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Diversity Calendar of Events

Spring 2021


Event Date and Time Location and Details
Week of Welcome Interfaith Trivia   Thursday January 7th, 2021

 

Posted by 1 PM

Location: Instagram: @UNFInterfaithCenter

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?
LASO Week of Trivia

Monday, January 11, 2021 - Friday, January 15, 2021 

 

Posted by 1 PM daily 

Location: Instagram @laso_unf

 

Kick off the New Year and win some amazing prizes by testing your knowledge about Latinx/Hispanic culture, famous artists, and important traditions!

Victim Advocates Talks and Topics: Human Trafficking

Monday, January , 11, 2021 

 

1 - 2:30 PM

Location: Zoom

 

January is National Sex and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The Victim Advocacy Program and the Deloris Barr Weaver Policy Center will be identifying the signs of Human Trafficking and its impact on our community. The Crisis Helpline is available 24/7 by calling (904) 620-1010.

Instagram Live with ICP Staff

Tuesday, January, 12  2021

 

Noon - 1 PM

Location: Instagram @unf_icp 

 

Catch up with Intercultural Center for Peace staff and a special guest as we answer your questions on Instagram Live. Follow us and tune in @unf_icp. 

Friday Lounge: History of Self Care 

Friday, January, 15 2021

 

2 - 3 PM

 Location: Zoom

 

Come discuss the history and concept of "self-care." Who has access to it and why? All are welcome. 

Honoring MLK Monday, January 18, 2021

posted by 1 PM

Location: Instagram: @said_unf

 

In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., join us as we reflect and cherish his amazing accomplishments and legacy. 

Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) General Body Meeting
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

6 - 7:30 PM
Location: Zoom 

Join SAID for their first 2021 General Body Meeting! Meet the leaders of ASIA, BSU and LASO, learn how to become a member and play some fun virtual games!
YOUnification Tour Trivia
 




Oh My Gosh: Non-Religious Worldviews
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

 

Posted by 1 PM

 

3 - 4 PM

Location: Instagram: @said_unf

Test your knowledge on Jacksonville’s civil rights history of through tour trivia to win a prize!
 


Location:
Zoom

Learn about folks who identify as non-religious/questioning! A part of YoUNF Week.
Excellence In Diversity
Thursday, January 21 2021

6 - 7:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Reflect and come together as we learn to embrace our differences through a keynote address about achieving excellence through diversity, equity and inclusion. Celebrated author, Rhodes Scholar, and aspiring professor Caylin Moore will share his resilient journey to success and illustrate how we can achieve excellence in diversity by embracing differences.

Feminist Fact Friday






SAID Speaks
Friday, January 22, 2021

Posted by Noon 

1 - 2 PM
Location: Instagram: @UnfWomensCenter

Test your knowledge with our feminist trivia quiz! Questions are posted on our Instagram story by Noon and will be up for the duration of the day.



Location:
Instagram: @said_unf

Share your favorite influential diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice quotes for a chance to win some SAID swag!
LASO E-Board Instagram Takeover
 Monday, January 25, 2021 - Thursday, January 28, 2021

Posted by 10 AM daily
Location: Instagram: @laso_unf

Get to know LASO’s E-Board and ask questions about LASO, UNF and learn how to navigate campus life as a student leader during this interactive time!
 Justice Sessions: Gullah Geechee Communities of Florida Tuesday, January 27, 2021 

12:00 - 1:00 PM 
Location: Zoom

Saundra Morene and invited guests from Gullah Geechee Nation present Gullah Geechee communities of northeast Florida and discuss Jacksonville as a cosmopolitan Afro-creole urban center.

The Justice Sessions is a bi-weekly virtual speaker series on race, social justice, and local history. The event is free but registration is required.
Religion and Worldview Trivia Night Thursday, January 28, 2021

6 - 7 PM
Location: Zoom

Curious to learn more about the beliefs of those around you? The UNF Interfaith Center is here to help with a fun-filled night of trivia WITH PRIZES through
Friday Lounge: Bad Feminist Virtual Book Club






Osprey Idol
 Friday, January 29, 2021

2 - 3 p.m.




7 - 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Do you ever feel like a "bad feminist" for loving things that may go against feminist ideology? Join the Carpenter Library and the Women's Center as we discuss the essays and themes in Roxane Gay's book Bad Feminist. For this meeting, we will discuss the sections: "Introduction," "Me," and "Gender & Sexuality" through essay "What We Hunger For." Copies of the book are available through the library. All are welcome, even if you did not read the book!

Location: Zoom

Enjoy some amazing talent and we’ll award prizes to the top three acts
Black History Month Kickoff





Influential Black Leaders
Monday, February 1, 2021 

12 - 1 PM

Posted by 5 PM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Location: Zoom 

Kickoff Black History Month with the Intercultural Center for Peace and various partners. The event will include a proclamation, guest speakers, a special MLK reading and reflection.


Location: Instagram: @unfbsu

We will highlight influential Black leaders in the UNF community and beyond, illustrating their contributions to the advancement and empowerment of Black people over time.
MOCA Project Atrium Series: A Social Justice Conversation with Carl Joe Williams Tuesday, February 2, 2021 

12 - 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom (Registration Required)

Register Now

Join UNF's Black Student Union President, Nique McCloud, and Project Atrium artist, Carl Joe Williams, for a conversation about “Making Great Lives Matter” MOCA Jacksonville exhibit and systemic racism.
 Baobab Black Arts: Poetry, Race, and Publishing Wednesday, February 3, 2021 

12 - 1 PM
 Location: Zoom

Baobab Black Arts presents “Poetry, Race & Publishing.” Join Tayve Neese and Artress Bethany White for a reading of their poetry and a conversation on race in the publishing industry. This event is free but registration is required.

The Baobab Black Arts series of virtual events features guest artists who will showcase their work and present cutting-edge topics ranging from creative writing, visual arts, and other African American artistic production.
40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Celebration




Justice Sessions: Self-Care for Social Justice 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

12 - 1 PM



12 - 1 PM
Location: Zoom

Register Now

Join the UNF Intercultural Center for Peace for their annual MLK celebration. Recognize this year's scholarship recipients and hear from our dynamic guest speaker.
 
Location: Zoom

How can we engage in activist work in a way that builds us, rather than burns us out? Drs. Richmond Wynn and Tru Leverette will share practices toward emotional, physical and mental self-care for those working for social justice.

The Justice Sessions is a bi-weekly virtual speaker series on race, social justice, and local history. The event is free but registration is required.
Baobab Black Arts: The Color of Life Thursday, February 11, 2021

6 PM - 7 PM 
Location: Zoom

Baobab Black Arts presents “The Color of Life.” Jennifer Baker, Nana Brew-Hammond and Dennis Norris II will join us for a conversation on black writers and publishing. This event is free but registration is required.

The Baobab Black Arts series of virtual events features guest artists who will showcase their work and present cutting-edge topics ranging from creative writing, visual arts, and other African American artistic production.
Black Love Matters: A Marital Journey through Spirituality, Friendship & Professional Success  Monday, February 15, 2021

3 - 4:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Celebrate Black love with some of Jacksonville’s power couples! Moderated by an equally successful power couple, this dynamic panel will take us on their marital journeys as they navigate date nights, parenthood, faith and professional success.
Ballroom History Tuesday, February 16, 
2021 

6 - 8 PM
Location:  Zoom

In collaboration with the LGBTQ Center, we will explore Ballroom Culture, with a panel discussion and voguing lesson, as a means of artistry, self-expression and survival, plus the societal and cultural impacts the scene has had for the global LGBTQ+ community.
Victim Advocate's Talks & Topics: The Adultification & Criminalization of Black Girls


Baobab Black Arts: Arts Alive Exhibition 
Thursday, February 18, 2021

1 - 2:30 PM


7 - 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Adultification: a groundbreaking study showing that adults perceive Black Girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their White peers, especially between the ages of 5-14. Celebrate Black History Month with the Victim Advocacy Program by discussing the adultification and criminalization of Black Girls.

Location: Zoom

Visual artists Erin Kendrick, Tatiana Kitchens and Malcolm Jackson will join us from their studios to discuss their work. This event is free but registration is required.

The Baobab Black Arts series of virtual events features guest artists who will showcase their work and present cutting-edge topics ranging from creative writing, visual arts, and other African American artistic production
 BSU x CASS Verzuz Battle  Friday, February 19, 2021

7 - 8:30 PM
 Location: Zoom

The Black Student Union and the Community Alliance for Student Success (CASS) collaborate for a fun, engaging event, Verzuz style! We will “battle” it out over our favorite Black culture topics and the audience will choose their favorite answers.
Justice Sessions: How to Research Local Black History 




Fearless Woman featuring Katherine Way
 





Black Abraham 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

3 - 4 PM


6 - 7 PM 








6 - 7 PM
Location: Zoom
 Register Now

Join UNF’s Digital Humanities Institute for a roundtable of archivists, scholars and independent researchers moderated by UNF History professor, Dr. Felicia Bevel.


Location: Instagram
@unffearlesswoman

 Register Here

UNF Fearless Woman will go live on Instagram (@unffearlesswoman) with Katherine Way, fashion designer. Katherine is a remarkable woman whose primary goal is to empower woman to feel confident and beautiful in what they wear as they tackle everyday life.

Location: Zoom

How have the Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam intersected with African and Black identities across the millennia? How do they intersect today, in our community and our campus?

Join the UNF Interfaith Center and the Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida for celebration, learning, storytelling and discussion on these rich heritages of faith.
Black Excellence Expo: Art Gala




1619, 1776, 2021 and Beyond 
Thursday, February 25, 2021
6 - 8 PM


2 PM
 Location: Zoom

Get dressed in your Sunday’s best and join us for a virtual formal night of artistic fun as local Black artists showcase their art and talent as we close out Black History Month with our signature event!

Location: Zoom

A roundtable discussion with local historians and educators on the teaching of US history and culture
Friday Lounge: Bad Feminist Virtual Book Club Friday, February 26, 2021 

2 - 3 PM 

Location:  Zoom

Do you ever feel like a "bad feminist" for loving things that may go against feminist ideology? The Carpenter Library and the Women's Center partner up to discuss the essays and themes in Roxane Gay's book Bad Feminist. For this meeting, we will discuss essays in the sections "Gender and Sexuality" starting with 'The Illusion of Safety" through the end of that section, and "Race and Entertainment."
Women's History Month Celebration Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Noon - 1 PM
Location: Zoom

Join us for our annual Women's History Month Celebration! Our celebration will include presentations of the Susan B. Anthony Award, winners of the Women's History Month Scholarship, Keynote address from Dr. Olenda E. Johnson, and more.
Everyday Leadership with Dr. Olenda E. Johnson Friday, March 5, 2021

2 - 3 PM
 Location: Zoom 

In collaboration with the Taylor Leadership Institute and Military and Veterans Resource Center, our Women's History Month Celebration Keynote Speaker will facilitate a workshop about how you can use your voice for everyday leadership. Open to students, faculty, and staff!
International Women of Influence





Black Student Union (BSU) General Body Meeting 
Monday, March 8, 2021 

12 - 1:30 PM 


6 - 7 PM
 Location: Zoom

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, tune into this Women’s Center partnership as we feature a panel of ethnically diverse and influential Jacksonville-based women who are pioneers in their shared professional field.

Location: Zoom

Join BSU for our monthly meeting to discuss organizational updates and how you can get involved!
Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA) General Body Meeting Tuesday March 9, 2021 

6 - 7 PM 
Location: Zoom 

Learn about our upcoming events and our plans for Road to ASIA!
Justice Sessions: Yanga's Freedom Cry




Latin American Student Organization (LASO) General Body Meeting 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

12  - 1 PM

6 - 7 PM
 Location: Zoom

Dolores Flores-Silva screens her documentary on Yanga, the Afro-Mexican freedom fighter who forced recognition of the first free Black community in the Americas. Yanga will be discussed in relation to the First Coast's Fort Mose.
 
Location: Zoom

Join LASO for our last general body meeting of the semester to learn some study tips, ways to decompress, and stress management strategies just in time for finals! 
 Victim Advocate's Talks & Topics: Bystander Intervention Thursday March 11, 2021

3 - 4:30 PM 
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.
Baobab Black Arts: An Evening of Jazz Friday, March 12, 2021

7 - 8 PM
Location: Zoom

Enjoy an evening of jazz with local percussionist Kinney Harold as he performs a live virtual concert. This event is free but registration is required.

The Baobab Black Arts series of virtual events features guest artists who will showcase their work and present cutting-edge topics ranging from creative writing, visual arts, and other African American artistic production.
Women Veterans Recognition Week






ASIA Spring Break 
Monday, March 15, through Friday March 19 2021



Posted by 2 p.m.
In honor of UNF Women Veterans Recognition Week, the Military and Veterans Resource Center will place signs across campus recognizing outstanding Osprey veterans who have served. You can view all of the women veterans featured by picking up a free campus map from the MVRC (Building 2/Suite 1100) or visiting the MVRC Facebook page beginning on Monday, March 15. If you see a sign on the way to class, snap a picture and share on social media using #ospreyveterans!
 
Location: Instagram: @unfasia

Take a virtual vacation with us across Asia and learn about various Asian countries’ traditions. 
 Abortion & Religion: A Difficult Conversation, Part 1






Sprout Lotus: Spring Cleaning Watch Party
 Wednesday, March 17, 2021

3 - 4 PM




6 - 7 PM
Location: Zoom 
Register Here!

What does it mean to be pro-life, pro-choice, and everything in between? How does religion interact with these philosophies? The UNF Interfaith Center and the UNF Women's Center dive into this difficult conversation and attempt to get into a deeper understanding of it all. Part 1 will be a lecture and presentation; registration required.

Location: Zoom

Bond with your Sprout/Lotus while watching a fun episode of “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and learn how to spark joy through spring-cleaning.
 LASO End-of-Year Trivia
 Thursday, March 18, 2021
Posted by 1 PM
 Location: Instagram: @laso_unf

Play End of Year Trivia to test out your knowledge on past LASO events on our Instagram stories to win some amazing prizes!
 Friday Lounge: Bad Feminist Virtual Book Club  Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Noon - 1 p.m.
 Location: Zoom

The Intercultural Center for Peace and the Women’s Center are bringing back this successful event with the Black Student Union as a partner! 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!
 Remind Us, What's Your Hair Type?  Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Noon - 1 PM
 Location: Zoom

The Intercultural Center for Peace and the Women’s Center are bringing back this successful event with the Black Student Union as a partner! 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!
 An Equal Pay Day Conversation Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Noon - 1 PM
Location: Zoom

March 24, 2021 marks the day into the year it takes for women on average to earn what men did in 2020. The Career Success Center and community partners join us to discuss the gendered wealth gap and a life skill known as negotiations.
 LASO End-of-Year Trivia




Abortion & Religion: A Difficult Conversation, Part 2
 Thursday, March 25, 2021
Posted by 1 PM

 1 - 2 PM 
 Location: Instagram: @laso_unf

Play End of Year Trivia to test out your knowledge on past LASO events on our Instagram stories to win some amazing prizes!


Location: Zoom
Register Here!

What does it mean to be pro-life, pro-choice, and everything in between? How does religion interact with these philosophies? The UNF Interfaith Center and the UNF Women's Center dive into this difficult conversation and attempt to get into a deeper understanding of it all. Part 2 will be a freestyle discussion; registration required.
 Singing Around Latin America  Tuesday, March 30, 2021
6 - 7:30 PM
 Location: Zoom

Join the Latin American Student Organization for our signature spring event! We’ll be singing our way around Latin America with amazing bands and talented solo artists!