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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 2020!

SAID Talks: "Bias"

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

5 - 8 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Auditorium, Building 58W, Suite 2704

Cost: Free!

Today, we’ll be watching the hit documentary “Bias”! We will have speakers discuss the film and whether we have bias at UNF.

The Longest Table

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms, Building 58W, Suite 3703

Cost: Free!

Break bread across differences while discovering just how much you may have in common with fellow Ospreys.

YOUnity Fest Takes Over Party in the Plaza

Thursday, January 23, 2020

5 - 7 p.m.

Location: UNF Arena

Cost: Free!

Come through the Arena as SAID takes over the plaza! We have some fun activities planned with Athletics, including food, games, and DJ Jimmy Hussle!

Friday Lounge: Swipe Right?

Friday, January 24, 2020

2 - 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Free!

Have you been Bumbling around Tinder and feeling unHinged?! Join us as we discuss dating in our tech obsessed world.

SAID Voting Registration

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

Not yet registered to vote? Come join our campus partners in registering everyone to vote and discuss the importance of voting in America.

S'More to Talk About

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

3 - 5 p.m.

Location: Interfaith Center, Building 2, Suite 1400

Cost: Free!

Enjoy some s’mores and hot cocoa with the Black Student Union to unwind after the first month back! Get it while it’s still cold outside. Learn all about the history of BSU before we kick off Black History Month.

Coffee and Conversation: Art & Abrahamic Faiths with OneJax

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

1 - 2 p.m.

Location: Interfaith Center, Building 2, Suite 1400

Cost: Free!

What can we gain from the creations of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim artists regarding the life of their shared ancestor Abraham? See art from the world-renowned exhibit titled “ABRAHAM: OUT OF ONE, MANY” and hear from students & OneJax partners as they share insight & perspective on this powerful exhibit!

Genuinely U

Thursday, January 30, 2020

9 a.m.

Location: Building 45, Suite 2400

Cost: Free!

Genuinely U aims to create networking opportunities for the women of UNF to be inspired and enlightened, support one another, advance women's leadership, and effect change for the University and broader community. Join us for our Spring Breakfast Meeting to enjoy a presentation on D.O.P.E Leadership from Berneitha K. McNair.

Friday Lounge: Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond

Friday, January 31, 2020

2 - 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Free!

Did you know that animal assistance can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness? This week we partner with PERCH and “Scholars-with-Collars” to explore more about the health benefits to Animal-Assisted Interventions!

Black History Month Button Making Party

Monday, February 3, 2020

1 - 2 p.m.

Location: Interfaith Center, Building 2, Suite 1400

Cost: Free!

Embrace your pride and solidarity by making your own Black History Month buttons at this fun event!

Black History Month Kickoff

Monday, February 3, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: Peace Plaza

Cost: Free!

Kickoff Black History Month with the Department of Diversity Initiatives and our partners. The event will include a proclamation, speakers and other fun activities to celebrate and honor the legacies of many Black pioneers.

Black Student Union (BSU) General Body Meeting

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms, Building 58W, Suite 3703

Cost: Free!

We’re kicking off Black History Month and discussing our upcoming Spring events! See how you can get involved and join one of our many committees.

Black Student Union (BSU) Café Takeover

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

4 - 7 p.m.

Location: Building 16, Osprey Cafe

Cost: Free!

Join us along with Dining Services as they provide a variety of cultural dishes. Try delicious new food and have a blast with us!

Latin American Student Organization (LASO) General Body Meeting

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Suite 3804

Cost: Free!

Come join LASO’s e-board members to learn about our upcoming events for Spring and the Around Latin America planning committee!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Noon - 2 p.m.

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

Cost: Free for students, $30 for non-students

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Join us as we honor the ideals and teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by recognizing scholastic achievements and commitment to servant leadership. This year's speaker will be Reverend Gwendolyn Webb, civil rights activist and participant in The Birmingham Children’s Crusade.

Chew on This: Religion and Racism

Thursday, February 6, 2020

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Interfaith Center, Building 2, Suite 1400

Cost: Free!

Share your perspective over a FREE home-style meal as we dive into the dynamics of racism and religion from 3 different faith perspectives.

Black People Meet. BSU

Friday, February 7, 2020

7 - 9 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Auditorium, Building 58W, Suite 2704

Cost: Free!

Looking for Love? Let us help you find your perfect match through games and speed dating.

Swoop Latin Dance

Friday, February 7, 2020

4 - 5 p.m.

Location: Wellness Complex, Mind, Body, Soul Suite

Cost: Free!

Beginners and pros welcome! Come learn salsa, merengue, bachata, and other interesting moves!

Friday Lounge: What's Your Hair Type?

Friday, February 7, 2020

2 - 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Free!

We’ll partner with the Intercultural Center for Peace and embrace Black women’s hair. We will talk all about hair and make our own hair products.

Jack Box Games with SAID

Monday, February 10, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: Interfaith Center, Building 2, Suite 1400

Cost: Free!

Join us as we host a round of Jack Box games with the Black Student Union in honor of Black History Month!

Speed Friending

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

7 - 9 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Auditorium, Building 58W, Suite 2704

Cost: Free!

Need some new amigos or amigas? Come join LASO for a speed friending event where you can meet new sweethearts!

Black Student Union (BSU) Market Day Takeover

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

We’re taking over Market Day! Come out and help us support black-owned businesses. Enjoy food, fun and fellowship in partnership with the Community Alliance for Student Success.

I-Dinner: Black History Month Edition

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms, Building 58W, Suite 3703

Cost: Free!

Celebrate the history of Black History Month with the Intercultural Center for Peace & Black Student Union over Bono’s BBQ with a praise/worship performance, trivia, testimonies and more!

Setsubun

Thursday, February 13, 2020

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms, Building 58W, Suite 3703

Cost: Free!

Let’s celebrate the beginning of spring! We will be learning more about the Japanese festival of Setsubun and the traditions behind the holiday!

Mr. & Mrs. BSU Pageant

Friday, February 14, 2020

6 - 9 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms, Building 58W, Suite 3703

Cost: Free!

We’ll showcase various performances from talented contestants vying for the Title of “Mr. BSU” and “Mrs. BSU” at our annual pageant show!

Friday Lounge: Love Week Celebration

Friday, February 14, 2020

2 - 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Free!

The Women’s Center and Healthy Osprey will close out Love Week, a movement about body love. We will talk about body image and smash scales!

Coffee and Conversation: The Church of Kanye West

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Interfaith Center, Building 2, Suite 1400

Cost: Free!

Discuss the dynamic discography of Kanye West as we look into how Christianity plays a role in his career & impact.

UNF College Tour with the Black Alumni Association

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Hicks Hall, Building 53

Cost: Free!

Tour the campus with BSU and the Black Alumni Association and show off our beautiful campus to prospective students!

Black Alumni Association: Love of Literacy

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Noon - 2 p.m.

Location: 8141 Lone Star Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Cost: Free!

We partner with the Black Alumni Association to provide students from Arlington Middle School with a love for books and reading.

Friday Lounge: Diverse Together

Friday, February 21, 2020

2 - 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Free!

Join the Women’s Center and the Interfaith Center’s Better Together Team as we discuss what religious diversity looks like on campus and how meaningful connections across differences are made. This event is a part of Better Together Days.

Swoop Latin Dance

Monday, February 24, 2020

4 - 5 p.m.

Location: Wellness Complex, Mind, Body, Soul Suite

Cost: Free!

Beginners and pros welcome! Come learn salsa, merengue, bachata, and other interesting moves!

Coffee and Conversation: Christian Denominations Panel

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

3 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Interfaith Center, Building 2, Suite 1400

Cost: Free!

Learn the history behind the featured denominations & hear from panelists as they share their experiences within their faiths.

Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA) General Body Meeting

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Suite 3805

Cost: Free!

Come see what we have in store for the Spring semester! Find out more about how to get more involved in planning events such as Road to Asia!

Intercultural Explosion: Mardi Gras

Thursday, February 27, 2020

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

Celebrate Mardi Gras with the Intercultural Center for Peace. Enjoy some delicious treats and learn something new about this fun-filled cultural celebration.

Friday Lounge: Soul Food Friday

Friday, February 28, 2020

2 - 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Free!

The Women’s Center and the Black Student Union close out Black History Month with a special celebration!

Black Excellence Expo: Jazz in the Plaza

Friday, February 28, 2020

5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Osprey Plaza

Cost: Free!

The Black Student Union's signature event will honor the history of Jazz and the African American community with performances held in the Osprey Plaza. Enjoy light refreshments as we close out Black History Month.