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Intercultural and Inclusion Events

  • Lavender Graduation:

    A cultural celebration that recognizes and acknowledges the achievements and contributions of LGBTQIA+ student of all backgrounds.

  • Donning of the Kente:

    A graduation ceremony designed to recognize the academic, professional and personal achievements of students that identify within the African diaspora.

  • Organizational Kick Off:

    If you are interested in learning more IISS initiatives and events as well as more on the topics of diversity, social justice and inclusion please stop by our table at Organizational kick!

  • African American Music Through the Years:

    A campus favorite event that celebrates the history and music of African Americans through a musical timeline.

  • Drag Show:

    In honor of National Coming Out Day IISS in collaboration with PRiDE hosted a drag show as a way to pay homage to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Signature Events

Intercultural Showcase
Aug. 28, 7 p.m., Wheelwright Auditorium

A night of fun, information, and entertainment that highlights intercultural experiences for students. Free, but ticket required. Tickets available at Wheelwright Box Office.

Cultural Celebration
Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m., Spadoni Park

Highlighting the history, music, dance, art and food of many countries, this festival brings the entire campus together to celebrate different cultures. Rain date - Friday, Sept. 20


Heritage Celebrations

Latin(o)(a)(x)/Hispanic Heritage Celebration Keynote: Dr. Nolan Cabrera
Oct. 10, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Johnson Auditorium

Heritage celebrations acknowledge the art, music, food and history of various cultures. Join IISS in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as we welcome Dr. Nolan Cabrera, a nationally-recognized expert whose work focuses on several topics including challenging racism, working through unconscious bias and creating inclusive campuses.

Coming Out Day
Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., IISS Office

Join IISS on National Coming Out Day as we honor all who have come out as LGBTQIA+ or as a straight ally for equality.

LGBTQIA+ Heritage Celebration
Oct. 17, 6 p.m., Coastal Theater

Heritage celebrations acknowledge the art, music, food, and history of various cultures. Join IISS as we celebrate LGBTQIA+ culture through Dr. E. Patrick Johnson’s one person show “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales”.

Native American Heritage Celebration
Nov. 14, 6 p.m., LJSU 214

Come learn the art of Moccasin making as CCU participates in the National “Rock Your Mocs” campaign to promote Native pride throughout the nation, led by Browning Neddeau from the Potawatomi Nation and Heather Kind-Keppel from the Mohawk People. Seats are limit, please RSVP with IISS to reserve your spot.

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov. 20, 8:30 a.m - 5 p.m., IISS Office

Join IISS in collaboration with WGS as we honor Transgender persons in our community while raising awareness of the discrimination they still face.


Dialogue Series

Brew Crew
Sept. 9, noon, IISS Office

“Brew Crew” is an opportunity for students to engage with faculty and staff in an informal manner and space. Stop by and engage with selected faculty and staff to learn what they are like outside of the classroom and offices over coffee and pastries.

Chants Chat
Sept. 26, 3:30 p.m., IISS Office

Join students, staff, faculty and community members in open dialogue about various topics focused on social justice, inclusion and diversity.

Queer Coffee Hour
Oct. 16, 10 a.m., IISS Office

IISS invites persons within the LGBTQIA+ community and allies to drop into the office for comradery, conversation and comfort. We will also be recognizing International Pronoun day. Free coffee and pastries provided. All are welcome!

Chants Chat
Oct. 31, 3:30 p.m., IISS Office

Join students, staff, faculty and community members in open dialogue about various topics focused on social justice, inclusion and diversity.

Brew Crew
Nov. 18, noon, IISS Office

“Brew Crew” is an opportunity for students to engage with faculty and staff in an informal manner and space. Stop by and engage with selected faculty and staff to learn what they are like outside of the classroom and offices over coffee and pastries.

Queer Coffee Hour
Dec. 3, 10 a.m., IISS Office

IISS 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!