Breaking Chains: Voices from Slavery to Civil Rights
Archie Rand: The 613
Race, Faith, and Climate Change: How Global Warming is a Civil Rights Issue
Diversity Council Chair Meetings
Wednesday, Sept. 19th and Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 1:30 p.m., Moody Hall Conference Room
Harrisonburg Then and Now
Constitution Day: David Rubenstein
Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime
International Week - September 24-29
Why Refugees Matter
Call Your Mutha'
Our Government’s Role with the World’s Most Vulnerable
The Strategic Implications of Climate-Induced Conflict
The Great Uncertainty: Long Term Impact of the Political Divide At Home and Abroad
Black Secret Technologies and the Remaking of the Future
50 Years Later: The Ongoing Racial Wealth Divide
Corporations Are People Too: (And They Should Act Like It)
Association of Former Members of Congress
Madison Vision Series: Former members of Congress will discuss the future of American political discourse. The presentation will focus on ways that we can work across political difference in the service of the public good. Thursday, November 1st at 3:30 p.m., Grafton-Stovall Theatre
Soweto Gospel Choir
Connect with CMSS for a variety of events
DEEP Impact Diversity Dialogues held at 7:00 p.m. Madison Union Ballroom
Sept. 12th: #TrendingNow: Summer 2018
Sept. 26th: Environmental Racism (in conjunction with International Week)
Oct. 3rd: Sizeism (with REACH)
Oct. 10th: Afrofuturism
International Week Student Events – September 24-29
Monday – International Bazaar: D-Hall Commons Area 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and I-week Trivia Night: 8:00 p.m. Madison Hall 2nd floor
Wednesday – Study Abroad and International Student Open Mic: Taylor Down Under 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday – Study Abroad Fair: Festival Grand Ballroom 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday – Harrisonburg International Festival: Downtown Harrisonburg 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Shuttle service available
LGBTQ & Ally Education
Puppy Pride: September 13th and October 10th from 1-1:40 p.m. SSC 1320
Out on Campus Dialogue: October 9th at 7:00 p.m. Madison Ballroom
Sexual Assault Awareness
Sextacular - A Healthy Sexuality Fair: September 20th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Madison Union 256
Escalation Workshop: October 9th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Madison Union 306
Nonviolent Communication: October 15th 4:30 p.m. Madison Union 404
Film screening – WMM: A Better Man: October 17th 7:00 p.m. Madison Union Ballroom
Real Talk - Alcohol and Sex: October 23rd 4:30-5:30 p.m. SSC 1075
Latino Student Alliance Hispanic Awareness Week – October 8-13
Monday: Jeopardy! - Test your knowledge of Hispanic History and more!
Tuesday: Diversity Panel: How did we all get here? - Listen to first-generation students share stories of how they ended up here at JMU!
Wednesday: A cocinar - Join LSA in learning how to cook a classic Latino dish!
Thursday: Salasarengue - Join all your friends in learning how to salsa with Candela!
Friday: LSA's Amazing race - Come watch teams compete in the ultimate competition around campus
Saturday: Noche de Sabor - Join us for a fantastic cultural show!
2018 Provost Diversity Curriculum Grants
Howard Lubert, Political Science: for a new course entitled “African-American Political Thought”
Emily Westkaemper, History: for a new course entitled “Women at Work in U.S. History”
Joshua Streeter, Theatre and Dance: for a new course in “Drama and Diversity”
Cathy McKay, Kinesiology: revising and researching best practices for inclusive education for students with disabilities in Kin 655
Daniel Morales, History: create two new courses, History of Latinx populations and History of Immigration, and incorporate a multi-year oral history project
Kara Kavanagh, Education: to revise ELED 501 to better incorporate inclusivity outcomes.
Stephanie Baller, Health Science: to revise HTH 150 to include an introductory unit on diversity for undergraduates in Health Science
Broaden your diversity IQ
A glimpse of significant dates in September and October
Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15th to October 15th.
September 3: Labor Day in the United States. Labor Day honors the contribution that laborers have made to the country and is observed on the first Monday of September.
September 18-19: Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, a day of atonement marked by fasting and ceremonial repentance.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
October is also LGBT History Month.
October 8: National Indigenous People’s Day, an alternative celebration to Columbus Day, gives recognition to the indigenous populations affected by colonization.
October 11: National Coming Out Day. For those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, this day celebrates coming out and the recognition of the 1987 march on Washington for gay and lesbian equality.