Native American Heritage Month Presentation

Monday, Nov. 1| Noon-1 p.m. | Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 Student Center)
(Educational Engagement) 

The Intercultural Diversity Center will be providing a PowerPoint presentation in observance of Native American Heritage Month. This presentation will celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories, acknowledge the important contributions of Native people, and raise awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges. For more information, contact the Intercultural Diversity Center at

Native American Heritage Month Exhibit 2021Native American Heritage Month: Millennia of Movement Exhibit

Monday, Nov. 1–Friday, Dec. 17 | Exhibit opens Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. | Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 Student Center) 
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement)

The Millennia of Movement Exhibit explores the idea of movement in and on cultural landscapes, using ancient and contemporary Native American examples from the Southeast. Guests will learn about the dynamic and enduring Native connection to vast natural landscapes. The exhibit will engage visitors by answering broad questions such as what types of things move and moved on these landscapes (objects, ideas, people), how do/did they move on landscapes (water travel, roads/paths, oral communication), and why do/did they move in these ways (subsistence, power, religion, wealth, and most importantly, identity). It will highlight archaeologically identified examples of movement such as trade, exchange and the movement of ideas through symbols called iconography. It also will highlight contemporary Southeastern cultures, many displaced involuntarily during the Indian Removal period. In addition, focus on the persistence of identity and culture between tribes removed to Oklahoma and elsewhere, and those that remained in traditional regions. These include the Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Creek among others. The exhibit is presented by the Moundville Archaeological Park and Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. For more information, contact the Intercultural Diversity Center at

Native American Heritage Month Scavenger Hunt

Nov. 1-23
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement)

This event is an enrichment program that requires participants to attend and engage in local Native American cultural and archeological events and programs throughout the month of November. Participants will register to participate in the scavenger hunt in exchange for prizes and a T-shirt. Once registered, they will be given a game code through the Goose Chase Scavenger Hunt program for objectives that must complete during the month of November. The NAHM Scavenger Hunt will be facilitated through a free version of the Goose Chase App. Contact the Women and Gender Resource Center at for more information.

Border Stories: Juan Lopez-Bautista MFA Exhibition

Continues through Nov. 17 | Sella-Granata Gallery, Woods Hall 

Juan Lopez-Bautista, a Mexican American artist and biologist, creates large mixed media works collaged with images related to people migrating to the US-Mexican border. The artworks, painted with acrylic washes, inks, dry pigments, and acrylic transfers on synthetic paper and panels, depict migrants, and the objects that represent their presence, immersed in an abstract landscape as in a struggle for survival. Lopez-Bautista uses images of the traces of migrants, traces that “show the remains from a journey, the residues of long and sometimes deadly crossings.” He explains, “the items left behind by immigrants are objects with meaning; they are remnants of stories to be told, clothing and shoes that someone wore, forgotten toys and dolls, and bags that at one time contained cherished heirlooms. Although the objects appear faded after being exposed for weeks or years to the desert conditions, they still vividly contrast with the arid and inhospitable environment.” Read more about the exhibition. Sella-Granata Art Gallery hours are Monday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday 12:30-6 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday 12:30-8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitors must wear face coverings inside the gallery.

Education Abroad pop-up advising opportunitiesEducation Abroad Pop-Up Advising

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 | 1-3 p.m. | Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 Student Center)
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement)

The Capstone International Center will host weekly information sessions on studying abroad. These information sessions will provide advising on the overall process and timeline for studying abroad, dispelling myths about Education Abroad, and program searching. For more information, contact the Capstone International Center at

Cinnamon Rolls, Not Gender Roles

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30  | 1 p.m. | Safe Zone Resource Center (2418 Student Center)
(Educational Engagement/Social Enrichment)

The Safe Zone Resource Center will host its weekly Cinnamon Rolls, not Gender Roles program for individuals of all identities to come together, eat pastries and discuss topics concerning gender identity and performance in our current culture and climate. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at

Dance Alabama!

Dance Alabama! dancers in motionNov. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. | UA Dance Theatre
Ticket prices: $14 students, $17 faculty, staff, senior citizens, $20 non-UA adult patrons

The UA Department of Theatre and Dance prepares for dancers to take the stage for the second dance production of the season, Dance Alabama! This is a student-led organization that allows students the opportunity to present their choreographic works to live audiences each semester. Throughout the concert, audience members will experience the versatility and well-roundedness of the student choreographers. From ballet to jazz and contemporary pieces, audiences will be taken on a compelling, artistic journey enhanced with depth, storytelling, and passion behind each work. Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. in Rowand Johnson Hall at the ticket office or by phone at 205-348-3400. They can also be purchased online anytime at More information on this production and the rest of the UA Theatre and Dance season can be found at

Exhibit: True Likeness

Nov. 4, 2021–Jan. 18, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, Garland Hall | Reception: Thursday, Nov. 11, 4-6 p.m.

The nearly 70 portraits in True Likeness represent the complexity of selfhood and are a celebration of human experience, both at the individual level and as an expression of cultural identities. The exhibition is curated by Tom Stanley and Lia Newman. The exhibition took shape over a two-year period when overt and coded hate speech dominated one of the most divisive elections of our time. In response, the curators felt that highlighting and celebrating diversity was paramount. The exhibition represents the contemporary American landscape — with artists from all over the country forming a narrative varied in both background and media, including video, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and printmaking. Many works are produced from traditional art materials while others are created using found objects and everyday items. Some artists work in digital photography, others in darkroom photography. Paintings produced on found board with house paint can be seen alongside solid, carved wooden sculpture.

Visitors must wear face coverings in Garland Hall. For the fall semester, True Likeness will be on display through Dec. 22, and will reopen Jan. 4 –18, 2022.

Bama Adapted dot comPowerade Fall Bash

Nov. 4 and 5 | Stran-Hardin Area

Adapted Athletics will host this event for Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball. The teams will play ABC Medical. The Women’s team plays at 5:30 p.m. and the Men’s team plays at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kellcie Temple,, 205-764-4365 or visit

Multi-Cultural Coffee Hour

Friday, Nov. 5, 12 | 11:30-1 p.m. | Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 Student Center)
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement/Social Enrichment)

International Student and Scholar Services and the Intercultural Diversity Center will host a weekly coffee hour for students, faculty and staff to enjoy free coffee, tea, snacks and conversation with others from around the world. For more information, contact International Student and Scholar Services at

Rainbow Connection

Friday, Nov. 5, 12, 19 | 2-3 p.m. | Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 Student Center)
(Cultural Exploration/Social Enrichment)

The Safe Zone Resource Center hosts this weekly support and dialogue group for LGBTQIA+ identified students and their allies. The group provides an opportunity to form supportive friendships with other group members, learn resilience skills and strategies for self-care, and set personal goals. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at

More Than a Word movie informationSocial Justice Movie Series: ‘More Than a Word’ Virtual Screening

Friday, Nov. 5 | 7 p.m. | Virtual
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement/Social Enrichment) 

The Intercultural Diversity Center will continue its Fall 2021 Social Justice Movie Series by featuring “More Than a Word” in observance of Native American Heritage Month. Participants will explore Native American-based mascots and their impact on real-life attitudes, issues and policies, the history of the slanderous term “redskin,” and cultural stereotypes of Native Americans and their relationship to history. Registration is required at For more information, contact the Intercultural Diversity Center at

Moundville 5K logoMoundville 5K

Saturday, Nov. 6 | 8:30 a.m. | Moundville Archaeological Park, 634 Mound State Parkway, Moundville, Alabama

Moundville Archaeological Park will host a 5K to support its education fund. Participants are encouraged to run on a 5K course of their choosing and will be awarded with a commemorative finisher medal. Come run around the mounds!
Registration Information: Registration can be done online; the entry fee is $25.
Participants are encouraged to share their experience with Moundville Archaeological Park on social media using #Moundville5K.

TEDTalk: American Culture and LanguageTEDTalk Tuesdays: ‘Native American Culture – Language: The Key to Everything’

Tuesday, Nov. 9 | 3-4 p.m. | Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 Student Center)  
(Educational Engagement) 

The Intercultural Diversity Center will observe Native American Heritage Month with its TEDTalk Tuesday Series by featuring, “Native America Culture – Language: The Key to Everything.” One of the most significant losses to the Native American culture is the loss of the indigenous language. Participants will hear from Ron (Muqsahkwat) Corn, Jr. as he addresses the need to revitalize the Menominee Native American language. The opening and closing moments of this talk are spoken in the endangered Menominee language, currently understood by only a few dozen people worldwide. For more information, contact the Intercultural Diversity Center at

Astronomy Night

Tuesday, Nov. 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Moundville Archaeological Park

Moundville Archaeological Park will offer star gazing and information about Native American culture history.

Food for Thought: NAHM Basket Weaving Demonstration

two people sitting on the ground with basket weaving materialsWednesday, Nov. 10 | Noon-1 p.m. | Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 Student Center)
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement) 

The Intercultural Diversity Center presents its final Food for Thought: Cultural Learning, Sharing and Teaching installment in observance of Native American Heritage Month. This program will address the rich and diverse traditions and histories of Native American people and includes a special demonstration by Mary Smith focused on the meaning and role of basket weaving. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to engage in making their own baskets, while supplies last. Smith, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) nation of Oklahoma, is a contemporary artist who is best known for the revival of the double false braid rim technique in basketry. Her expertise in pottery and basketry is bridging the gap of the past and future native artists. Her legacy is to ensure her culture is not forgotten. Smith has received numerous accolades along her journey including Best of Show at Give Tribes Museum, Best of Class at the Hard Rock, and several first place awards. Registration is required. For more information, contact the Intercultural Diversity Center at

Fulbright Information Session Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in 30 ten HoorFulbright Information Session

Wednesday, Nov. 10 | 3 p.m. | 30 ten Hoor

Students are encouraged to attend this session to learn how they can go abroad after graduation to teach English, conduct research and earn a graduate degree via the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The meeting is hosted by Dr. Matt Feminella, Fulbright program advisor.

American flag image by Karolina Grabowska on PexelsVeterans Day Presentation

Thursday, Nov. 11 | Noon-1 p.m. | Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 Student Center)

The Intercultural Diversity Center will be providing a PowerPoint presentation in observation of Veterans Day. Focusing on this year’s theme Honoring All Who Served, the presentation will highlight the invaluable contribution veterans have made, physically and emotionally. The presentation will also offer educational resources and ways that they can support veterans. For more information, contact the Intercultural Diversity Center at

The Trans Workers in Schools Survey Project: Challenges and Contributions

Thursday, Nov. 11 | 3-4 p.m. | Zoom

Dr. Mario Suarez
Dr. Mario I. Suárez

Dr. Mario I. Suárez, assistant professor of cultural studies at the Emma E. Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University, will report on the survey instrument development process and the descriptive characteristics of a non-representative sample of 321 trans-identified school workers in the United States and Canada. The survey was sent via social media and targeted affinity groups and listservs (e.g., Trans Educators Network). This project, currently the largest survey of trans workers in education to date, provides a more robust snapshot of the lives of trans school workers and their needs in the workplace. Insights and reflections on the process used in the design of this survey and its implementation have the potential to shift how survey research is conducted in educational settings with trans workers. This study aims to give schools, administrations and other stakeholders a better understanding of how to support a population they may not be best serving currently. The event is sponsored by the College of Education’s Department of Educational Studies. Registration is required.

Diwali festival of lights Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov. 12 | 6-9 p.m. | Student Center Ballroom

The Indian Students Association of Tuscaloosa, in collaboration with the South Asian Culture Club and International Students Association, will host an event to celebrate Diwali: The Indian Festival of Lights. The campus is invited to enjoy Indian cultural performances, fun trivia, a henna station, a Diwali-themed photo booth, and Indian food. Join the Indian Students Association to participate in the most widely celebrated Indian festival. The event is co-sponsored by University Programs and the DEI Committee.

Indian traditional wear is encouraged and masks are preferred. Reserve your free tickets.

Hunting in Wartime movie flyerSocial Justice Movie Series: ‘Hunting in Wartime’ Virtual Screening

Friday, Nov. 12 | 7 p.m. | Zoom
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement/Social Enrichment) 

The Intercultural Diversity Center will continue its Fall 2021 Social Justice Movie Series by featuring “Hunting in Wartime” in observance of Native American Heritage Month and Veterans Day. Participants will learn about Tlingit Native Americans from the village of Hoonah, Alaska, who served in the Vietnam War, the complexity of serving a country that systematically oppressed them; a government that forbade the Tlingit language, over-logged their forests, and established laws that robbed returning vets of their ancestral trade as fishermen. Registration is required at For more information, contact the Intercultural Diversity Center at

Transgender Awareness Week

Monday, Nov. 15-19 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Safe Zone Student Lounge (2418 Student Center)
 (Educational Engagement/Cultural Exploration)

For Transgender Awareness Week, Safe Zone will host a visibility campaign on social media with posts about Trans-inclusive resources and media. Information on the Trans community will also be available in the information displays, and Trans and Nonbinary pride flag print buttons will be available for students in the center to allow them to promote awareness for their identities. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at 205-348–7297 or

International Education Week Nov. 15-19 information with a photo of international students sitting on stairsInternational Education Week

Nov. 15-19

Capstone International Center will observe International Education Week Nov. 15- 19. International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Does your group have a globally-themed event taking place during International Education Week? If so, submit the event using the link or email Capstone International Center at Once the event has been approved it will be posted to the online calendar.

AAUW Start Smart Workshop

Monday, Nov. 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 3104 Student Center

The Women and Gender Resource Center will host the Start Smart Pay Equity Workshop featuring a full presentation regarding the origin of the pay gap, the role it plays in systemic racism, and the long-term effects of such a gap. Students will also learn helpful tips and tools to create their brand, craft their resumes and cover letters per employer, analyze how salary ranges can contribute to the best cost of living per career and location, negotiation skills and the value of benefits. Pre-packaged refreshments will be provided.

Documentary Screening: ‘Keepers of the Game’

Monday, Nov. 15 | 6 p.m. | Camellia Room, 2020 Gorgas Library
In Fort Covington, New York, an all-Native girls lacrosse team comes together seeking to be the first Native women’s team to bring home a section championship. But first, they will have to overcome their crosstown rivals and the increasing ambivalence in their own community. With more than just the championship on the line, the girls fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native women, while still honoring their people’s tradition in a changing world.

TEDTalk Tuesdays: Running for Missing and Indigenous Women

Tuesday, Nov. 16 | Noon-1 p.m. | Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 Student Center)
(Educational Engagement) 

TEDTalk on Missing and Indingenous WomenThe Intercultural Diversity Center will continue its Fall 2021 TEDTalk Tuesday Series in observance of Native American Heritage Month by featuring, “Running for Missing and Indigenous Women.” Participants will learn from Rosalie Fish, an 18-year-old member of the Cowlitz Tribe and a competitive runner from the Muckleshoot Reservation in Auburn, Washington. She will discuss her career as a runner, representing her school in the Class 1B Washington State Track Meet, how she earned three gold medals and the reason she used that platform to raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW). For more information, contact the Intercultural Diversity Center at

2021 Fall Intercultural Experience Showcase

Nov. 16 | 12:30 p.m. | Intercultural Diversity Center (2100 Student Center)

Students in CIP 202 (Introduction to Global & Global Cultural Perspectives) have prepared displays about experiences with international students in the English Language Institute. For more information, contact Kelly McPherson at

Judo Workshop

Nov. 17 | 3:30 p.m.

Continue moving into International Education Week by joining this Judo workshop led by Yuta Sukegawa and WenHung Hsieh. Learn basic movements and the history of Judo. Broaden your intercultural awareness and move with the spirit of IEW. Go to to register.

Native American Film Festival

Native American Film Festival Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Thursday, Nov. 18 | 5-9:30 p.m. | Student Center Theater
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement/Social Enrichment)

This two-day program will showcase films from Native American filmmakers and Native American tribal representatives with a focus on tribes descended from the U.S. Southeast. The ultimate goals of the event are to raise visibility of indigenous students and communities on campus and give room for more indigenous voices in academia on issues relevant to indigenous communities. The event is sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, UA Student Government Association, University of Alabama Museums, and the UA Departments of History and Anthropology. For more information, visit

Dog Flowers book coverEveryWoman Book Club

Thursday, Nov. 18 | Noon-1 p.m. | Legend’s Bistro in Hotel Capstone
(Educational Engagement/Social Enrichment) 

The Women and Gender Resource Center will continue its EveryWoman Book Club series featuring by “Dog Flowers” by Danielle Geller. This book follows a daughter who returns home to the Navajo reservation to retrace her mother’s life in a memoir that is both a narrative and an archive of one family’s troubled history. For more information, contact Elizabeth Lester at or (205) 348-5040 to be added to the EveryWoman Book Club email list. You can also register for a single meeting online. Join the email for future updates at

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Panel

Nov. 18 | 6 p.m. | 109 B.B. Comer Hall

The panel is composed of returned Peace Corps volunteers from multiple sectors and host countries. Learn about volunteer experiences. Ask questions about service. Gain tips to guide you through the application process. For more information contact Megan Legerski at

Inclusion, Belonging, and a Growth Mindset informational flyerInclusion, Belonging, and a Growth Mindset: Revising the Syllabus Workshop

Friday, Nov. 19 | Noon-1 p.m. | 3104 Student Center
(Cultural Exploration/Social Enrichment) 

This lunch-hour workshop, sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is about creating a sense of inclusion, belonging and a growth mindset for students in the classroom. Focusing in particular on syllabus (re-)design, the workshop consists of small group discussion and peer workshop of syllabi. Participants will be able to design or revise their own course syllabi during the workshop. This workshop is a continuation of the DEI-sponsored webinar “Inclusion, Belonging, and a Growth Mindset: Reconsidering the Syllabus,” held on Oct. 7. Participation in the previous webinar is not a requirement for the current event. Lunch will be provided. For more information on this workshop, contact Dr. Cassander L. Smith, UA Provost Faculty Fellow,

Blackburn Daniel Community Scholars Poster Presentation & Reception

Nov. 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Smith Hall

All University of Alabama faculty, staff and students are invited to drop in at any time to hear the 10 new-student Daniel Community Scholars teams talk about their civic engagement grant proposals. One of the teams will be awarded $5000 from the Daniel Foundation of Alabama to bring their idea to fruition. Proposal topics include: literacy in elementary and middle schools Juvenile justice and rehabilitation, healthcare disparities among marginalized populations, felon disenfranchisement, food insecurity and children, recycling in West Alabama, addictive habits in high school students, eating disorders in 7th-9th graders, grassroots fundraising, and women’s health advocacy for marginalized populations. Network with Blackburn Fellows, students, advisory board members, staff and the greater UA community, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres during the poster reception. Attire is business casual. This event is open to the public. RSVP to the Blackburn Institute.

The Blackburn Institute is a leadership development and civic engagement program specifically focused on improving the state of Alabama.

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil

Friday, Nov. 19 | 6 p.m. | Student Center Lawn | Refreshments in Safe Zone Student Lounge after the vigil
(Cultural Exploration)

The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) Vigil allows the community to come together to remember the lives lost due to Transphobic violence in the previous year. Members of the community will stand together as we read out the list of names of those lost in the previous year and reflect on the day. TDOR is typically observed on November 20, but the center will host the vigil the Friday night prior. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at 205-348-7297 or

On a Knife Edge movie informationSocial Justice Movie Series: ‘On a Knife Edge’ Virtual Screening

Friday, Nov. 19 | 7 p.m. | Zoom
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement/Social Enrichment) 

The Intercultural Diversity Center will continue its Fall 2021 Social Justice Movie Series by featuring “On a Knife Edge” in observance of Native American Heritage Month. Participants will explore a privileged view into the interior world of George Dull Knife as he becomes politically active with the American Indian Movement, confronts the challenges of growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation, and wrestles with accepting leadership of his storied family from his aging father. Registration is required. For more information, contact the Intercultural Diversity Center at

Person lighting candles photo by cottonbro from PexelsHome for the Holidays

Monday, Nov. 22 | 5-6 p.m. | Safe Zone Resource Center (2418 Student Center)
(Cultural Exploration/Social Enrichment) 

Safe Zone’s Home for the Holidays event is a discussion and community building event that takes place before students head home for the semester. This program offers students, faculty and staff an opportunity to explore going home for the holidays and navigating family, friends and community dynamics. Individuals who participate will have an opportunity to explore how to set boundaries, have critical conversations, and celebrate the holiday season safely with individuals in their lives. Students will gather under the guidance of the counseling center. The center will provide snacks to attendees. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at 205- 348-7297 or

Student Field Trip to Birmingham Museum of Art

Tuesday, Nov. 23 | 9 a.m. | Smith Hall

Students are encouraged to sign up for a free tour of Lost Realms of the Moundbuilders: Ancient Native Americans of the South and Midwest at the Birmingham Museum of Art. According to the museum’s website, the exhibition explores the archaeology and history of the Mississippian Moundbuilders, their religious and ceremonial activities, farming and hunting practices, trade networks, and their highly-developed social, political and religious centers. The Moundbuilders highlights the relationships between the historic ceremonial sites and other contemporaneous Indigenous communities in North and Central America, and illustrates how ecological factors, specifically the occurrence of the “Little Ice Age” beginning in 1350 AD and lasting until 1650 AD may have led to the decline and ultimate abandonment of Moundbuilder sites.

Organized by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma, the exhibition features 175 historic objects from four major Mississippian Moundbuilder sites: The Spiro Mounds in Oklahoma, Moundville in Alabama, Etowah Mounds in Georgia, and Cahokia Mounds in East Saint Louis, Illinois. The exhibition also showcases contemporary Indigenous works of art that connect the art and artistry of the Mississippian Moundbuilder peoples to their modern descendants.

Sign up for the tour.