opinions, and visions can be expressed. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Tuesday, January 22nd 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Student Success Center, Room 1075
jessica Care moore
“Justice too long delayed is justice denied.” – MLK
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week
- Monday, January 21st at 6:00 p.m. Formal Program at Memorial Hall Auditorium
- Tuesday, January 22nd JMU NAACP Student, Faculty and Staff Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. Madison Union Room 256 and Naming the Pain: Addressing the stigmas of therapy in communities of color: 7:00 p.m. Festival Conference Room 8
- Wednesday, January 23rd MLK Team Time: 4:00 p.m. Madison Union 3rd Floor and DEEP Impact Dialogue: 7:00 p.m. Madison Union Ballroom
- Thursday, January 24th March & Speak Out: 3:50p.m. Gather at James Madison statue in front of Varner House for a march through campus that ends in Madison Union
- Friday, January 25th Community Service: 3:30 p.m. Boys & Girls Club of Harrisonburg and MLK Student Gala: 8:00 p.m. Madison Union Ballroom (Registration required)
I Never Saw Another Butterfly: A Holocaust Remembrance
How Research is being Mis(Used) to Support the Marginalization of Transgender People
Memoir, Wemoir, and Imagination
Justice John Charles Thomas
Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra
Cross-Currents of Vodu(n) and Orisha: Spirits and Slaves in the African Diaspora
Bodies in Motion
9th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Interdisciplinary Conference: Friday, February 22nd 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Madison Hall
What You May Not See: Mobilizing Social Change through Art and Imagination
Colonial Wounds/ Postcolonial Repair
Jaki Shelton Green
JMU Diversity Conference
Student Focused Events
DEEP Impact Diversity Dialogues held at 7:00 p.m. Madison Union Ballroom
Wednesday, January 23rd: Justice too long delayed is justice denied.
Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression
- 1/22 – Queers and Coffee
- 1/24 – Puppy Pride, 1-2pm
- 2/4 – Queers and Coffee
- 2/6 – SOGIE Programming/Open House 11am-1pm
- 2/19 – Queers and Coffee
- 2/20 – Puppy Pride, 1-2pm
SGA Diversity Committee
Black History Month Photo Gallery: February-March Roop Hall 2nd floor IVS space
I, Too, am JMU video premier: March 12th 6:00 p.m. Madison Union Ballroom
Peace Corps Prep Launch: January 17th, 5:00 p.m., Madison Union Ballroom
Study Abroad Week: Whether you have already studied abroad, you are signed up to study abroad, or you are just interested and want some free food, there is something for you during Study Abroad Week. January 28th-February 1st
AT THE FOREFRONT
K.T. Vaughan, Associate Dean, Libraries
Building Inclusive and Accessible Libraries
One of my senior colleagues at UNC had a profound effect on me in understanding the intersection of disability and librarianship.
Over time I have developed a research and practice interest in accessibility that pairs well with an interest in libraries as third places that support student success. This has translated into research and practice in how to support an inclusive environment in the libraries, particularly for students with disabilities.
Arie Bradley, Class of 2019
Who is a woman of distinction? She is a woman who inspires us through her dedication and innovation; her exemplary leadership and mentoring; her commitment to enhancing gender equity and inclusion. A woman who possesses passion for the people and places making up her everyday life, who breathes life and energy into our community – this is a Woman of Distinction! Is there a woman like this in your life? Then nominate her for the 2019 Woman of Distinction Award!
Nominations due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8th
... and engaging views since the last revolution of The Beacon.
Broaden the scope of your diversity IQ
January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorates the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and an activist for nonviolent social change until his assassination in 1968.
January 27: The International Day of Commemoration to remember the victims of the Holocaust. The anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in 1945 and U.N. Holocaust Memorial Day.
February is Black History Month to remember the contributions of people of the African diaspora.
February 1: National Freedom Day, which celebrates the signing of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery in 1865.
February 5: Lunar New Year, one of the most sacred of all traditional Chinese holidays, a time of family reunion and celebration. Lunar New Year is also celebrated at this time in Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia.
February 14: St. Valentine’s Day, a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus.
February 18: Presidents Day, a federally recognized celebration honoring presidents of the U.S. including the first president, George Washington.
March is Women’s History Month which recognizes all women for their valuable contributions to history and society.
March 8: International Women’s Day, a global celebration honoring women’s economic, political and social achievements.
March 13-April 15: Deaf History Month. This observance celebrates key events in deaf history, including the founding of Gallaudet University and the American School for the Deaf