Diversity Calendar

NOVEMBER 2014

Thursday, November 20th: Transgender Day of Rememberance

Civil Rights Week 17-21st: What's Your Legacy?

Thursday, November 13th from 12-2pm and 6-8pm in the Flag Room: Please join us in celebrating Native American/American Indian Heritage Month! From 12-2pm in the Flag Room join us in making individual sand paintings. From 6-8pm in the Flag Room, we will be creating dream catchers and continuing sand paintings.

The art of sand paintings were important among the Navajo and Pueblo people and used in connection with religious and spiritual healing ceremonies. Dream catchers come from an old tale involving a spiritual vision of a Lakota leader. Both activities are rich within the Native American/American Indian heritage.
 
VDC Tuesday, November 11th from 12-2pm in the Northen Banquet Room: Veterans Day Luncheon celebrating those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country.

Monday, November 3rd from 6-8pm in the Flag Room: Come paint ceramic and paper skulls to remember friends and family members who have passed as we celebrate Dia Del Los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

OCTOBER 2014

Wednesday, October 8th from 1-2pm in the Library Lobby: Come to the official viewing of the LGBTQIAAP Historical Timeline. October is LGBTQ History Month and a time to celebrate all those who have contributed to the LGBT community and movement towards equality. The timeline will be up for the entire month of October.

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