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Office of Diversity and Inclusion Calendar of Events

Meet the ASIA E-Board

Monday, January 10, 2022 - Friday, January 14, 2022

Location: Instagram: @unfasia

Cost: Free!

Meet the Asian Students in Alliance executive board members, ask questions and learn about their routines, hobbies, and more!

Rainbow Connection

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

Welcome back to Spring semester at UNF with the LGBTQ Center. Get a sweet treat and learn more about what the center has to offer.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Open House

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Women's Center, Interfaith Center, Intercultural Center, LGBTQ Center, and CASS Lounge

Cost: Free!

Come to our Open House, where we'll be giving food, prizes and giveaways. Three lucky students will have a chance to win a $25, $15, or $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Friday Lounge: 2022 Vision Board

Friday, January 14, 2022

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Women's Center, Building 2, Suite 2100, and Zoom: 996 4879 4945

Cost: Free!

Join us for the first Friday Lounge of the semester, where we will have supplies for you to make your own 2022 vision board. All are welcomed. This event is in person and via Zoom ID 996 4879 4945. Please contact Jess to pick up supplies if you're joining through Zoom.

SAID Swoop & Hoop

Monday, January 17, 2022

6 - 9 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza and Arena

Cost: Free!

Come support the UNF Men’s Basketball Team versus Kennesaw State with the Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity! Partnering with UNF Athletics, we will highlight diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice by showcasing our campus pride.

I’m SAID and I’m Proud

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Posted by Noon

Location: Instagram: @said_unf

Cost: Free!

Say it Loud, I’m SAID and I’m Proud! Kick off YouNF Week 2022! Check out our Instagram featuring our SAID leaders as we release this year’s theme celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion.

Fearless Woman Relaunch Brunch

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms

Cost: Free; registration required

Register Here by January 14

Kick off the semester right and help us re-launch Fearless Woman! We are seeking to build community and share ideas about what Fearless Woman can be in the future. All are welcomed to join, and lunch is provided.

Say it Loud!

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms A & B

Cost: Free!

Join the Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity as we talk openly, challenge and support each other to actively build a more inclusive campus community while engaging in deep conversations about racial healing and equity.

Q Chats

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom: 975 0112 2167

Cost: Free!

New biweekly discussion series on all parts of the LGBTQ+ community. This week, we will discuss the word "queer", the reclamation of the word, its history in the LGBTQ community.

Coffee and Conversation

Thursday, January 20, 2022

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Labyrinth Outside Bldg. 39

Cost: Free!

Join the Interfaith Center at their weekly conversation series on topics related to religious and non-religious diversity and pop culture.

SAID Swoop-In

Thursday, January 20, 2022

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms A, B, and C

Cost: Free!

Swoop-in and meet the leaders of the Asian Students in Alliance, the Black Student Union, the Latin American Student Organization, and the Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity! Become organization members and learn about the amazing events we have planned this semester! Wear and share UNF school pride while participating in fun games and activities!

Osprey Idol

Friday, January 21, 2022

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms

Cost: Free!

Join the Black Student Union for a night of talent! Come watch some of your favorite Ospreys battle it out on the stage in various performances. There are many Ospreys, but there can only be one Osprey Idol!

Black LGBTQ+ Voters Panel

Saturday, January 22, 2022

2 - 4 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballroom D

Cost: Free!

Co-sponsored by the Transgender Awareness Project. Panel discussion on Black LGBTQ community and voting rights.

Meet the Latin American Student Organization E-board

Monday, January 24, 2022 - Friday, January 28, 2022

Location: Instagram: @laso_unf

Cost: Free!

Meet LASO's executive board members, ask questions and learn about their routines, hobbies, and more!

Victim Advocate's Talks and Topics: Netflix's "Maid"

Monday, January 24, 2022

3 - 5 p.m.

Location: Women's Center, Building 2, Suite 2100

Cost: Free!

Join the Victim Advocacy Program for a screening of the first two episodes of the Netflix series “Maid.” “Maid” details the struggles that a single mother must overcome to escape an abusive relationship and create a better life for herself and her daughter.

LGBTQ Library Speakers Series

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Cost: Free!

Stop by the Thomas G. Carpenter Library for the latest installment in our Library Speakers Series. This year will commemorate UNF's 50th anniversary.

Book Talk with Rabbi Jack Romberg: A Doorway to Heroism

Thursday, January 27, 2022

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Online

Cost: Free!

Register Now

Join Rabbi Jack Romberg on Zoom to discuss his new book, A Doorway to Heroism, the story of his uncle, Richard Stern, a German Jew who bravely protested Nazi power. He was also a decorated veteran who served with Germany in World War I and the United States in World War II. In partnership with the Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida."

Swoop Latin Dance

Friday, January 28, 2022

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

Come learn different Latin American dances from Bachata, Merengue, Kompa, Samba, and more! Bring a friend and let’s learn some moves! Beginners and pros are welcome!

SAID Black History Month Trivia

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Posted by Noon

Location: Instagram: @said_unf

Cost: Free!

Are you ready for a challenge? Put your knowledge to the test with the Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity's Black History Month Trivia! Tune into our in Instagram stories to play and win prizes!

Wear a Hijab Day with the Muslim Student Association

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: The Green

Cost: Free!

Show support and participate in this cultural exchange with the Muslim Student Association as we give away hijabs and treats to students.

Black History Month Kickoff

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

10 a.m. - Noon

Location: Library Walkway

Cost: Free!

Kick-off Black History Month with the Intercultural Center! Spin the wheel, win some swag, grab a goodie bag and receive a FREE Starbucks Grande beverage on us!

Friday Lounge: Crafternoon

Friday, February 4, 2022

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Women's Center, Building 2, Suite 2100, and Zoom: 996 4879 4945

Cost: Free!

Join us for an afternoon of crafting where you can learn how to cross-stitch, embroider, weave, and more! If you wish to join remotely, you can pick up materials by emailing Jess at Jessica.harris@unf.edu.

Embracing Your Afro-Latinidad

Monday, February 7, 2022

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Meeting Room 3804

Cost: Free!

In honor of Black History Month, join us alongside the Black Student Union as we highlight many African influences in Latin America. We’ll explore history, influences, personal experiences and historical people that share this intersecting identity.

Dinner with a Feminist

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms

Cost: Free!

Celebrate International Women’s Day by discussing your favorite feminist over dinner. All are welcomed!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Noon - 2 p.m.

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

Cost: The first 125 UNF students attend FREE. One ticket per student with UNF I.D. Only available at the UNF Ticket Box Office.

The UNF Intercultural Center will celebrate the annual MLK celebration. Recognize this year's scholarship recipients and hear from our dynamic guest speaker in honor of UNF's 50th anniversary.

Young, Black & LGBTQ in Jax

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms A & B

Cost: Free!

A roundtable discussion on being an LGBTQ+ Black youth in Jacksonville and the South. Collaboration with JASMYN.

Latin American Student Union (LASO) General Body Meeting

Thursday, February 10, 2022

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Meeting Room 3804

Cost: Free!

Learn about our upcoming Spring semester events including our signature event, Around Latin America. Followed by a fun Valentine’s Day speed friending game!

Swoop Latin Dance

Friday, February 11, 2022

5 - 6 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

Come learn different Latin American dances from Bachata, Merengue, Kompa, Samba, and more! Bring a friend and let’s learn some moves! Beginners and pros are welcome!

Palentine's Day Card Making

Friday, February 11, 2022

Noon - 2 p.m.

Location: LGBTQ Center

Cost: Free!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating a card for your friend, squish, polycule, or whomever you love.

Day of Thanks

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

Take instant polaroid photos in front of a custom backdrop and decorate your own photo frame to show thanks to someone you care about! You bring your friends, we bring the crafts, decorations, and Dunkin Donuts - and free Starbucks to the first 25 frames made!

Inclusion Fuzion Trivia

Monday, February 21, 2022

Posted at 6 p.m.

Location: Instagram: @ospreylife

Cost: Free!

Put your Black/African American cultural knowledge to the test with the Intercultural Center and Osprey Life & Productions’ Black History Month trivia!

Rep Your Set

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Boardwalk Outside Osprey Cafe

Cost: Free!

Rep your set with the National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC). Showcase how our campus community embraces our Divine Nine fraternities and sororities!

Jax Melanin Market Meets Market Days

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

In partnership with the Intercultural Center and Africana Studies, the Jax Melanin Market collides with Market Days! Enjoy food trucks, swag and music brought to you by DJ Jimmie Hustle while supporting Black owned businesses.

Victim Advocate's Talks and Topics: Sounding the Alarm: Criminalization of Black girls in Florida

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Meeting Room 3805

Cost: Free!

More than 300,000 Black girls attend K–12 public schools across Florida. Black girls represent about one in five girls, although this varies by location. It is imperative to consider data by race and ethnicity within gender to better understand differences in girls’ experiences. Join our community partners, the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, as we illuminate ongoing systemic failures and criminalizing responses that put the overall well-being of Black girls at risk.

Swoop Latin Dance

Friday, February 25, 2022

5 - 6 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

Come learn different Latin American dances from Bachata, Merengue, Kompa, Samba, and more! Bring a friend and let’s learn some moves! Beginners and pros are welcome!

What's Your Hair Type?

Friday, February 25, 2022

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Meeting Room 3804

Cost: Free!

The Intercultural Center and the Women’s Center are bringing back this successful event! Discuss your hair type, learn new hair care tips for natural, permed and relaxed types--and if you don’t know your hair type, find out what it is here! This event can be attended in person or virtually via Zoom ID 996 4879 4945.

Black Excellence Expo

Friday, February 25, 2022

7 - 9 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms

Cost: Free!

Celebrate all things exuding Black excellence with the Black Student Union! Enjoy a night of art in this fun-filled event showcasing culturally enriching education and entertainment featured in the African diaspora.

Carnaval Trivia

Monday, February 28, 2022

Posted by Noon

Location: Instagram: @laso_unf

Cost: Free!

Put your knowledge to the test as we explore one of Latin America’s biggest celebrations of the year, Carnaval. Learn about its historical significance and traditions.

SAID Speed Dating

Monday, February 28, 2022

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms A & B

Cost: Free!

Roses are red, violets are blue, don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, we got you! Enjoy an exciting evening with the Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity and our organizations’ members and meet a potential match by connecting and sharing your personal interests.

Women's History Month Celebration

Friday, March 4, 2022

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms

Cost: Tickets and sponsorship information available at the UNF Box Office

Celebrate with the Women's Center at the annual Women's History Month Luncheon! Our celebration will include presentations of the Gender Equity Award, winners of the Women's History Month Scholarship, a keynote address, and more.

Sex Week: Let's Get Physical

Monday, March 7, 2022 - Friday, March 11, 2022

Cost: Free!

Sex Week is a week-long series of events from various campus and community partners actively and creatively engaging the campus community on topics related to health, wellness, consent, risk awareness, identity, relationships, diversity, inclusive language and education.

Consent Carnival Market Day

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

Get excited about Consent at our outdoor carnival style event. The Victim Advocacy Program is taking over Market Day, so come to the Osprey Plaza to play some consent theme games, learn about consent and resources and win prizes.

Queer Prom

Thursday, March 10, 2022

7 - 10 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms

Cost: Free!

Come out and join UNF Pride Club and the LGBTQ Center for a night of dancing, fun, and a great time! This event is open to everyone!

Friday Lounge: It's a Pleasure to Meet You

Friday, March 11, 2022

2 - 4 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms

Cost: Free!

Join the Women's Center and the LGBTQ Center for the real-deal, science-focused, and pleasure-based sex education you deserve! We will talk about a variety of sex-ed topics and have some hands-on activities. This event can also be attended via Zoom ID 996 4879 4945.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Trivia

Monday, March 21, 2022

Posted by 1 p.m.

Location: Instagram: @unfinterculturalcenter

Cost: Free!

Test your knowledge on this United Nations’ observance to honor the victims of the Sharpeville, South Africa attack.

Out and In Charge: A Conversation with Women in Power

Thursday, March 24, 2022

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Free!

Engage in a leadership conversation between powerful women who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. Learn from their experiences, successes, and mistakes.

Remembrance Day of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Friday, March 25, 2022

Posted by 1 p.m.

Location: Instagram: @unfinterculturalcenter

Cost: Free!

Learn about the United Nations’ observance to remember the suffrage and lives lost because of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Poetry Slam Workshop

Friday, March 25, 2022

2 - 4 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms

Cost: Free!

Join us for an interactive workshop on slam poetry. Learn some writing techniques and performance pointers. This event can also be attended virtually via Zoom.

Women's Voices: Five Women, Five Decades

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Thomas G. Carpenter Library Classrooms 2102 A & B

Cost: Free!

A panel of five women will share their personal experiences at UNF throughout the past 50 years. Moderated by Sheila Spivey, Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.

Women Makers Market

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Noon - 4 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

Celebrate the close of Women's History Month by supporting local women makers. Artists and makers will have booths where you can check out their products and services.

Trans Visibility Day

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Posted at 2 p.m.

Location: Instagram Live: @unf_lgbt

Cost: Free!

Join our Instagram Live discussion for Trans Visibility Day.

The Pride Games

Friday, April 8, 2022

All Day

Location: TBD

Cost: Free!

The Pride Games is an intercollegiate high school competition open to Duval County Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) and/or Pride Clubs. Teams representing Duval County high schools will be able to compete in four different categories: LGBTQ+ History, Speech, Case Competition & Talent Competition. This one-day event will be hosted at UNF, by the LGBTQ Center and will also give Advisors/Teachers the opportunity to attend Professional Development workshops that will help them to provide updated resources to their students.

Lavender Celebration

Friday, April 22, 2022

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms

Cost: Free!

Each Spring, the LGBTQ Center hosts a Lavender Graduation to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to UNF and/or the Jacksonville community. High School Seniors, Undergraduate and Graduate students are eligible to participate in the ceremony if they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or as an ally of the LGBT community. This year, we will be honoring the Top 50 UNF LGBTQ Leaders, including former and current UNF staff, faculty and alumni.

Drag Queen Brunch

Sunday, June 5, 2022

TBD

Location: TBD

Cost: Free!

Celebrate the beginning of Pride month with the LGBTQ Center’s Drag Queen Brunch, a fundraising event to fund support educational programs, student support, scholarships, and leadership development that spread awareness and knowledge about LGBTQ issues, people and experiences.

Pride Slide

Thursday, June 30, 2022

TBD

Location: TBD

Cost: Free!

Beat the summer heat with an inflatable water slide to celebrate Pride with our Ospreys.

Rainbow Swoop

Friday, July 15, 2022

TBD

Location: TBD

Cost: Free!

Welcoming all LGBTQ+ UNF Alumni for our quarterly networking event.

Rainbow Welcome

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Noon - 2 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

Part of Fall Week of Welcome. Come see what the LGBTQ Center is all about! Enjoy free food, fun & games, while you find out about what the LGBTQ Center offers, meet our staff, eat and discover ways to become involved in all things LGBTQ+ at UNF and beyond.

LGBTQ and Mental Health

Thursday, September 8, 2022

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: LGBTQ Center

Cost: Free!

This event will explore the discrepancies and discrimination that LGBTQ+ individuals face when accessing mental health care. Resources will be provided for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff to better access these resources.

Bi-History

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: LGBTQ Center

Cost: Free!

This event will be a conversation about bisexual history.

Rainbow Swoop

Friday, October 21, 2022

TBD

Location: TBD

Cost: Free!

Welcoming all LGBTQ+ UNF Alumni for our quarterly networking event.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Job Fair

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - Thursday, November 3, 2022

Various

Location: TBD

Cost: Free!

Nov. 2: 
  • Professional development seminars for students/alums/community from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Networking Lunch for organizations/employers from Noon - 2 p.m.
  • Diversity Mixer at 6 p.m. – open to ALL students/alumni/community/employers/organizations
Nov. 3: 
  • Career Expo from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Building Bridges Logo

Building Bridges Creating Community Fundraising Event

Friday, November 4, 2022

TBD

Location: TBD

The LGBTQ Center's annual Building Bridges, Creating Community event raises funds for the LGBTQ Center to sponsor educational programs, student support, scholarships and leadership development to spread awareness and knowledge about LGBTQ issues, people and experiences.