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The first Annual UNCW Diversity Education Week will take place April 21-27, 2014. This entire week will be filled with thought-provoking interactive workshops, presentations, training seminars and stimulating panel discussions. We welcome all interested faculty, staff and students who practice and value being a diversity leader to participate!


Monday, April 21

Silvia Bettez, Professor at the UNCG School of Education
Developing Social Justice on College Campuses
12:30 - 3 p.m., FSC Wrightsville Beach Room

Silvia Bettez is a Latina author whose experiences as a light-skinned biracial, bicultural, and bilingual woman have instilled in her a passion to learn more about the mixed race experiences of other women.


Tuesday, April 22

Helen Jugovic and Jeff Widdison: The Current State of Immigration in the U.S.
4 p.m., FUU Azalea Coast Room

Join immigration attorneys, Helen Jugovic and Jeff Widdison, for a discussion on current immigration policies, their effects on our intercultural demographics, and possible reform.  


Wednesday, April 23

The New Black

2 p.m., Lumina Theater

Documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. (LGBTQIA Office and  CAIC)

Affordable Study Abroad

4 p.m., Leutze Hall 141

Information and tools to be shared on how a trip to study abroad is not as unaffordable or out of reach as you may think. (International Programs)


Thursday, April 24

Paul Cuadros

6 p.m., Education Building Room 162

Award-winning investigative reporter and author of A Home on the Field. For the past 20 years, Cuadros has focused his reporting on issues of race and poverty in America. (Watson College, Centro Hispano)

Racial Taboo

7 p.m., St. Stephen AME Church, 501 Redcross St. (at 5th St.)

The goal of the film Racial Taboois to enable a meaningful conversation about subjects related to “race” in America. Part of YWCA Stand Against Racism. Free event.


Thursday, April 24 - Friday, April 25

Navigating Challenging Waters: Achieving
Success in the Academy

A Summit focused on Black Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students in the UNC System. See website for sessions and more information. (BFSA, OIDI, UNCW)

Friday, April 25

Stand Against Racism with the YWCA

12 - 1 p.m., College Rd between YWCA and UNCW

Meet at the Belk Plaza/Seahawk Statue - The Stand Against Racism is an annual event of the YWCA that helps raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it should no longer be tolerated.

Daniel Montoya

3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m, Teaching Lab Room 1009

Montoya, a UNC Hispanic Forum Participant and Professor at Fayetteville State University, presents a lecture on the use of EEG mu rhythm as a measure of effective anthropomorphic robotic design. (Centro Hispano, Dpt. of Psychology)

"Asian Culture Jeopardy Game Show"

6 p.m, Long Leaf Pine Room

Join the fun with ASA as they put a cultural spin on a classic American Game Show.  (Asian Student Association)

"SISTAH Speak"

7 p.m, Burney Center

UNCW Spoken Word Group “SISTAHS” will recite poetry related to life experiences.


Sunday, April 27

Walk to End Violence against Women and Girls

12 - 2 p.m., Hugh MacRae Park

The USNC-UN Women walks are an annual event that take place across the U.S. to increase awareness of the global issue of gender based violence and raise funds for UN Women programs to prevent it. Register today (WSRC)


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