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Office of Diversity and Inclusion Calendar of Events

UF Health ASD Pride Support Group

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - Thursday, December 9, 2021

5 p.m.

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UF Health is hosting a monthly facilitator led support group for LGBTQ+ young adults ages 18 to 22 that are a part of the Autism Spectrum. For more information, contact Brett Walden.

 

Upcoming 2021 dates:

  • August 12, 2021
  • September 9, 2021
  • October 14, 2021
  • November 11, 2021
  • December 9, 2021

Serving Up Heat

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: LGBTQ Center

Cost: Free!

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Join the UNF Wellness nutritionists for a live cooking demonstration with the Healthy Osprey kitchen. All who register will receive supplies to cook their own dish! Visit to register.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Market Day

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

Visit our campus and community partners to learn more about resources for those affected by violence, violence reduction, and learn the history of Take Back the Night. Shirts for Take Back the Night will be available for participants.

Take Back the Night

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

7 - 9 p.m.

Location: The Green

Cost: Free!

Join the march in the Women's Center and Alpha Chi Omega’s annual program to honor and remember those who have been impacted by interpersonal violence. The march will start on The Green and end in Osprey Plaza where we will have a ceremony. Please wear purple or your Take Back the Night shirt. Masks will be worn.

Boun Suang Heua

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Posted by 1 p.m.

Location: Instagram: @unfasia

Cost: Free!

Learn more about Boun Suang Heua and play some fun trivia for a chance to win a prize!

SAID Talks: OspreyPERCH and Mental Health

Monday, October 25, 2021

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballroom A

Cost: Free!

Maintaining your mental health is important and we want to see how well you are adjusting to college life. Join SAID in collaboration with OspreyPERCH for an open discussion about mental health and the resources you have available to you on campus. We can't wait to see you there!

Queers & Cupcakes

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Meeting Room 3804

Cost: Free!

Join us for our excuse to eat cupcakes, hang out, and discuss with a featured LGBTQ+ faculty and staff member about their experiences being LGBTQ+. This month, we’ll be chatting with the LGBTQ Center’s staff, Manny, Dwan, and Haiden!

Faith & Artmaking: A Creative Response to Tragedy

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

5 - 7 p.m.

Location: UNF Art Gallery (Building 2)

Cost: Free!

Explore the intersection of art, religion, and worldview with the Interfaith Center and the UNF Gallery.

Rapid HIV Testing

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

1 - 5 p.m.

Location: LGBTQ Center

Cost: Free!

Knowing your status is the first step to slowing the spread of HIV and improving patient health outcomes. Stop in, get tested, and find out your status!

Victim Advocate's Talks and Topics: Victimization in the LGBTQ Community

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Location: Instagram: @UnfWomensCenter and @unf_lgbt

Cost: Free!

The 2017 National Crime and Victimization Survey shows that LGBTQ+ people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBTQ people to be victims of violent crime. Join the Victim Advocacy Program and the LGBTQ Resource Center on Instagram Live as we discuss factors impacting victimization in the LGBTQ+ community.

Justice Session: Poetry of the Land: Bringing Hip Hop and Agriculture Together

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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Dr. Constanza López speaks with “El Aka,” a community leader from Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia. This presentation will discuss the history of Comuna 13, el Aka’s experience growing up in a place devastated by armed conflict, his fight to obtain a voice through art and hip hop, the link between hip hop and agriculture, and El Aka’s vision of community and governance.

Inclusion Fuzion Trivia

Monday, November 1, 2021

9 - 10 a.m.

Location: Outside Founder's Hall (Building 2)

Cost: Free!

Kick off Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month with the Intercultural Center as you test your knowledge of Indigenous cultures. Answer a question and get a donut.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Career Summit

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

Cost: Free!

The LGBTQ Center, together with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Career Services at UNF are excited to join forces with Campus Pride on our first DEI Career Summit, on November 2 and 3 at the University Center. Find your next career opportunity through professional development trainings, workshops and networking mixers. 

 

Nov. 2: 

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Professional development seminars for students/alums/community
    • Three tracks: entry level, intermediate and professional
  • Noon - 2 p.m.: Networking Lunch for organizations and employers 
  • 6 - 8 p.m.: Diversity Mixer for all students/alumni/community/employers/organizations
Nov. 3: 
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Career Expo/Job Fair

Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA) General Body Meeting

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballroom A

Cost: Free!

Curious about what to look out for this month or our upcoming Diwali celebration event? Join us to learn more about how to get involved with ASIA!

An Evening of Indigenous Arts

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

7 - 8 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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Attend this special interactive art workshop with esteemed artist Alyssa Osceola.

The Politics of Teaching Race in Higher Education

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

1:30 - 3 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms

Cost: Free!

In recent years, conversations about race in the classroom have become increasingly politicized. From protests outside school district headquarters to heated exchanges at school board meetings, opposition to teaching about race in public schools has led several states to pass legislation banning such discussions in the K-12 classroom. In Florida, the state’s Board of Education recently banned the teaching of critical race theory, a theoretical framework that academics use to understand systemic racism in this country. Bringing together faculty from across UNF, this panel explores the effect of these debates on higher education—not only on what is taught in the college classroom, but also on the experiences of students, staff, faculty, and administrators on campus and in the larger Jacksonville community.

Lit Chat with Drs. Ashley & Bossy

Thursday, November 4, 2021

1 - 2 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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Listen in as UNF’s own Drs. Ashley and Bossy discuss Jacksonville’s Indigenous history and their research on cultures and histories of Indigenous peoples.

Diwali

Thursday, November 4, 2021

6 - 7 p.m.

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

Cost: Free!

Celebrate the “triumph of light over darkness,” “knowledge over ignorance,” and “good over evil” with Asian Students In Alliance and the Interfaith Center by learning about this religious observance honored by many Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains around the world.

Friday Lounge: How to Tackle Dating Apps

Friday, November 5, 2021

2 - 3 p.m.

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

Cost: Free!

Navigating dating and apps can be really hard. Come talk about the trials, tribulations, and successes of meeting folks online. Share ideas about what works, what doesn't, and what to look for when dating.

Harvest of Difference

Monday, November 8, 2021

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Osprey Crossings

Cost: Free!

The Interfaith Center and Honors College will share discussion and dinner, harvesting the best we have to offer each other in our diversity, and considering some of our harder-to-reconcile differences.

Justice Session: An Evening with Deesha Philyaw

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

7 - 8 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Free!

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In partnership with The Justice Sessions, fiction writer and essayist Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, will discuss race, gender, parenting and culture.

Live from Ah-Tah-Ki Museum with Daniel Tommie

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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Hear from Daniel tommie, Seminole tribal member, as he shares his experience, culture and passion for preserving the land and his heritage.

Black Student Union (BSU) General body Meeting

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballroom C

Cost: Free!

Join us for our general body meeting where we discuss upcoming events followed by hot button topics.

Encounters with Northeast Florida’s Indigenous Past

Friday, November 12, 2021

10 - 11 a.m.

Location: UNF Archaeology Lab (Bldg. 51/Ste. 1204)

Cost: Free!

See an assorted display of Indigenous artifacts from local archaeological sites excavated by UNF students.

Y2K Pajama Jam

Friday, November 12, 2021

6 - 8 p.m.

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

Cost: Free!

You don’t want to miss one of the most anticipated Black Student Union events this fall! Come dressed in your onesies and slippers. We are going to kick off the holidays with music and cool vibes.

Friendsgiving

Monday, November 15, 2021

6 - 8 p.m.

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

Cost: Free!

Join the Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity, including Asian Students In Alliance, the Black Student Union, and the Latin American Student Organization as we all come together to appreciate one another and be thankful! Don’t miss out on all the food, games, music, and fun! We hope to see you there!

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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This workshop is conducted by the Friends' Peace Team and invites participants to reconsider US history. Through an experiential exercise, the workshop traces the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, the 15th-century justification for European subjugation of non-Christian peoples. The goal is to raise participants' level of knowledge and concern about these impacts. Hosted by the UNF Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Honoring the Mirabal Sisters

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

1 - 3 p.m.

Location: Library Walkway

Cost: Free!

The Latin American Student Organization and Women’s Center jointly raise awareness for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Learn more about the Mirabal sisters and their lasting impact on this movement at our tabling event. Learn to fold an origami butterfly and contribute to our collaborative art piece.

“We Are All Buds!”: Asian Students In Alliance Get Together

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Meeting Room 3805

Cost: Free!

Whether you are a student, ASIA member, Sprout/Lotus, faculty, or staff, we are all friends “buds!”! Join ASIA to celebrate those we appreciate in our lives.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil & Flag Ceremony

Thursday, November 18, 2021

2 - 4 p.m.

Location: The Green

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the LGBTQ Center will be hosting a vigil and flag ceremony. This event aims to honor and remember members of the transgender community who lives were taken due to violence.

Latin American Student Union (LASO) General Body Meeting

Thursday, November 18, 2021

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballroom B

Cost: Free!

Join LASO for their monthly meeting! Be ready to dance, sing and play as we gather for the last time this semester! Learn about our Spring events, and how to get involved!

Friday Lounge: Trans Folks & Feminism

Friday, November 19, 2021

2 - 3 p.m.

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

Cost: Free!

Join the Women's Center and the LGBTQ Center to explore the relationship between trans identities and feminism.

Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resilience Block Party

Saturday, November 20, 2021

3 - 6 p.m.

Location: 651 Chelsea St.

Cost: Free!

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, join the LGBTQ Center and JASMYN for a community day of resilience, remembrance, and celebration of Trans Lives! There will be live music, art spaces, food trucks, film screening, and activities for all ages! In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, join us for a community day of resilience, remembrance, and celebration of Trans Lives! There will be live music, art spaces, food trucks, film screening, and activities for all ages!

Rapid HIV Testing

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

1 - 5 p.m.

Location: LGBTQ Center

Cost: Free!

Knowing your status is the first step to slowing the spread of HIV and improving patient health outcomes. Stop in, get tested, and find out your status!

Rapid HIV Testing

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

1 - 5 p.m.

Location: LGBTQ Center

Cost: Free!

Knowing your status is the first step to slowing the spread of HIV and improving patient health outcomes. Stop in, get tested, and find out your status!

Justice Session: Preserving Zora’s Eatonville: A Conversation with N.Y. Nathiri

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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N.Y. Nathiri will discuss her extensive work spearheading efforts to preserve the historic town of Eatonville, Florida, including her establishment of the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities.
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Building Bridges Creating Community Fundraising Event

Friday, December 10, 2021

6 - 9 p.m.

Location: TBD

Save the date for our 15th annual Building Bridges, Creating Community fundraiser. This fundraising event allows the LGBTQ Center to provide valuable resources to the community, such as: counseling services, food pantry, scholarships, HIV/STI testing, workshops/trainings and so much more.

50th Anniversary Kickoff

Thursday, January 13, 2022

TBD

Location: LGBTQ Center

Cost: Free!

Come see what the LGBTQ Center is all about! Learn more 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 Button Making Party

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Location: LGBTQ Center

Cost: Free!

Join us for a button making party – we’ll provide you with all the necessary tools!

LGBTQ Library Speakers Series

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

TBD

Location: Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Cost: Free!

Stop by the Thomas G. Carpenter Library for the latest installment in our Library Speakers Series: Accountability and Leadership. What can organizations do to help LGBTQ employees and customers?

Rainbow Swoop

Friday, January 28, 2022

TBD

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Cost: Free!

As part of UNF's 50th Anniversary, the LGBTQ Center launches Rainbow Swoop, welcoming all LGBTQ+ UNF Alumni with the first of our quarterly networking events.

Queer Black and African-American Voices

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - Wednesday, February 23, 2022

TBD

Location: LGBTQ Center

Cost: Free!

This series, held every Wednesday in February, will focus on the intersectionality of being a part of the Black diaspora and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.


2/2 – Film TBD
2/9 – MLK Luncheon
2/16 – Author TBD
2/23 – Being Black in the Rainbow

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Celebration

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

TBD

Cost: Free!

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The UNF Intercultural Center for Peace 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.

Women's History Month Luncheon

Friday, March 4, 2022

TBD

Cost: Free!

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Celebrate with the Women's Center at the annual Women's History Month Luncheon! Our celebration will include presentations of the Susan B. Anthony 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.

Women In Pow=r

Thursday, March 24, 2022

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: TBD

Cost: Free!

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

Trans-visibility Day

Thursday, March 31, 2022

TBD

Location: Instagram Live: @unf_lgbt

Cost: Free!

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.

Rainbow Swoop

Thursday, April 14, 2022

TBD

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Cost: Free!

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

Lavender Graduation Celebrates The Top 50 UNF LGBTQ Leaders

Friday, April 29, 2022

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: TBD

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.
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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.