This educational series is designed to introduce students to a range of issues and topics affecting various groups and cultures. Previous lunch-n-learns have covered disability as diversity, the current state of the Latinx community in Western North Carolina, and health issues impacting native and indigenous communities.
Social Justice Coffee Hour
Multicultural Affairs provides an open forum for students to hear from and participate in dialogue with local guest speakers on a variety of current social justice issues. Typical events last from one to one and a half hours and are meant to provide a safe space for critical dialogues. All viewpoints are welcome, and free, hot, locally brewed coffee is always provided!
Diversity Trainings, Workshops and Dialogues
Multicultural Affairs facilitates diversity trainings throughout the academic year to encourage dialogue and interaction among students about issues related to diversity. We seek to build competencies among UNC Asheville students to assist their preparation for living in a diverse community at UNC Asheville and beyond.
We strive to make our diversity training engaging, fun, and thought-provoking. This includes interactive discussions, guest speakers, and workshops. Diversity training is available to student organizations, classes, and the Asheville community. If you are interested in having the Multicultural Affairs facilitate diversity training, please submit a request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops and Dialogues
Lunch-n-Learn Series is a forum that provides an informal environment for students to engage with fellow students, faculty/staff, and community members. During Lunch-n-Learn series guest speakers present based on their personal and professional multicultural experiences. The goal is to increase opportunities for our students to experience more diverse views and cultures, rich discussions, and openness.
Multicultural Affairs coordinates the Sexuality and Gender Education (SAGE) Program at UNC Asheville. SAGE symbolizes the university’s initiative to increase awareness and acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities (LGBTQ). The purpose of the SAGE Program is not only to create a network of allies and resources for the LGBTQ communities at UNC Asheville, but to enhance continued sensitivity and understanding of the larger umbrella of non-normative sexual identities and gender expressions.
For more information about the SAGE program at UNC Asheville, please contact Multicultural Affairs via email at email@example.com.
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events!