Events

Diversity at VCU and Beyond

Diversity and inclusion events at VCU take place across campus and throughout Richmond. Check each month below for a full listing of upcoming events.

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August Events, 2017:

August 7-10, 2017: This 4-day Building Inclusive Communities (BIC) workshop is part of the train-the-trainer process for BIC facilitators. 
 
August 18, 2017: The Division for Inclusive Excellence hosts the 2017 Equity and Inclusion Leadership Symposium from 9:00am - 4:30pm. This symposium, by and for the VCU community provides a forum to examine and engage around emerging and challenging topics in diversity, inclusion, equity and access. Connecting VCU's commitment to diversity with significant, material action, the Division for Inclusive Excellence invites the VCU community to gain substantive tools, tips and best practices to make your impact real. For more information, contact Austin Higgs at inclusive@vcu.edu or visit http://www.inclusive.vcu.edu/initiatives/equity-and-inclusion-leadership-symposium/.
 
August 31, 2017: Fall 2017 Latinx Bienvenida at VCU offers opportunity to socialize and network with VCU's Latinx community.  This event is free and open to all VCU faculty, staff and students from 12:30-2:00pm at the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), VCU Student Commons, Suite 215.  For information: OMSA.
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September Events, 2017:

September 8, 2017: Join the VCU Center on Health Disparities for lunch and conversation. Grab ideas and network for classrooms, the work place, friends, community and volunteer opportunities! The Centering Pregnancy Rountable with VCU Program Manager, Kirsten Olsen, LPN will be held in the VCU Larrick Student Center (900 Turpin Street - Jackson Ward Conference Room) from 12pm-1pm. Please find more information on their Facebook page.

September 6 - 9, 2017:  VCU’s eighth annual Southern Film Festival features five films centered on the theme of Screening Southern Justice.  All screenings are free unless otherwise noted, and features special guests who will participate in post-film discussions, including the legal, social and production aspects of the films.  Read the VCU News article here, including screening dates and time.

September 19, 2017: Professors Petra Rivera-Rideau (Wellesley College) and Patricia Herrera (University of Richmond) will examine Afro-Latinx culture and its expression in popular music, theater, and performance, 2:00-4:00 pm at the VCU Commons Theater (907 Floyd Avenue).  This event, one of several events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at VCU, is free and open to the public.
 
September 27, 2017: Part of the events commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month at VCU, Losing Sonia Sotomayor: An American Life After Multiculturalism, features Professor Lazaro Lima (University of Richmond) who will discuss his forthcoming book on Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and Latina Justice of the US Supreme Court. This event from 12:30-2:00pm is located at the VCU Commons Theater (907 Floyd Avenue). This event is free and open to the public
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October Events, 2017:

October 13, 2017:Join the VCU Center on Health Disparities for lunch and conversation. Grab ideas and network for classrooms, the work place, friends, community and volunteer opportunities! The Sugar Free Me? Rountable with health advocate and sugar survivor, Melissa Burton will be held in the VCU Larrick Student Center (900 Turpin Street - Jackson Ward Conference Room) from 12pm-1pm. Please find more information on their Facebook page.

October 17, 2017:  The Intersection of Immigration and Disability features Conchita Hernandez Legorreta, co-founder of the National Coalition for Latinx with Disabilities, who will discuss the intersection of immigration and disability, and the importance of translation and interpretation for social justice.  This event from 5:00-6:30pm will be held in the VCU Aspire Building at 835 West Grace Street, room 1004A.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

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November Events, 2017:

November 3, 2017:Join the VCU Center on Health Disparities for lunch and conversation. Grab ideas and network for classrooms, the work place, friends, community and volunteer opportunities! The Richmond EssentiALZ Rountable from the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Richmond will be held in the VCU Larrick Student Center (900 Turpin Street - Jackson Ward Conference Room) from 12pm-1pm. Please find more information on their Facebook page.

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February 9, 2018: Join the VCU Center on Health Disparities for lunch and conversation. Grab ideas and network for classrooms, the work place, friends, community and volunteer opportunities! The Hands-Only CPR, a free annual training, Rountable with the Richmond Ambulance Authority will be held in the VCU Larrick Student Center (900 Turpin Street - Jackson Ward Conference Room) from 12pm-1pm. Please find more information on their Facebook page.

February 23, 2018: Join the VCU Center on Health Disparities for lunch and conversation. Grab ideas and network for classrooms, the work place, friends, community and volunteer opportunities! The Fraud and Reproducibility: Conflict of interest concerns for you and research integrity Rountable with Cristen Jandreau, PhD of VCU's Office of Research and Innovation will be held in the VCU Larrick Student Center (900 Turpin Street - Jackson Ward Conference Room) from 12pm-1pm. Please find more information on their Facebook page.

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April 6, 2018: Join the VCU Center on Health Disparities for lunch and conversation. Grab ideas and network for classrooms, the work place, friends, community and volunteer opportunities! The Health Insurance, Saftey Nets, and Virginia Coordinated Care Rountable with Community Outreach Manager, Kimberly Lewis, MEd, MCHES will be held in the VCU Larrick Student Center (900 Turpin Street - Jackson Ward Conference Room) from 12pm-1pm. Please find more information on their Facebook page.

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Add Your Diversity-Related Events to our Monthly Listing

The Division for Inclusive Excellence would like to include your events here in our monthly calendar.  Please send us the event information (trainings, socials, forums, presentations, etc.) using this google form.  For community events please indicate the VCU sponsor or affiliate.
 
To include images or graphics (flyers) please email the pdf to: inclusive@vcu.edu.  Remember to place "Diversity & Inclusion Event Graphic" and the name of the event, in the Subject line of your email.

Mark your calendar

Add your event to the VCU calendar. If you have a diversity and inclusion event and would like to include it on this calendar, submit your event to the VCU Events Calendar with your VCU eID and password. Be sure to use one or more of the following keywords in the field "RSS Keywords": diversity, inclusion, multicultural.