November 2019

“The positive duty to aid them”: Segregated Health, Federal Responsibility, and the Mississippi Choctaws during the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic

Wednesday, November 6

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

Barnard Observatory, Lecture Hall

This lecture will discuss the influenza pandemic of 1918 that reinforced the need for a federal presence in the segregated South. In the following years, the Mississippi Choctaws marshaled that federal-tribal relationship to rebuild their land base and restore their sovereignty.

Southern Studies


The Opioid Epidemic: What Should We do to Address this Issue?

Thursday, November 7

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Library Classroom, 106D

Since 1996, the opioid epidemic has ravaged communities and claimed more than 200,000 individual lives in the U.S. We now know many of those addictions started as legal prescriptions prescribed as painkillers. Come join us for a delve into the opioid epidemic, learn more about the crisis, explore different approaches to addressing the issue, and participate in community problem-solving. Engage in critical thinking and reflection on this hot topic as we consider paths forward together. No prior experience or knowledge of the issue is required.

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement


Trans Summit

Tuesday, November 12

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location TBD

The Isom Center and partners will host this 1/2 day summit to explore the issues that are important to trans students at the university.

Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies


Soul Food Luncheon

Thursday, November 14

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Luckyday Residential College Cafeteria

With soul food’s significant history in the African American culture, the Luckyday Residential Dining Hall will host a luncheon featuring soul food cuisine. Attendees will be able to use meal plans or purchase the meal at the regular rate.

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement


Brother2Brother Leadership Retreat

Thursday, November 14

5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Ole Miss Student Union

The mission of this retreat is to provide a forum for engaging and interactive discussions regarding personal, social, and academic responsibility while attending the University of Mississippi.

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement


Are You Ready? Dialogue Series: Let’s Start the Conversation

Wednesday, November 20

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Bryant Hall, Room 111

Join faculty, students, and staff as we start the conversation. This dialogue series promotes the sharing of views and perspectives surrounding current events and topics.

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement