Pride Awareness Month Opening Ceremonies

An established social activist, Alicia Garza prompted activism nationwide when she—together with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors—introduced the world to the Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter which has evolved into the banner under which this generation’s civil rights movement marches.
Committed to challenging society to recognize and celebrate the contributions of all individuals, specifically black people and queer [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on March 7, 2016.

VISA’s International Month 2016

Join the Volunteers for International Student Affairs as they embark on our International Month starting on March 9 (Opening Ceremony). This month will be filled with an array of events that highlight our various sub-organizations and the pride they have in their culture as well as working together to promote unity in diversity.
For more information [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on March 7, 2016.

Mi Familia

*Please note, this event is only open to Queer/Trans People of Color (QTPOC)*
Come join Hispanic Latino Affairs and LGBT Affairs for an engaging discussion on the diversity of queer Latinx families.
Free La Tienda will be provided at the luncheon, where they will discuss the many topics centered on the intersectionality of latinidad and queerness.

Filed under Cultural, Events on February 22, 2016.

The Crossroads Project

The Crossroads Project, coming to First United Methodist Church in Gainesville February 23 at 6 p.m., is a partnership between science and art that aims to blend performance art with one of the great conversation of our time — human civilization’s growing unsustainability and the quest for truly meaningful response. Blending compelling and poetic science, [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on February 16, 2016.

Spanish Conversation Hour

Hispanic-Latino Affairs (HLA) under Multicultural Diversity Affairs is hosting their first Spanish Conversation Hour in their new space at the Hispanic-Latino Engagement Center. HLA cordially invites you to participate in their Spanish Conversation hour. They are providing a space were Spanish speakers can practice their Spanish, or those who wish to learn Spanish can feel [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on February 16, 2016.

UF CASA presents: A Chinese New Year Gala

The Chinese-American Student Association brings you its annual Chinese New Year show this Sunday, February 21 at 6 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Modeled after China Central TV’s official New Year’s Gala, the show will feature singing, dancing, free food and raffles, and general entertainment through the evening. It is entirely free and [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on February 16, 2016.

BuildUp at University of Florida Hillel

UF Hillel has partnered with Camp Living Wonders, the Southeast’s only Jewish residential camp and intentional community built for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities, to launch BuildUp, a weekend event aimed at enhancing the lives of those with disabilities and mental health challenges through entrepreneurship and innovation.
During the event, which will take place February [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on February 16, 2016.

Salam Neighbor – Presented by Gators for UNICEF

Gators for UNICEF invite you to a one-night only film showing of Salam Neighbor, a film that illustrates the harsh realities currently facing Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. and will be shown at the Regal Royal Park Stadium 16 (3702 Newberry Rd). [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on February 8, 2016.

Queer Asian Pacific Islanders Discussion Group

Please join QAPI as they transition to their new space in the Reitz Union with a meeting discussing the various stereotypes that interact and shape our unique experiences.They will be learning  about and discussing the origins of these stereotypes as well as their effects on us.
They will be having a walkover to the new space [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on February 8, 2016.

Lunch Series #1: Queerstory

Queer: Umbrella term? Gender and sexual identity? Slur? Reclaimed term?
Come join LGBT Affairs at the first spring lunch series as we discuss the many meanings of the word “queer.” They will be sharing some information about the history of the term and continue with discussion and personal thoughts on its usage. Everyone, regardless of identity, [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on February 8, 2016.