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.
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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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We start today! See you there!
01/25/2021

We start today! See you there!

UNC Asheville’s MLK Commemoration kicks off on Monday, Jan 25! Have you registered yet???—Panelists London Newton, Bryan...
01/20/2021

UNC Asheville’s MLK Commemoration kicks off on Monday, Jan 25! Have you registered yet???

Panelists London Newton, Bryan Thompson (Warren Wilson College), Antanette Mosley & Sandra Kilgore (Asheville City Council) will discuss their vision of liberation and how the seemingly oppositional spaces of organizing and electoral politics can use coalition building to take a holistic and inclusive approach to freedom fighting in and for Black communities.

The MLK Commemoration Planning Committee is excited to announce the full calendar for UNC Asheville's 2021 MLK Commemora...
01/20/2021

The MLK Commemoration Planning Committee is excited to announce the full calendar for UNC Asheville's 2021 MLK Commemoration. The schedule is headlined with the January 26th keynote, entitled Reimagining Black Liberation, by Dr. Britney Cooper! In addition to this incredible speaker, we will also be hosting a lecture on January 28 with Dr. Whitney Pirtle, entitled Covid-19 Death Gaps: Understanding How Race and Class Inequities Shape Pandemic Health Outcomes.

To see the full listing of commemoration events and register for each (required), visit unca.edu/events and search "MLK Commemoration"!

Brittney Cooper, associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers, will deliver the key...
12/03/2020

Brittney Cooper, associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers, will deliver the keynote talk – online only this year – for UNC Asheville’s annual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr, themed “Reimagining Black Liberation”. 

Cooper is the author of the memoir Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, and Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women, winner of the 2018 Merle Curti Intellectual History Award from the Organization of American Historians.
A cultural commentator, Cooper has written for media outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Ebony, and The Root. She is active on Twitter @ProfessorCrunk and is co-founder of The Crunk Feminist Collective where she blogs as “crunktastic”; she is co-editor of The Crunk Feminist Collection – Essays on hip-hop feminism.

(Artwork by @bsa_unca President, Jas Washington.)

It’s today! There’s still time to register, so act fast!
10/01/2020

It’s today! There’s still time to register, so act fast!

🗣 STUDENTS & ALUMNI! Happening THIS THURSDAY — UNCA ‘99 alumna Dr. Cerise Glenn Manigault will be discussing the ways ma...
09/29/2020

🗣 STUDENTS & ALUMNI! Happening THIS THURSDAY — UNCA ‘99 alumna Dr. Cerise Glenn Manigault will be discussing the ways marginalized folks navigate the variety of isms we face on a day to day basis and how institutions can begin to address the systems that perpetuate those ism’s. You don’t want to miss this! Registration required - https://bit.ly/diversitydevseries03

RSVP required — 🚨🚨 We’re back TONIGHT! Don’t miss it! And if you didn’t catch the last one, don’t worry! It’ll be shared...
09/01/2020

RSVP required — 🚨🚨 We’re back TONIGHT! Don’t miss it! And if you didn’t catch the last one, don’t worry! It’ll be shared on our YouTube page soon!

RSVP link in the flyer — TOMORROW! Come learn tips and tricks from UNC Asheville alumni of color on staying well as you ...
08/31/2020

RSVP link in the flyer — TOMORROW! Come learn tips and tricks from UNC Asheville alumni of color on staying well as you navigate all you’re juggling as a college student in 2020.

Registration link in our bio! — Tonight’s the night! In the first of 4 virtual panels and presentations with UNC Ashevil...
08/20/2020

Registration link in our bio! — Tonight’s the night! In the first of 4 virtual panels and presentations with UNC Asheville alumni of color, hear 5 panelists discuss their experiences at the University and share tips and tricks on building community for yourself on campus and in the community! This event is a collaboration between OMA, University Advancement, and the Alumni Board!

Register Here: https://bit.ly/diversitydevseries1Join us virtually to hear UNC Asheville alumni of color share tips on m...
08/17/2020

Register Here: https://bit.ly/diversitydevseries1

Join us virtually to hear UNC Asheville alumni of color share tips on making connections and creating support systems on campus and in the Asheville community! Zoom registration link in our bio! | This event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, University Advancement, and the UNCA Alumni Board.

NOW YOU KNOW! Join us using the link in our bio!
08/14/2020

NOW YOU KNOW! Join us using the link in our bio!

Didn’t apply in your Housing application? There’s still space and a place for you 🤗!
08/14/2020

Didn’t apply in your Housing application? There’s still space and a place for you 🤗!

Don’t live in Mills? NO PROBLEM!
08/14/2020

Don’t live in Mills? NO PROBLEM!

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!

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

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Intercultural Center (Highsmith Union, Suite 237)
Asheville, NC
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