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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.

Upcoming Events

2022 MLK Celebration Events

January 17th | All Day
MLK Day of Service

Join Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services and the Office for Off-Campus Student Services and Community Engagement for a day on, not a day off. Due to COVID-19, we are limited in how many individuals can volunteer. If you are not able to volunteer with us, we encourage you to do service in your local community. The service sites for 2022 will be at the Waccamaw Youth Center and the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach. To sign up, click here.

January 18th | All Day | Various Locations
MLK Change Wall Signing

Tables will be set up in Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services, Prince Lawn, Kimbel Library, and Hick’s Dining Hall. Markers will be available for each member of Teal Nation to leave a message of hope as it relates to MLK, his legacy, and the 2022 theme. These banners will be available for several hours each location and will be displayed on campus for all to view and reflect on the messages as we all contribute to the work for equity and justice. The banners will be on display at various locations across campus starting January 24th.

You can find the banner at the following locations:
8:30am -10:30am | Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services Office
11:00am-2:00pm | Prince Lawn
2:00pm-5:00pm | Kimbel Library

January 19 | 7pm | Coastal Theater (Lib Jackson Student Union)
Movie Night

Join us in the theater for a night of relaxation as we screen the film, "Fences". Popcorn will be provided.

January 20 | All day 
MLK Teach-Ins

Faculty/Staff led workshops, lectures, and presentations that represent aspects of the MLK philosophy – an awakening of awareness, liberation, and engagement. 

9:00am – 10:00 am | Johnson Auditorium (Wall 116)
Dr. Wendy Weinhold, Associate Professor, Communication, Media, and Culture
“Teaching Late Night Laughs: Saturday Night Live, Satire, and Critical Race Media Literacy”

Race is a common topic on SNL, and the late-night show offers an opportunity to interrogate the ways race and racism shape American identity. This presentation reviews examples of SNL's race-related comedy to critique the show as a playful and accessible pedagogical tool for discussing the sources, structure, content, and dissemination of mediated narratives about race and racism.

11:00am – 12:00 pm | Zoom
Sharon Tutrone, Lecturer, Communication, Media, and Culture
“Advocacy Journalism: How Ocean Pollution Is Injuring South Carolina Marine Animals”

This session will explore how Sharks are portrayed in the mainstream media is often misleading, and inaccurate. Journalists can advocate for our marine neighbors and make a huge impact simply by the stories we tell.

3:00pm – 4:00pm | Zoom
Dr. Emma Howes, Associate Professor, English
Amanda Masterpaul, Lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies
“Problem Trees - A Way to Acknowledge, Analyze, and Act”

This session will introduce two anti-oppression practices - problem trees and story circles to build interconnectedness, develop collaborative explorations of understanding context, and to support conversation towards social action. 

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Zoom
Dr. Tabitha Lowery, Assistant Professor of African American Literatures & Culture, English
Dr. Anna Oldfield, Associate Professor/Interim Chair, Languages and Intercultural Studies
“Building African American Futures in Science-Fiction: Exploring the Works of Samuel R. Delany and Octavia Butler”

Many have heard the term Afrofuturism, but few are familiar with the trailblazers of this important genre. In this session, attendees will learn about two of the foremost pioneers of Afrofuturism, Samuel R. Delany and Octavia Butler, and the ways their works revolutionized Science-Fiction and Fantasy for Black authors and communities. 

Poetry Unplugged

Enjoy a coffee house vibe with an open stage for poets and artists of all kinds to express their emotions, pieces, and art in the form of spoken word. We hope to see you there! Nonperishable donations for Kentucky tornado relief will be accepted at the door. **This event has been postponed to Black History Month, stay tuned for updates.**

January 22 | 7:00pm | Wheelwright Auditorium
“Finding Friends, Creating Coalition, and Stitching Strategy: Organizing Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.”
MLK Celebration Keynote Address w/ Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry
For tickets, click here.

  • All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
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