UALR celebrates Diversity Week

Diversity Week runs March 14-17 at UALR.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host Diversity Week March 14-17.

UALR’s Diversity Council formed the annual Diversity Week celebration in 2015 as a way to highlight the university’s appreciation for diversity.

“Diversity Week is our effort to showcase the varied and dynamic programing that we offer here at UALR,” said Dr. John Miller Jr., an associate professor of social work and co-chair of the Diversity Council.

“In the past two years, the support for Diversity Week has been outstanding, and we greatly appreciate the support from all of the campus units who have lent a hand to lead events and allow us to highlight these events as a part of our annual Diversity Week programing,” Miller said.

This year’s Diversity Week events include:

  •      Diversity Café: Cultural Competency Workshop with UALR Training and Development Manager Cassandra Woods: 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Donaghey Student Center Room D
  •      Green Dot/Safe Zone Workshop “I Have Your Back”: 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Ottenheimer Library Room 535
  •      “Know Better Do Better” lecture by Lawrence Ross, author of “Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses”: 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the Engineering and Information Technology Building Auditorium
  •      Viewing and discussion of “Choctaw Code Talkers” documentary hosted by Archivist Erin Fehr: 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in Ottenheimer Library Room 535
  •      “Organizing for Change” panel discussion with The Alliance and AWARE student organizations: 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in Donaghey Student Center Leadership Lounge
  •      “Students Affected by the Military: Strengths, Challenges, and Resources”: 1 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in Donaghey Student Center Room 214A

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