March 4 – 8
“Women on the Rise” Gallery Exhibit
Open Daily 8 A.M. – 8 P.M., UC Gallery
Begin Women’s History Month with an empowering gallery exhibit highlighting iconic events, movements, and personalities of women throughout history as well as the history of women here at the university. Be sure to stop by and rediscover the powerful legacy left by these astounding women while leaving a mark of your own on our interactive wall where you can share your favorite historic moment.
Hosted by the Women in Leadership and the Department of Women & Gender Studies. Free and open to the public. Part of UT Arlington Diversity Week 2013 and Women’s History Month.
Monday, March 4
Maversity Workshop “LGBTQ People of Color”
Noon – 1 P.M., UC Guadalupe
Maversity is a series of interactive workshops that offer students a chance to discuss diversity issues and social justice topics. This session will focus on critical issues facing students of color who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning. Hosted by Multicultural Affairs and the Leaders Educating About Diversity, this session is held in collaboration with the LGBTQA Program-Pride Peers.
Monday, March 4
Film Screening & Forum
Lest We Forget: Silent Voices
1 – 3 P.M., UC Carlisle Suite
Lest We Forget is a powerful and empowering journey through the first-person stories of people with developmental disabilities — once labeled “mentally defective” — who were sent away to state institutions. The story is also told through the voices of the mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters who were left behind, as well as the pioneering professionals and advocates who put their own lives and careers in jeopardy to bring about change. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. No tickets required. Hosted by the Office for Students with Disabilities, The Department of History and Delta Alpha Pi.
Tuesday, March 5
Women’s History Month presents Comedy Night with Carmen Lynch
7 P.M., UC Rosebud Theatre
Back by popular demand! Spend and evening with the witty Carmen Lynch who has been featured on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and was a semi-finalist on “Last Comic Standing”. Be sure to join us as we kick-off Women’s History Month with this top-notch comedian. Hosted by the Women in Leadership. Free and open to the public. Part of UT Arlington Diversity Week 2013 and Women’s History Month.
Wednesday, March 6
MAVfest 2013 – Official Diversity Week Festival
11:30- 1:30 P.M., UC Mall (rain site: UC Bluebonnet)
MAVfest is our annual celebration of Maverick diversity! The event features cultural booths, games, refreshments, music, and performances. All UTA student organizations and departments are eligible to participate. Register for a booth online by noon on Friday, March 1st. The first 20 groups to register will receive 2 official Diversity Week t-shirts FREE
Wednesday, March 6
Elect Her – Campus Women Win
4 P.M. – 9 P.M., UC Concho
Elect Her is a free student leadership training program that encourages college women to run for student government. During the training, students will learn the nuts and bolts of running a student government campaign, how to develop and communicate an effective message, how to reach out to their constituency, how to win a campaign, and key leadership skills. Open to all UT Arlington students. Register for Elect Her online by Friday, March 1st. Hosted by Student Congress.
Thursday, March 7
Maversity Workshop “Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?”
12:30 – 1:30 P.M., UC Guadalupe
Maversity is a series of interactive workshops that offer students a chance to discuss diversity issues and social justice topics. This session will feature Dr. Jason Shelton, UT Arlington Assistant Professor of Sociology & Anthropology. Dr. Shelton will discuss his recent book “Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions.” Space is limited and lunch will be served. Hosted by the Leaders Educating About Diversity.
Thursday, March 7
Safe Zone Ally Training
2 – 5 P.M., UC Guadalupe
Participants in Safe Zone will learn about heterosexual privilege, campus and community resources, and how to be supportive to members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. At the conclusion of the training, participants have the option to display a Safe Zone symbol as a signal to the campus community, and especially LGBT individuals, that they maintain a safe and affirming environment. Pre-register via www.uta.edu/lgbtqa. Hosted by the LGBTQA Program. Part of UT Arlington Diversity Week 2013. For complete calendar, visit www.uta.edu/multicultural
Friday, March 8
Women’s Appreciation Power Hour
Noon – 1 P.M., UC Gallery
Stop by our gallery exhibit on International Women’s day. Review some of our most outstanding historic moments while sharing your own. Receive a flower for participating on our interactive wall where you can share your favorite woman in history. Hosted by the Women in Leadership. Free and open to the public. Part of UT Arlington Diversity Week 2013 and Women’s History Month.
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