Coping with Intergenerational Race-Related Trauma (Faculty Session)

Thursday, Oct. 1, at noon via Zoom

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Presenter: Terri Spain, MSW, staff therapist, UA Counseling Center

During this workshop, participants will discuss the experiences of People of Color and Indigenous, individuals with racism, discrimination and microaggressions and the negative impacts on their mental health. Racial trauma, or race-based stress, will be described in more detail, and participants will further explore some of the potential psychological symptoms associated with it, such as hypervigilance to threat, flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance, suspiciousness, and somatic symptoms such as headaches and heart palpitations. The discussion will also address historical trauma associated with structural injustice and the intergenerational implications over time. The workshop will conclude with an acknowledgement of the factors that are vital to promoting healing and well-being.


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The Plight, Path, and Progression of Black Men

Thursday, Oct. 1, at noon via Zoom

Register at http://bfsa.ua.edu/webinar-registration.html

The UA Black Faculty and Staff Association is hosting a series of webinars on social justice. The October event will welcome the co-authors of “The Dilemmas of Being an African American Male in the New Millennium.” Chance W. Lewis, Ph.D. and Pastor Kris Erskine, Th.D., will address the topic The Plight, Path, and Progression of Black Men.


flyer for elevating black voice in PR leadershipElevating Black Voices in PR Leadership: The Role of PR Education in Advancing DEI

Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m.

Join via https://facebook.com/PlankCenterPR/live

The Plank Center will host a Facebook Live Panel titled “Elevating Black Voices in PR Leadership: The Role of PR Education in Advancing DEI.” Panelists will focus on the role of public relations education in preparing students for diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession. Curriculum and other related matters that are structural (e.g., recruitment and retention of students and faculty of color) as well as cultural (education environment, inclusion) that are currently obstacles in the way of enhancing DEI in PR education will be discussed. Panelists will also explain how these obstacles impact the DEI preparedness of entry-level practitioners and offer suggestions for needed changes in PR education.


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Voting Matters: Discussion on Civic Engagement with UA Crossroads

Monday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. on UA SGA Social Media Channels

The Voting Matters Series is sponsored by the UA Student Government Association. Information can be found on the SGA’s Instagram page at UASGA and on their Facebook page at UA Student Government Association. View the graphic at the right for more SGA Voting Matters events.


Cinnamon Rolls, Not Gender Roles

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 3 p.m. via Zoom

Cinnamon Rolls, not Gender Roles is a weekly discussion group for people of all identities to come together, eat pastries, and discuss topics concerning gender identity and performance in the current culture and climate.

Sponsored by the UA Safe Zone Resource Center.


Understanding Cultural Identity, Privilege & Allyship

Student Session: Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. | Faculty/Staff Session: Thursday, Oct. 8, at noon

flyer for understanding cultural identity, privilege and allyshipStudent Registration: https://tinyurl.com/y57jee67 | Faculty/Staff Registration: https://tinyurl.com/y4yp88ga

Presenter: Ashley Jones, MSW, staff therapist, UA Counseling Center

This workshop is for persons wishing to gain a deeper understanding of cultural and identity development and how this relates to inherent privileges from which many benefit. Participants will be able use this knowledge to explore and challenge their own privileges and implicit biases in order to become an ally to Black and other marginalized persons.

 

 


flyerThe Long History of the Latinx South presented by Dr. Michael Innis-Jimenez

Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m.

Register by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y6gcehgn

The College of Human Environmental Sciences Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity will host a virtual talk with Dr. Michael Innis-Jimenez, professor and director of graduate studies in the UA Department of American Studies. The event is part of the College’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.


Social Justice Movie Series: ‘Pariah’

Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.

The Intercultural Diversity Center will kick off the Fall 2020 Social Justice Movie Series with a virtual screening of “Pariah.” The movie follows a Black teenager living in Brooklyn who embraces identity as a lesbian, but she struggles with how much she can confide in her parents. This event is part of LGBTQIA+ History Month 2020.

Register for the movie.

 


flyer for culturally responsive teachingCulturally Responsive Teaching in the STEM Classroom and Beyond (Faculty)

Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. via Zoom

Register via Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/y2faewfg

This webinar focuses specifically on faculty in the STEM fields and offers strategies for teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students with a focus on culturally responsive engagement. The webinar will present strategies for combating implicit bias, creating more inclusive lesson plans, and recruiting and retaining diverse students. Also, participants will discuss effective models of allyship as it relates to working with students in lab settings.

Facilitators will be Dr. Laverne Melón, assistant professor of biology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and Dr. Tess L. Killpack, assistant professor of biology at Salem State University in Massachusetts, both co-authors of “Toward Inclusive STEM Classrooms: What Personal Role Do Faculty Play?” published in the journal Life Sciences Education (October, 2017).


book coverEveryStudent Book Club: ‘Shadowshaper’ by Daniel José Older

Thursday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m. via Zoom

Register by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y3wtmrym

“Shadowshaper” is a 2015 American urban fantasy young adult novel written by Daniel José Older, the first in the Shadowshaper Cypher series. It follows Sierra Santiago, an Afro-Boricua teenager living in Brooklyn. In the book it is revealed that she is the granddaughter of a “shadowshaper,” or a person who infuses art with ancestral spirits.


‘Form in the Apocalypse’: A Reading and Discussion with Kayleb Rae Candrilli

Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. via Zoom

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Kayleb Rae Candrilli

“Form in the Apocalypse”: A Reading and Discussion with Kayleb Rae Candrilli will be held Oct. 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom. The award-winning poet will give a live reading of his work. Following the reading, participants can talk with the author about their work, craft and experiences.

Candrilli is a recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award and is the author of “Water I Won’t Touch” (Copper Canyon, 2021), “All the Gay Saints” (Saturnalia 2020), and “What Runs Over” (YesYes Books, 2017). “What Runs Over” won the 2016 Pamet River Prize and was a 2017 Lambda Literary finalist for Transgender Poetry and a finalist for the 2018 American Book Fest’s best book award in LGBTQ nonfiction. “All the Gay Saints” was the winner of the 2018 Saturnalia Book Prize, selected by Natalie Diaz. They are published or forthcoming in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets, TriQuarterly, Puerto del Sol, Bettering American Poetry, The Boston Review, and many others.

Candrilli has served as the nonfiction editor of the Black Warrior Review and as a feature editor for NANO Fiction. They served an assistant poetry editor for Boaat Press from 2017 to 2018. In 2015, Candrilli was a Lambda Literary Emerging Fellow in Nonfiction, and again in 2017 as a fellow in poetry. Candrilli is a Best of the Net winner and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes (in prose and poetry) and for Best New Poets. They were also a 2017 recipient of a Leeway Art and Change Grant. For more information about Candrilli, visit https://www.krcandrilli.com/.

Sponsors of the event are the Women and Gender Resource Center, UA English Department and UA Safe Zone Resource Center.

This event is part of LGBTQIA+ History Month 2020.


Big AlTide and Turf Watch Party: UGA vs. Bama

Saturday, Oct. 17, from 7-10 p.m. at the Intercultural Diversity Center (Ferguson Center 2100)

The Intercultural Diversity Center will host a football watch party for the Georgia Bulldogs vs. the Alabama Crimson Tide. This event will feature an exclusive skybox experience with boxed meals, giveaways and more. Students also will have the opportunity to win an Alabama Football basket featuring everything needed for a traditional game. Register here for the event.


Master Class: LinkedIn & Resume Workshop

Sunday, Oct. 18, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Intercultural Diversity Center (Ferguson Center 2100)

The Intercultural Diversity Center will be partnering with the Career Center to host a LinkedIn and Resume Workshop to provide students with resources to guide their professional development. During this event, Joe Hawley, Manager of Diversity Programming and Outreach at the Career Center, will outline tips to use LinkedIn effectively, specifically focusing on (1) navigating job acquirement specifically as a minority student, (2) demonstrating professionalism online, and (3) creating a strong resume for job recruitment and application. Pre-packaged refreshments will be provided. Register here for the workshop.


Men’s Story Project

Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. via Zoom

Register by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y49fgtla

The Men’s Story Project is a national movement-building project where men have the opportunity to share personal stories that challenge masculinity norms and take a stand for healthy masculinity, violence prevention, and social justice. The project culminates in a production where men and masculine folx share stories that promote anti-racism, intersectionality, social justice, courage, healthy personal expression, and peaceful relationships, followed by a dialogue with the audience and presenters. In UA’s first Men’s Story Project, six participants from the UA community will publicly share personal stories that help transform social ideas about masculinity as a way to support health and equality for all people. The event will take place via Zoom.

Visit the national Men’s Story Project page to learn more: https://www.mensstoryproject.org/.

Sponsors are the Women and Gender Resource Center, Alabama Panhellenic Association, College of Arts and Sciences, UA Department of Health Science, and UA Interfraternity Council


movie flyer for Dallas Buyers ClubSocial Justice Movie Series: ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.

As part of its Social Justice Movie Series, the Intercultural Diversity Center will host a virtual screening of “Dallas Buyers Club.” This film follows an HIV-positive man who traffics unapproved medical drugs in order to help fellow patients in an era when doctors were still struggling to understand the virus. Register here for the event.

This event is part of LGBTQIA+ History Month 2020.


Tide and Turf Watch Party: Bama vs. Tennessee

Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Intercultural Diversity Center (Ferguson Center 2100)

The Intercultural Diversity Center will host a football watch party for the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the Tennessee Vols. This event will feature an exclusive skybox experience with boxed meals, giveaways and more. Students will also have the opportunity to win a full Alabama Football basket featuring everything needed for a traditional game. Register here for the event.


Master Class: Start Smart Workshop

Sunday, Oct. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Intercultural Diversity Center (Ferguson Center 2100)

The Intercultural Diversity Center will be partnering with the Women and Gender Resource Center to 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. Students also will 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. Students will also have the opportunity to win prizes. Register here for the workshop.


movie poster for disclosure‘Disclosure’ Film Screening

Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. via Zoom

Register here: tinyurl.com/Disclosure27th

“Disclosure” takes an in-depth look at Hollywood’s depiction of transgender people and the impact of those stories on transgender lives and American culture. Participants are invited to remain after the screening for a Q&A and discussion session about the film and trans inclusion and resources in the area. Members of the Magic City Acceptance Center will be in attendance and contribute to the discussion and Q&A session. The event is sponsored by the Women and Gender Resource Center, Magic City Acceptance Center and Birmingham AIDS Outreach.

This event is part of LGBTQIA+ History Month 2020.


From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror presented by Elliot Spillers of the Equal Justice Initiative

Elliot Spillers
Elliot Spillers

Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m.

Register by visiting https://tinyurl.com/yxaeeskz

The College of Human Environmental Sciences and the Capstone College of Nursing will host “From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror,” which will feature a presentation by Elliot Spillers of the Equal Justice Initiative. Spillers obtained a B.S. in Commerce and Business Management in 2016 from UA. As the second person of color in school history to be elected Student Government Association president, he advocated for survivors of sexual assault and established the inaugural position of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the SGA cabinet.


flyer promoting voter education eventWhat Would John Lewis Do? Vote!

Monday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. via Zoom

This event features a panel discussion covering:

Evolution of voting in America
How the electoral college works
Media and election coverage

Panelists:

Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears, UA associate professor of American Studies
Dr. George Daniels, UA professor of journalism and creative media/former television news producer
Dr. John Giggie, UA professor of history/director of the Summersell Center for the Study of the South
Dr. Richard Fording, Marilyn Williams Elmore and John Durr Elmore Endowed Professor of Political Science at UA

Register via Eventbrite.


A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Tatum

Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m.

Beverly Tatum, PhD, president emerita of Spelman College is a clinical psychologist widely known for both her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. The author of several books including the best-selling “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race” and “Can We Talk About Race? and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation,” Tatum is a sought-after speaker on the topics of racial identity development, race and education, strategies for creating inclusive campus environments, and higher education leadership.

The virtual event is free, but registration is required. Click or copy and paste this link into your browser to register: https://events.uab.edu/cultural-lens.

The UA Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is co-sponsoring the event with The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychology, UAB Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs, UAB VIVA Health, Samford Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives, and The University of Alabama in Huntsville.


movie flyer for MilkSocial Justice Movie Series: ‘Milk’

Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

As part of its Social Justice Movie Series, the Intercultural Diversity Center will host a screening of “Milk,” a biopic of murdered San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, a human-rights advocate and the first openly gay man elected to public office when he won a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 1977. Register here for the movie.

This event is part of LGBTQIA+ History Month 2020.