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Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 30th- April 5th

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.

Pride Month Kickoff
Monday April 1st, 11:00am-2:00pm Student Center

Join the LGBTQ Resource Center, Triangle Coalition, and Campus Activities as we kick off LGBTQ Pride Month! We’ll have all the information about upcoming events, history of LGBTQ Students at Mizzou, and free cupcakes!

We are committed to ensuring our events are accessible. Please contact if you anticipate any barriers to your participation.


“Arirang: The Beauty of Korean Spirit” by Eine Flute Ensemble
Monday April 1st, 7:00-9:00pm Reynolds Alumni Center, Columns Ballroom

The Eine Flute Ensemble of South Korea will come to the University of Missouri to present the beauty of traditional Korean music in combination of flute ensemble and Korean traditional musical instruments.  This will be a rare opportunity for MU and Columbia community members to experience a harmonious blend of flute ensemble with Korean musical instruments.

This event is Free and Open to the Public, sponsored by the MU Asian Affairs Center and School of Music.


Research Discussion: Dr. Shannon McClain
Tuesday April 2nd, 10:00am-11:00am 220 Townsend Hall

Dr. McClain’s research investigates how individuals’ social identities and culture impact psychosocial functioning, including development, learning, and mental health. This talk will focus on research examining the importance of student-teacher relationships for students of color—in particular, the unique role that students’ trust of their instructors plays in identification with academics and academic achievement. Implications for students, educators, and families will be discussed.

The research discussion can be accessed virtually at


African American Experience in Missouri Lecture: Gary R. Kremer
Tuesday April 2nd, 6:00pm-8:00pm Memorial Union

Explore the history of Lincoln University from its founding by former Missouri slaves in 1866 through its emergence as a state-funded normal and vocational school to its establishment as the state’s only public institution of higher education for African Americans in 1921. Special attention will be given to Lincoln University’s “golden years,” from 1921 through the mid-1950s, when it was often referred to as the “Black Harvard of the Midwest.”

Join Gary R. Kremer, described by one historian as “the dean of historians of the African American experience in Missouri,” for a look at the history of one of the state’s most important African American institutions. The event begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. to honor Jerald Jones Woolfolk, President of Lincoln University. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. and a meet and greet session follows.

Sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Center for Missouri Studies; University of Missouri’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity; and the Missouri Humanities Council


Wednesday Wonderings
Wednesday April 3rd, 12:00pm-1:00pm 220 Townsend Hall

A question of the week will be posed on Mondays on The Bridge’s Facebook and Twitter @MizzouEdBridge as well as on this University Calendar Discussion thread. The question will shape the focus of the weekly “Wednesday Wonderings.” Bring your lunch and exchange ideas on current events.


Practicing Allyship and Upstanding Advocacy
Thursday April 4th 12:00pm-1:30pm 305 Hill Hall

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Inclusion and Belonging Series.  The purpose of the series is to nurture personal, professional and community development to enhance belonging at Mizzou. The series seeks to create spaces for participants to develop inclusive strategies and deepen community connections on campus.

Pre-Registration is required for all sessions. Participants must attend at least three presentations to earn a Certificate of Completion.


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.