The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.
Symposium: The University of Missouri South African Education Program
Monday April 8th 3:00pm-4:30pm, Columns Ballroom Reynolds Alumni Center
For more than three decades, the University of Missouri’s partnership with the University of the Western Cape in South Africa has facilitated research, teaching, community engagement and scholarly exchange for hundreds of faculty and students at both institutions.
A panel discussion highlighting emerging collaborations and opportunities available through one of the university’s most vibrant and enduring international partnerships.
- Enid Schatz, chair and associate professor of health sciences
- David Mendoza Cozatl, associate professor of plant sciences
- Ty-Ron Douglas, associate professor of educational leadership and policy analysis
- Michael Marlo, associate professor of English
Remarks by Rodney Uphoff, Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor Emeritus of Law and director of the University of Missouri South African Education Program.
Moderated by Mary Stegmaier, interim vice provost for International Programs and interim director of the International Center.
Chancellor’s Arts Showcase 2019
Monday April 8th 7:00pm, Missouri Theatre
From Mizzou to Broadway, Bryson Bruce, BA ’14, has made us proud. He is currently touring in the role of the Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson with the first national touring company of the Broadway hit, Hamilton: An American Musical.
Bruce is returning to Columbia for a short visit in order to participate in the 2019 Chancellor’s Arts Showcase #MizzouMade!
Please join the MU School of Music, the Department of Theatre, and the School of Visual Studies for the 2019 Chancellor’s Arts Showcase, featuring our talented students, both past and present.
$5 at the door, free with MU student ID
- Sinquefield Composition Prize premiere, performed by University Philharmonic, supported by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation
- Show Me Opera
- MU Musical Theatre Performance class
- Cast of Songs for a New World
- MU School of Music Jazz Combo
- Exhibits by art students
- Hitt Street Harmony
Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
Monday April 8th 6:30pm Fred Smith Forum (Reynolds Journalism Institute)
Please join the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fred Smith Forum at the Reynolds Journalism Institute for a free screening of Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook. The film, narrated by Jeffrey Wright, features stories of voter suppression in Missouri, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin and guides the viewer through ten leading techniques (the plays of the playbook). A panel discussion by local experts will follow the screening.
Announcement sponsored by The Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism
Monday April 8th 7:00pm, LGBTQ Resource Center (the Student Center)
Join us for ice cream and to learn about asexual and aromantic identities!
Sponsored by: Aces and Aros
LGBTQ Resource Center – Pride Month Keynote Hayden Kristal: GaySL!
Tuesday April 9th 4:00pm-5:00pm, Ellis Auditorium
This highly interactive hilarious workshop teaches participants LGBTQ-related American Sign Language signs while fostering a group discussion about deaf culture, intersectionality and more.
Hayden Kristal (They/them/theirs) is a Deaf, bisexual, Jewish, queer activist and stand-up comedian. Living their life at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities led them to a career as a professional speaker exploring the intersections of disability, gender, sexuality, particularly within the spheres of activism and social justice.
The signs Hayden teaches serve as jumping off points for discussion about the intersection of Deafness and Queerness. How does Deaf culture perceive LGBTQ people? How are the Deaf received by the LGBTQ community? What can you do to be a better ally to both groups? The goal for this workshops is not that participants will leave fluent in ASL. The point is to get people thinking about Deafness, disability, and the struggles faced by LGBTQ people who are also Deaf or disabled; to inspire people to learn more, and create accessibility to allow ALL LGBTQ people to utilize their resources and participate in their events.
StuffToDo – FREE Wednesday Film: Boy Erased
Wednesday April 10th 8:00pm, Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union)
The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. Co-sponsored by the LBGTQ Center.
LGBTQ Educator Panel and Social
Wednesday April 10th 3:30pm-5:30pm, The Bridge (Townsend Hall)
Join The Bridge and the LGBTQ Resource Center for a networking and social event featuring a panel of LGBTQ educators talking about their experiences in the field of education.
Sponsored by: LGBTQ Resource Center, The Bridge
Queer Perspectives at Mizzou
Wednesday April 10th 6:00pm-7:00pm, LGBTQ Resource Center (the Student Center)
Join Triangle Coalition and Greek Aliies for a panel discussion on LGBTQ identities from different perspectives across campus.
Sponsored by: Triangle Coalition, Greek Allies
Inclusive Excellence Mile Registration
Registration is open AND FREE for the third-annual Inclusive Excellence Mile, a partnership between IDE and Mizzou Athletics! Show your commitment to fostering a community where everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected by signing up today!