Diversity and inclusive excellence are both a defining characteristic of and aspirational goal for VCU. The events related here are designed to continue and grow in this capacity. You can find out more at VCU's Division of Inclusive Excellence.
September 2017 events
Wednesday, September 7, 2016: Join Equality VCU and the VCU LGBTQIA+ Community at their annual social, 3:30-5pm at the VCU Compass (between Cabell Library & Shafer Court). Free King of Pops popsicles for the first 200 people! For more information see Equality VCU King of Pops.
Thursday, September 8: HRC presents: Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Professor and Director of Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, Haskell Indian Nations University, presents: Exercising Indigenuity: The Role of Indigenous Knowledges in Healing the Planet, 3:30pm at the University Student Commons. For information visit Humanities Research Center Speaker Series.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016: The Office of Student Experience hosts Financial Literacy: Managing Your Finances for students, 12-12:45pm at the Kontos building on the MCV campus Room 104-105. For more information, see SSS Managing Your Finances .
Thursday, September 15, 2016: The VCU Black Education Association (BEA) hosts their Annual Faculty Welcome Reception, 4-5:30pm at the VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons III-IV. For information visit the BEA website: www.bea.vcu.edu.
Thursday, September 15, 2016: OMSA presents Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff, 12-2:00pm at the OMSA Office, Suite 215. For more information, see: Latinx Heritage Month
Thursday, September 15, 2016: Political Latinx United for Movement and Action in Society (PLUMAS) hosts Guest Speaker: Rodrigo Velasquez, field organizer for Virginia Latina Advocacy Network (VA LAN). Velasquez will contrast reproductive health and reproductive justice among other topics that oppose universal access to reproductive health, 7-9:00pm at the VCU Student Commons, Commons Theatre. For more information email: email@example.com.
Friday, September 16, 2016: The College of Humanities and Sciences Diversity and Equity Committee offers two workshops for CHS faculty and staff on Unconscious Bias. For information contact Janelle Scutt: (804) 828-1396, firstname.lastname@example.org. View the flyer: Unconscious Bias for CHS faculty and staff. Register here.
Week of September 19, 2016: VCU School of Education hosts Race, Ethnicity and Education Teach-in. For information visit the School of Education website.
Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23, 2016: Register to be a part of a focus group for Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Students. Food will be provided to participants if you register by 9/23 at bit.ly/VCUTGNC.
Monday, September 19, 2016: Latinx Poetry Reading hosted by OMSA will feature students, faculty, and staff reading original poetry or poetry written by a Latina/o author in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, 7-9:00pm at VCU Student Commons, Common Ground. For more information, see: Latinx Poetry Reading .
Saturday, September 24, 2016: PrideFest 2016, 12-8:00pm at Brown's Island in Richmond, VA. The event is FREE and open to the public. For information visit: www.vapride.org.
Monday, Sep. 26, 2016 at 3pm: VCU's Transgender Inclusion Administrative Work Group Student Services Committee is seeking input from students who identify within the transgender community (including but not limited to: transgender, trans man, trans woman, Two-Spirit, non-binary, gender fluid, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, agender, bigender, etc.) for two (2) focus groups. Location is the The Wellness Resource Center. Food will be provided, and registration by September 23rd is required. For more information and to register, contact Kaylin Tingle at email@example.com or visit http://www.bit.ly/VCUTGNC.
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 27 -28: VCU Global Education Office, Division of Community Engagement, Division for Inclusive Excellence, and Office of Multicultural and Student Affairs in collaboration with Sacred Heart Center invite the public to a discussion with Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J. to celebrate the contributions of Latino culture in preparing leaders for a multicultural 21st century, 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Center 1400 Perry St. Richmond, VA 23224. For more information, see Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration with Sacred Heart.
Wednesday, September 27, 2016: The Division for Health Sciences Diversity hosts a Health Professions Week Community Connect Event for students to visit resources tables staffed by pre-professional and professional health sciences student organizations, as well as VCU Departments, 6-8:00pm at Larrick Student Center - Court End Ballroom. For more information, visit Events at VCU Health Sciences Diversity. Register here.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016: College of Humanities and Sciences presents the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Catholic Studies Speaker Series with guest lecturer Dr. Jalane D. Schmidt presenting "A Virgin in the Streets: Religion, Race, and Revolution in Cuba", 4-5:30pm at VCU Student Commons, Commonwealth B. For more information, see: A Virgin in the Streets: Religion, Race, and the Revolution in Cuba.
Thursday, September 29, 2016: Pups on the Plaza a CVC fund raiser for The Center for Human-Animal Interaction at VCU, 11-2:00pm at the Egyptian Building Courtyard 1223 E. Marshall. For more information, see: Pups on the Plaza
Thursday, September 29, 2016: University Counseling Services hosts Taking Pride in Mental Health: LGBTQIA+ Mental Health & Suicide Awareness Symposium that will involve a speaker presentation lunch with a Q&A panel, a spoken word workshop, and a spoken word performance by VCU's award winning slam poetry organization, Good Clear Sound, 11-4:000pm at VCU Student Commons, Theater. Register here. For more information, see: Taking Pride in Mental Health.
Thursday, September 29, 2016: In commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month the Global Education and the Division for Inclusive Excellence host a documentary screening of "Watching Them Die: The Mexican Army and the 43 Disappeared", the film challenges Mexican government's version of the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College, 6:30-9:00pm at the Academic Learning Commons room 2201. All are welcomed. For more information, see Watching The Die: The Mexican Army and the 43 Disappeared.