Film Screening and Q&A with filmmakers of An Outrage
Linking Meandering Paths Art Exhibit
Democracy in Peril
Since When Did Compromise Become a Bad Thing?
Student identity, equity, and inclusion in STEM active learning classrooms
Viewpoints on Health Combating Structural Racism: Class, Clinic, and Community
Poetry Without Boundaries
The Purpose of the University: Higher Education in an Age of Polarization
Taking Ownership: Making films of Race and History
Disability Awareness Week Keynote
Speaker, Author, Athlete Tricia Downing
Adoration and Art Exhibit
Madison Vision Series
Working with Transgender and Gender Variant Populations: Health Considerations
Men in Power Panel
A Q&A panel of JMU staff and faculty focused around topics such as privilege and power, sexual and intimate partner violence, masculinity, and allyship.
Wednesday, April 11th, 6:00 p.m., Festival Ballroom B/C
Film Screening: Audrie & Daisy
Activism at the Crossroads: Fugitive Sanctuary and Coalition Possibilities through Queered Immigrant Politics
Cultura y Comunidad Keynote: Supporting Learning for the Benefit of All
Transitional Justice Lessons for America from ‘S***hole’ Countries
Connect with CMSS for a variety of events that include:
March 16: Women of Color togetHER Conference
March 19: Exploring our Latinx identity
March 26th: Central America: Heartbreak and Helplessness
March 28th: DEEP Dialogue: Disability Awareness Week Unpacking Inspiration
March 31st: African Student Org - Taste of Africa
April 4th: Chinese Student Assoc. Culture Show
April 7th: Latino Student Alliance Celebracion Latina
April 11th: NAACP Image Awards
April 17th: Women of Color - Fragile Masculinity Program
May 1st: Donning of the Kente
Connect for a variety of events that include:
Queers & Coffee: March 16th (with guests from the Virginia Anti-Violence Projects), April 10th and 18th
Puppy Pride: March 28th, April 25th and 26th
Out on Campus Dialogues: April 4th
Lavender Graduation: April 19th
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Speakers Andrea Pino and Annie Clark from the film The Hunting Ground and the organization End Rape on Campus: Tuesday, April 3rd, 7:00 p.m. Grafton Stovall Theatre
Take Back the Night Speak-out: Thursday, April 5th, 6:30 p.m. Lakeview 1104
What Were You Wearing Gallery: April 9-15th, Madison Union Airport Lounge
CARE Resource Room: Friday, April 13th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Student Success Center 1075
Film Screening of Audrie & Daisy: Monday, April 16th, 6:00 p.m., Grafton Stovall Theatre
Open Mic Night: Tuesday, April 17th, 6:30 p.m. Taylor Down Under
COMPASS Award Winners
Visionary – School of Nursing
Leader – Latin American & Caribbean Studies Leadership Committee
Advocate – LGBTQ & Ally Education Program
Catalyst – Facilities Management team members
In honor of the first year of the COMPASS Awards, Joyce Guthrie is recognized with an overall Compass Award as she exemplifies all of the above qualities.
Woman of Distinction Award Winners
Teaching Faculty: Dr. Amy Russell Yun
A&P Faculty: Kathleen Sensabaugh
Classified/Wage Staff: Emily Winter
Students: Ariana Tutko
Professors Moran and Gabriele earn highest honor
Charles May, Jr. receives Alumni Service Award
Broaden your diversity IQ
A glimpse of significant dates in March, April, and May
March is Women’s History Month. Started in 1987, Women’s History Month recognizes all women for their valuable contributions to history and society.
March is also National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, which was established to increase awareness and understanding of issues affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
March 2: Holi is a Hindu and Sikh spring religious festival celebrated by throwing colored powder and water at each other.
March 8: International Women’s Day. First observed in 1911 in Germany, it has now become a major 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.
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday started in Ireland to recognize St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
March 30-April 7: Passover is an eight-day Jewish holiday and festival in commemoration of the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.
April is Celebrate Diversity Month, started in 2004 to recognize and honor the diversity surrounding us all.
April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
April 1: Easter is a holiday celebrated by Christians to recognize Jesus’ return from death after the crucifixion.
April 2: World Autism Awareness Day which was created to raise awareness of the developmental disorder around the globe.
April 22: Earth Day promotes peace and sustainability of planet Earth. Events are held globally to show support of environmental protection of the earth.
April 23 (Evening) - April 24 (Evening): Holocaust Remembrance Day is a time to “mourn the loss of lives, celebrate those who saved them, honor those who survived, and contemplate the obligations of the living”- former President Barack Obama.
April 27: The Day of Silence during which participants take a daylong vow of silence to protest the actual silencing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and their straight allies due to bias and harassment.
May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander 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. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.
May is also Jewish American Heritage Month, which recognizes the diverse contributions of the Jewish people to American culture.
May 5: Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday commemorating the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). This day celebrates Mexican culture and heritage, including parades and mariachi music performances.
May 15 (sunset)-June 15: Ramadan is an Islamic holiday marked by fasting, praise, prayer and devotion to Islam.
May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is a global celebration of sexual-orientation and gender diversities.
May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a day set aside by the United Nations as an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together better.
May 28: Memorial Day in the United States is a federal holiday established to honor military veterans who died in wars fought by American forces.