It’s Pride Week at the U! In the spirit of this year’s theme, “Queeroes: Reclaiming Hero”, we are spotlighting some exceptional “queeroes” who share their personal queer heroes and offer advice for living as your true self.
Tardigrades, radio and geeking out
Meet Meligha Garfield (he/him), our inaugural Director for the Black Cultural Center! He just started this month, and we asked some personal and whimsical questions to get to know him a little better.
Book Talk: Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out!
Join the co-authors of Lift Us Up! for a discussion on how parents, young people, community organizers, and educators are fighting systemic racism in schools and building a new intersectional educational justice movement. This event is free and open to the public. Learn about the book and the movement at: https://www.liftusupmovement.org/about-the-book
The University of Utah 47th Annual Pow Wow will be held this weekend! This year’s theme “Indigenous Rising: Warriors in Leadership” celebrates recent electoral wins and provides inspiration and encouragement to younger generations.
Gabby Rivera joined us to celebrate her joy, encourage us to find our own within our ancestors and stories, and gave us a glimpse into the inspirations for her writing.
Commit, organize, take action
What’s with the bright-colored posters on campus? A series of posters found around campus share quotes from thought-leading activists. They serve as a reminder that a collective approach is vital for social change.
Parallels of the White Rose Resistance
Dr. Jud Newborn, our 2018 U Remembers keynote, draws lessons and parallels from resistance during the time of the Holocaust and the resistance in today’s current events.
In the direction of diverse student advocacy
Tawanda Carson Owens is to become the new Executive Director for Diverse Student Advocacy, an advocate position for the students served and the programs offered by OED.
Affinity celebrations are responses to historical and ongoing exclusion and marginalization, allowing students to celebrate their persistence and resistance through college with their family, friends, and peers.
Pow Wow etiquette, come participate and learn…respectfully.
The University of Utah’s 46th Annual Pow Wow is April 6 & 7! While the Pow Wow is free and open to the public, organizers encourage attendees to be respectful and adhere to proper pow wow etiquette.
Self-care: narcissistic or necessary?
Self-care is any deliberate act to take care of our mental, emotional, and/or physical health. In our own routines, we must consider where to draw the line in judging other’s efforts.
“We are powerful because we have survived, and that is what it is all about- survival and growth.” – Audre Lorde
Pay it no mind.
Celebrating Black life means elevating the narratives of Black trans people, and we must start by saying the names of Black trans people who have prematurely lost their lives to institutional violence.
What is environmental racism and why does it matter? Here’s a brief overview of the U’s 2018 MLK Week.
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