Diversity Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2014

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constitutiondayTuesday, September 16 from 12-1pm @ the Northen Banquet Room: CommUnity Conversations gives students and other members of the TAMUG community an opportunity to discuss current, relevant events and the impact they have on diversity, equality and social justice. Com join us to discuss: What are the values of the United States of America? Is it shared by all?
Wednesday, September 17 from 12-1:30pm @ the Northen Banquet Room: A Faculty Panel Discussion Come hear General Academic faculty members discuss the Constitution.
Dr. JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz: The Constitution and our Founding "Mothers"
Dr. James G. Ryan: The Abolitionist Critique of the United States Constitution
Dr. Juan O. Sanchez: The Constitution According to the Ku Klux Clan
Co-Sponsored by General Academics and Wellness Wednesday/Human Resources
Wednesday, September 17 from 6:30-8:30pm @ the Northen Banquet Room: T-Shirts & Trivia Come show off yoru brain skills! You and your team may win the coveted Constitution Day T-Shirt! Questions include trivia and Constitution knowledge. Co-Sponsored by the Student Government Association.
911Thursday, September 11 from 8:30-9am @ Flag Pole: "9/11 Remembrance: TAMUG Remembers and Reflects" will begin at 8:30am with a gathering outside by the flag pole to remember the victims and survivors of the terrorist attacks and reflect on the impact the tragedy has had on our lives. Flags will be placed in the ground to reflect those who lost their lives. At 8:46am, those gathered will be given a moment of silence to remember the first plane that crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.
WelcomeEventLogo Tuesday, September 2 from 3-4pm @ the Northen Banquet Room: Mix and mingle with current students, faculty, and staff to learn about the programs, cultural student organizations, and resources available on campus that help create a Community of Respect. Hosted by the Division of Student Affairs, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Services, Counseling and Career Services, Office of Residence Life, and Academic Enhancement Services.

JULY 2014

freedomsummer 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer - a highly publicized campaign in the Deep South to register Blacks to vote during the summer of 1964. To educate yourself, please visit Freedom Summer: An American Experience to read and watch a video about the summer of 1964. Link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/freedomsummer/
julyfourth Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. How will you be celebrating July 4th?

JUNE 2014

lgbtpridemonth Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan. At the time, police raids on bars catering to LGBT patrons were common, but that night, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn fought back.  While historical accounts of the night vary, the violent response ignited a national firestorm of activism that brought new visibility to the struggle for LGBT equality.
Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
June 16-20th: Wear Your Pride Week