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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 Fall 2020! 

Taco Tuesday with BSU

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Posted by 6 p.m.

Location: Instagram: @unfbsu

Cost: Free!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for an interactive demonstration of us whipping up soulfully fused tacos as we share our “secret” recipes!
Walter Mercado event poster

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Life of Walter Mercado Documentary & Film

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Zoom: Passcode 766223

Cost: Free!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re partnering with the LGBT Resource Center to screen an intriguing documentary based on the life of the legendary nonconforming astrologer, Walter Mercado. Sign up to pick-up your at-home snack kit for the movie and Q&A with the film director, Kareem Tabsch.

Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Posted by Noon

Location: Instagram: @laso_unf

Cost: Free!

How much do you know about the Hispanic/Latinx culture? Test your knowledge and compete to win some fun prizes!

Mid-Autumn Festival

Thursday, October 1, 2020

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Celebrate the end of the Autumn harvest through gathering, thanksgiving, and hoping for a good future! Grab a lantern and some mooncakes to celebrate the fall harvest and learn about the diverse holiday traditions behind this festival!

Lunch & Learn: Religión en me casa

Friday, October 2, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: Instagram Live: @UNFInterfaithCenter

Cost: Free!

Better Together Leader Ama and guest Gustavo talk about their spiritual journeys in relation to religion across Latin American cultures in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Cooking with LASO

Friday, October 2, 2020

1 - 2 p.m.

Location: Instagram Live & IGTV: @laso_unf

Cost: Free!

Ask questions and learn how to make a different cultural dish every Friday through this interactive event!

Café Takeover with LASO

Monday, October 5, 2020

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Osprey Cafe

Cost: Free!

Come see our “Cooking with LASO” videos come to life at the Osprey Café. Taste some delicious Latin cuisine and meet the LASO E-Board!

We the People

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Posted by 1 p.m.

Location: Instagram: @unfbsu

Cost: Free!

Check out this cool IGTV series dedicated to voting as we prepare for the upcoming Presidential election!

Latin American Student Organization (LASO) General Body Meeting

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom Meeting

Cost: Free!

Meet our 2020-2021 E-Board, discuss future events and finalize Nuestra Noche details!

What's Good? A Virtual Town Hall

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

In partnership with the African American Faculty & Staff Association, join us for an open forum as we discuss the importance of voting, Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 as these topics affect the Black community.

Telling the Truth: Dismantling Racism Inside Religion and Out

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

3 - 4 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

A follow up from our event, Telling the Truth: White Supremacy in American Christianity, this open discussion will consider how people of diverse religious and non-religious beliefs do the work of dismantling racism.

Friday Lounge: Women in Politics

Friday, October 9, 2020

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Women are the backbone of homes, businesses, and families but they are often underrepresented in higher-level positions like in the White House. Why is that? Join us and discuss!

Hispanic Women of Influence

Monday, October 12, 2020

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

ICP and the Women’s Center will host a panel discussion featuring influential Hispanic/Latin women in the Jacksonville community with Action Jax News Reporter, Lorena Inclan serving as the moderator.

Black Student Union (BSU) General Body Meeting

Monday, October 12, 2020

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Come learn more about “Open Mic Night with BSU,” other upcoming events and how to join our event planning committees!

Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA) General Body Meeting

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Learn about our Sprout Lotus Program, meet the e-board and get updates on our upcoming events!

Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Posted by Noon

Location: Instagram: @laso_unf

Cost: Free!

How much do you know about the Hispanic/Latinx culture? Test your knowledge and compete to win some fun prizes!

Victim Advocate's Talks & Topics: Bystander Intervention

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

1 - 2:30 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.
Take Back the Night poster

Take Back the Night

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

The Women's Center and Alpha Chi Omega’s annual program to honor and remember those who have been impacted by interpersonal violence. This event is part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month programming.

Nuestra Noche

Thursday, October 15, 2020

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Join the Latin American Student Organization for our Hispanic Heritage Month signature event! We’ll be celebrating Hispanic culture virtually through spoken word and musical performances!

I.M. S.A.F.E. Consent Workshop

Friday, October 16, 2020

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Register Here by October 14

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month and LGBTQ History month, join us for an interactive workshop where we’ll discuss and practice what consent and setting healthy boundaries looks like. This event is a collaboration between the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, The UNF LGBT Resource Center, and the UNF Women’s Center.

Making Time to be Successful at UNF

Friday, October 16, 2020

1 - 2 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Do you sometimes feel like your schedule controls you? Attend this SASS collaboration to learn tips to gain control of your priorities and formulate a plan to maintain your goals.

Feminist Fact Friday

Friday, October 16, 2020

Posted by Noon

Location: Instagram: @UnfWomensCenter

Cost: Free!

Test your feminist knowledge with trivia on our Instagram story @unfwomenscenter and play for a chance to win one of two $15 Starbucks gift cards!

Unpacking Transphobia 101

Monday, October 19, 2020

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

The LGBT Resource Center's Speakers Bureau and the Women's Center Victim Advocate explain what the terms "trans," "nonbinary," and "gender nonconforming" mean, what transphobia is and how it impacts the community.

Unpacking Transphobia 102

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Part II of our Unpacking Transphobia event, Providing space to unpack and explore the lived experiences of trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming folks.

Sprout Lotus Reveal

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

If you signed up for our Sprout Lotus mentorship program, join us over Zoom to meet your match, make new friends and create strong bonds that last a lifetime!

Friday Lounge: Unpacking Masculinity

Friday, October 23, 2020

2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

What messages were you taught about masculinity? How does that relate to feminism? Join The Women’s Center and Matt from the Interfaith Center to discuss.

Interfaith Week Kickoff

Monday, October 26, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Celebrate religious and worldview diversity with the UNF community as we kick off Interfaith Week! This ceremony will recognize the power of building bridges across difference with raffle prizes, student testimonies, a keynote speaker, a chance to win scholarships, and more!

Race, Religion, and Politics: A Difficult Conversation, SESSION A

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

11 a.m. - Noon

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Part I of our Difficult Conversations With Politics. What does it mean to compromise politically, and are there situations where we can't? How do we build bridges of understanding in today’s divisive and tense world? The Hicks Honors College and Interfaith Center will host a dialogue about our political climate and the upcoming election.

Interfaith Community Supper

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom: Link Forthcoming

Cost: Free!

How can we use food to create an inclusive community celebrating our diverse backgrounds? Community partner OneJax invites you to break bread alongside us as we come together to share a virtual meal!

Race, Religion, and Politics: A Difficult Conversation: SESSION B

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

3 - 4 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Part II of our Difficult Conversations With Politics. What does it mean to compromise politically, and are there situations where we can't? How do we build bridges of understanding in today’s divisive and tense world? The Hicks Honors College and Interfaith Center will host a dialogue about our political climate and the upcoming election.

Speedfaithing

Thursday, October 29, 2020

6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

What grounds you in times of stress and uncertainty? What values do you hold close and where did they come from? How do you feel most connected to social movements? Does your worldview inspires you to fight for change? Meet new faces and learn what moves us in our everyday lives while winning raffle prizes along the way!

Open Mic Night with BSU

Friday, October 30, 2020

7 - 9 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free!

Relax with BSU during a night filled with spoken word performances performed by your fellow Ospreys and guest artists.