Multicultural Affairs at UNC Asheville

Multicultural Affairs at UNC Asheville Located in the Highsmith University Union, Room 114. Art work, study hall, program events, and much more!
The Intercultural Center is a resource to be utilized by the entire UNC Asheville community. Students, faculty, and staff are assured that everyone—regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status—is welcomed in this safe space. Furthermore, the center is multipurpose and students are encouraged to gather, study, and socialize within its corridors. The center is as a site of self-discovery. Moreover, the center’s programming is intentional and explores cultural traditions. Its staff is dedicated to creating opportunities for students to engage in skills-building that lead to lifelong learning for intercultural communication and healthy individual and group esteem. Students can communicate their concerns on issues of racism, sexism, privilege, social justice, and homophobia. By doing so, they align themselves with the Intercultural Center’s focuses of social responsibility, cultural sensitivity and awareness, and equity.
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Dropping info about Sankofa all day! Turn on your post notifications to keep up!
08/14/2020

Dropping info about Sankofa all day! Turn on your post notifications to keep up!

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05/15/2020

Where are you listening to your favorite podcasts? Leave your preferred platform (and shows) in the comments!

02/19/2020
Multicultural Affairs at UNC Asheville

The Intergalactic Soul exhibit has been closed due to a leak in the gallery but will be reopened early next week! Come back to our page for more updates!

Intergalactic Soul is a multimedia Afrofuturistic exhibition made up of Charlotte-based visual artists Marcus Kiser and Jason Woodberry and Durham-based performance artist Quentin Talley. Their work broadly focuses on presenting contemporary conversations about American black experiences, using the aesthetic and conceptual prisms of popular science fiction and comics to chronicle the various adventures of their fictional protagonists Astro and Pluto.

The artwork explores a cosmic sci-fi theme that is driven by social, political and cultural undertones. With multiple exhibits across the country, this exhibit began in response to the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Join us next Thursday for Social Justice Coffee Hour ☕️ The TransACCESS research team from ETSU will be talking about th...
02/19/2020

Join us next Thursday for Social Justice Coffee Hour ☕️ The TransACCESS research team from ETSU will be talking about their project on transgender healthcare access in Appalachia ⛰!

Join us this Thursday for another amazing workshop with Sekou Coleman! Sekou will be discussing Creative Placemaking ref...
02/11/2020

Join us this Thursday for another amazing workshop with Sekou Coleman! Sekou will be discussing Creative Placemaking refers to the practice of centering arts and creativity to create healthy, thriving communities, a practice most widely understood and utilized in indigenous communities. Don’t miss this!

02/03/2020

Intergalactic Soul is a multimedia Afrofuturistic exhibition made up of Charlotte-based visual artists Marcus Kiser and Jason Woodberry and Durham-based performance artist Quentin Talley. Their work broadly focuses on presenting contemporary conversations about American black experiences, using the aesthetic and conceptual prisms of popular science fiction and comics to chronicle the various adventures of their fictional protagonists Astro and Pluto.

The artwork explores a cosmic sci-fi theme that is driven by social, political and cultural undertones. With multiple exhibits across the country, this exhibit began in response to the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

02/03/2020

It’s here! Take a peep at the Intergalactic Soul exhibit today, ahead of tomorrow’s Masterclass (12-1, HIG 223) and Reception (6-7) with artists Marcus Kiser, Jason Woodberry, and Quentin Talley! You don’t want to miss this!

Mark your calendars!
01/20/2020

Mark your calendars!

01/15/2020

We are baaaaack! And so are some of your favorite Fall 2019 #SocialJusticeInAction speakers! Cortina Caldwell starts us off with Part 2 of “When We March, How We March: The Culture of Organizing and Community Building” next Thursday at 5:30. See you all there!

See you soon!
12/04/2019

See you soon!

Starting soon! See you there!
11/19/2019

Starting soon! See you there!

Join us next Tuesday for our last Social Justice in Action workshop of the semester with Allison Alcéna!

Join us next Tuesday for our last Social Justice in Action workshop of the semester with Allison Alcéna!
11/13/2019

Join us next Tuesday for our last Social Justice in Action workshop of the semester with Allison Alcéna!

Why is the 2020 U.S. Census so important? Come to our last Social Justice Coffee Hour of the semester to find out!
10/31/2019

Why is the 2020 U.S. Census so important? Come to our last Social Justice Coffee Hour of the semester to find out!

The day has arrived! See you soon!
10/23/2019

The day has arrived! See you soon!

10/18/2019

Make sure to stop by the Lounge of Legba in the Grotto during the African Americans in WNC & Southern Appalachia Conference! #ExistenceIsResistance

We’ve got some great events this week and next week! Tomorrow, Sekou Coleman will be discussing moving from empathy to i...
10/16/2019

We’ve got some great events this week and next week! Tomorrow, Sekou Coleman will be discussing moving from empathy to impact in SJ work! Then next week, we’ll have Khalid el-Hakim returning with the Black History 101 Mobile Museum! Don’t miss it! @ UNC Asheville

🚨🚨FALL 19 GRADS🚨🚨Registration for Lavender Graduation and Donning of the Stoles is open! Get signed up TODAY! @ UNC Ashe...
10/07/2019

🚨🚨FALL 19 GRADS🚨🚨Registration for Lavender Graduation and Donning of the Stoles is open! Get signed up TODAY! @ UNC Asheville

We’ll see you there!
10/03/2019

We’ll see you there!

Join us for our first Social Justice Coffee Hour of the semester! As always, coffee will be provided by @highfivecoffee!
09/24/2019

Join us for our first Social Justice Coffee Hour of the semester! As always, coffee will be provided by @highfivecoffee!

Come to our first Social Justice Coffee Hour of the year! Free coffee from @highfivecoffee provided!
09/20/2019

Come to our first Social Justice Coffee Hour of the year! Free coffee from @highfivecoffee provided!

What a crowd! #GoingBackToGoForward
09/12/2019

What a crowd! #GoingBackToGoForward

🚨 TONIGHT! 🚨We’ll see you there!
09/12/2019

🚨 TONIGHT! 🚨We’ll see you there!

THIS THURSDAY! || Come hear Dr. Jacquline Battalora, author of “Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People a...
09/09/2019

THIS THURSDAY! || Come hear Dr. Jacquline Battalora, author of “Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today,” discuss the creation of whiteness and white identity through law. Dr. Battalora will explore how the class and gender hierarchy has been essential to the construction of what is articulated as race today. || DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM!

Join us TOMORROW night! Also, turn on post notifications to stay in the loop!
09/04/2019

Join us TOMORROW night! Also, turn on post notifications to stay in the loop!

We have a TON of things coming up next week and the week after! Stay plugged in!
08/30/2019

We have a TON of things coming up next week and the week after! Stay plugged in!

And if you want to stay up to date on all of our SAGE trainings, here they are!
08/27/2019

And if you want to stay up to date on all of our SAGE trainings, here they are!

Today's your last opportunity to sign up for our Level 100 session, so don't delay!
08/27/2019

Today's your last opportunity to sign up for our Level 100 session, so don't delay!

And don’t forget to sign up for Level 100 of SAGE, going on Wednesday from 5-7PM in Highsmith Union room 125! Sign up is required, so sign up here: https://forms.gle/weQVFqt5T9gT771R7

And don’t forget to sign up for Level 100 of SAGE, going on Wednesday from 5-7PM in Highsmith Union room 125! Sign up is...
08/26/2019

And don’t forget to sign up for Level 100 of SAGE, going on Wednesday from 5-7PM in Highsmith Union room 125! Sign up is required, so sign up here: https://forms.gle/weQVFqt5T9gT771R7

Marisol Jimenez is the founder and lead consultant for Tepeyac Consulting and brings over twenty years of community enga...
08/26/2019

Marisol Jimenez is the founder and lead consultant for Tepeyac Consulting and brings over twenty years of community engagement, training/facilitation, and policy advocacy experience to her practice. More Than Language: Social Justice in Practice is designed to assist students in developing an understanding of power, privilege, oppression and institutionalized racism. By understanding how to operationalize social justice, students will be more effective in their social change efforts. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

And while you’re here, if you’re a woman of color at UNC Asheville looking for a support network, come see us at our LEG...
08/22/2019

And while you’re here, if you’re a woman of color at UNC Asheville looking for a support network, come see us at our LEGACY Meet & Greet tonight! 6-7PM in the Intercultural Center (HIG 237)!

We want to see YOU at all of our event coming up! Want new friends? Come to the LGBTQIA+ Student Mixer tomorrow! Want to...
08/22/2019

We want to see YOU at all of our event coming up! Want new friends? Come to the LGBTQIA+ Student Mixer tomorrow! Want to know more about real life social justice work and systems of oppression? Come hear Marisol Jiménez speak on Tuesday! Consider yourself an ally? SIGN UP for the first SAGE 100 Training on Wednesday! Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, 8/27 at 5 a LINK IN OUR BIO! @ UNC Asheville

congrats to all the Spring 2019 graduates today!! Good luck on your journey! 🎓💼📚
05/11/2019

congrats to all the Spring 2019 graduates today!! Good luck on your journey! 🎓💼📚

05/09/2019

One more day till Donning of the Stoles!

Get ready for DOTS!This Friday starting with some pre-function snacks at 2:30 PM moving into the main ceremony at 3:00 👩...
05/07/2019

Get ready for DOTS!

This Friday starting with some pre-function snacks at 2:30 PM moving into the main ceremony at 3:00 👩🏾‍🎓👨🏿‍🎓👩🏻‍🎓👨🏼‍🎓👨🏻‍🎓👩‍🎓

SEE YOU THERE 🇦🇲🇦🇽🇧🇫🇧🇦🇦🇱🇦🇩🏳️‍🌈🇧🇫🇦🇽🇨🇽🇨🇷🇬🇫🇫🇴🇬🇪🇬🇩🇪🇹🇪🇷🇪🇷🇪🇦🇩🇪🇯🇲🇮🇷🇯🇵🇮🇸🇱🇦🇰🇾🇰🇮🇲🇽

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