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Diversity Calendar of Events

Fall 2020


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 

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. - noon.

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 Appropriation 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

 

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

 

 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

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTQ History Month Kick-off Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mid Autumn Festival

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

All day event

 

 

 2 - 3 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 - 7:30 p.m.

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.

 

Location: Zoom

As we kick-off LGBTQ History Month, join us virtually with President Szymanski and keynote speaker, Brian Silva, the founder and Executive Director of the National Equality Action Team (NEAT) and National Equality Action Team Fund (NEATEF). We will also hear from Pride Club president Jasmine Graham, and unveil of our new installation, Wings of Pride.

 

Location: Zoom

Celebrate the end of the Autumn harvest through gathering, thanksgiving, and hoping for a good future! Grab a lantern and some mooncakes to celebrate the fall harvest and learn about the diverse holiday traditions behind this festival!

Launch & Learn: Religión en me casa Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: @unfinterfaithcenter Instagram Live

Better Together Leader Ama and guest Gustavo talk about their spiritual journeys in relation to religion across Latin American cultures in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Café Takeover with LASO Monday, Oct. 5, 2020

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Osprey Cafe

Come see our "Cooking with LASO" videos come to life at the Osprey Café. Taste some delicious Latin cuisine and meet the LASO E-Board!

We the People

 

 

 

 

Latin American Student Organization (LASO) General Body Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

Posted by 1 p.m.

 

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Instagram stories @unfbsu

Check out this cool IGTV series dedicated to voting as we prepare for the upcoming Presidential election!

 


Location: Zoom

Baobab Black Arts/Creative Writers Forum (The Justice Sessions)

 

 

 Out to Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Good? A Virtual Town Hall

 

 

 

Telling the Truth: Dismantling Racism Inside Religion and Out

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

 

Noon - 1 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 - 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

3 - 4 p.m.

Imagination alive… Arts to help us cross the chasm.

Register Here

 



Location: Zoom

Part of our the Lesbian and Gay programming week in our LGBTQ History Month programming. "Coming out of the closet" or mostly known as "coming out" is when a person reveals an important part of their identity to those who are important in their life. Some people do not find it necessary or safe to coming out. In this event, we'll be sharing our reasons and stories for coming out or why we don't feel it's necessary to come out.

 

Location: Zoom

In partnership with the African American Faculty & Staff Association, join us for an open forum as we discuss the importance of voting, Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 as these topics affect the Black community.

 

Location: Zoom

A follow up from our event, Telling the Truth: White Supremacy in American Christianity, this open discussion will consider how people of diverse religious and non-religious beliefs do the work of dismantling racism.

Friday Lounge: Women in Politics Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

 

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Women are the backbone of homes, businesses, and families but they are often underrepresented in higher-level positions like in the White House. Why is that? Join us and discuss!

Hispanic Women of Influence

 

 

 

 

 

Black Student Union (BSU) General Body Meeting

Monday, Oct. 12, 2020

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

 

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

ICP and the Women's Center will host a panel discussion featuring influential Hispanic/Latin women in the Jacksonville community with Action Jax News Reporter, Lorena Inclan serving as the moderator.

 


Location: Zoom

Come learn more about "Open Mic Night with BSU," other upcoming events and how to join our event planning committees!

Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA) General Body Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

 

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Learn about our Sprout Lotus Program, meet the e-board and get updates on our upcoming events!

Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia

 

 

 

 

 

Victim Advocate's Talks & Topics: Bystander Intervention

 

 

 

 

The Laud Lounge Presents: Bi-erasure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Take Back the Night

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

Posted by Noon

 

1 - 2:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

2 - 3 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:30 p.m.

Location: @laso_unf Instagram

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

 



Location: Zoom

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to assist...but didn't? You aren't alone. It is known as the Bystander Effect, and it is time to talk about it. Join us as we identify strategies for effective intervening.

 

Location: Zoom

Part of our the Bisexual and Pansexual programming week in our LGBTQ History Month programming. Did you know that a larger percent of LGBTQ+ individuals identify with the bisexual+ identity label than any other label? If you didn't, you're not alone. There are many forms of bi-erasure that happen in our everyday lives which distort our view of bisexual+ individuals and identities. If you want to learn more about the phenomenon of bi-erasure, join the LGBT Resource Center along with our former director, Kaitlin Legg, for an informative look at bi+ identities and the all too common practice of bi-erasure.

 

Location: Zoom

Join The Women's Center and Alpha Chi Omega for the annual program to honor and remember those who have been impacted by interpersonal violence. This event is part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month programming.

Nuestra Noche Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

 

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Join the Latin American Student Organization for our Hispanic Heritage Month signature event! We'll be celebrating Hispanic culture virtually through spoken word and musical performances!

Making Time to be Successful at UNF



Feminist Fact Friday 




I.M .S.A.F.E. Content Workshop
Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

1 - 2 p.m.

 

 

 Posted by Noon

 

 

 

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Do you sometimes feel like your schedule controls you? Attend this SASS collaboration to learn tips to gain control of your priorities and formulate a plan to maintain your goals.

 

Location: @UnfWomensCenter Instagram

Test your feminist knowledge with trivia on our Instagram story @unfwomenscenter and play for a chance to win one of two $15 Starbucks gift cards!

 

Location: Zoom

RSVP Register Here

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month and LGBTQ History month, join us for an interactive workshop where we'll discuss and practice what consent and setting healthy boundaries looks like. This event is a collaboration between the Women's Center of Jacksonville, The UNF LGBT Resource Center, and the UNF Women's Center.

Unpacking Transphobia: Part 1 Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

 

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Part 1: Learn what "trans," "nonbinary," and "gender nonconforming" mean. Learn about transphobia and how it impacts the community.

Unpacking Transphobia: Part 2 Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

 

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Part 2: Providing space to unpack and explore the lived experiences trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming folks.

Black Society in Spanish Florida and the Digital Archive (The Justice Sessions)

 

Sprout Lotus Reveal

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

 

6 - 7 p.m.

A different pattern of race and relations in Florida and beyond.

Register Here

 


Location: Zoom

If you signed up for our Sprout Lotus mentorship program, join us over Zoom to meet your match, make new friends and create strong bonds that last a lifetime!

Friday Lounge: Unpacking Masculinity Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

 

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

What messages were you taught about masculinity? How does that relate to feminism? Join The Women's Center and Matt from the Interfaith Center to discuss.

Interfaith Week Kickoff Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

 

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Celebrate religious and worldview diversity with the UNF community as we kick off Interfaith Week! This ceremony will recognize the power of building bridges across difference with raffle prizes, student testimonies, a keynote speaker, a chance to win scholarships, and more!

Difficult Conversations with Politics: Session A

 

 

 

 

 

 Interfaith Community Supper

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

11 a.m. - Noon

 

 

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Part I of our Difficult Conversations With Politics. What does it mean to compromise politically, and are there situations where we can't? How do we build bridges of understanding in today's divisive and tense world? The Hicks Honors College and Interfaith Center will host a dialogue about our political climate and the upcoming election.

 

Location: Zoom link forthcoming

How can we use food to create an inclusive community celebrating our diverse backgrounds? Community partner OneJax invites you to break bread alongside us as we come together to share a virtual meal!

HIV & STI Testing Event provided by JASMYN and Florida Department of Health

 

 

 

 The Loud Lounge Presents: Asexuality and the Romantics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Difficult Conversations with Politics: Session B

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

2 - 3 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 - 4 p.m.

Location and details to be announced!

 





Location: Zoom

You might have heard the term "asexual" and wondered how it can possibly apply to human seeing as how we can't reproduce on our own. Well asexuality - sometimes referred to as the grey spectrum - refers to a sexual orientation commonly used by individuals who do not feel significant sexual attraction. Still a little confused? Don't worry - the LGBT Resource Center will be hosting an event called "Asexuality and the Romantics" where we will explore the commonly misunderstood sexuality as well as a newer concept: romantic orientation.

 

Location:Zoom

Part II of our Difficult Conversations With Politics. What does it mean to compromise politically, and are there situations where we can't? How do we build bridges of understanding in today's divisive and tense world? The Hicks Honors College and Interfaith Center will host a dialogue about our political climate and the upcoming election.

Speedfaithing Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

 

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

What grounds you in times of stress and uncertainty? What values do you hold close and where did they come from? How do you feel most connected to social movements? Does your worldview inspires you to fight for change? Meet new faces and learn what moves us in our everyday lives while winning raffle prizes along the way!

Gayloween

 

 

 

 

Open Mic Night with Black Student Union (BSU)

Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

7 - 9 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Details to be announced!

 



Location: Zoom

Relax with BSU during a night filled with spoken word performances performed by your fellow Ospreys and guest artists.

LASO Movie of the Week and Trivia Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020

 

Posted by noon

Location: Instagram: @laso_unf

Watch the recommended movie of the week and test your knowledge to win swag every Sunday and Friday in November!

Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month Kickoff: Paying Homage to the UNF Land

 

 

 

BSU E-Board IG Story Takeover

Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

 

Monday, Nov. 2 - Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

 

Posted by 5 p.m.

Location: Zoom

The Intercultural Center for Peace and Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month Committee will kick off celebrating indigenous cultures by paying homage to the UNF land with an artifact presentation, performance and a keynote speaker!

 

Location: Instagram @unfbsu

Want to learn more about the 2020-2021 executive board? Tune in as we take over BSU's IG Stories and let our members into our daily lives as student leaders.

Latin American Student Organization (LASO) General Body Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

 

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Learn about Día de Los Muertos and help LASO begin planning spring events!

Felon Disenfranchisement (The Justice Sessions)

 

 

 

 

Indigenous People's Heritage Month Trivia

 

 

 Let's Talk About It: SAID Talks Edition: Post-Election 2020

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

 

Posted by 1 p.m.

 

 

 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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

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Location: Instagram

Do you know the history of the Indigenous People in the U.S.? Test your knowledge and learn new facts about tribes, languages and beliefs!

 

Location: Zoom

Ballots are in and the results are now known. Share your thoughts and opinions as we discuss continued action and next steps following this year's presidential election. The SAID Leaders invite you to part two of their thought-provoking discussion on what it means to be a student of color at a PWI now dealing with the impact of the recent presidential election.

DDI Office Hours

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA) General Body Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

 

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Join the DDI staff in this weekly space to address any questions or concerns students have related to UNF. If we don't have the answer, we will help you find one!

 


Location: Zoom

Are you interested in Diwali or learning how to get involved in future event planning? Come to the GBM and help us begin planning Road to Asia!

Trivia with BSU

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health in Indian Country: Building Bridges from Disparity to Health Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Lounge: Self Care

 

 

 

Jeopardy: BSU Edition

Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

Posted by 1 p.m.

 

 

 

1 - 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 - 3 p.m.

 

 

 

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Instagram @unfbsu

Test your knowledge every Friday with our trivia! Find out how well you know the culture!

 



Location: Zoom

Dr. John Gonzalez, White Earth Anishinaabe Nation member and Bemidji State University professor, will present an overview of health disparities experienced by Indigenous Peoples and ways to increase equity by mitigating risks while maintaining traditions and customs. Following the presentation, a panel of public health professionals will facilitate dialogue and a Q&A session.

 

Location: Zoom

We are in the final stretch of the semester and now is the time to center our self-care. Practice some self-care techniques and decompress with us.

 

Location: Instagram @unfbsu

Do you think you are well-versed in Black culture? Test your knowledge with us in this friendly competition.

Watch "Urban Rez: How Do Native Americans Maintain Their Culture in a Dominant Society?" Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 Location: pbs website

Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy & modern-day effects of the US Government's assimilation policy to dismantle the Indian Reservation system by relocating American Indians from their rural homelands to urban areas. Stories from many tribal nations speak to the challenges of maintaining one's own culture within the dominant society. Narrated by Moses Brings Plenty/Lakota and sponsored by PBS.

Indigenous Florida: Debunking Myths in Our Region

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surviving Stress: Tips for Spiritual Practices that Ease the Mind

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

 

 

 

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

The Indigenous communities of Northeast Florida were far more numerous and powerful than the straggling Spanish town of St. Augustine or the short-lived French community of Fort Caroline. Using their own research on local Indigenous communities, UNF Archaeologist Keith Ashley and UNF Historian Denise I. Bossy debunk some of the major myths of our region.

 

Location: Zoom

The world is a stressful place right now. Besides our mental and physical health, we want to remain spiritually healthy as well! But how does one do that? Come learn what students, faculty, and staff across traditions do to stay connected to their spirituality in stressful times.

Diwali Trivia Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2020

 

Posted by Noon

Location: Instagram @unfasia

Participate in our trivia on all things Diwali to test your knowledge and learn something new before the virtual event!

WATCH: Conversation With "Why We Serve" Co-Author Alexandra Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diwali

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020

2 - 3 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Register Here!

Join museum senior editor Alexandra Harris, co-author of Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces, for a discussion about identity and the warrior stereotype of Native people serving in the military, as well as actual-and remarkable-traditions of peace and war within American Indian communities. Following Harris' webinar, museum historian Mark Hirsch, Why We Serve co-author, will host a Q&A with attendees. Sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian.

 

Location: Zoom

In partnership with the Interfaith Center and the Osprey South Asian Association, learn about the religious observance through storytelling, dancing and a fashion show.

How to Research Local Black History (The Justice Sessions)

 

 

Feminist Fact Friday

Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

12 Noon

 

Posted by Noon

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

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Location: Instagram @unfwomenscenter

Test your feminist knowledge with trivia on our Instagram story @unfwomenscenter and play for a chance to win one of two $15 Starbucks gift cards!

Victim Advocate's Talks & Topics: Coping in Times of Crisis

 

 

 

 

Black Student Union (BSU) General Body Meeting

 

 

ASIA E-Board IG Story Takeover

Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

1 - 2 p.m.

 

 

6 - 7 p.m.

 

 

 

Until Friday, November 20, 2020

Location: Zoom

2020 has been a year, right? Collectively we have experienced a global pandemic, racial injustice, grief, zoom fatigue, and many other things. Come discuss the various public health crises and share coping mechanisms used during these crises.

 

Location: Zoom

Come learn more about "The Black Pajama Jam" and how to join our event planning committees!

 

Location: Instagram @unfasia

Tune into our IG Stories to get to know the 2020-2021 executive board!

WATCH: Native Showcase Cinema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Indigenous People Heritage Month Trivia

 

 

The Birth of Latinx Culture: Acknowledging our Indigenous Heritage

 

Celebration of Women in the Arts

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by 1 p.m.

 

 

3 - 4 p.m.

 

 

 

7 - 9 p.m.

Location: National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian's Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. This year, for the 20th-anniversary showcase, the museum presents the full program online, streaming new films, fan favorite classics, and conversations with filmmakers. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers and stories from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and Arctic.

 

Location:Instagram

Do you know the history of the Indigenous People in the U.S.? Test your knowledge and learn new facts about tribes, languages and beliefs!

 

Location: Zoom

In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month, dive into the rich history of our indigenous ancestors and see how their experiences shaped Latin American culture.

 

Location: Zoom

Enjoy a fun celebration of arts celebrating women!

WATCH: Youth In Action: Conversations About Our Future - Indigenous Food Sovereignty Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

 

 

4 - 5 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Register Here!

 

Native food systems and agricultural practices were disrupted upon European settlement and the displacement of Native peoples from their lands. For the past century, new foods introduced by U.S. federal policy were unhealthy and substantially different from traditional diets. The introduction of unhealthy food, combined with uneven quality of and access to medical care, continues to leave many American Indians fighting an uphill battle for their health. Today, many young people are returning to traditional food sources and sustainable ways of living through political action and sustainable practice. Sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian.

No Longer Silent: Human Rights for Sindhi People

 

 

ATTEND: An Evening with Pedro Zepeda

 

 

 

 

 

Black Pajama Jam

Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

2 - 3 p.m.

 

6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

  

 

7 - 9 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Come learn about the human rights violations of the Sindhi people and what you can do right now to advocate alongside this community.

 

Location: Amelia Island Museum of History: 233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Cost: Free!

Join the famous contemporary and traditional Seminole artist for a canoe carving presentation to close out his guest feature at the museum. Sponsored by the Amelia Museum.

 

Location: Zoom

In partnership with the National Panhellenic Council, join us for a fun night filled with interactive games, music and more!

"Our Land: Indigenous Northeast Florida" Virtual Exhibit Monday, Nov. 23, 2020

9a.m.

Location: Instagram

UNF Professors Drs. Keith Ashley and Denise Bossy take you on a virtual tour of the new Beaches Museum exhibit that dives deep into Jacksonville's rich Indigenous history.

WATCH: "Playing for the World: A Unique Look at a Native American Female Basketball Team" Wednesday,
Nov. 25, 2020
Location:PBS.org

This documentary explores the obstacles Indigenous women overcame while playing the male dominant sport. In 1904, a Native American female team played their first exhibition game at the St. Louis World's Fair