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Upcoming Events

The Department of Diversity Initiatives hosts many fun and educational events throughout campus each semester. Check back here for our events coming up in Spring 2021! 

Influential Black Leaders

Monday, February 22, 2021

Posted by 5 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Location: Instagram: @unfbsu

Cost: Free!

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.

Black Abraham

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

How have the Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, intersected with African and Black identities across the millennia? And 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.

Justice Sessions: How to Research Local Black History

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

3 - 4 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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

Black Excellence Expo: Art Gala

Thursday, February 25, 2021

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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!

Friday Lounge: Bad Feminist Virtual Book Club

Friday, February 26, 2021

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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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 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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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

Monday, March 8, 2021

Noon - 1:30

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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.

Black Student Union (BSU) General Body Meeting

Monday, March 8, 2021

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Join BSU for our monthly meeting to discuss organizational updates and how you can get involved!

International Women's Day Awareness

Monday, March 8, 2021

Posted by 1 p.m.

Location: Instagram: @said_unf

Cost: Free!

A challenged world is an alert world. Tune into our IG stories as we highlight amazing women in history, and share your thoughts and ideas on how we can challenge ourselves to forge a more equitable and inclusive world while winning some SAID swag!

Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA) General Body Meeting

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Learn about our upcoming events and our plans for Road to ASIA!

Latin American Student Organization (LASO) General Body Meeting

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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.

Feminist Fact Friday

Friday, March 12, 2021

Posted by Noon

Location: Instagram: @UnfWomensCenter

Cost: Free!

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. The Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity will take over and host trivia this week!

Women Veterans Recognition Week

Monday, March 15, 2021 - Friday, March 19, 2021

Cost: Free!

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!

ASIA Spring Break

Monday, March 15, 2021

Posted by 2 p.m.

Location: Instagram: @unfasia

Cost: Free!

Take a virtual vacation with us across Asia and learn about various Asian countries’ traditions.

Abortion & Religion: A Difficult Conversation, Part 1

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

3 - 4 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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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.

Sprout Lotus: Spring Cleaning Watch Party

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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 p.m.

Location: Instagram: @laso_unf

Cost: Free!

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

Friday, March 19, 2021

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

The Women’s Center and the Carpenter Library partner up for our last "Bad Feminist" book club meeting to discuss essays in sections "Politics, Gender, and Race," and "Back to Me." All are welcome!

Remind Us, What's Your Hair Type?

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Posted by 1 p.m.

Location: Instagram: @laso_unf

Cost: Free!

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

Abortion & Religion: A Difficult Conversation, Part 2

Thursday, March 25, 2021

1 - 2 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Register Now

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.

Friday Lounge: It's a Pleasure to Meet You!

Friday, March 26, 2021

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

The Women’s Center and the LGBTQ Center join together in this part of Sex Week to talk about the sex education you didn't get growing up!

Singing Around Latin America

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

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!