October 2019 Events


October 1-10, 2019

October 10-27, 2019

October 29 – 30, 2019

October 2019 Event Details


LGBTQ+ History Month Keynote Address

Tuesday, October 1

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Bryant Hall, Gallery

In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month, the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement will host a Keynote Address & Reception on Tuesday, October 1, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, in the Bryant Hall Gallery.

Jensen Luke Matar is the Coordinator of TEAP, the Transgender Education and Advocacy Program with the ACLU of Mississippi. Through community building, leadership development, education and direct advocacy, Jensen has been able to lead a shift in culture around trans narratives and is a vital contributor in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in Mississippi.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the keynote.

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement


Art and Activism at Tougaloo College, with Tougaloo College Collections Administrator, Turry M. Flucker

Wednesday, October 2

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

This talk will highlight significant works by modern visual artists from the Tougaloo College Art Collections as the college celebrates the sesquicentennial year of its founding. During the turbulent 1960s, a group of New York art activists involved in the struggle for civil rights formed the New York Art Committee for Tougaloo College. In the spring of 1963, the committee shipped works by important modern American and European artists to Tougaloo College, marking the first collection of modern art in Mississippi. This was a watershed moment for the state that brought modernism to Mississippi during a time of profound social change in America. This event is free and open to the public.

Center for the Study of Southern Culture


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

Tuesday, October 8

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



Thursday, October 10 – Thursday, December 19

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Various Locations

Charlotte, North Carolina-based band Chócala visits Oxford, bringing their “a sonic amalgamation of Latin rhythms, rock, and jazz with a touch of tropical psychedelia” sound for a series of performances and a dialogue on their musical influences on LMR Live.

Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies


Housing in Oxford: Translating Evicted to Our LOU Community

Wednesday, October 16

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Bryant Hall, Room 209

Do the issues that surface in Evicted exist in Lafayette-Oxford? Come find out. In this panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to meet local campus and community partners working to address housing issues in the LOU community. You will learn about groups doing good work to improve access to affordable and adequate housing in the community and find ways that you can get involved. As part of this event, we invite you to bring donated items to support Doors of Hope Transition Ministries, an agency that provides transitional housing and support to families.

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement


Queer Studies Lecture with Samantha Allen

Thursday, October 17

4:00 PM – 5:o0 PM

Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

Dr. Samantha Allen, author of Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States (Little, Brown, 2019), delivers the 2019 Queer Studies Lecture.

Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies


Allies Training

Wednesday, October 23

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Bryant Hall, Room 207

Facilitated by the CICCE, Allies training is a 2.5 to 3 hour workshop that aims to 1) encourage a basic understanding of LGBTQ+ definitions, concepts and terms relating to sexual orientation and gender identities, 2) introduce campus and state-level issues and concerns that impact individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and/or questioning/queer, and 3) model how to be an effective and informed ally to those communities.

This Allies Training is open to all interested UM students, faculty, and staff.


Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement


The Longest Table

Sunday, October 27

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

The Grove

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Dialogues on Diversity: Disabusing Disability with Dr. Feranmi Okanlami

Tuesday, October 29

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Ole Miss Student Union, Ballroom

Dr. Feranmi Okanlami’s life is a former Academic All-American athlete at Stanford and a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His life was changed forever in 2013 when he experienced a spinal cord injury during his third year of medical residency at Yale University. Today, as an entrepreneur, lecturer, disabilities advocate, and medical faculty member at the University of Michigan, Dr. Okanlami is committed to creating opportunities of accessibility and inclusion for others and demonstrating that “disability” does not mean “inability”.

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement