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- Campus & Community
Building a sense of community for doctoral students: DEI launches its inaugural Fellowship Cohort with 15 studentsSep 20, 2022
- Arts & Culture
More than a dozen events slated for Hispanic Heritage MonthSep 15, 2022
- Arts & Culture
The Black Pepper Food & Wine Festival returned to spice up Black businessesAug 29, 2022
Upcoming events hosted by the Division of DEI and/or our campus partners
Past events available to watch on-demand
Below you will find a list of previous events and discussions hosted by the Division of DEI and/or various FIU groups and organizations that touch on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Where are the Afro-Latines?
Addressing a hidden minority at the intersection of blackness and latinidad!
- Scarface & Selena: Latine People in the Media
OSJI and DEI collaborated to host an interactive panel discussion on Friday, September 16, exploring the good, bad and ugly history of Latine and/or Hispanic representation on film and in media. From the hurtful stereotypes, to the evolution and progress made to create more inclusive and accurate depictions of North, Central, Caribbean South American peoples.
- Debunking Monkeypox Myths
In collaboration with the Florida Department of Health, the Division of Diversity, Equity and, Inclusion and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine hosted virtual forum on Tuesday, September 6 to discuss the truths and myths about Monkeypox. As numbers increase on college campuses nationwide, this forum will breakdown homophobic and racist rhetoric surrounding Monkeypox. Dr. Cheryl Holder, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Community Initiatives; Dr. Aileen Marty, Professor of Translational Medicine; and Dr. Julia Bisschops, Assistant Professor of Humanities, Health, and Society, are part of a team of medical experts who will discuss the misinformation and misconceptions on this health concern and how to stay safe.
- Reconstruction: Then and Now
The purpose of the event is to bring together scholars and activists from various disciplinary positions to think about the myriad ways in which Reconstruction failed its promise, and what kinds of action should be taken 145 years after the end of Reconstruction to create justice in the present.
- Dis/Ability: Abelism, Identity, and the Ethics of Ability
The purpose of "Dis/Ability: Abelism, Identity, and the Ethics of Ability" is to center the voices of artists, scholars, and activists who work in and around Disability Studies in order to inspire viewers to think about the ways they may be unconsciously participating in ableist practices.
- More Guns than People: Gun Violence in American History
The purpose of the event is to bring together diverse voices to reflect on the epidemic of gun violence in the United States through scholarly, artistic, and personal reflections and experiences, and to do so for a large, public-facing audience.
- Slavery: A Legacy
CHUE event that is part of the annual Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week.
- Nonbinary: Exploring the Gender Revolution through the Arts & Humanities
- We’re Here: Queer Artists Celebrate Pride through Art, Music, and Protest
- Juneteenth: Education, Celebration, and Healing, A Teach-In
The event is part of a week-long series of events we are organizing to promote awareness of Juneteenth and its history among our South Florida communities and beyond.
- I'm Not a Virus: A Teach-In on Anti-Asian / Asian American Racism.” Teach-In
The Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment teamed up with with legendary actress, comic, and lifelong activist Margaret Cho, who’ll be talking about her activism for AAPIs. The program also included Jack Tchen (Rutgers) “Yellow Peril Today & the Deep Ecology of Anglo Protestant Possessive Colonialist Ideologies”, Mitzi Uehara Carter (FIU) “Nappy Routes & Tangled Tales: A Personal Reflection on Anti-Asian Violence and White Supremacy”, Sean A Metzger (UCLA) “Queering Asian American Violence”.
- Vernacular: Mother Tongues and Nonstandard Language Varieties in Schools and Communities
- Love: An Exploration through the Arts and Humanities
- Shut Up and Play: Race and Racism in American Sports
- Positive: HIV in the Arts, Medicine, and Everyday Life
- Fake News: Objectivity, Subjectivity, and the Search for Truth
- Our Talk, Our Land: Indigenous Language, Identity and Social Justice
- Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among People of Color Discussion
As Florida continues to distribute vaccines, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) hosted a conversation to tackle vaccine hesitancy and misinformation among minority communities causing the disparity.
- "One Night in Miami": Film Panel Discussion
The Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program hosted a screening and discussion of “One Night in Miami” in honor of Black History Month.
“One Night in Miami” is a 2020 American drama film about a fictionalized meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke in a room at the Hampton House in February 1964, celebrating Ali’s surprise title win over Sonny Liston
- The Panther Way: Embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Launch
The Diversity of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and guest speaker Jenée Johnson, Executive Director & Mindful Program Founder, San Francisco Department of Public Health on hosted the launch of the Division of DEI on Monday, November 23 at 9:30am. Watch as we embark upon FIU’s transformational journey to sustained equity and inclusion in our community. Gain insight into how we all participate in actualizing our values toward an inclusive culture at FIU. We unveiled DEI initiatives and goals, introduced the DEI staff and Diversity Council, navigated FIU’s Inclusive Excellence Framework, and much more
- Cafecito Chat: DEI
305 Cafecito Chats were developed by FIU Engagement to ensure that as an institution we are continuing to engage our FIU and community partners and colleagues as we all adapt to the new virtual workplace, community, and world. On Friday, November 20, the Cafecito Chat was on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- A Discussion: Racism and the First Amendment
On November 6, 2020, FIU leaders and other members of the community held a discussion about racism and the First Amendment. At FIU, we stand firm against racism, and we also stand firm for First Amendment rights. How do we reconcile the eradication of racism with the protection of constitutional freedoms?
- Our Talk, Our Land
On Indigenous People’s Day (Monday, October 11, 2020), The Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment joined FIU’s Global Indigenous Forum and the Rev. Houston Cypress (Otter Clan, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida) along with indigenous scholars, artists and activists to learn about struggles around the world for Native land rights and to maintain indigenous, Native, First Nations and aboriginal languages.
- Latinx: What's in a Name?
The Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment spoke with renowned journalist, author and Columbia University professor Ed Morales online on Sept. 21, 2020 about the possibilities and politics of “Latinx” through the overlapping vectors of language, race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexuality, age, ability and more.
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- Belonging / Pertenecer
Associate Professor Richard Blanco – the first openly gay person, first Latinx person, the first immigrant and the youngest person to be a presidential inaugural poet – spoke with Emory University’s Karen Stolley on June 24, 2020, about concepts of identity, exile and home.
Belonging is a universal human yearning — we all need someone, someplace, something to belong to and thrive. But what does it mean to belong? What do we belong to, or not, and why? Do we get to choose? Is belonging inclusive or exclusive, or both? Is it a false reality, or a true manifestation of the self?
- Black Humanity Matters: A Teach-in on the Crisis of Race in America
The Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment hosted renowned scholars on June 11, 2020, to reflect on the long history of anti-black violence in the United States, the Black Lives Matter movement and the anti-racism protests currently taking place.
This event was hosted by FIU’s Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment and co-sponsored by African and African Diaspora Studies; Department of English; College of Arts, Sciences & Education; and Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity.