Upcoming Events

Suicide Prevention Week

  • Sunday, 9/23: Forest Bathing, UConn Forest @ 3-5 pm
    • Learn about the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, and join a guided meditation through the UConn Forest. Hosted by Asian American Cultural Center, CMHS

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  • All Week, 9/24-9/28: Field of Memories, SU Entrance/ Lawn North Side
    • 1100 flags representing college student suicide deaths will be placed on the lawn. UConn Active Minds will be present to offer information about mental health and suicide prevention. Hosted by Active Minds

  • All Week, 9/24-9/28: Mindfulness Wheel, South Wilson
    • Learn about mindfulness and self-care, and earn giveaways. Hosted by UConn Wellness & Prevention.
  • Monday, 9/24 & Thursday, 9/27: Community Story Board, SU Entrance, North Side @ 1-4 pm
    • Participate im an interactive storytelling experience with fellow Huskies! Share your story of who and what makes up your UConn community. Hosted by Community Standards and the CARE Team.
  • Monday, 9/24: Mindfulness Practice: Meditation with SVSF Farmers, Gully Garden @ 5 pm
    • Join members of Spring Valley Student Farm in a guided meditation in the garden behind Gully Hall. Hosted by Spring Valley Student Farm.
  • Monday, 9/24: “Lift the Mask” Film Screening & Panel Discussion, SU Theater @ 6-8:30 pm
    • “Lift the Mask” tells the stories of a diverse group of people living with mental illness. Through vivid storytelling, the film provides insight into the lives and experiences of people who provide much of their care. Following the film, we will host a panel discussion and Q&A. Hosted by CMHS and Quell Foundation.

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  • Tuesday, 9/25: All the Feels: Creative Storytelling, SU Entrance, North Side @ 11 am- 2 pm
    • “All the Feels” is an interactive activity that will allow students to connect, share their experiences and have their voices heard in a creative way. Hosted by the Dean of Students and Protect Our Pack.
  • Wednesday, 9/26: Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn’t Over Yet, Fairfield Way by the SU @ 11 am- 2 pm
    • Project Semicolon is a movement to support those who are struggling with mental illness. Our goal is to create a community that listens, takes action, and provides hope, love, and inspiration. A semicolon is used when an author could have ended a sentence but chose not to. You are the author and the sentence is your life. Drop by for temporary tattoos, giveaways, and activities that support mental health! Hosted by the Women’s Center and Lambda Alpha Upsilon.
  • Thursday, 9/27: Out to Lunch Lecture, “Mental Health Allyship,” Rainbow Center @ 12:30-1:50 pm
    • Dr. Jennifer Petro will speak about “Mental Health Allyship: Increasing Access to Gender Affirming Medical Care as a Public Health Intervention for Suicide Reduction.” Hosted by the Rainbow Center.
  • Thursday, 9/27: Stories of Gratitude, McMahon ISSS Office @ 3-4 pm
    • Join CHMS and ISSS as we build stories of gratitude and connection. International Student & Scholar Services.

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  • Thursday, 9/27: Student Voices Panel, African American Cultural Center Community Room @ 5:30 pm
    • At this panel discussion, hear moving stories from UConn students and learn how you can help! Hosted by the African American
      Cultural Center.
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Javier Avila: The Trouble with My Name

  • This is a one man show about the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States. He focuses on how Puerto Ricans who moved to mainland are treated and depicted by fellow American Citizens. Javier Avila is a Puerto Rican poet and novelist. His work celebrates diversity and shows what it means to be a Puerto Rican in the U.S.
  • This show will take place on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 2 pm. It is located at the Hartford Public Library, at 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT, 06103.

Unmasking Masculinity

  • Men of UConn, explore and join in the conversation as we deconstruct masculinity within the Asian/Asian American and Latinx community and what it does to us. This workshop will explore the cognitive and emotional aspects of having an Asian/Asian American or Latinx identity, such as the impact of the perceptions of being asexual or portraying machismo. We will develop alternative perspectives for coping and identify pro-social behaviors we can implement into our daily lives.

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Indigenous Peoples Week

Recurring Events

The Out to Lunch Gender, Sexuality and Community Lecture Series (OTL Lecture Series)

  • A weekly academic lecture and discussion series with guest scholars and community activists from various disciplines examining a variety of topics related to gender identity, gender expression and sexuality. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the existing research and current activism on topics that may include public health, religion, spirituality, business, military, science, K-12 education, families, immigration, literature, politics, law, community organizing, history, violence, race & ethnicity, age, counseling, therapy, sports, romance, policy and many other areas.
  • Out to Lunch is a interdisciplinary lecture series that focuses on queer studies. All lectures are scheduled for Thursdays at 12:30 pm at the Rainbow Center, Student Union 403, unless otherwise posted. Undergraduate students have an option to take the lecture series as a credit-bearing class UNIV 2500, “Gender, Sexuality and Community: Queer Studies in an Interdisciplinary Approach.” One does not have to be enrolled in the class in order to attend any or all of the lectures.
  • Visit the Rainbow Center for a full list of this semester’s presenters!

Spanish Hour

  • Come join us for an hour of Spanish-filled conversations. ALL LEVELS of Spanish speakers are welcomed! We will have interesting conversations, play fun games and discuss current events all in Spanish. Join us for great practice and a fun time!
  • Every Monday, 4:30-5:30pm, Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, Student Union 438

International Chat