Camille A. Brown Performance

Thursday, March 2, 2017

7:30 PM

The Gertrude Ford Center for Performing Arts

Hosted by The Ford Center, The Ole Miss Student Union, & The Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

Camille A. Brown (originally from Queens, New York) is a prolific choreographer who has achieved multiple accolades and awards for her daring works. She is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, four-time Princess Grace Award winner, 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, 2015 USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, 2015 TED Fellow, and 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient. She creates choreography that utilizes musical composition as storytelling in order to investigate the silent space within the measure. Informed by her background as a clarinetist, she makes a claim on history through the lens of a modern Black female perspective and leads her dancers through excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional. She develops and teaches community-based dance and social justice activities that engage the Black community and Black allies. Visit to learn more about Camille A. Brown. For tickets or more information, contact the Ford Center at or 662-915-2787.

Women’s Empowerment Awards & Reception

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Fulton Chapel

Hosted by

Hosted by UM Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, E.S.T.E.E.M., Ole Miss Athletics – Student Athlete Development, Ole Miss Panhellenic, Ole Miss Student Housing, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Meek School of Journalism and New Media, the University Lecture Series, the UM Career Center, and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

After 27 years as the chief editor of Essence magazine and the visionary credited with building the brand, Susan L. Taylor left publishing to devote her life to building an organization that is devoted to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty among African Americans. The National CARES Mentoring Movement is that organization: a community transformation crusade dedicated to “changing the predictable futures defined for our young who are struggling along the margins and living with the indignity of poverty,” she says. At Essence magazine, Taylor not only served as chief editor, but also authored the magazine’s most popular column, In the Spirit—the first in a mainstream U.S. magazine to champion spiritual growth as a pathway to total well-being and a meaningful life. Under her guidance, the publication’s readership soared to eight million in the U.S., the Caribbean, Canada, the U.K. and English-speaking African nations, and the Essence brand expanded into book publishing, broadcasting, eyewear, hosiery and its own fashion catalogue. But nowhere outside the magazine did she bring people and Black culture together so beautifully as with the launching of the Essence Music Festival and its famous empowerment seminars. Founded by Susan Taylor in 2005 as Essence CARES, the National CARES Mentoring Movement is the fastest growing mentor-recruitment organization in the nation. In 58 U.S. cities, local CARES Affiliates recruit, train and deploy caring adults to schools and a wide variety of youth-serving organizations that are desperate for Black volunteers to serve as mentors, tutors, reading buddies and role models. Susan Taylor’s vision is clear: calling together a critical mass of caring people to work strategically, peacefully and passionately to heal all that is hurting our children, communities and country. Tickets are now available at the Ole Miss Box Office (Ford Center) for students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Seating is limited to 750 attendees. For more information or disability accommodations, please contact The Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement at (662) 915-1689 or

Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Friday, March 24, 2017


Bryant Hall

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

In partnership with various departments and student organizations, the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement will host the 2nd annual Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat. The retreat will address issues that impact African American woman 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.

The Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat is co-sponsored by Fed Ex, Department of Student Housing, Ole Miss LuckyDay Program, UM Career Center, Ole Miss Athletics, E.S.T.E.E.M, National Pan-Hellenic Council Sororities, and the Black Graduate & Professional Student Association. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Admission is free and open to all UM students, faculty, and staff. However, space is limited. Registration is now open: Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat Registration. Registration will close when all spaces are filled. Register TODAY! For more information, contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at

Hidden Figures Viewing

Thursday, March 23, 2017 : 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 26, 2017 : 7:00PM

The Grove

Hosted by the Student Activities Association, School of Education, School of Engineering, and Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. For more information, contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at

The Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies hosts a variety of events including the Student Gender Conference. See the full calendar of Women’s History Month events HERE!

Special Announcement!

The CICCE & Ole Miss Student Housing are working together to take students to the the 2017 Judson Women’s Leadership Conference on June 20 in Atlanta, Georgia!

The Judson Women’s Leadership Conference is a full day experience designed to create a great learning environment to share and analyze the unique strengths, challenges, and opportunities facing women. Participants will discover powerful strategies to move their leadership forward as they interact with peers and deepen understandings of the practices of successful women. There will be unique opportunities for networking, mentoring, and leadership development between attendees and the C-level executives, best selling authors, and successful leaders who will be a part of this year’s event.

Conference registration, transportation, and accommodations will be covered!

Interested? Please complete this form by Monday, March 27th at noon! More information will be sent to the students who complete the form at that time. For any questions, contact Kara Alspaugh at