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Multicultural Center - Diversity Dialogues
Jan 23 11:30 AM - MC 4.404

The Diversity Dialogues is an interactive, engaging, facilitated discussion activity. Participants are expected to attend the full program as this is not a come-and-go event. You will engage in cultural conversations in a safe, comfortable environment. This event is free and open to all UTD students, staff, faculty and community. A full buffet meal is provided for REGISTERED attendees (*while supplies last).

Click HERE to register. 

For more information on the Diversity Dialogues, visit the Multicultural Center webpage or contact us at d[email protected] 

Multicultural Center
Diversity Education
972-883-6390


Multicultural Center - African American Student Success Task Force Meeting
Jan 23 11:30 AM - SSA 14.265

Bi-monthly meeting for the UTD faculty, staff and student members of the African American Student Success Task Force. This group is supported by the Multicultural Center.


Education Abroad: Global Chat
Jan 23 1:30 PM - Multicultural Center Conference Room

Education Abroad and the Multicultural Center invites all students interested in study abroad to participate in an informal session to discover the opportunities UT Dallas offers.  Attend this one-hour session where you will learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, applicaiton process and more presented by the Education Abroad Ambassadors.


MLK Breakfast
Jan 24 8:30 AM - DGA 1.102A

Come celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in your best business formal attire with a breakfast and live speakers and musicians. Registration is required.

Register here: https://www.utdallas.edu/multicultural/programs-and-services/cultural-celebrations/mlk-celebration-breakfast/


Multicultural Center - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast
Jan 24 8:30 AM - DGA 1.102A

The Celebration Breakfast is a staple event for the Multicultural Center and the university. The program serves honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s and his accomplishments to the Civil Rights movement. A breakfast buffet is served to all attendees.

Registration required. RSVP here: https://utdallas.edu/multicultural/programs-and-services/cultural-celebrations/mlk-celebration-breakfast/


MLK Day of Service Event: Meal Packing Project
Jan 25 10:00 AM - SU Galaxy Rooms A & B

To move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community”, we will be hosting a Meal Packing Event with Feeding Children Everywhere on Friday, January 25 from 10:00am-12pm in the Galaxy rooms. At this event, 180 student volunteers will pack 20,000 healthy, sustainably sourced, non-perishable meals to be donated to the Dallas community. Supplies and demonstrations will be provided.

Pre-registration is required. Registration is currently open to members of sponsoring groups only. If there are any spots remaining registration will open on first come first serve basis on Wednesday, January 16th. 

The event sponsors include:

  • AES Cultural Scholars
  • Athletics
  • Diversity Scholars Program
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Multicultural Center
  • Office of Student Volunteerism
  • Student Diversity Advisory Council
  • Student Government
  • Terry Scholars
  • Undergraduate Success Scholars


Lunar New Year Celebration
Jan 29 7:00 PM - Visitor Center Atrium

We are excited to collaborate with various UT Dallas student organizations and departments to celebrate the begiining of the year based on the Lunar calendar. Come join us in celebrating this year’s Lunar New Year Celebration—the year of the Pig—with free food, games, performances, family and friends!

We need your help! Sign up to volunteer Here.


Multicultural Center - Latinx Student Success Network
Jan 31 11:30 AM - SSA 12.471

Bi-Monthly meeting for the student, faculty and staff members of the Latinx Student Success Network. This group is supported by the Multicultural Center.


Black History Month Kickoff!
Feb 01 12:00 PM - Student Union Galaxy Rooms

The Multicultural Center presents S.H.A.D.E.S of Black as our theme for Black History Month 2019!

Celebrate African-American culture with the Multicultural Center at our kickoff event for the month. There will be authentic Carribean food, musical entertainment from a live DJ as well as various student organization booths and activities. Come celebrate the history and find out information about upcoming events during Black History Month!


Education Abroad: Global Chat
Feb 07 3:00 PM - Multicultural Center Conference Room

Education Abroad and the Multicultural Center invites all students interested in study abroad to participate in an informal session to discover the opportunities UT Dallas offers.  Attend this one-hour session where you will learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, applicaiton process and more presented by the Education Abroad Ambassadors.


Multicultural Center - Diversity Workshop Series: Inclusive Leadership
Feb 08 11:30 AM - SSA 14.265

Explore managing diversity, inclusive leadership, and being a diverse conscious leader through collaboration, education and engagement. We aim to create an inclusive campus climate where everyone feels welcome, valued and respected.

Guest Speaker: Gregory Smith, M.A.,Vice President, the Center for American and International Law, Director, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration

 

Registration is required:

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Lunch Provided 


Shades of Black: Community Conversations on Colorism
Feb 13 7:00 PM - McDermott Suite (MC 4.4)

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on colorism and its impact within the Black community. Colorism is the discrimination against someone with a darker skin tone, most often within the same racial group. A group of dynamic panelists will share their insight and knowledge on the effects of colorism and discuss practices to ending colorism.


Education Abroad: Global Chat
Feb 21 3:00 PM - Multicultural Center Conference Room

Education Abroad and the Multicultural Center invites all students interested in study abroad to participate in an informal session to discover the opportunities UT Dallas offers.  Attend this one-hour session where you will learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, applicaiton process and more presented by the Education Abroad Ambassadors.


Multicultural Center - Diversity Workshop Series: Understanding Islam
Feb 22 11:30 AM - Galaxy Room

Description: This educational presentation will provide an overview of the Islam religion. Participants will gain basic knowledge about Islamic beliefs and practices.

Guest Speaker: Arsalan Haque Director of Taqwa Seminary, Islamic Association of Collin County

 

 

Registration is Required:

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Lunch provided


Multicultural Center - The Big Dinner: African-American Heritage Celebration
Feb 28 4:30 PM - Galaxy Rooms

The Big Dinner: African American Heritage Celebration


Education Abroad: Global Chat
Mar 06 1:30 PM - Multicultural Center Conference Room

Education Abroad and the Multicultural Center invites all students interested in study abroad to participate in an informal session to discover the opportunities UT Dallas offers.  Attend this one-hour session where you will learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, applicaiton process and more presented by the Education Abroad Ambassadors.


Multicultural Center - European Heritage Celebration
Mar 06 7:00 PM - Galaxy Rooms

The European Heritage Celebration is a celebration of the history, culture and contributions of European Americans. The event showcases authentic European cuisine, music, art and a keynote speaker who focuses on European history and culture. It is held in the Galaxy Rooms.


Multicultural Center - Diversity Workshop Series: Diversity and Social Media
Mar 08 11:30 AM - SSA 14.265

Description: Social media has become the place to share our lives, connect with others, and voice our opinions on various issues. But what about issues centered on diversity? Join us as we explore the complexities surrounding the intersection of social media and diversity.

Guest Speaker: Olivia Banner, Assistant Professor, Critical Media Studies from the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

 

 

Registration is required: 

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Lunch provided


Multicultural Center - African American Student Success Task Force Meeting
Mar 20 11:30 AM - SSA 14.265

Bi-monthly meeting for the UTD faculty, staff and student members of the African American Student Success Task Force. This group is supported by the Multicultural Center.


Education Abroad: Global Chat
Mar 28 3:00 PM - Multicultural Center Conference Room

Education Abroad and the Multicultural Center invites all students interested in study abroad to participate in an informal session to discover the opportunities UT Dallas offers.  Attend this one-hour session where you will learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, applicaiton process and more presented by the Education Abroad Ambassadors.


Multicultural Center - Diversity Workshop Series: Microaggressions
Mar 29 11:30 AM - JSOM 11.214

Spring 2019 Diversity Education Workshop Series 

Microaggressions: everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. Microaggressions reflect the active manifest of oppressive worldviews that create, foster, and enforce marginalization.” - Derald Wing Sue.

 

Registration is required

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Lunch provided


Multicultural Center - Diversity Workshop Series: Intercultural Communications
Apr 05 11:30 AM - SSA 14.265

Description:  Join us for an interactive presentation about Intercultural Communication. This presentation will explore how culture influences the way we communicate with others both verbally and nonverbally.

Featured in International Week

Guest Speaker: Dr. Melissa Hernandez-Katz, Senior Lecturer, Arts & Technology

 

Registration is Required:

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Lunch provided

 


Education Abroad: Global Chat
Apr 10 1:30 PM - Multicultural Center Conference Room

Education Abroad and the Multicultural Center invites all students interested in study abroad to participate in an informal session to discover the opportunities UT Dallas offers.  Attend this one-hour session where you will learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, applicaiton process and more presented by the Education Abroad Ambassadors.


Multicultural Center - Asian Heritage Celebration
Apr 10 7:00 PM - Galaxy Rooms

The Asian Heritage Celebration is a celebration of the history, culture and contributions of Asian Americans. The event showcases authentic Asian cuisine, music and performances. It has been a staple of the event to bring in a nationally recognized speaker for the event. They normally speak on the intersection of leadership and culture.


Multicultural Center - Diversity Scholarship Banquet
Apr 19 6:00 PM - Galaxy Rooms

This end of year event is a celebration to recognize the academic achievements, campus involvement, and leadership excellence of Diversity Scholarship recipients.


Multicultural Center - Hispanic Leadership Banquet
Apr 20 6:00 PM - Galaxy Rooms

Recognition of Hispanic student organizations, leaders and academic achievers.


Multicultural Center - Harambee Dinner & Awards
Apr 21 6:00 PM - Galaxy Rooms

This end of year event is collaborative celebration among several of the African American student organizations and the Multicultural Center. It serves as an opportunity to collectively recognize the academic achievements, campus involvement, and leadership excellence of our African American students. Harambee also features a special ceremony to acknowledge all participating graduating seniors.


Education Abroad: Global Chat
Apr 24 1:30 PM - Multicultural Center Conference Room

Education Abroad and the Multicultural Center invites all students interested in study abroad to participate in an informal session to discover the opportunities UT Dallas offers.  Attend this one-hour session where you will learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, applicaiton process and more presented by the Education Abroad Ambassadors.


Multicultural Center - Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Apr 26 12:00 PM - Galaxy Rooms

The Cinco de Mayo Celebration includes about Cinco de Mayo, the Los Reyes de Dallas Mariachi Band (featured on Fox 4’s Good Morning show) and cultural foods from Mexico. These foods include (aguas frescas (fresh fruit drinks), elotes, paletas (popsicles), tamales, etc.).


Multicultural Center - African American Student Success Task Force Meeting
May 29 11:00 AM - SSA 14.244

Bi-monthly meeting for faculty, staff and student members of the African American Student Success Task Force. This group is sponsored by the Multicultural Center.

 


Multicultural Center - Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 15 5:00 PM - Galaxy Rooms

Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom for all Americans and marks the anniversary of the slaves of Texas receiving the news of the Emancipation Proclamation being signed by Abraham Lincoln.


Multicultural Center - African American Student Success Task Force Meeting
Jul 24 11:00 AM - SSA 14.244

Bi-monthly meeting for faculty, staff and student members of the African American Student Success Task Force. This group is sponsored by the Multicultural Center.