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Diversity Calendar of Events

Fall 2021


Event Date and Time Location and Details
Virtual Onboarding for Military-Affiliated Students Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Join the Webinar

 Cost: Free!

 

Register to Attend

 

The UNF Military & Veterans Resource Center is holding an online orientation specifically designed for incoming active duty military, veterans, reservists, military spouses and military children.

Thrive 100/25: A Virtual Celebration

Tuesday, Aug. 18

 9 - 10 a.m.

Location: Womens Center of Jax

Cost: Free!

 

Register Now

 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in our country. The Women's Center of Jacksonville marks its 25th anniversary serving, supporting and advocating for the women of NE Florida.

Melissa Nelson will deliver the Keynote Address at THRIVE! 100/25, and we will honor Delores Barr Weaver with the first-ever Shirley Webb Leadership Award of Excellence.

A Part of Something: Religious and Non-Religious United for Social Change

Thursday, Aug. 20

 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

 

In challenging times, we wonder: what will get us through? A greater purpose? A spiritual practice or ethical community? A righteous cause? Join us on Thursday of Week of Welcome for trivia, storytelling, and discussion led by UNF Students, Chaplains, Faculty and Staff, both religious and nonreligious, who will share how they are meeting this time with spiritual and mindful practices and action for anti-racism and other social causes.

Multicultural Student Welcome

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

 3 - 4 p.m.

Location: Zoom  Password: 724483

Cost: Free!

 

Meet other incoming students and learn how you get involved with different departments and cultural student organizations on campus.

Test Your FAITH (With Prizes!)

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020

 Posted by 3 p.m.

Location: Instagram @UNFInterfaithCenter

Cost: Free!

 

Think you know a lot about faith, identity, philosophy, and religion? Want a chance to prove it and win an e-gift card in the process? Keep an eye on our Instagram on Friday of WOW and bring your A-game as you race to show what you know in our trivia game! Did we mention prizes?

Friday Lounge: New Semester, New Normal Friday, Aug. 21, 2020

 2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom ID: 996 4879 4945

Cost: Free!

 

We are all working to navigate our "new normal." Chat about what your new normal looks like in our first Friday Lounge of the semester.

Peace Corps Prep Program Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020

 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

 

Learn about the Peace Corps Prep Program including the certificate requirements and how to apply to the Peace Corps.

Ax Handle Saturday with Rodney Hurst (The Justice Sessions) Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2020

 Noon - 1 p.m.

You think it was about a hot dog and a Coke? Taking account of the long journey for human rights.

 

Register Here

Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) General Body Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020

 6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

 

Do you know what SAID is? Meet your '20-'21 SAID leaders, make new friends, catch up with old ones, learn about upcoming ASIA, BSU and LASO events and stay for a fun activity!

Community Hour Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020

 12 - 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

 

Do you need a safe place to unpack your week? Do you need any tips on how to become the best version of yourself? Do you need a space to chat about issues that you are currently experiencing at UNF? Share your week with the Department of Diversity Initiatives at our weekly community hour.

Feminist Fact Friday




Connections Mentoring Program Orientation 
Friday, Aug. 28, 2020

 Posted by Noon


 

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Location: Instagram Live @UnfWomensCenter

Cost: Free!

 

Test your feminist knowledge with trivia questions on Instagram. 


Location: Zoom 

Cost: Free!

Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the Connections program will have the opportunity to connect with each other while learning about the program's resources. 

Social Media in a Day Webinar Monday, Aug. 31, 2020

 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Register to Attend (Required)

 

Social Media in a Day is a FREE webinar for military, veterans and military spouses. Marketing maven Elizabeth Pampalone will teach current and aspiring entrepreneurs how to develop a stunning, easy-to-follow social media plan that can be completed in just one day.

Watch: John Lewis: Good Trouble Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020

 All day event

Location: Instagram @unfddi

See the film about the inspiration behind this incredible campaign.

 

RSVP required to reserve your free virtual viewing ticket; email ddi@unf.edu for a ticket code to view Good Trouble; you must activate it on Tuesday September 1st.

Once you receive your code, visit John Lewis: Good Trouble video

Learn: Telling the Truth: White Supremacy in American Christianity Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020

 3 - 4 p.m.

Location: Zoom

What happens when a religion builds itself around racism and enslavement? Learn from Professors Denison and Bevel on this history, and discuss with UNF Chaplains and students how they are facing the legacy of white supremacy in Christianity today.

Discuss: What Does "Good Trouble" Mean To You? Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020

 All day event

Location: Instagram @unfddi 

John Lewis stated, "Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and redeem the soul of America." We want to hear from you. What does "Good Trouble" look in your life?

Read: Examining the Past of Reproductive Justice

 

 

Friday Lounge: History of Feminism

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

 All day event

 

 

2 - 4 p.m

Location: Instagram @unfwomenscenter 

Check out our post about a short history of reproductive justice in the US.

 

Location: Zoom Meeting, 996 4879 4945

 

We know feminist icons like AOC and RBG but feminism has a deep and rich history! Come share your thoughts as we dive into the past and discuss how feminism will continue to shape our future.

Listen and Watch: A Journey Through the Clotilda Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020

 All day event 

Location: Instagram @unf_icp

 

Proud. Resilient. Resolute. Take the Journey to Mobile, Alabama to learn about the Clotilda (the last slave ship) and the stories of the last Africans brought to America. Watch the videos and listen to the descendants as we journey through the Clotilda.

 

Find the videos here! Lets Get in Good Trouble

Read: Ax Handle Saturday, Jacksonville, August 27, 1960

 

 


 Visit: Yellow House Art's "Still Not About a Hot Dog and Coke": A Virtual Exhibition

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020

All day event 



 All day event

 Location: Instagram @unfddi

 

Learn about one of the darkest days in Jacksonville's history: Story About Ax Handle Saturday

 

Location: Instagram @unfddi

 

Reflect on our nation's powerful past and present civil rights movement through Yellow House's Sit In, Stand Up virtual gallery, then join us during our Thursday Community Hour to discuss the pieces most impactful for you: Yell House Virtual sit-in

Reflect and Act: Journaling Prompt: What have you learned from the past and how has the past shaped your perception of social inequalities? Monday, Sept. 7, 2020

 All day event

Location: Instagram @unfddi

Discuss what you learned about social change this week with someone you know.

#BlackandBrownatUNF Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

 8 - 9 p.m.

Location: Zoom Meeting, 956 2470 8948

 

Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) leaders share their experiences of being students of color at a predominately white institution.

Bias in the Eye of the Beholder




Reading James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville (The Justice Sessions)
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

 2 - 3 p.m.

 

 

 

Noon - 1 p.m. 

Location:Zoom

 

Dr. Curtis Phills, associate professor of Psychology, will present his research on bias.

 

Fed up with "the shame of this city?" What's at stake in reading our most accomplished public figure.

Register Here 

Community Hour: Sit In, Stand Up with DDI

 


Black Lives Matter

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

 Noon 1 p.m.

 


 3 - 4 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Join us during our weekly Community Hour to reflect on the pieces in the powerful virtual exhibit Sit In, Stand Up through Yellow House Stand-up

 

Location: Zoom Meeting, 980 2955 0748

Learn the truth about the Black Lives Matter Movement from leaders of Black Lives Matter Jacksonville.

Read: Study Shows Islamophobia Is Growing In The U.S

 

Generation W

Friday, Sept. 11, 2020

All day event

 

11 a.m - 4 p.m.

Location: Read this npr article!

 

 

Location: Virtual Event RSVP here!   

Generation W's VISION 20/20 is going virtual! In a new, exciting format, experience the inspiration and connection that is signature Generation W. UNF is proud to partner with Generation W.. Let's learn together to see each other, the world, and our future more clearly!

 

*RSVP required; a limited number of tickets available for the virtual event. For questions or to inquire about Gen W tickets, contact Andrea Snell at andrea.snell@unf.edu.

Watch: American Son on Netflix Saturday, September 12

 All day event

Location: Netflix

 

A Broadway play turned film depicting an estrange couple reuniting in a Florida police station looking for their missing son. Urgent questions arise concerning the degree to which race, gender, and class play into police procedure.

Reflect: Liberation Theology: The Church and Social Justice Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020

 All day event

Location: Instagram @unfinterfaithcenter

 

Dr. Jermaine J. Marshall, Pastor of Williams CME Church discusses the church's responsibility to promote social justice.

Swoop In To Vote Campaign - African American Faculty & Staff Association (AAFSA) Social Media Day

 



Black Is King: Cultural Appropiation or Appreciation?

Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

 All day event 

 



7 - 8 p.m.

Location: Instagram @unfaafsa

 

Join the African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) as they launch their official voter education campaign. Learn the importance of voting, how to register to vote and how you can empower others to use their voice and vote too!

 

Location: Zoom, Meeting, 921 4076 8365

 

The Black Student Union hosts an open dialogue on whether the film "Black is King" is a token of appreciation for African culture or if it is an act of cultural appropriation.

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff






Taco Tuesday With Black Student Union (BSU)

Netflix Party with OSAA
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020

 11 a.m - noon




6:00 p.m. 


6 - 7:30 p.m. 

Location: Zoom Meeting ID 993 3371 1584

Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee as we kickoff celebrating Hispanic and Latinx cultures in our UNF community with music, testimonies and a keynote address from Gerson Sanchez, creator of the "Woke Wednesdays" podcast!

Location: Instagram Live @unfbsu
This virtual event will curate tasty tacos in honor of Hispanic Heritage month.

Location: Zoom ID: 954 6512 7075, Passcode: 755914

Join us and the Osprey South Asian Association for a viewing and discussion of the Netflix reality show, “Indian Matchmaking.”

Reflect: Women: Leading Us into the Future

  



 Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia 

 

 


Wealth Disparity in Black and White



Baobab Black Arts: Activist Curation 

Wednesday Sept. 16, 2020
All day event

 



 All day event

 

 


2 - 3 p.m.



6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Instagram:@unfwomenscenter 

Hear from a local woman in a leadership role speaking to how we can make this place a more equitable space for young girls who will one day aspire to be in a position like theirs.

 

Location: Instagram: @laso_unf

How much do you know about the Hispanic/Latinx culture? Test your knowledge and compete to win some fun prizes!

Location: Zoom Meeting ID 921 9938 8779

 

This session will illustrate the racial wealth gaps and how this systemic problem can be addressed.


 Location: Event

 

Shawana Brooks (6 Ft. Away Gallery and Color Jax Blue) and Hope McMath (Yellow House) will provide gallery tours and discuss curation as activism. This discussion will be moderated by UNF Gallery Director, Jessica Borusky. The Baobab Black Arts series of virtual events features guest artists who will showcase their work and present cutting-edge topics ranging from gallery curation, creative writing, visual arts and other African-American artistic production.
Registration is required. 

Watch: Empty Promises Fulfilled: Student Activism and Institutional Change, A TEDxMSU Talk by Thaddeus Stegall

 

Act & Activism: A Workshop with Dr. Jennifer Lieberman, Associate Professor of American Literature and Culture & Graduate Coordinator of English

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

 All day event 

 


2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Find the video here: Lets Get in Good Trouble

 

 


 Location: Zoom Meeting ID 974 1089 0047

 

Student activism begins on campus. This discussion, with an optional arts & crafts component, focuses on ways students try to improve their own universities. Participants who want to engage in the arts and crafts activity will need only paper and pens or markers.

Reflect: How can I Be a Change Maker?




Friday Lounge: Exploring the "X" in LatiniX





Cooking  With LASO 
Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

 All day event 



2 - 3 p.m. 




1 - 2 p.m. 

Location: Instagram @unfddi

 

Spend 5 minutes reflecting about what change means/looks like to you and how you can affect change in your spheres of influence. We will explain & have a picture of spheres of influences as the picture.


 Location: Zoom Meeting 996 4879 4945

 

Words we use can be tools that impact and shape our experiences and life. What power exists in transforming the way we use words to express our identities? Join us as we unpack the power of Latinx with our LGBT Resource Center folx and friends. 

 

Location: Instagram Live @lasounf 

Ask questions and learn how to make a different cultural dish every Friday through this interactive event!

Post: #OspreysMakingChangePossible Hashtag Event




Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

 All day event 



All day event

Location: Instagram @unfddi

 

Students, faculty and staff can tag photos of themselves doing things they are doing now that will affect change in the future (examples: volunteering, voting, etc.).

 

The Jewish New Year festival begins at sunset. It may be appropriate to limit University wide activities on this day in respect to those who observe this holiday. 

International Day of Peace Social Media Trivia Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020

 All day event 

Location: Instagram @unf_icp

 

A 5-question trivia activity on the ICP Instagram Page to help raise awareness and get people excited about the event the next day.

International Day of Peace - Shaping Peace Together: An Art & Soul Cafe Monday, Sept. 21, 2020

 1 - 2 p.m.

Location: Zoom Meeting ID 987 8286 5835

 

Join DDI as we close out our 21-days of getting into good trouble and celebrate this global observance with a spoken word performance featuring LoveReigns!

Embrace Your Afrolatinidad With Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and Black Student Union  Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 
6 - 7 p.m. 
Location: Zoom meeting 919 256 1335

Join LASO and our BSU friends as we explore the Afro Latinx identity from our special guest speaker’s perspective and breakout into sessions to share personal experiences.
Jacksonville Consolidation (The Justice Sessions)



Victim Advocate Talks and Topics: Victim Advocacy 101
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

 Noon - 1 p.m.



1 - 2 p.m.

 

Wonder what made us the nation's biggest city? How white supremacy went metro to keep its stranglehold on Jacksonville.

Register Here


 Location: Zoom

 

 Join a panelist of advocates from UNF Women Center, Hubbard House and the Women Center of Jacksonville as we discuss all things advocacy.
Advocate will share roles and responsibilities, concerns of the field and answer questions about confidentiality and resources.

Cooking with Asia and Instagram Trivia  Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 
Posted by 2 p.m. 
 Location: Instagram: @unfasia

Interested in learning different Asian recipes? Join us on Instagram for a video on how to make some fun cultural dishes and go to our story for trivia on them!
Yom Kippur  Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 
All day event 
 The most solemn religious fast of the Jewish year, the last of the ten days of penitence that begin with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year). Begins at sunset on September 27.
It may be appropriate to limit University wide activities on this day in respect to those who observe this holiday.
Taco Tuesday With Black Student Union (BSU)
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 
6 p.m.
 Location: Instagram Live @unfbsu
This virtual event will curate tasty tacos in honor of Hispanic Heritage month.
The Loud Lounge  Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 
2 - 3 p.m. 
Location: Zoom 

The Loud Lounge is a weekly discussion held by the LGBT Resource Center. 

Native Women's Equal Pay Day  Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 
All day event  
Location: Equal Pay Today website  

Native Women earn approximately $0.57 cents on the dollar of White, non-Hispanic men (based on 2019 data). Oct 1, Native Women’s Equal Pay Day is the day Native women must work into the new year to make what White men made at the end of last year.  
Baobab Black Arts/Creative Writers Forum (The Justice Sessions) Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

 Noon - 1 p.m.

Imagination alive… Arts to help us cross the chasm.

 

Register Here

Black Society in Spanish Florida and the Digital Archive (The Justice Sessions) Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 A different pattern of race and relations in Florida and beyond.

 

Register Here

Felon Disenfranchisement (The Justice Sessions) Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

 Noon - 1 p.m.

Think voting rights was a 60s thing? The disproportionate impact of felon disenfranchisement laws on communities of color.

 

Register Here

How to Research Local Black History (The Justice Sessions) Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

 12 Noon

A roundtable discussion hosted by UNF's Digital Humanities Institute.

 

Register Here