Thursday, January 17, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Popp Martin Student Union 261

**STUDENTS ONLY**

Understanding the meaning and implications of Whiteness and engaging in anti-racist practice is crucial in creating racial equity.

This space is for all undergraduate and graduate students at UNC Charlotte who are interested in engaging in conversations to assist in their understanding of how racism is perpetuated individually, culturally and systemically.

This space is intended to be group-based, meaning we would love for participants to attend all sessions.

Join in conversation with IEE staff as we work toward racial equity.  

For more information, please email Rachael Forester at rforest3@uncc.edu or call 704-687-1611. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Cone University Center McKnight Hall

"Timeless Change: The Time Was Then, The Time Is Now"

Dorothy Counts-Scoggins was among the first African American students to integrate Harding High School in 1957. Now, more than 60 years later, she will discuss this historic moment as the keynote speaker for UNC Charlotte’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Her talk, entitled "Timeless Change: The Time Was Then, The Time Is Now" is free and open to the public, and is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall.

School integration resulted from the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, that ruled the legal doctrine of “separate but equal,” which had been in effect since 1896, was unconstitutional. As a result, the high court declared separate schools were “inherently unequal” and that schools must desegregate with “all deliberate speed.”

At the time, Charlotte was a segregated city, with designated black and white schools within the district. Three years after Brown v. the Board of Education, the city had yet to comply with the ruled changes.

In 1957, black citizens mobilized to exercise their legal right to attend white schools. In the hopes to obtain a better education, four African American students began the movement to integrate in assigned white schools.

On the first day of school, Counts-Scoggins was met with an angry crowd of students and adults. She was pushed, spat on and endured racial slurs as she walked toward Harding High School. Students taunted her by throwing sticks and stones as she walked into the building. While in the classroom Counts-Scoggins was relegated to the back of the classroom, where teachers and administrators ignored her presence.

A local civil rights icon, Counts-Scoggins is retired from Child Care Resources Inc., a private nonprofit care resource and referral agency that works with families and communities to help high-quality and affordable early education opportunities. She continues to be active in her community, Biddleville-Smallwood, as a speaker at local schools.

The Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement hosts the University’s annual MLK Celebration, which honors the life, work and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The program also will feature recognition of campus partners and a candle lighting ceremony.

Monday, January 28, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Popp Martin Student Union 262

Designed for undergraduate students, Queer Year 1 is a cohort program that helps connect LGBTQ and allied students to the queer community on campus and the larger community of Charlotte. The program will engage students through the arts, community activism, community outreach and connecting to campus life.

All first-year undergrad students new to UNC Charlotte are welcome to attend. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Popp Martin Student Union 261

Women of Color Conversations are an opportunity to create and strengthen connections for students that identify as women students of color at UNC Charlotte.  

The Conversations will present an ethnically and professionally diverse group of thought leaders, experts and innovators.  

The dialogue is centered around topics that are particularly relevant to women of color.

Monday, February 4, 2019

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Popp Martin Student Union 266

The Friendly Peer Training Program provides basic information about the queer and trans community.

The goal is for students to walk away with a better understanding of the queer and trans population, find resources on campus for queer and trans students and ultimately to be a better, more friendly peer.

All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Popp Martin Student Union 265

The Safe Zone program is designed to help educate faculty, staff and students about the lives of LGBTQ identified people.  

This 4-hour training will culminate in the opportunity to become a Safe Zone Ally to help connect LGBTQ students to resources at UNC Charlotte.

Register HERE for this Safe Zone program. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cone University Center 112

Designed for undergraduate students, Queer Year 1 is a cohort program that helps connect LGBTQ and allied students to the queer community on campus and the larger community of Charlotte. The program will engage students through the arts, community activism, community outreach and connecting to campus life.

All first-year undergrad students new to UNC Charlotte are welcome to attend. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Popp Martin Student Union 340 AB

Come learn and share your thoughts on the current social justice and diversity events, news and trends going on in our world.  

We want to hear your perspective. 

Monday, February 25, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Popp Martin Student Union 262

Designed for undergraduate students, Queer Year 1 is a cohort program that helps connect LGBTQ and allied students to the queer community on campus and the larger community of Charlotte. The program will engage students through the arts, community activism, community outreach and connecting to campus life.

All first-year undergrad students new to UNC Charlotte are welcome to attend. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Popp Martin Student Union 261

**STUDENTS ONLY**

Understanding the meaning and implications of Whiteness and engaging in anti-racist practice is crucial in creating racial equity.

This space is for all undergraduate and graduate students at UNC Charlotte who are interested in engaging in conversations to assist in their understanding of how racism is perpetuated individually, culturally and systemically.

This space is intended to be group-based, meaning we would love for participants to attend all sessions.

Join in conversation with IEE staff as we work toward racial equity.  

For more information, please email Rachael Forester at rforest3@uncc.edu or call 704-687-1611.