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Diversity Week Tabling

  • Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Location: Student Union 2nd Floor Concourse
  • Sponsor: Diversity Week Committee
  • Description: Stop by the Diversity Week table to get more information on the programs and events taking place at UA for Diversity Week.

Wall of Oppression & Victory

  • Location: USG Office: Student Union 3rd Floor
  • Sponsor: USG
  • Description: This is an interactive display where students will be able to share their stories anonymously. Stop by the USG office and share your story or read others’ stories of oppression and victory.

McClain Gallery: The Links

  • Location: Dr. Shirla R. McClain Galley of Akron Black History and Culture
  • Sponsor: Kent area- OH Chapter of the Links, Incorporated
  • Description: This exhibit showcases a powerful and impactful photography by young minority students in Akron/Canton/Kent about the regions they live in Northeast Ohio.

Education Abroad: Your Door to the World

  • Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Location: Student Union Theatre
  • Sponsor: International Center & Study Abroad Society
  • Description: UA offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to experience other cultures while living abroad and taking courses that apply toward their UA degree programs. Come hear about fellow students’ experiences in global education and learn more about why you should join the adventure!

Gender Diversity and Inclusion Exhibit

  • Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Location: Student Union Trapezoid Lounge
  • Sponsor: Campus Programs
  • Description: Campus Programs will be hosting a Diversity Exhibit that will focus on Gender Diversity and Inclusion. It will describe how to be an ally to the LGBT community and will also offer resources for students.

Safe Space Ally Training

  • Location/Time: SU 318 9:00am-12:00pm
    •                     SU 321 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Sponsor: Counseling and Testing Center
  • Description: Ally training teaches issues impacting the LGBTQ community, concepts about human sexuality and gender identity, and how to develop skills for being an Ally to LGBTQ students on campus. Space is limited, please RSVP by calling x7082.

Caribbean Day

  • Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Location: Student Union Starbucks & Piano Lounge
  • Sponsor: Multicultural Center
  • Description: Caribbean Day 2017 opens with remarks from President Matthew Wilson, featuring the University of Akron Percussion, Steel Drum, and Brazilian Drum Bands. Caribbean food and refreshments will be provided (while supplies last).

LGBTUA Amazing Race

  • Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Location: Student Union 314
  • Sponsor: LGBTUA
  • Description: This event will be based on the T.V. show “Amazing Race” and will feature games and activities to educate about LGBT people around the world in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

High School China Day

  • Time: 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Location: Student Union 3rd Floor
  • Sponsor: Multicultural Center

Grand Opening of The International Center

  • Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Location: Second floor of Buchtel Hall
  • Sponsor: The International Center
  • Description: Please join us for the Grand Opening of the International Center. At 11:30 am President Wilson will formally open the Center. Light refreshments will be served. Also, join us as we launch the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign on campus. This is a national campaign to communicate American universities’ openness to international students and scholars.

Diversityfest

  • Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Location: Student Union Piano Lounge
  • Sponsor: Zips Programming Network & Partnering Organizations
  • Description: This is a Diversity Organization Fair that allows students the opportunity to explore various student organizations and departments on campus to get involved with and support.

Left Right and Everything in Between

  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Location: JAR 151
  • Sponsor: College Democrats
  • Description: Political ideas can get crazy. Come see where you lie on the political spectrum, the answer may surprise you! All are welcome!

Unity Mixer 

  • Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Location: Ballroom
  • Sponsor: Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB)
  • Description: SAAB invites students of all ethnic backgrounds to learn more about SAAB and other organizations under the Black Excellence Commission (B.E.C.). This event allows students to network while enjoying food and music.

Gender Diversity and Inclusion Exhibit

  • Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Location: Student Union Trapezoid Lounge
  • Sponsor: Campus Programs

Kite Flying

  • Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Location: Coleman Common
  • Sponsor: Confucius Institute
  • Description: Come fly a Chinese kite. Originating in China early kites were made out of bamboo and silk and used during warring times to pass along messages. Kites and flying instructions will be provided or bring your own kite.

Education Abroad: Your Door to the World

  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Student Union 312
  • Sponsor: International Center & Study Abroad Society
  • Description: UA offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to experience other cultures while living abroad and taking courses that apply toward their UA degree programs. Come hear about fellow students’ experiences in global education and learn more about why you should join the adventure!

Hispanic Heritage Film: Mama

  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Student Union Theatre
  • Sponsor: Multicultural Center
  • Description: In the aftermath of a devastating diagnosis, Magda (Penelope Cruz), reacts with a surge of newfound life that engulfs her circle of family and friends creating unexpected bonds with those close to her. This even will be lightly catered.

Gender Diversity and Inclusion Exhibit

  • Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Location: Student Union Trapezoid Lounge
  • Sponsor: Campus Programs

Black Male Summit

  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Location: John S. Knight Center
  • Free for UA Students
  • Must register at- https://www.uakron.edu/bms/
  • Sponsor: Office of Inclusion of Equity

Black Male Summit

  • Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Location: Student Union Ballrooms
  • Free for UA Students
  • Must register at- https://www.uakron.edu/bms/
  • Sponsor: Office of Inclusion of Equity