Intercultural and Inclusion Events
- All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
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MLK Celebration Keynote Speaker: Simeon Daise
Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Wheelwright Auditorium
Join the Coastal community as we end MLK Celebration Week with a culminating keynote speech by Beaufort, S.C., native, actor, and writer, Simeon Daise. Daise has appeared in “Gullah Gullah Island” and on BET’s hit series “American Soul.”
African American Music Through The Years
Friday, March 27, 6 p.m., Wheelwright Auditorium
Enjoy live music performed by Coastal students, faculty, and staff to celebrate a musical timeline. Join us for what has become a campus favorite!
Relay For Life Fundraiser: Hot Wing Challenge
Wednesday, April 1, 6 p.m., Coastal Theater
IISS will be hosting a hot wing challenge to raise money for Relay For Life. Watch students and faculty eat hot wings with heat ranging from one to 10. This will undoubtedly be a good time.
Thursday, Jan. 16 through Wednesday, Jan. 22, Various campus locations
Leave a message to inspire positive change in the world at any of the Change Wall locations. Please see the MLK flyer for details.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Johnson Auditorium
- 9 a.m. Two Jailhouse Jeremiahs: Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King Jr.
- 10 a.m. Intersectionality in Identity Through Portrayals Found in Saturday Night Live
- 11 a.m. An Examination of Inequality and Injustice in Health
- 2 p.m. Race, Racism, and Professional Sports in the U.S.
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Johnson Auditorium
- 9 a.m. How Sabrina The Teenage Witch Teaches Us to Embrace Intersectionality
- 10 a.m. Protest Through Music
- 11 a.m. The White Supremacy Flower
- 2 p.m. Broadcast Journalism and the Civil Rights Movement
Night of the Arts
Thursday, Jan. 23, 5-6:30 p.m., Singleton Ballroom
During the civil rights movement, music and visual art were often used as a means to support the message of equity. As we continue in the weeklong celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., join the Coastal community as we continue in the tradition of using visual art and music as a tool towards equity.
African Drum and Dance Seminar
Friday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m., Williams-Brice Building Small Gym
In exploring hidden black history, this African American drum and dance seminar will demonstrate how dance was a form of communication before, during, and after slavery.
Women’s History Month: Ella Baker Day
Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m., Johnson Auditorium
In honoring the life and legacy of Ella Baker, the civil rights activist who inspired and guided emerging leaders, IISS, the Social Justice Research Initiative (SJRI) and the Women’s and Gender Studies program will come together to host a keynote centered around voting rights.
Monday, Feb. 17, 3 p.m., IISS Office
Join students, staff, faculty, and community members in open dialogue about various topics focused on social justice, inclusion, and diversity.
Wednesday, March 18, 12 p.m., 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
Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m., IISS Office
IISS invites persons within the LGBTQIA+ community and allies to drop by for comradery, conversation, and comfort. Free coffee and pastries provided. All are welcome!