Past Events


MLK Commemoration 2020, January 21 – 28

Tuesday, January 21

  • 4 – 5pm Master class, “Up Close and Personal: A Chat with Charlayne Hunter-Gault”, HIG 228 & 229 (free & open to everyone)
  • 7 – 8:30 p.m. Charlayne Hunter-Gault, “From Jim Crow America to Apartheid South Africa & Beyond: An Activist Journalist’s Journey”, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address. Blue Ridge Room, HIG (free & open to everyone)

Wednesday, January 22

  • 7pm – 9:30pm Always in Season – History of Lynching in America, Documentary screening in the Grotto, HIG. Sponsored by History and Africana Studies Departments (free & open to everyone)

Thursday, January 23

  • 5:30pm Social Justice in Action Workshop, “Why We March. How We March: The Culture of Organizing & Community Building” (Part Two), Mountain Suites 228 & 229 HIG. Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs (free & open to everyone)

Tuesday, January 28

  • 1:20 pm – 3:00pm  Master class. Join The Africana Studies Program, Humanities, English, Languages and Culture, and the Department of Music for a conversation on the intersection of music, performance, creative writing, activism, civic engagement and global citizenship. Facilitated by Jonathan King and Mildred Barya. Location TBD.
  • 7- 8:30pm- Arthur Flowers Performance & Lecture, with opening by Afro Ensemble music and dance program (Blue Ridge Room). 

Dr. Richard Davidson Residency, February 4 – 14

Tuesday, February 4

  • 12 – 1pm Dr. Patrick Foo, Lecture in Blue Ridge Room (free & open to all)

Tuesday, February 11

  • 12pm – Flash Meditation, hosted by the Mindfulness Club, University Quad (Ramsey Library weather location) Free & open to all.

Thursday, February 13

  • 12pm – Flash Meditation, hosted by the Mindfulness Club, University Quad (HIG weather location). Free & open to all.
  • 7 – 8:30 pm Richard Davidson, PhD. “Well Being is a Skill”, Lecture in Lipinsky Auditorium (free & open to everyone). Streaming locations: Alumni Hall and Blue Ridge Room, HIG. This lecture will be rescheduled due to winter weather cancellations. 

Friday, February 14

  • 9 – 10am – Master class and guided practice with Dr. Richard Davidson, Blue Ridge Room, HIG (free & open to everyone). This master class will be rescheduled due to winter weather cancellations. 

Indigenous Hip Hop Festival 

April 12 – 17

  • TBA Master classes and class visits – This festival will be rescheduled due to COVID 19 cancellations. 

Friday, April 17

  • 6 pm Indigenous Hip Hop Festival concert, on the quad (free & open to everyone) – This festival will be rescheduled due to COVID 19 cancellations. 



Flor de Toloache Residency

September 17 & 18

Tuesday, Sept. 17 
  • 12-1 pm Master class, “Mariachi Music, Machismo and Immigration Rights”, Laurel Forum (free & open to everyone)
Wednesday, Sept. 18
  • 2 – 3pm Master Class, “Mariachi Musical Traditions”, Mountain Suites, HIG (free & open to everyone)
  • 5:30pm Community Reception, Laurel Forum
  • 7pm Flor de Toloache in Concert, Lipinsky Auditorium. RAICES Latinx Youth Dance Troupe from Nuestro Centro, opens the show (free & open to everyone)
Thursday, Sept. 19
  • 12 – 1pm “Dispatches from the Boarderland: A Video Conference with Activists”, Alumni Hall (free & open to everyone)

Rangi Matamua Residency

October 21- 24

Monday, Oct. 21 
  • 10am – GearUp Master Class in partnership with AMOS Inflatable Astronomy Dome & Presentation
Tuesday, Oct. 22
  • 7pm Keynote Lecture, “Revitalising Traditional Maori Astronomy”, Blue Ridge Room (free & open to everyone)
Wednesday, Oct, 23
  • 11am – 12:15pm Humanities 214 Lecture & Master Class, “Maori Culture and History”, Lipinsky Auditorium (free & open to everyone)
  • 7pm – Indigenous Perspectives of the Sky lab and class visit
Thursday, Oct. 24
  • Cherokee Community Visit
  • 6pm Lecture, Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Cherokee Cultural Week

November 13 – 15

Native American Heritage Month
Planned by Community Fellow, Livia Lambert

Wednesday, November 13

  • 11am – 3pm –  Authentic EBCI – Learn from and engage with members of the EBCI representing tribal law, the casino, arts & crafts and language. BRR (free & open to everyone)

Thursday, November 14

  • 3- 4:30pm – Cultural Competence – Principal Chief Richard Sneed, keynote address. With dancing, music and storytelling from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, BRR (free & open to everyone)

Friday, November 15

  • 8pm – Hip hop & Punk rock from Cherokee, featuring Banished DG & Rivercane in concert (free & open to everyone)