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ACADEMIC DIVERSITY EVENTS AT UMD

UMD has a rich community of intellectual scholars, departments and research centers which focus on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Below is a selection of events that feature some of the current intellectual conversations on campus. Want us to add/list your academic department/unit's events? Contact us.

WHEN PLANNING DIVERSITY EVENTS, PLEASE SEE THE EVENTS BELOW &
THIS MULTIFAITH CALENDAR IN ORDER TO ASSIST IN YOUR PLANNING:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/multifaith-calendar/

SPRING 2014 Calendar Coming Soon.

January | February | March | April | May

JANUARY 2013

12:30p.m – 2:30p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2013 (LASC)
Brown Bag Lecture with Edward Kaufman: The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict’s Impact on the         Arab and Jewish Diasporas in Latin America
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/
0142 Holzapfel Hall

FEBRUARY 2013

5:00p.m -7:00p.m., Monday, February 4, 2013
Black History Month Kickoff
Keynote Speaker: Dick Gregory (Civil Rights Activist & Comedian)
Entertainment and Dinner, Co-sponsored by the Black Student Union
www.nyumburu.umd.edu
Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

6:30p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Maya Civilization 3000 Years in the Making (Lecture)
Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli
http://events.iadb.org/calendar/eventDetail.aspx?lang=en&id=3975
IDB Main Building (9th floor)
Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2013 (AASD)
The Making of African America: Four Great Migrations
 www.aasd.umd.edu
1126 Lucille Maurer Library, Taliaferro Hall

5:00p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2013 (LGBT)
Debilitating Queerness - Lecture Series: “Queer Austerity and Excess: Cripping the Crisis; or, the Rise of Disability Capitalism”
Robert McRuer
http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/lectureseries.html
Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall

5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2013 (LASC)
LASC Career and Internship Workshop
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/
0100 Marie Mount Hall (Maryland Room) 

6:30p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2013
Mexican Cultural Institute Lecture: “Dreamscapes: Surrealist Art in Mexico c. 1940”
http://www.pinkline.us/event/32488?print=1
The Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

7:00p.m. -9:00p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2013
Diversity Through Music, Performance: Piedmont Blues
Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity Education and Compliance
www.nyumburu.umd.edu
Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013
Taco Nation/Planet Taco: How Mexican-American Food Conquered the World!
National Museum of American History
Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC

11:00a.m., Saturday, February, 16, 2013
Leadership Series Documentary: “Hidden Colors II”
RSVP to Solomon@umd.edu
www.nyumburu.umd.edu
Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013 (M-CHE)
Collegium of Scholars (Forum)
http://www.healthequity.umd.edu/
Eppley Recreation Center, Room 2113

1:00p.m. -2:30p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013
African American Heroes of the War of 1812
http://www.anacostiatrails.org/war-of-1812-bicentennial-events
Ulrich Recital Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD       

3:30p.m. – 5:00p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013 (LASC)
Café Break Series: “Get an Education in Case He Leaves You: Consejos [Advice] for Mexican      American Women Pursuing Higher Education”
Michelle Espino
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/
2120 Francis Scott Key (Merrill Room)

12:00p.m. -2:00p.m., Friday, February, 22, 2013
Diversity Through Music Series
D.C. Choro Brazilian & Latin Style Music, Performance by Richard Miller Ensemble
www.nyumburu.umd.edu
Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room
 
12:00p.m. -1:30p.m., Monday, February, 25, 2013 (AASD)
The Nuances of Blackness: Race, Complexion and Mental Health
www.aasd.umd.edu
1126 Lucille Maurer Library, Taliaferro Hall

5:00p.m. -6:30p.m, Tuesday, February, 26, 2013
Trayvon Martin Remembrance
carswell@umd.edu        
www.nyumburu.umd.edu
Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

Monday, February 25 at 5:30pm (Hoff Theatre) and Tuesday, February 26 (Busboys & Poets) (WMST)
Interrupting Violence!: Conversations with, and lessons from, Ameena Matthews
http://wmst.umd.edu/

MARCH 2013

9:30a.m. – 2:30p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013 (LASC)
Visiting Scholar Workshop: “History Across Borders: Methodological and Narrative Challenges               of the Transnational Turn”
Lara Putnam
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/
3200 Knight Hall

4:00p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013 (AAST)
Colloquium: Transnational South Asia Series - “Genocide/Genre”
Kamala Visweswaran
http://www.aast.umd.edu/
Merill Room, 2120 Key Hall

5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (LASC)
Visiting Scholar Lecture: “Transnational Pasts and the Immigrant Present: Can New Stories        about Where We're From Shape Where We Go From Here?”
Lara Putnam
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/
3202 Knight Hall

5:15p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013 (LGBT)
Debilitating Queerness - Lecture Series: “Yearning Toward Carrie Buck”
Eli Clare
http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/lectureseries.html
Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall

9:30a.m. – 2:30p.m., Friday, March 8, 2013 (LASC)
Visiting Scholar Workshop: “History Across Borders: Methodological and Narrative Challenges               of the Transnational Turn”
Lara Putnam
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/
3200 Knight Hall

12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m., March 13, 2013 (M-CHE)
Collegium of Scholars (Forum)
http://www.healthequity.umd.edu/
School of Public Health, Room 3302

12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013 (CRGE)

Qualitative Research Interest Group (QRIG) Lecture Series:
“Remaking Community: Narratives of Race, Place, and Privilege”

Brooke Fisher Liu -
“Managing Racially-changed Crises: Perspectives from the Trenches”

Shannon Jetté -
“Living in Two Worlds: Urban American Indian Female Youth’s Constructions and Lived Experiences of
Health, the Body and Exercise”

Perla Guerrero -
“Latinas/os and Asians Remaking Arkansas: Race, Labor, Place, and Community”

http://www.crge.umd.edu/
Maryland Population Research Center Conference Room 0124

3:30p.m. – 5:00p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013 (LASC)
Café Break Series:Our America: Collecting and Exhibiting Latino Art at the Smithsonian             American Art Museum”
Carmen Ramos
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/
2120 Francis Scott Key (Merrill Room)

3:30p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013 (AAST)
Colloquium: Transnational South Asia Series – “Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of            South Asian America”
Vivek Bald
http://www.aast.umd.edu/
2110 Taliaferro Hall

APRIL 2013

5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013 (LASC)
Visiting Scholar Lecture:In the Folds of the Sacred: A Genealogy of the Political in the               Hispanic World”
Elías Palti
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/
TBA

5:00p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013 (AAST)
Colloquium: Transnational South Asia Series – “Gender, Science and Caste in India”
Abha Sur
http://www.aast.umd.edu/
4172 A.V. Williams Building

5:00p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 (LGBT)
Debilitating Queerness – Lecture Series and DC Queer Studies Symposium: “Bodies with New   Organs: Being Trans, Becoming Disabled”
Jasbir Puar
http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/lectureseries.html
Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall

10:30a.m. – 2:30p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013 (LASC)
Visiting Scholar Workshop:Recent Approaches in Intellectual History and the Political             Languages of Nineteenth-Century Latin America”
Elías Palti
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/
2120 Francis Scott Key (Merrill Room)

12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m., April 10, 2013 (M-CHE)
Collegium of Scholars (Forum)
http://www.healthequity.umd.edu/
School of Public Health, Room 3302

12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013 (CRGE)
Qualitative Research Interest Group (QRIG) Lecture Series
Dr. Gelya Frank
http://www.crge.umd.edu/
Maryland Room at Marie Mount

3:30p.m. – 5:00p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013 (LASC)
Café Break Series:Trials without End: Violence and the Politics of History in Bolivia after World War II”
Laura Gotkowitz

http://www.lasc.umd.edu/
2120 Francis Scott Key (Merrill Room)

5:15p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013
Debilitating Queerness – Lecture Series: “I Am Here, Where Are You?” Autism, Deviance, and the Observational Social Sciences
Heather Love
http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/lectureseries.html
Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall

MAY 2013

12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2013 (CRGE)
Qualitative Research Interest Group (QRIG) Lecture Series:

Situating Risk, Home and Health: Qualitative Research Methods across the Disciplines”         
Marian Moser Jones - “U.S. Homelessness and Service Providers in the Wake of War and Recession”

Jeffrey McCune - “
Some Place Like a Home: An Ethnographic Study of Homelessness among LGBT Youth of Color“

Joseph Richardson - “
, Exploring the Risk Factors for Recurrent Violent Injury, Linkages to Care and HIV Risk-Related Behaviors among Young African American Men in Prince George’s County”              

http://www.crge.umd.edu/

Maryland Population Research Center Conference Room 0124

12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m., May 8, 2013 (M-CHE)
Collegium of Scholars (Forum)
http://www.healthequity.umd.edu/
School of Public Health, Room 3302

 

FALL 2012: SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | DECEMBER

 

SEPTEMBER 2012
4:00p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Beginning of St. Mary’s Language House Coffee Conversations
http://www.arhu.umd.edu/iframe/nodeembedfluid/6507
St. Mary’s Ground Floor

10:30a.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012 (Driskell Center)
Opening of African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center
www.driskellcenter.umd.edu
1214 Cole Student Activities Building

12:30p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012 (Center for East Asian Studies)
A Book Talk on The Chinese Way to Wealth and Prosperity: 8 Timeless Strategies for Achieving Financial Success by Michael Justin Lee
http://ceas.umd.edu/events/events.html
Architecture Auditorium, Architecture Building Room 0204

12:30p.m., Monday, September 24, 2012 (Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies)
From Cultural Renaissance to a “Youth Without a Future”: Jewish Nationhood Chosen and Unchosen, 1890-1939
Kenneth Moss
http://www.jewishstudies.umd.edu/events/moss.html
0142 Holzapfel Hall

3:00p.m., Monday, September 24, 2012 (WMST)
Lecture Series on Gender, Finance, and Power
http://wmst.umd.edu/
1126 Taliaferro Hall

4:30p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2012
LHM Lecture Series: The History & Political Trajectory of Latino Heritage Month 
Dr. Eduardo Diaz and Dr. Stella Rouse
http://thestamp.umd.edu/student_involvement/mica/student_involvement_areas/latino_student_involvement/latino_heritage_month_program
Marie Mount Hall – Maryland Room

6:30p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2012
Cultural Awareness: Film & Dinner
http://thestamp.umd.edu/student_involvement/mica/student_involvement_areas/latino_student_involvement/latino_heritage_month_program
Nyumburu Multipurpose Room

1:00p.m., Friday, September 28, 2012 (AAST)
“What country, friends, is this?” The Meaning of Shakespeare and Asia Today (Public Lecture)
Prof. Alex Huang
http://ceas.umd.edu/events/events.html
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Smith Hall (room #2200)

OCTOBER 2012

7:00p.m., Monday, October 1, 2012 (Center for the History of the New America)
Immigration in Film Series – Mississippi Masala
Film Screening and Discussion by Professor Marit Knollmueller
http://www.arhu.umd.edu/iframe/nodeembedfluid/6463
0106 Francis Scott Key

7:00p.m., Monday, October 1, 2012 (LGBT Studies)
“Diversity on the Ballot” Panel Discussion & Political Involvement Fair
http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/news.html
Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

4:00p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012 (U.S. Latina/o Studies Program)
Culture Works: Consumption and Business of Shopping Malls in Puerto Rico
Arlene Dávila
http://amst.umd.edu/fall-events-for-amst-and-uslt/
Maryland Room (1100 Marie Mount Hall)

4:30p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012 (American Studies Department)
Ancestors Remembered – The Cream Shall Rise, a poetry and slave narrative storytelling event by The Minister of Poetry, Ty Gray-EL
http://amst.umd.edu/fall-events-for-amst-and-uslt/
1100 Tawes Hall

5:30p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Indigenous Voices: Legacy of Central America
http://thestamp.umd.edu/student_involvement/mica/student_involvement_areas/latino_student_involvement/latino_heritage_month_program
Knight Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

1:00p.m., Saturday, October 6, 2012 (WMST)
POC Zine Project RACE RIOT! Tour Daytime Campus Event (Panel Discussion)
http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/news.html
0135 Taliaferro Hall

5:30p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2012 (Latin American Studies Center)
Stumping and Eating: “Latino” Voters and 2012 Race to the White House
Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/index.html
Maryland Room – Marie Mount Hall

7:00p.m., Monday, October 8, 2012
The Grace of Silence and the Power of Words
Michele Norris
http://www.crge.umd.edu/pdf/Michele_Norris.pdf
Driskell Center Gallery

5:00p.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Song Book & Latino Identity
http://thestamp.umd.edu/student_involvement/mica/student_involvement_areas/latino_student_involvement/latino_heritage_month_program
Nanticoke Room, The Stamp

5:00p.m., Tuesday October 9, 2012 (LGBT Studies)
Out in the Workplace: An LGBT Career Panel
RSVP: https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/LGBT12
http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/news.html
Resource Room - University Career Center & The President's Promise

12:00p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2012 (LGBT Studies)
Bumbling Into Body Hair: A Transsexual’s Memoir – A Book Read
Everett Maroon
http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/news.html
2218 Marie Mount Hall

12:30p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2012 (American Studies Department)
A Book Talk on Straight Jacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhood in the Movies by Dr. Celine Parreñas Shimizu
http://amst.umd.edu/news-events/events/
Stamp Student Union, Jimenez Room (2208)

2:30p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2012 (LGBT Studies)
"You Can't Stop Us": Maryland's LGBT Legislators and the Battle for Marriage Equality (Discussion)
http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/news.html
Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

7:00p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2012
Screening: La Désintégration
http://www.arhu.umd.edu/iframe/nodeembedfluid/6581
Hoff Theatre

8:30a.m., Friday, October 12, 2012
Symposium "Colonial Intersections: Reconsidering the Historical, the Literary, and the Visual Archives"
http://thestamp.umd.edu/student_involvement/mica/student_involvement_areas/latino_student_involvement/latino_heritage_month_program
Language House Multipurpose Room

3:30p.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (Latin American Studies)
Café Break Series – Behind the Protests: Secondary Education and the Job Market in Chile
Sergio Urzúa
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/index.html
Francis Scott Key 2120 (Merrill Room)

6:00p.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (Center for the History of the New America)
Immigration in Film Series: In and Out of Africa
Film Screening and Discussion by Professor Renée Ater
http://www.arhu.umd.edu/iframe/nodeembedfluid/6588
0102 Francis Scott Key

12pm, Thursday, October 25, 2012 (CRGE/QRIG)
Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: LATINA GIRLS AND SEXUAL IDENTITY
Dr. Lorena Garcia
Qualitative Research Interest Group
http://www.crge.umd.edu/pdf/Lorena_Garcia.pdf
Lucille Maurer Leadership Library at 1126 Taliaferro Hall

NOVEMBER 2012


12:00p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2012 (LGBT Studies)
Intricate Identities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Culture and Ability in the LGBT Community (One-Day Conference)
http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/news.html

3:30p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012 (Latin American Studies)
Café Break Series – In Knots: Thinking with and about the Andean String and Snot Recording Device Called the Khipu
Katie King
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/index.html
Francis Scott Key 2120 (Merrill Room)

6:30p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012 (AMST)
The BLACK Museum  (Exhibition, Engagement with Artist-scholars and Reception)
http://amst.umd.edu/
Holzapfel Hall, Rooms 1108 and 1101

12:00p.m., Monday, November 12, 2012 (AASD)
“Highly Skilled Black Immigrants in Low-skilled Jobs: Implications for Child Poverty Disparities in Immigrant Families
Dr. Kevin Thomas
http://www.bsos.umd.edu/aasp/
1126 Lucille Maurer Library, Taliaferro Hall

6:30p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2012 (LGBT Studies)
The A in LGBTQA, LGBTQ Ally Development
http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/news.html
2218 Marie Mount Hall

12:00p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (AASP)
"Masculinities, Race and Education in the Neighborhood Context"
A lecture by Dr. Otis Johnson
www.aasp.umd.edu
Taliaferro Hall, Room 1102

DECEMBER 2012
4:00p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (AAST)
Book Celebration - Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada’s Exclusion Era
Prof. Lisa Mar
http://www.aast.umd.edu/
Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120

3:00p.m., Monday, December 10, 2012 (Center for East Asian Studies)
A Roundtable Discussion: The Pros and Cons of Increasing International Admissions to UMD
Featuring Dr. Nancy Abelmann
http://www.ceas.umd.edu/events/events.html
RSVP by Monday, December 3rd to Denise Shupiko at dshupiko@umd.edu
Maryland Room (Room 0100), Marie Mount Hall