The Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Research Showcase will feature research posters from students, staff, and faculty all across campus that center diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. The showcase will be on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at the Hartford Times Building at UConn Hartford. The poster sessions will take place from 4:00-5:00 with a […]
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce an in-person talk by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of sociology at Duke University. He is the author of Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States (2003), an influential book that changed discussion […]
Join Graduate Students of Color in a Community Hour taking place at ODI Commons on April 6th, 2023 from 3:30-5:30 pm! Come be in community with fellow graduate students of color following the Graduate Student Counternarratives Panel. Refreshments will be provided! Registration is required so please use this link to RSVP. See you there!
In this session UConn Graduate Students will share counternarratives on their individual and collective lived experiences both in and outside of the classroom related to the impact of race in higher education, and specifically graduate education. According to Lee Anne Bell (2003), counternarratives can help us learn about race and racism by helping us become […]
The African American Cultural Center (AACC) and UConn Library invite you to the 2023 Black History Month Closing Ceremony. This year’s ceremony features a talk, “Overboard: Black Resistance and the Middle Passage,” given by Dr. Rik Stevenson, Professor of African American Studies at the University of Florida. Dr Stevenson’s research explores Black resistance in the […]
Throughout the year the Center prides itself on sponsoring programming that celebrates African American heritage and history. For the entire month of February, which has been nationally designated Black History Month, the Center works especially hard to celebrate African American legacy and culture through various lectures, workshops, exhibits, and artistic symposiums. This year’s events include: […]
The African American Cultural Center (AACC), in collaboration with USG, is presenting special guest speaker, Dr. Cornel West for the opening ceremony for Black History Month. This in-person event will take place Thursday, Feb 2, at 7:00 in McHugh Hall, room 102. This lecture is free and open to the entire UConn community.
Join Graduate Students of Color in a Meet and Greet at ODI Commons! Come meet fellow graduate students of color to build community while sharing space and food. The ODI Commons is located on the first floor of the student union next to the student union theater. Registration is required so please utilize the link […]
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Convocation! This year’s speaker is Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., New York Times Bestselling Author & Chair of Princeton’s Department of African American Studies. One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. is an […]
The H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center (AACC) & the UConn Women’s Center are excited to cohost the Samara Joy Cabaret! Rising star Samara Joy’s velvety, smooth voice puts her own enchanting interpretation on jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. After winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at the age […]