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Intercultural and Inclusion Events

Spring 2019 Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Thursday, Jan. 17, the Coastal Theater, 7 p.m.

Join the University community in a celebration that commemorates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of unity and inclusion. This year’s keynote will be Atiya Stokes-Brown,
Ph.D., assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion at CCU.

Queer Coffee Hour
Tuesday, Jan. 22, Interculteral and Inclusion Student Services (IISS) A-102 Lib Jackson Student Union, 10 a.m. to noon

IISS in collaboration with WGS would like to invite persons within the LGBTQIA+ community and allies to drop into the office for comradery, conversation and comfort.
Free coffee and pastries provided. All are welcome!

Pat Singleton-Young Scholarship: Gospel Sing Out
Sunday, Jan. 27, Wheelwright Auditorium, 4:30 p.m.

The Gospel Sing Out is a celebration of joyous, heartfelt music! This annual community favorite event features the harmony of Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors and other choirs from around the state.
Free and open to the public, but ticket required

Chants Chat: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”
Thursday, Jan. 31, Wall Building 222, 6 p.m.

Join students, staff, faculty and community members in open dialogue about various topics
focused on social justice, inclusion and diversity. This chat will be centered around interracial dating.


“Black and...” Series:

Black and Asian
Thursday, Feb. 7, the Coastal Theater, 6 p.m.

You’re invited to listen to social media influencer Meg Scoop as she talks about her success and challenges around being a black and Asian woman for the “Black and…” series.
Sponsored by IISS and WGS.

Black-Jew Dialogues
Monday , Feb. 11, the Coastal Theater, 6 p.m.

As part of the “Black and...” series the Black-Jew Dialogues is a provocative two-actor comedy
that explores the absurdity of prejudice and racism.
This show teaches audience members how to engage in cross-generational and cross-cultural dialogue. It includes fast-paced sketches, improvisations, puppets, a game show and a post-show discussion.

Black and Disabled: Expect the Unexpected
Thursday, Feb. 21, the Coastal Theater, 6 p.m.

In collaboration with WGS, the third installment of the “Black and...” series,
former CEO of i.d.e.a.l. Magazine, and motivational speaker Zarifa Roberson will talk about the
intersect of being black and having a disability to aid in eliminating the stigmas and stereotypes around
having a disability. Roberson will also bring a focus to a topic of conversation that most able-bodied
people avoid: the huge taboo of sex/sexuality that surrounds the disabled community.

Black and LGBTQIA+ Drag Show
Thursday, Feb. 28, The Coastal Theater, 7 p.m.

To ackowledge LGBTQIA+ persons in the black community, Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services in collaboration with PRiDE and WGS will be hosting a drag show. For the last session in the “Black and...” series, these shows feature performers who lip-sync and dance to songs while in elaborate dress and make up. Drag shows are a cultural staple of entertainment within the LGBTQIA+ community.


Chants Chat: “Keeping up with the Joneses”
Wednesday, March 6, Wall 222, 6:30 p.m.

Join students, staff, faculty and community members in open dialogue about various topics
focused on social justice, inclusion and diversity. This chat will be centered around the value of money.

“I Have Something to Say” with Bill Deering
Thursday, March 21, the Coastal Theater, 6 p.m.

Motivational speaker Bill Deering will share his inspirational story on how he was bullied and how he overcome challenges due to his disability to succeed.

African American Music through the Years
Friday, March 29, Wheelwright Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Coastal students, faculty and staff come together to celebrate history and music of African Americans through a musical timeline. Join us for what has become a campus favorite event.
Free and open to the public, but ticket required

Chants Chat: “You so Crazy”
Thursday,  April 11, Wall 222, 6 p.m.

Join students, staff, faculty and community members in open dialogue about various topics
focused on social justice, inclusion and diversity. This chat will be centered around mental health.