Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
UNCG fully supports and values an inclusive community where there is visible and meaningful representation of the diversity present in the wider community at all university levels. Diversity is the combination of characteristics, experiences, and competencies that make each person unique, and increases the value of our community. We strive to maintain a climate of equity and respect, where we protect the rights of all in order to ensure that every member feels empowered, valued, and respected for their contributions to the mission of the university. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to providing all staff, faculty, and students equitable access to services, benefits, and opportunities.
-Approved by Chancellor Linda P. Brady & Executive Staff-September 2009
In Celebration of Native American Heritage Month 2014: “American Indian Culture and Dance Exhibition”
Thursday, November 20, 2014
EUC Cone Ballroom
American Indian Artist Demonstration
5pm to 830pm
Pow Wow Dancing
7pm to 9pm
Co-sponsored by the Native American Student Association and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Call 336-334-5090 or search “UNCG Multicultural Affairs” on Facebook for more information
Queer Cinema: The Peculiar Kind Screening!
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7pm
Office of Multicultural Affairs, 062 EUC
The Peculiar Kind: The Doc is a documentary based on the web series that provides a more detailed look into the Queer Women of Color (QWOC) community with never before seen conversations and interviews. The documentary explores race, religion, queers in the media, and much much more!
Free and open to the public. For more information contact Niki Paganelli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
“When my people first lived here, there was no border”: The Case of Native Americans
Tuesday, November 18, 4pm to 5:30pm
Office of Multicultural Affairs, 062 Elliott University Center
Co-sponsored by the Native American Student Association (NASA), ALIANZA UNCG Latino Association, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), Global Village, Coalition for Diverse Language Communities (CDLC), Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion (OEDI), and the Office of Multicultural Affairs
UNCG’s International Programs Center invites you to celebrate International Education Week 2014 (November 18-21) with us.
International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is designed to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and share experiences in the United States.
IPC and other departments are organizing a variety of events, activities, and workshops during this week. For a complete schedule and event descriptions, please visit our website or click here for the poster: http://www.uncg.edu/ipg/IEWposter2014FINAL.pdf
For more information about International Education Week, please visit: http://eca.state.gov/programs-initiatives/international-education-week
I look forward to seeing you.
As part of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence plan to highlight the work of our outstanding faulty, staff and students throughout the year, I would like to introduce the campus community to the work of Dr. Omar Ali (Associate Professor in the African American & African Diaspora Studies Program and Director of Community Play!).
On August 21st, in the wake of the outcry in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting of an unarmed African American teenager, Michael Brown, Dr. Omar Ali moderated a conversation on Police and the Community between Chief of Police James Herring and Major Paul Lester and UNCG student Tianna Corbett and those in attendance. The gathering drew 110 students from across the campus at UNCG into a conversation that was at times poignant and intimate.
UNCG’s faculty take great pride in providing our students with opportunities to engage difficult topics thereby developing a better understanding of and the skills needed to address social complexities within our communities and around the world. The faculty are constantly challenging students to step outside of the boundaries established by society to critically engage, and critically analyze subject matter designed to increases their competencies associate with culture and difference. The work of Dr. Ali and other faculty members around social issues is one of the many attributes that make UNCG such a special institution of higher education for our students.
Thanks to our faculty, staff and students, UNCG continues to produce graduates capable of engaging the Global community with the confidence and professional skills needed to make a difference!
Pictured on stage are Tiana Corbett, Chief Herring, Major Lester, and Dr. Ali :