Programs

Men of Color Networking Luncheon

Join the Men of Excellence for the 2019 Men of Color Networking Luncheon on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker, Lawrence Ross, will share remarks and students, faculty, and staff will share in networking activities and dialogue.

All student, faculty, and staff men of color are invited to attend! RSVP HERE!

Pride Camp

Pride Camp is an event designed to provide community-building opportunities and exposure to campus resources to students who are members of and allies to the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly new students. Pride Camp is a place to meet like-minded people and form friendships to last a lifetime! All current UM undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are invited to attend. The 6th annual Pride Camp will be held Saturday, September 26, 2020.

All In. All Year. Identity & Inclusion Every Day

All In. All Year. is the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement’s new intersectional approach to heritage month planning that allows for continuing conversations about multiple identities throughout the academic year!

Click HERE for the printable version of the 2020 All In. All Year. Fall Calendar!

Click HERE for the printable version of the 2020 All In. All Year. Spring Calendar!

Lavender Graduation Celebration

Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes the achievements and contributions of LGBTQIA+ students who have successfully navigated the college experience. During the ceremony, we will honor graduating seniors and graduate students with lavender cords and a reception. We envision an event where students, family, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend, establishing a new tradition at The University of Mississippi. The 5th annual ceremony will be held in May 2020. Registration for graduates will open in March 2020. Family, friends, faculty, staff, and continuing students are welcomed to join us for this special occasion!

Celebration of Achievement

The University of Mississippi’s Celebration of Achievement is an opportunity for family, friends, and the University community to come together in honor of graduates. In anticipation of commencement, this event brings together students from historically underrepresented populations. The 2020 Celebration of Achievement will be held in May 2020. Registration for graduates will open March 2020. Family, friends, faculty, staff, alums, and continuing students are welcomed to join us for this special occasion.

Cross-Cultural Adventures

Throughout the academic year, students will have the opportunity to visit cultural sites and explore diversity issues that exist near the University of Mississippi. Cross-Cultural Adventures will offer new and different perspectives on diversity and inclusion.

Past trips include:

  • October 2018- CICCE to Baton Rouge: LSU Multicultural Student Leadership Conference
  • February 2018 – CICCE to Memphis: The Color Purple (The Musical) at the Orpheum Theatre
  • April 2017 – CICCE to DC: The National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • February 2015 – CICCE to Memphis : The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel

Brother2Brother Leadership Retreat

The mission of the Brother2Brother Leadership Retreat is to provide a forum for engaging and interactive discussions regarding personal, social, and academic responsibility while attending the University of Mississippi. This program will address issues that impact men of color on the campus and local community while also highlighting the benefits and challenges associated with attending an institution of higher education.

Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat

The Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat aims to address issues that impact Women of Color on campus and in the local community while also highlighting the benefits and challenges associated with attending an institution of higher education. The mission is to provide a forum for engaging and interactive discussions regarding personal, social, and academic responsibility while attending the University of Mississippi.

Are You Ready? Dialogue Series

What is dialogue? In dialogue, we seek to set aside fears, preconceptions, the need to “win” in a disagreement; we take the time to hear other voices, opinions, and possibilities. Dialogue can encompass tensions and paradoxes, and in so doing, new ideas—collective wisdom—may arise.

The AYR dialogues series seeks to provide space for participants to learn about challenging topics, listen to fellow campus community members share their perspectives and knowledge, and take away skills and practices they can implement for themselves and within their communities at the University of Mississippi and beyond. 

We aim for an informal setting in the hope that attendees will be honest, vulnerable, and humble to ensure productive and respectful dialogue can occur. We aim to emphasize the value of both academic research and personal lived experiences. The series focuses on topics of diversity, inclusion, equity, identity, social justice, and more. Upon the conclusion of the event, we call on one another to continue building our awareness and knowledge to lead us to action on creating a more socially just community.

Fall 2020 Dates: September 15 and October 21

Spring 2020 Dates: February 19 and March 26

New dates and topics are also added throughout the semester. Past topics include:

  • Race in the Media: Five Myths About African Americans and the News (Spring 2020)
  • T.I., Patriarchy, & Virginity (Spring 2020)
  • Forgotten Black King: Miguel de Buria (Fall 2019)
  • ICE Raids in Mississippi (Fall 2019)
  • The Evolution of the #metoomovement and Sexual Harassment & Assault (Spring 2018)
  • “I Don’t See Color”: Exploring Intent vs. Impact of Colorblindness (Fall 2018)
  • Who Owns the Past? Native American History (Fall 2017)

 

For more information, please contact the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu or 662-915-1689.