Month: September 2022

Deaf Perspectives on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (9/29)

The Center for Students with Disabilities and University of Connecticut Interpreting Services invite you to “Deaf Perspectives on Mental Health and Suicide.” This is a moderated virtual discussion about mental health and intersectionality, from a Deaf perspective. People from marginalized communities experience disproportionate mental health diagnoses, and the suicide rate among these communities reflect similar […]

#ThisIsAmerica: The Disenfranchised Voter (10/12/22)

#ThisIsAmerica is a series that brings together UConn faculty, alumni, and students to discuss and unpack systematic racism, social justice, and human rights issues. It spotlights the individuals, organizations and movements fighting for justice and equity, and against oppression and white supremacy. In 2016, 6.1 million individuals were disenfranchised on account of a conviction, 2.47% of […]

PRLACC 50th Anniversary Celebration: Illuminating the Path

The Puerto Rican / Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) invites you to its 50th anniversary event! We have commissioned a musical piece by composer Paola Marquez to be premiered at UConn, featuring our own alumna Angie Durrell ’11 (violin).  The musicians will also include two other UConn Alumni:  Jonathan Garcia ’12 (trumpet) and Joseph Bush ’15 (piano).  The event […]

Helen Zia: 40th Commemoration of Vincent Chin Case

2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Vincent Chin case. Chin, an American of Chinese descent, was beat to death by two autoworkers who attacked him over their frustrations about the Japanese automotive industry’s success in the US. The two autoworkers misidentified Chin as Japanese and used anti-Asian slurs when attacking him. Chin’s murder is a […]

AACC Hosts: Black Wellness Week (9/26 – 9/30)

The African American Cultural Center invites you to participate in Black Wellness Week! We are hosting a series of events this week where we aim to focus and cultivate Black Health, Black Wealth, Black Joy, and Black Love. Events include: Meditation Workshop Movement & Mindfulness Workshop Black Health Workshop Happy Hydration (Smoothie Day) Black Love Matters Forum/Discussion Show up […]

African American Cultural Center Welcome Back Dinner 2022

The H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center invites you to the annual Welcome Back dinner! This year’s theme is “Transcending Hope to Greatness,” and will feature moments of celebration, reflection, affirmation, and action.   Come learn about the exciting programming and initiatives planned for the 2022-2023 academic year and meet the AACC’s Leadership Transition Support […]

Hispanic and Latina/o/x Heritage Month

September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic and Latina/o/x Heritage Month in the United States! ODI, PRLACC, El Instituto, and the Hartford Campus invite you to join us in celebrating Hispanic and Latina/o/x history, culture, and heritage through the following events: Celebrating Hispanic/Latino/a/x Heritage Month:  “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Thursday, September 15, 12:00 […]

Deaf, DeafBlind, & Hard-of-Hearing Education & Research (10/21)

The ASL Studies Program, the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and the Department of Linguistics invite you to “Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard-of-Hearing Education and Research at UConn.” This event will feature keynote speakers Dr. Carrie Lou Bloom, co-director of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes and Dr. Joseph Hill of Rochester Institute of […]

Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation

UConn Hartford, UConn School of Law, and UConn School of Social Work invite you to  a Hispanic and Latino/a/x Heritage Month event at the Hartford Public Library. Enjoy networking, live music, light refreshments, and hearing from our featured speaker! This year’s featured speaker is Jacquelyn Santiago, Chief Executive Officer of COMPASS Youth Collaborative and City of […]